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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Non-Canon Ships

Posted October 19, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 12 Comments


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at Ginger Reads Lainey but is hosted by Sam at Thoughts on Tomes. You can read more about this meme on the Goodreads Group here.

This weeks topic is: Favorite Non-Canon Ships

These are the couples you love, but they never got together in canon (canon meaning: what actually happened in the text). Or that did get together, but weren’t together in the end of the series. Or a couple you ship but it’s actually impossible for them to be together because they are from different worlds, franchises, etc. Let your shipper heart run wild. I know mine will.

So…I’ve decided that I’m going to cheat this week and do TV Ships instead of Book Ships since I read romance and the ship is pretty set in stone in every book. Ha!

1. Bamon (Bonnie Bennett and Damon Salvatore) from Vampire Diaries.

It’s been a couple of seasons of me shipping these two. I haven’t been a fan of Elena’s in such a long time that I don’t remember what season it was that I stopped shipping her with either of the Salvatore brothers. It’s been that many seasons. These two started the series off hating each other’s guts. A few seasons ago, they still hated each other but they got stuck together and they learned to lean on each other to stave off loneliness and homesickness. They were protective of each other once they found the bad guy stuck in that Hell with them and in Season 6 when Bonnie sent Damon home without her, Damon was the only person back at home who never gave up on finding a way to get Bonnie back.

This hug in the gif above is the hug that cemented my love for these two. I want them to happen dammit but ugh, Damon’s one true love is supposed to be Elena so the odds of this happening are slim. Boo.

2. McKono (Steve McGarrett and Kono Kalakaua) from Hawaii 5-0.

I’ve never watched Hawaii 5-0 as it was going on. This is one of the few shows that I binge watch every summer. Ever since the first episode, I’ve wanted McKono to happen. Sure, I like Adam (Kono’s man) and I adore Catherine (Steve’s woman) but that doesn’t stop me from wanting my ship to have a chance.

I keep coming up with how they can come together and my latest thread is…something bad happens to Adam in jail, like..he dies and Steve wants to be there for Kono and with him grieving over Catherine’s shenanigans, they come together in grief and heartache but grow together in love. Haha, I need to cut it out. I don’t even care that Steve is Kono’s boss. That makes me want them together even more. My friend Grace (who got me on to this show) does not support my ship. Boo.

3. Sylveride (Sylvie Brett and Kelly Severide) from Chicago Fire.

We got a quick tease of these two in the early days of the show but they’ve gone away from them because Sylvie got with Cruise and Cruise and Severide are friends and well, bros and before hoes and all that. I wasn’t a fan of Cruise and Sylvie and I’m even bigger non-fan of Sylveride not getting their chance. They brought a new girl on to the show to be Severide’s love interest and I’m not a fan of that either. I hear that Sylvie is getting a new love cross-show love interest and while I’m curious about them, I still want her to end up with Severide. Plus, she was supposed to hook up with Jimmy and I guess that’s out too. Gah.

I don’t want a lot of things but I do want my ships to shine so make that happen, Chicago Fire writers. Pretty please. 🙂

4. Solijah (Sophie Devereaux and Elijah Mikaelson) from The Originals.

When The Originals first started, I wanted Sophie and Elijah to get together so stinkin’ bad. I have a thing when watching TV shows where I pair up the people that I want to get together and I wanted these two. The set up was perfect. When they first meet, they hate each other’s guts. They don’t trust each other and they were always trying to stay one step ahead of each other. I wanted their strong hate for each other to turn into a love that made Elijah forget about Haley, haha. The writers sure showed me, huh?

That ship didn’t even last a full season…and I’m still not over it. *sob*

5. Tom and Rachel (I don’t know their ship name) from The Last Ship.

Oh, Tom and Rachel. I was so invested in these two in my binge watch of The Last Ship. I was the freaking Captain of the Tom and Rachel Ship. I couldn’t watch the episodes fast enough because I needed more Tom and Rachel (and Danny and Kara) goodness. I didn’t even know how they would make a relationship with them work since he was married but that didn’t stop me from shipping them hard. Then there was no more wife and my hopes soared and then the season 3 finale happened and…I’m still not over any of it.

I haven’t recovered from the shock of what happened and the nail in my love coffin. Damn writers for playing with my emotions like that.

What ships do you support that are just…not going to happen or hasn’t happened yet and things aren’t looking good for them?

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Monthly Recap: September 2016

Posted October 6, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

September was a busy month for me at work but also on the home front. Brenna came home from Colorado, started her senior year and has played in some basketball tournaments that were a lot of fun. On the very last day of the months, she flew to Utah for yet another trip. I’m so jealous with how much she travels. She’s seen and has done a lot more than I did when I was her age but I’m super grateful that she’s been able to make some memories, make new connections at Church but also grow as a person.

