The comments are hilarious. R/Hr shippers are totally biased, but Harmony shippers are simply objective observers who recognize the undeniable fact that Harry/Hermione is the superior ship!
(all of you platonic-pushers do realize that Hermione and Ron were platonic too, right? They didn't jump into the sack when they were 11)
LOL way to misunderstand the meaning of platonic. The word refers to the feelings they have for each other-- romantic vs. non-romantic feelings. Two people with romantic feelings for each other do not have a platonic relationship. That doesn't change simply because they haven't had sex with each other.
If your "true love" is not your best friend, than they are not your true love.
So Harry's true love was Ron. I knew it all along.
To get srsbzns for a second: I hate the term "true love". I hate even more when people try to inform others what the proper form of love is. Do not tell other people that what they feel isn't real because it doesn't fit your approved template, you obnoxious little trogg.
Oh lord, I've heard the Southern Baptist preacher at my church make exactly that argument. I swear, between the obsession over the purity of their relationship and their bizarre beliefs about the way relationships work, Harmonians are becoming more and more like religious fundamentalists every day.
The fact that they only post in Harmonian forums disallows any admittance of different opinions. They are constantly surrounded by Harmonian supporters. They keep egging each other on and they seam to constantly want to outdo each other in their love for their favourit ship and they are getting more and more loosing touch with the rest of the fandom, the same with the Snapefen. and I believe that in real life one can observe a similar effect. If one is exposed to only one fundemental sets of values, there is a tendency to only think of life in terms of black and white. Republicans and Democrats, Right and Wrong, Conservative and Liberal. I used to think that way myself, but I have since mellowed out a bit.
Sorry for the Tldr.
Ps: I am sorry if I have created a political straw man I am sorry
Trying to even say who within the Trio is 'best friends' with another is kind of pointless to start with. The point is that they're a Trio and are much less effective no matter who gets removed. Hermione brings the brains, Harry brings the brawn* and Ron brings the cheerful disposition**.
Then so are Harry and Hermione and Ron and Harry and Ginny and Hermione.
What does "best friends" even mean anyway? I don't see a use for the term. There are friends you share different things and experiences with -- but "best"? She's my bestest friend so I will only sit next to her in class! I would hope by the time people marry and pop out sprogs, they'd outgrow this mentality.
Speaking as a crazy Disneyphile hopeless romantic, IAWTC so so much. It ESPECIALLY pisses me off when people don't think you can have more than One True Love. Likes it's totally impossible to fall in love with more than one person.
I agree with Monica on "Friends": I don't believe in soul mates, I believe in compatible people who work hard on their relationships. (Even though I do love that First Love is Forever trope in fiction, LOL.)
Well, if we're talking about best friends, I for one ship Draco/Goyle. Seriously, you guys, Goyle took Polyjuice potion for him for months and Draco stayed behind in a fiery inferno rather than let go of Goyle *___*
What is with the constant negative comparisons of Ron to Harry? Ron and Harry are a great deal alike, particularly intellectually. They both make decent grades (with some help from Hermione) but aren't exactly fascinated by school. Harry appears to be more thoughtful - but only because Ron has the luxury of not having to constantly think about who or what may be springing up to kill him/his friends and/or ruin his life. Harry doesn't exactly have a better emotional IQ than Ron, either. They are both at their core very ordinary (pre)teenage boys, which is one of the reasons that they are such good friends. Ron's the first person to ever really treat Harry just as a boy, on equal terms - yeah, he wants to see Harry's scar, but it's because scars are cool, not because Harry's makes him special, and that makes Ron special by association. (Notice that while most of Ron's insecurities revolve around not being special enough to be noticed, he never uses his connection with Harry for any personal gain, even though being the best friend of The Boy Who Lived could easily win you fame, if not fortune.) Ron's also in many ways the braver of the two - he is genuinely scared and has a much better conception of what the real risks they're taking are, at least early on, but he goes anyway. Harry has a tendency to sort of block out how terrifying everything should really be and just kind of do it, and luck his way into not dying basically until HBP.
With this in mind, I wonder if the locket horcrux scene was at least partly meta against Ron-bashing in the shipping wars. I think Voldemort's taunts to Ron were at one point a part of the argument in the shipping wars "why would Hermione pick Ron when she could have Harry" - whereas Hermione doesn't give a damn who's more famous or powerful or potentially influential.