Harry/Hermione

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Harry/Hermione is one of the more popular Harry Potter het pairings. It was once sometimes referred to as Pumpkin Piea ficlet in which Harry, coming from a feast, tasted like pumpkin pie. [1] Another name, more commonly used now, is Harmonian, although this name is used by many outside of the pairing or in to describe a vocal minority of the shippers.

Outward apperances for this community suggest that males make up a more vocal component of this pairing than for other pairings in the Harry Potter fan fiction community. [2] The demographics for this subcommunity also seem to trend a bit older than other pairings. [3] The thought is that the more zealous and outspoken fen tend to be older than thirty years.

Portkey is the largest and most successful home of H/Hr shippers. It contains the most H/Hr specific fanfiction and fanart.

One of the earliest message boards for the Harmonian (as opposed to the H/Hr) community was A Mad World founded by Mad Eyed Mike. [4] This made Mad Eyed Mike the de facto leader of the Harmonian community in the period between the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. [5] Shortly before the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, A Mad World closed and was directly replaced by the HMS Harmony Forums. Most of the staff and posters moved directly there, and the HMS Harmony Forums, located at HarmonyForever have become one of the leading homes for Harmonians.

Terminology

Below is a list of terms and their definitions that are used in this shipping community.

  • H/Hr
  • HMS Harmony
  • Harmonian this term is used by many outside of the pairing or in to describe a vocal minority of the shippers.
  • HMS Pumpkin Pie

Timeline

Below is a partial timeline of events that took place in this fan fiction community.

2000

I too am in the Harry/Hermione camp but I have my own theories about
that, and I also have that sneaking suspicion that Ron
may not be long for the world or that he might not continue to be one
of the good guys. [7]
Finally, for those who just can't stand the wait between Rowling's books, there are Harry Potter role-playing games and a growing body of fan-written Harry Potter fiction on the Web, much of it intended for adults. If the tentative rumblings of pubescent romance aren't strong enough for your tastes, there's "Harry Potter and the Paradigm of Uncertainty," a story in progress to be found at eGroups. Author Lori Summers describes it as "a PG-13 story intended for adult fans of the HP series. It's set 9 years after Hogwarts graduation."
In Summer's story, Hermione has become a beleaguered academic sharing a large house with several other young witches and wizards, Harry Potter included, and recovering from a yearlong romance with Ron, who has been murdered by Voldemort. In the long tradition of "shipper" fan-fiction (in which fans imagine romantic relationships between fictional characters from books, TV and movies), this tale concerns itself with the complicated and often painful romantic tension between Hermione and Harry. It's a strangely prescient-seeming work, though not, as Summers stresses, recommended for children -- or for those who relish Rowling's books specifically because the characters don't resemble angst-ridden grad students. [8]
Message 7557
From: "Ebony "
Date: Fri Dec 22, 2000 12:47 am
Subject: Re: The Kiss
Today I realized that I wasn't a post-GoF R/H shipper for six weeks... it was only for seven days, thank goodness. "And on the seventh day, she found PoU and learned that there was hope for H/H after all."
--Ebony [13]

This post goes to further emphasize the influence that key stories like Lori Summers's Paradigm of Uncertainty had on other authors and those authors' ship preferences during that era.

