QOTW: Living as a Character

7 Oct

This week’s question is:

If you could live the life of a single character for one day, whose story would you want?

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If I could live a character’s life for one day, I’d definitely want to be Menolly from DRAGONSONG (by Anne McCaffrey). I realize I’m probably dating myself with this choice, BUT…I can’t help it. My first world-love is still my biggest. The world from DRAGONSONG has everything I’d like to see:  Dragons? Check. Unique culture? Check. Danger? Check. Scale and depth? Yep. Handsome guys? OH YEAH.  Yes, I realize now that Menolly’s character is something of a Mary Sue, but as a lonely, self-conscious, painfully shy 13-year-old, I needed that kind of character to look up to.

-Susan Dennard

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I’d want to be Sabriel (from SABRIEL by Garth Nix) for a day! Kick-ass necromancy skills, a talking/sarcastic cat, a super-cool sword, and a killer outfit…? Totally my thing. I’d rock that bandolier of bells so hardcore.

 

-Sarah Maas

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Wow, what a difficult question. There’s so many worlds I’d love to get into. Is Hermione a cop-out? 😉 I want to transfigure something, just once! And now for my real answer… definitely Thursday Next, of the Thursday Next series. A literary detective hopping from book to book to solve mysteries in a world where time travel exists and you can literally get inside the pages of your favorite novel? Sign me up for Spec-Ops 27; then I could visit ALL the worlds!

-Savannah Foley

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I’d want to be Lyra Belacqua from HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy by Philip Pullman for a day. I mean, who DOESN’T want a daemon companion? Plus, Pantalaimon is amazing. And cool. He’s the only daemon I’d ever want.   And let’s not forget that I’d live in a sweet alternate universe – one way more exciting than our plain old one! Witches, talking polar bears (one I could RIDE on, which is just icing on the cake) and a nickname like Silvertongue? YES PLEASE!

-Vanessa Di Gregorio

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Which character would YOU like to live as?

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13 Responses to “QOTW: Living as a Character”

  1. Aurora Blackguard October 7, 2011 at 7:11 AM #

    Tonks. Hands down. Tonks from Harry Potter is possibly the most KICK ASS heroine ever and has the added benefit of being an Auror. Sure, she dies and falls in love with a werewolf but Lupin rocks socks and death, meh.

  2. Caitlin October 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM #

    Oooh, you guys have such good ones!

    Savannah, I just read One of Our Thursdays is Missing over the summer. So much hilarity! 😀 And Vanessa, I’d love to have Pan as my daemon!!

    I’ve been on a major Phantom of the Opera kick lately, so I’m really tempted to say Christine Daae, but Book!Christine has it a lot worse than Musical!Christine, so… maybe not.

    I think maybe I’d like to be Rose from Edith Pattou’s EAST. She’s such a cool character – and she gets a happy ending!

    • savannahjfoley October 7, 2011 at 4:44 PM #

      I’m going back and reading Thursday Next this weekend! Love it so much!

      It was really hard to pick someone I’d want to be on a ‘normal’ day. For some characters it was like… can we specify which book/scene we’d want? Cause some of my favorite characters go through hell.

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio October 19, 2011 at 9:06 PM #

      I love love LOVE Edith Pattou’s EAST! (It’s been so long since I last read it!). Rose would be a GREAT character to live as for a day!

  3. Kathryn Leigh October 7, 2011 at 3:40 PM #

    Anne with an ‘e’.

    Who wouldn’t want to end up with Gilbert Blythe? He’s dreamy.

  4. nkeda14 October 7, 2011 at 10:17 PM #

    O those are some good ones 🙂

    I think I’d like to be Meghan from The Iron Fey series. Who doesn’t want super fairy powers, an amazingly hot ice princess (hah no pun intended) and a talking snarky cat side kick? Yeah, that would suit me just fine.

    • Kat Zhang October 7, 2011 at 10:24 PM #

      I love how just about all of us agree that we would want a snarky cat sidekick 😛

  5. Heather October 8, 2011 at 5:43 AM #

    Probably Katniss. I wouldn’t last a day in The Hunger Games, but I would feel like such a badass for all of the five minutes it would take for someone to find and kill me.
    If I actually wanted to, you know, stay alive, I would go for Gemma Doyle. Living in a different time period would be awesome, plus I love the magic system of her world, and I’ve always had a thing for Kartik 😉

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio October 19, 2011 at 9:08 PM #

      Katniss AND Gemma Doyle are both awesome characters!

  6. Mac_V October 9, 2011 at 10:19 PM #

    Anna. I want to go to France, learn the language and fall for the absolutely adorable Etienne St. Clair with his AMAZING name and adorable adorable-ness.

    Mer

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