Recently JK was having a lovely chat with Emma and she kind of cast a little bit of doubt on the long-term romantic prospects of Ron and Hermione — what did you think about that?
→ ” Ultimately there’s an echo of what Lily did, quite a conscience echo, right at the start of the story, at the very end of the story. At the start of the story Lily dies to keep her son alive. At the end of the story Harry lies to be pretending to be dead on the ground and it’s a mother who saves him again because she’s trying to get to her own son. That was closing a circle. He was saved by Lily and saved by Narcissa. ” JK. Rowling
this just in: jk rowling regrets entire harry potter series. says she meant to write about blizzards, not wizards. isn’t sure what happened.
'That's the glory of books, a true meeting of minds' - J.K. Rowling
Some say that life works in circles. That seems the case for J.K. Rowling, because her newest series may repeat her first series in terms of book count.
According to a report from The Sunday Times – who was the first to break the news about Rowling operating under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith – the author has “mapped out” a plan for her detective series which runs over seven books.
She’s like my sister. I love her like a sister and I reckon she feels the same way about me. It’s always been like that. I thought you knew.
When Steve Kloves (who wrote the majority of the Potter screenplays) met J.K. Rowling for the first time, he told her straight up that Hermione was his favorite character. Rowling admitted to being relieved, and who could blame her? It was more likely for Hermione to end up disrespected on screen—she wouldn’t be the first female hero to get butchered in the reels.
But this resulted in an undercutting of Ron’s entire character from the first movie. Don’t believe it? When the trio go after the Philosopher’s Stone, they face a series of tests that demand each of their skills in turn. Time likely demanded that this sequence be cut down, and so Hermione’s test—solving Professor Snape’s potion riddle—was removed entirely. To make up for this, she gets them out of the Devil’s Snare, Professor Sprout’s deadly plant. Hermione shouts to Harry and Ron to relax so the foliage will release them—but Ron continues to panic and moan (in campiest fashion possible because he’s played by a child actor and these things are always requested of them), requiring Hermione to blast the thing with a sunlight spell.
In the book, Hermione is the one who panics. She remembers what her lessons taught her—that the Devil’s Snare will recoil at fire—but balks at their lack of matches while they are being strangled to death. Ron immediately shrieks to the rescue YOU ARE A WITCH YOU HAVE A WAND YOU KNOW SPELLS WHAT ARE MATCHES.
It’s a simple change, but it makes such a marked difference in how both characters come off to an audience. Rather than a near-infant, incapable of following the clearest directions, Ron is the even-keeled nitty-gritty one. He’s a tactician, the one who will find the simplest answer to a problem provided that the situation is dire enough to ensure his clear head. Ron is good under pressure and brave to boot. He’s also hilarious.
It is easy to write this off as an actor problem; Emma Watson matured and improved much faster than her costars in terms of talent—and Steve Kloves liked her portrayal so much that he started giving her many of Ron’s important lines. During The Prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius Black is trying to get to Peter Pettigrew (currently disguised as Scabbers the Rat), but Ron and Hermione are convinced he’s after Harry. In the book, Ron stares up defiantly from his mangled, broken leg and tells Sirius Black that if he wants Harry, he’ll have to get through his friends first.
Yeah, my leg hurts way too much, Hermione. You take this one. But say it’s from me. And in the film, it’s Hermione who boldly steps in the line of fire while Ron sobs in pain and babbles incoherently.
These rewrites not only depict Ron as an idiot coward—they also make him an outright jerk. When Professor Snape snaps at Hermione yet again for being an insufferable know-it-all, movie-Ron gives her a look and drawls, “He’s right, you know.” Wait, what?! Harry, why are you friends with this prick? Well, maybe because the Ron Weasley that J.K. Rowling put on paper was in that exact same situation, and immediately leapt to Hermione’s defense when she was being abused by a teacher—“You asked us a question and she knows the answer! Why ask if you don’t want to be told?”
Harry Potter and the Year We Shipped Hermione with Everyone
Harry Potter and the Year We Kept Shipping Hermione with Everyone
Harry Potter and the Year We Mostly Shipped Hermione with Ron
Harry Potter and the Year We Started Shipping Hermione with Viktor Krum
Harry Potter and the Year We Went Back to Shipping Her with Everyone
Harry Potter and the Year We Mostly Shipped Her with Harry and Ron
Harry Potter and the Year J.K. Rowling Made Ron/Hermione Canon Only to Regret It Years Later While We All Wonder Why We Wasted So Much Time Arguing Over Who Should Date Hermione When We Should Have Focused On Her Character And Story Arc Instead But We’re All Such Marriage-Obsessed Losers
Robert Galbraith’s (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling’s) follow up to The Cuckoo’s Calling is titled The Silkworm and will debut this June, according to the publisher.
As expected, “Galbraith’s” second book is book 2 in the Cormoran Strike series. The first book was written by Rowling under the Galbraith pseudonym and sat on book store shelves for months before the secret was unveiled by U.K. newspaper The Sunday Times.
This time, Cormoran will be focusing on a case involving a novelist who was working on a book that exposed numerous people in a negative fashion:
Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo’s Calling.
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days–as he has done before–and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.
But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine’s disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives–meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.
When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before…
A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, THE SILKWORM is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.
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