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30 March 2011 @ 02:10 pm
30 Days of Harry Potter: Day Four  
Day 4 - Least fave female character and why.

Ginny Weasley.

She's just so...uninteresting, and bland (became even blander in the movies, but that's another issue altogether.) I just never understand the hype surrounding her character at all, or why I should even care about her in the first place. Also, for a character that I vehemently hated that would go to Umbridge. I absolutely loathed her with every fiber of my being. *shudders*

Rest of the 30 Days of Harry Potter Challenge.

Other things: LJ, why are you being so difficult today? You make it hard for me to check the porns see updated things, also some of my user-icons aren't showing up. This displeases me. :(
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: Repo! The Genetic Opera OST
meanderingeffervescent on March 30th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
Aww, I love Ginny. :D She got involved with a diary, and she's one of the first people to stand up to Harry, later on/

Anyway, LJ is undergoing a DDOS attack right now, so it's not their fault this time around.
Renée: LotS. Cara.rogueslayer452 on March 30th, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
I don't know, she doesn't impress me that much in the books. Less in the movies, but that's because Bonnie Wright can't act worth anything. But I just never got the Ginny hype when I got into fandom. *shrugs*

I just saw your post about that, and it's making me curious. This site has been under attack before recently? I think I read somewhere that something hacked into their system which created the backlash of the prolonged wait of comment notifications or something along those lines.
Revyallodole on March 30th, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
I can't even begin to count the times I wished for the most horrible, painful death to fall upon Umbridge. There's absolutely NOTHING REDEEMING ABOUT HER GRRRRRR I've read the entire series 405945094350 times but she infuriates me every single time. >:C
Renée: Kahlan. BAMC.rogueslayer452 on March 30th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
I've always wanted to reach inside of the book (or something) and just punch her right in the face. SO MUCH RAGE AT HER I CAN'T EVEN. >:O I think I almost threw the book against the wall because she is just so irredeemably horrible, I can't. There's nothing to like about her, nothing whatsoever. It's not even fun to hate her, she just....ugh.
Shonaille: Nikita and Michael Tetheredkalikahuntress on March 30th, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
icon love
Umbridge is vile, I loathe her as well. I love Ginny but I can see where you are coming from for sure, she is pretty bland.

LJ is so mean today, I wonder what is going on with it...
Renée: Nikita. Live the lie.rogueslayer452 on March 30th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
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Umbridge's character isn't even someone who you would love to hate. You just hate her, she's just so despicably horrible all-along. She embodies all the characteristics in people that we all hate, and I think JKR presented that hatred towards such a character very well. Perhaps a little too well....

Apparently LJ being attacked. Vague information, but after the site being down for several hours it makes me worry a little. :(

Edited at 2011-03-30 09:34 pm (UTC)
Shonaille: Misha can make this look cutekalikahuntress on March 30th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
Re: icon love
Aww man I hope it isn't anything serious, I need my LJ.:(
Renée: Misha. O_Orogueslayer452 on March 30th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
Re: icon love
Me too. It's kind of sad how dependently addicted I am to this site, lol @ my life.
Shonaille: Christina Hendricks Heaven Sentkalikahuntress on March 30th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
Re: icon love
But the internet is so amusing and I can converse with intelligent people all of the time. Unlike RL sometimes and I dont touch my TV unless the BluRay or DVD player is on. The news is too painfully dumb.
Renée: LotS. Kahlan/Cara.rogueslayer452 on March 30th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
Re: icon love
Yeah, I know what you mean. In fact I just had the horrible thought that if LJ went down indefinitely, like for good without any kind of warning, I would be without you lovely, intelligent people that I have connected with. And that? That would be the most tragic thing ever. D:
philstar22: Potter: man who let boy livephilstar22 on March 30th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
I agree with you about Ginny. There are other characters that are more annoying, but she's just so annoying. I only really liked her in OotP.

LJ was completely not working for me all day up until 5 minutes ago. Not sure what is going on.
Renée: Hermione. Fight & Defend.rogueslayer452 on March 30th, 2011 10:03 pm (UTC)
I'm more indifferent towards her, although I started finding her character annoying more in the movies because really, how does she amount to anything? Though I do agree that in OOTP (both the movie and the book) she was alright, but the rest of the time, meh. She's not really that special or memorable, imo.

According to effervescent, there was a DDOS attack which caused the sudden downtime. Hopefully they've fixed it/will have it fixed soon.
philstar22philstar22 on March 30th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
Ack. Second annoying was supposed to be boring. Because I agree with you, most of the time she's just meh. She was really only annoying in HBP, but in most of the other books she could be taken out and we wouldn't lose anything.
Encyclopædia Clevernamethefreshchuff on March 30th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
I completely agree about Ginny. You never even noticed her until suddenly you were being told how great she was at everything and how pretty and fanciable she was. Even when Harry was talking to her, we barely got any descriptions of like, what her expressions looked like or what she was doing. She was just sort of this blah thing that was there.

I think though, my biggest problem with Ginny was not actually her but the way the H/G relationship with dealt with in Half Blood Prince. Harry spends the whole book angsting on whether or not he should date Ginny and never once considers that maybe she doesn't want to date him. He just takes it as red that she would drop whatever she was doing and run off with him. Then that's just what she did! So that really irked me. There's no ... drama in their relationship, and we barely see them interact enough to really care about how they function as a couple. /rant
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on March 30th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
I'll admit right now that I absolutely dislike the entire Harry/Ginny relationship and how it was handled, as well. They just don't...click as we're supposed to believe they do, which makes them so incompatible and rather bland and boring as a couple. They were so poorly developed from the beginning that it's like, really? So yes, ITA with everything you said that about their "relationship" and how contrived it was from the start. There's no interaction, no depth, nothing to indicate there was anything between them. It's just here, there they are, that's it. And we're supposed to believe they spent their entire lives together? Psssh, yeah right!

