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!

 

 

 

 

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Introducing: The Phoenix Initiative

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Hey guys!

My friends and I have started a social project called The Phoenix Initiative. It is the rallying cry of teenagers against something they have to face and endure everyday – gender stereotypes.

No, liking pink does not make you “girly”, nor does liking to play sports make you a “tomboy”. Being a guy who loves to dance doesn’t make you “effeminate”. And oh, did I mention that every human has the right to cry without being judged?

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Burn

Bitter recollections

Unwilling to

Remember all the mistakes

Nevertheless, think of them again.

BURN them,

As you would burn

Useless trash to get rid of them.

BURN them,

As you would burn

Wood to give you warmth.

BURN your fears,

Your sadness, your horrors,

Your insecurities,

Your worst memories.

BURN your flaws,

The criticisms,

The self-loathing

And hatred you’ve always had.

And blow your problems away,

Just as you blow away these ashes,

And always believe in

A better life, without scars.

Reflections

Shaky, unclear, hazy

Memories of what I’ve been.

A little stupid, a little crazy,

The things that I’ve heard and seen.

A small ripple will set them off

Like a bottled up volcano.

But the pain can’t be even reduced by half,

Of the things that I’ve been before.

So as I look at my reflection,

Smiling sadly with her sorrowful eyes,

That girl inside me decides tor run,

Looking for some respite.

Unsure, but confident

That truthfully telling lies,

Will somehow make me not repent

Fleeing from this world of cowardice.

For Poetry 101 Rehab: Reflections

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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