Friday, September 13, 2013

Who Am I?

Anyone who sang that title, give yourself a pat on the back. And no, I'm not two-four-six-oh-one. I'm not even two-four-six. Or even two-four. In fact, I'm only two-oh. In the age aspect, at least.

But anywho, I digress. The reason for this post. *ahem*

Many times throughout the course of a day, a month, a year, a lifetime, etc. we hear someone tell us how similar we are to certain fictional characters. "You look just like {insert name}!" "You sounded like {insert name} when you said that!" "If you had a {insert such and such}, you'd be just like {insert name}!" You get the idea. 

Personally, I like to keep a list of those fictional characters people compare me to, and it's fun to go back over that list and see what people have said about you. Okay, it's not a physical list, but a mental one, yet it's a list just the same, thankyouverymuch. The point is I'd like to share some of the most recent characters on that list. It might help you get to know me a little better. It might not. It may make you laugh. It might not. That's all up to you.

The character I get most likened to should not be a huge surprise to some of my closer friends. Jo March. My family cannot watch Little Women without Jo doing something and someone exclaiming, "That's so Kiri!" I'm still trying to decide whether that's a compliment or not, as Jo is a little on the obnoxious side, but then again, she did get published. So, that's a pro. 

But what about Jo makes people think of me? She tends to be rather blunt, hating to beat about the bush when there's something she wants to say. She's extremely honest. She is incredibly loyal to each one of her sisters as well as to those whom she deems her best friends, doing what she thinks is best for their amusement, protection, etc. She doesn't care much for change, especially within her own family. And she's very, very (did I mention very?) stuck on writing.

For instance, my family thinks the following lines are extremely Kiri:

"That's my sister. She's completely bald in front."

"It's a shame you don't know the lady's part!"

"He's dull as powder, Meg. Can't you at least marry someone amusing?"

"I'm awake. Horrible piano."

"If only I were the swooning type."

Now I realize that all those quotes come from the movie. You should know that I do not base the story of Little Women entirely on the movie, having read and loved the book, but I currently don't have that many quotes from the book memorized.

Second up: Millie Warne from Miss Potter. I have to admit that Millie is probably my favorite character in Miss Potter, and though I may not be like her in all things, my sisters claim I still remind them of her. We won't belabor this point because I think it more fun for you to gain what opinion of it you will without me jabbering on about it; only allow me to give you a few lines. Again, all from the movie, because the story of Beatrix Potter really doesn't come from any specific book, unless you count the cute tales of bunnies and mice and squirrels, but who wants to be likened unto a mouse in a petticoat or a squirrel in a waistcoat?

"You have something to confide? How delicious!"

"If someone came along whom I loved and loved me, I would trample my mother."

"I have decided that we are going to be friends."

And then, of course, you've got what Beatrix herself says about Millie...

"You say outrageous things!"

Although, I tend to think that I don't say quite outrageous things as Millie. I do seem to say the wrong things at the wrong times, even with the purpose of creating normal conversation. I have learned that I am not a normal conversationalist. When faced with the obstacle of talking to people, I don't necessarily get scared, it's just that I can't think of anything to say. Instant mind blank. So, usually I say the first thing that comes to mind, and mostly that is something that is entirely unrelated to whatever it was with which the other person had started the conversation. I do this in my own family even. I am truly the person about which is said, "You can dress her up, but you can't take her out." *ahem* Moving on...

Now for two that I have not heard often, though my mother mentioned both to me within the last month or so, I thought they were worthy to put on my blog for the purpose of this point. Besides, they make the whole post longer, so why not? 

The one and only boy I've ever been compared to: George Bailey from It's a Wonderful Life. In this classic Christmas tale, George Bailey is pretty much the misunderstood hero. He saves his brother's life at a young age and suffers an awful ear infection as a result, leaving him entirely deaf in one ear. George worked at his father's business after school, earning money and waiting for the day when he could go to college and see the world. However, everything pretty much goes sour for him and he uses the money to send his brother to college. Then when his brother is set to return home and takes George's job at the family business so George can leave, his brother returns home married and with a job, and George is forced to stay where he is. 

I won't expound on this character, either, as there isn't a ton of similarities between George and myself. I'm okay when other people get something better than what I get, I don't find it especially difficult to give money I worked for to other people... and now I feel like I'm boasting. Not my intention. Well, that's enough of that.

And the last is Danielle de Barbarac from Ever After. And no, I'm not disguising myself to free a fellow slave from the bonds of slavery, nor am I continuing to cling to that guise to keep myself from suspicion in the eyes of a prince. Actually, my mother said I was like Danielle because of this list of shared traits:

Long hair done up with braids

Flowing medieval dresses

Love of books

Longing for adventure

I do wish apple-throwing would be on that list, but unfortunately, a strong and precise throwing arm is something I do not have. Just ask my brother when we're trying to play football.

Well, readers, that's my list. And now, if you will permit it, I have a request of you. Which fictional characters are you most likened to? Who are people constantly comparing you to? I'd like to know! Write a post of your own, and please leave me a link! I'd love to read it!

God bless!


  1. Haha even from knowing you just through the blogging world I definitely can see the similarities between you and some of these characters, especially Jo. :) In my case, people are always calling me Anne Shirley because I'm a bit featherbrained and day-dreamy, and I also get a lot of "You are so like Margaret Hale" because a lot of people think I look like her. :P