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Re: The character quiz.

#21  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 10, 2012 10:12 pm

That name is not in my memory.
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Re: The character quiz.

#22  Postby Regina » Jan 10, 2012 10:13 pm

OK, they translate as "Star" and "White".
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Re: The character quiz.

#23  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 10, 2012 10:19 pm

Etoile and Blanche. Nope, nothing there.

By custom, you have the conch for a day before you reveal the author and give us another one.
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Re: The character quiz.

#24  Postby Regina » Jan 10, 2012 10:20 pm

The_Metatron wrote:Etoile and Blanche. Nope, nothing there.

By custom, you have the conch for a day before you reveal the author and give us another one.

Look, you're halfway there with Blanche.
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Re: The character quiz.

#25  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 10, 2012 10:30 pm

The only Blanche I know in literature is Blanche Dubois. Maybe not even literature, but a movie.
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Re: The character quiz.

#26  Postby j.mills » Jan 11, 2012 1:29 am

Okay, I googled, but only to translate 'wood' into French. It is indeed 'bois', thus the sisters are from Tennesee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. Good puzzle though! :dopey:

Okay, in one of many incarnations, this next character's only thought was, "Oh no, not again". Go for it. :smile:
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Re: The character quiz.

#27  Postby hoopy frood » Jan 11, 2012 3:12 am

Agrajag. :smile:


I have a novel in mind, am I supposed to quiz you on its main character, author, or what?
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Re: The character quiz.

#28  Postby hoopy frood » Jan 11, 2012 3:31 am

I'll keep it simple(ish). The character I'm thinking of had the secondary nickname of Play with the children.

(In an entirely wholesome and perfectly legal way of course....he's not that sort of a character. :shock:


Character name, book title, and author would impress me but I'll give the proper character name if that's too obscure for you literati.
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Re: The character quiz.

#29  Postby Beatrice » Jan 11, 2012 3:33 am

Edited for irrelevance. :P
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#30  Postby Beatrice » Jan 11, 2012 3:40 am

hoopy frood wrote:I'll keep it simple(ish). The character I'm thinking of had the secondary nickname of Play with the children.

(In an entirely wholesome and perfectly legal way of course....he's not that sort of a character. :shock:


Character name, book title, and author would impress me but I'll give the proper character name if that's too obscure for you literati.


Edited for for cardinal sin, I found it but I used Wiki... :whine:
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Re: The character quiz.

#31  Postby hoopy frood » Jan 11, 2012 3:43 am

Hey not only did you break the rules, you smashed them into little pieces and jumped around on them. :roll:



:lol:


Your shot.
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#32  Postby hoopy frood » Jan 11, 2012 3:47 am

:rofl:


I'm just gratified to see it's not just me and larry david that does that sorta shit.
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#33  Postby Beatrice » Jan 11, 2012 3:55 am

hoopy frood wrote::rofl:


I'm just gratified to see it's not just me and larry david that does that sorta shit.


:lol:

I'll let someone else have a go.. it looked like a cool read though (according to Wiki :grin: )
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#34  Postby hoopy frood » Jan 11, 2012 4:00 am

Beatrice wrote:
hoopy frood wrote::rofl:


I'm just gratified to see it's not just me and larry david that does that sorta shit.


:lol:

I'll let someone else have a go.. it looked like a cool read though (according to Wiki :grin: )



It's quite a trip, I highly recommend you read it post-haste. ;)
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Re: The character quiz.

#35  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 11, 2012 6:45 am

Beatrice wrote:
hoopy frood wrote::rofl:

I'm just gratified to see it's not just me and larry david that does that sorta shit.

:lol:

I'll let someone else have a go.. it looked like a cool read though (according to Wiki :grin: )

Still, it's your turn up. From you Ill-gotten gains...

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Re: The character quiz.

#36  Postby Regina » Jan 11, 2012 12:40 pm

The_Metatron wrote:The only Blanche I know in literature is Blanche Dubois. Maybe not even literature, but a movie.

Not "but a movie". It's originally a play.
And yes, Blanche and Stella DuBois! Good job. Mr Mills! :thumbup:
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Re: The character quiz.

#37  Postby logical bob » Jan 11, 2012 1:13 pm

j.mills wrote:Hmm, so I need to supply someone you might just recognise but might not: not too obscure, not too obvious... How about Adso?
Adso wrote:I leave this manuscript, I do not know for whom; I no longer know what it is about...

Best. Book. Ever.

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Re: The character quiz.

#38  Postby monkeyboy » Jan 11, 2012 1:24 pm

The_Metatron wrote:What you were looking for earlier was the author who goes by the pen name of Trevanian. The first character comes from a book titled Shibumi. Highly recommend it.

Highly.


I could've got that if I'd seen this thread sooner. It's a book I've read many times. It's even better for having visited the region in the Pyrenees. The people there are as described within and the scenery is truly breathtaking.
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#39  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 11, 2012 1:36 pm

monkeyboy wrote:
The_Metatron wrote:What you were looking for earlier was the author who goes by the pen name of Trevanian. The first character comes from a book titled Shibumi. Highly recommend it.

Highly.

I could've got that if I'd seen this thread sooner. It's a book I've read many times. It's even better for having visited the region in the Pyrenees. The people there are as described within and the scenery is truly breathtaking.

Well now, that's extremely cool. How were you received there, as an outsider?
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Re: The character quiz.

#40  Postby j.mills » Jan 11, 2012 7:43 pm

I'm lost. :scratch: Who was the Play with the children guy?
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