2001

  • February 2001 rolls on in. According to Heidi, in an interview with UrbanWire in June of 2004, this is the month that plans for FictionAlley.Org began. [14] That Heidi said this in an interview is interesting. It clearly sets the start of the site back at before Cassandra Claire got kicked from FanFiction.Net in June 2001. It also sets the date of creation as prior to Heidi first buying of the Schnoogle domain in March 2001. The problem with the date that Heidi gives UrbanWire is that Heidi contradicts herself in her post to fandom_history (LiveJournal). [15] Heidi was engaging in a bit of historical revisionism. It would not be in Fiction Alley's interest to be known as a site created expressly for the purpose of housing Cassandra Claire's fan fiction, work that she could not archive at FanFiction.Net because she had been blacklisted for plagiarism. If other parts of the interview are to be believed, Heidi was supposedly creating what would become FictionAlley.Org. She and those close to her had tried to get their materials archived on the Sugar Quill and could not, or they thought that getting their fan fiction archived on Sugar Quill was not an option because Sugar Quill "are very specific [about] what they'll archive," [16] and these restrictions included their material. The reasons that they would probably not have been able to archive their stories on Sugar Quill during this period include views of canon, the role of fanon, shipping differences and because Sugar Quill specifically created guidelines which kept their ships of Harry/Hermione, Hermione/Draco and Draco/Ginny out. [17][18][19][20][21] Others have characterized the faction that existed with those affiliated with what would be come FictionAlley.Org as rather militant in their views. While some of characterized canon purists as equally militant, some canon purists felt like they were under assault. They had toned down their opinions on lists like HPforGrownUps and created their own fan spaces, retreating to where they could interact with people with like minded views. Still, those with different opinions followed them to these new places. One example of this retreat included people affiliated with Sugar Quill. The Sugar Quill group had created their own corner in fandom where they could feel comfortable while still interacting with the rest of fandom. Heidi, et al. looked at it and realized it was not for them, that it did not meet their standards and tastes.
  • On February 17, 2001, Cassandra Claire made the following post to HPforGrownUps:
I would MUCH rather see Hermione end up with Draco than with Ron, as long as Draco mends his ways a bit (I don't want him to be "nice" either.) On alternate days, I would rather see Hermione wind up with Draco than with Harry. (A fact which affords Lori much pain, I am aware.) Ron/Hermione actively squicks me, Ron/Harry just puzzles me, and as for Ron/Draco...what CAN they be thinking?
...I don't think this necessarily means that I don't like Ron, which is an accusation often leveled at us H/H types...I like him okay. I just don't like him with Hermione. However, if the books do tend that way, I will survive. After all, Little Women is still one of my favorite childhood books, even though I have never forgiven Louisa May Alcott for what she did to Jo and Laurie -- a horrendous mistake IMHO. [22][23]

This is somewhat of importance as Cassandra Claire is generally associated with either Harry/Hermione or Harry/Draco. Many people forget that, for a time, Cassandra Claire was actively dabbling in the Hermione/Draco ship, a pairing she shared with Heidi.

  • On April 21, 2001, the HHShippersAnonymous mailing list was founded.
  • In November 2001, the Harry Potter fan fiction community would eventually get to a point where JK Rowling was fundamentally not respected by a large contingent of the fan base. This fan base preferred the works of several big name fans instead and the fanon universes created by these characters. Cassandra Claire was fundamental in this movement and her stories, along with Lori Summers' work would help lead the way for many a Harry/Hermione shipper, whether they were aware of this or not. It became evident that this would be the course in posts like the following dated to this era:
Author: frantyck@...
Subject:The Canonist Manifesto (long)
Date: Fri Nov 16, 2001 6:30 pm
This process has begun, because many questions on this list concern fundamentals such as the nature of magic and wizarding social relations. There are also a couple of imperialistic HP fanfiction universes, something like but not fully consistent with Rowling canon, such as Cassandra Claire's Draco-centric fics and Lori Summers' H/H adult fics, which, by sheer compelling popularity, are drawing other fanfic writers into their orbits. Who will win? [24]

2002

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2003

  • On August 12, 2003, the fansite Harry Loves Hermione.com was created. [25] [26] Note: There is a discrepancy as to when the site actually started. The server and domain for the current HLH site was purchased in Aug of 2003, however, the site actually began in 2001 on a shared server, without a domain. On the webmistress's website, it's stated that she began the site in 2001.

2004

2005

Blog Pulse: Harry/Hermione, Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione. July 2006 to December 2006.

2006

A chart which shows the number of references to Harry/Hermione in the past year on Technorati as of August 4, 2006.

2007

Blog Pulse: Harry/Hermione Big Name Fans: Vanceone, FPB, Mad Eyed Mike.
Comparing the size of various ships on LiveJournal for the Harry Potter fandom: Snape/Lupin, Snape/Hermione, Draco/Hermione, Draco/Ginny, Snape/Harry, Harry/Draco, Harry/Ron, Hermione/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Harry/Hermione, Harry/Ginny.
Harry/Hermione, Ron/Hermione, Snape/Hermione mentions on blogs according to IceRocket for the past three months as of June 28, 2007.
Google Keywords: FanHistory WebMaster Tools: Period: December 15 to December 21, 2007 for all Google searches.

2008

Kerfluffles

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Influential Fanworks

Art

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Fic

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Members of the Harry/Hermione community

Below is a partial list of some of the more well known members of the Harry/Hermione community.

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