Books, Entertainment, Movies, Television

Favorite Ship Dynamics

I had an epiphany recently about my favorite type of ship. ("Ship" as in "fictional relationship," not as in "boat.") I used to say my favorite was "enemies to lovers." I knew, though, that that description wasn't quite right. Then I watched The Rise of Skywalker and realized, "Duh...I like Hero x Villain ships." What could… Continue reading Favorite Ship Dynamics


Top 5 Tuesday: Couples I Don’t Think Stayed Together

Today's Top 5 Tuesday is JUICY. I LOVE trashing ships. It's one of my favorite pastimes. I hate some very popular ships. I think this is due in large part to: a dearth of inspiring mainstream queer ships lower standards for male love interests I would have given an example of that second one, but… Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: Couples I Don’t Think Stayed Together


The Book Break-up Tag

(Trigger warning: dating disasters) My love life, for once, is going well. I can't say the same about my reading life. This started out as a jokey blog post that turned really serious. (I wrote it during the December Sads.) To avoid the dark, woe-is-me implications of something I'd INTENDED to be funny, I turned… Continue reading The Book Break-up Tag


How to Ship the Sailor Senshi

In 2012, I came across a drawing of the Sailor Senshi with their season 1 nemeses the Shittenou. I didn't think much of it. I considered it author art. If I were a mangaka, I would draw speculative crack ships ALL the TIME. Then, through rumor and conjecture, I learned this drawing referenced a scrapped… Continue reading How to Ship the Sailor Senshi


Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Couples

In honor of Valentine's Day, today's Artsy Reader Girl-sponsored Top Ten Tuesday covers SHIPPING. My last post about Top 10 Favorite Ships didn't include many book couples. You'll see some overlap in this post, but not much. For this post, I limited myself to traditional books - no manga or graphic novels this time. These are my… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Couples


Top 5 Nostalgic Ships

Today's Top 5 Wednesday theme is Nostalgic Ships! I am ALL OVER THAT. I used to ship these couples hard. Like...HARD. I had Rini/Gohan, TK/Kari, and Zuko/Katara on this list initially, but my final 5 only includes book couples. #1. Jonathan/Alanna from The Tortall Universe I was in a bad place in fourth grade. I… Continue reading Top 5 Nostalgic Ships


Top 10 Favorite Ships

Inspired by Sailor Moon, I set about making a list of my favorite ships and realized some surprising things: I'm not a big book shipper. Very few of my favorite couples come from novels. I don't ship as often as I used to, especially when it comes to love triangles. I can't make myself care… Continue reading Top 10 Favorite Ships


10 Day Book Blog Post Challenge #9: Write about a favorite ship

As a rule, I don't believe in Relationship Goals. No couple inspires me enough that I want a relationship like theirs. With most ships, the details of their union leave me thinking, "That would never work for me." That isn't, however, true of all my favorite ships. Scanning my bookshelf, I found a couple I… Continue reading 10 Day Book Blog Post Challenge #9: Write about a favorite ship

Books, Real Life

The Truth About Sex After Marriage

The church I grew up in taught a lot about sex. The intent was to help (I think.) Sex is a big deal and the church SHOULD be talking about it. By "talk," though, I mean "dialogue," and no such conversation existed at the time. Adults told teens "DON'T HAVE SEX" without telling them how… Continue reading The Truth About Sex After Marriage

Books, Real Life

Why You Should Read “Choosing Marriage” by Debra Fileta

I don't often recommend Christian relationship books. I've found Christian authors take one of two tacks: either the author treats love with a measure of whimsy that makes them sound stupid, or they quote, "Marriage is HARD," enough times to show they have no faith in the reader's ability to retain information. Licensed counselor Debra… Continue reading Why You Should Read “Choosing Marriage” by Debra Fileta