Just an app from HE sorting... (and one girl from Slytherin who's a DE shopowner too)...
Don't forget... Ginny-hate: sevarem
I hate the hate! I guess I can see the good in almost anyone... it was so hard for me to come up with a least favorite character when I applied. I ended up choosing Barty Crouch, Jr. and still feeling like a cop-out.
Wait, what?! Why am I listed as a Ginny hater?
You know, at one point, I put that I hated Cho in one of those sorting applications. But then-- I guess, when I started to RP her, I felt quite differently. People shouldn't call her annoying -- it's super closed-minded, and they don't realize that if their boyfriends died, they'd be wrecks. They'd try to move on (emphasis on try), and live their lives, but there'd always be something missing, you know?
I have an essay on the weird thing that is Cho-hate. I'll look up the link.
...Also, starting to read the fic!!! :)
Ditto. Everyone's like, "Yeah yeah, her boyfriend died half a year ago, pull yourself together woman! I wouldn't be a weepy mess."
hahahaha i was totally thinking that too when i read that app. btw, congrats on winning for your drabble! i actually had a feeling it was you just because it was CC. ;)
lol - I was going to vote 'squib' but I know I can't vote that just because, so I voted slytherin since they seem to want her. I think 'open-minded' was the wrong choice of words; she says she's liberal - so she should've/could've just used that word, liberal rather than open-minded (since "liberal" is more of a reflection of choices/morals rather than "open-minded" which reflects more tolerance and understanding).
And... THANKS! But it wasn't CC! ;) It was Cedric and... Luna... er.. Penelope... er.. I said 'lovely eagle' not 'Cho'. ;) Just kidding :) I think I'll try to write non-CC stuff next, because I think people's opinions about certain characters (e.g. Cho-hate) will reflect in their voting ;P
I can definitely see the Hufflepuff in you...
I think that a lot of Cho hate comes from her failed relationship with Harry, that they perhaps see her as keeping his focus from who he "should" be with. I, myself, was frustrated with her throughout that book, as the relationship was so unhealthy to both of them. However, I think that the depth of her feeling for Cedric certainly makes her a noteworthy character. Also, I don't think that it helps that Jo simply dropped her in canon.
As for Ginny hate...I'm going to stay away from that one.
Oh, I agree (with the unhealthy relationship - Harry being the last person to see Cedric alive, but pines for the deceased's girlfriend who's still coming to grips with everything). In the beginning, I was rooting for them just because and I didn't know the extent of Cho's previous relationship with Cedric. When I read the book and came to part where she asks about Cedric, I was taken aback. Of course, later, I realized there must have been a backstory to all of it - and that's where lovely fanfic comes in to play.
Me--Hufflepuff? ;) well... I wish the world was fair.. but life isn't fair, and I know that, but it doesn't stop me from wishing it! ;)
Actually, I had the very same opinion about Cho when OotP was fresh. After joining H_E, I got to hear more opinions and I've sort of become open-minded regarding this. People can be very persuasive. ;P
Now I'm at a point where I don't hate anyone except maybe Peter, Umbridge etc.
Maybe I'm strange then. When I read it for the first time, I was more along the lines going 'oh, well. Harry/Cho didn't work. next?" Cho didn't register on my radar; then again, since most everything is seen through Harry's POV, no one outside of the main trio and the Weasleys ever triggered any sort of response from me. I think it was fandom that made me appreciate every character - especially all the one-dimensional sub-characters. And I guess I have Cho-hate to thank for turning me into a Cho-sympathizer.
Well, we've had this conversation, but female character hate makes me sad. It's almost always perpetuated by female fans and I fail to understand why. A lot of times, I think it's fueled by jealousy(Ginny is popular and she dared date a boy before Harry) or double standard(Ginny's such a slut. She's been interested in boys other than Harry) or ridiculous fanon ideas that have no basis whatsoever in canon(Ginny gets in the way of the WUV that Harry harbors for Draco). It makes me sad and it makes me angry.
I also hate the ridiculous idea that somehow, female characters being emotional makes them weak. How dare they have normal human emotions such as sadness, depression or jealousy. How dare Hermione cry over Ron. Obviously, it makes her a weak, pathetic character, because real women never, ever cry over something as silly and meaningless as their relationships with others.
The hyprocrisy makes me sick.
What also irks me is a well thought out post, ended by a st00pid mispelling. Hee... hyprocrisy...