Thursday, April 05, 2012

A-Z E is for Extravaganza (of Characters)

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I had a marvellous response to my C for Character post. These were some of the suggestions you put forward as being characters with great depth and interest in literature:

  • Meg Powers (The President's Daughter) by Ellen Emerson White
  • Meg Murry (A Wrinkle in Time)
  • Nancy Drew
  • Jo (Little Women)
  • Sturm Majere (Drangonlance)
  • Ignatius J. Reilly (A Confederacy of Dunces) 
  • Heidi
  • Laura Ingails Wilder's characters (think Little House on the Prairie)
  • Agent Prendergast (Present and Childs)
  • Odd Thomas (from author Dean Koontz)
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Tom Ripley
So here's a CHALLENGE, oh you imaginative ones. Pick TWO (or any other of your favorite characters) and imagine what they might say to each other. 
I'll start:

Ignatius: "I dust a bit...in addition, I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip."

Winnie: "Yum, cheese dip with hunny. But don't forget that when having a smackerel of something with a friend, don't eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out."

Hmmm...these two characters could have a great conversation.

31 comments:

  1. That is an excellent challenge idea! My brain is a little fried at the moment but it will make a very cool writing exercise one day!

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  2. I love that you've put Ignatius and Winnie together. I love Winnie the Pooh! I missed the character suggestions but would like, if I may, to add Fagin and Heathcliffe. I shall have to have a think about their conversation though. As Kyra said, it'll make a good writing exercise.
    A to Z of Nostalgia

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    1. What a good choice, Rosalind!

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  3. hah, okay Winnie the Pooh seeks out Nancy Drew and says, 'Oh dear Nancy, it appears I have lost my good friend Christopher Robin-what shall we do?'
    :) great post Susan!

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  4. Hehehe! This is a good one!

    Winnie the Pooh to Laura Ingails: "Run down the hill? Oh bother. Perhaps you might like Roo or Tigger to bounce with you. They're so much more rubbery than me."

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  5. Oh this is lovely!!! Winnie the Pooh to Nancy Drew! Winnie to Laura Ingails heeee. Well done Tracy and Christine! You've got imagination.
    It does make a good exercise Rosalind and Kyra - thanks for commenting!

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  6. Very cute idea. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month.

    Well, how about James Bond to Nancy Drew

    "Now you're a nice kitten to be found in here. You aren't snooping by any chance? Come here and have a martini. Wouldn't you like to get comfortable?"

    "Just what do you mean, Mr. Bond? I'm only delivering some fresh flowers to your room. Compliments of my father, or course."

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    1. Excellent! Little Nancy Drew can certainly take care of herself and pffft to Bond, James Bond. Thank you!

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  7. Oh Susan, what a creative idea, but my brain is fried this am. I'll stop back later to see what everyone else came up with, though.
    Karen

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  8. i will have to think on this one---love it!

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    1. Thank you Karen and Lynn...making everyone work today :-)

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  9. Laura Ingails Wilder: Why, little bear, are you lost out here in the prairie? Where do you come from? You look hungry and tired. Let me take you home.

    Winnie the Pooh: I fink you look like a Heffalump!

    ;)

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    1. ha!!!! Winnie is winning today. He's a popular little bear. I wonder if Laura IW looked shocked at that.... "A heffalump my dear?"

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  10. Susan, I am so not the spontaneous writer. I need to think of this one before I post anything. Very creative exercise, though.

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  11. Jo to Laura : "It's dull as tombs here in Walnut Grove. I'd like to break wild horses, or go and live with the Indians."

    Laura : "I can't think of anything nicer than sitting by the fire at night and listening to Pa play on his fiddle."

    Ho hum. best I can come up with on the fly :-)

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    1. Ha! Brilliant! Such a contrast between feisty Jo and homebody Laura....

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  12. Great idea.

    Winnie the Pooh to Laura: "You wouldn't happen to know where I could find some honey?"

    ScribblesFromJenn
    Happy A to Z-ing!

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    1. Laura: "Oh lovey, honey. Let me show you my hive. But take your paw off my clean dress. OK?"

      Sorreeee...

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  13. Just grabbing one at random :)

    Heidi: Oh look, lots of marching men and a man on a horse. Hello, there traveller. Isn't it a lovely day today? Look at the flowers in this alp. They feed my goats so well.

    Francis Crawford of Lymond: Indeed they do, child. *flips her a rose noble* Turkey Mat, cut out ten of the fattest. We'll eat well tonight boys.

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    1. That is priceless! Holding my sides laughing. Poor goats :-( The imagination around here is amazing.

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  14. LOL. Fun conversation! :) And the comments here are awesome.

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  15. Great idea - I'll now be thinking about this all evening!

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  16. nancy drew to heidi

    i know what you did last summer!

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  17. Hi, a delightful idea, but right now my brain is kind of mushlike, since I have been blog-hopping and thoughts are too random to make sense. Thank you for the great post. So imaginative...Ruby

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  18. That is a fun idea!

    The first two characters that come to my mind are Detective Carlton Lassiter (from TV show Psych) and Professor Severus Snape.

    Detective Lassiter: Psychics aren't real.

    Professor Snape: *looking at Trelawney* I'd have to agree to some extent.

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  19. This is a lovely and creative post. Thanks.

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  20. I love your challenge, but I am out of brain cells at the moment. This is a remarkable list of memorable characters.

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  21. Hmmm - I'll come back after A to Z for challenges, but love seeing Winnie there. :)

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  22. I can't possibly match these, you have some crackers here :-)

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