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!

 

 

 

 

#3 Top Ten Tuesday

Today’s prompt requires us to name the top ten characters with whom we would like to check in with (that is, about who’s future we want to know more about).

10. Peeta Mellark – How did he even convince Katniss to have kids? How did he regain his normalcy? So many questions. So little time.

9. Amy Cahill – Long time no see, Amy. You dumped (rather, saw the the death) of your boyfriend, now what next?

8. Dattatrerya – The last I heard of him, he was setting out to rescue his lady-love from the clutches of a womanizing drunkard.

7. Uruvi – This poignant character from Karna’s Wife had me enthralled. Whatever happened to her?

6. Alice Cullen – Come on, she’s the only reason I ever got through the Twilight Saga. I owe her that one (or rather, I don’t).

5. Albus Severus Potter – Slytherin or Gryffindor? Gryffindor or Slytherin? The suspense is killing me…

4. Gale Hawthorne – I didn’t really like Gale, but he fact that he was spurned by Katniss just because he got transferred to District Two makes me curious about how he’s faring now.

3. Draco Malfoy – THIS IS KILLING ME!!! Okay, he married Astoria, had a kid named Scorpius, then…WHAT??? J.K. Rowling should let us know…

2. Annie Cresta – Okay, I loved Finnick Odair, and that’s the only reason I’m including her here (I know I’m mean). I want to know more about her kid actually. Whether he’s as good-looking as Finnick or what…

1. Leo Valdez – Whatever happened to Leo after he returns from the dead and joins Calypso? This is the sort of mean end-of-the-series-think-for-yourself-now cliffhanger that Rick Riordan gives.