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Posted on Monday 4 March 2013 at 7:25 am

30 Days of Fictional Females Meme - Day Four: A female character you relate to

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Day Four: A female character you relate to
I don't really personally relate to characters anymore. I very much identified with characters as a child, but that just isn't really how I react to them anymore. So I'll talk about the characters I most remember relating to as a child. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, this was brainy and geeky girls who were maybe a little outcast but who could stand on their own just fine. If I'd been a little younger when I encountered her, Hermione from Harry Potter would have been perfect. Instead, I had the likes of Matilda from the Roald Dahl book and Harriet the Spy. Perhaps the biggest of all though was Meg from A Wrinkle in Time. I understood Meg and just knew she'd understand me and we'd be best friends if she were real. She was smart, she was awkward, and she had awesome adventures that I so wanted for my own.

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


author_by_night at 1:12 pm on 04 March 2013 (UTC) (Link)
I never identified with Hermione, but in many ways I should have. I was more Luna's brand of brainy (I'm smart, but more creatively smart than "read a textbook for twelve hours and not get bored" smart), but there were things I was a little self-righteous about. I was quieter about it than her, but it was there. And I also think I sometimes came across as a little unapproachable because I couldn't really relate to most of my peers. Also, I loved history and was the only one of my friends who did.
bratty_jedi at 11:54 pm on 04 March 2013 (UTC) (Link)
I've always been book smart so Hermione is definitely my type. I like Luna quite a bit, but she's a little more out there than I am.
eanor at 7:49 pm on 04 March 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Great choices! I feel we must have been very similar as children - I'd have chosen Hermione, too, and I love that someone else knows Harriet the Sky! After reading that book, I started writing a notebook about people, too - but I soon switched to imaginary characters. ^^ Was it Harriet, who had that game of inventing a town with imaginary people or am I remembering that incorrectly?
bratty_jedi at 11:56 pm on 04 March 2013 (UTC) (Link)
I don't remember the imaginary people/town in Harriet but I don't remember it all that well. I definitely remember the notebook with observations of real people and that getting her into some trouble, I think, but it has been too long since I've read it so I'm really fuzzy on details.

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