I love JKR and the brilliantly elaborate and vivid world she created, but she cannot write romance to save her life. :/ Hence why the majority of the canon relationships I really don't buy, save a few.
just a small town girl: [stock] kittycarameltrap on March 31st, 2011 02:33 am (UTC)
I don't really notice Ginny much except in the last two movies and she was suddenly there. She's sort of bland and I thought she was developed well enough except as the youngest girl Weasley and having a crush on Harry.

I don't read the books so I'm just basing my views on her from the movies.
Renée: Hermione. Deathly Hallows.rogueslayer452 on March 31st, 2011 07:55 am (UTC)
Don't worry, she's just as underdeveloped and there in the books as she is in the movies. I just never understood the point of her character, really. She really is just mainly there for the majority of the story anyway. *shrugs*
just a small town girl: [mythbusters/text] reject!carameltrap on March 31st, 2011 10:24 am (UTC)
Was not, she was not developed well enough was what I wanted to type but my silly fingers got overeager. I'm just glad you get what I meant.

I suppose JKR wanted a love interest for Harry since Hermione was destined for Ron already and who better than Ginny? It's just far too convenient.
Renée: Misha. O_Orogueslayer452 on April 1st, 2011 06:05 am (UTC)
It really is too convenient, which is probably why many disliked the epilogue so much because...how can we possibly believe that these couples stayed together after all that time? That's entirely unrealistic, imo. And really, even if Harry had dated Ginny for a time during school I think they are all wrong for each other (Hermione and Ron too, but that's just how I feel since Hermione can do wayyy better than Ron...) :/
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on March 31st, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
For me, the only thing about Ginny I disliked is how she got involved with Potter.

That relationship just totally came out of left field with no background and it was just weird.
Renée: Misha. O_Orogueslayer452 on March 31st, 2011 07:49 am (UTC)
Heh, that's one of my main gripes with her as well, aside from being indifferent towards her in general. I never understood why JKR even decided to have them together. They have nothing in common, it is so underdeveloped, there is no chemistry, they just are....there. It's insulting, as a reader, to want Harry to do something more productive with his life after the war only to go with a Weasley. :S

Makes zero sense, in my mind. Also, it skeeves me out because Harry/Ginny are essentially James/Lily. Oedipus complex much? *shudders*
cheerful_earl: Darlingcheerful_earl on March 31st, 2011 06:13 am (UTC)
I'm sort of "eh" about Ginny. She's... there. So whatev. Umbridge is evil and absolutely irredeemable. Of all the characters, I have the least sympathy for her.

Hope LJ is working for you now. It was messing up earlier for me, too.
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on March 31st, 2011 07:53 am (UTC)
She is just there. I tried to see where people were going "she's so badass!" at, but really I can't find anything that shows that with her. Ginny as a character is so underdeveloped, the same with her and Harry's relationship, which I still don't get because they are just boring and bland and, bleugh. :/

Yes, I pretty much dislike the majority of canon couples in the books. JKR ilu but, no.

Yeah, it's working for me now. They were undergoing some strangeness and I think I was going through withdrawals when it wasn't working. D:
forwardish: HP Hermione Wandforwardish on April 1st, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)

You are supposed to hate Umbridge. That's the point.
We are supposed to LIKE Ginny.
I'm at the point where I don't hate her but I just don't get it at all.

Also I have Ginny RP trauma but that's something else. And also why I can not deal with Ginny/Draco AT ALL... *shudder*
Renée: Hermione. Deathly Hallows.rogueslayer452 on April 1st, 2011 05:34 am (UTC)
JKR did a great job at making us despise and loathe Umbridge, totally and completely.

With Ginny, idk what she was going for. She was mainly a "just there" character until she randomly decided to say that she and Harry ~belonged together, which I still think is randomly contrived and kind of a bullshit excuse just to have that perfect ending for the characters. I just don't understand the importance of Ginny's character in the overall sense. I really don't think she amounted to anything, aside from being involved with the diary in Chamber of Secrets. But that's just about it.

And what is the deal with Ginny/Draco? I know the HP fandom has many obscure pairings but, that? I just, whatttt? *shudders*
forwardishforwardish on April 1st, 2011 05:49 am (UTC)
Okay HPB drove me NUTS with the way she threw that relationship together. I had huge problems with it and it's one of the reasons that it's my least favorite book.

I'm not even someone who hates the pairing or was all Harry and Hermione need to end up together because it was kind of obvious after GoF that Hermione and Ron were going to be together. It's just... she developed it so WEIRDLY, IDEK. I genuinely did NOT care about her or anything and the way it came about irritated the hell of me. "The beast in his chest" WHAT THE FUCK?

I'm a Slytherin and I have a weakness for Draco (fanon Draco) but yes, it's a serious WTF pairing and then RP TRAUMA makes me shudder at it now.
Renée: Kahlan. Con Dar.rogueslayer452 on April 1st, 2011 07:27 am (UTC)
I know what you mean. I wouldn't have minded it if there was something prior to that, but it was just so....left field and it made absolutely no since. It really was developed weirdly and I still don't understand how it works.

I love JKR and all but, she writes shitty romance. :/ It's a good thing that romance was pretty much background noise in the Harry Potter books otherwise I would have ended up bashing my head against the wall with all the ridiculousness that occurred.

Awww, Draco. Yeah, I find it hard to even fathom how that would even work, it just skeeves me out.