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It seems like it was planned from the very beginning. In a February 2014 interview with Emma Watson for the magazine Wonderland Rowling stated: I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. That's how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as ...


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Rowling began publicly hinting at the relationship from at least 2000. Since the question seeks Rowling quotes, I thought I'd assemble an answer of public statements she made before she had finished writing the books. Hopefully the chronological progression of her decision-making is apparent. The quotes are almost entirely sourced from www.accio-quote.org. ...


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This was planned years before Book 6 In an interview at Leaky Cauldron in 2005, Rowling revealed that she intended for these two character to end up together, because Harry needed someone "who can stand the demands of being with Harry Potter". They were just not emotionally mature enough from the beginning and that's why this relationship was in a ...


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"The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag" by Robert A. Heinlein; first published in Unknown Worlds, October 1942 (available at the Internet Archive, click here for download options); has its own Wikipedia page. It's a perfect match, except that it's a novella rather than a short story, and it doesn't involve time travel. The protagonists are private ...


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Probably a bunch of reasons: Romantic relationships are about more than just physical attraction. The intense attraction they feel towards the Veelas is magically-induced. Although Veela are certainly very naturally attractive (when they're not turning into fireball-throwing bird-people), the intense attraction described in the quote in the question is ...


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When the veela are not casting their brain-washing skills we see that they are actually not very beautiful: The leprechauns had risen into the air again, and this time, they formed a giant hand, which was making a very rude sign indeed at the veela across the field. At this, the veela lost control. Instead of dancing, they launched themselves across ...


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It sounds like you read either part of the Spacewhale series of stories by Robert F. Young, or the novel Starfinder (1980) which is apparently the same series just collected together in a single volume. You can read the first book of the series online: the hero is called Jonathan Sands (close enough to Jon), and he ends up on - swallowed by, in fact - a ...


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No. If Kirk wanted to pounce on Uhura presumably he would have done so under the influence of the "polywater" in "The Naked Time." Kirk had another chance in "The Enemy Within" when the transporter separated him into Good Kirk and Bad Kirk. Good Kirk had no libido at all. Bad Kirk attacked Janice Rand, not Uhura, and was rebuffed. Kirk had a chance to ...


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Male to female - Yes Rita Skeeta suspects Bill Weasley of having used a Love Potion on Fleur. Regarding Love potions in general working in females: The only one who is easy to recognize is Bill who, poor man, is grievously scarred from an encounter with a werewolf and yet somehow (enchantment? Love potion? Blackmail? Kidnap?) married the undeniably ...


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In Canon Unknown. As far as I'm aware, there are no references in any of the books, films, supplementary material or interviews that deal with the issue of a love potion being used on... Someone of the same sex as the potion-maker (or) A woman. Guesswork My instinct is that a love potion would work on just about anyone, however a potion used to create a ...


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The story is almost certainly "The Price of Civilization" (1992) by Charles Sheffield and later appeared in FUTURE QUARTET Earth in the Year 2042 : A Four-Part Invention (in Italian, "Il prezzo della Civiltà", published in 1997 in Urania #1301 titled "Anno 2042"). I have not been able to find an excerpt; the closest I came was Google Books's Amazing Stories ...


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I think this may be Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith. Young Countess Meliara swears to her dying father that she and her brother will defend their people from the growing greed of the king. That promise leads them into a war for which they are ill-prepared, which threatens the very people they are trying to protect. But war is simple compared to what follows, ...


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There is nothing in the production providing details on their history. They have clearly been involved professionally for a long time. In all universes there are hints of hidden conspiracies involving secrets that are not shared in the production. Just another plot thread that was never fully explored.


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Sounds like the Deverry Cycle. First book was Daggerspell. The first four books deal with how Nevyn finally fulfils his oath to “set things right,” and also with a complex plot by dark dweomermen to plunge the province of Eldidd into war. Daggerspell — A rebellion in the province of Eldidd instigated by the mad half-elven sorcerer Loddlaen, himself ...


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There are two canon descriptions about how the love potion works: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince chapter 9 "Amortentia doesn't really create love, of course. It is impossible to manufacture or imitate love. No, this will simply cause a powerful infatuation or obsession. It is probably the most dangerous and powerful potion in this room - oh ...


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The episode is an interpretation of Plato's tale of the Ring of Gyges He discovered that the ring gave him the power to become invisible by adjusting it. He then arranged to be chosen as one of the messengers who reported to the king as to the status of the flocks. Arriving at the palace, he used his new power of invisibility to seduce the queen, and with ...


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A minimal example -- the final answer is likely to be earlier than this, but the second of John Varley's Titan trilogy, Wizard, has a subplot revolving around a liaison of several months' duration between one of the main characters (a human from Earth) and a "Titanide," a member of a centaur-like species created by Gaia, the central intelligence of the ...


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Is it My name is Memory. The wikipedia synopsis is: The novel is centered on a mysterious young boy named Daniel, and Sophia, the girl he has spent lifetimes searching for; as he races against time to spur her lost memories of him before his vengeful, centuries-old brother Joaquim finds them


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Is it possible the Mercy series by Patricia Briggs? She fits the bill, and so does Adam (her protector) https://www.goodreads.com/series/40932-mercy-thompson


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Redshift by Alan Garner published in 1973, tells the story of three or four sets of lovers connected to a stone ax or the mountain it comes from at least. There's a modern couple, a pair from the stone age, two Romans in Britannia and I think a pair who're caught up in the English civil war or the Reformation maybe? It's a long time since I've read it, ...


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Rowling said in an Interview I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. That's how it was conceived, really. That means that it was planned that way from the beginning. In that interview, she doesn't explain what kind of wish fulfillment she talks about, but that can be inferred from other interviews. Rowling said that ...


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Although my personal (headcanon) opinion is that she became unaccountably randy after handling the Kokopelli fertility idol, the reality is that Buffy's actions are simply driven by her desire for sexual release. It's pretty clear from the fact that she's entertaining erotic (in fact borderline pornographic) fantasies about Spike that her decision to keep ...


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This sounds like a Mindy Klasky novel as it seems to have a similar 'librarian romance' theme. Possibly Magic and the Modern Girl? The main character is a very clean-centric lady, and a librarian for a magical archive. She is also a witch who hasn't really come into her powers, or rather her powers are pretty spectacularly good at misfiring. The male ...


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It would have been difficult to show any sort of willing, flirtatious behaviour at the time, given network sensibilities. There was certainly respect between the two, and even friendship (Uhura's reaction to Kirk's apparent death in The Tholian Web certainly goes beyond what one would expect at the thought of losing a commanding officer).


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