Anyhoo, the question of the day was this:
Mrs. P, if you could be in a relationship with a literary character, who would it be?
Can you see why this took me way off topic and distracted me from my intended lesson plan about Animal Dreams? Rest assured, I dealt with Codi and Doc Homer with great aplomb today to make up for it. Seriously, I live for this kind of hypothetical. You also need to know that I live for making my answer too long and having too many caveats. Okay, now we can move on.
Remark #1: I already know what it's like to be in a relationship with a literary character. His name is Gluten-free E and he is (minus a hunting cap) in every way Holden Caulfied. Like, every phony-hating way. I don't mean that as a dig or a compliment, but E would be the first to tell you he's HC. For a brief moment I even floated the idea of naming Henry Holden because of it.
Remark #2: I wish Dumbledore wasn't (ostensibly) gay or really old, because he would make a really great life partner. But honestly I'd still probably choose him because I'd want to get my hands on the Pensieve. I think he'd be a great companion and very loving. Dumbledore is my runner up.
Remark #3: Most of the guys in the books I read are pretty messed up. That eliminates a lot of choices.
Remark #4: I could go for Mr. Darcy, but I'm not as big of an Austen fan as you might think. Okay, I say Mr. Darcy but only if it's the BBC, Colin Firth Darcy. Oh wait, that's more of a TV character, right? Okay, then, just Colin Firth.
Remark #5: This is off topic, but I want to be Scarlet O'Hara. She gets a few different guys and she gets to wear a dress made out of curtains. Win-win.
Remark #6: I can tell you who I would not go for in a big way: Bigger Thomas... or Meursault. Horatio might be good, because he's still alive at the end. There's something to be said for not dying, plus Horatio was pretty smart.
Remark #7: If it was someone from Romeo and Juliet it would have to be one of the fightin' cousins. Romeo is kind of a turd. Beowulf? He killed the dragon--that's always nice. I'm not sure about that Viking boasting though. Sure honey, you killed another monster. But did you take out the trash yet?
Remark #8: Atticus Finch. That's my answer.
Remark #9: If I'm going back to Harry Potter characters, I'd say Sirius Black. I was so sad when he died.
Remark #10: Can we talk about which literary character I'd most like to punch in the face? Because I have that answer at the ready. Daisy Buchanan, hands down. Homegirl needs to get it.