I'm a huge fan of the TV show Glee, and a huge fan in particular of their rocking mash-ups of awesome pop songs (see a list of my favorite things from June as evidence; the Borderline/Open Your Heart mash-up was my month-long musical selection of choice). And recently I came across a version of a kind of literary mash-up. The question: which fictional characters--from different books--would you like to see hook up? (See the interview with Bree Despain here that got me thinking about this rocking question.)
I love the idea of page-crossed lovers, and this post got me thinking about allowing my characters to do some book-hopping of their own. After some long and hard thinking, however, I had to admit that I don't want Sam to be with anyone but Kent--they're too perfect for each other, and after offing the poor girl numerous times I think she deserves some modicum of happiness.
BUT Lindsay is another issue.
And although the literary mash-up I envision for Ms. Edgecombe, Queen Bitch Extraordinaire and Social Tornado, is not romantic in nature, it is all too a propos: I would like to see Lindsay in The Hunger Games.
I'm sorry, but that girl would not even need even a quiver of arrows or a blunt-edged knife in order to have an advantage. Give her five minutes and the revelation of a weakness and/or insecurity, and she'll have all of her competitors sniveling and begged to be torn apart by weird computerized dog-versions of themselves.
Warfare is scary. Psychological warfare? That, my friends, is horror. And everyone knows there is nothing more horrifying than a privileged teen with daddy issues, a credit card, no parental guidance, and a popularity obsession. Even typing those words gave me heart palpitations!
So that's my literary mash-up...what about you? What scenes would you mix up? What characters would you pit together in an ultimate death match? What characters would you bring together for a little inter-novelistic somethin' somethin'?
I want to know!