Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Challenge: Characters who remind me...

This is part of the weekly Blogging Challenge over at Long and Short Reviews. If you'd like to participate, you can find the prompts here. They also put up a post every Wednesday where you go and link your response -- and see everyone else's. Check out their homepage to find it.

(I feel a little bad about this honestly, because I like going through everybody else's answers and responding and lately I don't feel like I've been able to do that as much as want or should. But, well... I'm going to put in a short answer for this week because Monday and Tuesday were crazy, so don't feel like you need to comment if you don't want to.)

Anyway, this week the topic is Characters Who Remind Me of Myself and Why, and by the dark and forgotten gods I do not have the energy left for that sort of introspection. I remember writing characters who were what I wanted to be; I remember writing about character who helped me process situations I'd gotten myself into. I remember writing about characters who seemed like fun at the time, and turned out to be more personal than I realized. But at the moment I really can't process any of that.

So I'm going to go another way with this. Because while I don't often look at a fictional character and think, My God, that's me... I do have one moment that strikes me that way every time I watch it... except it reminds me of Beautiful Wife:

"I've done something completely insane," she says. "I've invited all my dads to my wedding and now they all think they're giving me away."

"Hold on," says Skye. "You invited these guys and you didn't tell me?"

"No, no I-- I thought you'd try to stop me."

In the movie, Skye gets a bit upset. I can't really blame him. But this is about the point where I usually find myself lifting a wry eyebrow. Really?


  1. Wow! Your post had me smiling, Michael! And this is why I love reading everyone's blog posts--varied and extremely interesting. Thanks!

  2. Don't stress yourself over returning comments. Life gets in the way sometimes. And I agree with you, I rarely relate to characters in books like that. There are ones I want to be, but rarely any that are like me.

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  3. Wow, crazy days must be going around. I have my share recently. LOL Still I enjoy reading everyone's posts the variety is great and most give me a giggle or two. LOL As did yours. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine.

  4. This was a good post, Michael. I'm glad you participated this week. And like everyone else said, no worries at all about returning comments if it's too much for you. :)

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  5. The movie just told you how fortunate you were to have a wife like that.

  6. Sounds like something I'd do. I'm good at not thinking certain things through and getting the hairy eyeball from DH. It's a gift. :-) Good post!

  7. I'm glad to see you out and about today! And it sounds like what you described some the characters you've written is something I've come to recognize as therapeutic projection. Writing has not only served me as a creative outlet over the years, it's served as therapy at times, as well. Great post! Thank you for sharing.

  8. I love that movie SO HARD! Thanks for sharing that clip. Any Mamma Mia is good Mamma Mia!
    And don't fret about the comments. We're all busy people and sometimes life gets in the way. There are more important things in life.


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