Stephen King character popularity contest: Pre-Show (READ OP)

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Dana Jean

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Agreed, Jesus if you want to eat off other people's plates just order a goddamn poo poo platter and call it good.. When did this thing about eating off other people's plates become fashionable?
I don't know. I...I...I don't know. Just, keep your damn hands off my plate you damn dirty ape!!!! ahoehaoheohaoheae!!!
 

Dana Jean

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#22
I love Wolf. The Talisman was the first book that ever made me cry. Just weep.

"Wolf collapsed like a falling tree.
Jack knelt, turned him over. The hair was melting away from Wolf's cheeks with the eerie speed of time-lapse photography. His eyes had gone hazel again. And to Jack he looked horribly tired.
"Jacky--" Wolf raised a bloody hand and touched Jack's cheek.
"Shoot...you? Did he..."
"No," Jack said, cradling his friend's head. "No, Wolf, never got me. Never did."
"I..." Wolf's eyes closed and then opened slowly again. He smiled with incredible sweetness and spoke carefully, enunciating each word, obviously needing to convey this if nothing else. "I...kept...my herd...safe."

Just about the most beautiful passage in any book I've ever read. And I have read a lot of books.
And my personal opinion is, this is a Stephen passage. The tenderness of it just has Stephen written all over it. I have never felt tenderness with Straub's work. So, I just believe Stephen wrote this.

I get a catch in my chest just reading it. Read it out loud, with the pauses and quiet reverence it deserves. It's just a beautiful moment in literature. I would vote for Wolf over Roland. I would have to.
 

Doc Creed

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#23
No. No. You don't do that. You say, "That looks yummy." And I say, "You want to try some?" And you say, "Yes." That is when I take a clean utensil and shovel some onto YOUR plate.

hahahhaa. I have family and friends who just eat off each other's plates in restaurants ! and it drives me nuts.;;D When they are in their own home, it's not so bad.
Agreed, Jesus if you want to eat off other people's plates just order a goddamn poo poo platter and call it good.. When did this thing about eating off other people's plates become fashionable?
I should stress that I'm being facetious. I don't eat off of anyone else's plate...unless invited. I do occasionally have buyers remorse and look longingly at my friend's order, ha. So, wandering eyes...yes. Wandering fingers...no, not really. I don't even like to share fries.
 

Dana Jean

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I should stress that I'm being facetious. I don't eat off of anyone else's plate...unless invited. I do occasionally have buyers remorse and look longingly at my friend's order, ha. So, wandering eyes...yes. Wandering fingers...no, not really. I don't even like to share fries.
Naw, I'm not taking you to task personally. hahahha! Just my own little quirk.
 

Doc Creed

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And my personal opinion is, this is a Stephen passage. The tenderness of it just has Stephen written all over it. I have never felt tenderness with Straub's work. So, I just believe Stephen wrote this.

I get a catch in my chest just reading it. Read it out loud, with the pauses and quiet reverence it deserves. It's just a beautiful moment in literature. I would vote for Wolf over Roland. I would have to.
Absolutely. Great point. I believe King's handiwork is all over that passage, as you point out.
 

Kingunlucky

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#28
We haaaaaave

Randall Flagg
Roland
Dolores Claiborne
Annie Wilkes
Christine
Kurt Barlow
Wolf
Jack Sawyer
Andre Lionge
Eddie Dean
Tom Cullen 'O LAAAAAAWS'
Nick Andros
Oy the Brave of Mid-World
Callahan
Pennywise The Dancing Clown
Ben Hanscomb
John Coffey
Ralph Roberts
Arnie Cunningham
Cort
Johnny Smith
Bill Denbrough
Mr. Jingles
Ben Mears
Johnny Smith
Danny Torrance
Rosie Daniels
Wendy Torrance
Paul Sheldon
Jim Gardener
Brutus Howell
 

Neesy

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#31
NOTE!

This is not the official tourney/competition. This is just the pre-show and yes it is important.

I haven't read every SK book yet and even if I have this would still need to be. The goal is at least one hundred characters.

I'd like everyone to list at least five of their favorite characters from any SK work.

