Ask the grumpies: Which fictional figure would you meet?

Leah asks:

if you could meet any fictional figure, who and why?

#1:  I want to meet one of those brilliant super-heroes who always manages to do something brilliant to save the day.  Like Jeeves but on a bigger scale.  Like the top bureaucrat from Yes Minister.  Or Kyoya from Ouren High school Host Club.  Or the team from Leverage.  I want him or her or them to tell me how to fix the problem our country is currently in with a brilliant plan for which he or she has forseen all possible complications that I can implement.  So that the day can be saved.

#2:  I really want to meet scifi animals.  There’s a species of treecats in the Honor Harrington Universe, and a species called norbears in the Liaden books.  Both species are sentient but lack a shared language with humans…. both seem super cute

9 Responses to “Ask the grumpies: Which fictional figure would you meet?”

  1. Solitary Diner Says:

    Minerva McGonagall! Or really anyone from Harry Potter, but with a preference for the strong female characters.

  2. Natasha Says:

    Natasha Rostova from War and Peace – because I always wanted to kick her butt and tell her how much I hated her. Alisa Selezneva from a Russian sci-fi series for kids – because when I was a kid, I wanted to have a friend like that! Most of the members of the Murder Squad in Tana French’s books – because reading about them is not enough, i want to meet them in person. Fool from Robin Hobb’s books, but only briefly (because with a friend like that, who needs enemies…)

  3. jjiraffe Says:

    Dumbledore from Harry Potter. Also, Gandalf from Lord of the Rings. I need some wise figure right now to give me some guidance on how to deal with this crappy world. Even though I’m sure the advice would be a variation on: we don’t choose the times we live in, but we choose how to react within them. In other words, keep making those calls.

  4. becca Says:

    Or Miles Vokosigan.

  5. Debbie M Says:

    Normally I would say that maybe I wouldn’t hit it off so great with the people I enjoy reading about. I’m not worthy! On the other hand, the Grand Sophy is tempting.

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