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2. I will give you a letter.
3. Post the names of five fictional characters whose names begin with that letter, and your thoughts on each. The characters can be from books, movies, or TV showsmolly_may
gave me K, which made me think for quite some time. Somehow I couldn't remember enough characters started with K that I wanted to write about.
But here is my final selection:
. It is, just another shade of the same character played by Bruce Willis since before time, and I have some issues with him, just like with the whole movie Fifth Element
, but I still love him and find him one of the best iterations. It probably comes from the fact that we watched that movie so many times that he is somewhat an old friend, who is occasionally cool, and occasionally ridiculous, but fun to have around.
. I haven't watched much of BSG
, but one cannot miss the awesomeness of Starbuck or the trace she left on our civilization.
, the heroine of The Perilous Gard
by Elizabeth Marie Pope. I love that girl. She is stubborn, proud, fair and intelligent in the best way. She reasons very believably for her age and time. She wins by refusing to take the seemingly easy way instead of the right way.
of the Lost Girl
. She is smart, loyal, brave and fun. She is a great friend. She is also Russian, and it matters somewhat, but not a huge deal and it doesn't make her a ridiculous stereotype. I didn't even realized how much I needed such character on TV.
. I almost didn't include her, since she is a bit too good to be true, with endless cheerfulness and magical rapport with engines. Maybe she is the luckiest with the early cancellation – she didn't have time to break. Still it is difficult not to like her – I love watching competence and optimism.
I finished reading Mindy Kaling's book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
. I don't watch The Office and I didn't really know anything about her. But I liked the cover and some excerpts, and I picked it up from the library and read in three days. It is a very enjoyable book even if you don't care at all about the author. The easy style, the right type of sarcastic humor, the unapologetically strong opinions on everything from pea-coats to romantic comedies. I loved it.
The most unexpected result of my reading was that I decided to write a memoir myself. Yes, I know it sounds very silly – I am not accomplished in anything, but I had some interesting times doing it, that I might as well share.
I know I won't have much of an audience, but that's not important. I want to right it for myself – to channel my hoarding tendencies into something useful, and for my son, or any other descendants I might have someday. I'd love them to pretend their matriarch was not a complete loser, and my stories might help them in it.
I also want to write it for my ancestors, because how else can I express my love for my family except by telling their stories.
And deep in my heart, I think, I've always wanted to write a memoir. From the early age that I remember I had a second voice in my head (not, not that kind of voice) describing everything I do in a dispassionate tone of an academic biographer. Of course, as I child, I thought, I shall become famous first, but now I realize that there is nothing to wait for any longer. And no point in losing more time. I am not doing anything useful anyway.