Erin asked me who i've been hanging out with lately. I told her the fictional characters from my book. I'd tell you about them/the book and all, but that's a pet peeve of mine.
go to reddit "HAY GUYS LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY FICTIONAL WORLD"
go to LJ "HAHA HEY GUYS I WROTE THIS HP FANFIC BUT IT TAKES PLACE IN AMERICA LET ME TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT"
in real life "HAHA I'M WRITING A BOOK IT'S ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS"
nigga i didn't even ask you. and i SHO as FUCK ain't interested.
I also have a bit of... anxiety? gift anxiety, i guess? when i tell someone about it. Parts of it sound crazy stupid out loud, but i justify that by thinking about what JK Rowling must've felt like saying her main female's name was Hermione Granger. Her name sounds like an STD.
In an effort to make myself feel better and to sort of give myself a goal to shoot for, I made a chart the other day comparing and contrasting my favorite fictional worlds-- Star Wars. Lord of the Rings. Harry Potter. Avatar, the Last Airbender.
For example, let's look at Main Characters. the question here is DO YOU LIKE THEM. DO YOU RELATE TO THEM. WOULD YOU HANG OUT WITH THEM.
Luke Skywalker. I would never, ever, ever hang out with Luke Skywalker. Okay, he's innocent. Whatever. We can all relate to his childlike sense of curiousity or some bullshit. Fact is, he's a manchild. No wonder star wars has a cult following. Less than a geek, Luke is a Dweeb. Luke's like that kid in high school that parts his hair, tucks his shirt into his underpants EVERY DAY, and is too lame to realize he really doesn't have any friends.
Frodo/Aragorn. Frodo's awful whiny and Aragorn's kind of flat. I mean, I get that Frodo's basically addicted to heroin there at the end. That's cool, i get that. I also understand that the ring is a metaphor for ego and we gotta let it go to achieve enlightenment. That's deep. Do I like reading about frodo? no. Aragorn? yes, but only because he's an action movie star. all swords and explosions, not much in the way of emotion. Frodo's that kid in school who got addicted to meth, but kicked it later and became buddhist. you have his respect, but you'd never hang out with him because you know it'd be awkward. Aragorn, on the other hand, went to school IN THE FOREST. WITH BEARS.
Harry Potter. Harry Potter is an douchebag. And not like a funny asshole, or even a necessary dick (the kind of person you keep around to put assholes in their place), no. He's just a whiny, hormonal douchefuck. For CHRISSAKES HARRY IF YOU DON'T LIKE DRACO MALFOY BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF HIM. PHYSICALLY. JESUS. also, FOR CHRISSAKES HARRY IF YOU DON'T LIKE YOUR LAME AND WHINY FRIEND RON, BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF HIM. Harry's just a catty, whiny fucker. DROP YOUR BALLS, GET LAID, SMOKE WEED, AND GET THE FUCK OVER YOURSELF. Harry Potter's that dramatic asshole in theatre who can't stop crying or fighting with his friends for two seconds to realize the world doesn't revolve around himself. And, at the reunion, he's still a dick.
Let's just say I'd be a ravenclaw.
Aang. Aang is the shit. He's cooler than Luke, he's more developed than Aragorn and more actiony than Frodo, and he DOESN'T COMPLAIN OR BITCH AT HIS FRIENDS LIKE HARRY. Aang is hilarious, funloving, asskicking, and innocent without being a dweeb. In high school, everyone would want to be around him all the time.
If your interested, I made a whole chart about this shit. It goes from Main Character to 2ndary Mains to Supporting roles, World, Villains, love interests, fights, etc. right now, I've taken up enough of your friendspage.
This entry will probably come off as pessimistic. oh well.