Kiss, Marry, Kill: TV Edition

You all know, we’ve done this before! There was the book edition, the TV & book edition and this beautiful Valentine’s Day we are focusing on TV alone. I was even too lazy to make a new graphic, but that’s the beauty of this tag and this tradition … it still doesn’t get old. (At least I hope so!?!?!)

As always, this is also your yearly reminder that Valentine’s Day should not make you feel bad about yourself if you are single. I’ve never spent that day with anyone in particular and I am just fine! This day is just as much as about self love, if you choose it to be, so – be a little kinder to that face in the mirror today!

**all names and shows were randomly drawn**

ROUND 1

Kiss: Sutton (The Bold Type) – I don’t really have an explanation for this? Out of these three characters I feel the most neutral about Sutton??

Marry: Gert (Marvel’s Runaways) – Everyone who knows me, knows that I love Gert. I think marriage could be kind of exhausting with her, but she is fierce and not to be messed with and doing the best she can in a tough spot and I love her for that.

Kill: Manfred (Midnight, Texas) – Given how often he has been possessed by ghosts now … maybe he should just join them?

ROUND 2

Kiss: Marcy (Travelers) – Marcy is so pretty and cool, but also from the future with a very high intellect and I am not sure how I’d feel being with her for longer? So a kiss it is.

Marry: Michael (Roswell, New Mexico) – Michael is a broken boy, but I love him. He brings out the silly “I want to save THIS particular bad boy and love him forevermore”-feels in me.

Kill: Otis (Sex Education) – I am so sorry! Otis is like a precious bean, but he’s also so young and I can’t imagine dating him either??

ROUND 3

Kiss: Nick (The Handmaid’s Tale) – he is one handsome devil. Nick isn’t a bad man, but he is also not a good one. I credit that to the world he lives in, but I’d rather just have a brief encounter with him.

Marry: Jules (Imposters) – that woman has been through some heartbreak, but I am sure I could be the stable environment she needs. I am super trustworthy. Also, I always wanted to make a con artist fall in love with me. It’s a whole thing.

Kill: Elsa (Plan Coeur) – I never know how to explain the “kill” decisions, because Elsa is such an awkward mess that I super relate to her, but together we’d be terrible.

ROUND 4

Kiss: Matthew (A Discovery of Witches) – I am sort of over vampires, but … Matthew intrigues me. I’d like to know what a kiss feels like.

Marry: Alan (Russian Doll) – he was one of my favourite parts of the brilliance that was Russian Doll. He has his issues, just like everyone else (maybe a couple more), but he has a golden heart. I couldn’t imagine anyone nicer by my side.

Kill: Cameron (Halt & Catch Fire) – She is badass, but she also always believes she is right, holds a grudge forever … wow, dang … that all sounded way too familiar to myself. But my issue is that she lets her friends down and believes she is superior to them.

ROUND 5

Kiss: Eleanor (The Good Place) – Girl is a snack, as she constantly likes to point out herself!

Marry: Fallon (Dynasty) – would I like to have the comfort and security that comes with being a Carrington? Heck, yeah! I just don’t want all the drama and backstabbing.

Kill: Lisa (Friends from College) – Lisa is in enough love drama without me. I actually really like her on the show, unlike a lot of other viewers apparently, but out of the three here, she just wouldn’t be my top pick.

ROUND 6

Kiss: Tandy (Cloak and Dagger) – Tandy is a mess, but a cute one?

Marry: Buck (9-1-1) – not gonna lie, I am just majorly crushing on this dude. The way he was into Abby, I mean, that’s a girl’s dream! I want that for myself!!

Kill: Joe (You) – Easiest choice ever!!! One less creep out and about.

ROUND 7

Kiss: Amanda (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) – she’s cool. I’ve got nothing more.

Marry: Wynonna (Wynonna Earp) – She’s even cooler. I have even less to say.

Kill: David (Schitt’s Creek) – I AM SO SORRY! I adore David, but he’s a lot. Like a lot a lot.

ROUND 8

Kiss: Hope (Legacies) – I didn’t always like Hope, but she has grown on me. And she does have vibes with Josie, so I think she’d kiss a girl.

Marry: Schneider (One Day at a Time) – He’s such a lovable dork. I think him being in a loving environment, surrounded by family, that would really do him good. Just look at how he blossoms when he is with the fam on the show.

Kill: Alyssa (The End of the F***ing World) – Nah, I just couldn’t see myself with her.

ROUND 9

Kiss: Jasper (The Royals) – my beloved bodyguardian angel. I’d steal a kiss, but he’ll be forever with Len in my mind.

Marry: Dylan (Tidelands) – I just … uhm … think he’s hot? And he’s half siren! That’s my jam.

Kill: Carmen (Siempre Bruja) – I keep wanting to apologize to the characters, even though someone always has to die …

ROUND 10

Kiss: Tommy (Peaky Blinders) – that man is in pieces and I would never dare suggest I could somehow make him whole again.

