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By whom would you like to be written?

Postby Idhan » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:26 pm UTC

If you were turned into a fictional character, by whom would you like to be written?

I kinda have a morbid curiosity as to how I'd turn out if I were written as a Stieg Larsson character. I'd probably be an obese financier who launders cash made from the cocaine trade (spoilered for rape trigger -Lanicita)
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and rapes 12-year old girls for fun.
I'd pee all over myself in fear when the heroes confront me with some e-mails from my hacked PC, which I had left completely vulnerable. :D

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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby Kewangji » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:27 pm UTC

Yes, I too would like to be an amoral, obscenely rich pedophile. (What's wrong with you?)

I think Haruki Murakami would write me well.
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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby Jahoclave » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:59 am UTC

Douglas Adams.

Or maybe the writers of Star Trek because if I get in a bind I can simply make shit up.

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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby Idhan » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:34 am UTC

As for what I'd actually like -- Kewangji, sorry if I disturbed you with my "morbid curiosity" scenario -- I think being written by Terry Pratchett would be pretty good. I know that Pterry does not always mean Discworld, but if I were a Discworld character, I'd probably be okay in the end if I were a decent guy. Also, you get the afterlife of your beliefs -- which is not quite as good as getting the afterlife of your choosing, but comes close if you're good at convincing yourself of things.

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Re: By whom might you like to be written?

Postby Silastic » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:53 pm UTC

Michael Ondaatje

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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby sdavidf » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:44 am UTC

If I were feeling particularly suicidal, I'd go with George R.R. Martin. But I'd really like to see how I would be written by either Sophocles or Douglas Adams.

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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby Bassoon » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:48 pm UTC

Mark Z. Danielewski. Make my life into a postmodern insanity spiral.

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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby ahammel » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:32 pm UTC

Neal Stephenson, on the grounds that I'm on the shy and nerdy side, and would therefore take several levels in badass about 200 pages in.
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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby Kewangji » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:27 pm UTC

I would like to be written by Karin Boye, as that would mean I would do the right thing, either all the time, or in the end when it really mattered.

Cordwainer Smith would write me very strangely, possibly I would be a bit evil, but ultimately I would be a good guy.

I like the thought of being a good guy.
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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby Talk » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:29 pm UTC

Seth Grahame-Smith. He could throw some monsters in there and things would still keep going on roughly the same course.
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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby dhokarena56 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:55 pm UTC

Hideaki Anno.
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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby WarDaft » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:31 pm UTC

Robert Ludlum. But he's dead, so I'll have to go with Zombie Robert Ludlum.
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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby lousy_lemons » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:36 pm UTC

I had a hangover nose-vomit scene this morning that would have worked way better in a Jonathan Franzen novel than in real life.

That said, it depresses me to confess that I could easily be a character out of one of his books. I struggle towards success nevertheless. I'll probably end up being some successful male author's less-successful novelist ex-wife.

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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby modularblues » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:44 am UTC

Oscar Wilde and/or Doug Hofstadter.

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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby maninblack » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:32 pm UTC

If my current life were written by an author I would like it written by Chuck Palahniuk (he wrote Fight Club the novel on which the movie of the same name was based).

If I could pick any other setting/life I'd want Stephen King to write me as a character in the Dark Tower series.
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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby Jesse » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:16 am UTC

maninblack wrote:If my current life were written by an author I would like it written by Chuck Palahniuk (he wrote Fight Club the novel on which the movie of the same name was based).

If I could pick any other setting/life I'd want Stephen King to write me as a character in the Dark Tower series.


You don't want Chuck, you want Amy Hempel. She could do anything he could, but a hundred times better. The absolute master of the minimalist style Chuck employs.

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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby thalia » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:04 am UTC

This is such a good question.

For characterization, I might pick George R.R. Martin. I think he does really well by his characters. I would be very interested to see how he'd "read" me, to be honest. Of course, being written by the likes of Douglas Adams would also be completely and utterly great.

Or maybe Joss Whedon, in a graphic novel or future tv/movie script. That's not really a book so I feel like I can't pick him.
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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby 3fj » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:01 pm UTC

thalia wrote:I might pick George R.R. Martin.

I like to eat, so on top of what you said, I want him to describe the good meals in my life to me.
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Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Postby fingerback » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:16 pm UTC

i want to be written by the guy who writes where's Waldo.


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