My Bookish Soulmate + The Great Gatsby| Literary Dinner Party Tag

Well hello there. I am a simple girl. I like long walks on the beach, pretty stationary (with no intention of writing letters. I just like the idea...), and as much organizational supplies as one can fit in a room (again, I have no intention of organizing my life. I just like the idea). I'm pretty easy to impress, and more than happy to accept any gift because I'm just so gosh-darn grateful for anything (you could give me a mud-covered rock that you picked up five seconds ago and say it reminded you of me, and I would probably keep it forever).

But: There are a few cases where I am extremely particular.
  • Socks. 
  • Tea (I turn into a disgruntled diva if I don't have my tea just right. It is a science.)
  • My pillow (again, if I don't have it just right...)
But we're not here to discuss those things I'm particular about. We're here to discus my favorite two. 

Books and food.

Thanks to Florid Sword, I get to ramble about both at the same time through the wonders of fictional dinner parties.


Invite a character who can/likes to cook:
LITERALLY ME WITH ALL FOOD
I don't know if he likes to cook, but I know he likes to eat (can anyone say #relatable??). I will be inviting my literary soulmate: Bilbo Baggins.


My love for Bilbo will never die; my love for hobbits will never die. It is still my sole purpose in life to become one (I mean, they eat six meals in one day. SIX MEALS. #goals)

I imagine that Bilbo would be a marvelous dinner guest, and he would prepare the most delightful foods (and in his honor we would have six courses. But only because of him...of course)

Invite a character that might cause a scene:

Well that's an easy one: My Problematic child, Sevro.

If y'all haven't read Red Rising, don't feel bad (but also go read it). He is basically a human trash bag that is filled with treasure. He would cause a scene, maybe murder someone, and then steal all the food. On second thought, maybe I shouldn't invite him (I don't want him taking all the food).

Invite a character who has money and can host this party:

Well if they're hosting the party, they better know how to throw a marvelous party because I will not have a dud on my record. Who am I if not a marvelous dinner party planner? 
I'll invite ol' life of the swingin' party himself: Jay Gatsby.


Not only would I have him host for his money (because we all know that's the most important part of a person), but I would honestly love to talk with him, to really talk. Dreamer Searching For Meaning and Fulfilment is a popular character that resonates with people, and surprise surprise, it resonates with me (though I fear becoming that person, than actually recognizing it in myself). 

Jay Gatsby as a man has so much to offer, but Gatsby as a party host is merely searching for things to stuff into the void, coming up empty despite the glitter and flash. I want to sit Jay down and really talk to him about life. 

Invite a character who is funny/amusing:
How could I ever pick? There are just so many amusing and delightful characters that I would find it impossible to choose.

Haha, okay, enough joking around. I will be inviting my child, my smol son, bad boy supreme, the Super-Size Mcshizzle: Leo Valdez.

HE IS A SCRAWNY 15 YEAR OLD BUT HE THINKS HE'S ADORABLE
I will always have a special spot in my heart for the Heroes of Olympus and an even more special spot in my heart for Leo (MY SON)

One Villain:

There's only one villain I would want at my fantastic shindig of a party, the only villain stylish and sophisticated enough. 

Count Olaf is one of my favorite villains ever. I imagine that he would be a marvelous party guest, delighting the crowd with his many fascinating stories about various heroic deeds. 

Invite a character who is super social/popular:

Finally, a chance to rant about the Raven Boys. 

I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE RICHARD GANSEY THE THIRD. *deep breath* I will be inviting him to my marvelous dinner party (and maybe he'll bring his squad???), and then become BFFs with him and move into Monmouth Manufacturing -- nothing drastic or unrealistic. 

Invite one couple--doesn't have to be romantic:
I would invite Fred and George, but I think they might turn the food into some kind of rat (and as much as I love them, I cannot have them messing with my food).

I will be inviting: Merry and Pippen. At the most, they would set off some fireworks that weren't planned, and I don't think I would mind that. 


Invite one Hero/Heroine:
A character that I relate to very strongly, one that I wish I could be best friends with (and we could get together and braid each other's hair and talk about Aslan and mermaids #lifegoals): Lucy Pevensie.
THE SWEETEST CHARACTER IN THE ENTIRE WORLD 
She could teach me how to stab people and then we could bake brownies!! That's all I want from a friend (sadly, no one knows how to properly stab people these days. It's a shame...)

Invite one character of your choice:

I love Tonks with all my heart, and she will be more than welcome at my dinner party. She can entertain all the guests with her shape-shifting. Who doesn't want to see someone's face morph into a ducks??? (as long as we're not eating duck)

Who would you invite to your party? Any food in particular you would serve? I would serve Top Ramen because it is my favorite food. Am I a college student that lives in a cardboard box??? Apparently. Who is your literary soulmate?

Toodlepip

Comments

  1. Merry and Pippin- that's brilliant! I'd definitely invite them to a party, and Bilbo too! I'd also invite Frodo, and Sam, and Rosie, and all their hobbitlings....Y'know, I think I just want a hobbit party.

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    1. That would be so fun to have a Hobbit party. <3 Hobbits know how to have a good times.

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  2. I’m reading Gatsby right now for school! It’s definitely enjoyable, and certainly more so than the Red Badge of Courage, which I just finished.

    My literary soulmate....oh dear! I don’t know. Janner Igiby, perhaps? He’s a bit young, but make him older and I think he and I would get along beautifully. We’re sort of the same person, which is nice. ;)

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    1. I'm glad that Gatsby is enjoyable (and I've never read the Red Badge of Courage, but I can imagine...).

      Oh yeah! I forget about Janner. He's so great (though yes, the age difference would probs need to be remedied XD).

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  3. Pippin and Merry, Bilbo, Count Olaf, and Lucy would all be pretty cool/weird/amazing to have at a party.

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  4. Dang, good choices, girl. Some of them I've never heard of, BUT STILL. I trust your judgment. ;-P

    My literary soulmate . . . I don't know, honestly. But in terms of Lord of the Rings, I am most like a mix of all four Fellowship hobbits, I think.

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    1. I'm glad you approve. ;)

      Yeah? That's a lot of Hobbit. XD

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  5. Wait can I invite you? You count as a literary character, right? This blog is literature??

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    1. Well of course. This blog is literature of the finest sort. XD

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