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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