Novella and short story characters are legal to. I have some characters myself written down to be in the tourney but I'm only one guy. So please my new friends list away! Humans, monsters, good people, bad people etc all is allowed! :D Once I think we have a good and proper suggestions for which characters to feature from everyone I'll start up the tourney!

Just list your like five favs or who you'd like to see! :D
Jake the teacher from 11/22/63
Edward Freemantle - Duma Key
Mike Noonan from Bag of Bones
Roland Deschain - Dark Tower
toss-up between Ted Brautigan and Annie Wilkes (Hearts in Atlantis and Misery)
 

Neesy

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#32
Agreed, Jesus if you want to eat off other people's plates just order a goddamn poo poo platter and call it good.. When did this thing about eating off other people's plates become fashionable?
Well if it is just a couple out for a romantic dinner I could see where that might be all sensual and sexy and all but a whole group pawing each others foodstuffs? nah - especially if not everyone washes their hands!
 

Neesy

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#33
We haaaaaave

Randall Flagg
Roland
Dolores Claiborne
Annie Wilkes
Christine
Kurt Barlow
Wolf
Jack Sawyer
Andre Lionge
Eddie Dean
Tom Cullen 'O LAAAAAAWS'
Nick Andros
Oy the Brave of Mid-World
Callahan
Pennywise The Dancing Clown
Ben Hanscomb
John Coffey
Ralph Roberts
Arnie Cunningham
Cort
Johnny Smith
Bill Denbrough
Mr. Jingles
Ben Mears
Johnny Smith
Danny Torrance
Rosie Daniels
Wendy Torrance
Paul Sheldon
Jim Gardener
Brutus Howell
Okay - I jumped in with my reply before reading the other posts so to add to your list:
Jake the teacher from 11/22/63
Edward Freemantle - Duma Key
Mike Noonan from Bag of Bones
Roland Deschain - Dark Tower
toss-up between Ted Brautigan and Annie Wilkes (Hearts in Atlantis and Misery)
Looks like I duplicated Roland and Annie

I don't think Ted Brautigan, Mike Noonan, Jake the teacher or Edward Freemantle have been mentioned before.

(Jake Epping is his full name, by the way) (alias "George Amberson" when he goes back to 1963)
 
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Lynnie L

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#34
We haaaaaave

Randall Flagg
Roland
Dolores Claiborne
Annie Wilkes
Christine
Kurt Barlow
Wolf
Jack Sawyer
Andre Lionge
Eddie Dean
Tom Cullen 'O LAAAAAAWS'
Nick Andros
Oy the Brave of Mid-World
Callahan
Pennywise The Dancing Clown
Ben Hanscomb
John Coffey
Ralph Roberts
Arnie Cunningham
Cort
Johnny Smith
Bill Denbrough
Mr. Jingles
Ben Mears
Johnny Smith
Danny Torrance
Rosie Daniels
Wendy Torrance
Paul Sheldon
Jim Gardener
Brutus Howell
Can I revise my list and just pick all of them? This is too hard!!
 

Kingunlucky

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#38
1: Randall Flagg
2: Roland
3: Dolores Claiborne
4:Annie Wilkes
5:Christine
6:Kurt Barlow
7:Wolf
8:Jack Sawyer
9:Andre Lionge
10:Eddie Dean
11:Tom Cullen 'O LAAAAAAWS'
12:Nick Andros
13:Oy the Brave of Mid-World
14:Callahan
15: Pennywise The Dancing Clown
16:Ben Hanscomb
17:John Coffey
18:Ralph Roberts
19:Arnie Cunningham
20:Cort
21:Johnny Smith
22:Bill Denbrough
23:Mr. Jingles
24:Ben Mears
25:Johnny Smith
26: Danny Torrance
27:Rosie Daniels
28:Wendy Torrance
29: Paul Sheldon
30:Jim Gardener
31:Brutus Howell


Add ons-

32:Jake Epping
33:Edward Freemantle
35:Mike Noonan
36:Trashcan Man
37:Ted Brautigan
38: Jesse Burlingame
 

Doc Creed

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#40
I should stress that I'm being facetious. I don't eat off of anyone else's plate...unless invited. I do occasionally have buyers remorse and look longingly at my friend's order, ha. So, wandering eyes...yes. Wandering fingers...no, not really. I don't even like to share fries.
Edit: Buyer's remorse.
 
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