Was there ever a fictional character who you admired so much that you strived to be like him or her?
so the lj asks me, what fictional character would you like to be like.
My first thought was "Thursday Next" from the Jasper FForde books, because she is so awesome and has like the best job in the world. but then I thought again, and realized she has not a great life at it.
And then I realized that just yesterday (or was it the day before?) I found myself thinking "Tiffany Aching" thoughts (from the Prachett books). I can't remember what it was that I really didn't feel like doing, but I told myself "I'm the mother now. Mothers cope, 'cause no one else will. We have a duty!"
Turns out that being a parent is not entirely unlike being a witch.
Of course it helps that I just finished re-reading the book.
This is the kind of determination I aspire to have.
This willingness to do what it takes, to take on all challanges.
To cope, and to do what needs doing, because this is what needs doing.
I think I kind of have those, though not to that extent. luckily, I never had to take on a fairy queen head-on.
I kind of wish I also had First Sight (which I don't think I have), and Second Thoughts (which I kind of think I do), and that "I'll protect what's mine" attitude, combined with the willingness to make everything "mine".