Thursday, March 3, 2016

Ships I Ship: The Harry Potter Edition

OH MY GOD!!! No way, Ships I Ship is actually BACK!

It's been awhile. But I used to do a feature I call Ships I Don't Ship, where I talk about fictional relationships that I just do not like, this is a feature that is the opposite of that! Meaning I talk all about my OTPs (one true pairing) otherwise known as fictional relationships I obsess over. =)

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 Harry and Draco so hard, they just belong together!

OTPs: One True Pairing or a set of fictional characters that you believe no matter what belong together whether it was ever a real option in the book or not.
Example: Katniss and Peeta are my ultimate OTP

So I've done a Harry Potter ships I don't ship before...I featured Harry and Ginny. However, I've reconsidered things with my newest reread which is what brings me to this post. First we're going to start with my OTP from Harry Potter.

Hermoine Granger and Ron Weasley:
Status: OTP level shipping

From: Harry Potter
Spoilers? Um...if anyone doesn't know how this plays out?

Why I Think They Belong Together:

- Okay, I know a lot of people are Harry/Hermione shippers and when I first saw Harry Potter 3, I was too. But I mean, Ron and Hermione are the ultimate hate to love story. They were inevitable! You can find signs all the way back in Sorcerer's Stone! Also, yay for torturous slow building romance!

- They just work so well together! Where Harry/Ginny in the movies had no chemistry whatsoever, Ron and Hermione always did, both in the books and movies. They compliment each other (not literally of course). Ron's kind of pigheaded but has a big heart. Hermione is all smarts and brains but also cares deeply for her friends and family. They just FIT!

- The bickering and back and forth. It's LEGENDARY I say, legendary!

- Such a slow build that has the best payoff. Remember when Hermione attacked Ron with the birds??? Remember when Ron was a moron? Remember SPEW????

- Because it's canon and Ron doesn't get enough love, okay? Yes, he's not always the best, he gets jealous, he does some questionable things, but he loves Harry and most importantly he loves Hermione. Remember the book??? The one he gives Harry about how to woo a witch or whatever and all the stuff he did for Hermione??? *sigh*

- Because Hermione and Ron are OTP, okay?????

Quotes That Prove It:

"Hermione's eyes were swimming with tears again. Ron got back off the bed, put his arm around her once more, and frowned at Harry as though reproaching hm for lack of tact."

"This isn't your average book," said Ron. "It's pure gold: Twelve Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches. Explains everything you need to know about girls. If only I'd had this last year I'd have known exactly how to get rid of Lavender and I would've known how to get going with... Well, Fred and George gave me a copy, and I've learned a lot. You'd be surprised, it's not all about wandwork, either."

"... Wow," he added, blinking rather rapidly as Hermione came hurrying toward them. "You look great!"
"Always the tone of surprise," said Hermione, though she smiled."

Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley:

Now onto the complicated mess that is the Harry Ginny ship. You see I've come to realize that while I don't ship movie Harry and Ginny, I have always shipped book Harry and Ginny.

Status: Sometimes I ship it level shipping or 7 to 10 day shipping (haha, as opposed to OTP express shipping)

Why I Think They Belong Together:

- Book Ginny is so much more developed than movie Ginny. Honestly, one reason I always loved this ship when I first read the books is that like everyone wants what Ginny gets. The crush on the older famous boy who you pine for when you're little and ends up actually falling for you when you grow up. Book Ginny though, she's badass. She doesn't need Harry to fall for her she's fine living her own life and they kind of just gravitate towards each other slowly.

- In the books it's like Ginny's the only candidate but not just for convincence. She's like the only one that can keep up with Harry and I've always loved that she didn't change at all when they were together. She's badass with or without him and it's just a slow muted romance that was so much better than the uncomfortable on-screen smooching.

Luna Lovegood and Neville Longbottom:
Statues: OTP level shipping

From: Harry Potter
Spoilers? No???

Why I Think They Belong Together:

If you don't think they belong together...just I can't even with you right now. I'm sorry, as much as Ron and Hermione compliment each other, so do Neville and Luna. They're both weird and kind of outsiders who find their place in Dumbledor's army. They're both brave but not as in your face as everyone else. They just...they WORK, okay?

Prove It:

I've also got to do a shout out to my favorite non-canon ships:
Sirius/Remus (it's weird but I ship it). Harry/Draco (oh, how I wish this were canon). Oliver Wood/Percy me on this one.

And finally: I will ALWAYS ship Lily and Snape, I'm sorry but it's true. It's tragic but true. (currently: sobbing)

OKAY, now, I'm officially open to guest shippers so if you'd be interested in doing a Ships I Ship or Ships I Don't Ship guest post then please check out my Guest Shippers page. I had someone ask if the ships had to be canon and no, they don't! I've mostly done canon (obviously only canon in ships I don't ship) but I'm open to other things! Ships can also be from TV shows and movies! Just list them out in the form! Also, feel free to ask me any other questions here or on Twitter!

For those who've already signed up, I will be emailing you (finally!) this coming week to set up posts! It seems most people requested a good month to get their post together so that will pretty much end up as the default but you can always request more time, I'm just excited to finally get on this!

So who do you ship??? Harry Potter related and otherwise? Number 1 OTP at the moment????


  1. Umm okay, so don't get toooooo mad but uh. Do these people end up together? I know, I am a blight on the book blogging community, but I honestly don't know! And I am never going to read the books, let's be honest. OR watch the movies. So.

    Biggest ship of the moment? Oh MAN this is hard. I have a LOT of Clexa feels, as you do at a time like this. (Vagueness in case you don't know and someday want to?) BUT. They aren't an OTP. I've read some real duds lately, so I have to go back. Actually, I DO have an OTP from the book I am reading now (Half Lost)- I have wanted Nathan and Gabriel to be together forever. Idk what is going to happen! Fingers crossed! Otherwise, I think my last real ships were Mik and Jaycee from You Were Here and Vhalla and Aldrik from Earth's End (well, the Air Awakens series in general).

    YAY for ships you do and do not ship!!! :D

    1. Shannon...Shannon...Shannon... It's not too late! OKay? You can still get into Harry Potter. You aren't a blight but your life will be so much better if you read them. I have kids, don't you want them to beleive in magic??? Read them Harry Potter! PLEASE??? But anyway, I will spoil for you since you are so adamapt about not reading or watching them (sobs internally but forgives you because you're still an awesome person). So yes, Heromine/Ron and Harry/Ginny end up together. I believe Luna/Neville is only canon in the movies but I don't care, it's still canon. My other random ships are not but I still ship them so MUCH.

      I NEED to catch up on 100 I'm so behind! *sobs* Also, I looked into the Half Bad books when you mentioned that one and now I NEED to read the books so I can ship too, also I've had the first book forever anyways, a ship just makes me more likely to read something. And oh my god, I'm so behind, I NEED to read Air Awakens, I bought it and everything after everyone's reviews for it started popping up!

      Also, thanks for your endless enthusaim, Shannon! It really helps when I'm too lazy to work on my ship posts, I am working on it though for real. <3<3<3<3

  2. Oh, I love this. And I totally agree with you on the whole Harry & Ginny ship. I love them in the books, but not in the movies. So I always get confused when I'm watching the films. :O
    My no 1 ship at the moment is Magnus & Cleo from the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes. I just love those two. :)

    1. Haha, right? I mean I let the films convince me for a while that I didn't ship them! I just think they didn't spend the right amount of time on their relationship in the movies, and the actors just did not have chemitry. I cannot watch the kissing scenes...

      DUDE! I need to catch up on Falling Kingdoms. I already ship them but I just know my love for them will only grow once I finally catch up! <3