Tuesday, August 5, 2014

TCWT August Blog Chain: Heather's Doppelgangers



A word of advice to the next person who kicks off the next Teens Can Write Too! Blog Chain: don’t go looking at the old chains for inspiration. I tried it. It doesn’t work.

Instead, I spent what must have been a very long time pestering my friends and scouring the internet and searching my soul to answer this question:

 “What characters are you most like?”

This post did not come easily to me. There are many characters I would like to be like, but I have found that there are not that many characters who are actually like me. It was a struggle, and in fact I humbly demand that you read this thing twice, just to make it worth it. Onward!

6. Leonardo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Via Buzzfeed

Look at this picture. Look at it. Click on it if you want to know which particular turtle you align with. I am by no means a TMNT expert, but Buzzfeed’s description could have been based off of me. Serious, yes. Responsible—does doing the dishwasher without being asked count? I’m the oldest sister of four, hardworking, decisive. It’s a good match—except I don’t do blue.

5. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter

Much like Hermione I am studious, opinionated, idealistic, completely useless when it comes to sports, and very much immersed in the muggle world. In fact, if I had gotten a letter on my eleventh birthday, you could be sure that magic would not have nearly as high a priority as my muggle entertainment. The more you know.

4. Tony Stark/Iron Man from The Avengers
Source: Hannah Jones on Pinterest



Among the Lunchvengers, I am Iron Man. I am neither rich nor an inventor. I do not star in three plus movies or wear sunglasses all the time. But I think and work fast—a story from my European History class comes to mind. I’ll save the details for another day, but it ended with me becoming an expert on the sans-culottes in seven minutes (I think). Also, I have the tendency to hide in my armor.


  

 3.  Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family

Wednesday is my favorite character from The Addams Family, especially in the film productions.  As my best friend put it, I am “dark but also very dryly hilarious.” As advertised in the musical, she knows everything, and I like to think I do too.

2.  Charlie Swan from The Twilight Saga

I like Bella’s dad—he’s a cool, normal guy. He isn’t much of a cook, which really speaks to me. He’s private, introverted, doesn’t hover too much. He’s even a little awkward and out of sync with everyone else. I sympathize.

Also, he’s not Edward’s biggest fan and has a healthy appreciation for pepper spray—but it’s not like we’re the only ones who feel that way. (Back me up, you guys.)

via Goodreads
1. Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre (surprise, surprise)

I suppose we’re all used to the swashbuckling rogue who lives free and happy, answers to no one and never will. It’s handsome, but unsatisfying for someone like me. Like Jane, embracing my own independence without sacrificing my values is important to me. Even if I agree with the law, or my church, or my parents, I don’t enslave myself to them. More than that, I won’t. End of story.
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At this point, I’m hoping you didn’t stop reading because I mentioned Twilight and now think I am an airhead and/or the spawn of Satan himself. I won’t be arrogant and say I am never those things, but I do try to avoid it on a daily basis.

I’ll end with this: there are too dang few ISTJ-ish girls in fiction. I had to pull out my hair to find girls I could relate to in fiction, and even then I’m not completely satisfied with what I wrote. Expect a call to action in the near future. Until then, rest well and dream of large women.

Now it’s your turn!

If you’re not in this month’s blog chain—share the characters you identify with most in the comments below!
If you are—feel free to comment with your blog and the date you’re posting so I have an extra reminder to look you up!

 And, of course, here is the schedule for the rest of the month. Enjoy!

Prompt: “What characters are you most like?” 
and http://teenscanwritetoo.wordpress.com/ (Look for the announcement to next month's chain!)

8 comments :

  1. I loved your post - and yes, I did read it twice. I don't know what most of your characters are, except for Iron Man and Jane Eyre. (Yes I'm eclectic). If it helps, I'm Raphael on the TNMT quiz (Don't know why, that doesn't sound like me at all) and nasrielsfanfics.wordpress.com on the seventh of August. And a DC fan over Marvel any day!

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    1. Thank you! I'm not sure if it matters that you know the characters, though—looking at the way they're described seems more important than knowing their lengthy, and possibly boring, histories. And I think I already checked out your post, but I might read it again, just to return the favor! ;)

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  2. And I read it twice! So you're an ISTJ? I've got two in my family but they're both male.

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    1. Thank you! And yes, I am an ISTJ, but I think demographically there are 10% more males than females when it comes to my type. Sad but true.

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  3. I've been told I'm like Hermione too!
    Also, I've nominated you for a Liebster Award ^ ^ Here's the link so you can check it out :) http://dimensionsofmyuniverse.blogspot.ca/2014/08/liebster-award-2014.html

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    1. She's a great character!

      Oh, thanks! I'll see if I can get that post up by Wednesday. :) (Assuming I can find nine other bloggers. *wince*)

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  4. (I'm not sure if my comment went through, so I'm going to try again.)

    I have to say, you have some of the coolest characters who are like you. A mix of Tony Stark + Hermione is always awesome.

    Awesome post! And those Buzzfeed quizzes are just unhealthily addictive. ;) I do them all the time too.

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    1. I've gotta say, there are some days it's good to be me. ;)

      Thanks for reading it! And yes, my life would probably be a little more productive without Buzzfeed in it. XD

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