over a year ago:
I think it's realistic for Harry to go OMG I SUDDENLY LOVE GINNY because he has so many issues about needing a parent's love. Ginny looks and acts like his mother and pulls pranks like his father. He was in crisis and Ginny was someone who was always there and now she was sexually desirable. He badly wanted to be a "real" member of the Weasley clan. What I find BS about the pairing is that Ginny and Harry stayed together so long when the foundation of their relationship was slipshod. Hopefully they went through some counseling after the war and worked out their issues.
Cinders, to say that someone is "just a surface reader" for not getting the same message from a text or having a different interpretation thereof is condescending. We all have varying experiences that shape our understanding of art. No one interpretation of a text--even the author's intended meaning--is correct. Your comment about "surface readers" and ElvenAmerican's comment above state that there is one right meaning and that is yours. I know you wouldn't accept this objective reality mentality when discussing global issues as you are a very sensitive and understanding person especially when it some to people from a culture different for your own. Your celebration of diversity should extend to art analysis as it is our experiences and culture that help us form opinions on art. Many of the conflicts that occur on Fanpop are due to people having differing opinions on art (i.e. ships, who's good, who's evil) but if everyone realized that a variety of interpretations keeps the fandom alive and interesting then we would have far less drama.