Hello, my friends :) How are you all doing on this fine week? I apologize for being so MIA this week. It was Christmas and I was working, and I just started at a new job so there’s that.
Book or Series They Appear In:
The Harry Potter Series
Who They Are:
Hermione Granger is one of two best friends to the main character of the series, Harry Potter. She is the brains behind the operation. From the moment that Hermione enters the novel, it is about her intelligence, her cleverness, and less about the physical beauty of her. As the book goes along, and she gains more confidence in herself, her beauty shows. She’s supposed to be one of those girls that is not noticeably beautiful. She is essential to Harry’s journey through out all seven books. She helps him overcome the obstacles in the search for the Sorcerer’s Stone, discovers what the creature is in the Chamber of Secrets (and how it gets around), she is essential to the rescue of Buckbeak and Sirius Black in Prisoner of Azkaban, she helps Harry master each and every spell necessary for his success in the Triwizard Tournament, she comes up with the brilliant idea of Dumbledore’s Army, rocks it over and over and over again in Half Blood Prince, and seriously does so much in Deathly Hallows, its hard to know where to begin.
Why I Am Crushing On Them:
Well, it certainly helps that Emma Watson went from being an adorable child to being an absolutely beautiful young lady. Seriously. Who saw that coming? Remember how Hermione wasn’t supposed to be noticeably pretty? Yeah, that all went downhill as Emma went through puberty and came out looking like a total beauty queen. So yeah, she’s definitely beautiful and lovely to look at while Hermione is taking out dementors and Death Eaters and such.
But its more than just Emma Watson though. Hermione Granger is one of the strongest female characters that I’ve ever read in a novel series. She is incredibly intelligent, and definitely more intelligent and talented than the two main male characters of the novel. And the best part of that is, she doesn’t hide it. No matter how badly she is teased for it the entire series, she never backs down from showing how intelligent she is or from striving to learn more and more. I admire that so much. She never dumbs herself down, and she certainly doesn’t do it for a guy either, like Viktor Krum, or more important, Ron Weasley. She remains firm in who she is, and I love that. Its such a great example for little girls everywhere and its sexy as hell. She also can manage herself in a quick situation, and in a battle and she is a serious fighter. I also love that when Ron leaves, and she’s so obviously heartbroken, she keeps going. She keeps fighting, because she knows its the right thing to do and she made a promise. Hermione is an incredibly strong character, female or male, and she’s one of my favorites.
“All those poor elves I haven’t set free yet, having to stay over during Christmas because there aren’t enough hats!”
“Just because it’s taken you three years to notice, Ron, doesn’t mean no one else has spotted I’m a girl!”
“I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed – or worse, expelled. Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to bed.”
“Harry, you’d better beat him in the Quidditch final!” Hermione said shrilly. “You’d just better had, because I can’t stand it if Slytherin wins!”
“Imagine losing fingernails, Harry! That really puts our sufferings into perspective, doesn’t it?”
“Why shouldn’t I?” said Hermione. “Mudblood, and proud of it! I’ve got no higher position under this new order than you have, Griphook! It was me they chose to torture, back at the Malfoys’!”
“Oh, honestly, don’t you two read?”
Can we just appreciate that this gif is literally Hermione Granger in a nutshell? ;)
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