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Lupercalia Special: Let’s Talk About Ships

Happy Lupercalia!

I wanted to do something Valentine’s-themed and this is what I came up with.

This post will be a mish-mash of surprising trivia and strong opinions about various fictional romances.

As should be obvious, spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Lupercalia Special: Let’s Talk About Ships”

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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.” Continue reading “Favorite Ship Dynamics”

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Jingle Bell Book Tag

My favorite writing soundtrack is my dog’s snoring.

(I still call her “my dog” even though she lives with my parents.)

I have a couple free hours before we leave for Family Christmas (it’s a big deal. My dad is making cream cheese crackers.) I have a few more days to complete as many Christmas tags as I can find.

Dee did this Christmas-themed tag about a week ago and I loved it, so I’m on board. Continue reading “Jingle Bell Book Tag”

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R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 15

FINAL ROUND!!

For round 15, I picked

Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars
and
Cress Darnell from The Lunar Chronicles

Background
Anakin Skywalker feels very attacked right now because EVERYONE KEEPS TREATING HIM LIKE A CHILD. Thought to be the Chosen One, Anakin excels in acting rashly and crying about it later. His flirting skills need WORK.

Sand

Forced out of Lunar society, Cress Darnell spent most of her youth on a satellite hacking Earth’s security feed. Easily impressed, Cress swoons over scoundrels and expresses delight in mundane things like sand. Her flirting skills, along with her life skills, do not exist. Girl is DUMB.

Trustworhty
“HE SEEMS TRUSTWORTHY.”

The Couple
Alas, Anakin’s hatred for sand might keep these two apart.

I find it hard to ship someone as unlikable as Anakin. Who wouldn’t be disillusioned by all that child murder? Or, you know…regular murder?

Sand people

But come on. These two have plenty in common, including childhood enslavement and a love of space travel.

Sure, there are things to dislike about this pairing. Rage. Jealousy. A disturbing height difference.

And, yes, the character Cress fears most is an angry giant with murderous instincts…which pretty much describes Anakin.

Know what? I don’t care.

At least this dynamic is interesting.

At least there’s contrast.

IT’S NOT TILNEY AND LUPIN. THAT’S ALL I CARE ABOUT.

This is the final round and I’m calling it.

Verdict: SHIP IT