Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Killer Bounty Hunter & A scary haiku

Day 2 of the Killer Characters Blogfest!
Choosing a killer protagonist was easy. Stephanie Plum is my all time favorite heroine. You can have Katniss and Jane Eyre and all the serious do-gooders and princesses and tough cookies! Stephanie is the one who keeps it real - she is totally flawed! She epitomizes what can go wrong by making bad choices, having more bad hair days than good, and attracting all the bad (and I don't mean good/bad) characters.

She is hilarious! She is a realist with optimism. Evanovich drenches Stephanie in the worst, most disgusting and embarrassing situations, but shows that there is always tomorrow! Stephanie is tough, tenacious, and testy. When things get bad, she doesn't give up! And she has true emotions to deal with - we feel for her and root for her and cheer when she triumphs in the end.

I just hope the movie turns out well. I have a feeling it will be overdone and in bad taste, but I could be wrong...Here's to Stephanie Plum! (pic source)

AND...
Jenn's Sensational Haiku Wednesday...scare

Never fear, Mom's here!
Children watch my performance.
Must be brave and smile.

Weather turbulence
Do they see my white knuckles?
Aerophobia

If you'll just be still
It will fly away, I hope
Apiphobia

And here are some other interesting phobias I found...

agliophobia - fear of pain
anthrophobia - fear of flowers
arithmophobia - fear of math
bibliophobia - fear of books
cacophobia - fear of ugly
dentophobia - fear of the dentist
ephibiphobia - fear of teenagers

28 comments:

Abby Fowers said...

I haven't even heard of her?! EEK! How is that possible? She sounds wonderful. I love characters who keep it real, and have flaws and bad hair days. Those are the ones I can relate to!

mylittlewordz said...

I likie the haikus! Especially the first one. Moms and Dads can never show fear!
Jamie

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I haven't even heard of her...off to investigate.

Jenny S. Morris said...

I never heard of her. Will have to check her out. Thanks!

Julie said...

Oh, this is a great choice. Stephanie is a trip! Love your haiku as always, nice work!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Oh, nice choice!

Madeleine said...

Enjoyed the haikus. Not heard of Stephanie Plum.

E.R. King said...

Nice choice! I feel I connect with the nitty-gritty characters better than the "good" ones. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who's flawed.

J. A. Bennett said...

I've never heard of her either, but now I want to check her out!

Angela Cothran said...

Gotta love Janet Evanovich :)

M Pax said...

I love flawed, real characters.

Flowers? That is an interesting one.

Loved your haiku. You're so clever with them.

Christina Lee said...

I didn't know it was being turned into a movie!! And I didn't even recognize Katherine!!

Jazzbumpa said...

Long ago, I think FDR warned us against phobophobia . . .

Cheers!
JzB

Jessie Humphries said...

I always tell myself to get started on a Stephanie Plum book!

G-Man said...

Tara Tyler...
Your Haiku's ROCKED!!!

Jenny said...

I've never been one to understand what's so scary about books. Except not having any. Great haikus!

Hazel said...

Thanks for adding a few other phobias. Great haiku again. That's comfort in there, the first one. I like that. And I can relate with the second. But having this love to travel I am learning how to overcome the fear.

Alexis Bass Writes said...

I've heard nothing but good things about this Stephanie Plum. I must get better acquainted. :)

MISH said...

Great collection of phobias! Great haiku writing as well! Good job TTT!

Nanka said...

The Haiku were fun and I'm sure to have a couple of those phobias too!!

Tara Tyler said...

Havent heard of her?! Am I dating myself? The series of Stephanie Plum, Bounty Hunter books is by Janet Evanovich, Starting with ONE FOR THE MONEY.

Abby, you would love these light-hearted, antic-filled books!

mylittle, thankie you =)

Tasha, my mother inlaw & sister inlaw got me hooked

Jenny, she's on #17! but i only got thru 14

Julie, yay! a fellow dino!

Nicole, thanks!

Madeleine, could be a Jersey thing =)

ER, me too! life is too complicated to take it too seriously

JA, its not so much "literary" as fun & light

Tara Tyler said...

Angie, thank you!

Mary, thank you. there are some strange phobias!

Christina, isnt it exciting?! i didnt recognize her either!

Jazz, really? ha!

Jessie, its a quick read!

Gman, thanks, dude!

Jenny, isnt that funny! i think that is for my sons. i was suprised there wasnt a homework one!

Hazel, me too! i love to go places but i dont like the getting there...

Alexis, and theres great leading men too!

Mish, thanks, sweetie!

Nanka, thank you, i enjoy writing them =)

Jen said...

Wow, I never realised they were making a movie. I hope you're not right about how wrong it will be...but I've been burned before!

Great choice for protag!

Deana said...

I saw the preview to this movie the other day and thought it looked good. I didn't know it was a book too. So many movies are books! I love that:) She sounds pretty cool in my book...good call.

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

I love characters like this - quirky and fun, imperfect and real. Plus bad hair days! We can all relate...Great choice!

beccagivens said...

I haven't read much of Evanovich, but I've enjoyed what I read!

Good Haiku too!

Heather M. Gardner said...

You are freakin' me out!

I love Stephanie.

I have read them all.

Damn.

I'm not sure how the movie will turn out. I have seen the trailer and its not as bad as I thought. I wouldn't have picked the cast that they did. Hopefully they will remain true to the characters because that is why we love Janet's books.

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

I LOOOOVE sharing a post with Stephanie Plum! I found the series about 6 months ago, and lost huge hunks of my life as I read the entire series (to date) back to back.

I've been looking for, but cannot find "Bulgari Green" shower gel. I know you get that reference ;)

Oh yes, great haiku!! (but I can't get past the rest of your post, haha)