Ok- Is it okay to try to incorporate the odd bit of a fictional character’s persona into your RL persona, and if you do this, which characters and traits please?
(This has been runnin garound my head since the hienlien, robinson, niven thread, so I thought I’d go ahead…)
Hannibal Lecter, Lazurus Long, Maureen, Hildy, The vampire Lestat, a guy named Jake Santee-
The first two, the vampire, and the last one all march to their own drum. They are very brave and don’t know it (ok, so how do I incorporate bravery I don’t know about into how I am? I know, I know…), it’s jsut integral to who they are. I mean, outrageously brave, and don’t even know it.
They love rarely, but deeply and fiercely and will do unseemly things for their loves.
They aren’t over-burdened by conscience, and I really want that, in their styles.
With the exception of Jake, who is rustic, which I like in itself, the others are polished, wordly.
They are human, (again, I know, I know, but wait aminute here, k?), displaying lots of faults, and I love them for that. They are accepting of their own and others’, but will really jump on themselves or ones they love if they consider it to be a bad enough flaw.
To enlarge on the first quality- they would all be considered completely immoral- they have their own morality and I love that- they aren’t herd animals, but do incorporate some principles from the herd. They are tender and at times very merciful to herd animals. (little descriptive hyperbole there to describe the bulk of people- meant to get across a point, not be derisive…)
In short, they have gentle, but fierce hearts, huge strength and self-worth, and are classy over all.
Hildy and Maureen- kinda the same stuff, but more loving. Relaxed, open to life and rolling with the punches, incredibly strong.
And sexy. And no problems with it.
I may add to this.
Oh yeah, and a goofy guy in a book called ‘Handling Sin’, by Michael Malone- I think his name is Mingo- happy, goofy, innocent, loving, caring, brave like above, but thinks he’s ridiculous for all that. Not afraid to be ridiculous- especially in the interests of his friends and wife, maybe the absolute best kind of courage I can think of.
another query- how can one incorporate innocence into their life?