Ships will sail and sink!
It took me a while to think of something interesting and relatively important to write for the Quibbler Faithful column at this eve of the end of the Harry Potter series, and then I finally realized it. SHIPS! What better to talk about than the sailing and sinking of ships?
You do remember the ridiculous delusional war between the Ron/Hermione and Harry/Hermione shippers, right? And the wars between people deciding if Draco/Hermione or Draco/Ginny would redeem Draco's character. And then there were a few more colorful ships where happy people happily shipped and justified their happy little couples.
A large part of the fandom, dare I say almost everyone, has invested at least a little bit of time sorting out Harry Potter ships. To one person, Filch/McGonagall is a match made in heaven, whereas others feel Ron/Luna is the way to go. Needless to say, this fandom has spent much time and energy behind the shipping wars.
So what will happen when everything is set in stone in a few days?
Will the Ron/Hermione and Harry/Hermione shippers finally be at peace? Hopefully. I think I'm not the only one here who hopes Rowling will be kind to the ship that does not sail.
Will Draco be redeemed, and if so, will it have anything to do with his dating Hermione or Ginny? Or will he remain downright rotten and hook up with Pansy, as he is (supposedly) fated to do anyway?
Will the giant squid ever find its one true love?
One book holds the answers to all these questions. Without a doubt, it will definitely be interesting to see what sorts of reactions will ignite after everyone has read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Strap on your life jackets. There will be casualties.
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