Marry: Sansa (Game of Thrones) – my one and only true Queen!

Kill: Star (Star) – I envy her for her voice and tenacity, but that girl is so selfish and mean and sometimes straight violent.


So, that concludes this year’s Kiss, Marry, Kill. I know my taste in shows is pretty out there, so I hope there weren’t too many shows that no one knows in the mix. Feel free to ask about any you want to know more about though! As always, I’d love to chat! What do you think of my choices?

Soul Ripping Romance Tag

Love is in the air! May it be the slow building romance or a whirlwind affair, many ships can evoke all kinds of feelings in us. So, I want to thank Sophie @Blame Chocolate for tagging me in this wonderful Soul Ripping Romance Tag! I always enjoy talking about my ships and I really hope I could make it a good mix for you all.

THE RULES

  • Thank the person who tagged you and create a pingback to the original author – Nel at Reactionary Tales.
  • Share at least 5 (but more are welcome) romances that tugged your heart strings. They can be from books, movies, TV shows, manga; anything you can think of! They can be examples of sad tears, angry tears, happy tears or a combination of all three.
  • Nominate 5 (or more) people to share their emotional traumas
  • (Note: Try not to spoil the story for your readers in case they would like to check out these romances on their own)

MY SHIPS

Kaz & Inej (Six of Crows)

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For a couple that barely touches in the entire duology, they are just so precious and gave me all the feels. There’s background, history and development there and I just love them so much.

Waverly & Nicole Haught (Wynonna Earp)

No one is as precious as WayHaught! Their awkward getting-to-know-each-other phase was everything and they are one of the most lovable couples out there. Definitely always happy tears with them!

Karen & Frank (The Punisher)

Karen and Frank are some of the most frustrating people out there. They CLEARLY have feelings for one another, they protect each other and now they just need to act on those feelings. Pretty please!

Kasia & Dyson (Arcadia)

No one said I couldn’t use my own couple, right? Kasia and Dyson are my babies and they have made me laugh and cry and scream in frustration. I just really want to get their story right. (You can read all about Arcadia here!)

Abbie & Sam (Irreplaceable You)

If you know anything about the premise of this movie, you will understand that I ugly cried through at least half of it.

Elio & Oliver (Call Me By Your Name)

I still haven’t watched the movie, but the book was beyond beautiful and sad and tragic and raw and real. I just have to reread certain paragraphs and it will immediately open the floodgates. “I remember everything.”

I TAG THEE

I hope you enjoyed this little tag! What are your thoughts? What are some ships and fictional couples you can get behind?

 

Kiss, Marry, Kill Book Tag

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It’s Valentine’s Day, or, as I like to call it, Single Appreciation Day. No matter what you are or aren’t celebrating, Cristina @My Tiny Obsessions tagged me for the Kiss, Marry, Kill tag and what better day to do it than today?

So, here’s how I made this work: I did 10 rounds with 3 books each. I put Goodreads on random to pick the books and then opened them at a random page to select a character. If I didn’t know (cue, this means I didn’t remember) the character, I simply did it again. Then I chose who I wanted to kiss, marry or kill (not that I actually “wanted” to do the last at all). Simple as that!

ROUND 1

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Kiss: Jace (City of Fallen Angels) – he’s handsome, but would I want to date him? Nah … not really. So, a smooch is what I am going to take.
Marry: Carlisle (Eclipse) – he’s kind and a family man, that’s some real marriage material.
Kill: Edmond (How I Live Now) – I like Edmond, but he is kind of broken beyond repair. I think Daisy is literally the only person to fix him, so there’s no way I could help him.

ROUND 2

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Kiss: Tristran (Stardust) – he’s cute.
Marry: Bellamy (The 100) – I just love him and even though he would probably be more of a wildcard as a husband than Tristran would have been, I like him best out of the bunch.
Kill: Scipio (The Thief Lord) – he’s more like a character from my childhood and … I just can’t see it at all.

ROUND 3

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Kiss: Freya (Witches of East End) – Freya is the Goddess of love. I have a feeling this is going to be one heck of a kiss.
Marry: Finnick (Catching Fire) – do I need to explain this? He was only one of my most beloved characters of the series!
Kill: Wylan (Six of Crows) – I just don’t feel like Wylan would be into ME. So, this is for his own good, because otherwise I would never ever hurt him.

ROUND 4

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Kiss: Ronan (Blue Lily, Lily Blue) – a kiss with me is not going to kill him, right? Because I feel like I should have applied the same logic as I did with Wylan here …
Marry: Quentin (The Magicians) – this only works for me if I can have TV Quentin … or at least second book Quentin. Why did I choose him at all?
Kill: Park (Eleanor & Park) – he’s such a cutie, but he’s also sooo young.

