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Belated Meme Offering
It goes like this (as if half of Western Civilization hadn't already played with this and put it back in the closet simply days and days ago.)

1) Comment on this post
2) Wham! You'll get one of the 26 fine letters of the Western, non-Cyrillic Alphabet to do with as you will!!! Or, you know, try door #3 ...
3) ... Which is to think of five fictional characters whose name (first, last, secret, emblazoned-upon-the-stars, whatever) starts with said letter.

Which leads me to the following -

Way back on Sept. 4, I read this over on the lj of
mack_the_spoon , and I bravely asked her for a letter. I got L, and I completely went blank. It took me far too long to figure out my five fictional L characters. But I finally did,and they're here, beneath this cut.

Leela, warrior and companion to the Fourth Doctor. She rocked the fake "savage" leather, she kept the Fourth Doctor amused, she was willing to fight Giant Rats in the sewers of London, if not Sumatra, and then she  ditched the square for a good looking guy in a red cape and helmet. (After which she apparently went on to be a wartime guardian of the Lady President of Gallifrey, and died with all those non-Doctoral or Masterish Gallifreyans, per canon and/or fanon. Should have stuck with the square.) Louise Jameson didn't have a lot to work with, but she still managed to be pretty awesome.

La of Opar. Yes, I have completely dated myself here, with mention of the High Priestess of savage Opar, an early character in the almost never-ending saga of Tarzan of the Apes. Edgar Rice Burroughs, who was never one to let savage pulchritude slip through his purpled fingers without making it part of a breathless adventure, tells us that she fell hopelessly in love with Lord Greystoke in Tarzan #2 (The Return of Tarzan, I think), but gave him up because ... would it be too much to ask that she gave him up because he was dreadfully boring? Yeah? Yeah. But she looked good in beaten copper brassieres, and commanded hordes of little ugly followers. What's not to love?

Lucy Cole Saxon
(aka Mrs. Harold Saxon, also known as Mrs. Master and, for some powers of slashiness, Mrs. Beard.) Lucy Saxon: helpless victim driven mad and forced to dance to the Scissor Sisters, or closet murderous psychopathess in sensible heels, the better to dance in while one in ten humans died? Which, and why? Discuss.

Llana of Gathol. Another creation of Edgar Rice Burroughs, this one from his Mars series. She's the incomparably beautiful granddaughter of John Carter of Mars, daughter of the incomparably beautiful Tara of Helium, herself the daughter of the incomparable Dejah Thoris. Yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever. She apparently looks good in pounded copper brassieres, too.

Lysistrata, Aristophanes' proto-feminist Sexual General for Peace.

No, I'm kidding.

Lynda Moss A nervous heroine and martyr in a brief, hopeless war, in the year 200,100. I love her a great deal. Yes, it's Dr. Who, Bad Wolf and Parting of the Ways, among Uncle Rusty's greatest Who adventures (for loving much, and crying much.) I do indeed adore her; she's just the kind of character for whom fanfic is a notable restorative.



( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 16th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)

I totally need to watch enough classic Who to get to Leela.
Sep. 16th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
I'll never forget the last thing Four said to her. Which, of course, I won't spoil you for, except to say that it was a four or five-word sentence that, for me, perfectly encapsulated Four's nature.
Sep. 16th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
Ooh, sounds intriguing!
Sep. 16th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
Well, if you're just *giving* them away, I'll take a letter... 8)
Sep. 16th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
Indeed! *checks the shelves*
Here's a fine, barely used "p" (and for bonus points, should you desire, a "q" - only one fictional character needed for the bonus "q" - and "Q" doesn't count.)
Sep. 16th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
oh...what the hell...gimme :).
Sep. 16th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
Sure thing! Let's see what you do with A!
Sep. 17th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
I got A
Anansi the Spider: a ghod from African children's stories. Generally up to mischief.

Aragorn: C'mon...do I need to explain this one? Strider, Elendil, some dwarvish name I can't spell...

Ant-Man: Marvel Comics. Various people became Ant-Man, but the first was Henry Pym, who later becomes Giant-Man, Goliath, Yellow Jacket, Dr. Pym, and lord knows who else.

...how the heck can I be blanking...

Astro: The Jetson's dog (not to be confused with Astro Boy, the Japanese anime hero).

Arthur Dent: Lovable, fallible hero of the Hitchhiker series. Which leads me to Adams, Douglas, whose best work was Last Chance to See. Little did I know it would be Last Chance to Read.
Sep. 17th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Re: I got A
EEexcellent!!![/Montgomery Burns]

Edited at 2008-09-18 12:35 am (UTC)
Sep. 16th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
I got excited at first and thought you were going to do Turanga Leela!

I've never read any of his Tarzan series but I love me some John Carter of Mars action. I hope the Princess movie they've been working on for centuries now doesn't suck.
Sep. 17th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
Oh hell, yeah...I forgot that Leela (who I like.) And John Carter's Mars was big gaudy fun. Racist, sexist and derivative of itself near the end, but I admit it's still kinda fun.
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