As you might have expected, J.K. Rowling’s recent revelations concerning the relationship between Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger from her beloved book series Harry Potter incited some rather interesting reactions.
Here’s a compilation of some of the best Tumblr reactions.
2) The Sarcastic “What’s Next?”
3) The Parodies
4) And my personal favorite, The “______ author has also come forward, claiming to regret one of their best literary devices.”
And of course,
5) There were the ardent defenses for the “Romione” ship, even when their own creator didn’t support them.
So there you have it, in the midst of Shipwars and a fandom meltdown, reactions will vary, but always: fans will rise up to defend the characters which are as much a part of their childhood as their own siblings.