I've been to the midnight releases of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-- the book-- (I made it to two different bookstores that night-- one, the small bookstore near my house, that my sister camped outside of for fourteen hours, and another, a large bookstore downtown that had a huge party), and both halves of the movie. I went to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince-- the movie. I was too young to go to the book, but after seeing how much fun my sister had, I was bound and determined to go to the next one.
I grew up with Harry, Ron and Hermione. But funnily enough, none of them were my favorite character.
I liked Ginny. My friends liked Hermione, and Tonks, and Luna, and while I like them too, I like Ginny best. Recently I've been skimming a lot of Harry-Potter fandom related stuff, and I was shocked at all the hate that Ginny, and Bonnie Wright get.
I think Bonnie Wright made a good Ginny. End of story. Ginny always has, and always will be my favorite character. I look up to her. I know some people think she's a horrible character or that Bonnie Wright ruined her for them, but I admire her, and look up to her. And here is why.
She is strong. She knew that diary was trouble, and tried her best to throw it away. She fought her hardest to throw that diary away, because she knew she couldn't continue on this way.
She can stand up for herself. You don't grow up with six brothers not being able to stand up for yourself.
She's not ashamed of her friends. Neville, and Luna? In books five, six and seven, Ginny stood by them, no matter their quirks, and loved them just as who they were. She would have died to protect them.
She doesn't get deterred easily. She broke into Snape's office to get that sword. She will get what she wants, even if she has to fight for it.
She loves her friends. She would die in a second for Hermione, Luna, Neville, Ron, or Harry. In book seven, she stayed with Neville and Luna until she wasn't allowed to return to Hogwarts anymore. And she was eager to return to them in the end, during the battle of Hogwarts.
She's not afraid to fight. Like I said above, she'd die for her friends. She's not afraid to stand up for herself, and she's more than willing to put a "Bat-Bogey Hex" on you if you annoy her.
And one last reason.
She makes Harry happy. And he deserves to be happy. And if she makes him happy, I don't see what the problem with her is. I think she deserves him, and he deserves her, and if they make each other happy, no one should claim that she's a bad character, or Bonnie Wright is a bad actress. I like her just the same.
So, those are my reasons that I like Ginny Weasley. Do you guys have any characters that you feel the need to defend, sometimes? And yes. I always have been, and always will be, a Harry and Ginny shipper.
The Dandy Lioness