Whazzup blogosphere! I was tagged by Margaret @ Weird Zeal to do this tag, so considering how I’ve been running around lately like a headless chicken in my hunt for apartments, I thought this would be a great time to pull this tag out of the hat. I am officially sleep-deprived by now, so I just want a fun and random tag to do.
Let’s hope I don’t mess this up in my insanity.
- Pick 8 books off your shelves (try to not pick just your favorites!)
- Arrange them into a random order (randomizers are good for this).
- In the order they are arranged, open them to a random page and write down the first name you see. Don’t mix up the names!
- In the last book, find the name of an animal/pet and write it down.
- Put the names in the right category.
- Tag people (spread the love) copy and paste these rules in your post, or write them out yourself.
Parent One: Lancelot from The Once and Future King
Whew, that’s a relief. There are so many minor characters in this book that I wouldn’t recognize them if I’d laid eyes on their names, so not only did I get the sweetest character to ever grace this earth as a parent, I actually know who this is. Score.
Now I do believe Lancelot would make a kind and lenient dad, but I do worry about him being unfaithful (cough, Guinevere!) and being absent for long periods of time. I mean. he was more preoccupied with fighting in wars than actual parenting in this book…
Parent Two: Agamemnon from The Song of Achilles
Ohhhh dear donkey balls. I guess having an uber kind parent in Lancelot was too good to be true, but this arsehole is a bit too much, no? He’s an egotistic coward, and he actually slits his own daughter’s throat as blood sacrifice! This is supposed to be my fate?!
Ah well, if I die, I die I guess. However, if Agamemnon ever gets nasty, I’m sure Lancelot will kick his butt; after all, he IS the strongest knight in the world, and he (hopefully) ain’t going to be a soft pushover when it comes to Agamemnon’s bullshit. Hopefully.
Someone please adopt meee. 😭
Sibling One: Quentin Makepeace from Ptolemy’s Gate
Bah humbug, another villain? The apple sure doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Although, maybe having a villain for a brother will bring unexpected benefits? I mean, if he ever succeeded in world domination, I’d be living in the lap of luxury! Sure, it’d be at the expense of millions of people, buuut~ I’m not the one who did it. *shifty eyes*
Sibling Two: Moaning Myrtle from HP and The Chamber of Secrets
Okay, finally I can work with this! Myrtle might be a party pooper and wail the dickens out of everybody’s sleep at night (not to mention, she’d make your peeing experience a wee bit uncomfortable), but she’s a much better option than Peeves (he was the second name I spotted on the page) and she’d likely stick to herself and not bother anybody.
Not to mention, she’s just a lonely soul! I’m sure I can cheer her up somehow. 😉
Cousin: Morris from The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore
This is my favorite picture book, and I got the protagonist. Yay! He’s a total sweetheart and a huge bookworm (specifically a librarian), so he’d give great tips on building a personal library, and we can share book recommendations together. YASSSS.
Boyfriend: Jesper from Crooked Kingdom
Jesper is my personal favorite from Six of Crows, but as a boyfriend? I’d likely have to keep an eye on him since he has a tendency to let his eyes wander and get in trouble. Not to mention, I’m a bit wary of dudes who are obsessed with guns; I think it says something about them. What that is, I don’t know, but I ain’t got a good feeling about it.
On the other hand, Jesper does have a really nice personality (he’s chipper and happy-go-lucky) so I think he’d suit my depressing self well enough. Accepted!
Best friend: Father Christmas from The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Ooh, this one’s great. Father Christmas is the Santa Claus equivalent in the world of Narnia, so he owns reindeer I can cuddle, a flying sled for drunken joy rides, hordes of elves at my beck and call, and free hot chocolate! That, is an amazing package deal.
Pet: Cat from Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Oof, what a way to finish. I flipped open to the scene where Fiyero is reunited with Elphaba, and she feeds her cat. Little do they know, that cat is actually revealed to be a government spy in the third book, and Fiyero dies as a direct result of its betrayal.
Nice to know that I have a cat that wants to kill me.
So that’s my family! Anyone normal wanna join?
Now to be fair, I think this is a pretty accurate representation of any family in real life. Sure, it’s a bit extreme in terms of personalities on the spectrum, but hey, we have nice people, mean people, and all the weirdos in between. Totally normal. 😛
Also, I tag the following! These are random picks off the top of my head, so no pressure to do this as always.
So thanks for reading! Again, I am a tad preoccupied with moving nowadays to be really active on the blogosophere, but as always, cheers, and peace out.