Meeting Fake People For Real

Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge

Each Wednesday from January 9 – December 18, 2019, Long and Short Reviews is hosting a weekly blog hop.

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March 20th – Characters I Want to Meet

I thought at first it would be hard to answer this question–I didn’t believe I had any real burning desire to meet any fictional people, but then I thought about it a bit more. Actually, I do! I’ll break it down by fictional type:

From books:

  • Lestat from Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, obviously. I’ve talked about my love of these books many times. When I was younger I actually believed he was real, and I’m far from the only one–there’s a portion of the VC fanbase who believed, or still believe, that he’s real. This is probably because Anne Rice wrote the books as though he actually exists and she’s his biographer. Of course now that I’m older and a writer myself, I can just appreciate her creative angle for its literary merit. I don’t believe he’s real anymore…I mean, I don’t think so…not really…
  • Also when I was younger, I wanted to hang out with the kids from Stephen King’s novella The Body, which became the movie Stand By Me (though trust me, the story is way better–give it a read).

From TV shows:

  • Olenna Tyrell from Game of Thrones. I would love to just sit and listen to her snark and sass all day.
  • Jim Hopper from Stranger Things. I don’t know why, he seems like a complex and interesting guy, and I love his attitude.

From movies:

  • Speaking of Stranger Things, when I was younger my dark morbid self really wanted to meet Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice (played by Winona Ryder, who also plays Joyce in Stranger Things, of course). She was the sort of teenager I aspired to be.
  • The crew in Twister because storm chasing seemed like such a cool thing…at least, to watch in the safety of the theatre!

How about you? Who do you wish you could meet in real life?

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  1. Good list. I hadn’t considered movies or TV shows. If that’s the case, then I’d so want to hang with Captain America, Bucky Barnes, but also Jessica Jones, too. Love them. I’d hang with Constantine, too.
    I loved, yet was mildly disturbed by Stephen King’s Bag of Bones. That one stayed with me long after the book ended.
    Good list!

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  2. Lydia Deetz would be a very cool character to meet! I loved that film when I was a kid. It might be time to rewatch it.

    Jim Hopper is another great choice. Stranger Things is such an interesting show.

    My post.

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