Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The ROFL Literary Tag/Meme/Quizz...THING

Miss Tasha found this super fun literary tag on Of Trims and Frills and Furbelows, and I just couldn't resist pinching it off her.  What can I say? It's my weakness. :-P

Quoth Tasha: "Whoever came up with this tag has an amazing sense of humor."

The rules...write down twelve characters from literature, making sure to not look at the questions until you've listed them. Then answer the questions.
  1.  Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  2. Voyaging Moon (The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen)
  3. Éowyn (The Lord of the Rings)
  4. Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)
  5. Robin Hood (duh)
  6. Passepartout (Around the World in Eighty Days)
  7. The Hungry Tiger (Ozma of Oz)
  8. Lucy Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  9. Emily (A Little Princess)
  10. Erik (The Phantom of the Opera)
  11. Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice)
  12. Sherlock Holmes (duh)

1. Who would make a better college prof, 6 or 11? (Quasimodo Passepartout, Elizabeth Bennett) Oh my. I'd have to say Elizabeth Bennett, just because she's pretty smart and could hold her own against a bunch of smart-alecky college kids. Poor Quasi would be too embarrassed to set foot on campus, let alone speak to a group. And being deaf into the bargain would kinda complicate matters. Passepartout might be able to teach geography, though.
*EDIT 1/20/12* I just realized I did this one wrong. Quasimodo is the #1 slot, not #6. Oy.

2. 12 sends 8 out on a mission. What is it? Does it succeed? Sherlock Holmes sends Lucy Pevensie (who, it turns out, is among Holmes' "Irregulars") to infiltrate a London sweet-shop, the owner of which Holmes suspects of being one of Professor Moriarty's thugs! Does it succeed? The answer is elementary, my dear Readers.

3. What is or would be 9's favorite book? (Emily) Hmmm...given that Emily is a doll, I'm not sure the question applies....

4. Would it make more sense for 2 to swear fealty to 6, or the other way around?  (Voyaging Moon, Passepartout) Probably Passepartout would swear fealty to Voyaging Moon. VM is too spunky and independent for that sort of thing.

5. For some reason, 5 is looking for a roommate. Should (s)he share a studio apartment with 9 or 10?  (Robin Hood, Emily, Eirk) Hmmm...bold Robin doesn't seem like the type to have a doll about his place, but somehow I don't think he'd be too keen on sharing a flat with The Phantom of the Opera, either.

6. 2, 7, and 12 have dinner together. Where do they go, and what do they discuss? (Voyaging Moon, The Hungry Tiger, Sherlock Holmes) They go to an all-you-can-eat buffet for the Tiger's benefit. Holmes takes an interest in Voyaging Moon's flute, being a musician of sorts himself. She teaches him to play the flute. The Hungry Tiger is too busy eating and trying not to look at all the fat babies that happen to be at the same buffet that night.

7. 3 challenges 10 to a duel. What happens? Éowyn challenges Erik to a duel. After all, what's a psychotic, deformed villain compared to the Witch-king of Angmar? Turns out Eirk just isn't up to snuff with his sword-play, so he tries to charm Éowyn instead. She smacks him upside the head and hauls him off to the authorities.

8. If 1 stole 8's most precious possession, how would she/he get it back? Quasimodo--who, for the record, was forced into it by Frollo--has stolen Lucy Pevensie's vial of magic cordial. Lucy confronts Quasi and offers to try it out on his deformities if he will give it back. He decides he's tired of being Frollo's stooge and willingly restores the precious vial to its rightful owner. Lucy then sprinkles some of it on Quasi's face and hump, and he is miraculously transformed into a rather good-looking chap.

9. Suggest a title for a story in which 7 and 12 both attain what they most desire. (The Hungry Tiger, Sherlock Holmes) "Moriarty's Just Desserts." <_< Lame, but it's all I could think of.

10. What kind of plot device would you use if you wanted 4 and 1 to work together? (Anne Shirley, Quasimodo) Um...yikes, I can't seem to wrap my brain around this one....

11. If 7 visited you for the weekend, how would you get along? (The Hungry Tiger) Probably not too well, as he'd always be hungry, and I'd have to keep feeding him to prevent his eating me instead. Which would kind of put a strain on our relationship. :-P

12. If you could command 3 to perform any one task or service for you, what would it be? (Éowyn) Teach me to speak fluent Anglo-Saxon, just to weird people out.

13. If 2 had to choose sides between 4 and 5, which would it be? (Voyaging Moon, Anne Shirley, Robin Hood) I'm thinking she'd probably side with Robin Hood, as VM is more adventurous than romantic.

14. What might 10 shout while charging into battle? "The Phantom of the Opera is HEEEEEERRRRRREEEE!!!!"

15. If you chose a song to represent 8, which song would you choose? (Lucy Pevensie) "I Have Decided To Follow Jesus," especially the "though none go with me" bit.

16. 1, 6, and 12 are having dim sum at a Chinese restaurant. There is only one scallion pancake left, and they all reach for it at the same time. Who gets to eat it? (Quasimodo, Passepartout, Sherlock Holmes) They all do, because Holmes points out that, with the application of simple geometry and careful surgery, each gentleman can have exactly one-third of the remaining pancake.

17. What would 5 most likely be arrested for? (Robin Hood) Extortion.

18. What is 6's secret? Passepartout has carefully guarded the fact that he is not really French, but Mexican! (It makes more sense if you've seen the 1950's movie)

19. If 11 and 9 were racing to a destination, who would get there first? (Elizabeth Bennett, Emily) Definitely Elizabeth, for obvious reasons. :-P

20. If you had to walk home through a bad neighborhood late at night, would you feel safer in the company of 7 or 8? (The Hungry Tiger, Lucy Pevensie) Probably The Hungry Tiger. He could just eat up the muggers...or threaten to, if his conscience prevented his actually eating anybody.

21. 1 and 9 reluctantly team up to save the world from the threat posed by 4's sinister secret organization. 11 volunteers to help them, but it is later discovered that s/he is actually a spy for 4. Meanwhile, 4 has kidnapped 12 in an attempt to force their surrender. Following the wise advice of 5, they seek out 3, who gives them what they need to complete their quest. What title would you give this fic? Quasimodo and Emily reluctantly team up to save the world from Anne Shirley's sinister secret organization, code-named the Story Club. Elizabeth Bennett volunteers to help them, but it is later discovered that she is actually a spy for Anne! Meanwhile, Anne has kidnapped Sherlock Holmes in an attempt to force their surrender. Following the wise advice of Robin Hood, they seek out Éowyn, who gives them bright swords and swift horses to complete their quest. The title? "A Good Imagination Gone Bad."
Well, it's not quite as funny as Tasha's, but that was fun.

God bless, Gentle Readers,


  1. Oh my! I haven't laughed that hard in a while!!
    #16 - that is so Sherlock Holmes!

  2. Hee! Thanks; I tried to make it sound Holmes-ish. ;-)

    This would make a great party-game, aye?

  3. It would make an amazing party game! :)
    I was just reading your answers again, and #7 made me chuckle - so Eowyn. ;)

    And, I awarded you! Claim it here:


  4. #16 - made my day. Absolutely brilliant;)


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