Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Topic : Ten Characters You Love But Others Hate or Vice Versa
I’m tossing in the towel guys. So far I’ve gotten through every one of my TTT’s being able to list at least ten things.
Today I can’t. I just can’t.
Nevermind the insanely busy weekend, a massive business analytics paper, and the 7 Curling draws I have this week. Even if my time was free and clear I probably couldn’t hit ten on this. I’m too conventional when it comes to characters I guess. But I have two that I’m apparently a weirdo about, two that immediately come to mind when given this prompt.
Here be some Westerosi Spoilers ya’ll. So If you’re not up to date on the Game of Thrones television series or the Song of Ice and Fire book series, the fact that I refer to either of these people as currently alive might ruin things for you, maybe?
Character I Get a Kick Out Of that People Hate : Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish. The dude is
probably definitely an undiagnosed sociopath. And he’s absolutely a shitty human being. But you know what? He’s playing the game to win, and so far it’s working out. And it’s fascinating as hell.
Keep in mind I prefer the books to the show, and there are some major narrative divergences with him between the two, but either way he plots, he schemes, he screws shit up for other people, and so far he’s come out doing quite well for himself. He’s made incredibly smart choices and I have no idea what his plan is next, or what his real deal is. He’ll never get a PoV chapter, since it would probably give away everything, but anytime he pops up I’m all about it. This guy is a crafty son of a bitch and his machinations are like fucked up works of art. For now at least. We still have a few seasons and books to go, and I’m sure he’ll meet some terrible end for being a vile little shit, but for now I have to respect the architect of destruction.
Character I Want to Fall Off a Cliff that People Love : Daenerys “Insert Long, Stupid Title Here” Targaryen. I’m probably clouded some, because I read the books long before the show existed, and she’s much younger, and far more stupid in the books.
But… well… that sort of said it all. She’s stupid. She’s entitled. She basically has one thing (or three I guess?) going for her and she can barely control that. She acts like she owns a freaking continent she’s never really lived on (because apparently rule by conquest doesn’t exist?), she craps on her advisers, and makes more wrong choices than I can count. I laughed my ass off at the end of A Dance with Dragons, and I sort of wish she’d stay in that predicament forever. Obnoxiously she’ll probably come out ahead in the end for being a “good person” or whatever, despite the obvious familiar twinges of madness that have been popping up. She plays the game like an idiot. Ugh.
So there you go readers. The two characters that I’m apparently a giant weirdo for liking and not-liking. I’m consistent with the overarching cultural opinion on just about everyone else I suppose. So who are you a fan of? And are you counting down the days until season 6?