Saturday, September 15, 2012

The DMS Wants to Know!




Monday's Riddle clued you in on this week's theme beyond a shadow of a doubt. Lizzy then took us on an exciting journey into the Shadowrealm with her review of The Alchemyst by Michael Scott. Thursday, we shared with you a few interesting shadows that we discovered on Top of the Heap. And, Friday, we were lucky enough to chat with Rob Buyea, author of the inspirational middle grade novel, Because of Mr. Terupt. Today, we want to hear from you!

The DMS wants to know: Who is your favorite shady character from a story? 

We'll tell you ours, if you tell us yours! 

Illustration by Derrick Chow/ Ruby Begonia


27 comments:

  1. Maybe I'm cheating a bit as mine is not a shady/scary character but it has to be 'Daddy Long Legs' by Jean Webster. My grandmother gave me all the books to read when I was young that she had enjoyed in her youth. I can remember the cover of the version I had was illustrated with an elongated shadow of a man (with of course very long legs!)

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    1. Hi Sharon- That isn't cheating! What a great answer! I haven't read Daddy Long Legs- but you made me curious about it! :) ~L

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  2. Good question!
    Although, my silly mind's gone blank and I can't think of a single one ...
    I know this is weird, but the only shady character I can come up with is Mr. Haney from Green Acres, and that's an old tv series from the 60s ;P
    Although, you gotta admit Mr. Haney was the epitome of a *shady* character lol

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    1. M.A.D.- Now I have the Green Acres song in my head! :) Mr. Haney sure was a shady guy! ~Stephanie

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  3. My most favorite shady character is Count Olaf...he is just wonderfully sneaky and despicable!
    Lemony Snickett's can do a mean bad guy!

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    1. Patty- Count Olaf is very shady! You described him perfectly. An evil man who hates children! ~L

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  4. My mind raced through a long line of bad guys from old western movies I love when I first read the question...but they were usually worse than "shady." Then Templeton, the rat from Charlotte's Web came to mind when thinking of children's books I've read more than once. I suppose he qualify's as a tad shady.

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    1. Anna- What a wonderful character! Templeton fits the bill and I can hear his voice in my mind. He definitely has his shady side. :) ~L

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  5. I don't get too creeped out by characters, but I would say that Swverus Snape is presented as both shady and creepy (well, for the most part, if you know what I mean)

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    1. Alex- Great pick! Snape definitely kept the reader guessing throughout the series and he was not always loyal to those he seemed loyal to- it must have been a stressful life. ~L

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  6. I always found it kind of scary when Peter Pan had his shadow stolen and felt such joy when it was reattached.

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    1. Petty- I felt happy when Peter's shadow was reattached, too! ~L

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  7. Wow, tough one...I am honestly drawing a blank on this one. Great question...Recently it would be Vane from My Boyfriend Merlin.

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    1. Heidi- I haven't read that book yet, but it sounds like a great choice! ~L

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  8. I would have to say... Draco. I don't know if he counts though because he's actually kind of good in the end.

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    1. Adriana- He definitely counts! Draco has many shady moments throughout the series! ~L

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  9. Lex Luthor from Superman! In Smallville, his story starts from the beginning and he's handsome!

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    1. Nas- What a cool choice! I have only seen bits of Smallville- but it always looked interesting. ~L

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  10. Good question. Oddly enough, I can't think of one at the moment.

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    1. Libby- Sometimes it is hard to think of a specific example on the spot. Thanks for stopping by! ~L

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  11. We both agree... Severus Snape is our favorite shady character! ~ F & L

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    1. EC- I know the children in that series would agree 100%! :) ~L

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  13. Hmm...I'm going to have to go with either Severus Snape from HP or President Snow from Hunger Games. I love both their characters because (a) they're definitely shady, and yet (b) they've fully got reasons for why they seem so shady! :0)

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    1. M. Christine- You picked two wonderful choices! Snow and Snape are two characters that are shady and it was fun to learn the reasons why they are the way they are. ~L

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  14. It would probably Severus Snape. Yes, definitely. I loved every part of the books that he was in.

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    1. Donna- Snape does add a lot to the series! ~L

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