Who is your favorite fictional character?
Well, there are many, many different routes that I can take with this question:
If we’re talking about books, I am a massive Augustus Waters fan of the smash novel, The Fault in Our Stars. Maybe that’s a little too generic, but I just loved everything about the character. He was hilarious, ironic and tragic, my favorite qualities in a book’s hero. I also think that the movie was perfectly cast with Ansel Elgort in the role.
Another fictional character that I love is Oskar Schell from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Although Oskar is only meant to be 8 years old, the reader finds themselves connecting with his journey and his battle and all of his odd little phrases and mannerisms, from “heavy boots” to making up inventive ways to curse without cursing.
If we are to revert to television, I obviously love Jim Halpert from “The Office”. I want him to be a real human and I want him to divorce Pam and marry me.
Pretty much anyone on the office is pretty great by me. Michael Scott, Dwight ShruteKevin Malone, Phyllis Vance. They are all such lovable characters, if not a little zany.
I also always loved Lorelei Gilmore. Maybe it’s because she reminds me a lot of my mom, minus the fact that my mom wasn’t a teen mom, but Lorelei and her relationship with Rory is pretty similar to how my mom and I are.
Now, in regard to movies; it was hard to think of too many of my favorite films that weren’t based off of books in some way, so I dug deep. I am a massive Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan fan, of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. I also have a deep love for Bud and Doyle of Bio-Dome. In all cases, we’re talking about total idiots, but you can’t help but want the dumb, yet lovable guys to succeed by the end of the film.
I get really attached to fictional characters, sometimes it can be an issue, because you hype up these “people” who are perfect and find yourself thinking why can you never find a guy like him or a friend like her. Well, it’s because they don’t exist. They are fictional and written to have all desired qualities. The people in rap life around you weren’t written in ink and made to be perfect. They are as they are and you have to accept them, flaws and all.
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