Most of my dinner parties are fictional, I’m really struggling to remember a real-life one I’ve either attended or hosted. I’m not sure what this says about myself, perhaps I am on a list of wanted dinner guests…least wanted. So without a real one to get a bottle of wine for, I may as well host one for a bunch of imaginary diners.
Invites have been accepted and dinner is ready to be served, so please allow me to introduce my guests (if you can’t guess already):
William Adama (Battlestar Galactica): Bound to have some fantastic anecdote, don’t suppose he will complain about the food either. Especially after living on algae for a while. Does have a tendency to get a bit stroppy now and then when things aren’t going his way.
John Marston (Red Dead Redemption): One of the most courteous and polite ex-criminals in fiction. Will provide plenty of discussion about doing the right thing in difficult situations and how best to skin wild animals.
Bartimaeus (Bartimaeus Trilogy): As long as the Djinn doesn’t try to kill us all, he will regale us with tales from antiquity (along with humorous footnotes to the conversation).
Kaylee Frye (Firefly): All she has to do is talk, I don’t care about what…just want to listen to that voice.
Geralt of Rivia: If the party is going to go on late into the night then I’m going to need a drinking buddy, I just need to make sure that (as Mrs G says) he doesn’t take any opportunity to get naked.
Ron Swanson: I’m going to need to serve my guests quality food and liquor so I’m going to need an expert to help stop me serving food that my food eats