Hello! Because it’s Valentine’s Day in a few days and we are all single ladies who spend more time in the fictional world than in the real one, we thought it would be obvious to talk about our favourite OTPs. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the lingo (hi, mom!), OTP stands for “one true pairing” and “shipping” two people means you’d love to see them get together for texting and scones. (Cue Dido’s “I will go down with this ship”).
So here are a few of my favourite ships.
Shamy, The Big Bang Theory
I DIE FOR THE SHAMY. Shamy is the mothership of ships. Seriously, these two have the most fun relationship I’ve ever watched. They’re so weird and dysfunctional and nerdy but it just works, you know? They make compromises for each other and they genuinely love each other. Sheldon goes way out of his comfort zone to make Amy happy, and Amy bakes him his meemaw’s cookies and writes Little House on the Prairie fanfiction about him and it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. I love them to bits.
Fitzsimmons, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
I’ve only watched the first season, but I’ve been shipping these two from the very beginning. The fact that they’re together so often and so in sync that everyone calls them Fitzsimmons (instead of Fitz and Simmons) is so cute. They just match so well and they’re the best of friends. I need to get on with season two.
Neville & Luna, Harry Potter
So this didn’t actually happen in the books, but it sort of happened in the movies, and I really got into the idea. I think Neville and Luna would be perfect together. Neville would be extremely patient and accepting of Luna’s weirdness, and she would bring out the best in him, making him a permanent BAMF. Yes, I dig these two.
Lestrade & Molly, Sherlock
Can everyone just look at that gif and appreciate the way Lestrade’s mouth falls open at the sight of Molly in her beautiful dress? Ever since season 3 ended, Rupert Graves has been telling everyone that Lestrade has a huge thing for Molly Hooper and likes to imagine them doing filthy things together. I absolutely love this idea. God knows Lestrade could use a little lovin’ and I think he would make Molly very happy.
Hyde & Donna, That ’70s Show
That ’70s Show is my favourite series of ever. I’m sad that this never actually happened Instead, they made a whole episode dedicated to all the things that could go wrong if Donna and Hyde ever got together, and I was just sitting there all, “STOP BLOWING HOLES IN MY SHIP!” I loved the easiness of their friendship and the way they have always been comfortable around each other. They always made each other laugh. They would have been an amazing couple.