"The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader." ~ Paulo Coelho

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Fantastical and Felicitous Fictional Character Blog Tag

Hello, everyone!
Way back in May, Hamlette tagged me for The Fantastical and Felicitous Fictional Character Blog Tag, I thought that it was an awesome idea and was excited for it but over the summer, kind of forgot about it. Whoops. Any way, about a week ago Anna tagged me again and I remembered all of the fantastic ideas that I had come up with! Because of this, I will finally be filling this tag out. A huge thank you to both of those ladies for including me!
Spoilers for: Miss Potter (2006) and Harry Potter, so approach with caution.

The Fantastical and Felicitous Fictional Character Blog Tag:
RULES:
1. Answer every question honestly.
2. Use as many gifs and images as possible. (*cracks knuckles* Gifs are awesome, but not my forte, so please have patience with me. These gifs are going to have nothing to do with anything, besides the fact that I like them.)
3. Incorporate at least one YouTube video with a favorite scene of a character.
4. NO VAGUE ANSWERS ALLOWED. Explain why you chose that favorite character to fit that description. I love details, my friends.
5. If you can’t choose just one, that’s okay – give us a few answers and geek out if that’s what it takes.
6. Tag at least 3 people.
7. Use fictional characters from any fictional story.
8. If you get nominated and/or decide to participate in this tag, please put a link back to this original post in your post and credit Emily as the creator.
9. Have fun and obsess over fictional characters!

Ready?

ANSWERS:
Goody-two-shoes: A character who was just so morally good:

I salute all characters who are morally good. They are the best!
Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird. He is one of my favorite characters of. all. time. because he is so wonderful! He stands for what is good and isn't swayed by prejudices.


Heartbreaker: A character who made you cry:
Norman Warne from Miss Potter (2006).
To be honest, I can't watch this movie without bawling my eyes out, and Norman is the reason why. He is just the sweetest man ever, then...
Here is a video of my favorite scene with him:
Isn't it so beautiful??


Parrot: A character who won’t stop talking:
This is me, just listening to what everyone is saying.

Peter Parker, aka Spider-man, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Peter is one of my fellow INFPs, so he is introverted, but whenever he puts his mask on he won't stop talking. Especially when he's fighting.
In Captain America: Civil War, Sam Wilson, aka Falcon, says to him, "I don't know if you've been in a fight before, but there's usually not this much talking."
Peter replies, "All right, sorry. My bad."

Devilish: Your favorite villain:

There are too many to choose from!! Since the rules say that I can choose a few if I can't decide, I'm going to do that.
Scar from The Lion King (1994). He has the most epic and chilling villain song in all of Disney history. 'Nuff said.

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Rasputin from Anastasia (1997). This guy creeps me out like no other. He is scary and terrifying and yikes.


Love interest: A character who, if alive in reality, you would want to marry:
Me, except, you know, I'm a girl.
Elwood P. Dowd from Harvey (1950).
Everyone thinks that Elwood is crazy because he sees a giant rabbit whom he calls Harvey, but I think that Elwood is one of the sweetest characters ever! He is so kind to everyone, and I relate to him because people think that I'm crazy, too. Haha.
One of his famous quotes is:
"Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' -- she always called me Elwood -- 'In this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. And you may quote me."
And, he is played by Jimmy Stewart who is my favorite actor of all time.

Sidekick: A character who was always loyal no matter what:

Much from the BBC's Robin Hood.
Much stays by Robin's side no matter what. They go to the Holy Land together and experience nightmarish things. On returning home and finding that Robin's manor is taken over and the people are being treated terribly, Much stays with Robin in his decision to become an outlaw. He was a free man and could have walked away, but he never did. Even when Robin is mean to him, he is always there and when Robin won't listen to him he goes and gets help.
I don't know why this gif is here, it just is.


Complicated: A character you love and hate:

This was the hardest question of all, guys. Every time I thought that I got it, I realized "never mind."
I was trying to not use anyone from one of the books or movies that I've already used and I was about to give up until I consulted my sisters.

Boromir from The Lord of the Rings.
Okay, so in the books I hated Boromir and just couldn't stand him, but in the movies I loved him so much and I cried at everything he said and did. So yeah, I'm rather conflicted.


Oddity: A character who was strange, but you loved them that way:
Yoda from Star Wars is like as strange as you can get, but we all love him.
He talks in a funny way, but he has great advice! The ultimate jedi master! And he's hilarious, too.

King/Queen: A male/female character whom you admire and aspire to emulate:
Obviously not this kind of king. Anyway, I'll have one for both. Heehee.

Also, MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you haven't read or seen the Harry Potter series, don't read this next bit!

King: Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter series. Man, I love Neville so much. He starts out scared of everything and is bullied at Hogwarts.
And at the end of the book we see him standing up for what he thinks is right.
"It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to one's enemies but a great deal more to stand up to one's friends."
That's just the beginning. We see him gradually getting more confident. He helps so much in the fifth book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, even though he is scared, he does everything he can. Then there is the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He stayed at school and was fighting against Voldemort in his own way. He always believes in his friends, especially Harry, and when Harry comes back he is key to the success. When he believes Harry to be dead he still continues, carrying out the last order that Harry gave him and is so brave as he kills Nagini (this was not included in the movie nearly enough and made me upset).
His journey and growth is really inspiring to me.

