FICTIONAL WOMEN I HAVE WANTED TO BE, CHRONOLOGICALLY
- •Sailor VenusWhat a dreamboat. This was the beginning of my lifelong obsession with magical women, as reflected in this list
- •Padme AmidalaMy family were huge Star Wars fans. I didn't really understand the plot, but was easily distracted by Padme. My room as a six year old was covered in stickers of Queen Amidala in her various costumes.
- •Hermione GrangerA veeeeery formative character for me. I was kind of a know-it-all and Hermione made me even more intolerable for a couple of years. I think I have chilled out a bit since then.
- •Piper HalliwellAfter a long obsession with Harry Potter, I tried to find other magical shows to satisfy my cravings...thus Charmed. Piper's neuroticism, kindness and of course her badass powers made me her love her the most.
- •Willow RosenbergThis one is pretty sentimental for me. Watching Buffy DVD's with my family as an 8th grader gave me the first image of a gay couple I really ever had in Willow and Tara, and was a huge step in accepting my own sexuality. The magic powers and Hermione-esque cleverness helped.
- •MichonneThough I could say this for just about every woman in The Walking Dead, Michonne is the one that stands out for me. Seriously, if I do half as well as her in a zombie apocalypse, I'll be good.
- •Buffy SummersI realize I had an earlier Buffy entry already, but after a recent re-watching of the show as a senior in college, I resonated most with Buffy herself.