June 26, 2008

Tagged!

Got tagged by Anu. Here goes the list of my all time fav characters not necessarily in any order..

The Famous Five & Timothy, the dog:
Like most people in this world, absolutely love all Enid Blyton characters...from the Malory Towers girls to the St.Claires Twins to Fatty to..well, the lists not gonna end in a hurry :).The Famous Five, however, need a special mention here, coz they were instrumental in getting the 'love story ' started :)...Have lost count of the number of times I have read each of their adventures..infact, so much so that back in school, Julian, Dick,George,Anne,Timmy and all their adventures seemed more real than the neighbours next door:P..Well, I am super glad that i was tht crazy coz it was all the crazy famous five talk at lunch times that got me n Shu, [a friend who i have subsequently known and whos been there for me through the ups n downs of my life for the past twenty years now..phew!] talking :)

Elizabeth Bennet & Mr.Darcy
Shes smart,quick-witted,spirited and very prejudiced against him and hes rich,handsome,proud and totally in love with her:) ..Jane Austen's brlliant portrayal of these two characters makes their story the best romance you will ever read in a loong loong time.

Calvin And Hobbes:
Needs no explanation i would say :)

Scout Finch
The most adorable six year old you will ever come across..Loved the book coz of her 'oh! chochweet' narration :)

Sidney Sheldon's Heroines:P
I suppose there arent too many times in one's life that one will take Sidney Sheldon and literature in the same breath :P but really, theres simply no way for my list of fav characters to exist without including Lara Cameron,Paige Taylor,Jennifer Parker ,Kate Blackwell and the likes. Loved the 'never say die' spirit of all his heroines. Their characterizations are so real and soul stirring that u cant simply help but laugh ,cry and empathize with them. I did more than that..let my ambition change with what his current heroine's profession was:P..from a doc to a lawyer to a builder which is probably y I got all directionless n ended up being a software engineer:))

Kane And Abel
Two of the most powerful characters ever created perhaps. Loved them both and kept rooting for both of them to win, though they were competing against each other:P If you havent read the book, its an absolute must.

Hercule Poirot & Captain Hastings
Love reading those Agatha Christie books which feature this combo. Hastings is sweet, a lil gullible ,super loyal to Poirot and very gallant to pretty young ladies and he always manages to bring out the naughtier side of Poirot, who is as always brilliant.

Harry Potter & Gang:
Love the books and adore all the characters in it. Fred and George are my particular favourites:)

Kaveri from Triveni's Sharapanjara: Cant really claim that she is a favourite character. But shes one of those characters who i have never been quite able to forget. Have mulled over her story millions of times ..each time trying to come up with some sort of a solution that would have let her be.

Fred Basset
Love this character coz it reminds me a loooot of Scooby, my dog. Its super cute, funny , very snobbish..basically as any dog-owner will know..has all the characteristics to make him reign supreme..in the house n in the owners hearts :)








3 comments:

Anu said...

yay! way to go! finally a post on your blog! :)
I'm with you on the famous five and Enid Blyton...loved her school series absolutely!
Which book/ series is Fred Basset from?

Smitha.S said...

hehe..yeah..n u r the reason for it :)
Fred Basset is a comic strip..Chk out this site..
http://www.chron.com/apps/comics/showComic.mpl?date=2007/1/6&name=Fred_Basset

Anu said...

hey Smitha... where have you disappeared? You've been tagged again!
Do it if you can... :)