Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.
A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.
So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.
“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.
When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.
So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.
In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.
So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.
Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?
[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]
I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.
Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?
She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.
Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that."
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps?Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
You also can’t buy any hot food whatsoever. Even if it is “the big chicken legs.” (At least in my state.)
Some people also have to buy junk food with EBT cards because buying ingredients for a home cooked meal will stretch out the budget. Yet I always hear slashing funds for food stamps will make the poor eat healthier.
I used to work as a cashier for a large retailer and we had loads of people using their EBT cards and WIC (women, infants and children assistance). Do you know how damn little they got on their EBT and/or WIC? For instance, imagine trying to feed two small children with $ 6 of fruit on a WIC check. That is $ 3 of fruit per kid for a week or more. (I think WIC was issued once a month? Yeah.) That’s a few apples in some cases, or some bananas, or a pound of strawberries.
That is not nearly enough fruit for two kids in a week, much less a month.
It’s easier to buy premade foods, and in some cases cheaper. It’s also cheaper to buy “junk” food which is high in calories, sugars, and sodium, but low on actual nutritional value. Because when you are poor, you need to fill up as much as possible as cheaply as possible; sometimes you don’t know when you’ll get your next meal, or, you work more than one job in addition to being a parent and/or partner, and all of these things require energy, ergo, calories. So buying junk food becomes the only option, because only through junk food will you be able to buy enough calories to keep going.
Unfortunately that junk will also kill you if you try to sustain yourself on it long enough. :/
#10 - Jet Rag
From 9am to 6pm every Sunday, thrift store Jet Rag holds a “$1 Sale,” pricing all items of clothing for just $1 each, regardless of what it is. During regular business hours, Jet Rag acts as one of the biggest vintage thrift stores in LA.
Ginny has just fucking acknowledged Swan Queen.
LET’S SHOW HER HOW GREAT WE ARE SWEN!
G-ginny put “Emma/Regina”????
towergal I JUST CAN’T EVEN RIGHT NOW
Oh my stars and garters. Motherhood is already changing her!
You are a lion my son, you mustn’t be afraid. For one day all the beasts will bow to you. You will be king. All the stags will bow, all the wolves will bow, the bears in the North and the foxes of the South, all the birds in the sky and the beasts in the sea. They will all come to you little lion, to rest a crown upon your head.
this will never be not funny.
ya’ll are monsters
Modern Fairy Tales (: