T5W: Unlikable Protagonists

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T5W is a weekly meme created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey, now hosted by Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes. You can check out the goodreads group to learn more.

 

June 21st: Favorite “Unlikeable” Protagonists
— People always tear down “unlikeable” protagonists. But tell us the ones you pulled for!

 

Ugh, this topic has been torturing me all month, and I finally decided to just go with a couple of TV characters to get to 5, because I couldn’t remember 5 from books :/

As usual, these aren’t in any order, but I did like some more than others.


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Mathilde from Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff– I hated her a little, but overall I actually liked her. She’s a kind of terrible person, but I respected her commitment to the things she set her mind to do.

 

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Lestat my precious night child from The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice– He is a huge ass, he’s narcissistic, cruel, sadistic, and just all around terrible and I love him for all of it. He’s the reason I fell in love with vampires ❤

 

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Macbeth from the eponymous Shakespeare play– Full disclosure: I’m actually only just now reading this for the first time :O I think I like him? Probably?

 

 

 

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Meredith Grey from Grey’s Anatomy– Ok, Mere is probably one of the most unlikable protagonists I’ve ever encountered in TV that I’ve liked. (Or at least I’m assuming she’s unlikable because I rarely encounter someone who actually likes her.) I don’t always love her, but I’ve related a little too much to her at times to not want to see things work out for her.

 


Who are some of your favorite unlikable protagonists?

 

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Fandom Mashups: June 18th

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This is a weekly meme created by Lunar Rainbows. Every week there’s a new scenario and you choose 5 characters from 5 different fandoms to complete the task.

The topic this week is: The Moon is full, bright and it’s making you feel dreamy so you’ve decided to stay up all night and gaze at it.  Which characters do you think would want to enjoy this evening with you?


My picks:

 

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Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter– I know, totally cliche, right? But even ignoring her name, doesn’t moongazing sound exactly like the kind of thing Luna would be down for?

 

 

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The Creature/Frankenstein’s Monster from Penny Dreadful–
Why? Because he’s had a rough life with too few beautiful things, but he can still appreciate beauty, and I think he would be content to just have people willing to spend time with him. (I have a serious soft spot for any portrayal of Frankenstein’s monster/”monster,” but this one in particular :/ )

 

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Sookie Stackhouse from the Southern Vampire Mysteries/True Blood–
Assuming we could make it a “No uninvited supes, especially vamps, allowed” event, I think miss Stackhouse might enjoy actually being out in the moonlight without worrying about becoming someone’s snack. (We’d also have to figure out some way for her to not be bombarded by our inner thoughts, but whatever.)

 

 

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Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice– I can see her being cool with hanging out, staring at the moon, and maybe writing (or reading) some dark poetry or something.

 

 

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Regina Mills from Once Upon a Time– Why her? Because she’s had a really crappy time, and she’s always stressed, she’s changed and grown a ton, and I kind of just want to take her to a year long spa retreat, but a night of just chilling under the moon, not being allowed to worry about anything, etc. will have to do.

 


Who would you take moongazing?

Fandom Mashups: May 28th

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This is a weekly meme created by Lunar Rainbows. Every week there’s a new scenario and you choose 5 characters from 5 different fandoms to complete the task.

The topic this week is: “Those patient Hufflepuffs are true and unafraid of toil” – Pick 5 characters from other fandoms that you think would fit in well in Hufflepuff House!

My picks:

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The 11th Doctor from Doctor Who. I immediately think “Hufflepuff” when I think of him but I can’t really explain why.

Rhy Maresh from V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic series. I had a difficult time choosing a ‘puff from the SoM series because I think there were a few, but I finally settled on Rhy because he was so dedicated and loyal to his people and everyone he loved.

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Dr. Miranda Bailey from Grey’s Anatomy. This was another fandom I struggled to choose just one character from, but I went with Bailey because she’s such a mom-friend/boss. She’s fiercely loyal to and protective of her family and friends, and she’s not afraid of hard work. She also must have had the patience of a saint to deal with some of the things she put up with.

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Garth Fitzgerald from Supernatural. Oh, Garth, my precious child. Garth was another loyal and patient character I instantly thought of as a Hufflepuff.

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Henry Mills from Once Upon a Time. Honestly, OUAT was hard for me because I feel like most of the characters could be sorted into different houses depending on the moment. Some say all the Charmings are Hufflepuffs, but I really think Henry demonstrates the traits of a ‘puff best.


Agree/Disagree? Who do you think would be sorted into Hufflepuff?