Would you rather?


3p833I found this “Would you rather?” list on I read & Tell and I really liked reading her answers, so I decided to do it myself! The picture is also from her blog.

1.Would you rather choose a very well written book (I'm talking words of gold here), with a very dull plot, OR, a very interesting plot written in a way that threatens to make your eyes bleed?
Difficult! I appreciate a lovely prose, but I don’t think I could finish the book if there is a dull plot. It’s hard to pay attention to pretty words if they are used for nothing interesting. So I think I’d rather have crappy writing with a good story.

2.Would you rather meet your favorite author while making a complete fool out of yourself, or have your most hated book character be your roommate?
That’s easy. I would meet my favorite author! It’s a one time occasion and I think I can live with the fact that I looked like an idiot, haha. A horrible roommate is far worse.

3. Would you rather be Katniss Everdeen, and get thrown into THG, with no guarantee you'll win, or be Harry Potter, and get thrown into the Triwizard Tournament, with again no guarantee of winning?
I think I take my chance with Harry Potter. I can use magic and that’s much easier to learn than trying to survive in the bush bush with people trying to kill you. And hello. It's Harry Potter. DUH!

4. Would you rather have a pet dragon that accidentally sets things on fire, or a pet parrot that tells people what you really think of them?
Haha. I think I will keep the dragon far away from my stuff and train him, because the parrot is going to get me in trouble.

5. Would you rather be the super villain in a story, and get to survive, or the superhero and die midway?
Oh wow. Tough one! It depends on what kind of villain I am. Some of them have touching stories and I feel sorry for them – that’s not too bad. I really like staying alive and most of them have evil sidekicks, so I won’t be alone. Villain it is.

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  1. 1. Dull plot all the way. If the character and writing are good, I'll read about a person sitting in a white-walled room thinking.

    2. Meet the favorite author. I think I generally make a fool out of myself anyway. Plus, I've somehow managed to travel in time to meet Jane Austen, so that's cool.

    3. Harry Potter, for sure. People die less often there. And some of those challenges are about cleverness, whereas in the games, I stand no chance.

    4. Pet parrot. That is hilarious. Anyone who comes to my house probably already knows what I'm like/what I think of them.

    5. Villain, I guess. Mwahahaha. FEAR ME.

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    1. It's true about the parrot, but sometimes I think not so nice things and I'd prefer to keep that hidden :p

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  2. Oooh this is such a fun idea!!! I think I may do this also (: !! That villain question is especially hard, I'm not sure what I'd pick with that one! But all the rest I agree with you, pet dragon?! HELL YA! Great answers hun! (:

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  3. Ahh love this post! The first question is the most difficult - I don't want either and since I don't have to answer - pass!

    2. Author fo sho! Gosh thinking about some of the characters I hate, I would die if I had to live with them!

    3. HARRY POTTER!! I WANT TO BE A WIZARD (Witch?*) SO BAD!!

    4. Dragon, hands down! That bird would get me in trouble too!

    5. Another tough one. I agree that it depends how bad the villain is. I don't want to be hurting innocent people/things so if that were the case I'd chose hero.

    This was such a fun post!!!!

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    1. Imagine living together with Bella Swan.. Being a wizard/witch is my ultimate fantasy!

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  4. Hahaha, I agree with the parrot thing. I'd have to go with the dragon too because that parrot would make me have a lot of haters! I also agree with being Harry Potter because like you said, you can use magic! Plus Harry Potter's world seems a lot more fun to be in than THG, lol.

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    1. Oh yes, HP world is fascinating. THG is so dark and depressing.

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  5. Ohhh, fun! Loved reading your answers to these. Heh, it would be hard to choose between thrown into The Hunger Games or the Triwizard Tournament, but I agree with your reasoning and would go with the Triwizard Tournament, as well.

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  6. This is so cool! I loved reading your answers, and I totally agree with #4; a pet dragon would be so cool (I loved Anne McCaffrey's dragon riding books) and the parrot would definitely get me in more trouble! ;)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    1. I haven't read those books, but dragons are great :D

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  7. Reem comes up with the most original things, doesn't she? Nice to see that you're participating in this one, Mel! I think I agree with most of your answers, but I'm going to type them out here anyway and see how it goes.

    1. Agreed! As you know, I'm the most impatient reader on the planet, so pretty words won't work much at all for me if the plot was unamazingly dull. I'd probably just chuck the book across the room in frustration. Crappy writing and a brilliant plot all the way.

    2. As much as I'd love to see a character come to life, I'm going to have to go with the author one as well. I mean, even without having to choose, I bet I'd make a total fool of myself in front of my favorite author as well! That would be J.K. Rowling, so all I'd probably do is stand in front of her and smile and stammer my thanks for making my childhood so magical. Riiiiiight, awkward!

