I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani at Perspective of a Writer to share our love of great characters. Each week, Dani will assign a topic/type of character that we must find examples of in the various media we consume (books, TV shows, movies, comics, podcasts, etc.).
October 4 topic:
A Character with Style
Showcase the look you would want to emulate.
Serena van der Wooden (played by Blake Lively) from Gossip Girls
Y’all! 😀 I love this topic. I immediately thought of Serena from Gossip Girls. I was a huge fan of Gossip Girls back in the day and never missed an episode. I didn’t care so much for the drama, though it was entertaining; I watched the show for the fashion. That’s what I was most interested in.
I think of all the characters I’m familiar with from a variety of media, Serena’s style is the one I love the most and closely match when I dress up (re: make an attempt to dress up). Above are the two dresses I love the most from the show. The yellow floral, ruffled dress with the black bow and high waist belted with a black ribbon is my absolute favorite. It’s light and playful but the black makes it formal as well. I love it so much! I also love the sexy, sultry grey lacy dress. I love that it’s grey and not the cliched black lace dress. I love that the dress is short but has a long train in the back and a long lace train in the front to continue the pattern. I think it’s a great design. Let’s look at some more styles! 🙂
The first image — brown jacket, cute blouse, boots, huge scarf — is 100% my style and is what I rock all through autumn and cool spring months. The second image has my 2 favorite items — blazer & boots!! 😀 — and closely matches my office style (because thank gawd I don’t work for a company that requires business suits and such). And the third image — flowy pants paired with heels and funky jewelry — is what I love to rock in warm spring leading to summer months (when I make an effort to look decent).
Oh gosh! Now I feel like rewatching some Gossip Girl episodes. 🙂
October 11 topic:
A Truly Scary Character
A character that scares you beyond reason! For whatever reason…
manipulative religious leaders
It took a while for me to think of an answer for this one, but I think religious leaders who manipulate people into doing horrendous things are scary individuals. They twist people’s beliefs and use their influence to achieve their own selfish goals. I chose to highlight Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons because such a thing occurs in it.
Mash up character type:
A Stylish, Scary Character
Tiffany from Bride of Chucky
This was a hard topic. I could easily think of stylish villains, but not a stylish, scary character. After some searching, I found Tiffany. I like her biker chick look, but moving dolls, especially moving dolls that often try to kill you, are scary, so she fits this bonus round.