Fashionably late as always, here’s five characters from books, TV shows, films, video games and more that totally get me:
1.) Lisa Simpson
Lisa totally gets me! She’s smart, precocious and stands up for what she believes in. She’s a nerd, and she accepts it. Lisa was my childhood role model (and my role model as an adult!) and there were so many facets of her personality I saw and see in myself. The Simpsons has always been a huge part of my life, and Lisa always made me want more- to be smarter, to read more books, and be the best person I could be.
Another childhood icon! I probably shouldn’t have watched Daria as young as I did, as it gave me the world-weary malaise and sharp wit and sarcasm that has since become a key part of my personality. I see a lot of myself in Daria in the same way as I do Lisa; they’re both smart, misunderstood and hilarious women and while they didn’t always have control on what was happening, they still worked it out. Daria’s experience of high school was basically mine- the popular girls and the jock boys causing trouble, and I just wanted to spend all my classes with my nose deep in books. Also, my bestie Gina is totally the Jane to my Daria forever and always and I love them to pieces <3
3) Taylor Swift
She’s fearless, funny, loves cats and is an outspoken feminist. ‘Nuff said. Also, I totally love her 1989 album. She’s not a character, but she gets me. She’s the type of woman I want to be.
4.) Sailor Mars/ Rei Hino
I’m pretty new to Sailor Moon in general, but Rei always stood out to me. She was strong, assertive and firey! She wasn’t afraid to speak out if someone disagreed with her, and her bickering with Usagi in classic Sailor Moon will always be hilarious.
5.) Wednesday Addams
Wednesday Addams is my spirit animal, and I totally want that phrase on a t-shirt. She’s wise beyond her years, puts up with no shit and her family is magical. I share a dislike for most people with Wednesday, as well as a pretty magical family!
What five characters/people are your spirit animals? Let me know in the comments section or on Twitter!