    3. HARRY POTTER, hands down. Like you said, he's got magic, and he'd have Dumbledore or some other professor observing the tournament from the sidelines, so they wouldn't let anything bad happen.

    4. I'd go with the parrot, haha. It'd be nice to tell people what I really thought of them indirectly. I love dragons, but just think of all the book he'll destroy before he gets trained! *shudder* ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL PAGES AND WORDS - gone!

    5. Villain, too! I always feel that they're the underdogs in books, because they always end up getting captured or killed and they're not giving much time to shine. So, muahahaha, it would be refreshing if the hero died and the villain lived. Plus, sometimes it so much more fun to do evil stuff rather than good. Not forgetting that some villains are super sexy. *cough*the Darkling*cough*

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    1. Meeting J.K Rowling would be the best and most akward situation ever, haha. And I could always pull back from the Wizard competition, whereas in THG you have no choice. And hoe won't destroy my books, because I'll keep him some place else :p And oh yes, villains can be super sexy ;)

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  8. I love this. I'm quite a coward so the first first thing that came to my mind when you asked Hunger Games or Triwizard Tournament was the fact that you could withdraw from the triwizard tournament (I'm ashamed of myself). But hey I don't want to touch that cup! I'll have to agree with you on the rest too, pet dragon and villain for the win :)

    -Mari @ The Sirenic Codex

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    1. Haha, that is also something I considered while answering, so you're not the only coward ;)

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  9. Awesome post, Mel :D I love love love it. <3 I disagree with you about number 1 ;p I have so much issues reading a book that is badly written. Would love to read a book with perfect writing. <3 2, duuh. Yeah, I agree. Would always choose to meet my favorite author :) always look like an idiot anyway, lol :D 3, Harry Potter, yes. <3 4, dragon, yessss :D I love dragons. <3 5, agree, yes. Villain for the win :) Thank you for sharing. <3

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    1. Haha, I can be an idiot too, so I guess that won't make much of a difference :p

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  10. I think I agree with all your answers. I especially love your answer for the villain question. I want an evil sidekick so I agree! :)

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  11. Ohhh love this!

    Q1: pretty tough. I mean, either way I don't think I'll be reading either book. But if I have to choose, I'd say well-written dull book. I can only take so much sub-par writing.

    Q2: I think it'll be interesting to live with a fictional character, regardless if he'll kill me in my sleep. Lol.

    Q3: Katniss. Katniss for sure. Just because I haven't read ANY HP books.

    Q4: Hahhah! Parrot would be fun. I'll just tell them that the parrot has been drinking or something.

    Q5: Die mid-way. At least my legacy will live on. :)

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    1. Haha, kill you in your sleep, not such a fun thing to look forward to :p And you haven't read HP? :| Nooooo!

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  12. This is such a great post! LOVE. And I pretty much agreed to all your answers.

    1. Same. I just can't focus on dull plots...
    2. Same thing. And I pretty much embarrass myself anyways with authors.
    3. I haven't read Harry Potter so I really don't know (that's so bad, I know)
    4. Dragon! I'm the parrot already ;)
    5. Probably villain as well. It really all depends on what type of villain. Hello, do I get my own minions?!

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    1. Haven't read HP *sheds a tear* Ohhh, minions! I'd love to be a villain like Despicable me. He is adorable.

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  13. Ooh awesome post! I gotta say, I agree with all your answers apart from the last one, I'd like to die an honourable death.

    Thanks for sharing, Mel! <33

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    1. There is something in an honourable death, I have to agree, but evil does have his charming sides :p

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  14. I remembered answering this feature weeks ago in I Read and Tell blog. :D It's always fun reading the answers of other bloggers such as this. Lemme refresh my memory about my answers for this one.

    1. Same. Interesting plot FTW. If the writing is horrible, the editor or whoever can always fix that.

    2. I would rather have my most hated character as my roommate. That way, I can also bully her. Revenge is sweet, my dear Mel.

    3. Same. With the Triwizard tournament, there's always a chance to live. And you can always cut yourself some slack. I don't care about getting the highest point. All I care about is my life. The Hunger Games do not have room for error. It's always your life or theirs.

    4. I'd rather have a parrot. I'll just live with the awkwardness. And you're not listening to Hermione, Mel. Dragons can't be tamed. Hahaha.

    5. Villain, duh. Heroes always die and the path to goodness is always hard. So villain all the way. I will have the most evil monologue on the planet and the minions who will die for me. Weeeee!

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    1. I was planning to publish this sooner, but I never got the time and I just kept pushing it forward :p I'm just not really a bully, being bullied myself. So I guess I'd probably end up feeling miserable and lonely :p Hahaha, Hermione is not always right. There are enough books that prove that dragons can be tamed!