What I Did

1. The 99’s played in the USJN tournament in Garden Grove last month. There were a lot of colleges but we played in a junk division so not a lot of colleges were looking at us (insert eye roll emoji here). It was a long weekend since everyone was in Colorado for Seth’s farewell so I had double team Mom duty for both Mustangs (my daughters team) and Seahawks (my niece’s team). Mustangs went 4-0 while Seahawks went 2-2 (they played better teams than we did), all in all it was a great weekend of basketball.

2. My sister Delene and I tried Pinterest recipes. Delene and I share or save a lot of Pinterest recipes but we’ve never really tried any of them until last month. Delene made the BBQ chicken sliders and I made the Shrimp Stack and both came out super good.

What I Watched

1. The Last Ship: I caught up to where this show was currently at in the current season last month and holy cow, this show just keeps getting better and better. I’m still not quite over what happened at the end of S2 but S3 was still off the chains. I’m super excited about what’s going to happen next…especially since the writers have so many directions to go in.

2. Hawaii 5-0: I binge watched this show, trying to catch up to the season they’re on now. I still have a few more episodes before I’m all caught up but I’m loving the heck out of this show. Catherine…NOOO!!! You did my boy McGarrett dirty but I still love you!

3. This is Us: This is probably my favorite new series of the season. That first episode hooked me because I thought it was clever and smart. I’m really getting into the character’s lives and after the ending to the second episode, I need more. My heart hurts and I need the writers to fix it. Still, so good.

4. Chicago PD & Med: I’m super thrilled to have recruited Brenna to watching these two shows. She caught an episode or two with me in the last few weeks and she’s caught the One Chicago bug. These two shows are great and I’m so excited to see how Antonio’s characters transitions over to the new show, Chicago Justice. There are lots of things to look forward to this season and I’m so here for it. All of it. In Chicago Med, so I take it Nanny Carrie (she will always be Nanny Carrie from OTH to me) doesn’t like Dr. Halstead? I want to see how that turns out. I’m also really interested in Dr. Choi’s life. He needs a love interest and I want it to be Reese. 🙂

What I Listened To

1. Lock it Up by Marc E. Bassy: My nephew Caleb knows every single word to this song and he loves to sing it at the top of his lungs so because of this, I absolutely love this song. It’s a really good one and got a lot of playing time in September.

2. You Should Be Here by Kehlani: This is an older song that I never paid attention to until my daughter Brenna went hard on this song during karaoke. She sang it loud and proud, complete with all of the oohhs and ahhs and just..everything. I laughed my way through this song while she sang it and then laughed all over again when she sang it again because I messed her up with all of my laughing. She doesn’t even care, she belted out this song like she was on stage in front of millions. That’s my girl.

3. Juju on that Beat by I don’t know who: This is another song that reminds me of Brenna. She spent many a days during September, blasting this song and doing the dance that goes with the song. This song got a lot of playing time because Bren likes to Juju on that beat.

What I Read

1. Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds #1) by J. Daniels | 1 out of 5
2. Three Amazing Things about You by Jill Mansell | 3.5 out of 5
3. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins | 3.5 out of 5
4. The Boy is Back (Boys #4) by Meg Cabot | 4 out of 5
5. To Love and To Cherish (Wedding Belles #3) by Lauren Layne | 4.5 out of 5
6. The Billionaire Next Door (Billionaire Bad Boys #2) by Jessica Lemmon | 4 out of 5
7. The Viscount and the Vixen (Hellions of Havisham #4) by Lorraine Heath | 4 out of 5

My favorite read of the month is To Love and To Cherish (Wedding Belles ##) by Lauren Layne. Alexis and Logan were everything and I was just so much more excited about their story than any of the others that I read. Honorable mentions go out to The Billionaire Next Door by Jessica Lemmon, The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot and The Viscount and the Vixen by Lorraine Heath.

My least favorite book of the month goes to Four Letter Word by J. Daniels. The hero and heroine were much too immature for me and I wanted to throttle the both of them while reading their book.

What I Reviewed

The Trouble with Mistletoe (Heartbreaker Bay #2) by Jill Shalvis
Just One Week by Alice Gaines
Who’s That Girl by Mhaira McFarLane
A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean
Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh
Back to You by Jessica Scott
Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen
The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean
For Better or Worse by Lauren Layne

What I Got

I’m excited about all of the books that I got last month. I have loads of books to read for review but also some books that I bought that I’m really looking forward to reading. Bring on the good ones in October.

What I Loved


This kid.

This is my nephew, Baby Rocky. He is the cutest thing in the world. Brenna and I spent some time in September with this sweet baby boy because he does not like Brenna. She tried holding him at one of Chase’s football games and he scream cried for ten minutes straight. Brenna was determined that he change his tune where she was concerned so we went over to his house every few days so that he wouldn’t forget her and this picture is proof that she met her goal.

Baby Rock does not cry when Brenna walks in the door anymore. He likes Brenna and Brenna loves him right back.

There you have it, the month of September in my life. How did your month look like?

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