Hey, are you still alive? Happy? Fictional? (Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters I’d Like to Check Up On)


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup for writers and book bloggers run by The Broke and Bookish, where you compile a top 10 list based on a certain theme. This week’s theme is:

top 10 characters I’d like to check up on

I have a tendency to, through fandom and fan fiction and basic level obsessive behavior, hold onto the books I read and characters I love for months, even years after the story is finished. So, thinking up 10 characters who I’d like to check up on, find out how they’re doing today, make sure they’re okay, and happy, and still going on adventures, was not at all a difficult task.

(Though, I kept thinking of characters like Thorin Oakenshield, who are dead, where I’d like an alternate reality where they were alive and I could check up on them there. I promise, everyone in the list below is still alive by the end of their canon.)

So here they are, in no particular order, the characters I would love to check up with. (Warning: there’s no way this post won’t have spoilers, as it concerns what might happen to these characters after canon ended.)

1. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy // PRIDE & PREJUDICE


Bajillions of unofficial Pride and Prejudice sequels will attest to our cultural thirst to know what else went on in the lives of one of the best loved couples: Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. I just want to know what their lives are like, what Lizzie does for fun, if they had kids and what kind of a father Darcy is. If they froze Lydia and Wickham out forever, if they go on adorable family holidays with Jane and Mr. Bingley. Bah. *grabby hands* I wants.

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