Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Having recently started using Pinterest more often, I've had fandoms on my mind. Specifically OTPs.

What is an OTP?

An OTP--or a One True Pairing--is a couple from a book or TV show that you "ship" (meaning that you support an existing couple, or want two characters that aren't in a relationship to fall in love). However, I don't think you should be forced to choose just one, so here are my several true pairings.

Couple: Rose and the tenth Doctor

Book/TV show: "Doctor Who"

Couple name: Tenrose

Why I ship them: He showed her the universe, she held his hand. The Doctor has a dark side, a tragic past, and is often lonely, but Rose was the bright spot in his world. They battled aliens, saved lives, and protected the future. They made the perfect team, and might just be might top OTP.

Couple: Sherlock and Molly

Book/TV show: "Sherlock"

Couple name: Sherlolly

Why I ship them: Similar to Sheldon and Amy's relationship on "The Big Bang Theory," Sherlock is oblivious to Molly's attempts at romance, and it frustrates us Sherlolly shippers like nothing else. Molly is willing to do anything for the consulting detective. Heck, (highlight for spoiler) she even helped him fake his own death and managed to keep it a secret for two years. And while it seems as if Sherlock will never come to his senses (such as in the embarrassing Christmas scene in "A Scandal In Belgravia"), shots of Sherlock giving Molly tender looks that she doesn't notice, such as these, gives us some hope.

"Sherlock" headcanon

Couple: Neville and Luna

Book/TV show: The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Couple name: Luneville

Why I ship them: The two oddballs, the misfits, the ones who never really had friends before Hogwarts and the DA. They're both so sweet and kind and brave. They'd be perfect for each other.

Couple: Hazel and Augustus

Book/TV show: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Couple name: None (because most of the TFIOS fans say that Hazel and Augustus are so great together, they don't need a name.

Why I ship them: These two are smart, sarcastic, funny, and adorable together. Gus was the first person to get Hazel to do things since she was diagnosed. They even fangirl/fanboy(?) over books together. How cool is that?!

***SPOILERS FOR "Gilmore Girls"***

Couple: Luke and Lorelai

Book/TV show: "Gilmore Girls"

Couple name: Javajunkie (quite possibly the best couple name ever)

Why I ship them: This explanation could be kept to simply, "he makes the coffee, she drinks the coffee," and that would be enough. But I think part of the reason why these two are so freaking perfect for each other is because they're both extremely loyal and willing to drop everything they're doing to help the other. Luke kicked customers out of his diner and closed it in order to give her a ride to the hospital when her father collapsed. Lorelai worked at the diner for no pay so Luke could plan his Uncle Louie's funeral. Luke is like the father Rory never had, and Lorelai is usually able to get him to crack a smile, or at least wear a different baseball cap. And they both put up with each other's annoying quirks, which is probably one of the most important things in a relationship.

You can totally see it in the way he looks at her . . . and she's completely oblivious.


What's your OTP?


Anonymous said...

Ooh, OTPs! :D Let's see...

Margaery/Sansa (A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones - this isn't canon, though, but the show's been much more shippy with them than in the book.)


Katniss/Johanna (OMG, the latter half of Mockingjay is soooooo shippy I can't even)


Aaaaaand my top two are... well, I usually do OTPs by fandom? Like my number one fave in each fandom? But I really can't decide her. There's Nine/Rose (my lone hetero OTP xD) and Vastra/Jenny because BOTH PAIRINGS ARE JUST SO FREAKING ADORABLE. 10/Rose was OK in my opinion, but Nine/Rose had a lot more chemistry. And cuteness.

I headcanon Sherlock as asexual (and so do a lot of people), so I don't ship him with anyone...

The Magic Violinist said...

@nevillegirl Ooh, you've got some good ones! I think part of the fun of fandoms/OTPs is that so many people make up their own couples. It opens us up to so many shipping possibilities.

Janto! :) How could I forget them?!

Nine/Rose is a good one. They were so fun and goofy. Yes, Vastra/Jenny are adorable. I want more of them.

Yeah, it's definitely possible. :P I'm hoping it's not true, though, because Sherlolly would just be so cute.

VivianM said...

My OTP's are... (wait for it)
Dramione (bows head in shame)
and tons more, but these are my top 9 (No top tens, I like to be unique)

The Magic Violinist said...


Yes, yes, yes! :) Though I haven't ever heard of Destial and Sabriel. What fandoms are those from?

And Dramione, LOL. XD I thought that was one you made up until I searched it.

Cait said...

Someone once told me you can have only ONE OTP. Like of all time. I LAUGHED AND LAUGHED AND LAUGHED. Sure it's One True Pairing, but that's one per show/book/whatever. Not for life. *ahem* I have a lot. A lot of a lot.

I definitely agree with Hazel and Augustus. And I'm kiiiiind of convinced for Sherlock/Molly. I wasn't until the last episode of S3. THEN I was convinced. I ship Sherlock with Awesomeness.

I also ship Chaol and Celaena from Throne of Glass, which is Chalaena. And Peeta/Katniss (obviously) and Shawn and Jules from Psych. XD

VivianM said...

Destial and Sabriel are both from the show Supernatural. It's a good show but kind of scary, especially the first season.

The Magic Violinist said...

@Cait HA HA HA. Just one OTP. XD *wipes tears from eyes*

OMG that last episode! :( It was so sad when he just walked away from her . . .

Peeta and Katniss! I was going to include them in the post, but then the post was really long and I had to narrow it all down.

@VivianM That's what I've heard. I'm planning on watching it once I finished "Once Upon a Time." :)

Anonymous said...

Sherlock, Sherlock, Sherlock! AND MOLLY! Their OTP IS PERFECT!

The hiatus for the next season is driving me crazy. :D

Anonymous said...

hi! I reblogged your 4 reasons Nano rocks over at my writing blog womenspages.wordpress.com.

also, I'm fannish sometimes, and I have a few OTPs, so I thought I'd drop in and say yay for tenRose, Neville/Luna!

but, alas, Molly will never win, for Sherlock and John are forever my OTP!(whether they ever do it or not)
**ducks and runs away**

Boquinha said...

These are good!! I agree with many of these (I don't know about some of them at all, so I can't say).

And, Nevillegirl, Remus/Sirius! Good one!

Cait: "I ship Sherlock with Awesomeness." That should be on a t-shirt. And a hat. And socks.

Vivian has a blog! And watches Supernatural! (I'm really behind on blogging, can you tell?)

Love the post and comments here. Such fun!

The Magic Violinist said...

@nirvanaamjad (Oh my gosh, how did I not respond to you guys yet?! So sorry about that.)

YAY for Sherlolly! :D

I KNOW. Plus these pictures they're showing us tell us NOTHING about the episode, except that we want it and we want it now.


Thank you so much! :) I'm glad you liked it.

Tenrose really is the best. And Luneville is a fairly recent addition of mine, but once I saw how awesome the pairing was, I can't help but see it whenever I read the books.

Ah well, I am in the minority here. ;)


I hadn't ever seen the Remus/Sirius pairing before her!

I smell an Etsy product . . .

I love fangirly discussions. It's a lot of all caps and emoticons and tears, but it's great.