Friday, February 11, 2011

My favorite female characters - I forgot some!

I forgot some! Important ones!!

Aerin - The Hero & the Crown
Aerin is basically the opposite of Bella from Twilight. She sees herself as gangly, awkward, and unattractive, and many of those around her see her that way too. Of course, she doesn't pout about it, but accepts it and decides that she doesn't care; she'll just go and train a war-horse and kill dragons and eventually save the whole kingdom. Oh, and fall in love with an immortal, become not quite mortal, and marry the king. This still is one of my very favorite fantasy books.

Trisha - The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon
Trisha is just a typical kid, who ends up getting lost in the woods. She survives what many adults wouldn't. Oh, and she loves baseball, esp. Tom Gordon.

Taarna - Heavy Metal
Taarna's just plain awesome, with her loyal bird-dino-thing, her muteness, her silver-haired gorgeousness, and her just friggin' amazing ability with a sword.

Pussy Galore - Goldfinger
Never before and never again would James Bond meet a woman who was older than him, pretty much as (or more) capable than him, and totally immune to his "charms." I always loved how she never seemed like she really "fell" for Bond - she just had an honest attack of conscience. I don't think she moped around the house waiting for his call after the events of the movie. She'll always be my favorite Bond "girl."

Scout Finch - To Kill a Mockingbird
I cannot believe I forgot Scout. She might just be my favorite female character of all time in my favorite book of all time. I can't say I've ever read or seen a character that was closer to how I felt as a kid than Scout. Everything about her is totally and completely perfect. I need to read this again...

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