Ginny/Luna

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Pairing
Pairing: Ginny Weasley/Luna Lovegood
Alternative name(s): Ginny/Luna, G/L, GW/LL, S.S. Dreamy Redhead, Lunny, Linny
Gender category: femslash
Fandom: Harry Potter
Canonical?: no
Prevalence: common
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Ginny/Luna is a fanon Harry Potter femslash pairing involving the characters of Ginny Weasley and Luna Lovegood.

Canon

Luna and Ginny were in the same year at Hogwarts, though in different houses; Ginny was in Gryffindor whereas Luna was in Ravenclaw. Ginny seemed to find Luna rather peculiar, as she first referred to Luna as "Loony Lovegood" (though in an affectionate way). The two were very friendly, as Ginny led Harry Potter and Neville Longbottom into her train compartment in 1995, conversing politely with her.

Luna became one of Ginny's best friends through Dumbledore's Army, and Ginny began telling others not to call Luna "Loony," prompting Luna to randomly state during her Quidditch commentary that Ginny was nice and she liked her. Along with Neville, Luna and Ginny led the re-formed Dumbledore's Army while Hogwarts was under Voldemort's control. Ginny was also one of the five portraits — along with Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Neville — that Luna painted and hung from her bedroom ceiling, with the word "friends" joining them together in gold writing.[1]

Fandom

The ship gained interest after the publication of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in June 2003, in which Luna was first introduced. Madam Hooch's Broom Closet writes of the pairing shortly after the release of Order of the Phoenix:

The first big f/f pairing to come from the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Who says Ginny's cheerful antics with boys weren't just a cover-up? And, perhaps more importantly, they'd be very pretty together. In any case, this pairing is very hot at the moment.[2]

The "SS Dreamy Redhead" thread was started on FictionAlley Park's SCUSA forum in June 2003.[3] In 2006, Ginny/Luna was the first femslash pairing to be featured in an article on MuggleNet.[4]

Prevalence

Ginny/Luna is a popular femslash pairing in the Harry Potter fandom, although femslash in general in much less common than het or slash.

Ginny/Luna is the third most popular pairing after Hermione/Ginny and Hermione/Fleur on hp_girlslash, a LiveJournal community founded in March 2003.[5]

On Archive of Our Own, founded in 2008, it is the most popular HP femslash ship.[6] It is the second most popular pairing for Ginny Weasley overall on AO3, after only the canonical Harry/Ginny and is the most popular pairing for Luna Lovegood.[7] Ginny/Luna have also been within the top 100 femslash pairings on AO3 since 2015, ranking 58th in 2015,[8], 63rd in 2016,[9] and 48th in 2017.[10]

Fanworks

Ginny/Luna art by uppuN (2011).

Fanfiction

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Fanart

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References

  1. Luna Lovegood relationships - harry potter wiki
  2. Madam Hooch's Broom Closet - Femmeslash Ships, archived 24 July 2003.
  3. http://forums.fictionalley.org/park/showthread.php?s=&threadid=35606 OOTP Ship - SS Dreamy Redhead (Luna/Ginny)]
  4. Madam Puddifoot’s: Newer than New, Mugglenet, Published June 15 2006.
  5. According to the hp_girlslash community tags. Tags were introduced on LiveJournal in June 2005, but were added to older posts in the community. As of 17 October 2016, there are 238 posts tagged Ginny/Luna, compared to 486 posts tagged Ginny/Hermione, 331 posts tagged Fleur/Hermione.
  6. Luna Lovegood/Ginny Weasley tag at AO3, 894 works as of 26 February 2018. Compare 421 works tagged Hermione/Ginny, 418 works tagged Hermione/Pansy, 272 works tagged Hermione/Luna and 196 works tagged Hermione/Fleur.
  7. As of 26 February 2018, there are 894 works tagged Hermione/Fleur and 5595 works tagged Harry/Ginny on AO3.
  8. Top 100 F/F pairings in 2015
  9. Top 100 F/F pairings in 2016
  10. AO3 Ship Stats, Top 100 F/F pairings in 2017
  11. Original link, archived 04 November 2006 by the Wayback Machine.