Hey, Strangers! Since I had so much fun doing the You’re Not Good Enough tag/game, I thought I’d try another one. This one is called RIP It or Ship It. All you do is write down a bunch of character names and put them in a jar, hat, or other small container. Then you pick two at random and decided whether or not you would ship it and why. It sounds like a blast and a neat collision of worlds, so let’s see what we get.
- I pulled out Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare and Lily Calloway from the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series by Krista & Becca Ritchie. At first I was going to say RIP it since Lily’s so hung up on dick (and no, not just because she’s a sex addict), but they’d be such soft, nerdy girlfriends. We know Tessa is at least familiar with comics, but Lily would make her a hardcore fan. Tessa would help Lily read her favorite classics from when she was young and they were new releases. And they’d just snuggle and geek out and it would be so cute.
- I pulled out Bitterblue from the Graceling Realms series by Kristen Cashore and Vikram from A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi. I have to say, I ship this. Both are leaders who don’t feel like they’re necessarily qualified and are mistreated by their respective councils. Both also enjoy adventure and are clever. I could really see them being a good team.
- I pulled out Adelina Amouteru from The Young Elites by Marie Lu and Nina Zenik from the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. RIP it. These two would butt heads way too much. Nina is opinionated but ultimately righteous, while Adelina is actually evil. I don’t think they’d like each other one bit.
- I pulled out Violet Eden from the Violet Eden Chapters by Jessica Shirvington and Victor Vale from Vicious by V.E. Schwab. Oh, no. No, no. I have to RIP it. I mean, you can’t really ship Victor with anyone. So… no, no way.
- I pulled out Mara Dyer from the Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin and Harry Potter from— what else— Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. I think, ultimately, I would have to say no to this one. I tried to make it work in my head, but Mara is just too dark for Harry. Plus, Harry Potter exists as a franchise in Mara’s world so… yeah.
- I pulled out Adam Parrish from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater and Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. You know what? I’m going to ship it. Finnick would charm the pants off of Adam. I think it would be hate-to-love (at least on Adam’s end). Adam could learn to maintain a boat and go sailing with Finnick, who would catch them dinner. Yes, I like this pairing.
- I pulled out Akiva from the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor and Liesl from Wintersong by S-Jae Jones. I’m going to have to say no to this one. They’re goals in life are just far too different. One wants to unite people, the other wants to free themselves. Both are great causes, but show they are at very different points in their lives and prioritize different things. I don’t think they’d even walk in the same circles, let alone fall in love.
- I pulled out Lissa Dragomir from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead and Hattori Mariko from Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh. Okay, yes. I 1000% ship this. Both are smart and caring. They both have a family they feel they have to live up to, so they would understand each other very well. Plus, they’re badasses you don’t expect to be badass. I think they’d go really well together.
- I pulled out Cia Vale from the Testing trilogy by Joelle Charbonneau and Alucard Emery from the Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab. Weirdly, I could get behind this ship. Cia is pretty level-headed and very intelligent, and Alucard could help her let loose and have fun. They’d be an unstoppable force on the sea.
- I pulled out Kate Harker from the Monsters of Verity duology by Victoria Schwab and Rhysand from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. Give Kate a few years to become a legal adult and settle into adulthood, and these two would be great together. Both are willing to do ugly things for good reasons and have a similar sense of humor. They could take on the whole world together.
- I pulled out Juliette Ferrars from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi and Mark Blackthorn from The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare. I’m torn on this one. My first instinct was to say yes, but the more I think about it, I think maybe Mark is too pure for Juliette. He can be tough and serious, but she needs someone who understands what it’s like to be damaged and perceived as a monster. Mark experiences racism, but no one thinks he’s a villain. They’re just not quite on the same page.
- I pulled out June Iparis from the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu and Helene Aquilla from the An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir. Yes, yes, yes! I ship this so hard. They’re both badass soldiers who fight for what’s right. Plus, they both know what it’s like to love someone they can’t have, so finding each other would be beautiful.
- I pulled out Simon Lewis from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and Seth Mortensen from the Succubus series by Richelle Mead. Even though Simon is a grown-ass man in 2017 and Seth is a popular writer, I can’t quite see them together. Seth seems weirdly too shy for Simon, who is more awkward and geeky than shy. I just don’t think Seth is nerdy enough for Simon.
- I pulled out Wylan Van Eck from the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo and Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. RIP it. Wylan is a badass, but he’s still too soft for Draco. Plus, Draco would refuse to recognize Wylan’s genius. Wylan would be good for challenging Draco’s views, but I don’t think Draco would listen. It’s a no from me.
- I pulled out Carswell Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles and Jest from Heartless, both by Marissa Meyer. What are the odds? As bi as both of these guys are, I just can’t see them being compatible. In a weird way, they’re somehow both too similar and too different. They wouldn’t balance each other out. They’d make a great heist team though.
Well, that was enjoyable. Do you agree with my decisions? Let me know in the comments! Also, let me know if you ever find any more tag/games like this. They’re really fun!
Au revoir, Strangers!