Friday, June 1, 2012

Follow Friday - Sixty-Two Scared Sigmund Freud

It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - Books of Love and Sinnful Books.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: You are a matchmaker - your goal, hook up two characters from two of your favorite books. Who would it be? How do you think it would go?

I always hate "match-up" questions because I am so very lousy at answering them. For this question I'm going to put together Robert A. Heinlein's Lazarus Long from books like Methuselah's Children and Time Enough for Love and Poul Anderson's character Dominic Flandry from Ensign Flandry and Agent of Terra. This isn't really a romantic pairing, although I expect that in the unlikely event that Flandry suggested some sort of tryst that Long would accept. The real goal is to get two interstellar swashbucklers together and see what kind of mischief they can get up to. I figure that they would mostly get along, although Long would probably chide Flandry for his cynicism and willingness to fight for a government he knows is corrupt, while Flandry would chastise Long for his adherence to unattainable ideals, his hypocritical willingness to participate in efforts to control the politics of multiple universes, and maybe for the occasionally incestuous nature of his promiscuity. Despite their differences, I'm guessing they would become a formidable duo gallivanting about the galaxy and foiling villains and setting things right. Or at least they would find all the bars and drink a lot.

Go to previous Follow Friday: Boudica Rebelled Against Roman Rule in 61 A.D.

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  1. Don't know those two characters, but it sounds like an interesting pairing.

  2. Haven't read these books but they sound interesting :D So do the two characters you've matched up! New follower via GFC!

    Kayla @ Bengal Reads (YA Blog) & Reading On The Wild Side (Adult Blog)

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  3. @LibrarySnake: Definitely. If you want to try reading some books they feature in, I recommend starting with Methuselah's Children, by Robert A. Heinlein and Ensign Flandry by Poul Anderson.

  4. @Kayla: Thank you for stopping by. Glad to meet you!