Posted in Why I Love, tagged why I love on July 13, 2011 |
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My Favorite Character
Okay, so picking a favorite character is like having to pick a favorite child or something. There are so many books with so many great characters, and then of course there are my own characters. As a writer, I have a lot of them who live in my head naturally, and they count on in my head too.
Maybe this is a cop-out, but I can tell you why I love the characters I do? (I tend to not have a lot of favorite things for the record. I’m indecisive).
My favorite characters usually fall into one of the following: Tender and sweet, or sarcastic and silly. I like characters who have a heart and care for others, are smart, and think beyond the small picture. They’re the kind of friends you’d want to have on your side, even if they have flaws. Generally, if I don’t have a: I want to slap you moment, I like the character a lot. And there are a lot of characters I want to slap (even my own!). In the end, they’re the ones that stick with you for a long time, even outside of the book.
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Posted in Why I Love, tagged why I love on July 6, 2011 |
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Favorite reading weather? This is easy for me. I like to read on rainy days, or in the winter time when it’s cold. I find heat distracting. When it’s cloudy or gloomy out, I don’t feel like doing much of anything beyond sitting down, curling up, and being lethargic.
Add in some cocoa, a stuffed animal, and a quiet baby and my day is pretty much made. This is also my primary gaming time though too, so I need to make sure I give myself enough time to do both. I’m not as productive during the winter time, so that might have something to do with my love for wanting to be lazy during it.
This is probably going to be a short week. I feel like this is one of those ‘nough said sort of topics.
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This week it’s sidekicks. Now, I tend to enjoy the sidekicks a lot more than the actual hero, but that’s just me. The sidekicks always have a tendency to be more interesting though because they have a certain quirk about them. Maybe I’m alone in this, but I feel a lot of sidekicks have more in-depth backgrounds than the hero does even. They can be more damaged, more fascinating, and it might simply be because everything about them isn’t fed to us on a silver plate.
So who are my favorite sidekicks? I have too many to list, but I am going to focus this post on my favorite of favorites: Tobias.
Anyone who’s read Animorphs should know who I’m talking about. This boy gets trapped as a hawk in the first book of the series. At the age of thirteen he struggles with maintaining his humanity, being in love with a girl he can’t touch, and is trying to find out the truth about his family who abandoned him at a young age.
He’s the emo boy to a T, but what makes him even more interesting is his selflessness. He doesn’t complain when asked to risk his life. He gets over his handicaps (aka not being human) to still do what is right. He even sacrifices the chance to be human again for the greater good. He’s probably the one character in the series that I didn’t have the urge to slap. This is usually saying a lot because I’m one of those people who likes to mentally throttle characters often for being stupid. I could go on and on, but I’d be revealing a lot of spoilers about the series, and this is one of those fandoms I think people need to read on their own.
I should add that his pairing is one of the most touching and sweet relationships I have ever read. Let’s face it, it takes a lot of guts to date a guy who spends most of his time as a bird.
But I love Tobias.
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