Monday, April 26, 2010

Forbidden Love Giveaway WINNERS!

Well, color me impressed, y'all!

The responses I got for the 'pro's Forbidden Love Giveaway--via both comments and emails--were fan-flippin'-tastic.  Maybe it's spring fever, or maybe you're all just that cool.  My money's on all of the above.

Sooooo . . . IT'S WINNER TIME!  As you recall, I have three super-cool YA books to give away: Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti, and Perfect Chemistry and Rules of Attraction, both by Simone Elkeles.  To enter, you had to contact me with your favorite pop culture example of forbidden love and why it was your favorite.  My top three favorites win!

*drumroll please*

The "Get Out of My Head" Award goes to . . . Nikki!

Nikki's choice is one of my very favorite songs ever, "O Valencia!" by the Decemberists.  (If you haven't heard these guys live, you MUST.)  Not only does "O Valencia!" passionately chronicle a tragic tryst a la Romeo & Juliet/West Side Story, it happens to be the exact song going through my head when I first read Perfect Chemistry.  Nikki, might you be psychic?

The "Most Inter-species" Award goes to . . . Roxanne!

Because we celebrate all kinds of love here on the 'pro, Roxanne's fave, Disney's The Fox and the Hound, really touched my heart.  Of the titular best pals who grow up and realize they're supposed to hate each other, Roxanne says it best: "Two different worlds, two different roles to fill - and, dare I say it? Two different species!"

And finally, the "Most Sci-Fi" Award goes to . . . Tara!

I have to admit, I don't watch Battlestar Galactica, but my fanboy roomie backed me up on Tara's choice of Kara/Starbuck and Lee/Apollo from the new TV version.  I was compelled by her description of the couple: She was engaged to his younger brother when they met and immediately felt the spark (and uh almost acted on it). Then she got him killed because she loved him too much and the world ended and they were reunited. But Lee was her boss and they were both emotional wrecks and so scared of how much they loved and needed each other. And sadly it ended very tragically, but they were EPIC.  Goosebumps, yo!

(Yes, it's the one Katy Perry song I like. Shut up.)

Congratulations to Nikki, Roxanne and Tara!  Email me ASAP with your full name and address at maybeimamazed02ATyahooDOTcom, so you can get your prize with a quickness!  

To all who entered: I didn't get any answers I didn't love.  IF your name was not among the winners, BUT you'd like to get a neato prize anyway, email your name and address to me at maybeimamazed02ATyahooDOTcom.

Until tomorrow, I'll leave you with one of my favy-avy-avy forbidden love scenes.  Romeo.  Juliet. A costume party.  A fishtank.  DiCaprio, Danes and Des'ree.  And you know what?  Even when I'm not sixteen and sloppy in love with my first boyfriend, this movie's still pretty damn good!

Stay tuned for tomorrow's entry: it's old/new school-YA-rific!

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  1. I love all the descriptions of these couples AND the youtube clips, especially when you described The Fox and the Hound as "the titular best pals who grow up and realize they're supposed to hate each other". Congratulations to the winners!

  2. Aw, thanks NW!

    Roxanne--email me your address ASAP so you can get your awesome prize! maybeimamazed02ATyahooDOTcom

  3. Sweet! Thanks MIA02. Emailing you now.

  4. Thanks so much! And hurrah for your fanboy roomie! You should totally check out BSG by the way. I'm not even a sci-fi fan but the characterization is excellent, especially in the early seasons. (We will not discuss the finale). ;)

  5. Tara--I am definitely open to any series with good characterization, and I've heard nothing but amazing things about BSG (and especially Starbuck!). It is on my TBW (to be watched) list. Maybe I'll even do a blog post about it!

  6. it's a brilliant story and that video wasn't bad enough ti get a illustration about that. This text was of poor quality, and later editions corrected it, bringing it more in line with Shakespeare's original.

  7. i love "oh valentia" from the decemberist so much is actually is my favorite bands ever ! their new disc rules so hard.

  8. Nice, I guess that sometimes it just happends, people should fight for what they want.