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Saturday, January 1st, 2005
9:56 pm
What better way to kick off the New Year than a Good Ship Reunion?

Join our Starbucks Good Shipper Posting Party this weekend as we rapidly approach our Good Ship reunion thread, thread #87!

Pop-in to say hello or pull up a chair and stay awhile! We would love to see you there to help us ring in the new year and celebrate the love of Ronald Bilius Weasley and Hermione Jane Granger!

Guaranteed laughs and good times will be had by all! Oldbies, middlebies, and newbies! Come fast, come soon, we're speeding through!

Our current thread(#86) is here.

SCUSA forum on Fictionalley is here.

Any Questions? Please ask me!

Current Mood: jubilant
Wednesday, August 25th, 2004
7:03 pm
Harry Potter Romance Quotes: The evolution
Hi, I've been rather quiet for a while, this community has been rather quiet for a while, yet I've been wnating to post this for a while and hopefully it will get out of my head if I put it on the internet. I will try to be complete and plan on eventually arriving at her present state of mind when replying to shipping questions. Read more...Collapse )
Monday, June 28th, 2004
11:52 am
Membership Post
Okay, I've issued invitations to everyone who's asked, but nobody has joined according to the community management page, so I'm wondering if they're not being recieved. Can anyone confirm or deny this, or is there anyone who's more technologically adept than I am who can tell me how to issue invitations so they're recieved? Thanks and sorry for the problems!
Friday, June 18th, 2004
3:06 pm
New Members Call
I received a couple of requests to join this community that I haven't answered because I've been incredibly lazy busy. If you want to join, leave a note here and I'll add you now (I'll also go back through old comments and add people who have asked).

We've been quiet lately, but we welcome posts from new members!
Monday, May 31st, 2004
10:47 am
J.K. Rowling's new website
So how does everyone like the new site?

As for the infamous question:

Does Hermione love Ron or Harry?

I can't believe some of you haven't worked this one out yet, but I'm not going to answer because that would spoil the arguments, which I enjoy.

So that pretty much seals that it's between Harry or Ron. No Krum or Neville or anything like that.

I love the "figured it out" part. Some people haven't, have they? *cough*Pumpkin Pie*cough*

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, April 21st, 2004
6:21 pm
Template Free on FA
In case some of you didn't know, a template was added for our beloved CS threads on FA. (The H/Hr's wanted it because they couldn't "defend themselves" on FA). But after hard work, the Good Shippers got our CS thread Template free again.


So please come back and post in the V.E.N.O.M. forum in the Can't Stand threads!

Viva La Good Ship! *fist in the air*


Current Mood: happy
Saturday, April 10th, 2004
1:35 am
The Ron/Hermione hint in the PoA trailer!
Ok, we all need to wake up in here, haha.

Ok, I know everyone is jumping up and down about the hint of R/Hr in the PoA trailer(In case you haven't seen it, Hermione is scared and reaches out to grab Ron's hand, they look at each other, and look away all embarrassed and stuff).

Naturally, the H/Hr's are taking this two ways:

1. Well Ron likes Hermione, so I'm not shocked that he put that in the movie.(notice they don't say H---->R)

2. The Director of this movie has NO IDEA what he's talking about! Like OMG! Why is he ruining Canon like this?

: *

Current Mood: happy
Monday, March 8th, 2004
6:36 pm
Are we all still alive?

So, J.K. had a chat a few days ago. Anyone heard about it? *big smile*
Thursday, November 20th, 2003
3:26 pm
Calling all HP geeks. :)
Hello, all! First of all, sorry for the plug, but..

I just wanted to let you know that I've hopped on the bandwagon and started my own community - it's a Potter discussion group and I desperately need smart people to join. I will do something marvelous for you. ::wink:: Very marvelous.

Anyway, it is hp_intellectual. Go on and join - I dare you! :)

Current Mood: happy
Sunday, November 9th, 2003
4:39 am
First of all, I want to thank Bluemeanie for showing me how to post in the LJ clubs that I've been joining. I didn't know how to start my own post instead of just commenting for the longest.:)

Anyway, my name is PrettyVeela, and I'm a diehard R/Hr shipper. I post over on FA quite a bit, and have been more active in the DT for the post few months. So uh...hello, lol.

