First of all, let me just congratulate anyone who understands the reference from the title of this post. If you do, I’m sending you all my love because that book was my favorite all throughout high school…and it’s perfect for this post.
Anyway, the lovely Sarah from Kerosene Lit tagged me in this book tag, and I was super excited to be involved. You can see her original post (and feel her shipping feels) here. To be honest, before I started book blogging, I didn’t know what a “ship” was (besides it being, you know, a large boat) and I didn’t know what an OTP was…but I quickly learned. And most likely, if you’re a reader (especially YA) and you’ve never heard of these words…you most likely still know them and live them in your heart.
So let’s start with some definitions:
- OTP: One True Pairing, aka your favorite couple…whether it’s happened yet or you’re just wishing/hoping/praying that it will someday happen.
- Shipping: This is basically the wishing/hoping/praying part of the process…when you just really want two people to finally get together.
And this is the OTP book tag, and now that you all understand, let’s get going:
An Unpopular OTP That You Ship
Marius + Éponine
Is this an unpopular ship? Maybe not in the movie, I don’t know. But I love, love, love Marius and Éponine together. They’re just perfect forever and I just want them to be happy together. But you know what? Their love was barricaded and they just weren’t meant to be because of it (Did you see what I did back there?). Forget Cosette (JK, I love Cosette also, not with Marius).
An OTP That You Didn’t Ship At First But Now You Do
Scarlet + Wolf
I KNOW, I KNOW. I was not on the Wolf train at first. He was way to ruggish for my personal tastes. But I quickly learned that Scarlet can hold her own and they have this deep (and kind of still weird) love that I cannot deny. By the end of the series, I hope for every happiness in their lives together.
Your Most Hated OTP
Sarah + Andrew
UGH. I hated this book, so maybe it makes me biased about the pair in this novel. Their relationship was founded in lies and cheesiness. And not even the good kind of cheesiness. Like the roll-your-eyes cheesiness. Bah. If you want to hear my full rant, you should check out my review…so-aptly named “Between Us and the Moon? More Like Gag Me With A Spoon!”
An OTP That Took Waaaay Too Long To Get Together
Anne + Wentworth
Oh my gosh, their love kills me. It literally last years, but it’s so beautiful and worth it in the end. I just included this one on my To-Be-Re-Read list from yesterday and now I want to re-read it even more! *cries because schoolwork and my towering pile of review books*
Your Favorite Non-Canon OTP
Mary + Mr. Collins
Am I the only one who saw this? Forget Charlotte! I feel as if Mary Bennet and Mr. Collins would’ve actually enjoyed each other’s company, rather than it just being a marriage for the sake of being married. You feel me, bro?
Your Favorite BRO-TP (heh, clever)
Thomas + Chuck
This isn’t my favorite series in the world, but I loved the friendship between Thomas and Chuck. Chuck looked up to him as a role model and almost an older brother, and it was really endearing to see….No, YOU’RE crying thinking of Chuck.
An OTP You Adored in the Books But Not As Much in The Adaptation
Harry + Ginny
I loved Harry and Ginny in the books. Mostly I think that’s because I loved Ginny in the books. In the movie, though, not so much. She’s super cute when she’s younger, but she grows up to be awkward and just not like the Ginny we loved within the books’ pages. Despite that, I will never ship Hermione and Harry. Nope, nope, nope. Not happening. They’re best friends, people. Ron + Hermione FOREVER.
An OTP That No Matter How Hard You Try, You Just Can’t Ship It
Liesel + Max
This one is kind of cheating…because this isn’t technically a canon pair. But many of my friends (especially after watching the movie) wanted Max and Liesel to end up together. I mean, the book and movie leave it pretty open to interpretation, but I just don’t like it. Nope, nope, nope, nope.
Your All-Time Favorite OTP
Celia + Marco
Never it’s just because I’m re-reading this through audio right now, but I love these two. It’s a slow-burning romance if I ever saw one, but it’s a beautiful thing. But this book is so much more than that. I don’t think I would ever call it a “romance.” But Celia and Marco are just forever and always meant to be together.
[I used this gif in a post last week and I don’t even care because it’s PERFECT]
How do you feel about my OTPs? Who are you OTPs? Let me know in the comments!