What character would you pick as your invisible friend?
By Megan on June 22nd, 2012
Did you have an invisible friend growing up? Come on, don’t be shy… I think at some point throughout childhood, all kids invent “special friends” or personify stuffed animals or toys as a source of entertainment and companionship. I know I did despite having siblings to play with 24/7.
I was recently reminded of a friend of mine whose invisible friend was a stormtrooper (yes, like in Star Wars), and got me thinking: what if you could pick any fictional character to be your invisible friend? Wouldn’t that be fun? Or adventurous, mischievous, even dangerous depending on who you chose? I asked the minds who they would pick—read them below! Who would you choose? Share it here or on Twitter, with #invisiblefriend.
Nadia chose Elizabeth Bennet because she’s smart, strong, and knows what she wants.
Michael knows how to pick ‘em: he thinks Cinna from The Hunger Games would be a really good friend. He’s supportive, quietly wise and who wouldn’t mind having a stylist on call at all times?
Lia chose Hermione because she seems like she’d always know the answer to tough questions if I needed help.
Jessica would pal around with Rose from Edith Pattou’s East. She is strong, has her own mind and is fearless. Who else would leave home on a polar bear’s back to save her family? Besides, with as hot as it has been, Norway is looking pretty good right now.
Dante chose the Invisible Man. (Clever, Dante. Though would an invisible invisible friend be… visible?)
Anne picked Harriet the Spy because she’d be fun and would always have the scoop when you need it.
I can’t argue with Alex’s pick: The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. Who wouldn’t love to have an invisible friend that plans tea parties everyday?!
I’d pick Augustus Gloop from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Why? He’s always eating therefore he’s always equipped with snacks. He’s also determined and head strong, not to mention unashamed of his love for food. (Example: when brought to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Room, he proceeded to get on his hands and knees and drink from the chocolate river. He then fell into it.) Now there’s a boy after my own heart. Some may call him gluttonous, but what if he’s just really hungry?
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