Is there anything scarier than the realization that Dick Casablancas is flying your plane? (x)
Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.
A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.
So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.
“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.
When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.
So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.
In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.
So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.
Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?
[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]
I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.
Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?
She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.
Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.
I can’t stop myself:
Because in the same way some apparently think of it as “cheating”, there are those of us who think of it as “breaking up”. And while you could argue that while they were clearly at odds and separated, they were still engaged when Francis slept with Olivia so I guess you could hate on that. However, I think it’s pretty safe to say that once Mary had stripped him of his agency, his title, his inheritance, his place at court, his kingdom, his safety and that of his mother and siblings, all while planning to marry and legitimize his bastard brother instead that made them oh, I don’t know…let’s just say pretty damn broken up. Not to mention the fact that he clearly states he will never see Mary again before he goes further with Lola. I’d say that sounds like he thought they were pretty over, but maybe I’m just reading into things. Maybe he should have stayed pure and celibate unto the grave on the off chance Mary changed her mind. Yes, that sounds reasonable. And Lola is Mary’s best friend? Horrifying. Isn’t this the girl who yelled at Mary for getting her would-be rapist boyfriend in trouble after he attempted to force Mary? Ah yes, the bonds of friendship. And I’m about 100000% sure Francis wasn’t aware everything in the kingdom was about to be flipped around on its royal ass yet again and he was going to end up wedded to Mary after all in a matter of days but it’s within you’re rights if you think perhaps he has a more accurate version of Nostradamus’ fickle gift.
- Please stop questioning other people’s shipping preferences.
- We can all ship whoever we want.
- Please stop tagging your hate. This should not be in the “frary” tag and everyone knows it.
- Be cool, soda pop.
"I killed Prim," Gale said with an evil sneer. "And I properly meant to as well," he added, laughing maniacally.
- Mockingjay (the version that most people apparently read)
ya’ll are monsters
Every single one of these is hilarious
These guys are having too much fun with the Facebook Q&A. #veronicamarsmovie #veronicamarstakeover
Logan & Dick Do Instagram (Part One)
Q. What’s your favorite part about playing Logan and Piz, character-wise?
A. The food.
Q. if you could play any character in V Mars except your own…who would it be?
A. Chris would play Logan and Jason would play Logan.
Q. Other than Piz and…
"and here I thought vampires couldn’t love."
"funny, I thought the same thing about pirates."
Ellen’s Oscar Pizza Guy Gets His Tip
For all the people who said Ellen didn’t tip the kid …. here’s the proof that she did indeed tip quite generously.