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Subject: Who would you be?
Date Posted: 4/24/2008 1:46 PM ET
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I saw The Forbidden Kingdom this weekend.  While the plot was predictable, it was still great fun.  Watching Jacki Chan and Jet Li fight is always good entertainment, and there were also some pretty funny scenes but I'll refrain from spoilers.

The movie did get me thinking. It was your typical dorky-kid-turned-prophesey-filling-kung-fu-master-trained-by-legendary-mentors movie. Seeing interviews with the cast of movies like LOTR or Harry Potter makes me wish that for once I could be a part of something like that.  Just one movie.  Get a personal trainer, fighting lessons, stunt training, some serious computerized special effects, costumes, etc.  I think it would be a hoot.

Question 1: If you were going to have the opportunity to be in a fantasy-based movie, what type of character would you like to represent?

The dorky nobody turned phophesy fulfilling hero? (Eragon, Harry Potter, etc)

The wise sage and mentor? (living in a hut in the woods, perhaps?)

The teacher, trainer, fighting coach who is constantly exasperated by said prophesy fulfulling hero until the end of the movie? (living in a hut in the woods: optional)

The bubmling sidekick who is firecly loyal and gets all of the good one-liners? (plenty of ale included)

The wizard, crazy magician, witch, etc  (good or evil)?

The evil king, army commander, demon tyrant, etc? (scary castle and minions included)

(Feel free to enter other character types as this list is by no means all-inclusive)

 

Question 2:  In spite of your own physical appearance, is there anyone specific from fantasy literature whose character you would like to play?   (ie: you can be 6'5" but still want to play Belwar the gnome)

 

Date Posted: 4/24/2008 8:21 PM ET
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Question 1: If you were going to have the opportunity to be in a fantasy-based movie, what type of character would you like to represent?

Answer 1: Probably want to be beautiful, seductive female sorceress who everyone fears and cannot help but love. Completely cold and cruel...and a narcissist... ;)

 

Question 2:  In spite of your own physical appearance, is there anyone specific from fantasy literature whose character you would like to play?   (ie: you can be 6'5" but still want to play Belwar the gnome)

Answer 2: Hmm. I'd like to be Morgan le Fey, or Jacqueline from Scholar of Decay.

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 11:25 AM ET
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I'd like to be a semi-crazy, enchanted forset dwelling, witchy old hag who sells potions and spells from her sentient hut that runs around on chicken legs and dispenses wisdom and advice to the protagonist. For the second question, I think I'm rather partial to Mad Madame Mim from The Sword in the Stone :-)

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 1:55 AM ET
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I'd be the bumbling side kick.  I'm cute, but not leading material.

Having said that, Perrin Aybara from WoT reminds me a lot of me. :)

Date Posted: 5/19/2008 9:17 PM ET
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Im a teaching type, so I would be the Frustrated Mentor. But the Evil Half-Mad Wizard Bent on Revenge would be more fun!

Umm, Im not angsty enough, but Tanis (from Dragonlance) would be good. Leader, keeps everyone else moving, but not a star character. That's me!

 

Date Posted: 6/5/2008 5:04 PM ET
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Character type - beautiful elf princess like Galadriel or Arwen. Or else the warrior princess like Eowyn or Arda from Eragon (do I have her name right? I don't have the book anymore).

Specifically:

I want to be Elrond's wife Celebrian - but only if Elrond really looks like Hugo Weaving in drag.

When I was a teen I always wanted to be a student at the Harper Hall in Anne McCaffrey's Pern books.