Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Eleven Twelve Thirteen---a once-in-a-century occurrence---once in a lifetime for most.  

Five years ago today, my very first post went floating out into the vastness that is the THERE of things.   It seems that there should be a little remembrance or plan for commemorating the moment, but nothing comes to mind.

You know I’ve been a reader all my life, with books such a great part of the Who I Am, and though I DO know fiction from fact most days, I’m just posting a list of the folks who, by dint of character or spirit or heroic dedication or plain old good company or sheer brain power---though I think I might not LIKE a few of them, I’d still want on MY SIDE, when I needed them.   They’re all IN IT, Banner and Blade:

Charlie Allnut

Samwise Gamgee

Briene of Tarth

Samwell Tarley
Ree Dolly
Gus and Woodrow

 Mal Reynolds and all the crew of Serenity

Quigley--Orrin Sackett---Jesse Stone--Frank Reagan--Thomas Magnum
Catniss Everdeen

Lisbeth Salander
 Merry and Pippin

Leon the Professional


Neville Longbottom

Walt, Henry,Vic, Ferg, and {Hector} 
"Red" Redding
Alan Shore, Red Reddington, Dembe Zuma
Reese and Finch, Shaw, Root, Elias, and Marconi
  Chuck Norris (and would HE not have made a splendid REACHER, for all 20+ movies, had the time been right)
Eliot, Nate, Parker & Hardison
Jessica Jones
Foggy Nelson
Miss Shambala Green or anybody played by Lorraine Toussaint

Barney, Christmas, Trench, Gunnar 'n' 'em

Atticus Finch
Tom Joad
Marge the Cop 
Jaqen H'ghar
Opie Winston
Wile E. Coyote
Gunny Bricker
J.B. Fletcher
Raylan Givens (or maybe just his hat)   Boyd Crowder
Jason Bourne
Tommy Lee Jones as Anybody
Penelope Garcia
Dr. Spencer Reid
Andy Dufresne

John Coffey--Paul Edgecombe--Brutal
 Nero, Jax, Bobby-Elvis, Tig, Chibs, and Miss Venus van Dam

Vincent/Hellboy/Clay Morrow

Ben Matlock/Andy Taylor
Lt. Dan 
Aibilene Clark
Andy Sipowicz

Vergil Tibbs
Louis Litt
Bobby Goren
Murdoch and Crabtree

Inigo Montoya


Idgie Threadgoode

Rooster Cogburn
Michael Westen and Fi
Summer Glau
Clarice and Hannibal

Mags Bennett

Randall McMurphy

Jack Burton
The Goonies

Luke Danes
Jo March

Mammy at Tara

Edgar Roy




Clete Purcell

Ignatius J. Reilly

The Hound

Peter and Elizabeth Burke-best marriage on TV
Jeeves, though in our last days, we'd hope for the comfort of a Hoke  

Lorelai Gilmore

Frank Drebbin

Elizabeth Bennet  

Those four teenage boys, strangers to me, who surrounded me suddenly on a silent Eighties street, emerging from the dimness, walking around me like a phalanx of Palace Guards as I passed barred stores and grim faces in the dark, then melted away when I was safely locked in my car and on my way.

And, of course, the realest “Character” there is.   Chris.


Elizabeth said...

Happy 11/12/13 and 5th Blogiversary! I must tell you that reading this list made me feel comforted and happy! Without naming a single book title, you revealed a wide and delightful interest! Thanks for bringing back some fond memories...Rumpole of the Bailey!! Atticus Finch and Mammee, Abby and Gibbs...with each recognized character, I could feel them in their scene and sometimes recite a memorable line..."My name is Michael Weston, I used to be a spy"!

I have to admit that I'm not acquainted with all these folks, but that gives me a list to google and books to peruse!

How about I add one that you may not know...Brother Cadfael?! I'll bet you do know him as the crime solving monk from the middle ages. A Poroit (which I could NEVER pronounce correctly!) of his time.


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