Today’s prompt was a labyrinth of discovering scenes I enjoy in a genre that is not my cup of coffee. Thank you, Heather, for this exercise in critical thinking! I tend to forgo romance in fiction for something else (almost anything else, which shows you just how much it isn’t my flavor!).
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July 5th – Romance is in the air
July 6th is International Kissing Day so today we’re diving into the world romance this week.
Who is your favourite couple?
John/Helen from The Man in the High Castle
What is your favourite romantic scene?
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, romance is not my cup of coffee. When I know a long, drawn out romantic scene is coming, my first instinct is to skip it because I’d rather have 5 minutes of plot than 5 minutes of nothing (it’s just boring to me; there is no other way to put it 😉 ).
However, there are rare times when I appreciate these sorts of scenes, and Ed/Jack in The Man in the High Castle is one of those times. I was happy Ed found someone and could be happy in that world. He was the nicest character (along with Thomas) and deserved nothing but the best and to live out the rest of his days with Jack in peace.
What is the perfect fictional place for a romantic date?
Since Disneyland isn’t fictional, I’m going to have to put my thinking cap on.
It would have to be exploring Westeros on the backs of dragons from Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin. Imagine the wind against your face as you laugh with your significant other, soaring through the air. You gaze down at Riverrun and Winterfell as the air grows colder, but your blood is fire, and you don’t feel it. You eventually make your way to The Wall and cross over beyond it. The pair of you find a forgotten field, blanketed with snow and let loose dragonfire.
Some romantic scenes are adorable, and then some are just plain awkward. What’s the most awkward scene you can recall?
99% of them are awkward. I’ll have to go with any time Gale tries to hit on Katniss in the Hunger Games trilogy. He is the stereotypical “nice guy,” and it’s just creepy. It is obvious she feels she has to kiss him because of it. I’m going to prove my point by this excerpt…I mean, look WHEN he decides to pull his creepy “nice guy” stunt.
What is your favourite wedding scene?
We skipped most of the Pam/Jim wedding episode in the Office if that provides a hint of things…none of them? 😉 Okay, okay, I’ll play nice! I have literally been sitting here for ten minutes trying to think of one. It’s time to write my own.
Pick a fandom and play kiss/marry/avoid!
Now this is a fun one! I feel like I’m young again! And thank you, Heather, for changing the last one to avoid.
I’ll pick Babylon 5
- Kiss – Psi Cop from that fun Psi Corps commercial
- Marry – Bester (this should not surprise anyone)
- Avoid – Sheridan