As is my wont on a Friday night, I decompressed by channel-surfing after the family went to bed, giving my ridiculous brain time to stop spinning like Diana Prince in a crisis.  This time, I happened upon a screening of ‘Zombieland’ (albeit edited for television, which is a bit of a bummer), giving me a chance to vicariously live the life of a young, single man in a world where Emma Stone has no other romantical options to choose from.  As friends for the end of the world go, you could certainly do worse, unless you happened to end up as close buds with Daryl Dixon or a pack of extremely loyal ninjers, and such flights of fancy spurred today’s query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would almost certainly die early in any end-of-the-world situation, but since this we’re in the land of make-believe, I’ll be Michael Knight with my indestructible ebony steed KITT, asking: Which fictional character would you want to accompany you into Armageddon?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. In honor of Tabe Top Day, I’ll go with Drizzt Do’Urden. He’d be able to take care of the zombies while I cower in a hidey hole somewhere. :D

  2. Probably the ridiculously min-maxed Paladin from the D&D group I GM. Nothing quite like the literal hammer of God to cut a swath through the undead.

  3. Since I’m clearly not going to live long in the Armageddon, I’d want someone like Swamp Thing to keep me safe by not being a zombie, and hopefully keep me alive with some substance only he/it can grow.

  4. Samantha, from Her. I just watched the movie recently and I maaay have fallen a little in love with the character. At least, as someone interesting enough to make the world’s last moments something really special.

  5. Hannah Jones on

    Ford Prefect. He might be a bit irritating as his worst, but he can at least provide me with a lift. And who better to adventure with(besides perhaps a certain Time Lord or and ex-time agent).

    It occurs to me that this might be one of those “that’s totally cheating!” answers, so I pick Diana Prince as my alternate. Because if you’re going to through the end of the world, you might as well do it with an Amazonian Demi-Goddess.

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