Follow Friday (9)

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This week's question:
Have you had a character that disappointed you? One that you fell in love with and then "broke up" with later on in either the series or a stand-alone book? Tell us about him or her.

Hmmm. I'm not sure this has ever really happened to me. My love for a character usually carries through until the end. Generally, once I like a character I am pretty loyal to him or her even if they do some annoying things later on.

I've had it happen the other way several times - a character that I originally found annoying or frustrating, or that I just plain hated, ended up winning me over at some point in the story and I find myself wondering exactly what point it was when I started caring what happened to that character. An example of that might be Jaime Lannister from the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Some of you who watch the show are giving me the crazy eyes right now; I know it. But at some point in the books he becomes a more sympathetic character, though I couldn't say exactly when that is. And if I could, I wouldn't. Spoilers, and all that.

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16 comments:

  1. Oh, that happens to me a lot. I start hating someone and end up loving them. LOL
    I'm a new gfc and networked follower. :)

    http://notjustnonsense.blogspot.com/2012/04/ff-feature-and-follow-20.html

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    1. It seems more common to go from hate to love than from love to hate, at least for me.

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  2. Now if THAT was the question, I would have been able to answer it! I had such a hard time with this one, but you're right, I find it a lot easier for a character to redeem themselves than to fall out of my good favor.

    I already follow you on FB, and now I'm following you on here via GFC!

    Here's my FF post.

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    1. It's so weird, isn't it? Because in real life it is the other way around.

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  3. Oh, I've had loathed characters suddenly turn awesome on me quite a few times. That's the result of good writing, I think. New follower! My Follow

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  4. I was able to think of one....it came to me almost instantly. Edward Cullen!

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    1. Hah! I'm not sure that I ever liked Edward.

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  5. Hopping through. I just skimmed your answer because I still need to read Martin's books.
    My Hop

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    1. Not to fear! I share no spoilers. :)

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  6. Hopping through~~!

    Generally, once I like a character I am pretty loyal to him or her even if they do some annoying things later on.
    EXACTLY! That is totally me. I usually have a character or two I love and it takes a LOT for me to start disliking them. Even if they make some stupid mistakes. Isn't that love? ;)

    New follower!
    Here's my FF. ♥
    Agnieszka @ A Nook Full of Books

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  7. Oh, and I like Jaime. Even if I only read two books. ;D

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  8. WOW Jamie becomes likable!!!! LOL I haven't started the books yet but I plan to.
    GFc follower
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    1. Haha, yeah. It sort of sneaks up on you. At least it did for me. I was reading and found myself sort of rooting for him a little and had to take a timeout to wonder when in the world I had stopped hating him.

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  9. I am usually pretty loyal to my favorite characters as well. :) Sorry for my late answer!

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