Thursday, March 29, 2012
Booking Through Thursday: What a Character!
Okay ... today's questions number two. The first, for me, is simple. The second not so much.
Are there any fictional characters whom you have emulated (or tried to)? Who and why?
Both my answers took place when I was a tween/teen.
The first was Eilonwy from "The Chronicles of Prydain" which was one of my favorite all time books as a kid. I just loved her -- all flash and fire and temper, but beautiful and smart. I really wanted to BE her. It was also the first time I'd really been affected by romance in a book. The ending of The High King made me sigh.
Then, I decided I *had* have a fire lizard (from the Dragonriders series by Anne McCaffrey). So, while I didn't exactly emulate a specific character (though I loved both Lessa and Menolly), I had a friend of mine who was an artist, make me a life-sized cardboard cutout of a fire lizard, and I carried that sucker around with me. Somewhere I have a picture of me with it.
Oh... this same friend and I used to roleplay as middle school kids when we were on recess from the Oz books by L. Frank Baum. She was Dororthy and and I was Ozma.
Boy, looking back on that, I was kinda odd... lol!
What literary character do you feel is most like you personality-wise (explain)?
This one I don't have an answer to. I can't ever remember reading something and thinking, "Gee, she's just like me."
Who's loyal with a sarcastic sense of humor, reasonably intelligent, but has been known to fall up stairs, has a deep love for all God's creatures, prefers to be alone and has a few very good friends instead of hundreds of acquaintances?