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Posts tagged SHIPPING WARS!

Feb 15 '13

And Your Favorite DC Couples for 2013 Are …

Two tournaments. Thirty-four couples. More than 25,000 votes cast. More Tweets, messages and comments with “How can I choose?” “Why are you so mean” and “ARGHHHHHHH” than I can count. But now we have two winning couples.

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Feb 14 '13

Favorite DC Couple: The Case for Harley and Ivy

I asked for guest posts making the case for the finalists for the Favorite DC Couples matches and reader Natalie Reed sent me this on Harley and Ivy. Her thoughts follow:

Before I begin, I suppose I should admit a slight bias: I’m not entirely of the opinion that Harley and Ivy’s clandestine tryst was precisely “non-canon”. More like “quasi-canon”. Or “deutero-canon”. Or “scholarly confirmed apocrypha”. And if you go by the whole Word Of Authorial God theory, it was straight-up, well, canon (at least for a given value of Paul Dini’s godhood; and regarding Harley’s infamous statement that her immunity to Ivy’s toxicity was granted so they could “play” together).

Basically, unlike the vast majority of non-canon ships, whereby fans go out seeking sexy (or not-so-sexy) subtext between two characters who seem to pair well together, what was going on between Harley and Ivy was, as often as not, just plain old text. The writers planting those seeds (no pun intended) weren’t simply toying (no pun intended) with us, they were quite deliberately implying a relationship there, and moreover implying a relationship that had a pretty meaningful impact on the story. And on at least one occasion I can think of (Ivy’s confrontation with Harley in Arkham during the finale of Gotham City Sirens), those seeds bore fruit, and became a meaningful, climactic element to the narrative.

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Feb 14 '13

DC Favorite Couples Tournament: The Case for Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon!

I put up a post making the case for Lois and Clark Kent/Superman to earn your vote for Favorite DC Couple. I didn’t get any submissions for Babs and Dick but you can read this one from two years ago which is very good.

And here’s some vintage Valentines of them. 

Feb 14 '13

Favorite DC Couples Tournament: Final - Non-Canon Couples

It’s down to just two couples! Lots of you had questions about what made a couple canon or non-canon in the tournament and I’ve answered them a few times but what better time to clarify than the finals? The rule was if a couple appeared in both the DCAU and DCU their status in the DCU took precedence. Hope that helps!

Anyway on to the two finalist couples where the subtext and text are barely distinguishable. 

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Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy

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Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, Oracle and Dinah Lance/Black Canary

VOTE HERE

Voting is open until 8:30 EST. One vote per person, please.

Feb 14 '13

DC Favorite Couples Tournament: Final - Canon Couples

It’s Valentine’s Day and the culmination of the Favorite DC Couples Tournament. There are two matches today - canon and non canon so make sure to check out the other match as well.

To get to today, these two couples had over come 22 over couples in matches that were decided in some cases by just a few percentage points. 

Voting is open until 8:30 PM EST. One vote per person please!

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Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Joanne Lane!

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Dick Grayson/Robin, Nightwing and Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, Oracle!

VOTE HERE

Feb 12 '13

It’s Down to Four Couples: Favorite DC Couple Non-Canon Semis

Renee Montoya and Helena Bertinelli won yesterday’s match. That leaves just four couples in the semi-finals and today they will battle to decide who goes to Thursday’s final.

And here are the two matches:

Ted Kord/Blue Beetle and Michael Carter/Booster Gold

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VOTE HERE

and Match 2

Barbara Gordon and Dinah Lance

vs.

Renee Montoya/The Question and Helena Bertinelli/Huntress

VOTE HERE

Voting is open until 8:30 PM EST.

One vote per person please.

Feb 12 '13

It’s down to four couples! Favorite DC Couples Semi-Finals

The winner of yesterday’s matches were Batman and Catwoman and Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon. They join Friday’s winners Lois Lane and Superman and Kate Kane and Renee Montoya.

Twenty-four couples came into the contest but only two couples will go to Thursday’s final. You will decide who they will be.

Match one

Kate Kane/Batwoman and Renee Montoya/The Question

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VOTE HERE

and Match 2

Bruce Wayne/Batman and Selina Kyle/Catwoman

vs.

Barbara Gordon/Batgirl;Oracle and Dick Grayson/Robin;Nighwing

VOTE HERE

Please refrain from ballot stuffing and negative campaigning is not appreciated.

