TAG | MYSELF IN 5 CHARACTERS

I was tagged to do this by the lovely Ravenclaw Book Club! In this tag, you have to choose five fictional characters that best represent you. I know this is supposed to be book characters, but I actually found it hard to pick five, so I cheated on the last one and used a character from a TV show.

REMUS LUPIN (HARRY POTTER)

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I think it’s fair to say that there’s at least one Harry Potter character we relate to, and initially I was going to pick Hermione for this one, but then I felt it was a little too obvious (for me, that is, not in general. Kids at school used to call me Hermione and I used to pretend it was annoying so they’d keep doing it…) So I picked Lupin instead. Admittedly, Lupin is probably more what I would like to be than what I actually am. He’s compassionate, intelligent, perceptive, and above all he’s kind, which is something I try hard to be.

KATNISS EVERDEEN (THE HUNGER GAMES)

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Katniss isn’t very socially adept, she’s blunt,  sarcastic, and this can make her appear quite closed-off, or cold. And I definitely get that. Probably her most positive trait is that she cares a lot about her family.

MEGGIE FOLCHART (INKHEART)

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Since I’ve forgone putting Hermione on this list, I had to pick another bookworm character. I read Inkheart when I was very young, and I loved Meggie (I’ve never actually seen the film adaptation because the books are so dear to me). She’s bookish, creative, quite stubborn, and is an aspiring author, all of which I was and still am.

CATH AVERY (FANGIRL)

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Like Cath, I’m quite involved with fandoms and fanfiction, though I’m more of a lurker than anything else. I mean, I’m absolutely not going to tell you what fandom I used to write fanfiction for, but I used to do it a lot, and it definitely reignited my interest in writing. She’s very shy and introverted, and while I’m not as shy as I used to be, I can definitely relate to a lot of Cath’s awkwardness.

AMY SANTIAGO (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE)

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Honestly, never in my life have I related to character as much as I have Amy Santiago. She’s a goofy, nerdy, ambitious over-achiever, who manages to be serious while still being fun. In one episode, she talks about how, when she was a kid, she used to tape a torch to her shoulder so she could read under her bed covers and like, I used to think I was so sneaky stealing torches so I could read past bedtime, until my mum and dad bought me a book light one Christmas and effectively shattered that illusion. So, there’s that. She’s the most Ravenclaw character I could think of without actually picking a Ravenclaw (though really, we Ravenclaws only really have Luna Lovegood to choose from in the actual books, and I’m definitely not as cool/quirky as Luna).

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This tag was so much fun! I’m not actually sure whose been tagged, so I’ll tag Julianne for now, and if you want to be tagged, please let me know 🙂

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