Hamlette tagged me with this tag ages ago and I’ve been stewing about the characters I’d choose, because they’re supposed to be fictional characters that you relate to and I don’t often think in those terms. I hate, love, crush on, cry for, and cheer on fictional characters, but I don’t relate to all that many (hence, how long it’s taken me to get around to writing this).
Rules: (’cause every tag’s got to have some)
1. Link back to the person who tagged you.
2. List four fictional characters (use pictures if you want! They can be from movies or books) and, if you like, describe what they’re like and why you believe they relate to you.
3. Tag a few other blog people! Three, or four, or even twenty. 🙂 Share the fun! Be sure to let them know you’ve tagged them!
1. Darrel Shaynne Curtis (‘Darry’) from The Outsiders (book by S.E. Hinton and 1983 movie)
The first time I read The Outsiders, Darry was my favorite character. I never believed Ponyboy when he complained about how awful Darry was and the first time I cried while reading the book was when Darry and Ponyboy reconciled at the hospital. Like Darry, I’m the oldest sibling, and that comes with a lot of responsibility. There are times when I can’t just do whatever I want to do because my younger siblings take up my time and attention. I identify strongly with Darry for several reasons, but Oldest Sibling-ness is the biggest.
2. Felicity King from the Road to Avonlea TV series
Another oldest sibling. But besides that, I find that Felicity’s character (and character growth) throughout the RtA series mirrors my own life, to some extent. Like, how she was so, so bossy in the first couple of seasons (she’s bossy for most of the show, actually, but in the first two or three seasons, it’s really bad) and my family will all tell you that I was super bossy when I was younger (and, like Felicity, I still am, but hopefully not as much as I was). Now, admittedly, I wouldn’t have done some of the things she did (refuse Gus Pike more than once?!), but I see lots of similarities between Felicity and me – some good, some bad. Overall, she’s a great character and I’m happy to be compared to her.
3. Eeyore from the Winnie the Pooh short stories/movies
Just…yes. Totally, one hundred percent yes.
4. John Watson from BBC’s Sherlock
My siblings and I only recently started watching Sherlock (on VidAngel), but I’m already firmly convinced that John is my fictional counterpart. We’re both bloggers, for a start. There’s been more than a few times where I’ve felt like an idiot in comparison with the brilliant genius of my younger sister (she’s honestly smarter than me, people), but I don’t let it bother me for more than minute because we’re bffs. And then there’s the whole thing with everyone believing Sherlock kidnapped those children in ‘The Riechenbach Fall’…except John. You can ask my sister – I have this thing about innocent people who are wrongly accused (THE FUGITIVE); it gets under my skin, and NOT in a good way, and if I were in John’s place, I’d stick by Sherlock and never believe that he was guilty because he isn’t (sorry, but I just watched the ep last night and I feel very strongly about this). I was so proud of John for never giving in to all the lies (I *cough* more than half expected him to eventually, because that’s the way books and and movies and TV shows have conditioned me). Plus, neither of us take sugar in our coffee.
So, there you have it. Four fictional characters that remind me of me. And I’m going to tag…
Only participate if you want to! 🙂