Was there ever a fictional character who you admired so much that you strived to be like him or her?
There've been a couple of them, actually. When I was younger (like elementary school) I wanted to be like Sir Gawain and Sir Galahad. They were MY BOYS, my favorite knights of Camelot, and they were just the best things ever. I wanted to be brave, and strong, and MIGHT FOR RIGHT just like they were.
When I got a little bit older, I read The Forever King
and my God, Hal was my hero. I loved that man so much and I won't ruin which of my two favorite knights he is the reincarnation of although if you know any Arthurian legend at all it won't be hard to tell if you read it. (don't wiki it dammit that will ruin it 8(] /run on sentence Hal was just so wonderful. I mean, the world had beaten him up and kicked him around but fuck no was he gonna let anything happen to the kid Arthur. :||||||
Yeah, the Knights of the Round Table have pretty much been a big part of my life for most of my life, and I'm completely okay with that.
Now that I'm a little bit older again, I'm a big fan of the Dresden Files series. And I'm not ashamed to admit that sometimes I remind myself to "do the right thing". If you haven't read any of the series
you should check it out
, basically doing "the right thing" is Harry's thing. It's gotten the people around him in trouble/killed/nearly killed, and it's gotten him nearly killed who knows how many times by now. :| But he can't just not do it. It's not who Harry is. He's a dork, and a loser, and like, the lamest warden ever. :||||| but he always, always
tries to do the right thing. So he's pretty much my hero. :)