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    what if you could

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by heyharris1, Jun 21, 2008.

    this is impossible, but if you could go back in time or foward i quess, and actually live the life of a charater in a book. who would it be?

    mine would be allanon from the shannara series.
     
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    I have too many actually, but some would be:

    - Angarred from Daughter of Exile

    - Frodo from The Lord of the Rings

    - Rick Deckard from Blade Runner
     
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    Living his life would suck. :p

    Honestly, I would not want to be any character from any story. They all seem to have such troubled lives, all in the name of a good story with conflict.
     
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    Yeah. And so would Frodo probably, their worlds are just very cool. :D
     
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    Well, Middle Earth would definitely be fun to explore. I'd have to say though that the LA in 2018 looks overcrowded and not like a very nice city. :p
     
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    I would be Legolas.
     
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    Ah, Legolas rocks. Shoulda thought of that one. :p

    Not sure about Chicago in the future, looked pretty ok. Guess I just like those types of things.
     
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    Yeah, most characters in books have a pretty tough time.

    Although, Legolas didn't have anything bad happen to him in the whole book. It would be pretty awesome to be him.
     
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    I always have the same answer...

    The Bodhisattva from Journey To The West by Wu Cheng En.

    :)
     
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    Ya know, you're right about that. It wouldn't be too bad to be an elf. :p
     
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    much as i'm in despair over reality in this human-made world, even if i could, i wouldn't!... unless, of course, i could be the 'god' of genesis, in which case, i'd do it all over and get it right this time!!! ;-)
     
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    Oh...Lucy Pevencie... from The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe....I want to experience her belief and innocents...and I would love to meet Aslon.
     
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    I dont know... From LotR I'd be Gandalf.

    From any other story...Schofield maybe of Matthew Riley books? He's awesome.
     
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    God, from the old testament.
    The all powerful, vengeful one.


    On another note, the character i'd least like to be is Justine, from Justine: Or Conduct Well Chastised. I'm pretty sure she's had the worst life out of any character in any book.
     
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    Prob'ly Archchancellor Ridcully of the Unseen University. He's just got it all worked out.
    Or, even better, the Librarian.
     
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    Didn't you learn anything from Bruce Almighty? I wouldn't want to be God, I couldn't handle it. But if you think you're great enough to take care of 6 billion rebellious people....i wish you all the luck in the world.


    But if you asked me, I'd want to be Atticus from To Kill A Mockingbird.
     
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    But of course, if I were God I'd zap 5.99 billion of those people in a second.

    I'd like to be Sherlock Holmes just to see how his mind works. If I stayed too long in his body Watson would probably stop trusting him, though.
     
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    I would be ........... Arianna from Stravaganza, City of Masks.
     
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    That's true. I think it would be awesome to be God, but I don't think any of us could handle it.

    That's funny, because I would want to be Scout Finch. :D We used to have some zebra finches named Atticus and Scout. And now I have a dog named Scout (even thought he's a male, Scout Finch was the inspiration).
     
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    Ha, I loved Atticus. I picked him cuz I'd want to be that smart. lol
     
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    I don't think I'd want to be any of the characters I like either. Their lives are so adventurous - which I love reading about, but hate living! I'd be scared out of my mind 90% of the time and running for my life the other 10% of of the time :p I put on a brave face, but I'm really not that brave!
     

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