I saw this tag on Maddalena’s blog Space and Sorcery last week – and absolutely loved it, so decided to take up her generous general invitation to join in the fun…
Winne the Pooh by A.A. Milne
So… I know exactly what would happen to Pooh Bear if he found himself in a lockdown situation, as it happens several times in his adventures. He would retire to a suitably comfy spot with as many jars of honey as he could manage and emerge some time later, rather plumper and very sticky. I tried to replicate this behaviour with salt and vinegar crisps for the first few weeks of lockdown – and while I, too, became noticeably plumper, I also ended up with a rather sore tongue…
Captain Vimes from the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett
Assuming COVID-19 was brave enough to try and gain a foothold in Ankh-Morpok – I’m sure there are viruses and bacteria there far older and more terrible that could swallow it whole – our brave Captain Vimes of the City Watch might well harness Lady Sibyl’s little dragons and use them to sterilise the streets with FLAMES. After all, you wouldn’t want to use water from the River Ankh to wash anything – apart from anything else, it’s something of a hassle to cut through the crust of filth and pollution to actually get to the liquid below.
Kvothe from The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss
I think finding himself in lockdown might well be the making of Kvothe. After all, he’s got a memoir to complete. He’s made a great start – The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear are highly readable and gripping accounts of his adventures. He just needs to stop wandering through the forest, counting leaves on the trees, or chopping down a small plantation for firewood, or visiting every alehouse in the kingdom – and knuckle down to finish the tale. Maybe being quarantined will be the nudge he’s looking for. Quick – ink and parchment for Master Kvothe!
Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Hm. Well no one will go hungry if they are sharing lockdown with Katniss – and you won’t need to queue at Tesco’s or sit up half the night waiting for a spot to open up for online shopping, either. Not while she’s here with her trusty bow and arrow. Just be prepared for a few less squirrels visiting your bird table…
Mark Watney of The Martian by Andy Weir
Highly trained and extraordinarily resourceful, I’m thinking that you won’t have a dull moment if you’re sharing lockdown with Mark. For starters, there’ll be a steady stream of jokes – some funnier than others. And he’ll be growing produce in no time flat, as well as organising everyone on a strict rota so that your household – no make that the street – will all be self sufficient within the first month. Which is probably the time it will take him to invent a vaccine for COVID-19, though be prepared for that to include quantities of poo and potatoes…
Mark Watney – excellent choice!
x The Captain
Thank you, Cap:))
Lol, I love this, especially Mark Watney’s inventing the vaccine for COVID. Yes please, let’s have him do that already!!
Oh yes – where’s a Mark Watney when we need one??
This post made my day, haha! I loved your choice of Winnie the Pooh, Katniss, and Marg Watney and laughed out loud at the poo and potatoes. 🙂
Glad you made you laugh:)). I wanted to provide some humour that readers would appreciate…
This was such a FUN take on the meme! And Winnie the Pooh…. AWWWWWW. 🙂
Yes… it was a bit unfortunate at the start of lockdown that I chose to revert to my inner Winnie the Pooh – there are now swathes of clothes in my wardrobe I can no longer wear *sigh*.
This was so fun, Sarah. And now I want to go back to The Martian and The Hunger Games and read the books and watch the movies again. LOL
What a clever tag and what a clever thing you have done with it!
Thank you, Rae:). So long as it raises a smile…
Wpuld you believe that we just watched the Martian film last night and enjoyed it – although I still think the book was better.
Oh yes! I really missed the humour in the film – and thought they completely threw away the tension in that amazing journey he made…