Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ring Around the Rose: Question the Second

If you haven't read the answer to last week's question about which fantasy world I would choose to live in, you can scroll down or click here to read that thrilling bit of blogging.

This week's question is closely linked to last week's. Get ready to dust off the best advice you learned from How to Win Friends and Influence People, because this week we're going to be shaking hands and kissing babies...

Question the Second: If you could meet your favorite literary character, who would it be?

I'm going to let you know right up front that I'm going to cheat on this one. 
You're just going to have to be okay with that.

First of all, I'm going to pick two characters.
No, no backtalk from you that I can only pick one.
I gave you fair warning.

And second, one of them isn't an actual literary character.
I know, I know.
Get your panties out of a wad. It'll be okay.

Let's start with the most inflammatory of the bunch: my non-literary, favorite literary character.

Look at those "Come hither" eyes!
I was going to say Captain Kirk.
Of the 60's.
Not movie Kirk - he's too Hollywood.
But Kirk of the ugly yellow shirt. That Kirk.
I totally had a crush on him. Well, re-run versions of him. He was way before my time. Way. Wayyyyyyyyyy before.

So, no, I didn't go with Kirk.
Either he'd love me and leave me as he seemed to do on...Every. Single. Episode. (Did you say it just like Kirk? If so, good for you.)
Or else, I'd end up on his crew doomed to be one of the redshirts that wouldn't live past the first 10 minutes of the show.
So, no Kirk for me. Meeting him is too dangerous.

Instead, I went with another non-literary favorite literary character: Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.

She could totally kick your butt. And look great, too.
I love Buffy. Do you love Buffy? You should.

I have stipulations, though.

I'd have to be part of the Scooby Gang if I met her.

Similarly to meeting Captain Kirk in his world, I would most likely be in grave peril if I met Buffy in hers and wasn't one of her peeps (the Scooby Gang - with whom I'd love to spend time with as well).

Xander, Willow, Giles, Buffy and Me. Sitting down to a nice cup of tea right before something dreadful happens and we're called on to save the world.


So, Buffy and pals are my first choice.

My actual LITERARY favorite literary character that I would love to meet is Evie from the Paranormalcy series. (Paranormalcy, Supernaturally, Endlessly)

I LOVED these books, and I loved the main protagonist, Evie.
Guess who she reminds me a lot of....

She's witty, spunky, funny, kicks some bad-guy ass, and has a huge preoccupation with the color pink.

What's not to love?

If you like YA (and this is pretty much squeaky-clean YA, by the way), you should totally check these books out. They've been out for a while now, but they're still a fun read.

I think Buffy would agree.

Don't forget to check out Hayden's blog tomorrow to see her favorite literary character that she'd like to meet.

Also, see what Kaycee, Savannah, and Jenelle said, too!

So...who would you like to meet?


  1. I am definitely going to have to go check out Paranormalcy now. Thanks for the recommendation.

    I love your picks! And your snark about surviving with Captain Kirk :) I love 60s Kirk. (I like new Kirk okay, but 60s Kirk is still better. Much more better. (said in a British accent, because that's the way my brother always says it)). Anywhoo

    I love Buffy too (at least the Buffy from seasons 1-3... couldn't get through season 4). Giles! He's my fave. And Xander. But, and I know this is blasphemy to many Buffy fans, but I liked Angel better. :)

  2. Great minds think alike, Jenelle!
    I never watched Angel's show. In fact, when Buffy was popular, I was living in Japan, so I didn't watch the series until my husband gave me the complete 7 seasons on DVD. I go through a Buffy craze every year or so and binge watch a season. Or two. Or three. They're so much fun.

  3. :) I do the same thing with Gilmore Girls LOL