Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Ring Around the Rose Week 2

Week 2 of Ring Around the Rose! Woot woot! And what an informative collection of posts we had last week. Be sure to back track and catch all the posts you may have missed from the other Five Enchanted Roses authors and some of our fellow blogging friends. If I've missed any links, I do apologize!

Kaycee at The Pink Cave
Jenelle at Jenelle Schmidt
Dorian at Dorian Writes
Hayden at The Story Girl
Heidi at Along the Brandywine

This week for Ring Around the Rose, we have a very exciting question to contemplate: If you could meet your favorite literary character, who would it be? Kaycee over at The Pink Cave launched this week's question with a very thought-provoking post on which literary character she would choose.

My problem is: I have to pick just ONE? (Whine)

My first inclination is Howl from Howl's Moving Castle because he is one of my all time favorite characters. But when I stop and think about it...Howl is rather an annoying and selfish and foppish character who would probably drive me to utter distraction. One of us would likely not survive the encounter. And if I were to kill Howl in a fit of madness, Sophie would probably turn me into weed killer. So, no, not Howl.

So then I thought, what about a Jane Austen character? I would love to meet Mr. Knightly or long suffering Anne or snarky Mr. Tilney or witty Elizabeth or the stoical and devoted Colonel Brandon...well, you can see how well this one is going. Too many choices! So, no, on Austen as well.

My problem is my favorite character just happens to be the one I am reading about right now, which is hardly a fair assessment. So I finally decided I should choose a long-running favorite. So I went back to some of my favorite childhood books, and I finally settled on Aslan from Chronicles of Narnia. He is a giant cat, after all, and so majestic and scary and yet loving, too, and he stands for something really important. I would find it humbling to actually get to meet him, to dig my fingers into his fur like Lucy and bury my face in his mane and know that I was safe and loved. I think Aslan is one of the few characters I could meet who would not find me dull or weak or boring to hang around with. I think he would be truly interested in getting to know me, and I know I would be the better person for having known him.

So there you have it.

Please, feel free to join in on the game in the comments below. If you have a blog, include your link so we can all see which literary character you would like to meet. And don't forget to hop on over to Jenelle's blog tomorrow for her thoughts on this intriguing question.


  1. Oh, what a wonderful choice! It actually gave me goosebumps, because Aslan was the first character that jumped into my mind. If I was forced to choose one character, though, it would probably be Rose Red from Anne Elisabeth Stengl's Tales of Goldstone Wood. She is so very kind, so loyal to the one she loves, has lots of periods of self-doubt and is ultimately very courageous. I think we'd have a lot to talk about. If I got to choose a male character, too, I'd choose Atticus Finch from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. I love his courage and wisdom. God bless you.

    1. Ooh Atticus is such a good choice! I can't even begin to imagine a conversation with him. I think he would prove to be a very challenging and edifying conversationalist.

  2. Oh! Aslan! What a lovely choice. Seriously, this question is far too hard!

    1. I know. My original list was embarrassingly long lol...

  3. Ohh, that would be amazing, meeting Aslan! ^_^

  4. Most excellent choice -- I love how you summarized so much so beautifully!

    And here's my link!


  5. Wow, he's a top-notch choice. I love Aslan, I feel like he is the most vivid depiction of Jesus that has ever been created in fiction. When I read about Aslan, I learn things about Jesus that I didn't fully grasp before.