Friday, June 01, 2007

Experiment

Which of these mythological worlds is your favorite or least favorite and why? OR If given the choice, which story would you chose to be a part of and why?

Harry Potter

Star Wars

Lord of the Rings

11 comments:

Brody Harper said...

Lord Of The Rings, but only if I was tougher.

tannehill said...

star wars. only because i want to be princess laia (sp?) for the following deep and profound reasons:
1. i want to be a tough broad who can handle a gun
2. i want to be able to boss men around like she bosses han solo around (i think that one might be easiest for me)
3. i want to be able to wrap my hair in cinnamon buns on the side of my head. sigh...if only
4. i want to be able to wear that little bikini she wears when she's chained to the monster, and look that good!

Chaotic Hammer said...

Hmmm. Tough one, Sethro.

I'm thinking Star Wars, simply because I like the idea of space travel and being able to explore various planetary systems and such. And of course the Force is pretty cool, too.

I seriously considered LotR, because I love that world and those characters so much, but like Brody, it immediately occurs to me that I would have to be much tougher to survive there.

euphrony said...

I've always thought I would make a pretty good hobbit, what with five or six meals a day. So, Middle Earth for me. I've never gotten the force to work for me, despite repeated attempts, so Star Wars is out.

FancyPants said...

I would pick Star Wars if I could have the force...

LOTR if I could be an elf....

and Harry Potter if I could be friends with Harry, Hermione, and Ron and not be a Muggle.

kddub said...

Harry Potter has gigantic snakes, no way for me.

Lord of the Rings, as an elf, or I'd be happy in the hobbit world, if it stayed pretty and normal the whole time.

MamasBoy said...

Lord of the Rings for me for a variety of reasons.
1) Tolkein based his worlds on centuries worth of real mythology. It seems like such a richer more vibrant world than the more recent inventions.
2) Tokein's works are imbued with a very deep sense that virtue matters and that its far better to have virtue than power, wealth, knowledge, etc. The mortal heroes in Tolkein's work don't have magical powers. Their primary strength is simply heroic virtue. As a fellow mortal, I can identify with that better.
3) The friendship and comraderie seem deeper to me in Tolkein's works than in the other works.

Of course, it may just be that some teenagers have been filming part of the Silmarillion (Beren and LĂșthien) at my house this week, and I have Tolkein on the brain. The kids even gave this old fart a token part as Orodreth.

MB

tannehill said...

which one do you pick, seth? i'm thinking star wars, but it's hard to say...am i right?

Seth Ward said...

mwwuuuhahahhahaha. I'll tell in a bit. I am compiling your answers with some of my students and will blog soon...

MamasBoy said...

Yes, Lord Vadar. We eagerly await the news.

Amy said...

Harry Potter without doubt. Although I do love Star Wars.
But I would have to be able to do magic in Harry Potter land.