I hope you are staying safe and healthy during this global crisis. As the world practices self-quarantining and social distancing, the ability to escape into your imagination has never been more useful. This week on the Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop, Jenna Da Sie asks:
What fictional characters (from tv, books, movies) would you be friends with if you could?
If you joined me from Leslie Hachtel, welcome!
Making friends is a risky business. Even if you like someone after a superficial interaction, you can still be disappointed when the relationship deepens. But sometimes you just know someone is going to become a good friend…and it’s like that with fictional characters, too.
Has anyone seen the Netflix mini-series of Dracula? I really enjoyed this retelling of the old tale, and my favourite character was Sister Agatha Van Helsing, who investigates Dracula in the first two episodes. She was snarky and intelligent and fearless, just what I want in a friend!
I have met so many wonderful characters in the pages of books that fixing on one or two to be friends is nearly impossible. I’m a huge fan of Jennifer Crusie, and her female protagonists are right up there when it comes to women I’d like to spend time with. Courtney Milan also writes amazing women. If I had to narrow down which of her characters I’d like to be friends with, I think I’d choose Miranda Darling from Unravelled. She’s scrappy and loyal and fiercely independent. Besides – Smite Turner is one of my all time favourite male characters, so I’d get to spend some time with him, too!
Speaking of male characters, there’s no reason why I couldn’t be friends with them, either. In that case, I think I might pick Spenser, from Robert B. Parker’s amazing series. He’d be a great man to have at your side if you ever got in trouble!
What about you? Which fictional character would you like to call friend? I’d love to hear from you in the comments (I promise I’ll reply back). Now hop over to the instigator of this topic, Jenna Da Sie!