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Posted on Monday 11 March 2013 at 7:54 pm

30 Days of Fictional Females Meme - Day Eleven: Favourite female character in a children’s show


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Day Eleven: Favourite female character in a children’s show
I give up on shows. I'm no good at shows. Books rock my world. So, a favorite female character from a children's book from when I was a child: Madeline. I loved the Madeline books so very much. For anyone unfamiliar, they are about, well, to quote the opening of them "An old house in Paris all covered in vines" where there lived "twelve little girls in two straight lines." My adult interpretation is that it was a Parisian orphanage run by a nun, but I suppose there's a small chance it is a boarding school and I just don't remember correctly. Madeline was the smallest of the girls and was very brave and feisty ("She was not afraid of mice. She loved winter, snow, and ice. To the tiger in the zoo, Madeline just said poo poo.") and had all kinds of adventures. My favorites were the one where she went to the circus and the one where a dog saved her from drowning and she adopted it. The dog was named Genevive and I someday want to have two dogs and name them Madeline and Genevive but call them Maddy and Ginny. My niece just turned one about two weeks ago so this past Christmas was her first one and I gave her a copy of the complete Madeline collection for it. It was great watching my mom show her the book with the comment "Your Aunt Rachael wanted to give this to you because it was one of her favorites when she was little and she hopes you'll like it, too." then read some of it to her.

NB: All Madeline quotes are from memory, so they might be a bit off. Sorry.

The 30 Questions for 30 Days
Day One: Favourite lead female character
Day Two: Favourite supporting female character
Day Three: A female character you hated but grew to love
Day Four: A female character you relate to
Day Five: Favourite female character on a male-driven show
Day Six: Favourite female-driven show
Day Seven: A female character that needs more screen time
Day Eight: Favourite female character in a comedy show
Day Nine: Favourite female character in a drama show
Day Ten: Favourite female character in a scifi/supernatural show
Day Eleven: Favourite female character in a children’s show
Day Twelve: Favourite female character in a movie
Day Thirteen: Favourite female character in a book
Day Fourteen: Favourite older female character
Day Fifteen: Favourite female character growth arc
Day Sixteen: Favourite mother character
Day Seventeen: Favourite warrior female character
Day Eighteen: Favourite non-warrior female character
Day Nineteen: Favourite non-human female character
Day Twenty: Favourite female antagonist
Day Twenty-One: Favourite female character screwed over by canon
Day Twenty-Two: Favourite female character you love but everyone else hates
Day Twenty-Three: Favourite female platonic relationship
Day Twenty-Four: Favourite female romantic relationship
Day Twenty-Five: Favourite mother/daughter and/or sister relationship
Day Twenty-Six: Favourite classical female character (from pre-20th century literature or mythology or the like)
Day Twenty-Seven: A female character you have extensive personal canon for
Day Twenty-Eight: Favourite female writer (television, books, movies, etc.)
Day Twenty-Nine: A female-centric fic rec
Day Thirty: Whatever you'd like

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