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Favorite Character Meme - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Dec. 26th, 2005 01:44 pm
Favorite Character Meme

I’ve avoided guessing on anyone’s Favorite Character Meme because I’m clueless. I clicked on a few to consider guesses, but since I got to most too late to get any easy ones, all of my guesses felt like wild shots in the dark. Anyway, since I didn’t guess on anyone else’s, I thought I wouldn’t post it myself. But…I changed my mind. However, I’ve decided to do something different. Instead of a blind attempt to unravel the mystery of someone’s strange preferences, I thought I would make it into a little bit of a logic puzzle by giving a few clues.


1. Post a list of up to 20 books/movies/anime/TV shows/video games/etc. that you've had an obsessive fannish love of at some time in your life
2. Have your friends list guess your favourite character from each item.




From books and comics (B/C):

1. Harry Potter – Remus Lupin (springdove)
2. Lord of the Rings – Faramir
3. Anne of Green Gables series – Walter Blythe
4. The Baby-Sitters Club – Mary Anne Spiers (springdove)
5. The Chronicles of Narnia – Edmund Pevensie (springdove)
6. X-Men – Remy “Gambit” LeBeau (markbrannan)

From movies and theatre (M/T):

7. Star Wars – Han Solo (heatherhobbit)
8. Pirates of the Caribbean – Will Turner (heatherhobbit, shipaholic)
9. Les Miserables – Eponine Thenardier (heatherhobbit)
10. Rent – Roger Davis (ginnytoo)

From TV and anime (TV/A):

11. Inuyasha – Inuyasha (springdove)
12. ER – Dr. John Carter (markbrannan)
13. Smallville – Chloe Sullivan (shipaholic)
14. Everwood – Dr. Harold Abbott
15. Joan of Arcadia – Grace Polk (ginnytoo)
16. Veronica Mars – Logan Echolls (springdove)
17. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Daniel "Oz" Osborne (markbrannan)
18. Life Goes On – Jesse McKenna (markbrannan)
19. The Pretender – Jarod
20. The X-Files – Agent Fox Mulder (markbrannan)



1. Only four of my favorites are female. Mary Anne, Eponine, Chloe, Grace
2. There is at least one female in each of the three categories.
3. Three of the four females I like mainly because I empathize with their crushes on seemingly unattainable men. Mary Anne, Eponine, Chloe
4. Only one of the above crushes is really significantly reciprocated. Mary Anne The others are either entirely unrequited, or the reciprocation is very short-lived.
5. The remaining female character is in the TV/A category; she’s half of a bickering couple that I like. Grace - Grace/Luke
6. Of the fifteen male characters, all of them are my favorites at least in part due to sex appeal—except for two.
7. Of those two, one (from the TV/A category) is not sexy to me because he’s too old, and I like him for his sarcastic wit and his interesting love/hate friendship with another character. Dr. Abbott - I was talking about his friendship with Dr. Brown The other (from the B/C category) is not sexy to me because he’s too young, and I like him because he’s flawed and pitiable, but comes through in the end. Edmund
8. To my knowledge*, only four of my favorites died by the end of their respective stories. Two of these are from B/C, one is from M/T, and one is from TV/A. *A few of these stories I stopped following after a while, and I’m not 100% certain of what happened to my favorite characters after that. See end of clues section for these, as I don't want to spoil people.
9. Only two of my favorites are the single titular character of their stories. They are both in the same category. Inuyasha, Jarod ("The Pretender")
10. I tend to like male characters that are kind of emo and/or in some way pitiable. I would say this applies to at least ten of my favorites (this one is a bit subjective, though). You can figure this out, right?
11. Two pairs of these emo characters are pitiable because they have the exact same problem—one B/C character has exactly the same problem as a TV/A character, and one M/T character has exactly the same problem as another TV/A character. The problem of the first pair is a fantastical problem that is similar to the real-life problem of the second pair. I know this sounds complicated, but if you catch my drift at all it should be obvious what I’m talking about. First pair - Remus and Oz, both are werewolves; second pair - Roger and Jesse, both have HIV/AIDS.
12. My favorite character in Veronica Mars has the same first name as the love interest of my favorite character in The Baby-Sitters Club. Logan has the same name as Mary Anne's boyfriend.
13. Two of my favorites are doctors. They are both in the same category. Dr. Carter and Dr. Abbott
14. If you look at my userpics, you will see six of my favorites—or at least the actor who plays them. Gambit, Jesse, Remus, Han; David Wenham (Faramir) and Seth Green (Oz) are both in the "Redheads" icons.
15. My favorite character from the X-Files is not Scully.
16. A big reason I like several of these characters is because they are involved in romantic relationships that I find interesting. This applies to at least 10 of them. Faramir (Eowyn), Mary Anne (Logan), Gambit (Rogue), Han (Leia), Will (Elizabeth), Roger (Mimi), Inuyasha (Kagome), Grace (Luke), Jesse (Becca), Mulder (Scully)

Um…this is getting ridiculous. If you want to ignore the clues and just guess like normal, I won’t hold it against you.



