Make Something

Doodle by Robert

Doodle by Robert

In a funny mood. Peculiar, not ha-ha. Thinking about realism. Bodily functions. Small things. Triviality.

The majority of books and movies portray a world where the only use for a toilet is as a place to hide or perhaps to race past on the way to somewhere else.

I remember as a child I wondered if Queen Elizabeth II ever defecated. ‘Surely not,’ I thought, ‘she’s the queen!’

And yet – neither do characters in fiction. Have you ever seen James Bond on the loo pushing out a log? How about Hermione Granger, or Princess Leia?

Granted you’re not likely to spot Terminator peeing (although, thinking about it – if that robot is as anatomically realistic as you (probably wouldn’t want to) imagine – then why not?). But there goes the exception that should prove the rule.

But it seems that, in creative media, different rules apply. But why?

I dunno.

Here’s a pop quiz: which famous character would you like to see portrayed at his (or her) toilet? Let me know; I’d love to learn where your thoughts lead you.

43 thoughts on “Make Something

  1. I have noticed that characters in books or movies generally don’t have to go to the bathroom like real people do. I do remember one story I read that DID mention that… I can’t remember the name but I do remember it was Science Fiction. A young girl had stowed away on a spaceship and after a while, she realized that she had to go to the bathroom. I remember her thinking to herself that this wasn’t a problem in any of the tales she had read. I had to laugh about that as it was so true to life and yet so funny.
    Funny that you thought the Queen wouldn’t need to use the toilet. She’s just a person. I’m not at all impressed by Royalty myself.
    Who would I want to see using the toilet? No one, thank you very much. I would give all of them their privacy. It’s only polite.

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  2. I don’t think I’d want to see anyone – it is something that should be kept private…the Queen is a person just like us so would go about her ‘business’ in the same way! πŸ™‚

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  3. Hmmm… SUPER POOP!! What a concept.
    As for the queen, the Queen is OLD… I remember when she first became the Queen and I was only 12 years old at the time. I can’t picture a 91 year old woman going head to head with the Avengers or Superman although she could probably give them a good tongue lashing. I hope that if I live to be 91 years old, I will be as spunky as she is. She has a whole lot of names, though…. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary. That’s not as bad as Prince Charles though… Charles Philip Arthur George. Poor Diane couldn’t get all of the names straight. I do remember that wedding quite well. But Royal people are just people. If they bleed, their blood is red and not blue.

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    • I sense that you have mixed feelings about our royal family, Orpha. Fascination verging on disinterest. Kinda. πŸ™‚
      Would you like to know how I feel about President Trump? πŸ˜€

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  4. I think President Trump is an ASS so you can fire away at him and I will agree… unless you are a fan of the Orange CHeeto! I’m NOT!! Feel free to tell me how you feel about the Donald. As for feelings about your Royal family, I feel rather neutral about them. Now, excuse me while I pitch my keyboard out the window. The damned space bar keeps sticking and it’s driving me up the wall.

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    • Better to lever the space bar out with a knife and clean underneath it. πŸ˜€
      I’m not interested at all in politics, but I reckon that the prez would make a good guru. I mean – our reactions to him are an object lesson in how to cultivate patience, tolerance, compassion and a whole host of other stuff. πŸ™‚

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