I look forward to reading your views of the DT on FA.

Current Mood: happy
Wednesday, November 5th, 2003
8:42 pm
::peeks around::
I just wanted to say hallo to everyone. I'm new to this community, but have no fear - I'm a die-hard R/Hr shipper who can argue her way in any shipping debate. I figure this is the place to find like (and sane) minds. :)

Current Mood: content
Monday, October 20th, 2003
2:09 am
Debate Challenge
This community has been rather sleepy lately. However, after revisiting the DT, I really think this is in order.

Challenge: Come up with the most creative way in which the answer "No. They're very platonic friends. But I won't speak for anyone else...Nudge Nudge Wink Wink" to the question "Do Harry and Hermione have a date?" means anything but, "No, they don't date and why? Because they don't have any romantic feelings for eachother, it isn't that type of relationship. But some other people are more than platonic. Think real hard and you'll get the answer."

Bonus points if it has never been used in debate before (though this might be VERY VERY hard (although considering some definitions of 'very' I've seen, it may not bethat hard)).
Wednesday, September 10th, 2003
12:13 pm
The Quote Game
In the little exposure I have had to the debate since book five I've noticed that one of the typical 'grasping at straws' theories has become more prevelant. The idea that the interviews can't be trusted. Usually, Icicle and the Weasley cousin have been brought up (both of which she talked about in future interviews). Now, I was thinking, OoTP would be a good testing ground to see if there are any more erroneous quotes (as opposed to quotes to which to much was attributed) that refute it. If the quotes have a 100% batting average, wouldn't that enhance the "JKR does her best to tell the truth in interviews" position we are always taking? Contrarily, if there is something she said that turned out false I'd kind of want to know. Can anyone think of one?
Sunday, June 22nd, 2003
11:59 am
H/Hr shipping
Okay... this doesn't have *any* OotP spoilers, so I'm not going to use an lj-cut.

It's been noted by a H/Hr shipper on FAP that the Katie Couric interview does nothing to quell H/Hr because it's just like the "Do you really think they're suited?" answer.

For immediate reference, here it is:

UKMCLive: Goldhook is looking to the future...Ms. Rowling, can you discuss the possiblity of a central character dying? AND as Harry mature's does a love interest develop between he and Hermonine? Thank you.

JKR Live: Well, as I said, there will be deaths, but I am giving nothing away there, as for Harry & Hermione...d'you really think they're suited?

(taken from this site)
I beg to differ with this H/Hr shipper.

Because this was set up completely differently. This time the conversation was:

JKR: And he, yes, he does have certain adolescent, umm, rites of passage happen to him.
KC: And he's snogging with Hermione?
JKR: Hermione and Harry? *grimace* Do you think so?
KC: No, I'm kidding.
JKR: Ron and Hermione *smile*, I would say, have... there's more... tension there.

(thank you to angua9, from whose lj I snagged this transcription)

First of all, she doesn't do the rhetorical question the same way. All of her "do you really" questions have implied no--that was one of our foundations for challenge on the former quotation. This one has an entirely different format. A grimace, followed by "do you think so?" seems to imply that Katie Couric is off her rocker. However, the "do you think so" is also a much less open-ended question. She's not questioning the reader's judgement. Obviously Couric thinks so, or she wouldn't've suggested it. (or she's asking on behalf of H/Hr shippers everywhere--but essentially she implies that it is likely with the question alone. But I think she's a H/Hr shipper who tried to cover her arse...) The first "suited" question implies a need for re-assessment of Hermione & Harry's friendship and potential as a couple. This one seems to be *less* ambigious in nature.

Now the HUUUUGE difference between the two quotations is that JKR doesn't end it there. She pulls Ron into the conversation on her own (a conversation initially about Harry's adolescent rites of passage, mind you) and says that there's more tension with R/Hr. Yeah. So not only does she challenge the assumption of H/Hr, but she brings in the option of R/Hr and says that it has some kind of superior factor.

