Romione or Dramione?

Welcome back to the Harry Potter 30 day Challenge! The question for day 12 is: Favourite ship?
I have two answers for today! From JKR’s books its Ron and Hermione and from the world of fanfiction its Draco and Hermione!
This is a very recent development actually. I wouldn’t want JKR’s story to be changed in any way. But in my recently concluded semester we had to write a dissertation and one of my friends chose the subject of fanfiction. The genre itself is fascinating but I was more excited about the fact that she’d chosen Harry Potter fanfiction as her main example. That’s when I started reading Dramione fanfiction and I loved it (some of them are really well written).
I love Ron and Hermione and I think they really complement each other, especially book-Ron and Hermione.
                            

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Their relationship is gradual and based on a solid foundation of years of friendship, and constant bickering too.
                         

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But they are great together.
I really like the scene where Ron says Hermione instead of Lavender when he’s in the hospital (about time wasn’t it?).
                           

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This is exactly what I wanted to say!

But I also think that Draco and Hermione could have had a real chance if not for all the obvious societal restrictions, atleast in fanfictions they could.
                           

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Hermione is one of the few people who would probably understand the decisions that Draco has to take. She doesn’t come with all the prejudices about Muggleborns and Purebloods and her character is such a strong one that she could be the one to make Draco question his very upbringing, like she does in the fanfictions. Who better than Hermione, the brightest witch of her age and a Muggleborn, to make Draco realize that all these prejudices are baseless?
So there you go, that’s my answer for today!
Until tomorrow 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Romione or Dramione?

  1. I have to be honest, I have never read fanfiction, but “Dramione” is a concept that I really don’t understand. I like Draco well enough and get his “difficulties”, but pairing him with Hermione seems like something that ONLY fanfiction could do. They are not opposites in a good way, even taking out all his prejudice towards her, we’re still left with his despicable actions and way of thinking, just look at how Draco would treat an house elf, Hermione would never stand for that… I’m rambling (sorry!) 😉

    • No worries! Rambling (especially about HP) is good! I’d never read fanfiction either, until a few months back that is. Some of it is…weird (I can’t think of another word). Plus I have only ever read Dramione. But I think the concept of Dramione,as you say, came up because it’s such a classic sort of pairing-enemies coming together and falling in love and all that. A lot of fanfiction writers also see a lot of redeeming qualities in Draco and sort of believe that if not for all the Purebloods are superior to everyone else nonsense that he’d been taught since childhood he would have been more accepting of everyone else and that explains his behaviour towards the others, house elves included. My friend,who has done some research on this like I said, also said that some writers seem to prefer Draco to Ron because he’s ‘intellectually’ more at par with Hermione or something, but I don’t agree with that at all. But seriously,fanfiction writers have quite an imagination (and I don’t necessarily mean this in a good way). I do find it interesting though, people can be so creative. Now I’m rambling too 😉 And I agree with you..Dramione can only exist in fanfiction. I am always going to love Romione 🙂

      • it’s not that i don’t see redeeming qualities in Draco, I do, just not enough, lol.

        fanfiction is an interesting sub-culture of fandom, though I have to admit, it’s not for me… I sometimes stumble through MALEC or Olicity fanfic on Tumblr, and sure, I read it, because they’re canon, but everything outside canon is kind of weird to me…

        But yeah, a whole lot of imagination… some very talented writers we have today began writing fanfic.

      • I know what you mean. That’s exactly why I had never read fanfiction before and even now I have only ever read Dramione. Its so weird reading non-canonical stuff because the canon itself is so developed.

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