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Puffy Treat
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I've been reading The Wind in the Willows to my four-year-old nephew.

One thing we both agree on: It'd be really cool to spend a day just "messing around in boats" with Rat and Mole.

Which fictional characters would you enjoy hanging out with?

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Nick Carroway, man knows how to party.
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Theresa Wiggin.
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Theresa Wiggin.
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Anne Shirley
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Holden Caufield. We could complain about people all day.
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Elizabeth Bennet.
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

or Stephen Daedalus, because that would be the longest day ever.

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rivka
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quote:
Originally posted by The Rabbit:
Anne Shirley

Seconded, although I think I'd prefer her when she was married a decade or two, so I'd say Anne Gilbert. [Wink]
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Just wrote a list, then saw that it was enjoy spending a day with. I know a lot I'd like to meet, but a day with them could be kind of annoying. For instance, I would like to meet Wolf Larsen, but I wouldn't likely enjoy being around him for any length of time. The sad truth is that I enjoy spending time with females much more than males, but most of my favorite literary characters are male. [Dont Know]
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Carrie
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quote:
Originally posted by jehovoid:
or Stephen Daedalus, because that would be the longest day ever.

[ROFL]

Tyrion Lannister.

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Does Jason Fox count?
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Who I'd like to spend a day with...

1) Arya from Eragon
2) Stephanie from the Evanovich books
3) Stripe from 'hope for the flowers'
4) I can't remember her name but the main character from 'A Handmaid's Tale'
5) Pete Hallam from 'A Separate Peace' + 'Peace Breaks Out'

: )

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quote:
4) I can't remember her name but the main character from 'A Handmaid's Tale'
She didn't really HAVE a name, that was one of the points of the book. But she was known as Offred, at least during the time we knew her. We never learn her real name.

Oh, and Faramir. *dreamy fan girl sigh*

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10)Sherlock Holmes for the logic
9) Gandalf for the fireworks
8) Ender--the elder--to talk about life.
7) Q for the fun of it.
6) Superman, just for the opportunity to possibly save the world.
5) Humphrey the Magician of Knowledge, because a day in Xanth would be the ultimate vacation.
4) Hiro, and I haven't even watched Hero's yet.
3) Emma Peel. Class, romance, and tight leather. I could spend a day with that.
2) Merlin from T.H. Whites the Once and Future King.
1) Richie Rich. Hey, the kid knows how to have fun, and can afford it.

Now, the one fictional character I'd like to spend the night with? Paris Hilton.

Come on. She has to be fiction.

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Peter Pan
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quote:
Originally posted by Belle:
Oh, and Faramir. *dreamy fan girl sigh*

Seconded. [Big Grin]
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quote:
Originally posted by Dan_raven:
7) Q for the fun of it.

Yeah! Him too!
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Definitely James Bond.

...

*glances round furtively*

I'm not looking for a one night stand with a fine specimen of a man, I swear...

[Wink]

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Valentine Micheal Smith
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quote:
Originally posted by Dan_raven:
Humphrey the Magician of Knowledge, because a day in Xanth would be the ultimate vacation.

Yeah, but Humphrey is such a grump! I'd pick Princess Ivy instead. She's fun, and she relates well to Mundanes. [Wink]
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Tyler Durden
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Belle - Good Call on my not remembering the name... Also a great point!

fiddle_stix - Who said Pan was fictional??!! They were lyin'!! ; ) WELCOME TO HATRACK!

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why thank you cmc.
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Zaphod Beeblebrox, Tyler Durden, Q, Tyrrion Lannister, and Sherlock Holmes are all right up there with Novinha as literary characters I would not want to spend time with.
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Atticus Finch. (umm, yeah, and Faramir too)
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Miles Vorkosigan or Phdre n Delaunay

Phdre is one of the few characters from fiction who I think if we met, would like me. Or at least, not find me insufferably annoying, the way Miles would.

