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Happy Day After Valentines Day! Today’s Discussion Topic: Relationships in Harry Potter
General Terms shipper n. Short for Relationshipper. This is someone who supports a romantic particular pairing. ship n. Short for relationship. Often referred to in more abstract terms for all particulars of a pairing and its fans. Ships are often designated thus: –Ron/Hermione, or abbreviated H/R –Ships can also be designated by cutesy elided names, such as “Harmony” for Harry/Hermione. These names, in this author’s personal opinion, are a blight upon all that is good in this world. Shipping wars tend to be rather common among Harry Potter fans.
Ron/Hermione Perhaps the most visible of all potential romantic relationships in Harry Potter. Characterized primarily by bickering, in that we- argue-all-the-time- because-we-secretly-want- to-make-out way. While they haven’t gotten together in the books yet, JKR has all but come out and confirmed that this will be happening. Ron: Hermione, why is your hand on my arse?
Harry/Hermione Also a very popular ship. Again, referred to as “Harmony” (again, *gag*). Supported more by the movies than the books themselves, and by the idea that Ron/Hermione in fact argue all the time in a we-actually-don’t-get-along-at- all-and-especially-don’t-want- to-make-out way. Recently, Harmony fans got a little cranky over an interview with JKR and Emerson, who runs Mugglenet, when he referred to them as “delusional”.
Canon Ships Harry/Ginny- She’s loved him from afar since Book 2! He randomly started liking her in Book 6! They made out! They broke up! Woe! Lily/James- aww, Harry’s parents backstory. Cute, until they die. And from the WTF? corner of canon… –Remus/Tonks. Frankly, I don’t get it.
Other Non Canon Het Ships Draco/Ginny and Draco/Hermione. Draco has the bad boy who has the potential to be redeemed thing going on. Also, very much with the bickering: Draco: Mudblood! Hermione: Ferret! Draco: I hate you! Hermione: Me too. Draco: Let’s make out. Hermione: …’Kay. Many other pairings abound, ranging from things like Harry/Luna to Snape/Hermione.
The Slashier Side of the Fandom Slash n. fiction revolving around or including a relationship between characters of the same sex The Slash and Het (for Heterosexual) sides of Harry Potter fandom generally tend to peacefully coexist/ignore each other.
Harry/Draco The most popular slash pairing hands down in this fandom. Also characterized by the Gryffindor/Slytherin, bickering, we-hate- other dynamic that you can see in Draco/Ginny or Draco/Hermione. Often angsty and emo. Check out our cafepress store.cafepress store
Remus/Sirius Or, “embraced him like a brother” my arse Takes place in the Maraders era, and/or during the later books. Obviously, this ship took a bit of a beating from Book 5. Also paved the way for many, many angsty death fics.
Other Slash Ships Range from Harry/Ron to Harry/Snape (or “Snarry” *gag*) to such rarer WTF? pairings like Snape/Lockhart.