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Cover of tomorrow's Sunday Times.
It's on their Twitter account right now and it's a little early for April Fool's Day, so we assume it's true.

Hypable has a more extensive piece on it.
In a new interview conducted by Emma Watson, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling drops a bombshell: She regrets putting Ron and Hermione together.


The shocking revelation came in the new issue of Wonderland which Watson is a guest editor of this month. The comments were obtained by The Sunday Times.

Rowling says that she should have put Hermione and Harry together in the Harry Potter series instead of Hermione and Ron.

“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment,” she says. “That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron.”

“I know, I’m sorry,” she continued, “I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if I’m absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking people’s hearts by saying this? I hope not.”

Watson didn’t seem shocked by these comments and agreed with her. “It think there are fans out there who know that too and who wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy.”

Rowling also says that Ron and Hermione would have needed “relationship counseling.”


IN OTHER WORDS I JUST CANNOT EVEN.
PLEASE, DISCUSS.

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Date: 2014-02-01 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sophie10.livejournal.com
Vindicated! I always felt that the Hermione/Ron relationship was shoehorned in. It just didn't make sense to me, even as just a first romantic relationship. They were just too different and never saw eye to eye. How can two people like that have a life together? I firmly believe opposites can attract and that partners should compliment each other, but Hermione and Ron just didn't do that IMO. In some ways it seemed like Ron got the girl because Harry got to save the world, and I hated Hermione being reduced to that.

*sails off on HMS Pumpkin Pie*

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Date: 2014-02-01 11:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] junesrose.livejournal.com
I'M SPEECHLESS.

*settles into her seat on HMS-PP*

FINALLY.

(no subject)

Date: 2014-02-02 03:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avidbeader.livejournal.com
*settles into her seat on HMS-PP*

I'll join you!

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