Jumping to Conclusions

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About a week ago certain sectors of the internet exploded with the news that J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series (among other books) “regretted” pairing Hermione Granger with Ron Weasley.

It smelled fishy to me.

Very fishy.

While everyone else ran around saying either, “Oh noes!” or “I told you so!” I remained skeptical. Part of my skepticism came from my interpretation of the books, another came from the fact that of all the characters in the series I identified with Ron the most. So, yes, it was personal. And yes, an author can change their mind as they please, it is their prerogative. I am not one to subscribe to the theory of the death of the author, unless, of course, the author is, well, dead and buried. Since Rowling is still very much around my gut told me to wait until the actual interview came out.

Guess what the interview came out last Friday and…<looks up at the title>…yeah….

You could chuck it all up to a publicity stunt. After all it was Emma Watson interviewing J.K. Rowling and if I where to indulge my inner (yet very shallow) cynic I would say, “But of course.” Still it is an important reminder that it pays to look before you leap.


5 comments on “Jumping to Conclusions

  1. I have to say despite it being an obvious publicity ploy it did spark some interesting debates on my FB page about who should have ended up with who I particularly liked the idea Harry and Malfoy should have hooked up at the end lol


  2. I wasn’t emotionally invested in any of the romances But that said, i did really like Luna and did think it would be fun if she and Harry hooked up.


    • I never thought I would be interested in that part of the narrative, but come book six it intrigued me to say the least. Never to the point of “shipping” but still kept an eye on it. To me they represented not only love in the face of adversity but a symbol of what really was at stake and a glimpse of what a world without Voldemort could be like.


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