- Hermione is not in a love triangle with Ron and Harry
- Hermione has a ‘supernatural’ boyfriend (if you count magic as supernatural’
- I don’t think Hermione has particularly low self esteem
- Bella Swan is not a fighter in the sense that the other girls are.
- I wouldn’t really count Haymitch as Katniss’ ‘protector’
- (from what I’ve seen of the film) Julie is not really shy or quiet
- Descriptions of Katniss in the books imply that she is mixed race.
If you have any more, add them below.
This chart screws up on things that were covered in the films too so whoever made this needs to edit. Badly. If this chart covered series overall, the characters that age over the entirety of the series would not be their starting age. For example with Hermione, 11~17 (or ending with however old she is in the epilogue) would suffice. And a bonus example, for Bella, 17~18.
On future: I really wish the wording on this was slightly different, because if you don’t think about it, it sounds like they’re saying some of them don’t have futures. When I think it’s really just about the setting.
On virgins: In the book, it’s covered that Julie is in no way a virgin. She and Perry put that to an end, if you know what I mean, at the very least twice. That we know of anyway. But in the film (which I unfortunately have not seen yet), I’m guessing that wasn’t necessary for them to put in, which I understand (and am honestly kind of grateful for). For Twilight, Bella also loses her virgin status in the last films. Arguably due to the future flash at the very end of Deathly Hallows Pt. 2, Hermione could be put here as well.
On the supernatural boyfriends: To add to the above made point, Hermione herself would also be a supernatural being, by that logic. (Which I’m willing to say is canon due to the fact that there is a big distinction between the Wizarding World and Muggle World, which was covered in the movies, Jesus Christ.) But I guess they didn’t put it that way because they’re just “magical humans” really. But every supernatural person in this chart is just a supernaturally affected human, if we really want to get into technicalities here.
On being shy/quiet: First of all, these are not bad traits unless they inhibit your life in some way and you want to fix that. Second of all, on top of the fact that she doesn’t have low self esteem (she knows she’s smart, takes pride in that, and flaunts it), Hermione is not shy, nor quiet. She is very strong-willed and outspoken and makes sure she gets her points across. Julie was also not shy or quiet in the book (so I’m glad to hear that stuck in the film), was bitey in speech and didn’t let anyone step over her. She, however, did have issues with self-esteem. So that is completely wrong. (Unless it’s different in the film, then never-mind.)
On love triangles: I just need to say this because how even did this get confused? WHY IS HARRY/RON/HERMIONE UNDER LOVE TRIANGLES?! THAT WAS A FRIENDSHIP TRIO!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS CHART?!?!?!!!?
Oh, god, if there is anything else, I’m not particularly bothered. Or I’ll just add it later because I’m so bloody done with this chart. And I only covered three of the people in it.
I like it when the depth of the reality of our collective connectiveness hits me. When there’s a book in my hands, and I’m reading the words, and I let it sink in that someone put their heart and soul into this, and now I’m holding a piece of it. It gives me an odd sense of perspective. A good one.
One would think it harder to have this same epiphany over a virtual highway, but it’s not. Not if you think realistically. Sometimes I make myself imagine the person behind the screen, tapping away. Usually I think more about the thought process that goes into writing whatever they’ve written. And thinking about how likely I am to stop myself before I make a hideous, textual mistake, I can’t help but wonder how blinded by rage someone must be to not backtrack before okaying that vitriolic, Hulk-like rant they spat out.
There is something about knowing, or at least thinking about, the complexities of human webs, that I like. I like thinking about the different ways people tackle their days when they get up and go to sleep. I like thinking about how different opinions reflect similar wants, and similar needs, accompanied by a multitude of ways to accomplish a solution. Sometimes, under different names, and different paint jobs.
Sitting in a public place for a moment, one could easily get overwhelmed trying to figure out things about a different person. They must like pink. What if they’re only wearing certain articles of clothing because they’re gifts or they hold some other form of sentimental value? Are they a stiff person or a cleancut proper one? They must be someone who likes to stand out. But is it for attention, or because that’s truly what they want to wear? Etc. But alas, we would only know if we were to go up to each person on the street and actually discuss things with them. I can see the motivations of journalists in that regard.
As I’ve been getting older, my ability to see past my own point of view has been growing even wider. And the vast variety of possibilities that comes with such expansiveness has the ability to help just as much as it does to harm. And while I like the plethora of options when it comes to writing, it also makes it harder, due to knowing just how many roads there are you could go down, how many outcomes there could be. So which road to take, then? Which to leave behind?
I suppose that’s one of the many challenges not only writers must face, but all humans, when it comes down to decision time.
And these must be only some of the reasons why I write.
Loooooooooove supporting my fellow artists.
So there’s a story behind this.
I got assigned to do a drawing process video for Corrupting the Kids last time I was on. Did a first one last week, wasn’t entirely happy with it, made peace with it, but eventually decided to do another one Wednesday night. I pretty much immediately got the image for this in my head to draw. Not sure why it was Jack Frost and Baby Tooth of all the characters, but I’m glad it was!
Tonight I did the colouring (and attempted to screen capture the process), and by Jove, I am so proud of it. All of it really!
When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.–
Abraham Joshua Heschel (via likeafieldmouse)
I admire a balance of both.
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