We're going to hear a lot of challenges, naturally (JKR is tricky, this doesn't sit with the "feelings between the three" comment on the CoS DVD, etc.) but I think this is very weighty. Especially at Nimbus, when Emily & Angua can challenge the "feelings" comment in a manner that can't be easily overidden or ignored (since it'll be proper debate), and it won't "contradict" anything.

Just my thoughts... now, to formulate some concrete OotP shipping thoughts...

Current Mood: thoughtful
Monday, May 26th, 2003
10:14 pm
*waves frantically*
My name is Amy, (crowd echoes 'Hi Amy!') and I am a Potterholic.
Wow that was dumb. But anyway.
This community is desperate need of some revitalizing, so instead of waiting around I decided to do it myself. A quick introduction: I'm 15, I've been into HP since the first book, my favorite book is PoA and my favorite character is Harry. I know Katie (ladyvorkosigan, Gilraen) by dint of relationship (she dated my brother for three years, I dated HER brother. . .yeah it's complicated).
I've been reading some H/Hr fic recently, and there's an interesting phenonmenon that I see over and over. In H/Hr fics, Harry and Hermione have this flirty kinda bickering/bantering vibe going on. Um. . .excuse me, but last time I checked RON and Hermione had that kind of relationship, not Harry and Hermione. It seems like they take the qualities of Ron they like, then transpose them onto Harry. Has anyone else noticed this?

Current Mood: confused
Wednesday, April 9th, 2003
6:02 pm
preparation is always a good thing...
Now that the DT has moved away from the argument of bantering vs. bickering, this isn't something that needs to be posted. But I thought maybe I'd put it here, so we can use it later is we need to. :)

This is a passage taken from my permanant companion, The Synonym Finder, by J. I. Rodale. It's the list of synonyms for the word "banter."

banter, n. 1. raillery, repartee, wordplay, quiddity, badinage, persiflage; teasing, Inf. kidding, Inf. ribbing, Inf. joshing; joking, jesting, pleasantry, drollery, jocularity, waggery; ridicule, mockery, derision, Inf. ragging, Brit. quizzing.
--v. 2. tease, Inf. kid, Inf. rib, Inf. josh; badinage, chaff, rally, twit, Inf. pick or get on; make fun of, mock, ridicule, jeer at, Inf. rag; laugh at, deride, fleer, taunt.

So, this should give us a bit to work with next time 'round.
Tuesday, April 1st, 2003
8:48 pm
Well, I got taken in. Sorry about the false alarm guys.

The irony being, of course, that they're making an April Fools joke about something that reasonably should have actually been done, but whatever.
Sunday, March 30th, 2003
11:38 am
I hope this isn't too snarky!
I've been trying some shifting tactics on the DT, and I was wondering if you guys could give some input. :)

I've always been put off with the way some H/Hr post-ers will start their threads with a congratulatory message to all their shipmates for being so brilliant & resilient. It just seems like that kind of suport is best left to PM (but that's just my opinion). So I decided to try and "show" them how ridiculous it is by giving kudos to all of the posting R/Hr-shippers. It backfired. Other R/Hr supporters did it.

So I put a note on a post where I complimented everyone, noting that it's always great to have people at your back, but worhty adversaries are also a necessity in a good debate. And a H/Hr shipper posted after me, complimenting his/her shipmates and then tossing an extra kudos to her opponenents.

I know I should've gone about it another way, but I don't want to insult these people for supporting one another. It just seems like there's really no place in a debate to worship and coddle your shipmates--especially when it leads to one-line posts from an agitator that merely says for his shipmates to keep up the great work.

Any thoughts? Suggestions?
Tuesday, February 25th, 2003
10:06 pm
What type of R/Hr are you?
In my continuing quest to avoid doing any homework ever, I made a quiz. Yes, I am easily amused. Why do you ask?

What type of R/Hr debater are you?

Hope everyone finds this vaguely amusing. :-)
Wednesday, January 8th, 2003
3:34 pm
No such thing as bad publicity. :-)
Hey everyone, we made fandom_wank. Go us! Of cousre, it was bound to happen eventually. :-)
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