Queen: Ella from Cinderella (2015).
"Have courage and be kind." 
Ella is so sweet and loving and caring even through all what is done to her. I want to be like her!


Savior: A character who oddly reminds you of Christ:
Aslan from The Chronicles of Narnia. Obvious, right?

And I tag:
Danielle at Snapper
Ceci at Ceci Creates
Lila at The Red-Hooded Writer

Here are the questions for easy access:
Goody-two-shoes: A character who was just so morally good
Heartbreaker: A character who made you cry
Parrot: A character who won’t stop talking
Devilish: Your favorite villain
Love interest: A character who, if alive in reality, you would want to marry
Sidekick: A character who was always loyal no matter what
Complicated: A character you love and hate
Oddity: A character who was strange, but you loved them that way
King/Queen: A male/female character whom you admire and aspire to emulate
Savior: A character who oddly reminds you of Christ

And, I'm done!

Thank you so much for reading! What do you think of all of my thoughts on these characters?

MovieCritic

18 comments:

  1. I love this tag so much xD And I feel the same way about Boromir!

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    1. You should do it if you haven't already! It's hilarious. XD I'm glad I'm not the only one! He is such a confusing character!

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  2. Ooh, this is such a cool tag! It's always SO HARD for me to pick one character when someone asks 'favorite villain' or something like that because I love most of them.
    Also, your GIF game is on pointe.
    I always thought Peter Parker was an ENFP but now that you mention it he has some very INFP traits. Which type are you? I'm an ENTP-A but my introvert/extrovert and thinking/feeling are very close.

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    1. Yes, I was glad to read your answers on your blog! Right? Villains are so well created that you can't pick! Thanks, I'm really happy that you liked the gifs!
      I am an INFP, same as him. I know what you mean! When I took the test I was 51% introverted to 49% extroverted. That's as close as you can get! Now I think I'm more introverted. It's neat that you're an ENTP!

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    2. Thanks! Yes, yes, yes! The well-developed villains, at least. So I'm glad there are some.
      Ooh, that is cool. INFPs are awesome. I wonder if there actually are people who get 50/50. I think it's designed so that doesn't happen, though.
      Thanks. Apparently I'm the same type as Captain Jack Sparrow. I don't see how I'm like him but he's awesome so I'm not complaining.

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    3. You know that they are good when you love to hate them!
      That's sweet of you! I'm still learning a lot about the different types. Yeah, there is probably a odd number of questions based on E vs. I, but I don't know how it works. That's fun! I have that too, because I'm the same as Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and though I don't see it I'm okay with that!

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  3. Oh oh oh what a fun post! I love Atticus and Rasputin is el creepo and I STILL NEED TO SEE HARVEY. (That line. Smart or pleasant. I love it.)

    I may have to steal this.

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    1. Thanks, Megan! "Rasputin is el creepo"<--- So accurate! Megan, you would love Harvey!!! I only saw it once and need to rewatch! <3

      Yes! Do! I was going to tag you then thought that you would be tired of it because I tag you for everything. Haha! Anyway, consider yourself tagged!

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  4. Fun tag! :)

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  5. This tag is so jolly, and I'm glad you decided to do it! So many good choices here :-) Atticus and Peter Parker and Elwood P. Dowd and Boromir (<3) and Neville and Ella -- so much yesssssness!

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    1. It is! I can't believe that it took me so long to do it! What was I waiting for? Thanks! :-) I thought that you would approve of Boromir even though you don't hate him at all. Those characters are the best!

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  6. All these answers are so great but all I can say is NORMAN!! ;( ;( <3 <3. I so need to rewatch this movie again. Only seen it once and I'm trying to get my sister to watch it but she's not too keen. If only she knew how great it was. <3

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! NORMAN!!! <3 <3 *cries forever* I only watch it every once in awhile, but it is so good! You definitely need to get you sister to watch it because I'm sure that she will love him, but make sure that there are lots of tissues at hand. ;(

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  7. Great choices! Love Scar and Much.

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    1. Thanks, Skye! Those two are both great in their own way!

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  8. Great answers!

    MCU Peter Parker is awesome! At first I thought he was annoying and then I saw Homecoming and I changed my mind. I absolutely love him.

    That's sad you hate Boromir in this book. For me it's the opposite, I loved him in the book, but had a difficult time with him in the movies.

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    1. Thanks, Ivy!

      Yeah! Homecoming was one of the first Marvel movies that I watched and it really brought me into the whole universe. To this day it's still one of my favorites!

      That's interesting. Maybe we both disliked him in our first experience (the books for me and the movies for you), but appreciated him more after seeing a different perspective? I might line him in the books more when I reread them someday!

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