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Gandalf or Aragorn
Long John Silver
Julian, Benidict, Merlin, Ghostwheel and possibly Random
Dr. Moriarti

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Carrie
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Oh, and Edmund Dantes. Talk about a specimen of man (in the books! NOT the movie!)
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Calvin


(and Hobbes)

:-)

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Falstaff. I don't think I have to justify it.
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quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
quote:
Originally posted by The Rabbit:
Anne Shirley

Seconded, although I think I'd prefer her when she was married a decade or two, so I'd say Anne Gilbert. [Wink]
I believe Gilbert was his first name. But I'm with you on the wait until she's married part, so I'd say Anne Blythe. [Smile]

My other choices would include Gandalf, Oy (from The Dark Tower), Luet (from the Homecoming series), and Rama and Sita (from the Ramayana series by Ashok K. Banker.)

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quote:
Originally posted by Luet13:
I believe Gilbert was his first name. But I'm with you on the wait until she's married part, so I'd say Anne Blythe. [Smile]

[Embarrassed]

Time to reread those, clearly. [Blushing]

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Legolas. [Wink]

Oh, I'd also like to spend some time with the women of genesis as portrayed by OSC in his series.

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My nephews and I would like to have tea with Mr. Tumnus!

And I would most definitely enjoy spending a day with Pippi Longstocking, Emile from Lenneberga and Carlson-Who-Lived-Up-On-The-Roof -- my favorite Astrid Lindgren characters.

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The Stainless Steel Rat.
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quote:
She didn't really HAVE a name, that was one of the points of the book. But she was known as Offred, at least during the time we knew her. We never learn her real name.
We sort of learn her name. It takes some obsessive rereading, though. She lists about half a dozen names during one of the 'Night' interludes when she is remembering her time at (what was it called...the compound? Whatever- ) the place with the Aunts and all the other girls training to be Handmaidens. Over the course of the book, all the names are mentioned except June, so one can assume that it is Offred's real name.

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Who would I spend time with? Such a long list...here's a couple.

-Gilbert from What's Eating Gilbert Grape? by Peter Hedges
-both Diane and Mark "Rent Boy" Renton from Trainspotting and Porno by Irvine Welsh
-Travis from Almost Like Being In Love by Steve Kluger
-Sibilance T. Spooner from Midnight Hour Encores by Bruce Brooks
-Dirk Gently from Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams (Because, for the record, I can be easily won over by punning).

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Dr. Watson (Holmes' companion) because he seems like good people.

Anne Blythe (I'll ditto Rivka on this one, she was a little more mellow after having kids, but maybe we could get her away from Susan for the day?)

Corran Horn because, duh, he's hot and awesome. I suppose Mirax would be okay, too. And our kids could hang out. Oh, along the same lines, Wedge Antilles. Let's just make it a group get-together and include Tycho, Winter, and their kids in there, too.

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- Greyboar, the philosophical strangler. He could teach me self-defence, whilst chatting about the deeper issues in life.
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Wow, what a question to start the day...

I think that myself, Mrs_maven and the Toddling Tornado will opt for a ride behind Ivor the Engine, and then have a fish and chip supper on Tewyn beach listening to the Grumbly Town Choral Society (soprano lead, Idris the Dragon).

Ivor the Engine Homepage

There's lovely for you isn't it.

If I wasn't feeling so family minded, I agree that a day with Valentine Michael Smith would be an eye-opener!

Right, back to work - but with a smile on my fizog! [Smile]

:edit for URL:

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Sherry from a book nobody has read but me and my mother, called Greensleeves. I am so very in love with him.
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David Lister from Red Dwarf. I probably wouldn't remember it, but I'd have one hell of a good time.
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Lady Galadriel. Or heck, why not Manwe himself!

I would love to spend a day with Ender or maybe Ansset.

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Can I just spend the day at Callahan's Crosstime Salloon?
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Helen of Troy
Aenea from The Endymion books by Dan Simmons

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I'd pick Dante, but man that day would be hell...
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quote:
Phdre n Delaunay

You know, I'd like to meet Phedre too. And Joscelin. Phedre is definitely a compelling character, I thought I'd hate those books and several times questioned why I was still reading them (as I'm not normally a fan of graphically portrayed violent sex scenes) but I find them to be well written and just plain intriguing. Besides, Phedre knows the name of God!
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