Top 5 Fictional Characters I Learnt From

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It is Teacher’s Day here in India! Commemorating that is today’s post on what I learnt from fictional characters… 

5. Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock

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What I learnt:

Okay, this one is quite superficial, but *shrugs* learning is learning!

  • How to deduce people

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  • How to survive when shot in a non-fatal area

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  • How to use clever insults!

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4. Isabella “Bella” Swan  from The Twilight Saga

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Before you all click “Unfollow” and run away, I’d like to add this – she taught me what NOT to be.

What I learnt:

  • To not be as selfish, stupid, petty and (insert choicest negative traits here) as her.

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  • She is engaged to the man of her dreams, and the only thing she does is whine about how he is sooo over-indulgent and caring towards her (and how annoying that is). Gee, Bella. I feel so sorry for you.

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  • Fine, she chooses Edward over Jacob. That means that she should let go of Jacob, so that he can find someone for himself. But oh no, Bella has the cake, eats the cake, and takes the cakes of others as well.

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3. Anne Shirley from Anne Of Green Gables

Ah, finally, a sensible heroine 🙂

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What I learnt: 

Anne taught me that it is okay to be wildly imaginative and trusting, always hoping for the best while preparing for the worst. She actually made me feel normal and accepted at a time where everybody was calling me ‘weird’ and ‘freaky’ for being dreamy:

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hopeful:

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and just a *teensy* bit dramatic:

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2. Anthony Howard “Tony” Stark from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

This might come as a surprise to most of you (considering the events of Age of Ultron and Civil War) but Tony continues to be my first crush and all-time favorite superhero.

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What I learnt:

Tony inspired me to dare to aim high, to not be afraid of failure, to be wild, impulsive and just plain arrogant and awesome. Be gutsy, be brave, and be proud. Considering that I have a tendency to hesitate before doing anything, Tony taught me this:

 

 

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  1. Remus John Lupin from Harry Potter

This must come as no surprise, since I’m always talking about how my love for Remus Lupin, Werewolf Extraordinaire, is an eternal and undying flame kindled in my heart…Apart from the little things about him that makes me go “Awww,” here’s what I learnt from him.

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What I learnt:

Your life may be screwed up as hell, but I have no rights whatsoever to take it out on others. Lupin’s kind and non-judgmental attitude towards everyone did wonders to my hard little heart. The way he treated others shows the strength of will he must have had, battling a terrible condition, but trying to not let it show. Wise indeed.

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Granted, he had his moments of crippling inferiority which an insensitive soul may call ‘weakness’.  But I believe that he realized the gravity of his action only after Tonks became pregnant, so I don’t  particularly blame him for that, because all of us have experienced the “What have I done?” feeling before.

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It does take a lot of courage to fight for the future even when it means certain death. And I deeply revere Remus for that.

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Oh, and just ignore me choking here, It is just those damn onion-cutting ninjas.

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But ending on a happy note (read: HP better than Twilight!!!)

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Wanna argue with me about one of my nominees? Or just want to share the lessons you learnt from fiction? Feel free to share them below!

 

 

 

 

Heartfelt

Padding my heart with excuses

From the prick of my conscience

Been avoiding this for long

This was equally my fault

As much as it was yours.

Either I have gathered my guts

Or I’m drunk with stupidity

I hate to admit it, but

YES, I was responsible too

For burning down our

Non-existent bridges.

YES, I was the catalyst

Who sped our inevitable fall

Your mistake does not seem

As unforgivable as before

When I compare it with mine.

All those nostalgic days

Tinted with laughter…sigh…

I know we can’t remake our past

But now that it’s all said and done

Will you find it in your heart

To forgive my folly?

 

Fresh Page

Every page I turn

Is ripped, torn, or burnt.

Every page I turn

Has nothing new to learn.

The sharp edges

Cut my fingers.

Just a drop of blood

On the destroyed page.

I’m sick of this,

My book of memories.

I’m sick of this,

Want to turn over a new leaf.

And all I have to do

Is gather some courage

To turn over a

Fresh page.

For Poetry 101 Rehab: Decisions

Frosty December

A found poem combining Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry song titles. A bit nonsensical, perhaps, but a poem all the same! Italicized words denote song titles.

As a response to Poetry 101 Rehab.

The second I saw you

I knew you were trouble

You made me shiver, quiver,

And go numb with your iciness

Like I had gone back to December.

The little things give you away,

Like your mean and haughty ways

A frosty voltage goes down my spine,

When you roar in your arctic voice.

You are like my December.

blank space looms overhead

To be filled by troubles like a dark horse

You make me feel faint from the inside

I’ve given up my hopes for change.

But does this even matter in the end?

You are my frosty December…

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Final Masquerade

Hiding behind a façade,

Of artificial smiles,

Understanding eyes,

Changing myself drastically.

I’m sick of this feeling

Of altering my thoughts,

But I cannot gather courage,

To rip of my mask.

No!

I shall not wear this mask anymore!

I shall show my true face!

I’ll be the best I can be!

An this will be my final masquerade!

No!

I won’t pretend!

I won’t flatter the world anymore!

I shall be who I want to be!

And this will be my final masquerade!

Inspired strongly by Given Up and Final Masquerade by Linkin Park and Mara Eastern Poetry 101 Rehab.

Second

Running like the wind,

Gasping as I leap forward,

Trying to keep up.

But it doesn’t matter at all,

The seconds keep racing on.

Frothing at the mouth,

I realise the futility,

Of this brave attempt.

Because however I try,

I can’t catch up with the world.

For Mara Easter’s awesome prompt.

Habit

Lie over lie,

Comes from my mouth,

When I’m confronted,

For the hundredth time.

Hiding the truth,

From myself and the world,

Hasn’t been easy.

How long will this go on?

How many more years?

When will I find the courage,

To face myself?

Being truthful is the only option,

So I’m breaking the habitual

Lying tonight.

Inspired by Breaking The Habit by Linkin Park.

Why don’t you join Mara Eastern’s awesome Poetry 101 Rehab too?