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15 character meme - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
I have a variable-sword. I urge calm.
15 character meme
Well, I’ve read Issue 40 now. As usual it’s a struggle making sense of it because it’s so hard to recognise who the badly-drawn goblins represent. The effort, once made, isn’t worth it. I can’t be bothered to say any more; instead I’ll do a meme.

Gakked from flake_sake
List fifteen of your favourite characters from different fandoms, and ask people to spot patterns in your choices, if they're so inclined.

Modesty Blaise (eponymous novel & comic strip series)
Willie Garvin (Modesty Blaise, as above)
Judge Dee (the Judge Dee books by Robert Van Gulik)
Ma Joong (Judge Dee, as above)
Viconia (Baldur's Gate 2)
Minsc (Baldur's Gate 2)
Liriel Baenre (the 'Starlight and Shadows' novels of Elaine Cunningham)
Spike (BtVS TV series but NOT the comics version)
Neeshka (Neverwinter Nights 2)
Angua (Discworld)
Havelock Vetinari (Discworld)
Speaker to Animals (Ringworld)
Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride)
Lin Chung (The Water Margin)
Hu San-Niang (The Water Margin)

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constance_b From: constance_b Date: January 27th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I only recognise two of those names. Not really enough to spot a trend... I am so lacking in the pop culture.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 27th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Which two? I guess Spike and Inigo Montoya. Am I right?
constance_b From: constance_b Date: January 27th, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Exactly right. Can't think of anything they have in common, except being rather cuddly in a prickly way.
constance_b From: constance_b Date: January 27th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also - you get no credit for guessing Spike!
flake_sake From: flake_sake Date: January 27th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Few, few do I know...

You like Drow...swordsmen...and the wonderful democracy of Ankh Morpork, where everyone gets to vote, except on grounds of age or not being Lord Vetinari.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 28th, 2011 08:23 am (UTC) (Link)
And swordswomen.
flake_sake From: flake_sake Date: January 28th, 2011 08:57 am (UTC) (Link)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 28th, 2011 09:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Speaker to Animals is skilled with a variable-sword but isn't a person. Swordsbeings?
cat63 From: cat63 Date: January 27th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Judging by the ones I recognise, you like witty/sarcastic characters who Don't Stand For Any Nonsense Thank You.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 28th, 2011 08:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Indeed so. There are quite a few others who fit that description, and would have been on the list, if it hadn't been restricted to fifteen.
wildecate From: wildecate Date: January 27th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I only recognise 4 of those characters so at a bit of a loss.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 28th, 2011 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Which four? I guess Spike, Inigo Montoya, Angua and Lord Vetinari.

I've added the fandoms now, to make recognition a little easier.
From: beer_good_foamy Date: January 27th, 2011 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, you really don't want to get on their wrong side... (or their hamster's wrong side.)
From: averageshmoe Date: January 28th, 2011 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Why do you torment yourself so by even bothering to read it? I've happily ignored it since the tenth issue.

The main thing that I've taken away from Season Eight is the conviction that Joss Wheddon doesn't have a clue about writing comic books and that I am now prepared to give the Jossless reboot of the movie series a fair chance.

It can't be worse.

speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 29th, 2011 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)
As I said in a post in November, when word of the reboot came out:

"Well, even if they cast Lady GaGa as Buffy, William Shatner as Merrick, a real pike as Pike, and have it directed by Uwe Boll, it will be better than the Season 8 comics."
daiseechain From: daiseechain Date: January 29th, 2011 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Many of these characters are unknown to me, but of the ones I recognise they all seem to be strong, self-disciplined characters, with a high internal moral code - even if that code doesn't conform to that of the community around them.

Plus, they know how to handle themselves in a fight :-)
ningloreth From: ningloreth Date: February 2nd, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks to you and your Judge Dees and Lin Chungs, I have just take delivery of a four volume set of Outlaws of the Marsh, AKA The Water Margin, because -- you know --Shi Chin, the Tattooed Dragon.

When am I going to read it?

Why Ma Joong, btw, and not Chiao Tai or Tao Gan, or poor old Sergeant Hoong?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 4th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)
With only 15 characters to choose from I couldn't include everyone. I like Chiao Tai and Tao Gan, and I wept for Sergeatn Hoong in 'The Chinese Nail Murders', but my favourites are Judge Dee and Ma Joong. Ma Joong is Spike to Chiao Tai's Angel.
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