ROUND 5

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Kiss: Frank (Since You’ve Been Gone) – There are so many sweethearts in those books.
Marry: Logan (The Lucky One) – That guy is amazing and he has a dog. I love dogs. He already won me over with that fact alone.
Kill: Snow White (Snow White & the Huntsman) – I just didn’t like her, okay? I didn’t like the entire book very much.

ROUND 6

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Kiss: Nick (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist) – I could see the setting right in front of my eyes. Some indie band playing at a bar, us having fun. Sure, why not?
Marry: Sansa (A Clash of Kings) – Sansa is badass and unlike stupid Ramsey, I would know how to treat her right, because she deserves so much better.
Kill: Lily (Firewalker) – That girl is a LOT of work. She’s super stubborn and self-righteous and I am pretty sure we would have clashed.

ROUND 7

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Kiss: Celia (The Night Circus) – I am having a hard time coming up with explanations here …
Marry: Max (The Book Thief) – he is one of my greatest bookish loves. There was no debate about that one.
Kill: Gideon (Ruby Red) – he’s a douche most of the time?

ROUND 8

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Kiss: Mori (Lock & Mori) – Mori is really cool, but I couldn’t imagine a relationship with her. She’s so much smarter and more cunning than me.
Marry: John (Dear John) – You can say about Nicholas Sparks what you like, but that man writes some great dudes.
Kill: Vassa (Vassa in the Night) – this decision is 100% based on me not liking the book.

ROUND 9

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Kiss: August (This Savage Song) – This is the toughest round yet! I want to marry them all? But since that’s not the game, I will kiss August.
Marry: Mark Watney (The Martian) – Mark is funny and smart and has wicked survival skills … I don’t know why that would matter, but I think it’s a good quality.
Kill: Felix (Wolf by Wolf) – of the three, I like him the least, so that was my only option.

ROUND 10

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Kiss: Lucien (ACOMAF) – I would have wanted to marry him, if he hadn’t been such a freaking coward in that book. I still love him though.
Marry: Julian (Lady Midnight) – If Cristina won’t marry him, I WILL GLADLY DO IT!
Kill: Jane (My Lady Jane) – sorry Jane?

I TAG THEE

So, I had no apparent logic to this. How did you like the tag?

The OTP Book Tag

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Okay, I am terribly behind on my tags and I am sorry for that, so it has occurred that I wasn’t just tagged by one person, but by two people to do The OTP Book Tag! Thanks to Jordyn @J. Bookish and Cristina @My Tiny Obsessions for giving me the chance to talk some more about bookish love! ❤

1. AN UNPOPULAR OTP THAT YOU SHIP

So difficult! I can’t believe I am even saying this after Glass Sword, but Mare and Maven? I wouldn’t even know how to explain it and it’s not that I don’t like Cal, because I do, but … Maven. I think I might need help …

2. AN OTP THAT YOU DIDN’T SHIP BUT NOW YOU DO

Well, I definitely couldn’t see what all the fuss about Juliette and Warner was when I first started the Shatter Me series. By the end I most certainly got it and wouldn’t have wanted it any other way! Go Warner!

3. YOUR MOST HATED OTP

Is that a thing? Do people really hate couples? … hmm, I know something! Whichever poor chap ends up with Eadlyn Schreave from The Heir has my pity. She’s more than just a piece of work.

4. AN OTP THAT TOOK WAY TOO LONG TO GET TOGETHER

Almost every book couple ever? Well, Lila and Kell from the Shades of Magic series sure are taking their time. We are on book two and they are clearly meant for each other but they are nowhere near that stage of getting together. I wouldn’t say it’s frustrating, but it definitely would be easier to just see them happy together.

5. YOUR FAVOURITE NON-CANON OTP

The Magicians are very different in their book-form than they are on TV, but then they are very similar again as well. I’m probably not making much sense to you right now. I just feel like Eliot loves Q more in the books and I kind of shipped them in a weird way, even though I know Q never really considered it. Doesn’t mean I can’t, right?

6. YOUR FAVOURITE BROTP

Ugh, my answers are so darn repetitive. I am going to think of someone other than Will and Jem from TID. I CAN DO THIS!

*15-30 minutes of thinking later* AAAAH! Why didn’t I think of that faster? Darrow and Sevro from the Red Rising trilogy belong together forever. They are bros for life and probably even after that, because let’s face it, not even death could really sever their connection.

7. AN OTP YOU ADORED IN THE BOOKS BUT NOT AS MUCH IN THE MOVIES OR TV ADAPTATION

I wouldn’t say I “adored” Clace during The Mortal Instruments, but I liked them. Obviously! They were the main characters and I stuck with them through 6 books. However, they don’t really work on Shadowhunters for me. Both, Dom’s and Kat’s acting improved over the season, but they are still not there for me. The looks they give each other and whenever they kiss … I am just scared that Kat is going to smear Dom’s runes because they look like bad make-up to me.

