Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 7: Top Ten Characters You'd Like To Check In With

I have this issue that has followed me for many years. The issue is that all my favorites die. Literally. I get sad when I find a favorite character because they will ultimately die. Only once has this not happened and then I had to reread the last time he was mentioned because I wasn't convinced he had actually survived.

However, I managed to figure out ten I would like to check in with who were not dead or who haven't already been checked in with or who I really didn't care about. So, in no particular order;

1 & 2.) Ron and Hermione Granger-Weasley from The Harry Potter series: I'd like to check in with them pre-epilogue, mainly to prove that they are the OTP to end all OTP's and they're perfect for each other and did not in fact fight all the time and have to go to couple's therapy. Especially since they didn't get together until the very end of the last book I'd like to have a few moments of adorable couple-ness. 

3 & 4.) Marianne and Colonel Brandon from Sense & Sensibility: This is a bit like the one before. I took a class where we read Sense & Sensibility and everyone said there was no way Marianne and Brandon could have been happy. I wish to prove them wrong. I'd also like to see Brandon getting to be a real daddy.

5.) R from Warm Bodies: I mean I feel like to die, get turned into a zombie, and then get turned back into a human would be pretty interesting and worth a check in to make sure everything is going good. Did him and Julie stick it through? Did being a zombie mess with the whole "ability to have kids" thing? Is this an issue? Plus, post-apocalypse world coming back would be cool to hear about.

6.) Haymitch Abernathy from The Hunger Games: LITERALLY my only fave who survived. Really, I just want to read more about him. I don't care if he's sober and married to Effie or drunk and alone, I just wanna hang with Haymitch more.

7.) Snape's Headmaster Portrait from Harry Potter: Spoiler alert; the first fave to not make it. Luckily, there's a loophole; he has a portrait with his personality that talks and moves. I'd like to see how he's doing being stuck between Dumbledore and McGonagall.

8.) Ponyboy from The Outsiders: I have a thing about kids from YA novels and wanting to see what they're like grownup. Kinda curious how he handled the seventies and which of the greasers ended up having to go to Vietnam. I know he was in, I believe it was "That was then, this is now" but I want more.

9.) Baudelaire Kids from A Series of Unfortunate Events: Again, another case of "I wonder how all the traumatic experiences messed up this kid's head". I kinda just want to know what they're doing and how stable they are.

10.) Kate from The Taming of the Shrew: "Hey Kate, so in that last speech....you were being sarcastic, right?" 


  1. Oooh, nice picks! I detect a theme -- kids from children's books whom we don't get to see grow up. I agree. I always wonder how they turned out!

  2. I picked Haymitch too! He was the only character left of THG that I really loved and would love to know how he is doing. And of course Harry Potter and all his crew made my list!

  3. So many good picks! I haven't read Warm Bodies, but I did enjoy the movie - I wonder how things would have went... I seriously considered adding the Baudelaire kids to mine but they didn't make the cut. Ponyboy is an excellent choice.

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