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To J.K. Rowling:

First off, we would like to thank you for your amazing books. Harry Potter has evolved to be a huge phenomenon, and has touched a part of many of our lives.

This petition is not to convince you to write your novels in a way different then you have already planned. It is also not to tell you that we hate you, your characters or the choices you have made.

We are a group of human beings who believe in love forming from friendship. Above everything else we believe that love stems from trust, patience, kindness and loyalty. We believe in emotional connection rather then physical attraction, and that tension does not equal a happy relationship.

We are fans of both Hermione Granger and Harry Potter in your series. We love these characters separately, as well as together. We feel the potential love between these two people could have conquered Voldemort, and made your series truly spectacular. We do not hate Ron more then any other ship does. You would be mis-spoken to say that any of us dislike Ron, specifically because we do want Harry and Hermione to be together romantically, so please do not think ill of us.

We have an amazing fan base online; some of us have been fans for over 3 years, others have just joined recently. What binds us together is that we all feel that underneath the surface of your novels, underneath the pages is the potential for a wonderful relationship. We have felt hints towards this pair, not only in the Goblet of Fire, but also in the Order of the Phoenix. Many essays have been written regarding how this couple has been hinted in your novels, and how they are meant to be together. Many articles of art have been made in honour of this couple. Many stories have been written, inspired solely by your writing and the romance between these two people.

We simply ask that you do not push us aside and think us any less then other "shippers". Your comments in the recent interview with Muggle Net and The Leaky Cauldron has not only squashed our hope of Harry and Hermione ever being together in your novels, but has also upset many readers. We do not consider ourselves to be delusional, and just because we choose to interpret your novels differently then others, does not make us delusional. We are not saying that you called us delusional, but we wish you would have put more of a stop to the questionnaire saying such rude things, and not laughed along with him. We also wish that you hadn't used such condescending tone when regarding the Harry/Hermione fans in the interview, saying you left "anvil sized hints" and that you had made it more then obvious that Ron and Hermione were supposed to be together. By saying this you made us, Harry and Hermione fans feel both stupid and ignorant for interpreting the novels in our own way. Please do not ask us to read the books again. We have read them many times, perhaps too often, causing us to see clues where they do not exist. Just because we misinterpreted your words and your vision for the series is no need to tell us to do such a thing.

We still love your writing, and we still love your novels. Above all we are Harry Potter fans first. However, you must imagine that a great number of fans were both upset and offended by what you said. All we ask is that you tell us why you do not see the potential for Harry and Hermione to be together, and perhaps issue a public apology on your web site. This would help us feel less pushed to the side and made fun of, which is how we felt after this recent interview.

Thank you for your time, and for reading these words, and above all, thank you for writing Harry Potter.

