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11 December 2013 @ 03:44 pm
Meme answer #1  
rose_griffes asked me to talk about favorite fictional siblings, and of course, I promptly forgot everything I ever read or saw involving siblings (I'm one of those people you must never ask me to tell a joke, because then I forget them all instantly), so I might have to add to the list as things come to me.  I'll forgo the obvious Odinsons for now even though I'm all About That Right now.

It's funny because while I adore the Bennet sisters I didn't read P&P on my own, but I did read all the Alcott books on my own. So I'd probably have to say Little Women is my fave. It was certainly a foundational sibling story. I should say I have no siblings myself, so the ideas of big families was kind of a fascinating one to me. Having just one sibling wasn't all that interesting but several?  definitely attracted my attention when I was younger.  But I loved the sisters in Little Women - and crying over Beth was an annual occupation for a couple of years - though tbh I haven't reread it in awhile.

I was, as a teen, a complete addict of the Sweet Valley High twin books - esp since I'm an Elizabeth so  it fit that whole self-fulfillment thing nicely. I wouldn't say it's my favorite now, but you couldn't pry me away for awhile.

(ETA: I did actually read books with characters who didn't share my name, LOL)

Hm, I'm having trouble coming up with brother-sister pairings outside of the Magic Treehouse books. *snort*  there must be some, right? uh.... *draws blank*  (I always liked the idea of the twins and Arwen in LotR, though that was definitely more a fanon thing in my head than much that was in canon)

OH, RIGHT. Let's address the travesty of having Trucco and Tricia Helfer play freaking siblings on Killer Women. nonononono THEY NEED TO MAKE OUT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND
The Plaid Slytherin: [BSG] Bill - readingplaid_slytherin on December 12th, 2013 01:09 am (UTC)
I was, as a teen, a complete addict of the Sweet Valley High twin books - esp since I'm an Elizabeth so it fit that whole self-fulfillment thing nicely.

Ha you aren't alone, name twin. :D Although I was reading the Sweet Valley Twins & Friends series (which was junior high).
lizardbeth: BSG- opera houselizardbeth_j on December 12th, 2013 02:54 am (UTC)
NAME TWIN!! *fist bump* GOOD TWIN/BAD TWIN. lolol Those were the best. I burned through a dozen or however many there were, and then I was like "WTF AM I DOING?!!" hee

though, I realize now that I'm implying that I only read books with characters with my own name. Really, I did read other things!! hee.
The Plaid Slytherin: [BSG] Saul - darkplaid_slytherin on December 12th, 2013 04:04 am (UTC)
Haha, I didn't even notice that with P&P and Little Women. lol
M: BSG - Caprica Six is one gorgeous BAMFmfirefly10 on December 13th, 2013 07:56 pm (UTC)
Some of my favorite brother-sister sibs:
Jeremy-Elena (TVD)
Simon-River (Firefly)
Oliver-Thea (Arrow)
Felix-Sarah (Orphan Black)

and...I can't think of anyone else. This is hard.

SUCH A TRAVESTY that Trucco+Trish are playing siblings and not people who make out with each other's faces. That would've instantly made their show 10x better.
lizardbeth: Anders-Thealizardbeth_j on December 14th, 2013 03:18 am (UTC)
Oh!!! duh. THIS WAS RIGHT AFTER I WATCHED ARROW. wow, that's pretty sad. lol

I would pay so much for them to swap Blucas as the brother and Trucco the one she's dating. I MEAN COME ON. The fact that Trucco gets to be a hot dad is only SLIGHTLY making up for this Folgers-cest ship in the making...
patron saint of neglected female characters: sistersrose_griffes on December 14th, 2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
Sooooo sad that Trucco and Helfer are playing siblings. Why, world, WHYYYYYYYY?!?

Little Women is a great book for sisters, yeah. I liked Susan and Lucy in the Narnia books too.

No siblings, eh? I have three brothers and a sister, so I'm not lacking in them myself. ;-P