Haven't you heard the old saying, "If a boy is mean to you they really have a crush on you"?
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And that's a kinda salsa saying too. Sure, it can mean that they like you, but them being nice to you can also mean the same thing. Love does weird things to people, and that weird thing varies depending on the lover in question. If they're trying to get your attention by being mean to you, then maybe, but otherwise he's just a general dickhead.
Without more information, I’m forced to guess what my critics are talking about. All I can think is that the comments relate to several second-hand newspaper reports of the J K Rowling/Emma Watson interview in early 2014. Many newspapers made this claim (One example: Harry Potter should have married Hermione, admits JK Rowling - Daily Telegraph). Unfortunately, that’s not what she said in the interview with Emma Watson, it's a story spun by several papers on the basis of a few very carefully selected extracts from the interview (Rita Skeeter would be proud). The closest JKR came to agreeing with the Harry/Hermione pairing in that interview was this: “In some ways Hermione and Harry are a better fit.” Those are her exact words: “in some ways”. That’s hardly a ringing endorsement, and it’s definitely not an admission that the canon pairings were a mistake. It’s not even a comment on the Harry/Ginny relationship, as in that part of the interview Rowling and Watson were specifically discussing whether the Hermione/Ron marriage would work.
The discussion between Rowling and Watson ends like this. After a discussion on magical marriage guidance, the final exchange goes: JKR: They’ll (Ron and Hermione) probably be fine. He needs to work on his self-esteem issues, and she needs to work on being a little less critical. […] Ron’s used to playing second fiddle. I think that’s a comfortable role for him, but at a certain point he has to be his own man, doesn’t he? EW: Yes, and until he does it is unresolved. It is unfinished business. So maybe life presented this to him enough times until he had to make a choice and become the man that Hermione needs. JKR: Just like her creator, she has a real weakness for a funny man. These uptight girls, they do like them funny. (Emma Watson then agrees with JKR.)
Could someone please link me to where the JKR says that Harmony should have been together? When I read this I did notice that everywhere that says this is a second-hand source.
I found this, too. It's an interview with Emma Watson and JK Rowling.
“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment,” Rowling says. “That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron.”
“I know, I’m sorry,” she continued, “I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if I’m absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking people’s hearts by saying this? I hope not.”
Watson didn’t seem shocked by these comments and agreed with her. “I think there are fans out there who know that too and who wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy.”
Rowling also says that Ron and Hermione would have needed “relationship counseling.”
We obtained these comments via a preview The Sunday Times posted on Twitter.
Last Edit: Dec 31, 2015 18:03:02 GMT -5 by Eponine
F&*k yeah I'm NOT happy about this! This was such a disaster! I mean the fact that Ron and Hernione were bickering in every book I was like yeah this ain't gonna happen and then JK Rowling be like ermahgerd that's totes obv let's just put Ron and hermione together to drive everyone totes cray-cray and yeah that's pretty much what happened. I'm a Harry / Hermione shipper till I die! #Harmony #HHR 😍
Comet: And the title song
Jan 10, 2018 12:34:31 GMT -5
Comet: Also I'm a little bit disappointed that I didn't manage to quote Steven Pinker in the psycholinguistics paper I'm writing, because I'd've loved to make a section titled 'Pinker and the Brain'
Jan 10, 2018 12:35:47 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: having seen your “the grice is right” gag, all i can say is your uni must have very different academic writing guidelines to mine
Jan 10, 2018 20:50:31 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: wish puns and tv references gave students advantages here
Jan 10, 2018 20:51:09 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: one time my lecturer hammered into us all that using long quotes in essays was a bad idea and *shudder* OPENING an essay with a quote was unthinkable
Jan 10, 2018 20:52:29 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: and not long after i found one of my mum’s essays from when she was at uni, opening with a humongous slab of a quote from yes minster, and for which she had gotten a good mark
Jan 10, 2018 20:54:25 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: compared to both of you i got the short end of the stick
Jan 10, 2018 20:55:44 GMT -5
¿bear?: i only managed the page counts in my high school lit essays because i found out that, in mla, if you quote a poem it still gets double spaced
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pepper: if allegations come out against michael cera i'm never consuming any media ever again in my life
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Comet: I'm really sorry your uni doesn't appreciate puns, Mona I'm not sure if it's actually an advantage for us, but nobody has told me to stop yet, so I just keep doing it
Jan 13, 2018 7:27:29 GMT -5
Comet: The latest instance, by the way: A section in the aforementioned paper titled "How can you be Saussure?"
Jan 13, 2018 7:27:58 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: good luck with your paper and hope stephin merritt doesn’t sue you
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¿bear?: today was penthouse day lol
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pepper: rip the penthouse
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pepper: not even hermes showed up
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