Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's meme time - again!

This is a fun one. The rules:

1. Comment on this post and ask for a letter.
2. I will give you one.
3. Think of 5 fictional characters whose names begin with that letter, and post their names and your comments on these characters on your blog.

My letter, courtesy LorelieLong, courtesy of Carrie Lofty, was K. I spent two days trying to come up with 5 fictional characters that started with K and I couldn't think of one so I had to go back and ask for another letter. This time I got a different one - R. I still had a tough time, but I did manage to think them up.

Robin Hood

No, no I don't mean the boy Robin in the current BBC series. He hardly stacks up against Guy of Gisbourne. I mean THIS Robin

. When I saw a clip on YouTube, I just had to get the first series with Michael Praed.
Mind you I haven’t watched it yet. Apparently things don’t end so good for this Robin.

And then of course we have the movie Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. I got the extended version of this movie - thought it wasn't really that good. Anyway, I've always liked this movie - despite it being a bit silly. And I do love the soundtrack

Roarke from the In Death books

Is there any better hero really? I know some might take Jamie Fraser but I'd take Roarke any day. Who can resist a bad boy billionaire with a lilt of Ireland in his voice. A hero who will do anything it takes to protect the love of his life. A hero who carries a button around with him as a reminder of that woman. He rocks my socks!

Jackson Rule

Darn! I just gave away my next book for Guess That Book! Ah well, I'll have to think up another one.
Jackson Rule is the hero in the book Jackson Rule by Dinah McCall. I read this one when it first came out - and an number of times since then - and it's remained pretty high up there in my all time favourite books, certainly in the top 15. And we are talking a lot of books through the years people! And the hero is the reason why. Read it - and you will know why this one is so special.

Gray Rouillard

I've said in the past that Faith Devlin is one of my all time favourite heroines. Well Gray Rouillard of Linda Howard's After the Night is one of my favourite heroes. I know many may not agree with me. They may complain he's too alpha, he's a jerk and a player. But let's face it - you have to give props to a hero who is so 'into' a heroine that he will go charging after her into a women's washroom and then bar the door to any other woman who wants to use said washroom until the heroine is composed. Though it's been years and years since I first read this book - that scene causes him to be on my list.

Rob Roy

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh Rob Roy. If anyone has seen this movie they have to know why he made it onto my list
"Do you know how fine you are to me Mary MacGregor?"

Now it may be argued that Rob Roy isn't a fictional character. I'm not 100% sure. But one simply MUST watch this video anyway. I can't tell you how many times I watched it last night while writing this up.

So there you have it - my R fictional (or maybe not) characters. If anyone wants to play - just ask for a letter.


ireadwhat said...

I'll play... May I have a letter please?

Kara said...

I'll Play - sounds like fun!!!

Kristie (J) said...

Ireadwhat: Let's see - how about the letter N

Kara: And for you - how about D

I'll be checking to see what you come up with *g*. It turned out to be harder than I thought it would be for me *g*.

nath said...

Me, me, me!!! I want a letter pretty please!! This sounds fun Kristie!

Melinda Seckington said...

Ooh, I'd like to play! A letter please :)

(btw, I can't comment on your "In Honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week: A Most Awesome Contest" post. I think something may be wrong with the links).

Kristie (J) said...

Nath: How about the letter....W

Melinda: I think.....M is free *g*

And I don't know what the problem is with the previous post - why you couldn't post something. I'd say try again and if it still doesn't work then post here and I'll let Katie know it's here.

Carrie Lofty said...

That Robin Hood POT trailer didn't have near enough Will in it ;)

But turns out the movie is so much better when Kevin Costner's silent! So much action!

Kristie (J) said...

Carrie: LOL I was thinking of you when looking for clips. The whole MOVIE didn't have enough Will in it! I think it would have ever so much better if they had delved more into Will's character. I do like Kevin Costner though. I even like Waterworld and The Postman.

Stacy~ said...

Okay I think I want to try this too, though it may take me a coupla days. Hit me, Kristie.

Kristie (J) said...

Stacy: LOL - it took me a couple of days too - even longer 'cause I had to give up the K - kind of like in scrabble when you get down to the end letters *g* How 'bout the letter.......H (I bet I know who one of your choices migh be *wink*

Kim said...

Kristie, you and I think alot alike! LOL I love Roarke and Gray!

I get alot of grief for liking Gray but I. Don't. Care.

I want Gray in my hut.

Leslie said...

This sounds like fun. I'd like to play. Can I have a letter?

nath said...

Okay, my first reaction was... are you trying to make this more difficult to me!?!?!? Luckily, it's in English... so it's going to be easier than in French...

LOL, let me go look for 5 Williams!! :)

Kristie (J) said...

Kim: I so get you on Gray. A lot of readers DON'T like him and even don't like the book because of him - but he's always been a favourite of mine. And since Faith gives as good as she gets - it just makes him seem more challenging.

Leslie: I don't think the letter S is taken *g*. Tumperkin is also giving out letters and I'm trying not to duplicate.

Nath: Hopefully you won't hit a blank like I did. It can be ANY fictional character so you aren't limited to books.

little alys said...

Gray certainly was something. ;)
I'm not going to watch that Rob Roy. I still gotta work on North and South. :D

Katiebabs said...

Sorry, Roarke is still taken. Mine, mine mine...

Stacy~ said...

Oh Kristie, I heart you LOL

ireadwhat said...

Hey, I almost forgot about this meme!

I have it up:


LesleyW said...

OMG the ending of the first series of Robin of Sherwood had me in tears.

The Parkerilla said...

Perhaps there are two Rob Roys, the real person and the fictionalised one, in other words what the legend has become.