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Draco and Ginny Ship: Fastidiously avoiding canon since 2000.
The Draco/Ginny rarely interact in the novels and when they do, they almost never profess love for each other (eg, in Chamber of Secrets Draco mocks Ginny about her valentine; in Order of the Phoenix she curses him with the Bat-Bogey hex.) The fact that Ginny was interested in Tom Riddle (see: Tom/Ginny) and the ever-present fandom need to redeem Draco are often cited as the main reasons for the ship, along with facetious justifications like "We want pink-haired babies!"
The interest in the pairing is mainly due to the notion that opposites attract. The fact that the two are from two rival houses (Slytherin and Gryffindor) and families that hate each other (as seen in Lucius Malfoy and Arthur Weasley's bookshop brawl) has lead to Romeo and Juliet comparisons. This trope is now played out within the ship and is something of a running gag (MagicalTheory's tagline was once: "Like Romeo and Juliet without all that pesky dying!"). Other popular comparisons to literary couples include Beatrice and Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing, and Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice.
Below is a list of terms and their definitions that are used in this fan fiction community.
- PHBs/Pink-haired babies: Red and white make pink, and so the joke is that a baby born to Ginny, with her red hair, and Draco, whose hair is white-blond, will have pink hair.
- MT: Magical Theory: also occassionally "MaTh" because it's silly.
- FIA: Fire and Ice Archive, aka dracoandginny.com. Fire and Ice
- Drinny: Proof positive that mashing together the names of a romantic pairing is sometimes a really dumb idea. See also: Gaco. The exception to this rule is Jade Okelani's story titled Gaco and Drinny
- Gaco: See: Drinny.
- "Our ship is crazy. Our fan's don't have to be"
Below is a partial timeline of events that took place in this fan fiction community.
- Philosopher's Stone released. Draco and Ginny never interact. Draco/Ginny shippers? Undeterred.
- Chamber of Secrets released. Still no Draco/Ginny in canon. Draco/Ginny shippers, however, squee over the development of D and G's antagonistic relationship.
- Prisoner of Azkaban released. Draco and Ginny do not fall in love but the shippers soldier on.
- Goblet of Fire released. The new canon gives no hints to D/G but the shippers decide now is the time! The ship takes off.
- Early 2000, the earliest Draco and Ginny fics are posted at FanFiction.Net. (According to the memory of several early D/G authors, the earliest was by an author named Bumblebee who has since removed all his/her fics from the web.) These early stories are not well received, as many people believe the pairing is unlikely as it has no basis in the novels.
- April 2000, the earliest popular D/G fan fiction was Alicia/Sue's "Unlikely Coven" series which began on April 9, 2000.  This story has been cited as the source of the D/G ship as the other early stories were not widely read.
- December 2000, the famous "Draco Sinister" by Cassandra Claire begins. It attracts a lot of attention to the pairing.
- April 30, 2001, the DracoGinnyFanFic mailing list is started by StrangerWithMyFace after she searches for D/G groups on yahoo groups and finds none. She invites all the authors of D/G fics she can find on fanfiction.net. 12 people join in the first few hours.
- August 2001, in association with the DracoGinnyFanFic mailing list, StrangerWithMyFace starts the Draco and Ginny Fan Fiction Archive on geocities.com/dracoginny. (It is later, MagicalTheory.com).
- July 16, 2002: geocities.com/dracoginny becomes MagicalTheory.com. The name is from the book "Magical Theory" by Adalbert Waffling, which is a textbook in SS/PS, referencing the fact that D/G is only a theory not canon based.
- On September 17, 2002, the LiveJournal community draco_and_ginny was created. 
- Order of the Phoenix published. Ginny begins dating other people. D/G ships practice art of ignoring.
- Dark Directed by Fearthainn wins the first Draco/Ginny FanFiction Award.
- May 24, 2004, The Fire and Ice Archive opens.
- July 31, 2004, Mynuet completely gave up on being able to review all submissions by herself and forms the Cabal, the group of power-mad martinets who review fics for FIA.
- August 10, 2004, MagicalTheory closes to new submissions due to overwhelming volume. DracoAndGinny.com, just moved to its own server space instead of shared hosting, soon replaces it as the main Draco/Ginny archive.
- Half-Blood Prince released. Draco is teased about Ginny, encouraging shippers to the point of delight. Draco partially redeemed but Ginny snogs Harry. One step forward, two steps back. Shippers decide writing more fic will solve the problem. Creamtea and Anise concoted an elaborate love potion theory, that, unlike other love potion theories, does not make Ginny the villian, but manages to predict that Ginny will eventually end up with Draco.
