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On Wednesdays I post my “Top 5” which comes from a Goodreads group that creates topics for bloggers to write about. This week the topic is “SFF BFFs”. The moderator clarified saying, “Discuss your favorite friends in Scifi and Fantasy, or characters you’d be BFFs with”.
Being as I don’t read a ton of Scifi and my experience with fantasy novels is practically nonexistent, this is hard for me. I feel like I say that really often on these posts, but it is what it is. Someone force me to start reading more Scifi and fantasy so I can feel like a true participant from now on.
Alice is and will always be my favorite fantasy fictional character. She’s a literal child but I still would like to have been friends with her, mostly because then maybe she could’ve told me all about Wonderland everyday and I’d never have to stop hearing things about my favorite fairy tale. She’s also insanely wise for a kid and maybe her way with words would’ve rubbed off on me.
Matilda counts as fantasy, right? Goodreads says it does, so I’m going with it. I loved Matilda when I was little. The book and the movie. I mean, truthfully, who watched this movie and didn’t become convinced that they could move things with their minds? I also loved how badass Matilda was; she didn’t back down from anything it seemed. I could’ve used a friend like Matilda, without a doubt.
While I admit that I’ve only read a couple of these books, and not even in order, I have watched almost all of the movies. When the film adaptions started coming out, I was mostly intrigued by Hermione. I didn’t even just want to be her friend, I wanted to be her. That love for the character transformed into love for Emma Watson and now I loyally watch all of her films with the same admiration I had for Hermione, but she’ll always be the one I would’ve wanted to be friends with.
Percy, Annabeth, and Grover
Does this even really need an explanation? Not only are they all demigods and can do amazing things but they are also fiercely loyal and protective of the people that they care about. Isn’t that the kind of friends that everyone wants, really?
Katniss & Peeta
Katniss can be… stubborn. And mean, sometimes. She definitely wouldn’t warm up to someone easily. But when she does care about someone, she’s so determined to do absolutely everything that she can to protect them. Peeta, though he really goes far too unappreciated throughout the series, doesn’t have a hard shell like Katniss; he cares more easily. He is willing to sacrifice himself for others. I’d say that they are both good choices to have in your corner.
What Scifi or fantasy characters would you like to have as a best friend? Talk to me (: