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September 7th, 2010


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05:39 pm - A random Tuesday question
So, as I went through my day today, I found myself haunted by a random question. It is so random, in fact, that I perhaps should capitalize Random to mark the Platonic ideal of randomosity.

A Random Question on this Tuesday...

If you were going to take any character from any novel without magic or paranormal wotsit and then give this character magic or paranormal ability, who would you choose and what would you give that character?

(This question brought on by the vision of Justin Alastair, Duke of Avon, as a mage. Wouldn't that be somethin'?)

[EDITED TO ADD: Bertie Wooster, Vampire-Slayer.]
[EDITED AGAIN TO ADD:

"I *say*, Gussie!"

And I did say, in a marked manner, for a bigger fathead one couldn't imagine if one stood on one foot and hopped up and down. Simply because the Monster of the Week looked like a newt if one closed one astigmatic eye...

But that blasted Fink-Nottle folded his arms and thrust out his underlip. "No."

I glanced at Tuppy, who should have understood the problem and rushed to the Young Slayer's aid, but he was glancing pointedly off in the mid-distance. Just because I'd almost lost Angela last week to the clutches of that particularly particular fanged Master-thingy, Master Glossop was being difficult.

It wasn't at all my fault, the Angela-danger. My stake had got all slippery. A new hand-cream from Floris, don't you know. (Cursed, unfortunately. Jeeves had told me, and I had failed to listen, and then there had been rather a bit of Unpleasantness in the Home.)

"Avaunt," I said wearily, and waved my new sword at the Newt-Monster, who seemed uncowed. And who could blame him?

Sometimes I thought it wasn't the best idea, patrolling with the Drones.


[opens microphone for your answers]

In other news, Jennifer Saunders is going to write the book for an upcoming Mamma Mia-type musical based on the music of the Spice Girls. Spice up your life, y'all!

And may your slide into Wednesday be an easy one. :-)

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From:gwynnega
Date:September 7th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
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I desperately want Ralph Touchett to become a vampire, so he can live happily ever after with Isabel Archer and possibly kill Gilbert Osmond. :-)

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:September 7th, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
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There you go! That's exactly the kind of answer that makes me happy. :-)

[hugs]
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From:paratti
Date:September 7th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
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That is a puzzler.

((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:September 7th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
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Is Lymond so close to a superman already that you wouldn't want him to have any other abilities?

[hugs and a good mid-week!]
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From:mobile_alh
Date:September 8th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
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Oh my god, yes! He really would be totally unbearable!

::had to add my 2 cents::

And I'm rolling on the floor over Bertie the Vampire Slayer, then leaping up to shout "More, more!"
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
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Heh. I have no Stories for Bertram Wilberforce Wooster, Vampire Slayer. But there we are.

Happy almost-Thursday, ALH!
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From:anne_d
Date:September 7th, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
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I think Bertie Wooster, Vampire Slayer, pretty much beats all other possibilities. The mind boggles.

I was thinking of something for Jeeves, but he's already psychic.

Reading down the responses already posted, yeah, Lymond is pretty much already a superhero. A flawed superhero, but nevertheless...
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From:laurawise
Date:September 7th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
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The mind DOES boggle, and I went with the bogglement. (See addition above.)

Yes, Jeeves is psychic. [nods]

Hugs and a good Wednesday ahead!
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From:anne_d
Date:September 7th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
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*falls on floor, laughing uncontrollably*

You... are evil. The very best kind of evil, not the chalky-tasting kind.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 7th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
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[drops a curtsy]
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From:wildrider
Date:September 8th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
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Pip (Phillip Pirrup) desperately needed precognitive powers...

Happy Tuesday!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2010 10:41 am (UTC)
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And Miss Havisham is clearly a vampire.[nods]

Happy Wednesday to you! :-)
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From:wildrider
Date:September 9th, 2010 03:45 am (UTC)
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My goodness, you're right!

Happy Thursday!
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From:stateless82
Date:September 8th, 2010 05:09 am (UTC)
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I can't quite get the details right, but I'm imagining a variety of ways Clyde Griffiths could be killed off. An American Zombie Apocalypse Tragedy. maybe. Or Roberta could be a fresh water selkie of some sort and drown him instead.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2010 10:43 am (UTC)
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Oh my goodness. [blinks] Rewriting Dreiser this way is a great idea! :-)

Happy Wednesday, too! May there be no American Tragedies where you are. ;-)
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From:headrush100
Date:September 8th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
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**falls off chair laughing hysterically**
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah! Except not if you actually fell off your chair.

Happy almost-Thursday, A!
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:September 9th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
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I think the Misses Bennett would make excellent vampire slayers (all of them together: I'm sure Elisabeth has been done in both fanfic and traditionally published works).

I very much enjoyed your snippet too.

Happy Thursday!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 9th, 2010 10:48 am (UTC)
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You're right about the Austen -- it's just a step from the zombies of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to vampire-slaying!

Thanks for playing, and thanks for reading, and a lovely Thursday to you!
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From:heron_pose
Date:September 11th, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
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I hate to be late, as well as predictable, but an image came to me, unbidden, of Scout Finch in a little cape and flying around the town square, protecting her father from bullies, her face screwed up and fists clenched tight.

And Atticus shouts, sternly, "Scout! What have I said about flying within town limits?"

In other news, I couldn't stop laughing at Bertie the Vampire Slayer (and Jeeves the Watcher) long enough to even object that you'd broken the girls-only rule (unless there's something about Bertie it's time we all knew?)

::hugs::

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From:laurawise
Date:September 11th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
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I love that scene with those Mockingbird characters. How wonderful!

Re Bertram Wilberforce Wooster, (Boy) Vampire-Slayer: totally broke the rule. Because it's funnier that way. :-)

Hurrah and hugs for you on this Saturday, H_P! Good thoughts, too!

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