Team Puck vs. Team Ash
Team Puck is represented by Alissa from The Grammarian's Review who is now taking over this blog!
Puck AKA Robin Goodfellow AKA Robbie [noun]: Best friend to Meghan, beloved jester to Oberon, grinning prankster to all.
As a character stemming from both English mythology and Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Puck is historical, popular, pure kickass. He’s got the whole kit and caboodle:
- He’s a best friend.
- He’s a pining best friend – Insert “Awww.”
- He’s a devoted best friend – That’s worth some brownie points.
- He’s got brains – He’s been around the block once or twice or thrice and isn’t afraid to let you (We’re looking at YOU, Ash) know it.
- He’s willing to risk his life for the girl he loves – It doesn’t get much better than that. Insert another “Awww.”
- He’s got a wicked sense of humor – Think sarcastic, melodramatic, snarky, witty banter.
- He’s got an “in” with Oberon – Sure comes in handy sometimes. You know. When you need permission to protect the girl from that … Prince dude. (We’re still looking at you, Ash.)
- He’s got brains – Oh, this was already mentioned? Well now you know again. Girls sure love their men to be smart and funny…
Don’t think that’s the whole kit and caboodle? Puck can speak for himself:
“I’ve always wanted the IQ of a rock. No, wait. That would be an insult to the rock.”
“It’s okay. Don’t let go of me, and don’t say anything to anyone.”
“Really? That’s what you’re going with? How predictable.”
“If you’ve read A Midsummer Night’s Dream, you might remember me. There was this unfortunate incident, completely unplanned, where I gave someone a donkey’s head and made Titania fall in love with him.”
“That’s what makes it fun. You can die in so many interesting ways – skewered on a glass sword, dragged underwater and eaten by a kelpie, turned into a spider or a rosebush for all time – Well, are you coming or not?”
“Hi, princess. Sorry I’m late. Traffic was a bitch.”
“Freedom is highly overrated, anyway.”
“Me? Die? Didn’t they tell you, princess? I’m Robin Goodfellow.”
Still haven’t convinced you?
Try to imagine the story without him. It all becomes a bit bleak and heavy. As much of a nuisance Puck can be, he makes up for it by being loyal, dependable, and comic relief. Without him, your princess would be dead. And with no princess, you haven’t got a story.
*All quotes provided by The Iron King, by Julie Kagawa.
Team Ash is represented by Mariah of A Reader's Adventure! who is now taking over this blog!
So there you have it! Please vote who you would choose based on these two arguments and stick around for more guest posts and the final round of voting!