Harry/Ginny

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Pairing
Pairing: Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley
Alternative name(s): Harry/Ginny, H/G, HP/GW, HMS Orange Crush
Gender category: het
Fandom: Harry Potter
Canonical?: yes
Prevalence: popular
Archives: Ginny Potter, PhoenixSong.net, SIYE
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Harry/Ginny is a het pairing in the Harry Potter fandom that eventually became canon. Particularly before it became canon, it was the focus of much debate and wank. After it became canon opposition to it solidified in the Epilogue? What Epilogue? mindset. See also One Big Happy Weasley Family.

Fanfiction

The most famous Harry/Ginny fanfic in the early days of the Harry Potter fandom was probably Alpha and Omega by Imogen, popularized by BNF Cassandra Claire (who was very vocal about hating it) and also made famous by being a peripheral factor in a stalking and harrassment wank.[1]

As of May 13, 2010 there were 14,142 fics marked as Harry and Ginny on fanfiction.net, though it is unknown how many of these are not about a Harry/Ginny relationship but rather about them interacting in some other context. This compares to 14,689 marked as Harry and Hermione and 25,803 marked as Harry and Draco.

Apart from EWE, a common way for fans who dislike the relationship to deal with it is infidelity stories, where either Harry or Ginny or both are unfaithful, and the couple eventually breaks up.

Harry/Ginny "Classics"

Though with the size of the Harry Potter fandom there is never a consensus on what can be considered a "classic," the following are some well-known and frequently recced Harry/Ginny stories:

Art

Harry/Ginny fanart depicting scenes from both fanon and canon are popular. Half-Blood Prince, in which the pairing became canonical, lead to a huge increase of Harry/Ginny art, many of which illustrated scenes from the book.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Charlotte Lennox, The Msscribe Story, Preface and Chapter One
  2. Includes TOS which state "We do not accept any stories which include Harry or Ginny in any long-term relationship except with each other..." PhoenixSong.net
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