You criticize JK Rowling for wish fulfillment, but I wonder if you're aware of how much your own criticisms seem to be coming from your own personal projections? Your declared love of platonic relationships and abhoration of relationships that end in marriage are as personal to you as JK Rowling's own writing ticks are to her. Trying to rationalise it as you being offended on Hermione's behalf or as you construing a sense of feminism so that it suits your personal tastes is just immature.@Anonymous
Hey thanks for the ask- I can tell Harry Potter or at least JK Rowling means a lot to you and I totally sympathize- I get pretty worked up too! But I’ve had a half a bottle of wine tonight so here goes.
I think some unintentional feminism got projected onto my writings about Hermione and JK Rowling’s plot habits because feminism is such a hot topic on Tumblr- not that I’m not a feminist, but it’s not a conversation into which I feel the need to inject myself.
My complaints about Hermione and the ending of the Harry Potter books are almost entirely about plot, with a little added awareness that maybe JK Rowling could stand to beef up some of her side female characters. Mostly though, I just have a problem when the stories I read/watch/whatever discredit the emotional journey I’ve just been through, which is what I felt happened with the epilogue.
You’re right that my personal feelings weigh heavily into…my feelings? I mean yeah, of course, what else is there? But they’re just my feelings. They’re not gospel, and also they’re bologna. It’s just a reaction of my emotional life thus far against a work of fiction that happens to mean a lot to me. I’m fine with that. I’m sorry if it’s like hard for you or something but dude…it’s just my feelings.
p.s. I’m sure I’m not the first to say this but I feel like accusations of immaturity and anonymous asks might be mutually exclusive, so please don’t mind if I forget about your apparent outrage in approximately 23 seconds.