- On May 25, 2005, the LiveJournal community dgficexchange is created by applecede. Over 40 stories are written and the Draco/Ginny love is spread by the gift of giving.
- On July 29, 2005, the LiveJournal community dracoginny_love was created. 
- December 20-29, 2005: FIA is closed for transfer to a new host and upgrade to efiction2. Panic ensues.
- On August 14, 2006, The FIA Forums  open with a monumental amount of posts and registrations. As of March 14, 2007, there are 507 members and over 19,000 posts.
- On September 22, 2006, the first D/G podcast premiered. .
- In December 2006/January 2007, many awards were given out. The Fire and Ice Archives Forums had a mass vote. 209 stories were nominated in 36 categories; 206 people voted in the final round. The winners can be found here: http://forums.dracoandginny.com/index.php?topic=914.0.
- February 2, 2007, dracoandginny.com goes down for upgrade to eFiction 3.0. That same day, the Forums, with an average registration of less than three new members daily, receives 29 new members. The Archive reopens February 8, much to everyone's delight.
- During the spring of 2007, The D/G Fic Exchange  on Livejournal continued on, mostly due to the hardwork of the mods, jandjsalmon and rarity. 
- During the spring of 2007, the podcasts are taken over by persephone33, a professional actress and author of a few well known D/G fanfiction stories. She gets rave reviews, and does nearly all following podcasts
- February 2, 2007 dracoandginny.com goes down for upgrade to eFiction 3.0. That same day, the Forums, with an average registration of less than three new members daily, receives 29 new members. The Archive reopens February 8, much to everyone's delight.
- March 31/April 1, 2007, Mynuet and the Cabal play an April Fool's Day prank.
- July 21: Cries of "Epilogue, what epilogue?" are heard from all corners of the globe. Harry-bashing abounds and many speak out against Draco's receding hairline. Eventually, post-DH fic fixes everything.
- While the D/G fandom was peripherally involved in the Cassandra Claire plagiarism scandal, the fandom otherwise has no notable history of wanks and/or drama.
- The one tiny exception was the January 2007, StrangerWithMyFace and Mynuet debate over Romeo and Juliet comparisons made to the ship (Mynuet said they were "trite" and StrangerWithMyFace thought they were "cliched"). Seven people were killed in the ensuing gunfight.
- Mynuet and various members of the Cabal, including Lyndsie Fenele, play an enormous April Fool's Day joke on the fandom, making people believe that the Fire and Ice Archive and the related forums are being shut down forever, and that Mynuet pettily opposes a plan by Lyndsie to restore the archive on a different server. Respondents are later torn between the desire to celebrate and the desire to severely thump all of the pranksters.
- "D/G: Our ship is already crazy, so our fans don't have to be." --echo
While the ship has what can be called BNFs (StrangerWithMyFace, Fearthainn, Anise, Mynuet, Sarea and Jade Okelani, Rainpuddle, etc.), the influence of such BNFs is far from comparable to the influence of BNFs in earlier incarnations of the HP fandom at large. Several people, including some outside the D/G fandom, have cited D/G fans as being the most welcoming to new fans and the least likely to engage in wank. Many believe this is because of the general lack of belief that the pairing can ever become canon; D/G fans tend to avoid the arguments in which shippers with more canon background for their pairing engage in. Overall, there's no real need to list fans here, because each fan is entitled and encouraged to do their own thing and just share the love of the pairing.
- While there are many fans who aren't members of that archive, a general idea of ship size can be gotten from the fact that, as of March 14, 2007, dracoandginny.com has 8,751 members.
- DracoGinnyFanFic is the largest mailing list for the pairing and has about 2,750 members.
- FIA Forums claims 507 members as of March 14, 2007.
- 2262 stories on FanFiction.net fall into the "Draco M. & Ginny W." category as of June 27, 2008, but more may have featured the pairing as a side-ship.
- Why Draco/Ginny? by Mynuet
- The Ship that Defies All Logic by Sue Bridehead
- Why Draco and Ginny? by StrangerWithMyFace
- Draco/Ginny Ship Manifesto: Why Fire and Ice? by Fearthainn
Fan fiction archives
Mailing Lists/LiveJournal Communities
- ginny_n_draco The S.S. Fire and Ice
- Draco/Ginny together for always
- The Best D/G Fanfic in Fandom
- The Draco/Ginny Fic Exchange Dgficexchange
- Draco_and_Ginny: Fire & Ice
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