Posts from This Journal by “meme/poll” Tag

F - Freddy from Georgette Heyer's Cotillion. He's a dandy and kind of an idiot, but he's also dead loyal and keenly aware of how society functions, and in the end wins the day on that unique skill set. I didn't expect to like him so much when he was first introduced.

H - Henry V, also known as Prince Hal. I wrote two college papers on him, and my goodness is he a fascinating character. Gives good speeches, too.

J - John the Balladeer, by Manley Wade Wellman (AKA "Silver John"), who wanders around Appalachia playing his silver-stringed guitar and taking out various supernatural problems for the locals through honesty, pluck, and musical talent. And example of a main character who is entirely virtuous without being boring or inhuman.

M - Morwen the witch from the "Talking with Dragons" series, who has many cats of various colors, is no-nonsense, and has a keen sense of responsibility. A very handy person to have around in a pinch.

O - Odd Thomas, who sees ghosts and tries to help people, even when it means he winds up wandering across the country averting or mitigating various crises that put him in grave danger. He's another case of a character who's completely virtuous without being boring. Also, he makes the best waffles. (Or is it pancakes? It's been a while since I've read the books.)
Oh ta! I had a quick search and only managed to turn up two space stories (which did look fun but didn't have Silver John - obviously).
That's an interesting list of characters, thanks for sharing! Morwen, oh Morwen! Yes!

I think Odd Thomas makes pancakes, lol.
Probably was pancakes--which always puts me in mind now of these great screen grabs from when Chuck was hanging out in the bunker with the boys: