Monday, September 19, 2011

Post Nominations for King and Queen of Romance in Literature HERE!!!

**NEW UPDATE: I have decided to keep the nominations open until Friday (30th) at midnight (EST) The voting will begin Monday morning. Post on voting rules coming soon!**

Okay, now is the time!

POST YOUR NOMINATIONS ON THIS POST!!! AND THIS POST ONLY!!! (comments section)

Earlier posts on this competition here and here.

Please follow these guidelines:

1. Anyone can participate. If you must comment under anonymous please PLEASE leave your name and a way for me to contact you (email, FB, Twitter...) in case there is a problem or you win.

2. Post the NAMES of your couple and the TITLE of the work they're from. In CAPS please. Make it easy to spot. After that, feel free to say any comments you'd like about why or whatev.

3. Couples must be from literature. No movies or TV couples. But remember some of these are based on literature. Also remember the possibility of operas, plays... I don't care if the couple is hundreds or thousands of years old or from a novel that was released last week. It's up to you.

4. Remember a couple can only be nominated ONCE. And you can only nominate once. **More on who can be nominated below, for those who missed Tuesday's post.

5. Nominations will stay open for at least a week (depending on traffic) or until there are at least 25 couples. So please, SPREAD THE WORD. (Blog, Twitter, Facebook, anything) The more we have the more fun the voting and accurate (I use that term loosely) the outcome will be.

6. LoveVote Extravaganza will NOT start until nominations are closed! (More on that then.)

REMEMBER:
The prize for the person who's couple is nominated as King and Queen will win a book of their choice from Amazon. ($20 limit). I will order and send it to this person.

Being a "FOLLOWER" of this blog is not required but much appreciated. :)

**Any couple can be nominated. Even if one of the members of your couple has already been nominated with someone else (love triangles and such). It doesn't have to be the couple that ends up together in the end. AND your couple doesn't have to be the main couple of the story.

Okay, I think that handles it. NOW GET NOMINATING! Fast, before someone steals your favorite couple.

Oh, and THANKS for participating. :)
(No worries. The blog will revert back to its much less cheesy look after the competition is over.)




45 comments:

  1. BEREN AND LUTHIEN / THE SILMARILLION

    The story of Beren and Luthien was one of Tolkien's earliest fantasy stories (originally an epic poem called the Lay of Leithian). It has a lot of the classic fantasy-romance tropes (the hero who falls in love with a girl who's totally out of his league and must perform some Herculean tasks to win her overbearing dad's approval), but the ending is something of a twist. The real-life inspiration behind the story was Tolkien's relationship with Edith, his wife of 55 years... in fact, Tolkien's gravestone reads "Beren" and Edith's, beside it, reads "Luthien."

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  2. ccb... My nomination is Melanie & Jared from the Host by Stephenie Meyer. Thanks.

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  3. NOAH AND ALLIE FROM THE "NOTEBOOK"

    Thier romance was very believable.

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  4. Romeo and Juliet, of course. - Ellie Burmeister

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  5. RHETT AND SCARLETT
    GONE WITH THE WIND

    A good combination of history and soap. If you don't agree quite
    frankly I don't give a d**

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  6. Jim and Della from "The Gift of the Magi".

    They were married and had very little money. and only had 2 possessions in the world that they treasured - one was Della's beautiful hair and one was the gold pocket watch given to Jim by his grandfather. One Christmas, with money very tight, they each make the supreme sacrifice for the other. ---Heather W.

    Jim sells his beloved pocket watch to buy Della beautiful combs for her hair - only to arrive home to find that Della has cut her hair and sold it in order to buy Jim a chain for his pocket watch. Both gifts now useless and yet mean everything.

    I think it would be hard to find a more romantic couple

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  7. JANE EYRE AND EDWARD ROCHESTER from JANE EYRE.

    They overcame age, fire, starvation, and another marriage to be together. I love how neither of them were very attractive in appearance, yet they were such kindred spirits that their looks didn't matter. Their love was passionate and stormy, but not lustful. Even after Rochester was blind and one-handed, Jane still loved him. Their relationship wasn't heavenly in the end, but it didn't die in darkness either. It was achingly bittersweet.

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  8. BONNIE AND CLYDE
    THE LIFE OF BONNIE AND CLYDE

    Even as now, violence sells. Vampires or bank robbers, same
    difference.

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  9. Darcy and Elizabeht from Pride and Prejudice.

    Claude D

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  10. MICHAEL KEDDINGTON AND FAYE MURROW FROM THE CAROUSEL BY RICHARD PAUL EVANS.


    Pat Albertson
    patsy.albertson@slcc.edu

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  12. Well, in the "No one has ever heard of them" category, I want to nominate Azhrarn and Dunizel from "Delusion's Master" by Tanith Lee.

