The toughest part of being a fangirl is explaining to others that are not your connection to fictional characters. When I really love a show, book or movie, the characters feel like family and friends to me. So when something happens to them, it deeply affects me. I know the rest of you geeky girls will feel me, but it can be tough to put into words (says the blogger).
1; Amy Pond: Amy has taken the title of my favorite fictional female. Her story line in Who really resonated with me more than any other I’ve ever read/watched/experienced. She was a strong and feisty redhead that used this exterior to mask her fears and insecurities. Deep down inside was a girl that wasn’t sure what she wanted out of life and her journey as a companion helped her grow as a woman so much. She realized what was important in life to her, and who she really was.
2; Donna Noble: Who can’t relate to Donna? She was the “every woman.” Donna didn’t believe she was special in any way, and ended up being the most important woman in the universe. Isn’t that how we all feel and what we all strive to be? Although her story line definitely gave me some major feels, it is probably my favorite. It was like watching a caterpillar become a butterfly. I think that’s what I love about Who the most: character growth and development.
3; Clementine Kruczynski: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is my favorite movie because I can relate with Kate Winslet’s character so well. She suffered from major “FOMO,” as my friends have labeled it. What is FOMO? Fear of Missing Out. She wanted to do it all and didn’t want to tie herself down for fear of missing another opportunity – even if it was with relationships. I, too, find myself suffering from the same at times. I want to do it all and don’t want any road blocks standing in my way. Of course, at the end of the story, Clementine realizes that it’s better to take the ride than bypass it because something “better” might come along. Ain’t that the truth.
4; Usagi Tsukino: Sure, Sailor Moon can be annoying and whiny. The ultimate cry baby. But I really relate to her. Much like Donna, she has a hard time believing in herself. She is capable of amazing things, but doubts herself and her strength constantly – often leaning on the other scouts or Tuxedo Mask to help. I often feel the same. I know I don’t reach maximum potential at times because I don’t have the confidence in myself to achieve it. Every day I try to trust myself and my abilities more and more, but it’s a constant struggle.
5; Angela Chase: OK, so I had to show my age at one point in this post, right? I was a preteen when My So Called Life aired and I couldn’t have been more hooked. I literally felt like that show was about my life and feelings in real time. Everything Angela said, experienced and felt could have been ripped from one of my journals and when I watch the reruns now as an adult, I am still immediately transported back to that time in my life. It’s not easy being a teenage girl. I hope I remember that when I have my own teenage daughter to contend with.