|Pairing:||Neville Longbottom/Ginny Weasley|
|Alternative name(s):||Ginny/Neville, N/G, NL/GW, HMS Flaming Toad, Ninny, Nevinny|
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The pairing saw interest since Goblet of Fire, in which the two attend the Yule Ball together, and increased in popularity with their growing (mostly off-screen) friendship in Order of the Phoenix and ultimately Deathly Hallows.
Neville/Ginny is often shipped alongside Harry/Hermione and Ron/Luna, or Harry/Luna and Ron/Hermione. It has a reputation as a "leftover" ship or convenient means of freeing up Harry for another pairing. Many Neville/Ginny fans resent this especially because of the perception that some fans who claim to support the pairing seem to actively dislike Ginny.
Many fans are drawn to the pairing over the canonical Harry/Ginny because they view Neville and Ginny's relationship as more equal: Neville and Ginny are friends and stand up for one another versus Ginny's initial one-sided idolization of Harry; Neville and Ginny fight together as equals versus Harry sidelining Ginny in attempts to protect her.
The ship was proposed at FictionAlley Park's SCUSA forum in January 2002 and was named "HMS Flaming Toad". The basis of the ship was Neville and Ginny attending the Yule Ball together in Goblet of Fire. Some fans thought that the pairing would become canon.
After the release of Order of the Phoenix (June 2003) and the introduction of Luna Lovegood, Neville/Luna overtook Neville/Ginny in popularity, and the threesome ship Neville/Ginny/Luna also become common. Some fans started shipping Ron/Luna alongside Neville/Ginny; these pairings together are sometimes known as "A Different Happy Weasley Family" (ADHWF), as a counter to OBHWF. Neville/Ginny, Ron/Luna, and Harry/Hermione are also sometimes collectively known as "S.S. Dumbledore's Army".
Half-Blood Prince (July 2005) was a blow to the ship, as it not only canonized Harry/Ginny but many Neville/Ginny shippers did not like Ginny's characterization in the book. However, the ship was somewhat reinvigorated by the Goblet of Fire film (November 2005), which depicts Neville and Ginny dancing together at the Yule Ball at the end of the night (although Order of the Phoenix establishes that Ginny met Michael Corner at the Yule Ball and therefore may not have spent the whole ball with Neville).
- The Toad Prince Trilogy by tybalt-quin — An early and influential chaptered fic that began as FictionAlley Park cookies. (2003, offline)
- Paradise by the Dashboard Light by Magnolia Mama — Post-war futurefic in which Harry had died defeating Voldemort. The author commissioned an illustration for the story by lberghol (now offline). Recced by coffee_n_cocoa at crack_broom as one of "those first few fics cementing their love for [the pairing]." (2004) Companion piece: Coda (2004, offline)
- The Long Road Home by lionille — Pre-DH post-war series of ten ficlets. Created for 10tunes. (2006)
- Notice by scribooty (sbeegee) — Response to Ginny's HBP characterization. Fanart by berenicepotter. (2006)
- Not A Gentleman So Much As A Gentle Man by Rozarka — Post-Hogwarts EWE fic in which Ginny wants to lose her virginity. Written for Samhain Smut. (2012)
- Be Smarter Not Braver by victoriousscarf — Romance set during Deathly Hallows. Recced by galfridian at het_reccers as "a glimpse of Neville and Ginny that canon wasn't able to deliver". (2014)
- Neville and Ginny by netbyrd — Bright marker drawing of Neville and Ginny kissing in a greenhouse. (2005)
- Neville and Ginny Yuleball by Yamatoking — Neville and Ginny during their Yule Ball date, with Trevor the Toad on Neville's shoulder. (2005)
- Innocent Glances by eclecticmuses — Neville and Ginny exchanging glances. (2006)
- Ginny/Neville for _kyri by Odella — Sketch of Neville and Ginny in the snow. (2006)
- Wingman by pennswoods — Based on the prompt "Ginny returning Trevor after one of his adventures". (2009)
- Find myself in you by kath_ballantyne — For the prompt "comfort". (2010, log-in required)
- Warm & Sweet by pinkelephant — Fluffy holiday art for mini_fest. (2011)
- Morning Promise (direct image link) by tripperfunster — A tender intimate moment, created for wizard_love. NSFW. (2011)
- Magic Garden by kath_ballantyne — "Magical garden sex", created for wizard_love. NSFW. (2012)
- Ginny and Neville at Yule Ball by Orchideacae — Neville and Ginny in their Yule Ball attire. (2015)
- nevilleginny at LiveJournal (defunct) — Founded by zmedlebum (aka zormatoform aka Flobberbottom) in January 2005. Widely linked from other Neville/Ginny communities and home of The Masterlist of Neville/Ginny Fanfic. Online through at least October 2008.
- nevilleginevra at LiveJournal (defunct) — Extant in 2005 and 2007.
- nlgw_ficathon at LiveJournal (defunct) — Ficathon, early 2006?
- adhwf at LiveJournal. Community for Neville/Ginny and Ron/Luna. Active 2006–2007.
- DA Love News at LiveJournal. Newsletter community for Neville/Ginny, Ron/Luna, and Harry/Hermione. Active May – July 2006.
- Neville--x--Ginny group at DeviantArt. Founded July 2011.
- Neville and Ginny Community at FanFiction.Net. Founded September 2006.
- Somebodies, a Ginny & Neville fanlisting. Original version, founded September 2006.
Other Links & Resources
- Neville Longbottom/Ginny Weasley tag at Archive of Our Own
- [Ginny W., Neville L.] pairing filter at FanFiction.Net
- G/Nev Stories at FictionAlley
- HMS Flaming Toad at FictionAlley Park's SCUSA forum
- Neville Longbottom/Ginny Weasley fic listing at FictionAlley Park's ...cruisin'... forum
- p: ginny weasley/neville longbottom recs at Crack Broom
- Neville/Ginny Fanart Masterlist, compiled by heron_advocate (last updated December 2007)
- neville-x-ginny and ginny-x-neville tags at Tumblr
- LoonyLions posed the question: "This ship is sterotyped [sic] as being a 'leftover ship.' An argument against it is that we ship it because we hate Ginny or we hate Harry/Ginny. How true is this? Do you hate Ginny or H/G?" (HMS Flaming Toad (Neville/Ginny) XI: Sending Neville Her Love!, Post #1784742, 29 April 2008). See also this anonymous ask (17 May 2015) and follow-up (18 May 2015) at lupinatic on Tumblr.
- Corax at FictionAlley Park's SCUSA forum. Ginny/Neville, posted 18 January 2002.
- Narcissa Malfoy at FictionAlley Park's SCUSA forum. Vote a Name for Ginny/Neville - Sweet but not quite OBHWF, posted 16 April 2002. The initial thread lists the ship name as "SS Flaming Toad"; the poll and later threads use "HMS Flaming Toad".
- Ginny & Neville is mentioned as possible pairing in HPfGU's Potential Romantic Pairings by Penny Linsenmayer. Ginny/Neville is the only Neville pairing discussed.
- narcissam wrote in 2004: "I shipped Neville/Ginny fanatically [in early 2002], even convinced that they were totally going to become canon.". (Autobiography of a Fan - Part Four, posted 17 July 2004 at LiveJournal.)
- For example, see reactions at HMS Flaming Toad VI (Neville/Ginny) at FictionAlley Park, starting 18 July 2005.
- coffee_n_cocoa at crack_broom on LiveJournal. Neville/Ginny: "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" by magglenagall, posted 01 August 2009.
- galfridian at het_reccers on LiveJournal. 9 Recs (8 Fandoms), posted 24 March 2016.