THE PARKS & REC CHARACTER I AM, THE ONE I WANT TO BE, & THE ONE I'LL PROBABLY END UP AS
Inspired by everyone
- •April LudgateWorks for the government kind of by accident in a job I'm not actually sure how I got. Still unsure of/insecure in my own talents. Hides behind cynicism to avoid getting hurt. Not sure how I'm old enough to be expected to be a responsible adult or how I can actually make it happen. Weirdly attracted to childlike men. Loves dogs.
- •Leslie KnopeHas a gov't job she loves & excels at. Doesn't let people's cynicism toward her get in the way of achieving her goals. Meets her heroes & both impresses & freaks them out & is cool with it. Sees the best in [almost] everyone, but isn't afraid to call people on their shit. Protective of the people she loves, esp other women. Competitive af. Marries/loves a person who isn't intimidated by her brains & ambition, supports her dreams, & doesn't expect her to make herself smaller for his sake.
- •Ben WyattFinally finds the perfect government job after years of hard work at jobs that didn't quite fit. Massive fanfic-writing dork. Lowkey bi af. Succeeds in spite of seemingly squandering all his potential at a young age. Never quite conquers propensity to put foot in mouth at worst possible moment. Also competitive af. Married to/in love with a super-competent, brilliant person who supports his dreams just as he supports hers. Loves calzones & puns. Doesn't hate libraries.