Carrie Harris | Young Adult Author

Monday, July 20, 2009

Marry, Date, or Kill - The LOTR Edition

It's new game time! Can't you just feel the virtual streamers floating around you and hear the wild imaginary party?

You can't? You mean it's just me?

Oh well. Anyway, we're going to go back to our scruff days and play this game with Lord of the Rings characters. For those of you who haven't played before, the idea is simple. I'll give you three characters from Lord of the Rings. We'll have separate options for people who like boys and people who like girls. And you need to say which one you'll marry, which one you'll date, and which one you'll do away with.

Of course, the best part of this game is using either three really awesome people, in which case you get a lot of irate exclamations like, "Dude, you did NOT just kill Johnny Depp!" or, even better, three really ick people so you get irate exclamations like, "Dude, you did NOT just marry Britney Spears!"

So here are your choices, in politically correct alphabetical order.

If you like boys:
  • Aragorn
  • Frodo
  • Legolas

If you like girls:
  • Arwen
  • Eowyn
  • Legolas


Hey! What's up with putting me in with the girls AND the boys? I should shoot you!


I'm sorry, Legolas. It's not meant to be an insult. It's just that your hair is so pretty. I thought everyone should have the opportunity to admire it.

Yay! Still the prettiest!


So... what are your picks? I hate to say it, but I'm going to have to marry Aragorn, date Legolas (and try and pick up all of his hair care tips quickly), and... I know, I know... I'm killing Frodo.

Bring on the smack talk. I can take it. I'm a Frodo-killer, which is pretty much grounds for execution in most geek circles. Any other Frodo-killers out there? We could start a support group.

22 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Okay...

Marry: Eowyn. I'm human...she's human...it just works better.

Date: Arwen (because I'm not ready to embrace that part of me that would date a dude. Sorry)

Kill: Legolas. Again, sorry, but I ran out of options.

WV: subadeli I think I've eaten there.

MeganRebekah said...

Date - Aragon. He's sexy and would be fun, but he's too troubled and burdened

Marry: Legolas. I love him. Adore him. Would love to have him everyday.

Kill: Frodo. Beautiful eyes, but too short for me

abrokenlaptop said...

Marry: Legolas. We'd share hair care products.

Date: Aragon. He's too unhygienic to have around all of the time.

Kill: Frodo. All the swooning and turning evil and stuff? Think I want to pack his little hobbit body around on my back?

K. M. Walton said...

Love this game - all of my cousins play it during vacation - it leads to some hysterical conversation.

Marry: Aragorn (he's protective, oh so brave, dedicated, strong, and let's not forget sexy)

Date: Legolas (he's just hot)

Kill: Frodo (too short for me and ugly feet)

Kiersten said...

Marry: Frodo, because the poor hobbit needs some love. Plus, I'm intrigued by the idea of dating someone shorter than I am...also he has the prettiest eyes and his hair is adorable. AND he did a great guest spot on Yo Gabba Gabba once.

Date: Legolas, because he's pretty.

Kill: Aragorn, because that greasy hair has GOT to go.

Scillius Maximus said...

Eowyn - Marry. She's a horsie girl but I could put up with that.

Arwen - Date. As long as she's been around, she must know how to have a good time.

Legolas - The pit is already buried in the back yard (Sorry dude. you may have better hair, but I'm attracted curves more than the doo).

K.C. Shaw said...

I'm a hobbit-killer too. At least killing Frodo would give him something new to worry about.

And I'd definitely marry Aragorn (honey, I would make you SO much happier than that stupid emo elf) and date Legolas.

storyqueen said...

Marry: Legolas...Seriously, how could you not.

Date: Frodo. Yeah, I know. But it would be cool to say to your grandkids one day, "Your Granny wasn't always such a fuddy duddy. I used to ride with HOBBITS."

Kill: Aragorn Well, I wouldn't kill him, I'd make Legolas do it, then sell tickets to the fight and make a bunch-o-money. (He's just too broody....does he ever smile?)

Shelley

Natalie said...

I'll ditto you, Carrie. Plus, Aragon is KING. I like the idea of having money and hotness. What? I'm shallow? Yeah...I know.

Daphne Unfeasible said...

I'm with you, too, Carrie. Marry Aragorn, date Legolas, kill Frodo.

But what if it were HARD? Who would you marry/date/kill if your choices were Grima Wormtongue, Saruman, and an Uruk-hai?

I think I would have to marry Saruman (he's got a castle! Sort of), date the Uruk-Hai, and kill Wormtongue.

You?

Carrie Harris said...

Daphne, you anticipate me. I'm not sure if you should feel proud of this or very very frightened.

This is a good combo, though. I think I'm going to have to marry Saruman without a prenup and take the castle by force. I can't stand the idea of dating one of those slimy Uruk-Hai, so I'm going to have to date Wormtongue by default. Maybe we can go outside so I can kick him down the stairs for a while. That might be fun.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Marry - Aragon

Date - Legolas. He's far too pretty to marry.

Kill - Frodo.

Kiersten said...

We used to play a version of this game on family car trips. Only it was "Who would you kiss?"

And we usually picked older men from our neighborhood.

I have a cool family.

Mariah Irvin said...

I chose the same as you Carrie! What can I say, I like the scruff.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Oh, eww. Pass. Besides, we all know Legolas and Gimli are a committed couple.

Christina Farley said...

Marry - Aragon- sexy!

Date - Legolas. He's fun but I think I'd get bored after a while
Kill - Frodo. But he is a sweetie

Stephanie Perkins said...

I think I'm the ONLY girl here who would . . .

Kill Legolas.

I know. Sorry.

I'd marry Aragorn (he seems responsible) and date Frodo (seems nice).

Tiny T said...

Like Carrie, like Tiny T... Err. Wait.

Danyelle said...

I'd marry Aragorn, date Frodo, and, well, have to do away with Sir Pretty Hair. :(

I love this idea. The comments gave me the laugh I needed!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Kill Frodo, are you kidding me? Even if it wasn't Elijah Wood, how could you kill Frodo?!

Date Frodo. He's adorable!

Marry Legolas. And have children together with beautiful hair =)

Kill Aragorn. He's just too intense.

But I really like the idea of having Legolas do the killing for me and selling tix for the event (yeah Storyqueen!)

Carrie Harris said...

I know, I know. I hang my head in shame for the Frodo killing. But the only time I dated someone shorter than me, he got named the Prom King, and the Queen was his ex-girlfriend, and they ended up making out on the dance floor while I cried in the bathroom.

I've been traumatized ever since. Dating a hobbit would only bring it all back. ;)

~Jamie said...

I can't do it!!!

Frodo
Legolas
Aragon

I guess I have to kill Legolas...we're both blonde and light skinned-we'd look so weird together

and just make out with Aragon... he just seems like the kind of guy who would love em and leave em

Which means I get to marry Frodo- cause hell-o I wouldn't kick Elijah wood outta my bed for eating crackers!

 


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