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Regarding Mental Blocks...

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Scarat, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Magnum

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    Harry is definitely physically attracted to Ginny on a physical level. He is not attracted to Luna or Hermione canonically (I'll reference these two as they really are the only possible other pairings for Harry). His physical descriptions of Luna and Hermione are generally not flattering, but he is very flattering to Ginny. The only other female characters he describes as physically attractive are Cho, Fleur and I believe Pavarti (or Padma, or both).
     
  2. Plotless

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    Are we really making the argument that being attracted to attractive people in the throes of puberty at fifteen is superficial? It's not like Harry was some sort of playboy, he just dated one girl who had a mutual attraction to him before they realised it wouldn't work. And after that there's no more romance until the girl he marries and has known for six years before they kiss.
     
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    Why did he never date Hermione, Luna, Romilda who all had an attraction to him?
     
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    ...Because he didn't want to? Also, Luna and Hermione liking him is debatable.
     
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    When was Hermione - canonically - attracted to him? Same for Luna. Romilda tried to drug him.

    Also, because he wasn't interested in them.
     
  6. Halt

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    I'm sorry but do you just stick your dick in anything that finds you attractive?
     
  7. Magnum

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    Early in the HBP, Hermione compliments Harry by saying that he’s never been more fanciable. He asks Luna to Slughorn's party and she is immediately delighted.
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    Hermione and Luna other than not being pretty risk their lives for him, are great companions to have. It seems shallow he is not attracted to them for their beauty and not for their personality. They definitely have better personality than Ginny or Cho.
     
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    Wait so you're saying he's superficial because he dated two girls instead of five?
     
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    Hermione and Luna other than not being pretty risk their lives for him, are great companions to have. It seems shallow he is not attracted to them for their personality. They definitely have better personality than Ginny or Cho.
    No because Hermione and Luna are much companions to him and have great personality than Ginny or Cho but he never dates them because they are not pretty.
     
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    ... you argued Hermione had a terrible character just the other day. Does your HP-likeability-scale start at -10, Hermione is terrible, and Ginny is the antichrist?
     
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    I think a disconnect is happening here when you say better personality and the fact they aren't pretty. First off - what makes Hermione or Luna have a "better" personality than Ginny? I think this is more that their personalities appeal to you more that Ginny's does.

    Secondly, I'm pretty sure Harry thinks both Hermione and Luna are pretty. I don't have a copy of the books on hand but I'm confident I could find a passage that confirms it. There's literally nothing wrong with having a friend of the opposite (or same) gender that you don't need to feel romantic attraction to even if they're wonderful and attractive people.
     
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    You know, when I first opened this thread in the small hours of the morning, when it was just the original post about being unable to picture Tonks being a babe, I had a feeling this was going to be a bad thread to engage with. Hey ho.

    I'm also pretty sure that we've had this exact discussion before, maybe last year?

    Anyway. It's kind of worrying that you seem to think that because someone is attracted to you, you should obviously return their attraction.
     
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    OK, I know you're trolling at this point (if there ever was a point you weren't), but it needs to be said for posterity.

    First, being attracted to beauty, especially when you don't know the person very well, isn't superficial. That's normal. Superficial is not caring how people are on the inside and only judging by their physique. Like if he stayed with Cho after they crashed and burnt. Or if he was movie-Harry and wanted to let Romilda drug him because she's pretty. I.e. the opposite of canon-Harry.

    Second, Harry's reasons to not be attracted to other girls (not that he needs any, human feelings don't work like that) are not physical. While liking Hermione as a friend, he is often annoyed by her character and not-fun personality. If he was superficial as you said, he would be all over her after the Yule Ball. Luna embarrasses him with her tendancy to blurt out honest truths without tact, and she was delighted he invited her as a friend because she is delighted every time anyone isn't ashamed to call her a friend. Romilda isn't even considered because she's a proto-Merope who despises the friends who risked their lives for him.
     
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    No. You're not even trying. You need to actually discuss the topic in the OP not puke in the post box and hit post. I don't know if you read the rules here, but while you're allowed to engage in all these threads you want to, if you continue to post low effort garbage like this I'll escort you back to HPFF.

    Because JK didn't write it that way.
    Because he can't decide if he loves or hates her. Must be something about any day ending in Y that is the issue here.

    Don't feed the troll.

    Same goes for everyone else. My tolerance for "polite conversation" is waning. The next shit post in this thread that isn't related directly to the OP gets some points. Lets keep it on topic and not get lost trying to understand the nuances of a Starfox fan.
     
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    Harry and Hermione were a fit in terms of personalities, life experiences prior to their awareness of magic and of course post magic, and in terms of their personal strengths and weaknesses.

    Luna has a very calming and reassuring presence in his life. She never was star struck with his celebrity, and she seems to understand him. He identifies with her being an “outcast” as well.

    And Ginny, she likes Quidditch and thats kinda it. She can also hold her own, but again, not such an amazingly rare trait among the Hogwarts girls.
     
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    We have had this discussion before, in the 'Is Ron an Asshole' thread, but probably the most useful but is this:

     
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    Okay, I'm not even a fan of Ginny and this is a big troll.
     
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    Hermione's smart, hardworking, charming, funny, brave, loyal and most important of all she treated Harry as just Harry ant not the Boy-Who-Lived. Ginny isn't that smart, not hardworking, somewhat charming in that brash, tomboyish way, not as funny as Hermione and while she might be brave I suppose I hardly doubt she would be brave enough to withstand Bellatrix's torture without breaking down into a useless mess.
     
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    To be fair, isn't there some kind of broadly held consensus that she's blonde and hot? I know that there's a fic out there which says she a redhead, but the vast majority of writers, through some hivemind magic, seem to have settled on her hair color because reasons.
     
  20. Zombie

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    Because she's the ice queen.

    I can't remember the time line, but Tonk's isn't excessively older than Harry. I used to think she was off-putting as well because of all the storys that went hard on playing up her clumsy attributes.

    Also the fact that she likes doing a pig nose, apparently had a pink Pixie haircut, and other stuff like that (could be me remembering fanon).

    So I can get the mental block I guess. There really isn't anything to be fix IMO. You just don't have to read fics in which Tonk's focuses heavily, luckly Summer of Change never got finished and died along the time that everyone's fascination of Tonk's also died.

    I always thought it odd with the off camera hookup between her and Remus.
     
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