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August 22nd, 2006
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Yes! Another Meme!
I got this one from marag.


Post a list of 10 books/movies/TV shows that you've had a fannish love of at some time in your life.

-- Have your friends guess your favorite character from each one.
-- You can cross out the show/movie/book and put the character when someone guesses

1. X-Men Scott "Cyclops" Summers, guessed by marag and mikou
2. Star Wars (original trilogy) Princess Leia, guessed by mikou
3. Star Wars (TPM) Obiwan, guessed by mikou
4. Queer as Folk (US) Michael, guessed with a slight hint, by raynbow_flyer
5. The L-Word Alice, guessed by mikou
6. Little Women (the book) Jo, guessed by marag
7. Harry Potter (the books)
8. The Dick Van Dyke Show (the original - my all time favorite TV show) Laura and Buddy, guessed by talktooloose
9. The Heinlein Juveniles
10. Pride and Prejudice (the book) Lizzie, guessed by blue_braces


So guess away! Even if you don't know me much...


ETA: The two unguessed ones were Sirius Black, whom I thought would be a cinch and Rod from Tunnel in the Sky, whom I didn't think anyone would guess.

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From:marag
Date:August 22nd, 2006 05:57 pm (UTC)
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I'm assuming that 1 is Scott :) From HP...huh. Remus?

The only character I remember from Little Women is Jo, so I'm going with her. She was the writer, right? (That's why I'm guessing her, so if she isn't the writer, then never mind.)
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From:mofic
Date:August 22nd, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Scott was a good guess :-). I like Remus quite a bit, but no.

Jo was the writer and yes, I adored her and identified with her and wanted to be her.

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From:mikou
Date:August 22nd, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
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For the shows/books I know well enough to make guesses:

1. X-Men - Scott/Cyclops
2. Star Wars (original trilogy) - Princess Leia
3. Star Wars (TPM) - Obi Wan
4. Queer as Folk (US) - Emmett
5. The L-Word - Alice
7. Harry Potter (the books) - Ron
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From:mofic
Date:August 22nd, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Wow! You got so many right.
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From:mikou
Date:August 23rd, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
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Cool! :-)
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From:talktooloose
Date:August 22nd, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
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Gosh! Buddy and Laura from Dick Van Dyke?

Here's a horrific thought: Buddy/Mel
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From:mofic
Date:August 22nd, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
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Gosh! Buddy and Laura from Dick Van Dyke?

Yes! Although a small preference for Laura over Buddy :-).

And yes, Buddy/Mel slash is somewhat horrifying. Still it has that classic slash premise - two guys who don't like each other in canon.
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From:talktooloose
Date:August 22nd, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
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Laura is great because she's not as sappy as she presents. She's got smarts and talent.

Of course, like her 60s sister, Samantha Stevens, she has deliberately backburnered her fabulousness to be a suburban housewife. Still, she gets guest shots on network TV...
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From:mofic
Date:August 22nd, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
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And she and Rob have such great banter together!

I was just telling Doran - pretty much line by line - about the episode where they accidentally eavesdrop on Jerry and Millie saying unkind things about them (because their respective kids have set up an intercom between the houses) and then are going over there for a dinner party and proceed to ruin it. I don't think I've seen that in 30 years or more, but I can hear them and see them... ::sigh:: They don't make 'em like they used to.

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From:talktooloose
Date:August 22nd, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
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I'm all together a huge MTM fan. I loved Dick Van Dyke, her own series and there was even a great short-lived series in the 80s where she was a reporter again (?). Sean Astin was in it and it lasted like two minutes. I saw her on B'way in a gender-switched version of Whose Life Is It, Anyway? and I love her brittle, harsh characters in Ordinary People and Flirting With Disaster.

Dick had me as a child with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I wanted a cool dancing, inventor dad like him!
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From:ringthebells
Date:August 22nd, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
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Harry Potter: Hermione?
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From:mofic
Date:August 22nd, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
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Nope, although she's one of my favorite Mary Sues. I thought this would be the easy one, the one that people who never heard me talk about the HP books or read the HP books or even knew me at all would get. I feel like I have "I love ::insert character name:: tattoed on my cyber forehead. Some of the others I thought no one would get, and they were guessed right away. Go know, as they asy.
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From:raynbow_flyer
Date:August 22nd, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
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alice is my favorite too on l-word :-)

ok, qaf - my guess is debbie
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From:mofic
Date:August 22nd, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
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Not Debbie, but you're in the right family :-).

Using my only QAF icon.
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From:raynbow_flyer
Date:August 23rd, 2006 02:20 am (UTC)
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Vic? I liked him a lot. Or Michael.....
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From:mofic
Date:August 23rd, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
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Michael, because he's so adorably geeky and he knows all about comics...
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From:talktooloose
Date:August 22nd, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)
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I've never heard of The Heinlein Juveniles, but I imagine it as something like Muppet Babies except with characters from Heinlein novels. Starship Trooptykes and Toddlers in a Toddling Land.
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From:mofic
Date:August 22nd, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
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OMG! You don't know the Heinlein juveniles? I grew up on the Heinlein juveniles and so did Doran. I read them all to him when he was 10 and 11 and we even stopped reading and did the math problems or whatever in the middle. He's read them all repeatedly since.

They're a bunch of books Heinlein wrote for a teenage audience in the fifities and sixties. Each has a teenage hero in a futuristic setting who faces various challenges and grows in response to them. And each one teaches something, too: relativity or anthropology or ballistics or wilderness survival. It's impossible to guess which is my favorite character, I think, even if someone does know the books. I expected some guesses of Podkayne, because she's the only female protagonist, but it's actually Rod of Tunnel in the Sky.
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From:blue_braces
Date:August 22nd, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
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For Pride and Prejudice, I'll guess Lizzie. Or Mr. Bennett.
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From:mofic
Date:August 22nd, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Definitely Lizzie. Isn't she everybody's favorite?
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From:blue_braces
Date:August 22nd, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
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She's certainly my favorite! :)
From:bfmomma
Date:August 23rd, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
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HP: Ginny?
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From:mofic
Date:August 23rd, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
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Nope.
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From:kestrelsparhawk
Date:August 23rd, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)

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No fair! You revealed the Heinlein character before I asked for a little narrowing down. Wouldn't have guessed Podkayne,but thought it might have been... oh g-d, what's his name on Red Planet. Wouldn't have guessed Rod -- he's so VERY straight arrow. Interesting. Me, my favorite's in Citizen of the Galaxy. Surprise.

Sad there's only one female character in all those that was at least possible.

And I see no one's guessed Harry yet, so I will.
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From:mofic
Date:August 23rd, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)

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Wouldn't have guessed Rod -- he's so VERY straight arrow.

So's Cyclops. ::shrug::

I'd say Citizen of the Galaxy is my favorite book in the series.

And no, not Harry. I guess I don't really have "I love Sirius Black" tattoed on my forehead, even if I feel like I do. Well, I don't always go for the straight arrow types.
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