Sunday, October 5, 2008

Give me an "H"


I saw this post on Christine's, and wanted to play along. Here are the rules:
1. Comment on this blog and ask for a letter.
2. I will give you one.
3. Think of 5 fictional characters whose name begins with that letter, and post their names and your comments on that character on your blog.

Christine assigned me the letter 'H.'

1. Harry Potter, the boy who changed the way that society looks at Young Adult literature. In 2000 the great demand for this series of books caused the New York Times to create a separate best seller list just for children's literature. Adults and children alike adored these books and the release of the last few novels incited record breaking sales, midnight release parties, look-a-like contests and...oh my!...people to enjoy reading a brilliant story.

While I went thru my cancer ordeal I had time on my hands and one day went to the book store and picked up the first 3 books in the series. My life was instantly changed, I no longer was in a world that dealt with Dr. appointments, chemo and pain, for it became transformed into an world of adventure filled with wizards, headless nick and you-know-who. My heart will always have a soft spot for Harry, for he gave something back to me, something that I lost when i grew up. The ability to dream of adventures, of far way places...that I could do anything and be anyone while in the grips of an amazing book. Thank you, Harry Potter. MUAH!!!

2. Han Solo(Harrison Ford), I adored him. He was one of my first major crushes when I was younger. He dressed totally sexy cool and he had hairy sidekick, Chewbacca. He was an important member of the rebel alliance in the "Star Wars" trilogy. He helps luke rescue Leia...and falls in love with her. They acted like that could not stand each other, but we all knew the truth. At one point he is frozen in Carbonite but not before Leia confesses her love for Han who replies with "I know." I so wished that I was Princess Leia, not for the cool gold bikini she gets to wear with those cinnamon roll braids, but because she had Han Solo.

3. Hubbell Gardner, in The Way We Were. I loved his character for he was beauty and ugliness all wrapped up in the same package. I still cry every time I see it. A romantic love story, spanning over many years, deals with two people that were polar opposites, star crossed lovers as one would say. Hubbell(Robert Redford)a beautiful and laid back, talented writer and Katie(Barbra Streisand)a homely, akward yet passionate socialist. His beauty and talent are what draws Katie to him, but he squanders it, basically happy at taking the easy way out of life, never having the drive and passion that Katie had. These differences bring them together and eventually tear them apart. At the end of the movie the meet again and he realizes that he was the best when he was with her. No one would ever believe in him or see as much promise in him as she once did. All that Hubbell and Katie can ever share is a poignant memory of the way they were......Memories, like the corners of my mind, misty water colored memoriesssss....of the way we were.

4. Hal Larson aka Shallow Hal(Jack Black), this character was one of my favs. Yes, he was a major dick. He picked women apart for every single little thing, he was horrible...he was shallow. He meets Tony Robbins while stuck in an elevator and his life changes for...well the better. He now can see people for what they truly are and not for the packaged body that they are in. Yes, he does snap out of his rose colored glasses but he is not the same guy as he used to be. He realizes that beauty is not for what the person looks like, but for who they truly are.

5. Hiro Nakamura(Maki Oki) of Heroes. He is cheerfully optimistic and can travel in time. He believes that what one does can affect the future, and tries to amend things buy going forward or back in time. He is by far my favorite character on Heroes and I look forward to all of his efforts. His child like manner and believe in all things either being good or bad are endearing, but can be his downfall if he does not accept that there is alot of gray when it comes to human nature.

5 comments:

Movie Maven said...

Give me a letter! Very cool tag-you're-it post idea, and I liked all your "H"'s!

DarlingDiva said...

Hello my dear...glad you liked the post. My friend, Christine always has some interesting posts.

Ok...Here goes. I closed my eyes and put my finger on the alphabet and this is the letter I picked for you "S"

Ok...lets see what you can come up with.

Christine said...

Great job!!! I love your selections and explanations!

Thanks so much for playing. =)

dd03 said...

woohhoo! Love Harry and Hiro!!

P.S.

I GOT V!@!

nooow...what other V characters do I know??? eep!

Is it cheating if all 5 are Vishous with each expounding on his many and various virtues???
hhhhmmmm...
;p

DarlingDiva said...

Tish!!! OMG!! I don't think we could ever have enough V. I can only imagine having those eyes look at me in those leather's.....TIMBER!!!!