Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Giveaway Week: Tag

I’m sorry, there’s no giveaway today. I’m quite out of money to pay for postage, or I’d have one! So to compensate (I hope) I’ve done this fun tag. You may have seen this tag done on other blogs. I can’t recall now where I got it from, though probably Libri. I have erased the questions I didn’t like, coming up with this edited list. A total of three are missing, two which were erased so long ago I can’t remember them, and one which never made sense to me or to anyone else that I know of.

Note that this would be hugely fun to do with all Jane Austen characters, all L. M. Montgomery characters, or any number of other extremely fun combos! Why, this one totally changes just by switching around the characters! Feel free to do this tag yourself…I’d love to see it if you do! Also, if you email me (charityu.austenite[at]gmail[dot]com) I can send you the blank tag.

I know I’ve done this tag before…not sure if it’s posted here or on another of my blogs. But you could look for it if you wanted. J

Now, let’s go!

First name 12 literary characters and then answer the questions.

1. Jane Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)

2. Mr. Charles Bingley (Pride and Prejudice)

3. Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)

4. Edmund Pevensie (Chronicles of Narnia)

5. Aragorn (Lord of the Rings)

6. Arwen (Lord of the Rings)

7. Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)

8. Laurie Laurence (Little Women)

9. Amy Dorrit (Little Dorrit)

10. Sara Crewe (A Little Princess)

11. Ralph Moody (Little Britches … didn’t mean to have all those Little’s in a row! Unintentional.)

12. Marilla (Anne of Green Gables)

1. Who would make a better college professor, 6 or 11? Arwen or Ralph? In my opinon, neither would be exactly cut out for being a college professor. But I would think that Arwen would no doubt be very wise, and probably better.

2. 12 sends 8 out on a mission. What is it? Does it succeed? Marilla sends out Laurie. LOL! Hmmm…possibly on a mission to help Matthew with the cows. But would Laurie be much good with that? Maybe not.

3. What is, or what would be, 9’s favorite book? Amy Dorrit. Maybe the Bible, or some sort of devotional?

4. Would it make more sense for 2 to swear fealty to 6 or the other way around? Bingley to Arwen or Arwen to Bingley? I’d definitely think the former. Bingley is so soft hearted that he probably would, and Arwen…she’s not really the type to do so herself.

5. Number 5 is looking for a roommate. Should s/he room with 9 or 10? Aragorn looking for a roommate, Amy Dorrit or Sara Crewe? Oh goodness, I should hope neither. Probably Sara, since she’s just a girl.

6. 2, 7, and 12 are going out to dinner. Where are they going, and what do they discuss? Bingley, Elinor, and Marilla. That would be an interesting dinner. I think they would go out for tea at some tea-house. There, they would discuss marriage, unfaithful-to-their-first-loves gentlemen and ladies, and the best ways to bring up young girls.

7. 3 challenges 10 to a duel. Who wins? Anne challenges Sara. Oh my! I do most certainly think it would be Anne.

8. If 1 stole 8’s most precious possession, how would s/he get it back? That’s Jane stealing Laurie’s…what? What WAS Laurie’s most precious possession, not human? Perhaps books. So Jane steals Laurie’s books. I suppose Laurie would just have to ask for them back, and then no doubt Jane would immediately return them with effusive apologies.

9. Suggest a story title in which 7 and 12 both attain what they want. Elinor and Marilla. Hmmm. “Marriage and a Helper.” (after all, wasn’t Marilla {at least at the beginning} looking for a hired hand to help?)

10. What kind of plot device would you have to use to get 1 and 4 to work together? Jane and Edmund. Hmmm. We’d have to tell Edmund that Jane was a lady in distress and needed rescuing…the heroism might appeal to him.

11. If 7 visited you for the weekend, how would it go? Elinor? Oh, we’d get along. We’re quite similar in many ways, and I think it would work out well.

12. If you could command 3 to perform any service or task for you, what would it be? Anne. I think I would want her to get me a dress with puffed sleeves, because ever since I read about hers, I’ve wanted one. J

13. If 2 had to choose sides between 4 or 5, what side would s/he choose? Haha, Bingley choosing between Edmund or Aragorn. Bingley isn’t really the type who desperately wants to go into battle…he’d rather just marry Jane. So quite definitely not Aragorn…or Edmund. I don’t know.

14. What might 10 shout out while charging into battle? Sara? She’s not the charge-into-battle type…but she might yell something like “For my father!”

15. If you had to choose a song to best describe 8, what would it be? Oh, a song to describe Laurie. Ummm. “Everything is Fine” by Josh Turner. Mostly just the title…Laurie has a care-free, everything-is-fine attitude, most of the time.

16. 1, 6, and 12 are having a dim sum at a Chinese Restaurant. There is only one scallion pancake left , and they all reach for it at the same time. Who gets it? Jane, Arwen, or Marilla? Jane would immediately draw back, and Arwen might defer to the older woman. Or Marilla might be so unnerved by Arwen’s elf-like manner that she’d jerk back right away too. So probably Arwen, but maybe Marilla.

17. What would 5 most likely be arrested for? Aragorn. Ummm…fighting in the streets.

18. What is 6’s secret? Arwen’s? Well, for a while it might be that she loves Aragorn.

19. If 11 and 9 were racing to a destination, who would get there first? Ralph and Amy? I think Ralph. He’s a boy, and young. Amy would be constrained by her dress.

20. If you had to walk home through a bad neighborhood late at night, who would you be more comfortable walking with, 7 or 8? Elinor or Laurie…actually, probably Elinor. I don’t know that Laurie would be a very good defender, and Elinor would certainly be better for conversation.

21. 1 and 9 reluctantly team up to save the world from the threat posed by 4's sinister secret organization. 11 volunteers to help them,but it is later discovered that s/he is actually a spy for 4. Meanwhile, 4 has kidnapped 12 in an attempt to force their surrender. Following the wise advice of 5, they seek out 3, who gives them what they need to complete their quest. What title would you give this fiction? Okay! Jane and Amy team up to save the world from Edmund’s sinister secret organization. (I think Amy and Jane would get along well, don’t you?) Ralph offers to help them, but it’s discovered that he’s a spy for Edmund. (Makes sense, they’d have fun together too.) Meanwhile, Edmund has kidnapped Marilla in an attempt to force their surrender. (Hmmm…he’d have his hands full!) Following the wise advice of Aragorn (who most certainly would give wise advice), they seek out Anne, who gives them what they need to complete their quest. A title for that? Wow. Maybe something like “Humbleness Reigns.” I’m awful at thinking of titles. Or “The Young Rescuer.” Certainly both of those are very strange!

That’s it! And I thought that was fun. J Hope you did too! I’d love to see you do this tag, even if you just email it to me! J There are unlimited possibilities with it.


Jemimah C. said...

This looks like another fun, interesting tag! I love you answers! Oh my! I have no idea which characters to choose...but I'd love to try it out. Please do send me the blank tag. I already sent you a "request" email. Thank you!

Julia said...

Hi Charity!

I did this tag on my own blog, Julia's Journal. It was SO much fun! Thanks for sharing this! :D