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Walter, Edmund, Eponine, Jesse

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That's it!

Joie

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heatherhobbit
heatherhobbit
Heather
Mon, Dec. 26th, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC)

Oooh! Your clues make this kind of like those logic puzzles that you see in waiting rooms at the mechanic or the doctor. This should be fun.

1. Ginny
2. Eowyn
3. Matthew
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5. Aslan
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7. Han
8. Will
9. Eponine
10. Mark
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18. Corky
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Dec. 26th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)

You got a winning streak on 7, 8, and 9!

1 and 2 are good guesses, since they are both women with crushes (and definitely high on my list), but neither are my favorites. Both those spots are filled by male characters.


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shipaholic
shipaholic
Crest of Empathy
Mon, Dec. 26th, 2005 10:59 pm (UTC)

1. Harry
5. Eustace
7. Luke
8. Jack (and if not, why not?? ;))
9. Eponine
11. Kagome
13. Chloe
17. ...Giles?


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Dec. 26th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)

I love Jack. But...he's not my favorite. I like 'em a little more emo.

You are right on 9 and 13.

For 11 you got my second favorite character. *points to clue #16*


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markbrannan
markbrannan
Mark Aaron Brannan
Tue, Dec. 27th, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)

(recalls Joie wanting to attend spring cons in Sango costume)

hmm...let's see..

11. Sango


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Dec. 27th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)

Heh. I want to dress up as Sango because I think it would be fairly easy for me to look like her with my long, straight, dark hair.

My favorite would not be a good one for me to dress up as.


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markbrannan
markbrannan
Mark Aaron Brannan
Tue, Dec. 27th, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC)

6. Gambit
12. I don't remember his name but the rich kid w ADD turned good samaritan
17. Angel
18. the infamous Jesse Mckenna...(remembers the train scene and rolls eyes)
19. Brutes!
20. Fox? (that man has a problem...with sunflower seeds...)


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Dec. 27th, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC)

Yes to 6, 12 (it's Dr. Carter), 18, and 20.

17. There's another tortured soul I like better than Angel. In fact, I quit watching the show around the time this character left partly because I was so attached to him.

19. I love Broots! But he's not my favorite.


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markbrannan
markbrannan
Mark Aaron Brannan
Tue, Dec. 27th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)

oh yeah, that would Oz


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Dec. 27th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)

:)


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springdove
springdove
Kristi
Thu, Dec. 29th, 2005 05:53 am (UTC)
this could be dificil...

unless i have the full thing open in another tab!! hahaha!!

From books and comics (B/C):

1. Harry Potter--Lupin
2. Lord of the Rings--Aragorn
3. Anne of Green Gables series--urm...is it Gilbert?
4. The Baby-Sitters Club--Mary Anne?
5. The Chronicles of Narnia--Edmund?

From TV and anime (TV/A):

11. Inuyasha--Inuyasha
14. Everwood--Jake
15. Joan of Arcadia--Joan
16. Veronica Mars--Logan (only b/c i know he's the love interest of my guess for #4, and i looked up the characters in veronica mars...is that cheating?)

well, i gave it a shot. that was fun. :)


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, Dec. 29th, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC)
Re: this could be dificil...

You are right on 1, 4, 5, 11, and 16. And I don't think 16 was cheating--that was using your head. :)


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springdove
springdove
Kristi
Thu, Dec. 29th, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC)
Re: this could be dificil...

yay! i'm glad i got a few! i would have had to hit myself over the head if i had missed lupin. :) and i was feeling rather torn about LOTR and Everwood, couldn't decide between Aragorn and Arwen on one (went for Aragorn b/c i thought i already counted 4 girls), and between Jake and Dr. Brown on the other. but actually...i should have known that one. i'll bet it was Ephram...emo. :) you don't have to answer those. give someone else a shot. :)


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, Dec. 29th, 2005 09:23 pm (UTC)
Re: this could be dificil...

Well, I think most people who are going to guess already have, and no one has gotten either my LOTR or my Everwood favorites. And...none of your second guesses are right, either, actually. My LOTR favorite wasn't quite as good and loveable in the movies as he was in the books, which may be why you are overlooking him. My Everwood favorite is really an unusual choice for me. He's not the type of character I normally like at all. But...if you search your memory of the nights we watched it together, you might remember me exclaiming something to the effect of, "OMG, I love _______! He CRACKS ME UP! dfjak;ldfkja;lkdfj."


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ginnytoo
ginnytoo
ginnytoo
Mon, Jan. 2nd, 2006 02:47 am (UTC)
Character Meme

10. Roger Davis, who has AIDS like Jesse McKenna
15. the rabbi's daughter


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Wed, Jan. 4th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
Re: Character Meme

Yes. :)


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