If Fictional Characters Could Text...



Gone are the days of messenger pigeons, smoke signals, telepathy, and actually talking with our mouths. If you're going to bother calling somebody on the phone, you'd better be a) willing to suffer though a lot of excrutiatingly awkward silences, or b) actually, literally on fire. These days, it's all texting, all the time, and we think the world of literature should adjust accordingly. Imagine if you slapped an iPhone in the hands of Legolas, or Marius Pontmercy, or Julius Caesar. THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS. I mean, the comedy practically writes itself...

(This slideshow was originally published in February 2015)

Topics: Books
Tags: harry potter, texting, wuthering heights, classic lit, the great gatsby, the classics, awesome things, the hunger games, funny things, lord of the rings, katniss everdeen, peeta mellark, fictional characters, fictional crushes, les miserables, characters we love, divergent, tris, sirius black, fictional character texts, funny texts, omg legolas shut up, if fictional characters could text

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