Sure, the truth might be stranger in some instances, but fiction is exponentially more entertaining pretty much all the time.
My marriage was definitely one of those circumstances when truth outdid fiction in the weird category, but maybe that period of my life would have been more entertaining had there been more fiction involved.
This idea, of course, got the Deep Thoughts flowing. Which leads me to ask…
Which fictional character would you marry?
Maybe so many marriages end in divorce because we insist on marrying real people. What would happen if we engaged in unions between between reality and fantasy? Surely that sort of thing must be legal now. After all, it is the twenty-first century.
So who would you marry, Modern Philosophers, if you could pop the question to any fictional character from any medium?
I’ll go first and confess that I’d be the luckiest man in the galaxy if Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens would do me the honor of being my fictitious wife.
Sure, that brown eyed scavenger from Jakku is easy on the eyes, but I’m not shallow enough to just marry Rey for her looks.
I desperately need some excitement in my life, and after decades of living on a planet almost as desolate and oppressive as Maine in the winter, Rey showed that she had a nose for adventure once she finally left Jakku.
The future Mrs. Austin is an outstanding pilot, which means we could travel the universe together in style with her in the Captain’s seat, while I manned the guns and kept our droids from getting into too much mischief.
Rey clearly has Jedi heritage, so our kiddos would be strong in the ways of the Force, making me a future Jedi Daddy as well. If I can’t be a Jedi Knight, then the next best thing is to marry one and sire several more.
I hope that we will learn more about this in Stars Wars: Episode VIII, but I have searched my feelings, and I believe that making Rey my wife would mean that I would be related to either the Skywalker or Kenobi clan by marriage.
How awesome would that group of in-laws be? Plus, I’m sure we’d holiday with all the Star Wars characters I’ve idolized since I was seven. Do you think Chewbacca would let me pet him? Can I braid Leia’s hair? Would Admiral Ackbar be put off by the fact that I love fried calamari?
Every once in a while, my actual girlfriend will give me a hard time about my crush on Daisy Ridley, the actress who brings Rey to life on the big screen. I have to remind the love of my life that I’m not infatuated with Miss Ridley. Sure, I obviously have a thing for attractive, twentysomething brunettes with athletic builds, knockout smiles, and enchanting European accents, but I already have that. In real life.
Fictionally speaking, I’m crushing on Rey, last name unknown, who doesn’t have many friends, feels totally disconnected from the world around her, and wonders if she will ever be rescued from her boring life and a job that does not fulfill her.
So who are you going to marry, Modern Philosophers? I really want to see the comments section cluttered with Deep Thoughts on this one. Have fun with it. I know you folks are creative, so I want to read all about your secret, fictional loves…
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