I realize this was “a thing” about 5 or 6 months ago. I probably missed the peak trend moment for this meme (& the corresponding web traffic) but maybe I can bring it back? As a start of the year trend?
Or maybe not. Either way I had fun doing this & it is a good way for me to tell you more about me without telling you more about me. So here are the 9 fictional characters I identify & why.
1) Baby from Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing was THE coming of age story for many 80’s babies. As an intelligent, bookish & awkward teen I identified with Baby because she was .. well me & who didn’t want to meet an older, handsome dance instructor at the boring family vacation?
2) Leslie Knopp from Parks & Recreation
Leslie is organized to a level of obsession, a bit awkward, but kick-ass & über passionate about her life calling. It is refreshing to see a less-than perfect female character getting what she wants in life because she worked for it. Plus, Leslie Knopp has some of the best one-liners.
3) Bridget Jones from Bridget Jones Diary
The insecurities, the dieting & the late night drinks with fellow singleton friends. The awkward office parties & more awkward office hook-ups. Bridget Jones, sums up the single life of a woman in her 30’s.
4) Walter Mitty from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Walter Mitty lives a boring, routine life yet he yearns for more. He yearns for adventure. I watched this movie when I was in a rut & I completely identified with Walter. I was actually inspired to get out of my life rut.
5) Caitlin Ryan from Degrassi Junior High
When I watched Degrassi Junior High as a teen Caitlin was the character I identified with. She was the most like me, basically a good kid, with a good life, who had ambitions to change the world.
6) Pam from The Office
Pam is my inner office slacker & underachiever, who dreams of doing more with her life.
7) Ellen Ripley from Alien
The first bad-ass woman in a sci-fi movie, who didn’t die but instead turned into a complete badass & saved the day.
8) Betty from Archie’s Comics
I taught myself English by reading Archie comics & Betty Cooper was my favourite character. She was the only one I identified with as I was not wealthy & didn’t feel as if all the boys were after me.
9) Anne of Green Gables
Anne was the strange new kid in Avonlea & as an Immigrant I could relate with her journey to find acceptance & her place in Avonlea.