A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.
Ted and Sarah both asked similar questions about relating to characters:
Are there any fictional characters whom you have emulated (or tried to)? Who and why?
Bookish Sarah asks an interesting assortment of questions:
What literary character do you feel is most like you personality-wise (explain)?
I suppose this could be the time to pull out the embarrassing stories of my younger days when I was a bit obsessed with Spider-Man. In fact, I’d play Spider-Man pretty much all the time, even when out shopping with my family. In fact, I’d “shoot webs” on anyone in my path, probably very much to the chagrin of my parents. So, on that level you could say I once emulated a literary character. And yes, I have grown up and no longer do that. Well, at least not when anyone else is around. I have “shot webs” at people in traffic, but that’s only me in the car and an easy way to take out the frustration of being cut off.
As for a literary character I feel like I’m most like, I’m not sure. My friends and family might say Scrooge or the Grinch before both experienced their transformations in the respective stories. Namely because I can get a bit cranky and grouchy at times. But as for one character who I really equal, I’m not entirely sure.