Hallo, leute! So, since I did the “You’re Not Good Enough” Tag yesterday but I had a lot of names left in my little bowl so I thought that I’d do the “Rip it or Ship it” Tag! I put the names from yesterday back in too but we’ll see how it goes! I think I’m going to do about 15 draws and we’ll see how that goes! It’ll be a lot of fun, I think! So, essentially, the point of the “Rip it or Ship it” tag is that you draw two names from a jar and put them together as a hypothetical couple and you determine whether or not you think that it would be a good couple! It’s just meant to be fun, really! Anyways, los geht’s!
For Round One, I drew Gabriella from LESTAT and Alfred from TANZ DER VAMPIRE.
Funnily enough, both are from a musical about vampires! I’m going to rip this one, I think. Gabriella craves adventure and such but Alfred is more of a homely guy. The age thing might be a difficulty under normal circumstances but (spoiler alert) both are vampires so… I don’t think that it would matter too much. Nonetheless, I’m going to rip this one!
For this round, I drew Jean Valjean from LES MISÉRABLES and Grizabella from CATS.
Putting aside the whole thing about Grizabella being a cat, I think that this could really work! Grizabella’s story is one about forgiveness and redemption and I think that in that way, their stories mirror each other in a way. I also think that Valjean would be able to help Grizabella through everything she’s working with! So I’m going to ship this one!
For Round Three, I drew Madame Giry from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and Harold Hill from THE MUSIC MAN.
Hah! So… I definitely don’t think that this would work out. For one thing, I think that the age difference might be a problem but also, Madame Giry wouldn’t be nearly as forgiving as Marian was towards Harold Hill’s conman situation so… I’m going to rip this one.
For this round, I drew Fantine from LES MISÉRABLES and Franz Joseph from ELISABETH.
I think that this could possibly work! I kinda like this, really! Franz Joseph is gentle and I think that’s what Fantine needs. I also think that Fantine’s not too ambitious and would be very understanding towards Franz Joseph so I think that it would work out! I’m going to ship it!
For this round, funnily enough I drew Glinda from WICKED and Fiyero from WICKED.
Although they were an actual couple in the musical, I think that it’s tough to really say if I ship it or not… I’m going to rip it though because I do like the final result of the couple much better and I think that Fiyero would have been very discontented if he married Glinda.
For this round, I drew Cinderella from INTO THE WOODS and Count Krolock from TANZ DER VAMPIRE.
I don’t know if I ship this or not… it’s kinda tough because I don’t want to ship anyone with Count Krolock but… I feel like Cinderella being in the place of Sarah would make sense in a way… they share many personality characteristics, I think… but I’m not sure. I’ll go ahead and ship it though because well… why not, right?
For this one, I drew Sarah from TANZ DER VAMPIRE and the Phantom from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
Hmm. Well, I personally don’t like the Phantom and Christine as a couple nor do I like Sarah and Count Krolock as a couple very much. However, I think that I could see this working in a way…. I feel like Sarah is a little more headstrong and independent than Christine and I think that I could like Sarah and the Phantom as a couple more than Christine and the Phantom. I think I’ll go ahead and ship it.
For this round, I drew Pearl from STARLIGHT EXPRESS and Javert from LES MISÉRABLES.
I’m going to rip this one. It just… it just wouldn’t work.
For this, I drew Meg from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and Emanuel from SCHIKANEDER.
Ooh! I really like this! I really, really like this! Yeah, I really ship this! Emanuel and Meg would work, I think! Meg wouldn’t take Emanuel’s nonsense but he’d shape up due to it and I think that Meg is also sweet enough for Emanuel as well. So, yes! I ship it!
Hahaha! I drew Mrs. Lovett from SWEENEY TODD and Sweeney Todd from SWEENEY TODD.
Yeah, I think I ship this! I mean, they’re really bad for each other… they don’t try to shape the other up but… if I were to ship them with anyone… might as be with each other, right?
For this round, I drew Cosette from LES MISÉABLES and Pippin from PIPPIN.
Ooh! I like this! This would be really cute, I think! Yeah, I ship this one!
For this round, I drew Rusty from STARLIGHT EXPRESS and Sisi from ELISABETH.
Huh. This is kinda interesting… putting aside the fact that Rusty’s a train, I really like this! I feel like Rusty is ambitious enough to match Sisi’s ambition but he’s also sweet and I think that they’d go really well together!
For this round, I drew Elphaba from WICKED and Lestat from LESTAT.
I’m not going to ship this. No, no way. Elphie deserves a lot better than Lestat, I think! However, I do think that pre-vampire Lestat could possibly get along really well with Elphie. I won’t ship them, but I do rather think that they might be good friends.
For this one, I drew Demeter from CATS and Raoul from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
Yes! I like this! Y’know, if Demeter were a human. I feel like Raoul is quite a bit like Munkustrap so I think that this could work!
For this round, I drew Christine Daaé from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and Enjolras from LES MISÉRABLES.
I’m going to rip this one. For one thing, Enjolras isn’t really looking for a relationship and for another thing, I think that Christine isn’t serious enough for Enjolras and Enjolras is well… too in love with France.
For Round Sixteen, I drew Lucy Harris from JEKYLL & HYDE and der Tod from ELISABETH.
So, it’s tough to say that one ships a person with well… Death. But the thing is, I feel like this scenario could fit Lucy’s character. Huh. Yeah… I’ll go ahead and say that I ship it. In ELISABETH, it’s implied that der Tod does have feelings, so I think that makes me feel less weird about shipping it.
For this round, I drew Éponine from LES MISÉRABLES and Jekyll from JEKYLL & HYDE.
Y’know, I quite like this! In JEKYLL & HYDE, Lucy suffers from unrequited love for Jekyll because he’s kind to her, unlike everyone else in her life much like how Éponine loves Marius. I ship it!
That’s it for me! What was your favorite couple that came out of this? I think that my personal favorites were Éponine x Jekyll and Meg Giry x Emanuel Schikaneder! Vielen Dank und tschüss!