I’m back! I’m not sure if I even announced on here that I was going anywhere, but, my impromptu hiatus was due to me spending a week in Los Angeles, which was great and which ended with a very dramatic conclusion, but I’ll talk more about that in my monthly wrap-up. I’m very behind on reading everyone’s posts again, but I’ll try to get caught up today.
For now, a tag, that I was encouraged to do by Steph and Chelsea.
HOW IT WORKS:
- You write down the names of 30 fictional characters on pieces of paper.
- You pick two names at a time and answer each of the 15 questions. For each question one of the two characters will be the one you believe fits best and the other is “not good enough”.
YOU ONLY HAVE ONE MORE SPOT ON YOUR SPELLING BEE TEAM, WHO WOULD YOU PICK TO COMPLETE YOUR TEAM?
Harry Potter (HP) vs. Ryan Cusack (The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney)
Oh my god this is hilariously tragic. Ryan Cusack is a teenage drug dealing high school drop out, and Harry is… Harry. I guess I’ll have to go with Ryan Cusack though seeing as they don’t have English classes at Hogwarts.
BOTH CHARACTERS WANT TO KILL YOU, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU KILL FIRST SO YOU HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF SURVIVING?
Kaz Brekker (Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo) vs. Cal Trask (East of Eden by John Steinbeck)
Kaz Brekker, no question. I mean, the outcome of this is definitely going to be me dying because I would not want to go up against Kaz, but I guess I’ve got no choice…
YOU’RE ON THE BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE AN YOU’RE DOWN TO THESE TWO CHARACTERS, WHICH ONE ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE YOUR ROSE TOO?
Jude St. Francis (A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara) vs. Cathy Ames (East of Eden by John Steinbeck)
Absolutely Jude St. Francis. Not that Jude would ever go on a show like this, and he’d probably be uncomfortable with the attention, but Cathy is legitimately a sociopath and Jude is my son.
YOU’VE BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE HUNGER GAMES, WHO WOULD MOST LIKELY VOLUNTEER IN YOUR PLACE?
Tristan Saddler (The Absolutist by John Boyne) vs. Achilles (classics)
This is SO FUNNY djkslfjdsl. I mean… Achilles. I actually regret not putting Patroclus because that would have been funnier but oh well. Even though Achilles sat out for half the Iliad, I don’t think he’d pass up a chance to show off at the Hunger Games.
YOU’RE STRANDED ON AN ISLAND. WHICH CHARACTER WOULD YOU SACRIFICE TO ENGAGE IN CANNIBALISM?
Alexander the Great (Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault) vs. Willem Ragnarsson (A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara)
I’m going down, that’s the inevitable conclusion here. I would sooner die than hurt Willem, and I am not about to pretend I can take on Alexander the Great. RIP me.
YOU’RE THE NEXT DC/MARVEL SUPERHERO (WITH YOUR OWN TV SHOW OF COURSE), WHO IS YOUR SIDEKICK?
Anatole Kuragin (War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy) vs. Alex (A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess)
Oh my god. Alex would probably be the logical choice because of his propensity for violence, but for the hilarity factor alone I have to go with Anatole Kuragin, who would be the most pretty and useless sidekick of all time.
YOU’RE A MANAGER OF AN AVOCADO ADMIRING COMPANY, WHO WOULD YOU FIRE FOR LACK OF COMMUNICATION SKILLS?
Hector of Troy (classics) vs. Pyrrhus (also classics but specifically An Arrow’s Flight by Mark Merlis)
DEFINITELY Pyrrhus. Hector is the embodiment of lawful good and he would admire those avocados to a fault. Pyrrhus would probably sleep through his alarm every morning and roll into the avocado joint around noon and expect to get away with it because he’s so attractive, and it would probably work for a good amount of time.
YOU’VE JUST FINISHED A BOOK IN WHICH YOUR FAVOURITE CHARACTER DIES, WHICH CHARACTER IS MOST LIKELY TO COMFORT YOU?
Sansa Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin) vs. Edmund (King Lear)
Well obviously it’s my girl Sansa, because she is sweet and caring and Edmund is actual trash.
UGH, IT’S HIGH SCHOOL. WHO WOULD MOST LIKELY BE PART OF THE POPULAR CLIQUE?
Inej Ghafa (Six of Crows) vs. Cyril Avery (The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne)
Inej by default, just because Cyril Avery is so deeply uncool. I don’t think Inej would be in the popular clique either, but maybe people would admire her from afar for being so competent and mysterious.
THE DAY HAS ARRIVED; YOU’RE FINALLY A YEAR OLDER! WHO WOULD HAVE THE NERVE TO FORGET YOUR BIRTHDAY?
Hermione Granger (HP) vs. Robb Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin)
Well Hermione never would, so it’s gotta be Robb Stark. I don’t blame him though, he’s got bigger fish to fry, like the red wedding… and I don’t think they’re big on birthdays in Westeros.
YOU’VE JUST FOUND AN UPCOMING BOOKTUBE STAR? WHO WOULD MOST LIKELY BE?
Clytemnestra (classics) vs. James Farrow (If We Were Villains by ML Rio)
Probably James, who gets popular because he’s so smart and charismatic (and attractive), but Oliver records and uploads all his videos and he has no idea that he has such a huge internet following.
SLEEPOVER TIME! UNFORTUNATELY YOU CAN ONLY INVITE ONE PERSON, WHO WOULD YOU INVITE?
Sunja Baek (Pachinko by Min Jin Lee) vs. Aliena of Shiring (The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett)
SOPHIE’S CHOICE…… I’m going to go with Aliena just because I have loved her longer and I think we’d have more to talk about. But, these characters are actually very similar (entrepreneurial, resilient women doing the best they can in hideously misogynistic circumstances) so it’s a close call.
BAM, YOU’RE PREGNANT. WHO’S THE FATHER/MOTHER?
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte) vs. Jean Valjean (Les Miserables by Victor Hugo)
Oh my god. This is so hard. But I mean… even disregarding biology I think I’d say Jean Valjean, who is THE greatest adoptive father in the history of literature, so definitely not a bad choice for co-parenting.
YOU’VE JUST WRITTEN A SUPER IMPORTANT TEXT. WHO WOULD ‘SEE’ IT, BUT NOT REPLY?
Lu Rile (Self-Portrait with Boy by Rachel Lyon) vs. Marius Pontmercy (Les Miserables by Victor Hugo)
This is HYSTERICAL djklsjflds I don’t think enough people have read Self-Portrait with Boy yet to realize just how close of a call this is, but still, it’s gotta be Marius, whose entire awkward fictional existence has been leading up to being an answer to this question.
YOU’VE JUST WOKEN UP AND IT’S TIME FOR BREAKFAST. YOUR MUM’S BEEN REPLACED BY WHO?!
Francis Abernathy vs. Henry Winter (both from The Secret History by Donna Tartt)
THIS SO FUNNY I don’t want either of these human garbage cans to be my parent, but I guess I’ll have to go with Francis, who… may have some kind of nurturing instinct deep down, maybe. I mean, since the alternative is Henry, there’s really only one answer here.
Not tagging anyone, but if you do it, pingback to me so I can read your answers!