I thought that was a really cute idea, so I thought of this tag. (I know... aren't I clever... :P) I don't know if this tag has ever been done on blogs before, but *shrug* you know. :)
I hope you enjoy!
// Four Fictional Characters Tag //
1. Link back to the person who tagged you, and link back to The Storybook Journal.
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!
Be sure to let them know you've tagged them!
Here we go!
1. Galadriel from the Hobbit Movies
I always liked Galadriel. She's not only one of the characters that I aspire to be like, but she is also very similar to me in a number of ways.
She's a helper, a counselor, an 'encourager'. People look up to her. Like me, she prefers solitude. She's not the first one to jump at the chance to go on an adventure, but she's the one behind the adventure, the one helping people out to do it, the person figuring out things behind the scenes.
Plus, I've been told by Certain People (and strangers!) that I look like her. So there's that, too. *shrug*
2. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird (book AND movie)
I've always admired the ponderous and thoughtful Atticus. He says what he thinks, but only after thinking it through. He does the best he can in every situation (even in hard circumstances), and always does (or tries to do) the right thing for his kids, and for everyone. It's a lot of pressure, and it might not be the easiest (or the most popular) thing to do, but that's what he does. Like him, I don't mind going against the flow.
Also like Atticus, I don't mind being the 'unpopular' one. Whether it's the way I think, the things I like, or anything else, I'm interested in what I like and what is right in the eyes of God. Never mind what people think of it. I'm an INFJ, people. I'm going down a lonely road, but it's MY road, and BY GOLLY I'M GOING DOWN IT.
3. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice
I know, I know. Every woman wants to be Lizzie. Every woman thinks they ARE Lizzie. Elizabeth is the FIRST fictional person that EVERY WOMAN chooses the moment they're told, "Pick a fictional character!"
But that's no matter.
I actually find myself similar to Lizzie, in a few different ways.
She's kind of like Atticus Finch in that she seems to be the only one with a reasonably decent head on her shoulders, who likes to make things better in a given situation, if she can. She has lots of patience with annoying people (a.k.a. "Mrs. Bennet"), and she does what's best for the OTHER person first.
Just a side note: I almost put Jane Bennet in this entry because I am a lot like her as well (because I tend to blindly think that people are better than they are), but I went with Lizzie instead.
I also tend to dislike (dare I say "hate") people who are proud.
4. Last one:Melanie Wilkes from Gone With the Wind (BOOK)
I say I'm more like the book Melanie because 1. I liked her better in the book, and 2. I was able to know more about her from the book, which made me see how I was like her.
She never ever thinks of herself. I can't say that it's bragging to say that I'm always thinking of the other person when I do it so much that I often inconvenience myself and put myself in huge spots because of not wanting to hurt peoples feelings.
She and I tend to think the best of people.
We always see the light in a situation.
In any situation, our first instinct is to think of how to make things better, even if that means putting ourselves out.
We are too innocent for this world, yet our inner secret determination is like nothing you've ever seen. When we make up our mind to believe in something (or someone), we WON'T STOP believing in it, no matter what we're told.
We aren't afraid of going against the crowd. (Might I mention Melanie's attitude toward Belle Watling?)
Lastly, we tend to get on the nerves of people who differ from us.
So there you go! :D
Here are a few of my blogging friends that I am tagging:
Naomi Sarah (because she was one of my first followers even when my blog was brand new)
Morgan Luann (because she leaves me lovely comments and was the first one to follow my craft blog)
Cordy (because she always tags me for fun stuff so it's time I returned the favor. :)
Abbie C. (because she has one of the best blogs around and I love to read her stuff. :)
I hope you enjoy the tag! Feel free to take your time and give your choices some thought. I know I had to. :)
p.s. If you don't have a blog, feel free to leave me your four characters in the comments! :D I'd love to hear them!