Please welcome my guest blogger, Lily from LilyInCanada! Explain to her how 10 hours with Indiana Jones could never be called “wasted”, tell her with whom you’d want to be stuck in an elevator, and send kisses and rawr-love her way! http://lilyincanada.wordpress.com/
When Rara asked me to guest post on her blog, I felt so honored and excited. It’s weird to think that someone else wants your words on their page. It’s a pretty glorious thing. And then I got worried that I would write something dumb. Luckily, Rara gave me a good prompt to help my writing juices flow.
If you had to be stuck in an elevator with a fictional character for 10 hours, which character would you choose?
This got me thinking. There are lots of fictional characters in the world. I started thinking about Disney movies—they have tons of good characters. I wouldn’t mind being stuck in an elevator with Aladdin for ten hours if you know what I mean.
I could always pick a character that was super smart in sticky situations, like Indiana Jones or James Bond. That way, we would probably figure out a way to escape and I wouldn’t have to waste ten hours of my life talking to someone who wasn’t even real.
But then I thought about being entertained during those ten hours. I would need a conversationalist. Maybe someone like Forrest Gump would be a good choice because he could just tell me all about his bizarre life. Although, I guess I would already know the whole story. Wouldn’t that be weird if you started tell someone about yourself and they were like, “Yeah I know all about you.” Creepy. That could be a good idea for a movie. Don’t steal my idea!
I also just finished the book, East of Eden by John Steinbeck and two of the characters really reached out to me. Samuel Hamilton and Lee were two beautiful men who could find depth in the ordinary and basked in the meaning of life. I really fell in love with both of them. BUT I need to pick someone who is more well-known.
People might find this strange, but Hannibal Lecter seems like a good choice. I mean, he has a taste for the finer things in life. He’s well-read and he enjoys the beautiful things that the world has to offer. He’s a therapist (free ten hour session!). There’s one minor detail, but I think it can be overlooked.
I also love animals so the thought of being able to pet an animal for ten hours sounds good to me. Maybe Mufasa from The Lion King wouldn’t mind an elevator ride. But he might take up too much room. Simba would be a better size. Do you think petting a lion would get old after a couple hours? Nahhh…
And then I finally figured out which character I would like as a companion. Willy Wonka. There’s really no rhyme or reason why I’d want to be stuck with Mr. Wonka, other than he relaxes me. Imagine how scared and nervous you would be in an elevator for ten hours. Well, Willy Wonka’s calm demeanor would definitely help ease my soul. He could sing me “Pure Imagination” and make me laugh with his sarcastic humor. And I’m sure the second the elevator stopped, and I started panicking, he would say, “Help. Police. Murder.” And maybe, after all is well and we get rescued, he’ll give me a private tour through his Chocolate Factory. Yeah, Willy Wonka. That’s the ticket.
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