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  15. Oooh! This looks like fun :D
    Hmmm. Tough decisions, ALL OF THEM! And I agree with what you picked too ;)
    Though like Melanie, I would rather die an honourable death than go around zapping people with my evilly powers... though it does sound enticing. Think of all that I can do.... BUT AN honourable death it would be xD

    Thanks for sharing, Mel! :D

    Emily @ Fluttereal Flight

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    1. I think, in the end, I'd probably die as a hero. But living as someone evil with minions sounded too exciting, haha.

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  16. This is so much fun, loved yours answers. I don't think I can choose either one, some were so difficult to answer, lol. xD

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    1. Haha, yes, it took me some time to decide what to pick!

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  17. Oohh, great list! I love things like these!
    1. This is a problem for me...because I probably wouldn't like either one. >.> I have a VERY short attention span, so if it's boring I won't make it through. But, if the prose is that horrific, I won't be able to finish either, no matter how interesting the plot is. So neither of those works for me!

    2. Definitely the first one! I did meet Julie Kagawa, and I probably totally made a fool of myself. But I'm okay with that!

    3. Um, I'm gonna have to go with magic, too. I seriously doubt my hand to hand survival combat skills would be good enough! And I don't want to die lol!

    4. Umm, DRAGON! Hello! I looove dragons, I think I could deal with a little fire!

    5. I'd make a great villain ;D

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    1. I don't think I can even kill someone, so THG is not really my thing :p

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  18. Oh this is such a cute meme!

    1. Totally agree. I'd take the crappy writing and have a decent story. That way I can still be entertained. It's hard for me to get through a book if it's dull, you know?

    2. I could not stand to have a horrible roommate for so long, so yeah, the first it is! I'm not sure which author I would choose to make a fool of myself in front of though. Someone who would take it well!

    3. Yes to magic! I would not be a very good Katniss Everdeen. I probably wouldn't get past the cornucopia.

    4. Aw, who doesn't want a pet dragon? If it's a little small baby dragon, that's even better.

    5. Villains tend to be more multi-dimensional than heroes anyway. Captain America is pretty self-righteous. But Loki -- he's tortured and complex. So definitely villain. As long as I was the good kind of villain that wasn't like the Joker.

    So hey, I agreed with all of your picks!

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    1. 1. Exactly!
      2. I think most authors are used to foolish fans, haha.
      3. I also don't think I'd last long..
      4. Awh, that would be even cuter!
      5. I love Loki :D

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  19. These are quite fun! I'm hoping she makes another one at some point in the future...

    And hey, I never have to fill this one out because you literally just answered each question the same way I would if I were doing it! haha. Great minds think alike.

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  20. Yaay! I'm soo glad you did this! You pretty much chose all the answers I didn't, except for Harry Potter and the villainy (which is part of my evil plan of making everyone a villain). You made a good point about the dull book though.

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    1. Haha, I loved seeing our different answers :D!

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  21. I generally stay away from the Would You Rather things, because they can get pretty nasty, but this one is fun! I really enjoyed reading your responses, Mel, and was interested to hear my head narrate what I would answer myself! We agree on about half of the things- I'd prefer to read a really beautifully written book with a dull plot, and would choose to be a superhero unstead of a villian- I found your answers really interesting, Mel! Great post!

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    1. Interesting that the villain/hero question has so many different responses. I think it's about 50/50 :p

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  22. Interesting! I'll try.

    1. I would do the first, but I'll kind of cheat and say I expect amazing characterization! Plot it always important but if there are amazing characters, a lack of plot can be forgiven. :p

    2. I agree with you!

    3. I agree with you, Harry Potter all the way! I'm not very good with close contact gruesomeness.

    4. Pet dragon! GoT made me have a thing for dragons.

    5. I feel like if the superhero dies midway, that means they failed. So um, villain it is!

    I pretty much agreed with most of your answers. Fun post btw!

    -P.E. @ The Sirenic Codex

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    1. 1. I agree! If I don't like a character, I'm likely to DNF the book.

      and yeay for agreeing with my answers :D

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  23. Oooooh Would You Rather is one of my favorite games. I have friends who think of the most awful situations so it gets to be pretty hilarious.

    As for you answers, I think I agree with all of them. Except maybe the first one. I really like pretty prose >.<

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  24. 1. As an editor, I choose prose every time. I read enough things that make my eyes bleed, thank you! :D

    2. I have no problem with making a fool out of myself. I think it's fun sometimes. I see we chose the same answer this time. ;)

    3. I consider myself kind of ruthless. I actually think I would do better in The Hunger Games.

    4. I like dragons, but I choose the bird. I love parrots. I used to have one when I was a teen.

    5. Definitely the villain. I choose to live always. Can I be Maleficent, please?

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    1. 1. Haha, I can understand that!
      3. Way to go, I believe this is one of the first time someone picks THG.
      5. Of course ;)!

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