In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Pleased to Meet You.”
Pleased to Meet You
Write a post in which the protagonists of two different books or movies meet for the first time. How do they react to each other? Do they get along?
(Thanks for a great prompt idea, Christine Goodnough!)
after a day’s marathon of psych, i can’t stop thinking about the 80’s. of course, i was not alive then, and i won’t even try to pretend i know what it was like. one of my youngest memories is a schoolmate decked out in a metallic disco outfit, complete with crazy big peace sign earrings and an oversized afros for halloween. to this day, i’m still a little offended. all i have of the 80’s is a list of overrated yet still fairly entertaining films, two of the most distinctive characters from the most legendary films: veronica sawyer from heathers and ferris bueller from ferris bueller’s day off.
at first, their boldness stood out the most. i saw veronica as sarcastic and quick witted, two things i’d love to be more of, and ferris as cocky and 100% flippant. to imagine them together is mind boggling, seeing as the films have totally different vibes. they come from similar backgrounds of caring to the point of nauseating families, but i thought i was going to soil my pants out of fear in one and out of entertainment in the other. i can’t see veronica hating ferris because as brazen as he is, he is no vapid fake. i think of her as an april ludgate who made some bad decisions. on the other hand, i can’t imagine ferris being too chill with murder. but in the end, it’s more than likely that they’d be friends, pranking the worst of their classmates or teachers.
*the title from this post comes from the name of the prompt (pleased to meet you), which reminds me of the lyrics from blank space. i think about the character at the end of the movie, after all of the “life changing” moments and how that would affect their personality.