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Pick your top 10 ships without reading the questions
(in no particular order)
1. Chair (Gossip Girl)
2. Fiolee (Adventure Time)
3. ExE (Les Misérables, AU)
4. Royai (Fullmetal Alchemist)
5. Jareth/Sarah (Roommates/Girls Next Door/Future!Labyrinth)
6. Arthur/Ariadne (Inception)
7. Gendry/Arya (Game of Thrones)
8. Lizzie/Darcy (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Of course, that I ship Lizzy/Darcy of the original Pride and Prejudice goes without saying.)
9. Catherine/Henry (Northanger Abbey. There have to be modern AUs of these two. They are freaking adorable.)
10. Hazel Grace/Augustus (The Fault in Our Stars)
I actually don’t ship that many couples. I have a few OTPs and cling to them like a barnacle. :)))
DO YOU REMEMBER THE EPI/SCENE/CHAPTER THAT YOU FIRST STARTED SHIPPING SIX?
“It was worth a shot.”
Enough said. *squee*
HAVE YOU EVER READ A FIC ABOUT TWO?
Yes. Sad to say, there are relatively few of them, although there is a LOT of fanart (I guess because they’re from an animated series?). My all-time favorite is still Eyes Turned Skywards by Bubblewrap Leech.
HAVE A PICTURE OF 4 EVER BEEN YOUR SCREENSAVER/PROFILE PIC/TUMBLR?
Yes! Back when I was an active member of the FMA forums (that was 2007, if I recall), I had and avatar featuring TekTek (Gaia Online) versions of them together with a Black Hayate stand-in!
IF 7 WERE TO SUDDENLY BREAK UP TODAY, WHAT WOULD YOUR REACTION BE?
They’re not actually together (YET) because Arya’s so young and she’s off trying to be a Faceless Man instead of the Wolf she is. But if they got together then broke up, I’d probably sob fervently and feel ever so slightly hollow inside.
WHY IS 1 SO IMPORTANT?
Because they’re literally this over-the-top romance in the long tradition of over-the-top romances. They’re so like Catherine and Heathcliff that it’s scary, but instead of ending badly, Chuck and Blair manage to make their great love the right love as well. Together, they’re an unstoppable force—not just a meeting of hearts but of minds. They’re brilliant and beautiful and terrifying and tender and really, they’re an epic love story. It’s been nearly six years and they’re still going strong in the face of everything they’ve put each other through or been through together. And while it’s a love that may not be feasible in the real world, in the land of fiction it’s beautiful and entertaining and absolutely endgame.
IS 9 A FUNNY OR SERIOUS SHIP?
It’s a bit of both, but mostly funny because Henry is such a flirt, I swear. He absolutely adores teasing Catherine, but you can see he loves her, and she’s definitely in love with him, though not so much as to lose her head and think of nothing else but Tilney-Tilney-Tilney. (A lesson to modern girls in love!) I love them! They are Austen at her youngest and most refreshing, a perfect blend of humor and common sense. And, in a way, they’re the romance I can most relate to as wanting for myself—lighthearted, witty, and ultimately an effortless chemistry.
OUT OF ALL YOUR SHIPS LISTED WHICH SHIP HAS THE MOST CHEMISTRY?
…YOU EXPECT ME TO CHOOSE? WHAT?! I DON’T EVEN…
All of them. OMG. They all give me such feels. Even Enjolras/Eponine, despite being AU, when rendered correctly, works so well. (Check out the fic A Thenardier’s Redemption)
OUT OF ALL YOUR SHIP LISTED WHICH ONE HAS THE STRONGEST BOND?
Toss-up between Royai and Chair. When it comes to the healthier relationship overall, though, it has to be Royai. Chair’s bond is more “force of nature,” whereas Royai is really something that’s formed over time and respect and mutual sacrifice. Heck, they’re practically married.
ARAKAWA WHY YOU NO MAKE ROYAI OFFICIALLY CANON??? X((((
HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU READ/WATCHED 10’S FANDOM?
…Every time I read The Fault In Our Stars, I cry, but I still keep re-reading it anyway. I’m actually re-reading it now, for NaNoWriMo (I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO CRAFT SOMETHING OF SUCH BEAUTY I HATE MYSELF.). It’s the sixth time now, I think. I don’t really keep count…
WHICH SHIP HAS LASTED THE LONGEST?
HOW MANY TIMES IF EVER HAS 6 BROKEN UP?
They’re not actually together, but maybe if Inception has a sequel….?
(Actually, I’m worried about those sequel rumors. It’s just so perfect as is.)
IF THE WORLD WAS SUDDENLY THRUST INTO A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE WHICH SHIP WOULD MAKE IT OUT ALIVE, 2 OR 8?
Fiolee. I mean, okay, the Lizzy/Darcy in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies survive a zombie apocalypse just fine, but this is Lizzie Bennet the vlogger and William Darcy the very important businessman. While they’re both maddeningly intelligent and Darcy looks pretty buff…I’m not sure they have as much of a chance as the already post-apocalyptic survivors Fionna and Marshall Lee do.
And anyway if worst comes to worst, Marshall can just turn Fionna, so that just adds survival points.
DID 7 EVER HAVE TO HIDE THEIR RELATIONSHIP FOR ANY REASON?
Their friendship? I can’t recall, but I think so? Or maybe that’s just Arya being prickly.
IS 4 STILL TOGETHER?
YES. YES THEY ARE AND YOU CAN’T TELL ME OTHERWISE.
IS 10 CANON?
Them being canon the very reason the story exists. :))))
IF ALL 10 SHIPS WERE PUT INTO A COUPLE’S HUNGER GAMES WHICH COUPLE WOULD WIN?
It’s either Jareth and Sarah or Marshall and Fionna. I mean, Goblin King versus Vampire King? How am I supposed to figure who wins that fight??
HAS ANYBODY EVER TRIED TO SABOTAGE 5’s SHIP?
Sarah herself, stubborn woman. :))))
WHICH SHIP WOULD YOU DEFEND UNTIL DEATH AND BEYOND?
…I love them all so much, I can’t choose.
Okay, fine, I can choose, but it’s more than one. Chair, definitely—some of the Dair fans have tried to convert me and while I respect their opinion, I held steadfast—and Royai, and Fiolee bcause of the sheer beauty of Eyes Turned Skywards. Hazel and Gus pretty much defend themselves, as do Lizzie/Darcy and Catherine/Henry. As for the others—they’re either AU or their relationships are not integral to the plot of their world.
DO YOU SPEND HOURS A DAY GOING THROUGH 3’S TUMBLR PAGES?
When I first discovered them, yeah. :))))
IF AN EVIL WITCH DESCENDED FROM THE SKY AND TOLD YOU THAT YOU HAD TO PICK 1 OF THE 10 SHIPS TO BREAK UP FOREVER OR ELSE SHE’D BREAK THEM ALL UP FOREVER WHICH SHIP WOULD YOU SINK?
Probably Eponine/Enjolras, because they’re AU and an obscure ship. Although this was a hard choice to make, considering the beauty of A Thenardier’s Redemption.