Anonymous said: I like her as a character and everything but why doesn't Luna get the treatment Ginny does? I don't understand that. Luna did not even show up until book 5 and no one says "Luna is so underdeveloped, she came out of nowhere, why is she considered a part of the big seven?" People only think Ginny is underdeveloped. How is Luna more developed than Ginny? I just don't get why fandom only has a problem with Ginny's development.
I complained about that too!
People are sad and transparent, take two. What Ginny gets shit for, other characters get revered for - why? Is it because Ginny interrupted their OTP? Because having a girl that’s good at sports and popular is that threatening? People who call her underdeveloped or a Mary Sue are ignorant, plain and simple. You don’t have to like her - but 99% of the criticism she gets is pure and unadulterated bulllllsssshit.
Ginny Weasley, stealin yo diaries, yo quaffle AND yo man. When will ur faves????
Also can we just acknowledge that even Hermione, who everyone LOVES TO FUCKING BITS, had epic issues with Luna Lovegood and consistently scorned her ideas, ignored her until Luna was needed (i.e. the interview with Rita Skeeter), and generally acted like she was so much better than Luna and implied that Harry should think so too (“Oh for goodness sake, you can do better than her…she only believes in things as long as there’s no proof at all” -Hermione in OotP). Not trashing Hermione here, but for anyone unfamiliar with the books, trust me, the movies watered down Hermione’s contempt for Luna and her father and especially that magazine.
And what did Ginny “the fandom thinks I’m an airhead” Weasley do in regards to Luna? Stuck up for her, made sure to include her, supported her, teamed up with her in book 7 while Harry & co were off finding Horcruxes. Ginny made every damn effort to make Luna feel wanted, including thanking her crush for taking Luna to a party instead of inviting her. (Yes I know she was with Dean Thomas at that point but let’s be real, she liked Harry from the beginning.)
Let me repeat that, just so we’re all clear: Ginny Weasley thought for sure that Harry was not going to go for her. So she went out with other guys - not to make him jealous, but because she wanted to. She actually dated other guys for herself, not so that everyone would think she was over him (she wasn’t, but she didn’t let on or make a big tragic show of it), but because she wanted a social life, dammit. And then her six-year-long crush asks out one of her best friends. And what does she do? She walks up to him and says, “Hey, thanks, you don’t know what that means to her.” How many fucking people do you now who are that selfless.
So yeah I really don’t fucking understand anyone who doesn’t like Ginny.