Wednesday, June 14, 2017

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Favorite (Harry Potter) Side Ships

Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group that posts a weekly "top 5" list for book reviewers to tackle! If you'd like to join in, the group is HERE.

This week's topic was favorite side ships!

Tell us your favorite relationships that don't involve the protagonist! 

Now, this was originally going to be a multifandom list... but, yeah, this is a Harry Potter list!

*Hedwig's Theme plays aggressively in the background*
I regret nothing.

Let's get started!

5. Draco/Astoria


I will preface this by saying that I have yet to read or watch "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," so I know nothing about how this relationship is portrayed in canon. However, I'm a bit of a sucker for Drastoria. Going off of what we know from Pottermore, it seems like Astoria Greengrass, though we know virtually nothing about her, was a really positive influence on Draco. No one can make someone change, but she almost certainly helped.

4. Dean/Seamus


These two background characters are among my favorites -- they don't do much, plot-wise, but they're fun, and they're always together. I admit, this ship is mainly based on the movies; scenes like the ones above, though wordless, are cute enough to get me on board.

3. James/Lily


I used to ship Snily. (I know, I know. I was young.) But as I've gotten older, I've learned to appreciate James and Lily's dynamic more--the "enemies to friends to lovers" trope is always great when done right, and once you learn more about them, you realize just how well-matched they were. James and Lily's love is the start of the entire series--and their love story is one that gets me every time.

2. Sirius/Remus


MAKE THEM GAY, YOU COWARDS.

Don't get me wrong, I love Tonks dearly, and she and Lupin are cute -- but I've been a loyal Wolfstar shipper for years now. No Tonks hate, but WOLFSTAR FOREVER.

1. Ron/Hermione


My favorite Harry Potter ship of all time. Ron and Hermione are absolutely perfect for each other -- and absolutely imperfect. They fight and argue, yes, but they're also very loyal to each other, and their banter is undeniable evidence of their chemistry. Their flaws and strengths balance each other, and they're great friends as well as great romantic partners. Harmony vs. Romione ship wars have been legendary for years -- and my position on it is one I'm very passionate about.

----

Thank you so much for reading! Who are YOUR favorite side ships? Not just Harry Potter -- let's go multifandom in these comments.

If you liked this post and would like to see more from me in the future, please consider supporting me on Patreon! Even $1 a month can make a huge difference to me, and gets me one step closer to being able to make a living writing. Patrons get to vote in polls like this one HERE, and get all sorts of neat benefits. My Patreon page is HERE. Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. loool this was great! I did not ever really notice Dean and Seamus until I saw that clip and then now I think about it and it could have definitely been a thing! My favorite side ship is Lisa and Mav Carter from the Hate U Give...they're just so cute and tight knit and just overall goals!

    ReplyDelete