1. Post the names of five fictional characters whose names begin with that letter, and your thoughts on each. The characters can be from books, movies, or TV shows.
2. If you want me to give you a letter, say so.
My favorite characters whose names begin with J:
Joan of Arc
In the middle of the longest war in Western history, France is on its knees; the countryside ravaged and Paris occupied. The English king has been crowned in Paris. What powerful nobleman will save the country?
In a historical twist that is the stuff of legends, it is a peasant girl who will rise to the occasion. Armed with her faith and visions, Joan of Arc leads an army that raises the siege of Orléans and inspires her countrymen. Her figure shines through the centuries.
He's passionate, intense and resourceful. He's stubborn, determined to win his love. At first I hoped Bella would choose him, but I soon came to realize she wouldn't. Bella has all the depth of a puddle of rain after a five-minute drizzle.
Doesn't matter though, it's far, far more interesting to write about Edward and Jake getting together. Plotting ways to do Bella in doesn't hurt. At all.
James T. Kirk
The effects may be cheesy but I love the interactions of Kirk, Spock and McCoy in Star Trek:TOS. Spock being taunted by McCoy and behaving all logical while Jim gallivants off to smooch the lady in turn. Star Trek had some episodes written by great sci-fi authors like Harlan Ellison and Theodore Sturgeon And Kirk/Spock is the original slash couple too.
The central figure of The Miserables. The man who goes to jail for stealing a loaf of bread, who is flawed and will later rescue and raise Cosette. The ending of this book is quite sad, not only because of Valjean's suffering, but also because the story ended. I was so immersed in the universe Victor Hugo wrote about, I wanted the book to go on and on.
In Dune, the sun is your enemy and the moons, your friends. This is an inhospitable planet where the sandstorms can scour the flesh off your body and the gigantic sandworms rise up from the deep.
After her lover, Duke Leto, is betrayed and the evil Harkonnens occupy Dune, Jessica flees into the desert with her son, Paul Atreides. She is a very capable woman who is armed with her Bene Gesserit education. Their fight for survival lies at the centerpiece of Frank Herbert's majestic novel.