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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

WC 041520

Today's topic: Characters from books or movies I'd like to invite to dinner.

Blood, the telepathic dog from A Boy and His Dog, short story by Harlan Ellison and movie with Don Johnson. Oh, what a conversation with a dog who knows history and philosophy, yet has a keen sense of humor.

From Dragon Rider's of Pern: F'lar and Lessa. I'd ask F'lar what it's like to win a knife fight, and Lessa the joys of impressing a dragon.

From Harper Hall of Pern: Menolly. I'd beg her to let me impress one of her hatchlings of fire lizards.

 From the Fifth Element: Dallas Corbin. I'd ask about all his exploits while in service, if saving the galaxy from evil was satisfying and what it's like to bed a perfect woman. 

From Star Wars: Yoda. Drink in wisdom of an 900 year old master, I'd sit.

From Friendly Persuasion: Jess Birdwell. "You're best friend was just killed by a rebel. He shot you and grazed your skull, you disarm him and hold the rifle on him. Why did you let him go?"

From I the Jury: Mike Hammer. "When you shot a beautiful woman who just stripped to the buff in front of you and is wanting to have sex with you, and you shot her in the gut; was it easy?" 

Bond, James Bond: I'd wonder why he always wants his martini's shaken and not stirred? What it's like to dive all those marvelous cars, and why he keeps that old Astin Martin around.

Casca Rufio Longinus: I would sit mesmerized by his grey-blue eyes as he told me of one his time periods in history that he lived through.

Rhett Butler: "Why after years of trying to get Scarlet to love you and when she finally comes to her senses and tells you that she loves you, did you tell her, 'I don't give a damn.?'"

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Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer said...

Good reasoning on all of them. I can tell you're quite the thirst for knowledge kind of guy. Love it!

P M Prescott said...

Thanks, Megan.

Lydia said...

That would be such a fun dinner party!

Mary Morgan said...

What an eclectic group of characters, Patrick! I'd love to be a guest at your dinner party. Great post!

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Tena Stetler said...

Ah... Lessa and F'lar they were my favorite characters from Dragonriders. Loved that series! Great list, I'd love to join your dinner party. Thanks for sharing! Here's mine. Tilting his head to one side, he watched her reaction.

Michael Mock said...

That's a fascinating list. Frankly, the idea of Yoda and James Bond having a chat over martinis is just... I can barely imagine.

Y: "Wars not make one great."

JB: "Yes, well, I mostly investigate evil geniuses with elaborate plans to rule the world and kill a lot of people, and then I use all sorts of clever devices to stop them. Usually they end up dead."

Y: "Mandalorian-trained, you are?"

JB: "No, but I suppose it is similar."

Y: "Think on this, I must."

...My list is here.

Judy said...

Thanks for coming by earlier. I so agree with all your choices, especially Menolly. I would love a fire lizard. sigh

P M Prescott said...

Lydia, you would be most welcome to attend.

P M Prescott said...

Mary, thanks for your kind words.

P M Prescott said...

Tena, I'd be pleased for you to join us.

P M Prescott said...

Michael, that's a great twist. Made me laugh.

P M Prescott said...

I've wanted one since the 1970's, Judy. Such a wish unfulfilled.

Cathryn Hein said...

Patrick, you can come to my dinner party and ask Mr Bond your question there. You'd be very welcome!
Fab list. It'd be a veeeeery interesting night with those characters, that's for sure.

Tanith Davenport said...

Ah yes, I'd like to meet Bond. Maybe the more recent Bond, though - the original was a bit problematic.

Dixie Jackson said...

Such a great list! Dallas Corbin...yes! And great questions for him.

P M Prescott said...

Cathryn, I'd be honored.

P M Prescott said...

Daniel Craig, has been a good one, Tanith.

P M Prescott said...

Thanks Dixie, he'd be fun.

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