One vote per person. The polls will close at 8:30 PM EST. 

Feb 11 '13

Favorite DC Couples - Non-Canon Match

The winner of the last match was Barbara Gordon and Dinah Lance.

Here’s today’s match! 

Superboy/Conner Kent, Clone Boy and Tim Drake/Robin, Red Robin

vs.

Huntress/Helena Bertinelli and Renee Montoya/The Question

VOTE HERE

Voting is open until 8:30 PM EST. One vote per person, please!

Feb 11 '13

Favorite DC Couple’s Tournament - Canon Quarterfinals Matches 3 and 4

The winners of Friday’s matches were Lois Lane and Superman and Kate Kane and Renee Montoya. 

Here are today’s matches. The semifinal, consisting of today’s and Friday’s winners, is tomorro. The final is on, what else, Valentine’s Day. As in past years I’m going to look for a guest post on why each of the finalists should win. The post will have to be turned around fairly quickly so if you think you would be interested drop me a note on what couple and a link to something else you’ve written at dcwomenkickingass at the yahoo address. Here are today’s matches:

Bruce Wayne/Batman and Selina Kyle/Catwoman!

vs.

Tim Drake/Robin, Red Robin and Stephanie Brown/Spoiler, Robin, Batgirl!

VOTE HERE

and

Dick Grayson/Robin, Nightwing and Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, Oracle

Wally West/Flash and Linda Park-West

VOTE HERE

There is also a non-canon match today so look for that too. Polling closes at 8:30 PM EST.

One vote per person, please.

Feb 8 '13

Favorite DC Couple’s Tournament - Canon Quarterfinals Matches 1 and 2

The winner of Wednesday’s matches were Wally and Linda Park West and Stephanie Brown and Tim Drake. That means there are just 8 couples left in the canon tournament! We’ll have two semi’s today and two Monday. I’ll put up a post in a bit about what happens now through Thursday! But first, here are the first two matches!

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Lois Lane and Superman

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Green Arrow and Black Canary!

VOTE HERE!

And

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Big Barda and Mr. Miracle

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Kate Kane/Batwoman and Renee Montoya

VOTE HERE!

Voting is open until 8:30 EST Today.

Feb 7 '13

Favorite DC Couples Tournament - Non-Canon Match

The winner of the previous non-canon tournament was Blue Beetle and Booster Gold.

Today’s match is:

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Barbara Gordon and Dinah Lance!

vs.

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Huntress and Power Girl!

VOTE HERE

Voting closes at 8:30 PM EST

Feb 6 '13

Favorite DC Couples’ Tournament Round 2 Canon Match

The winners of yesterday’s matches were Superman/Lois Lane and Kate Kane and Renee Montoya both by wide margins.

Here are today’s matches:

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Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor

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Wally West/Flash and Linda Park-West

VOTE HERE!

And

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Sue and Ralph Dibny/Elongated Man

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Tim Drake and Stephanie Brown

VOTE HERE!

Feb 5 '13

Favorite DC Couples’ Contest - Non-Canon Match 4

Again sorry for the delay here - bad stomach bug! The winner of the last match was Helena Bertinelli/Huntress.

Today’s match is:

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Wonder Woman and Batman

vs.

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Boostle! Blue Beetle and Booster Gold

VOTE HERE

Voting ends at 8:30 pm EST!

Feb 5 '13

Favorite DC Couple’s Tournament - Canon Round 2 Matches

The winner of yesterday’s matches were both Bats - Batman/Catwoman and Dick Grayson/Barbara Gordon.

Today’s matches are Flashy:

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Superman and Lois Lane

vs.

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Barry Allen and Iris West Allen!

VOTE HERE!

And

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Kate Kane/Batwoman and Renee Montoya/The Question

vs,

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Wally West/Kid Flash and Artemis Crock!

VOTE HERE!

Remember one vote per person. Voting will close at 8:30 PM EST

Jan 25 '13

Favorite DC Couples Tourney: Non-Canon Match 2

Hope you are enjoying the tournament. There are two other matches going on today so check them out.

Today’s match up is:

Cass Cain and Stephanie Brown!

vs.

Harley and Ivy!

VOTE HERE!

Polls close at 9PM EST. One vote per person, please.