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02 February 2014 @ 08:23 pm
My thoughts on the JKR thing.  
Since everyone is commenting on it, I guess I will throw my two cents in here as well :)
I loved reading all of your opinions on this, they were all very different and interesting :D
I'm too lazy so I'll just copy what I said on Tumblr, heh...

I don't have any opinion on the H/Hr or Hr/R debate, I never had any preference and I never shipped anyone within the trio :)
I have to say though, I’m not a huge fan of authors telling fans about their regrets in regards to their books. There are many readers who were happy with how it was and by saying that she would change it if she could, she kind of destroyed the experience for some people, I think.
Sure, it’d make me smile if she suddenly decided that Drarry should have been canon but knowing that many people would be disappointed or alienated by such an announcement, I'd rather she didn't.
I like fandom. There are many skilled fanfiction authors that make me forget that Drarry is not canon. That’s enough for me :)
I have to agree with one thing someone on Tumblr said, though: "If JKR had never written the epilogue, this wouldn't have been an issue."

On another note, when I opened LJ this morning everyone was discussing this topic but I had no idea what was going on xD Without you guys I'd never have heard of this :D
mypetelephantmypetelephant on February 2nd, 2014 09:25 pm (UTC)
I agree so much with the weirdness of authors talking about their regrets. Unless it's the kind of regret that addresses something hurtful, it just seems to create this extra layer to the reader's experience that distracts from the actual content.
isinuyashaisinuyasha on February 2nd, 2014 11:23 pm (UTC)
Oh good point yeah, if it's something hurtful that the author regrets then I'm not weirded out by it of course :) Exactly, form now on I'll probably see the Ron/Hermione scenes in a slightly different light.
teddylacroix on February 2nd, 2014 10:24 pm (UTC)
Eh, what? O.O I saw one or two Tumblr posts about JKR regretting pairing Hermione and Ron, but other than that I had no idea what people were talking about. xD But I definitely am not into Harry/Hermione except as really good friends, so if it was H/Hr versus R/Hr, then bah. xD

But yeah. I'm okay with authors talking about regrets or things to change or whatever, personally, because it shows that they're imperfect as well and second-guess their decisions sometimes. xD I don't think it would change my perspective of the ship one way or another, either; even if she's not too happy with it in the end, it's still canon, and there's always fanon, so. :P

[edit] Oh, this is awickedmemory btw, just signed into a different account. xD

Edited at 2014-02-02 10:24 pm (UTC)
isinuyashaisinuyasha on February 2nd, 2014 11:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah when I opened LJ everyone was discussing it and I was like, what did I miss? :D
I guess for me it's just something that'll stay in the back of my head from now on when reading it, but maybe that's just me :D

Haha I was kinda confused for a moment who you were xD You sneaky thing you :D
· daryn · da · teddy ·: Drarry (Hug)awickedmemory on February 2nd, 2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
Nah, I'm sure loads of people feel that way. :D I'm just weird. xD Like, I don't mind spoilers at all, either, so I think my tastes and appreciation for things have just never cared what other people, including the original creator, think? ^^;

Ehehehe, yeah, teddylacroix is the account where I keep in-progress drafts for fics. :P I'm working on two Avengers and two Harry Potter ones right now, so I was logged into that to try and get some stuff done, ahaha. :D Failed, though. ._.
la, zeitgeist!zeitgeistic on February 2nd, 2014 11:02 pm (UTC)
The epilogue should be the only thing she regrets. Not the pairings in it, just that she published it.
isinuyashaisinuyasha on February 2nd, 2014 11:25 pm (UTC)
This. So much.