Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Samantha on Goodreads. This week’s topic is “Nostalgic Ships”. For me that means the first couples I ever shipped. Some of these are not going to be from books, because your girl used to read like max 5 novels a year until her senior year in high school.
Damon and Elena – Delena – The Vampire Diaries
Y’all. This is the Ultimate Ship™. I was a complete trash for these two for at least 4 years. I even had a massive poster of Ian Somerhalder in my room. And when I say massive I mean MASSIVE. 13-year-old me loved this guy.
I also want all of you to know that when I say “Delena” I mean the Delena from the tv show. I know that there is a book series. In fact, I have read it. And I really didn’t like it. From what I remember these books were pretty bad. Or they simply didn’t have hot actors (who am I kidding, that’s probably why I didn’t like it). Back there it was basically all that I needed.
Still, I am pretty sure that Damon is the reason why I now fall in love with morally grey characters so easily.
Bella and Edward – do they even have a ship name? – Twilight
Okay, you can say whatever the hell you want about Twilight, but I used to love this series. Then I grew out of that and I started hating on it like everybody else. And I grew out of that, too. Now, I am ready to admit that this is a very problematic series, but at the same time it was groundbreaking, and YA fantasy genre wouldn’t be what it is today if it wasn’t for Twilight.
I was never a fan of the movies, I only saw the first one and half of the sequel. But I loved these books. They were the first books I have ever read that had a romance subplot that was so important to the overall story. I didn’t even know that books could be like this! I was so invested in the relationship between Bella and Edward that I consumed this whole series in 4 days. And I had a great time doing that.
Now, I don’t ever want to reread this series. And it’s not because it’s bad. It’s just that I have such good memories of reading these books that I just simply don’t want to taint it by my brain screaming “omg this is problematic” every 3 seconds. No matter their faults Edward and Bella will always have a special place in my heart
Clary and Jace – Clace – The Mortal Instruments
So, this isn’t a very old ship. But it’s one that actually changed my life. And even though I am rereading this series right now and I am SO ANNOYED by these two, I just can’t help but feel thankful for this series. City of Bones was the book that rekindled my love for reading (and turned it into an obsession, really). It was also the first book I have ever read in English and it made me feel confident enough to read more and more, and eventually to start this blog. I am pretty sure none of it would have happened if it wasn’t for Jace and Clary. So guys, even though I can’t stand you right now – thank you. You rock.
Saya and Haji – again, no ship name? – Blood+
Yeah, I had an anime phase. And I finished a pretty decent amount of these shows. But Blood+ stayed with me because of Haji and Saya. Actually, I didn’t care for Saya at all. But damn I had such a massive crush on Haji. I actually remember close to nothing from this anime, besides that one scene when he gets pinned to the tree by a spear and can’t get it out, so he just walks forward, dragging his whole body through the length of the spear. And I thought that scene was SO DOPE. I also remember that he was sad a lot. And brooding. And dark. So yeah, that’s also my type now. Thanks, 11-year-old Monika. You had a great taste.
Sookie and Eric – Sooric – True Blood
I am aware that this tv show is adaptation of a novel. But I haven’t read it. And I probably never will. So my love for these two is based only on my recollection of the show. And yeah, I am also aware that it’s the 3rd vampire on this list. What can I say. I guess I had a thing for them (still do, lol). I was obsessed with this show for a while, and I remember that I was so frustrated with Sookie for pining for Bill, whose personality was as bland as an unseasoned chicken. And Eric. Eric was The Shit. I didn’t really care for Sookie though. But oh well, I liked her for him.
What are some of your most nostalgic ships?