Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ships I Don't Ship #4: The Revamp

Okay, as you may know for awhile I was doing these posts, I've done three so far, two about book couples and one about Tv shows...the thing is I wanted to revamp it(I skipped it last month) and change it up. Previously, I've done at least five couples at once and first of all, I'm quickly running out of ships I don't ship but I really like this feature, and second of all I've never really given concrete reasons about why I don't like the ships. So, I'm going to start featuring only one ship a month and do a full on list of reasons because....lists! I'm really excited about this and I hope you guys enjoy these posts! Though, because of this I may be(read: will definitely) be featuring some ships I've mentioned in previous posts.

Shipping: The act of wanting, nay needing, two characters to be together. Believing with every inch of your heart and soul that two characters belong together, whether it's that way in the book/tv show/movie or not.
Example: I ship Katniss and Peeta so hard, they just belong together!

Harry and Ginny
(A Ship I Don't Ship)

From: Harry Potter
Spoilers? Minor but yes.

My History With This Ship:

Don't get me wrong when I first read these books back before I knew what "shipping" even was, I totally shipped them. In book six when they kiss and even before that when Harry finally realizes that he likes her? I shipped that hard. But then I reread the books...

Why I Don't Think They Belong Together:

It's not so much that I don't think they belong together as I just don't think it's a ship worthy relationship(I really hope that makes sense).

- They have no chemistry! This is pretty much the only reason, but I really feel like it's true. I mean, one thing I love about Harry Potter is that the romance is barely there, Harry don't got time for that! But still, Hermione and Ron had chemistry, they had all these little hints from the very beginning that they liked each other, Harry and Ginny? Not so much.

- I know we're not talking about the movies, but again in the movies absolutely no chemistry. Seriously those kisses? The things of nightmares! Sorry for the exaggeration.

- Ginny is badass, there is no denying it, way more so in the books than the movies but badass nonetheless. Which is why it's almost...sad that she just basically waited and waited for Harry. Sure she dated other guys but she never even made Harry work for it! I mean sure, that was just part of her character and there's nothing wrong with it, but it doesn't make for a good ship, okay?

- I don't hate them together I just think they had a boring relationship. There, I said it.

Who I Think They Do Belong With:

- Harry and Luna (what? with a little development I think that could have been epic!)
- Ginny and Neville (though I'm also fond of the Neville/Luna ship)

Overall: While I wouldn't have wanted any romance to take over more of the plot with Harry Potter I just never felt like Harry and Ginny were really that great together. I loved seeing Ron and Hermione's relationship grow throughout the books, so subtle that sometimes you don't even realize it, but Harry and Ginny are kind of a boring ship in my opinion. It's not so much that I don't think they belong together as it's just not a ship I'm overly fond of.

Please do feel free to contradict me in the comments below, I'd love to hear your opinion on this ship and tell, what's a ship you don't ship? (Also does anyone here ship Harry/Draco? Because I could get behind that!)

Stay tuned next week for my first OTP post which is basically the opposite of this where I'll be featuring one of my One True Pairings aka Ships I Do Ship!


  1. I'm actually pretty okay with Harry and Ginny. I don't mind it, and there's no one else I wanted either of them to end up with. Although at the same time I totally agree with the whole no chemistry business, and that they might be slightly boring.. :)

    1. Yeah, I mean I think it could have been interesting if they were with someone else but at the same time I don't think it would actually work, and I don't really ship them with anyone else either. Like I said, in no way do I hate them together, just by rereading it I've really noticed the lack of chemistry between the two.

  2. I'm cool with Harry and Ginny but yeah, I agree, they have no shippy feels or chemistry! But hey, I forgive JKR because she wrote a hella awesome series despite the sucky romance xD

    1. Exactly! While I don't ship them I wouldn't want the books to be any other way!

  3. I'm not a Harry/Ginny shipper either! Okay, well, I haven't read book six yet (I just finished book 4!), but based on the movies and how they're acting now, I'd definitely ship Luna/Harry instead. x_x

    Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

    1. Haha, yes a Harry/Luna shipper! She's just so crazy and him so intense that I think they could have been epic together!

  4. Well... do they end up together? From that gif, they should NOT. She looks like someone is paying her to kiss some poor kid four years younger than her who wants a "first kiss". It just looks gross. And I hate boring relationships in books. Why bother?

    Also, ships you DO ship!? This should be fun! OH you should have guest shippers too! I want to flail about Katniss and Peeta or something ;)

    1. I know, right!? The actors had even less chemistry than the characters! It's just cringe-inducing! Exactly, and with Harry Potter the relationships aren't supposed to take over the plot at all, which I love, but I just can't Ship something that's kind of boring. Yes, they do end up together and in the movie the epilogue is even more cringe-worthy between the two of them!

      Yeah, I'm excited for the new one! And yes, I am totally going to do that, I've been thinking about guest posts for it(which I'm stealing that name and calling them Guest Shippers) for awhile now but I was worried no one would be interested! And yes, you'd have to do one about Katniss and Peeta!

  5. Hahah I don't ship Harry and Ginny either. Though honestly, I didn't really ship anyone, just because I was really young when the books came out, and I mostly cared about the friendships and the plot. I LIKE THIS TOPIC. Sometimes I feel the odd one out because I'm not that big on shipping (I'm just a cold hearted person haahah), so it's cool to see what other people think :D