FICTIONAL CHARACTERS WITH WHOM I IDENTIFY

A list from a few weeks ago that was inspired by @marginally_amazing and that I've finally decided to finish after allowing a thin layer of dust to settle upon it in my drafts folder. [On a non-related note: I'm suffering some Li.ster's Block so if you've got requests— especially movie ones—I'm open. 😬]
  1. Auden West from Along for the Ride
    Thanks to a few life circumstances, I ended up growing up a lot faster than I probably should have. In addition to that, my own self doubts caused me to miss out on a good bit of teenage milestones (homecoming, prom, etc) and there are times I really regret that. Not to mention that I'm also an insomniac like Auden
  2. Charlie Brown
    My luck is pretty sucktacular which means that if we were to ever go trick or treating together, I would probably end getting a rock instead of a chocolate bar or pack of gum. I've also always been the kind of awkward, sort of dorky kid who just wants to be liked by others.
  3. Daria Morgendoffer from "Daria"
    I think a lot of people are surprised to find that I possess a strong sense of sarcasm and sometimes dark sense of humor. Unlike Daria, though, I tend to only share this side of my personality with those closest to me.
  4. Dorothy Jane Torkelson from "The Torkelsons"
    A sweet, sensitive, book-loving girl with dreams much bigger than her small hometown and a wacky family who drives her nuts but loves her fiercely? Yeah, that's basically me. Not to mention that I used to talk to the Man in the Moon when I was a kid.
  5. Dottie Hinson from A League of Their Own
    I've been the protective older sister for almost twenty-four years now which sometimes makes it difficult to stand back and let my hardheaded, thinks-he-knows-all brother make his mistakes. But while I may struggle with that, I do know if it comes down between me or him having a moment of glory, I'm going to let him have it nine times out of ten.
  6. Emily from Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
    Like Emily, I'm willing to sacrifice my own happiness if it means someone I care deeply for getting to have theirs.
  7. Emily Hughes from Since You've Been Gone
    I'm never going to be the girl who can captivate an entire room or catch a guy's attention just by smiling, but I always seem to be the best friend of that girl. 😄 But on a much, much deeper level than that, I probably wouldn't go out or do anything without those beautiful, confident friends shoving me outside my comfort zone.
  8. Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's
    I haven't cut ties with everyone I know, changed my name, or fled to a new city (yet) but I know what it's like to so desperately want a fresh start that you'd be willing to all of those things. (Also, can we also pretend that I possess the looks, charm, and fashion sense of Audrey Hepburn? Yes? Thanks, y'all, you're the best.)
  9. Jo Stockton from Funny Face
    I, too, think my face is funny and often seem to find myself on the outside looking in.
  10. Kit Keller from A League of Their Own
    How can I identify with both Dottie and Kit? Because I'm the one writing this list, that's why. But more than that I know what it's like to feel like you're always in the shadows of a sibling who shines a little brighter than you do.
  11. Penny Lane from Almost Famous
    The obvious answer is my deep love for music and the way it can break us, heal us, and bring us together but I've also been in love with someone who wouldn't trust me with his heart even though I trusted him with mine.
  12. Liz Lemon from "30 Rock"
    I'm awkward and a little strange, but I'm also passionate about the people I love and (most of) the projects I work on/am involved with.
  13. Lorelai Gilmore from "Gilmore Girls"
    Aside from the fact that I basically survive on a diet of pop culture and speak at a rate of a hundred words a minute, I have a loving yet complicated relationship with my mother.
  14. Olive Penderghast from Easy A
    My parents joke that I'm the very definition of a wise ass but what keeps me from being a jerk is that I do it out of love. And let's face it— I'm still hoping my Lloyd Dobler/Jake Ryan/John Bender/Ronald Miller/Woodchuck Todd will show up.
  15. Remy Starr from This Lullaby
    What I lack in Remy's confidence, I more than make up for with the same tendency to not let people in too deeply for fear of being broken again. Not to mention that I'm a major cleaner, especially when it feels like the one area of my life I have control over.
  16. Rhoda Morgenstern from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
    I think the joke used to be that Mary was who you wanted to be, Rhoda was who you probably were, and Phyllis was who you feared you would become. Well, I've always known I was a Rhoda. How couldn't I given that I'm funny, smart, always surprised whenever I attract the attention of the opposite sex, and I'm pretty kickass even though I don't believe that 94% of the time.
  17. Rory Gilmore from "Gilmore Girls"
    Obviously, it's because of my degree from Yale and...wait, what? I don't have a degree from Yale? Awkwwward. Well if not that then it has to be my pop culture knowledge, love of books, and tendency to overanalyze/worry.
  18. the main character in the novel I've been working on the last few years
    I mean I obviously knew I'd identify with this character; I just didn't realize *how much* I would end up drawing from my own life/feelings/experiences.