RIP IT or SHIP IT Book Tag! aka the Tag in Which I Rip (and Ship!) the Weird, Odd Could-Have-Been Pairings
Hello, my book loving friends and happy readers. Finding Wonderland is dressed and ready for something fun today – a book tag! It’s been a while since we participated in one of these around this part of the webverse, so today seemed as good a day as any to get this party started. weird
The talented Emilie of CreateExploreRead (aka Thinking Thoughts) tagged me in my first (ever!) booktube tag. Many, many thanks to Emilie for the tag. If you’ve not visited Emilie’s channel, please do so. She’s not only a talented supporter of authors, and a huge support system to them, she’s also a wonderfully helpful pro to and for this community. I’ve only “known” her the last couple of months, but it’s been fun to be a newbie booktuber with her.
Emilie tagged me in the RIP IT or SHIP IT tag, which I am thrilled to pieces to have been tagged in. There are tags I really want to take part in (and did film, only to discover I look like a yellow monster because lighting!), but haven’t. Being tagged in this one is most fun though since watching this tag done on other channels is way fun. Stands to reason then that putting it together would be fun, right?
The answer is a resounding yes. Seriously, I think this is the most fun I’ve had filming.
The rules are straightforward and simple. You place a bunch of characters from various books in a jar and draw two names. You then decide if you “ship” them (whether or not you can see them paired together) or “rip” them (the very thought makes you cringe). I put a few TV show characters in my jar (because I’m a total TV fangirl) plus various book characters.
With that said, I’ve decided to share two pairings I picked that are in my video (on my Booktube channel today!), and an "exclusive" website pairing that was cut off because I didn’t realize my camera had stopped filming. So… if you want to discover the other four I shipped or ripped, check out my video.
Oliver Queen: First name I pulled out of the jar was none other than my favorite, Oliver Queen. A very confident, strong character who, literally, could subdue you with nary a glance, Oliver is a protector. He’s a wealthy billionaire “playboy” who’s five years missing out on the real world (during which he was marooned on an island) has taught him a great deal.
Moving on, it’s time to draw another name from the jar (unless I can ship him with myself, and call it good??)…
Sierra: The leading lady from Jay Asher’s What Light, Sierra is a confident young lady who lives in a very different world than Oliver. Whereas Oliver comes from a dark world “ruled” by the criminal minds of his city, Sierra lives in a well-adjusted two-parent home.
Conclusion: RIP IT!
Beckett Walker: From Melissa Tagg’s Keep Holding On, I adore Beckett. A lawyer who’s been running from his past from far too long, despite these flaws, he’s an all-around wonderful guy. ‘Nuff said.
Let’s see who we might ship him with…
Anna of Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Hiding under the veneer of a “darker” personality because she’s protesting having been sent to Paris, Anna is a sassy personality who I ship (so much) with her leading man, St. Claire.
Conclusion: RIP IT!
So I drew these two names, but encountered a filming snag meaning part of my ramble onscreen about them was cut off. This potential ship is…
Elizabeth Bennet: Since I haven’t read the Austen original, when I added Lizzie’s name, in my mind I was thinking of the Lizzie of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies who is, if possible, an even more dominant personality than the “original” Lizzie. Two words: expert swordswoman!
*goes to draw name*
Jim Avery: Familiar to those of us who love novels from Sarah Sundin (Through Waters Deep), Jim is a naval officer who (eventually) pursues the girl who’s silently been crushing on him for years. But in the meantime, many misunderstandings keep them both at arm’s length.
SHIP IT! (Because I can *wink*)
That’s a wrap on today’s post! Of course, I ramble on about MORE characters in my Booktube video, so swing by and have a watch of my “artsy” black and white video (trust me, this was needed otherwise you would have gotten freaky yellow-tonal Rissi or creepy ghostly Rissi. Darn, lighting!) to discover who they are and whether or not I RIP or SHIP them!
Let me know down be if YOU like any of these couples together, or if you've done this tag - I'll come visit!
Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland.
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