The OTP Book Tag

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So I've been finding some great blogs through Instagram lately, one of which is Head in Her Books. She recently did a post on the OTP Book Tag, which I enjoyed reading and so I thought, as a total fangirl, I should give it a go. I've included some of my favourite fanart works from Society6 shops, so you should also check them out.

Question One: An unpopular OTP that you ship

I honestly can't think of an OTP I have that other people dislike, so I'm going to interpret unpopular as 'not well-known' rather than 'not liked'. I'm going to go with Charlie and Emily from the Brookfield/Ashbury series by Jaclyn Moriarty, who I have loved since high school. I was always terribly disappointed that I never had a cute boy wait for me at the school gates, kicking a pebble.

A drawing of the Letter I, a ship and then the word 'it' on waves
I Ship It artwork by Rosianna Halse Rojes

Question Two: Pick an OTP you didn't ship and now do

So before I read Queen of Shadows I saw people online shipping Rowan and Aelin and totally did not get it. I was certain I would not agree with them, though I wasn't totally sure who I did ship. I was certain their beautiful friendship would only ever be platonic. Then I read QoS. I got to that part, it was like a switch flipped. I LOVE THEM TOGETHER SO MUCH. I think part of the reason is because I adored their friendship, and it became a relationship so naturally, and without taking away all the things I love about Aelin as an individual.

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Question Three: Pick your most hated OTP

Hmmm, I tend to be happy with canon, but I really didn't like Celaena/Dorian. I never understood why people shipped them, and though I understand the relationship from the point of her development and what she needed as she grew as a character, it personally was something I didn't ship. I especialy can't understand why people wont let it go.

Question Four: Pick an OTP that took way too long to get together

Cress and Thorne from Cress. Honestly reading through each of them assuming the other one didn't like them, that the kiss meant nothing, was so painful. But the satisfaction when they finally worked it all out was wonderful.

Drawing of Cress and Thorne from Cress by Marissa Meyer, a white man with brown hair with his arms around a white woman with blonde hair, it looks like he's just picked her up and they are smiling at each other
This cute as picture of Cress and Thorne is by Taratjah

Question Five: Your favourite non-canon OTP

I have a definite soft spot for Luna/Neville. I think probably because I read so much fanfiction with them together, before J.K came out with that family tree. Also they're both two of my favourite characters, and have super strong friendship skills.

Question Six: Favourite BrOTP

I absolutely adore the Marauders, I have a very full and detailed headcanon about each of them and their friendships with each other individually and as a group. Nothing makes me tear up quicker than thinking about them all dying.

Graphic with a part of the Maurarder's Map in the background. In the forground is four symbols in solid black: a circle, a rat tail, a paw print and stag antlers
This beautiful image was done by Renatta Maniski-Luke

Question Seven: Pick an OTP you adored in the book but not so much in the movie

Harry and Ginny. I mean there is a lot of things I didn't like in the Harry Potter movies but I really, really, didn't like the complete failure of Harry and Ginny to be even remotely believable. So dull.

a drawing of Harry and Ginny sitting together on the ground.
This lovely image was made by Susanne

Probably Rose and Dimitri from Vampire Academy. I just couldn't care that much.

Question Nine: Pick your favourite LQBT+ OTP

I really liked Lord Ballister Blackheart and Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin from Nimona. This is possibly just beause of how much I loved Nimona overall but they're just so sweet. I love how the artwork plays with the way the relationship is explained and I just think it was done really well. (I have a full review of Nimona on the blog.)

Question Ten: Pick your all time OPT

Lily and James all the way. I can't tell you how many times I have cried over this couple. October 31 is not about Halloween for me. Marauder era was my go-to for fanfiction. I have so many feels about head-canons and a desperate need for a prequel.

I am so obsessed with the way Vondell Swain imagines Harry Potter Characters. I love his work.

So those are some of my thoughts about my OTPs (I love that OTP has become something you can have more than one of, like internet linguistics is just so fascinating). I was going to try and have these all from different books but didn't manage.

Who is your all time OTP?

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