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Lost - Locke

Writer's Block: On Character Preferences

Posted on 2008.07.17 at 11:35
Current Mood:: indifferentindifferent
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Who is your favorite fictional character? Why do you love them? What fictional character bugs you?

Tough one. I wouldn't know about an overall favourite character but name a TV show and I'll tell you my favourite character on that show. However the flaw in this plan is that you're just a writer's block question and you would have a hard time naming TV shows. So I'll just have to do it myself. Lost: Locke, Heroes: Hiro, House: House, Dexter: Dexter. So although I haven't gone all the way through the list so far I'm sensing a pattern emerge. I like characters whose name is the same or very similar to the title of the show. Lets see if this trend continues (hint: it won't.) Firefly: Jayne, Scrubs: Janitor, Chuck: Casey, Dead Like Me: Mason, Hyperdrive: Officer York, The OC: Seth, Reaper: Sock, Futurama: Zoidberg. The list goes on and on, and possibly another on but that's the last on. There's no more ons after that.

This has been a good question I think. I've not done a particuarly good answer but the answer I've done has made me realise something. My favourite characters are typically secondary characters who provide comedy. (Of course Locke isn't a secondary comedic character but I also like Hurley and he fits the description perfectly.) So there you go. I didn't expect to actually learn something from Writer's Block. However the tiny glimmers of respect I might have accrued for Writer's Block from this question quickly evaporate when I realise how obvious this gained knowledge must have been, and that there's nothing I can actually do with the knowledge I have gained.


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cube_166 at 2008-07-17 17:22 (UTC) (Link)
AND Roxy.

Also I'm now kind of hoping that tomorrow's Writer's Block is 'who is your favourite serial killer?'
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