Sunday, 24 November 2013

My Filf List: Fictionals I'd Like To...

16:41:00 Posted by Shaun Brookes , , , , 2 comments

This week we’ve been considering the theme of Snog, Marry Avoid. I last did a list like this when I was about fourteen and, understandably, my priorities in a woman have somewhat changed since I watched Nickelodeon. For a change then, I’ve decided to pick my favourite Fictional characters. Yes, a filf list- because I’m so much more mature now than when I’d have picked Tia & Tamera / Clarissa / Moesha.

Snog:  Miss Holiday Golightly, Truman Capote
I love the way she flutters in and out of places in Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A woman so seductive they got Audrey Hepburn to play her. I particularly love Golightly turning up announcing
‘but when the beast got so tiresome I just went out the window. I think he thinks I’m in the bathroom, not that I give a damn what he thinks, the hell with him”. Tell me you wouldn’t snog such a spirited thing.

Marry: Miss Elizabeth Bennett, Jane Austen
If wit could be bottled and sold as perfume, her name would be written on the finest scents. A woman with “something more of a quickness than her sisters” and “a lively, playful disposition”, it was the way in which Jane Austen allows her finest heroine to lead Pride and Prejudice that had me hooked. The best bits of Maid Marion, Princess Leah and Jennifer Aniston all bundled into a ball gown- I’ve loved her ever since my schooldays.

Avoid: La Belle Dams Sans Merci, John Keats
“I met a Lady in the Meads/ Full beautiful, a faery’s child;/ Her hair was long, her foot was light/ And her eyes were wild – “
She sounds great, doesn’t she. A right good goer. Well I wasn’t the first man to meet ‘La Belle’ and find himself “alone and palely loitering”. The sedge may be withered from that lake but strangely, the other birds sing. Stay away from these ones or you'll find yourself getting consumption. 

There you have it then, my FILF list. I’m obviously much more sensible with my decisions than I was when I last played the game- opting for fictional over real to save my own scrotum for example-but I must say, I’ve enjoyed the fantasy none the less. Let me know who you’d choose- I’ll just be over here daydreaming of my Lizzie…

Thanks for reading, S. 


Kathleen Bradean said...

You've inspired me!

Colin Davies said...

An interesting list.

Judge Anderson is on mine, jyst not sure if I want to marry her, or just snog her face off.