Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by EmpireForever, May 28, 2009.
Im looking forward to this.
I should have the final list up tonight (so noms are closed) And I'll start early next week.
Okay, probable final list. If you want someone on there that isn't, say who it is, why it should be on, etc. I'll make the final call and start the tournament probably on Monday.
Abraham Van Helsing
Andrew "Ender" Wiggin
Anne of Green Gables
Athos, the Comte de La FÃ¨re
Cat in the Hat
Charlotte (Charlotte's Web)
Conan the Barbarian
Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
Emperor Elend Venture
Francis Crawford of Lymond
Grand Admiral Thrawn
Ignatius J. Reilly
Long John Silver
Miss Jane Marple
Napoleon (Animal Farm)
Ponyboy "Pony" Curtis
Randle Patrick McMurphy
Roland Deschain of Gilead
Santiago (The Old Man)
Sinbad the Sailor
Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe
Taran (The Black Cauldron)
William of Baskerville
Which Monday? Today is Tuesday.
What do you mean, which Monday? The next Monday that comes after today
It will be interesting to see who wins this tournament.
I'm not sure what sort of literary figure we're going for here, but of those not listed, it might be worth including the following (the top two I would say might be essential, the others definitely worthy of consideration):
[link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurtz_%28Heart_of_Darkness%29]Kurtz[/link] (the archetypical man gone mad in the wilderness)
[link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Dedalus]Stephen Dedalus[/link] (Joyce's singular artist)
[link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Moriarty]Dean Moriarty[/link] "The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a common place thing, but burn burn burn, like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars."
EDIT: Oh, and [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Brother_%28Nineteen_Eighty-Four%29]Big Brother[/link]. I would say that one's worth including. A powerful and seminal figure, one of the greatest new archetypes of the past fifty-some years. Definitely deserves a spot.
Or the Monday that comes after the next Monday that comes after today?
It would take years to add those to the list.
C'mon, I just took over running this recently And my computer dying and me being without it for a week and a half is totally a legitimate excuse
So, I hate to keep pushing this back, but . . . I will get it up sometime this week (and as you'll see by the as-yet-incomplete thread that I'm just going to move, I really was working on it before the crash).