Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kissy Scenes: Broken Down 80s Style

I think we've proven, here at Whimsical Fic, that we love putting things into file folders. If you'll all remember our Filing System for Hot Boys... Yes, well, going along with that theme, I thought it would be fun to file our favorite "Kissy Scenes." Since I have stolen that term directly from Katarinasmama, and since she is the Queen of Filing Folders, we have of course invited her back to discuss this oh-so-important topic.

This post might contain spoilers for the following: The Mortal Instruments Series, Demon's Covenant, Brightly Woven, Hex Hall, Shiver, Lament, and Outlander.

PhotobucketI think I'm in love with this post. No really. I'm in a Kissy Scene Mood.

Let's start with the No One Puts Baby In The Corner (Or Against A Wall) label:
Hush, Hush : Patch and Nora
Demon's Covenant : Nick and Mae (released's hot)
Hex Hall : Archer and Sophie (also known as #hotcellarkissyscene)

Turn Around, Bright Eyes:
Brightly Woven : North and Syd (the Tent Scene...he came back!!!!)

Sister Kiss:
The Mortal Instruments : Jace and Clary (no one can ever top the Seelie Court Kiss..."close your eyes and think of England"...)
Star Wars, episode "A New Hope" : Luke and Leia (okay, not a book technically, but it fits the theme and well, I know you all were thinking it anyhow...)

Paradise By the Dashboard Light:
Lament : Luke and Dee. HOT!!!

And we can't go further without...

Hungry Like the Wolf: (umm, I am NOT a Wolf Girl at all but...)
Shiver - Sam and Grace *coughs* No more need be said.

Okay, so I want to help with this post and realized that you've covered all the good kisses. At least, that I can think of right now. *shakes fist at you* *but not really*

Right now all I can think of are categories:

The Throw Caution to the Wind Kiss: You know, facing peril means acting on impulses.

The Sleeping With The Enemy Kiss: You're supposed to hate him, since he's evil, but he's also hot. And kissing the MC.

The We-Should-Just-Be-Friends Kiss: Clary and Simon, anyone?

Photobucket Sorry, I was on a roll. #kisshoarding

Throw Caution
is so Jace and Clary in the Mansion Collapse Scene. Love that scene. Love the shmexy outtake more.

Kissing With the Enemy is Meghan and Ash (The Iron King). They're foes. It's wrong but it's ohsoveryright, too.

The Take My Breath Away Kiss: Seth and Aislinn in Wicked Lovely: “Seth slid a hand around her waist and kissed her like she was air and he was suffocating.”

Photobucket I love these categories! I don't think I'll ever read a kissing scene the same way ever again.

Have you all already covered the Kiss Me Before I Die (Even Though I Won't Actually Die) smooch? Or the Let Me Kiss Your Tears Away? #TheAngstQueenHasSpoken

OhOhOH! What about the Dear LORD, FINALLY! kiss?: *cough*Bella and Edward*cough*

Are we racy enough to include the Unwanted Kiss? You know, like Jamie and *shudder* Black Jack Randall from Outlander?

*snaps out of a Kissy-Scene-induced daydreams* NO! No, we are not that racy! Unless the Unwanted Kiss is maybe wanted a little bit. Jamie did not want any part of that. *shudders violently*

And, I really want to mention a certain kiss from The Hunger Games. It's the I Didn't Know I Loved You, But Now I Do kiss. And I can't say ANYTHING about it because you three have not read. *rolls eyes* Let's just say there's a dark cave, and a girl, and a boy and....

*swooning* I'll read them, I promise! Especially with the promise of kissing scenes. I'm just holding out for Mockingjay so I'm not left hanging. What can I say, I'm a cliffhanger wimp. *winks*

So, did we leave any kisses out? And which kiss is your favorite? Let us know!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

'Love is Not a Color' Tees!!

Hey everyone! Summer is coming and I know you might need a new tee shirt, right? Besides the Hot Boys with Swords tees sold at our Whimsical Fic-ery store, for the next week, we'll be selling these awesome tees...

The best thing about buying one of these tees is that the proceeds will benefit a great cause! I'm using the funds to purchase donations for my daughter's orphanage, and they need LOTS of donations! So, if you buy a tee here (using the link at the end of this post) it will go directly to the orphanage donation fund!

Also, check out this great video - the inspiration for the tee shirts. If you want to support adoption in general, you can buy them from the site listed in the video too. And, word on the streets is that Bono's office ordered a tee. Just sayin. Thanks everyone!!

**Please Note: The women's tees run SMALL, so buy at least 1, if not 2 sizes bigger than normal!


*So sorry! We can only ship within the United States
*All tee shirts will be shipped out after sales end Friday, May 28th

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Reading Rain-bow: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

So you all know I love fairie stories, yes? So, of course I knew I was going to like The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, but it was even better than that - I loved it! And, I've broken down my reasons for loving into four categories. (I'm feeling over-ambitious in the organizing department lately. Blame the fact that I'm packing and nesting.)

1. Our Heroine: Meghan Chase
2. Hot Boy with Sword: Ash
3. One of my favorite literary characters EVER: Puck
4. A very innovative story - not the same old fairie tale

We'll start with Meghan. When I first started this book, I wasn't sure about her. We weren't really 'clicking' if you know what I mean. But then she started to come into her own, her self. And that was very fun to read. And I started to love her. Suddenly, she was smart and extremely courageous and could almost fit into the Chicks Who Can Kick Our Asses category. (I have a feeling she will fit into this category by the end of the next book.) One of the things I liked best about Meghan is that it didn't take her forever to figure things out. As I would come to a realization as a reader, so would Meghan as the main character. I'm a big fan of writers who allow characters to realize things quickly, instead of dragging it out forever while it's quite obvious to readers.

Next, Ash and Puck. While Puck probably doesn't fit into the Hot Boys with Sword file folder, I do adore him in this book. But, Ash? Ash is definitely a HBWS. I don't even want to say too much about him. You have to read to find out. And I have it on good authority (@katarinasmama) that Ash only gets better in The Iron Daughter, which comes out August 1, 2010.

And the story itself. This isn't a pretty fairie tale. Nope. It's real (as real as a fairie story can be) and gritty. I usually like things all pretty with a bow on top, but in this book, I really loved the way nothing came easy for Meghan. And, I was impressed with the way the story came together. It wasn't a new concept (you'll see), but the way it was written was definitely new. It made perfect sense, even in Nevernever.

If you've read The Iron King, are you Team Puck or Team Ash? If not, do you plan on reading it? We are considering it for our Lazy Book Club for June - what do you think?

The Iron King reviewed at Mundie Moms