I just love thinking about the parts of Ginny’s life that have absolutely nothing to do with Harry Potter
Ginny writing long-winded letters to Charlie about her Care of Magical Creatures classes and her feelings about Bill’s new earring
Ginny defending Luna in their classes together and holding hands with her in the hall
Ginny kissing Neville on the mouth and making him turn bright red
Ginny training for Quidditch tryouts because she’s really fucking good and knows she deserves a spot on the team no matter who’s the bloody Captain
Ginny doing her homework on her bed with Arnold sleeping in her hair
Ginny writing letters to Remus that include puzzles and riddles for Sirius, to keep him occupied, because she’s kind and compassionate and knows he’s having a hard time
Ginny taking astronomy just so she has an excuse to sit out on the North Tower at night, alone
Ginny teaming up with Peeves to wreak havoc and getting it blamed on Fred and George
Ginny helping Fred and George develop their anti-Dark Magic line bc she’s so damn good at DADA
and all the friends Ginny has that never get names because Harry doesn’t know who they are and never sees her with them, so it’s as if they don’t exist
man Ginny got shafted y’all, I want books from Ginny’s perspective
Anonymous said:The thing that irks me about so much of the Ginny criticism is that everyone seems to hold her to some standard that they don't for any other character. She gets a lot of flak for being a secondary character and not getting enough exposure but no one to my knowledge has said that about Luna, Bill, Charlie, or Hermione's parents. She's scorned for being 'bitchy' but many characters like the twins, Hermione, and SNAPE get a free pass and I'm fed up with her being singled out and torn apart.
Right? People whine about how Harry’s attraction for her came out of left field, but not really - plus, that year was when he did get attracted to her. Before, she was a kid, his friend’s kid sister, and then she grew up, got older and he developed romantic and sexual feelings for her. If he was making calf eyes at Ginny when she was 12 years old, that’d be pretty creepy, don’t you think? We are seeing the story through Harry’s eyes, and he generally liked her before that but not in such a significant way that would warrant he wax lyrical about her charms when he’s getting stalked by a mass murderer. I mean, I love Luna too but she didn’t get a lot of book time - hardly anybody did outside of Harry, Ron, Hermione and Dumbledore, lbr. If you think a character sucks and your sole argument is that they didn’t get enough book exposure, you better not say your fave is anyone other than the golden trio, tbh. Like, that’s a criticism on the author for not making more of an effort to develop and showcase her many characters, no on the characters themselves.
People just want to bag on Ginny because… I don’t even know why and I don’t care to find out. She doesn’t have to be your cup of tea or your fave, but the vitriol she gets is unwarranted and unfair, but whatever. This is, after all, the fandom that bends over backwards to excuse the behavior of literal terrorists by coming up with tragic backstories for them but will erase canonical facts to dump on characters they don’t like, as well as attack artists and other fans for theorizing that some characters could be PoC… that ain’t worth much 2 me
Ginny Weasley 30 day Character Challenge: Day 4
No character is perfect. So what aspects of her personality do you dislike?
I’ve thought of the answer to this question long and hard. After a lot of introspection, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no aspect of Ginny’s personality that i dislike. This is not to say that she is has no bad qualities. Spare me the Mary Sue accusations! She does have bad qualities, among which are her quick temper, and her ability to lie without blinking. BUT, i personally don’t dislike these qualities in her. Heck, i sometimes wish i could get away with lying the way she did! Yup, i love Ginny just the way she is, flaws and all.
Art by duendefranco- http://duendefranco.deviantart.com/art/Ginny-Weasley-Color-131096221
im so pissed omfg little 11 year old ginny weasley wakes up in a dark, scary chamber, after being possessed by lord fucking voldemort for an entire year, with a dead basilisk and a blood-soaked harry and the memories of murdering roosters and petrifying her classmates "it was me, Harry." like…
Ginny Weasley 30 day Character Challenge: Day 2
Who in her family do you think Ginny got along with best?
I like to think Ginny had a special relationship with each of her brothers. But i think she got along best with Fred and George. The three are a lot alike in temperament, and from Ginny’s now famous quote (anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve), you can tell that the twins have a great influence on her philosophy of life and her general approach to living. Ginny’s use of the twin’s products (extendable ears, Arnold the pygmy puff), her extraordinary ability to fib without batting an eyelash, and her general willingness to join in with the twins’ shenanigans (he got off! he got off! anyone?) prove that they got along rather famously.
As we all sadly know, Fred and George are actually not the same person. So of the two, i think Ginny was closer to George than she was to Fred. Simply because I’ve always thought of George as the softer, more compassionate twin. He’s a little less mean (relatively) and tactless than Fred in the books. As such, i think George would have been able to empathize more with little Ginny, making him Ginny’s favorite brother.
Art by the lovely Viria- http://viria13.deviantart.com/art/never-like-this-256653381
Ginny Weasley 30 day Character Challenge: Day 1
Describe Ginny Weasley in 3 words.
Brave, Funny, Loving
Anonymous said:Do you think Ginny is a mary-sue?
"Luna: ‘And I don’t know who you are.’
‘I’m nobody,’ said Neville hurriedly.
‘No, you’re not,’ said Ginny sharply."
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 10 (via fuckyeahneville)
wanna take you to the city, gonna take you out to dinney, Ginny!
cool girls club
friendly reminder that ginny wore muggle clothing during the holidays (◕‿◕✿)
friendly reminder that ginny wore cute 90s clothes (◕‿◕✿)
friendly reminder that ginny is an absolute babe (◕‿◕✿)
in which cicely gets angry on behalf of the unjustly-maligned ginny weasley
Time and time again, Luna, whose primary interest in Quidditch was the Asynchronous Broom Mites, creatures she knew propelled themselves into the paths of very cocksure players, would go out to certain pitches: for example, the ones the Harpies might play at in a week or so. There, she would sternly communicate to these malevolent beings the terrible importance of not interfering with certain games and specifically not interfering with a certain Chaser.
And Ginny, more and more over the years, would take a moment now and then to examine growing things that seemed mundane, but would turn out to be wondrous: creeping vines and leaves that dripped sap and branches that bisected to create odd star patterns. She would insist that whoever was with her at the time — Harry or her brothers or Hermione — help her take a sample for a particular friend she had, a friend particularly interested in all manner of curious greenery.
And as he aged, Neville would come across the occasional atmospheric clearing and he would pause, staring at the very blank space something with long nostrils and magenta feathers, a great snuffling wild thing that stole children’s teeth out from under their pillows in order to cast magnificent prophetic spells. He himself swore this something existed, even if he couldn’t see it, because a very clever and embarrassingly honest person had once described it to him.
Anonymous said:It's so annoying to me that Neville and Ginny's personalities are initially shy and timid around Harry and their development and screen time is about the same and their respective tragedies (the diary and Neville's parents being tortured) receive nearly the same amount of exposure and they both become more active in the storyline in the same book but according to the fandom Ginny's moments are contrived and conveniently thrown in while Neville has the most tragic story and is the BAMFiest ever.
I feel your pain so much anon and it’s so funny how people are still saying that sexism doesn’t exist