I hereby declare November fifteenth to be International Nevillegirl-Doesn’t-Write-A-Serious-Post Day and as such, I will take part in this meme found at The Little Engine That Couldn’t. It’s called “Marry, Kiss, Cliff” – maybe you’ve heard of it before? I’ve played it before as “Marry, Kiss, Kill” so I suppose this is the slightly less gruesomely named version.
Rules of Awesomeness
- Link back to the person who tagged you.
- Take three books, pick three main characters of the gender(s) you’re attracted to, and decide which one you’d rather kiss, which one you’d rather marry, and which one you’d rather throw off a cliff. (Aren’t we bookworms lovely people?)
- Tag a couple of other people to join in.
Onwards, book lovers!
This is my favorite book and it has exactly three female characters. (Not counting Rosie Cotton, which I don’t – she’s not much more than a name.) So I don’t have much choice in the first place.
Marry: …oh drat, this is hard. Éowyn, I guess. I’d get to kiss her if we were married, right? She’s certainly snogworthy. (I’m sorry, that sounded weird.) She’s smart, brave, loyal, et cetera and she kicks butt with a sword.
Also, she is no man and that is perfect for me. What more could I ask for?
Kiss: Galadriel? I guess? She’s pretty. Her intelligence and power are cool, but I’d be afraid to marry her. I’d keep worrying that she’d suspect me of having the One Ring, and she’d get angry and spew green light like she did with Frodo.
Cliff: Well, duh. Arwen. I actually don’t have anything against her – I get irritated by the portion of the fandom that disses her for being pretty and smooching Aragorn – but she’s the only one left. Bye, Arwen!
This was picked at random from my humongous stack of library books. To select characters I closed my eyes and flipped to various chapters, choosing whoever narrated it. I ended up with Daenerys, Arya, and Catelyn.
Marry: Arya. Definitely Arya. Not now – she’s, like, at most twelve in the latest book of this series – but yeah. She’s like Éowyn, only better. We could rule the Seven Kingdoms together. It would be awesome.
Kiss: Daenerys, because she’s hot but rather violent so I’d worry about being in a long-term relationship with her.
Cliff: As with Arwen, I don’t have a problem with Catelyn. (Why do I keep choosing character from these two books for such similar reasons? I’m going to go pick something that isn’t high fantasy now.)
I looked at my Shelf Of Favorite Books and what I actually picked was James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl but to get enough female characters you have to count the Glowworm, so yeah. I picked again. This book, and in fact the entire series, is the opposite – it has no main/secondary male characters because it’s about delinquent Girl Scouts running around New York City and kicking butt. The three girls most important to the story are Ananka, Kiki, and Oona.
Marry: Oona, because I’ve had a crush on her since I was about thirteen. I’m hopeless. Fiction is so much better than the real world, isn’t it?
Kiss: Kiki, because she’s adorable but I’m not quite as interested in her as I am in Oona. Possibly because Oona is more sarcastic and I want someone who makes me laugh.
Cliff: I think I should like Ananka more because she narrates the books, but she’s a bit dull. Actually, that’s kind of the point – she’s the only ordinary one in the group.
Now, I know the rules said to tag people but I’m not going to. I follow/have as followers a lot of queer bloggers and I don’t want to make anyone feel like they have to answer these if they’d rather not talk about it yet, so I’m going to make this an open-tag-thing. If you want to join, ta-da! You’ve been tagged! Go forth and hurl characters off cliffs!
P.S. Leave me names of three female characters (from books / movies / TV shows) in the comments and I’ll choose between them!