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  • 22 February 2016863. Sara H
    about H/Hr No matter what you have said in that interview, I still believe in Harry & Hermione. No matter how many times I re-read the books, I will always see Harry & Hermione getting together, its just the right thing to do. about the Interview
  • 22 February 2016862. Ivonne Elizabethjuarezr
    about H/Hr La pareja Harry/Hermione simboliza el amor. Respresenta todo lo que yo creo que significa esa palabra. Esta basada en la amistad, la confianza, el preocuparte por esa persona y cuidarla. Esta basada en una amistad incondicional sabiendo que pas
  • 22 February 2016861. Macruu Sanford
    about H/Hr i love harry and herms as a couple about the Interview interview?
  • 20 February 2016860. Andrew H
    about H/Hr I respect your desicion about this relationship, Ms. Rowling. about the Interview I and many other feel that we were being degraded by all the people present there.
  • 16 February 2016859. Adriana Edithtrejog
    about H/Hr Creo que la pareja de HHr es la mejor pareja...ademбs, la autora siempre dijo que deberнamos leer entre lнneas y creo que tantas personas no podemos estar equivocadas. Harry y Hermione deben quedar juntos, porque se complementan el uno al otro
  • 09 February 2016858. Cynthia Singleton
    Website Link http://s4.invisionfree.com/La_Pareja_del_Fenix/index.php? about H/Hr Its very difficult to me to explain what you did in the books. Where are the clues of H/G? I mean, Ginny take more importance since the 5 book, so I dont find from where co
  • 08 February 2016857. Amanda Murray
    Website Link В about H/Hr I love the pairing. about the Interview I know they weren't talking about ALL hhr shippers, but still.. rude.
  • 10 January 2016856. Heather D
    about H/Hr Ms. Rowling, I have read your books many times. I didn't even know what a shipper was until recently and i still found that H/Hr could be more than friends. There are MANY moments in your books that point to what could have been a beautiful rom
  • 06 January 2016855. Jonathan F
    about H/Hr They belong together about the Interview I liked it
  • 05 January 2016854. Allan Meza
    about H/Hr Harry and Hermione will still be the one! No one can change that. about the Interview The interview is very one sided. and who has the right to call a ship delusional? Maybe Emerson's being delusional? Poor boy you should have practiced before
  • 23 December 2015853. Luisa Lab
    Website Link В about H/Hr El amor comienza por el respeto y la comprensiпїn... sin eso no hay relaciпїn con futuro about the Interview Debiпї ser mпїs humilde
  • 23 December 2015852. Monica M
    Website Link http://madewithrage.net/moni about H/Hr I have been a fan of Harry/Hermione since the 2nd book. I admit that I first became a Harry/Hermione shipper because of my own likness to Hermione, and my want for a guy like Harry. But afterwards I re
  • 20 December 2015851. Alex M
    about H/Hr Throughout the series, but especially in OotP I felt a growing connection between H/Hr that was starting to grow into something more. They work very well together in tandem, and both show instances of showing deep care of one another. After Har
  • 14 December 2015850. Philip Barnett
    about H/Hr I think that they are more than just good friends based on the amount of time and effort that Hermione puts into his well-being and the way that Harry treats her, overall, as well. They have too much of a respect and love for each other for it
  • 10 December 2015849. Laura K
    Website Link В about H/Hr Love is... Trust, caring and friendship. That's why I believe. about the Interview Sadly... some parts of it seem to have been made in regrettably bad taste...
  • 20 November 2015848. Tiffany Clements
    about H/Hr What makes very little sense to me is why it matters so much that H/Hr think differently. We know, we have come to acknowledge the fact that it will not happen, and yet we choose to believe in it, so how is that a crime? We are militant and del
  • 19 November 2015847. Tony C
    Website Link - about H/Hr "It's right, not easy." I've been a fan of this pairing for as long as I've had a Harry Potter book... however long that's been now. This is what true love is made of, not jealousy and bickering. about the Interview Never would
  • 17 November 2015846. Pdennis Patrick
    about H/Hr Well now that my twelve year old daughter was in tears over this i felt it was time I broke down and read Ms. Rowlings works. I saw from the intial book that there was a connection between her characters Harry and Hermione. It seemed to be one
  • 12 November 2015845. Victoria Black
    about H/Hr The best couple of the book .... and I will always believe the same... nothing's gonna change that! about the Interview It's was very sad, because a writer can't laught that way of your fans... the only one thing delusional was the way you act
  • 05 November 2015844. Sarah C
    about H/Hr Was and will always be my ship, no matter what canon says. about the Interview Not call us delusional because we are "still valued members of your readership?" How very condescending!
  • 29 October 2015843. Amy Vaughn
    about H/Hr H/Hr was more of a friendship first which could have developed into a beautiful, trusting, loyal, respectful, encouraging, supportive, loving, long lasting relationship. Not one based on fighting, abuse, bickering and jealousy. However this is
  • 29 October 2015842. Alvaro Fletcher
    about H/Hr I love Harry/Hermy about the Interview I don't like that JO laugh about us
  • 26 October 2015841. Sarah Bean
    about H/Hr Maybe I over analyzed the books to much, or maybe its because the love of my life started out as my best friend, that biased me to think that healthy friendships make the best relationships. about the Interview I was excited to read the interv
  • 03 October 2015840. Erika Randall
    about H/Hr I believe in Harry/Hermione!! It's still the best ship for me no matter what.. about the Interview That Emerson shouldn't have done the interview! People who interview must not take sides! and that EMERSON obviously failed to do that! I am so
  • 03 October 2015839. Maria P
    about H/Hr el cuadra con hermione no con ginny porfa juntalos about the Interview muy buena
  • 11 September 2015838. Brooke Estrada
    Website Link shipper.bravehost.com about H/Hr I think H/Hr is really cute together and I still support thier ship and continue to read and love the Harry Potter books even though I know it will be R/Hr and H/G in the end. about the Interview I thought i
  • 31 August 2015837. Tanya Y
    about H/Hr H/Hr is what true love is, the love that is transcendent and all powerful, the only love in the series that had any potential of defeating the shadow of hate, anger and bitterness. It was the only chance the WW had. . about the Interview The w

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