Originally posted by -Navi
Harry Potter is not a romance series, romance only came up because it naturally had to because Harry was coming of age so it would've been weird if he was like asexual. Actually there are very cute little H/G scenes in the books prior to HBP. Like in GoF, in the chapter before the Yule Ball I believe there was a part when everyone was laughing about Ron yelling/asking out Fleur and then Harry mentions he asked Cho out, and there's a line where it says something like "Ginny stopped smiling" but better written.I don't get how some people say that Harry-Ginny was random, when it was anything but. It just took Harry some time. I only started liking Harry-Ginny like spring of this year when I re-read the series after quite some time.
I believe that "Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn", taking Stephen Kings words.
Agree with what you said, esp the red part.
I actually like how JKR didn't make romance her priority, because honestly, it would have ruined the beauty of her series if all the characters ever did was snog or think about girls/guys.
And while I too am not a HUGE fan of the Harry/Ginny coupling, I do like them as a couple, and I also can't understand how others think it came out of no where. I agree that for someone who only sees the movies and never read the books, Harry/Ginny did come out of nowhere, but there are subtle hints in all the books that Harry/Ginny would eventually end up together.
Harry was going through a lot, already much more than any ordinary teenager, and to add to that, he experienced the same romantic feelings other teenagers did as well. The 'weird' descriptions some may not have liked about Harry's feelings are natural, because all Harry had to worry about was never only his romantic feelings. He had to worry about defeating, possibly killing, one of the darkest wizards of all times, he saw some of his loved ones die. Added to that, it'd be stupid if his feelings were described like, or made him seem like a knight in shining armor.
And I also don't agree that JKR can't write romance, because the way in which she described Snape's feelings for Lily was MUCH better than what other authors wrote for their romance novels. And what to say of the Ron and Hermione jodi? JKR could write romance, and what romance she wrote in her books she wrote well, it's just that romance wasn't her top priority.