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Pairing Preferences

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Skeletaure, May 18, 2023.

  1. Pikachu

    Pikachu Banned

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    The Harmony ship is the most annoying unbearable to read. Pretty much Hermione worship. I still don't understand how people read the books and got it in their heads these two belong together. Talk about failure of reading comprehension.
     
  2. Drachna

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    There is no pairing that will make me pick up a fic from an unknown author with a bad summary/bad tags. Aside from that though, I'd probably read most Harry/femHarry fics I came across because they're novel. Otherwise I play it by ear.
     
  3. soczab

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    As some others have said, i'm indifferent to pairings.

    I don't perse mind pairings, realistic characters will have relationships after all.

    What I do tend to dislike though is stories that are *About* the relationship as opposed to the relationship being part of the story.

    Like I don't perse care if it is or is not Daphne/Harry. But if the *point* of the story is their relationship (essentially the equivalent of a romance novel) im normally pretty meh. If it is just a feature of a larger story that's fine.

    I will say the above is probably why i do tend to dislike things like Tonks/Harry or Fleur/Harry where there is such a power imbalance that if the fic isn't going to just be awful the author needs to spend a crazy amount of time focused on it to try and make it feel like "true love" and not "ick". There's always exceptions (i'm a believer that in the hands of a talented enough author any pairing or theme can work... even if you normally don't like X. )

    And also why I tend to not like the 'in' pairings. Like, there was a time when there was a bazillion Daphne/Harry fics spitting out and they all tended to be rehashes of the same story. Same for Harry/Draco for a while. Those got a bit meh.
     
  4. AutumnSouls

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    The ones I always click on nowadays is Harry/Pansy, Harry/Narcissa, Harry/Fleur, and any fem!harry f/f pairings that aren't just bs smut.
     
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