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Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Just for fun...
Here's a game. In comments on this post, severely_lupine mentioned how often bodice rippers are called The [Blank] and the [Blank]. (Eg, in the novel in the post, The Pirate and the Puritan.) I've also noticed many in the form, The [Type of Person]'s Curse/Blessing/Gift/Destiny/Etc.

So, let's play Fifi.

Using those two forms, make up a title, and the silliest, most overwrought bodice-ripper description you can think of.

No prize or anything, but I thought it might be fun. Funny ones might show up on Teddy's bookshelves. ;p
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From: (Anonymous) Date: December 3rd, 2010 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)

interesting but question...

the "blank" and the "blank" are they to be people? or can they be words? like "The Shadow" and the "flower"

or does it have to stick to the "Casanova" and the "lady bird"

or something

but this sounds like fun.

and also.... why would this be in Teddy's bookshelf, hmm? keepsakes from mom and dad, or typical teenage ignorance in trying to woo girls and resorting to the worst advice possible-aka romance novels?

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: December 3rd, 2010 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: interesting but question...

Either way. Whatever's funniest to you.

Teddy's bookshelf has all of Dora's books, and he reads them furtively (though everyone's pretty well known about it since Fifi arrived at Hogwarts to help him out in Daedalus Maze).
rotae From: rotae Date: December 3rd, 2010 04:25 am (UTC) (Link)
The Wilting Flower and the Fronded Fiend? XDDD

satakieli From: satakieli Date: December 3rd, 2010 05:09 am (UTC) (Link)
The Undertaker and the Amulet.
tartanshell From: tartanshell Date: December 3rd, 2010 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)
- The Baker and the Candlestick Maker
- The Dark Lord and the Dog Groomer
- The Entomologist and the Exterminator
- The Seamstress and the Sorcerer
- The Physicist's Revenge
- The Baron's Blessing
- The Flautist and the Frenchman (and its sequel)
- The Cellist and the Canadian
- The Gynecologist's Curse of the Milliner and the Mafia Don

aliannesecunda From: aliannesecunda Date: December 3rd, 2010 05:22 am (UTC) (Link)
The Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stones... as a bodice ripper.
From: severely_lupine Date: December 3rd, 2010 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)
*giggle* Not really my genre, but I'll take a shot. (Going with Potter-verse-style titles here.)

The Potioneer and the Pop Star
The Wayward and the Wandless
The Professor's Charms
The Auror and the Aristocrat
The Shapeshifter's Burden
The Marauder and the Maiden
The Death Eater's Heart
The Werewolf's Lady
The Centaur's Bride
The Mermaid and the Madman

I think the really amusing part is picturing Teddy reading such books.
From: lecharmediscret Date: December 3rd, 2010 10:10 am (UTC) (Link)
lol at this whole venture! and I kind of really want to read the Wayward and the Wandless :)
tante_in_hp From: tante_in_hp Date: December 3rd, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love these - The Wayward and the Wandless sounds like it could be a soap opera, too.
insertparagraph From: insertparagraph Date: December 3rd, 2010 07:05 am (UTC) (Link)

The Professor and the Professional
The Seeker and the Snitch *
The Overseer and the Undersecretary
The Housewife and the House-Elf **
The Pureblood and the Muggle
The Grey Lady and the Bloody Baron

The Seer's Destiny
The Potionmaker's Solution
The Bishop's Confession
The Professor's Lesson
The Healer's Affliction

And finally, although not in form, two titles I always wanted to use for a really cheesy ambiguous!Harry / redeemed!Pansy saga:
Her Inner Gryffindor
His Inner Slytherin

* see what I did there?
** no, not like that. Perverts.
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 3rd, 2010 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)
The Wand and the Chalice ^^ (or cauldron)

The Sorcerer's seduction

The widdow and the warrior

The pureblood's pantyhose

The princess and the potionmaster

The countess and the charmer

You could have a bit of fun with some of those ;)


From: tree_and_leaf Date: December 3rd, 2010 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)
The Arabian Sorcerer's Apprentice Potion-maker Bride.
vesta_aurelia From: vesta_aurelia Date: December 3rd, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
HA! You read over at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books!

Edited at 2010-12-03 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: tree_and_leaf Date: December 3rd, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Only occasionally, but I've done a lot of sorting out books donated to church book stalls.... *g*
vesta_aurelia From: vesta_aurelia Date: December 3rd, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Unwelcome Witch
The Mage and the Muggle(born)
The Witch and the Warlock
The Witch and the Wizard
The Seer and the Shaman
The Siren and the Sorceror
The Thaumaturge and the Archimage
The Sphinx's Riddled Heart
The Enchanter's Enigma
The Goblin's Gift
The Healer's Heart

Then there's the "Historical Hogwarts Series":
The Gift of Gryffindor
The Song of Slytherin
The Heart of Hufflepuff
The Reward of Ravenclaw
maz333 From: maz333 Date: December 3rd, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Pureblood and the Squib
Sequel: The Squib's Secret

The Minister and the Muggle Trilogy
I. The Minister and the Muggle
II. The Minister's Madness
III. The Muggle's Mystery

The Healer and the Hypochondriac
The Fairy's Fortune
The Professor's Paranoia
purple_ladybug1 From: purple_ladybug1 Date: December 3rd, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Hogwarts Ghosts Series

The Baron's Unbearable Burden
The Lady's Unlucky Love
The Poltergeist and the Pureblood
The Professor's Professed Love
The Knight's Afterlife
gypsy_thief From: gypsy_thief Date: December 4th, 2010 06:09 am (UTC) (Link)
The Haberdasher and the Robe Maker
Fashion brought them together. Will magic tear them apart?
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 4th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Maiden and the Manticore
The Wandmaker's Secret
The Mermaid's Curse
The Lost and the Luckless
The Florist's Fate
The Mage's Midnight
The Dragonkeeper's Apprentice
The Baron and the Broken
The Wizard and the Wretched
The Forgotton's Destiny
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 4th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I doubt you're going to use any of these, but just for fun -

The Beater and the Brunette
The Cursebreaker and the Coquette
The Barman and the Billy Goat
The Unspeakable and the Babbling Beverage
The Gamekeeper and the Giantess
Wotcher, Werewolf!
The Chaser and the Chosen One
The Minister and the Man-eater
The Thief and the Tenpin Bowler
The Auror's Abduction
The Dragon-tamer's Dilemma
The Prefect's Punishment
The Caretaker's Cat
The Raven's Claw
Slither In Here... (sorry :))
The High Inquisitor's Hope
The Marauder's Mishap
Defence Against the Dark Hearts

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