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  13. Drogo and Daenerys from Games of Thrones!

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  14. Annie and Finnick from the Hunger Games series. They have such a sad and sweet story...

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  15. ANNA OLIPHANT and ETIENNE ST. CLAIR from Stephanie Perkins's ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS.

    Because theirs was a real, normal relationship, because he was a genuinely nice guy, and because his name is pretty much perfect:)

    Thanks for the contest, Melinda!

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  16. Okay, since someone already said Elizabeth and Darcy, I'll say Aragorn and Arwen from LOTR.
    Fun contest!

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  17. BETSY RAY and JOE WILLARD from BETSY'S WEDDING (and all the rest of the Betsy books, at least from high school on). And oh, the trouble I had narrowing it down to these two!

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  18. I really love Grace and Sam from Shiver, Linger, and Forever. I love lots of fictional couples, but wanted to put my bid in for them!

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  19. ANNE ELLIOT & FREDERICK WENTWORTH
    PERSUASION, by Jane Austen

    submitted by: Kinsie Zaugg

    I stared at this page for almost an hour trying to decide. My top 2 are already up there, so I had to mentally wander through my favorites. A very long list indeed!

    Hopefully I can get some work done now!

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  20. DERYN AND ALEK from the LEVIATHAN trilogy by Scott Westerfeld.

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  21. LUCY HONEYCHURCH & GEORGE EMERSON, A Room With A View by EM Forster. :)

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  22. For me it's Tonks and Lupin or Snape and Lily from the Harry Potter series

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  23. I LOVE Beren and Luthien (LotR addicted...) and I'm really obsessing over Etienne and Anna (Stephanie Perkins is a great author and I'm so glad they were nominated) but I just have to nominate

    HAVEN AND IAIN from THE ETERNAL ONES

    Why? Because I love the author, and their romance goes back thousands of years. They're literally perfect for each other, and it's always love at first sight for them. It's so deep, almost nothing can disturb it. Well, almost nothing.

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  24. Meggie Cleary and Ralph de Bricassart in THE THORN BIRDS.

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  25. Charly and sam from jack waylands charly beasley

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  26. Pop Buttars...
    I can't let this nomination close without having BELLA AND EDWARD from TWLIGHT being one of them. I can't beleive no one put them on, so I just had to nominate them.

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  27. HEATHCLIFF and CATHERINE from Wuthering Heights--a tragic love story that continues beyond their deaths

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  28. Henry and Clare in the TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE

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  29. Sydney Carton and Lucie Manette
    A Tale of Two Cities
    Charles Dickens

    Giving your life so the one you love can be with the one they love----now THAT is love. Not reciprocated, just love nontheless.

    Caetie

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  30. RAOUL and CHRISTINE from PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (a novel)

    Had to choose Raoul since that's who she really loved.

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  31. AURORA & PRINCE PHILIP - SLEEPING BEAUTY

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  32. Charles and Caroline Ingalls (Ma & Pa Ingalls) - their's was a real true love and one of the most romantic things I've ever read was Pa's walking 20 miles to buy one pane of glass so Ma could have a window when they lived in a dirt dugout.

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  33. I just stopped by to read the comments and...actually learned something about Tolkien even my husband didn't know. RIGHT IN THE FIRST POST!

    Loved reading all the couples mentioned. I don't know how it'll be possible to pick just one.

    Good luck...and don't break to many hearts!

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  34. Thanks for the comment. In case there is any confusion...

    THE VOTE OF EVERYONE WILL CHOOSE THE TOP COUPLES! IT'S GONNA BE FUN!

    Now KEEP NOMINATING!

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  35. My 1st choice would've been Noah & Allie from The Notebook but since they've already been nominated, my next choice would be:
    Tristran & Yvaine from Stardust by Neil Gaiman

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  36. Westley and Buttercup from William Goldman's The Princess Bride
    “I love you,” Buttercup said. “I know this must come as something of a surprise, since all I’ve ever done is scorn you and degrade you and taunt you, but I have loved you for several hours now, and every second, more.”

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  37. RICHARD COLLIER AND ELISE MCKENNA -- SOMEWHERE IN TIME (originally titled Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson)

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  38. Cecilia and Robbie from Ian McEwan's ATONEMENT. Nothing more romantic than two lovers' destiny unfullfilled.

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  39. Adam and Mia from Gayle Forman's IF I STAY and WHERE SHE WENT.

    Loved them in both novels, but especially Where She Went.

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  40. Claire and Jaime from OUTLANDER and its sequels.

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  41. Off topic, but I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Enjoy this moment in the sun!

    http://nikkistuckwisch.blogspot.com/2011/09/ive-been-nominated-for-liebster-award.html

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  42. Margaret & Mr. Thornton - North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.

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  43. Molly & Arthur Weasley of "Harry Potter" fame. :-)

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