8. A POPULAR OTP THAT NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY YOU JUST CAN’T SHIP IT

Totally have to steal Jordyn’s answer here, but I simply don’t feel Emma and Jacob from the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children at all. They were children, that wasn’t love! It was just ridiculous. And the fact that she already unsuccessfully dated his grandfather should have been a serious red flag as well.

9. YOUR FAVOURITE LGBT+ OTP

I hope you are not getting bored of this answer, but it is still Malec. Those two just have the biggest room in my heart and they will stay there for a whole lot longer.

10. YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE OTP

That’s like asking me to choose a favourite child and I don’t even have children! Currently reading Lady Midnight makes me really like Emma and Jules together, but to say they are my favourite of ALL TIME would be the overstatement of the year.

I TAG:

This tag has been around for a couple of months and I have lost track of who has done it or not. That means, I tag EVERYONE who hasn’t done it yet!

R.I.P. it or Ship it! Book Tag

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Analee @Book Snacks is one of the best people out there and tagged me for the R.I.P. it or Ship it! Book Tag. You should go and check out her original post, because some of the couples were hilarious and others very wrong or perfect for each other. Basically you just choose some random characters, draw their names from a hat or jar or whatever you want to use to draw the names from and see if they would work as a couple. I loved the idea of this!!! The execution however was a lot different …

THIS GAME FELT RIGGED OR CURSED! I admittedly chose very, very random people that didn’t truly fit together from the beginning. I barely put any actual couples in there, I didn’t stick with one genre either and just tried to see what would come from it doing it this way. The first time around that I drew the names, it was disaster! I then thought I’d just do it again, but lo and behold, the worst couples WERE DRAWN TOGETHER AGAIN! It must be fate … horrible, terrible, unkind fate! However, without further ado, here are the results:

round1

Okay, so … this wasn’t a definite “no” at first. Theo is very smart and so is Mori. They’d probably enjoy some flirting with each other, but on the long run this could never ever work. Theo is openly charming, yet flimsy and likes to party and joke. And Mori can hold a grudge forever. She is strong, secretive and closed off. They are opposties that might attract for a little while, especially due to their shared intellect, but as I said, I can’t see a real future for them.

round2

Just nope! Julia is getting farther and farther away from her humanity in her quest for magic, but Maxon needs someone kind-hearted and real. This is such a big nope!

round3

What are the chances? I kind of dig them as a couple though. I honestly never even thought of it before, but when I read the two names next to each other, I laughed and thought “Why not?”. They probably work better as friends, but whatever!

round4

How is this supposed to work??? I can’t even picture it. Like the image won’t manifest in my head because it just doesn’t seem possible. Two worlds that would never collide! And I can say that even though Marguerite can jump through dimensions and every single world could be possible in those. That’s how little I believe in this.

round5

Ha! I LOVE IT! I am sure people will fight me on this, but it totally works for me. I love Sevro to bits, he is without a doubt my favourite character from the series and only deserves the best! And Izzy, she sure as heck can handle him! Sevro needs a tough girl and Izzy someone funny to play off. I guess Sev can be a bit gross, though I have no doubt that Izzy will teach him manners and he will hang on every word that leaves her lips.

round6

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Just no, no, no! I was like ABORT THIS MISSION! But that is one of the couples that just kept getting drawn together. Like WTF? I can’t ship them, even associating the names together feels like torture. I was always weirdly fond of Sebastian, so I don’t hate him, but I do hate him together with Cath. Maybe he would have fit together with twisted Mori, but not sweet and shy Cath! NEVER!!!

round7

In a weird way I see this work. Lily and Lola are both very stubborn people and when they set their mind on something that’s it! They are determined to stick with it, even if it’s a dumb decision. Also, I can totally see Lola making up for Lily’s lack of creativity and them creating a beautiful necklace for Lily’s willstones together!

round8

I don’t even have words for this. I love Emily and I love Alec but … those are worlds that weren’t supposed to collide. Alec Baewood and Emily would never be happy with each other in a million years.

round9

Hear me out before you judge me! I don’t think Magnus and Celia would really work all that great as a couple, BUT I could see this becoming an epic friendship. Celia is kind of like Tessa is some ways, at least I think so, and I can therefore see a lasting relationship. Also, she’s like a magician, so that’s similar to being a warlock … sort of … not really, but whatever! I WANT THEM TO BE FRIENDS!

round10

Whiny Quentin and badass Mustang? HELL NO! She would crush the poor sob and feed him to the fishes!


 

I TAG

EVERYONE! This tag has been swirling around for a bit now, so I have lost sight of who has done it and who hasn’t. If you think this might be fun, then go ahead and just link back here! (Maybe just think about the names you use more carefully than I did …)