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TGIF: Love-Hate Relationships

November 11, 2011


It’s been a long week.

But! Now it’s bright, shiny Friday and I have plans tonight with my Nigel friend whom I haven’t seen in far too freaking long and I am EXCITED.

I’m also a big fan of Ginger’s question o’ the week. So let’s to it, shall we?

Love-Hate Relationship: Which characters from a book do you love to hate?

See, this is weird for me because I tend to really like villains. I have this whole theory as to why and it’s very involved and high-fallutin’ because I used it as the basis of a paper I wrote during grad school, so I will not share it here. But it pretty much boils down to I really like villains because they are more interesting than heroes. (Debate me in comments if you wish.) 

But now that I’ve written all of that it occurs to  me that a character I love to hate doesn’t have to be a villian. Ohhhh well. So, here’s my list! 

This is EXACTLY how I picture Mimi.
Mimi Force (Blue Bloods): Now this is a character that I started out despising with every fiber of my being, but who has really really grown on me. In fact, I might go so far as to say that she is my favorite character of this series (other than Oliver, obvs.). But! She does things and I’m like, “Dammit Mimi! Stop that!” But if she actually did stop that, there’d be no drama and therefore no story. So, carry on, Mimi. 

Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter): Good God, do I love Draco. But, he was such a little douche in the first few books that it was impossible to not hate him. And then he grew up and I found him really compelling. Especially in the last couple books, I was constantly wondering about what he was up to and wanted a little more of his story. And I sort of wanted him and Hermione to hook up. I absolutely cannot explain that. But there it is. 

Lydia Bennett (Pride and Prejudice): Lydia Bennett is The Worst. She’s vapid and silly and idiotic. (SPOILERS ahead for those of you who haven’t read P&P. BTW, you need to right that wrong RIGHT NOW.) But if there were no Lydia Bennett, then Elizabeth may well have run off with Wickham and DEAR GOD. So I love Lydia because she allowed for Darcy to shine. (And Oh, how he shone! *swoons*)

So there you have it! I hope y’all all have a wonderful weekend ahead of you. And if you’re going to YALLFest, have a rockin’ time and give big hugs to everyone you see for me. Also, I am super jealous of you to the point that you sicken me. But do not let that worry you. Enjoy your time anyway. While you’re there, I will be . . . *runs to bookshelf to re-read my tattered copy of Pride and Prejudice for the thousandth time *

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