Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I've Been Tagged!

Kookiejar from A Fraternity of Dreamers tagged me for this literary related meme. Although I am SUPPOSED to be working, I've been trying to think of my answers all day!! Some days, I guess my head just isn't in the IT game! Anyway, here are my answers:

Name 3 Characters........

.............You wish were real so you could meet them:

  1. Atticus Finch - from "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. This man is the epitome of a great person. He did what he thought was right, no matter what anyone else thought. Everyone could learn a lesson from Atticus. "They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions," said Atticus, "but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."
  2. Gandalf the Gray - from "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "The Hobbit" by Tolkien. Gandalf is the archetypal wizard, combining kind wisdom with the ability to perform magical feats, particularly those involving fire. I can't help but picture Sir Ian McClellan when I think of Gandalf. He seems so wise, I'd just like to pick his brain!
  3. Estella Havisham - from "Great Expectations". Probably my very favorite Dicken's character. This beautiful and graceful gal is as cold as ice, taught by the loony Mrs. Havisham to be hard-hearted and unloving. I'd still like to meet her....see what makes her tick. See if she really does have feelings for Pip!

..............You would like to be:

  1. Hermione Granger - from the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling. She's young, adorable and sharp as a tack. As Ron Weasley said, "You're a little scary sometimes, you know that. Brilliant. But scary." Yep. She's my kind of girl. AND she can cast spells!!
  2. Rowan Mayfair - from "The Mayfair Witches" series by Anne Rice. Rowan is the 13th in the line of Mayfair witches, and probably the one with the most strength. She's smart (a doctor), beautiful and has piercing gray eyes....and a whole bunch of powers! I WANT powers too!!
  3. Stephanie Plum - from the "Numbers Series" by Janet Evanovich. I AM Stephanie without the 2 hot guys fighting for me!! I'm stressed, spunky, have a completely whacked out family (although no gun-toting Gramma!), and have been known to total a car or two! I've got the bad hair thing going too right now. (gotta love growing out layers!) I just need to find me a Morelli and a Ranger, and I'd be set. (Personally, I'm a Morelli girl!)

.................Who Scare Me:

  1. Randall Flagg - from "The Stand" by Stephen King. Yes, this book scared the bejesus out of me. Flagg is sort of the Antichrist-like figure that personifies all that is evil. He stakes his claim in Vegas and tries to lure anyone that is willing to sell their soul. This is one bad dude.
  2. Lord Voldemort - from the "Harry Potter" series by J. K. Rowling. Come on....he's called "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named". Doesn't that tell you right there what a bad guy he is??? Not only did he murder Harry's parents and is trying to kill Harry, he is trying to gain unmatched power and immortality. Sounds like a pretty frightening guy to me!
  3. Annie Wilkes - from "Misery" by Stephen King. Talk about a nut-job. (Again, I can't help picturing Kathy Bates while I'm writing this. She SO deserved the Oscar for her portrayal The scene where she hobbles James Caan still gives me shivers). Annie Wilkes is not only a loon, she's a serial killer.....she was a nurse and ended up whacking patients in the hospital she worked at. Or just any random person that she sees as a threat.

So...that's about it. Thanks for the tag Kookie, and now it's my turn. I'm tagging Bellezza at Dolce Bellezza, Katie at Rhinoa's Ramblings, and Kristy at Just Another Blogger.



Kristy said...

I was scared when I saw you tagged me, but I think I can handle this one. LOL. I'll have to give it some thought first. You did a great job on yours.

This Eclectic Life said...

On target all the way. Thanks for reminding me of some books I've enjoyed. I didn't know you were a Stephanie Plum type!

kookiejar said...

I like your picks. For me it was hard to choose between Pennywise and Randall Flagg. I'm glad old 'He-who- walks-behind-the-rows' got his props!

I also like your choice of Gandalf.

Bellezza said...

I completely agree with Gandalf the Gray and Randall Flagg as two of your choices. (Now what am I going to pick? :) In fact, The Stand scares me so much I can't finish it, and I've started it more than twice. Okay, I have to think of a few fresh ideas, and then I'll post. Thanks for tagging me, fellow Illinois-ian Blogger Reader Friend.

Chris said...

I LOVE The Witching Hour. I'm so glad to see someone else does as well. Gandalf would be a pretty cool guy to hang out with

Literary Feline said...

Great answers! I thought of Annie from Misery after the fact . . . She definitely was a frightening woman!

Rhinoa said...

Cheers for tagging me, will have a think today. I was going to put Gandalf on my list too, but will see if I can come up with someone different. I would love to meet him though!

Clare said...

Excellent list, and nice to see Gandalf on you lis too :)