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Sunday, 15 January 2017

The 52 Lists Project // Week 02

Good morning! I hope you've got a lazy Sunday planned out ahead of you - aren't they just the best way to recharge before the beginning of a new week? I'm heading back to Exeter today after an amazing trip to Lapland this week (blog post hopefully coming soon!) so I've got a long drive to get through before I can do any relaxing unfortunately!

We're already on the second edition of the 52 Lists Project and this week's prompt is "List your favourite characters from books, movies, etc" so I'll get straight to it ::

1 // Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls) - Rory was the first character that popped into my head as soon as I saw this week's prompt. Granted, I'm currently watching Gilmore Girls (no spoilers please!) so it's on my mind a lot of the time but I just adore Rory - from her eagerness to learn to her humour to her fashion sense. The best part of Rory for me is that she's not perfect, in fact she's far from it; she makes hundreds of mistakes and messes up but that's what makes her such a 'real' character. She's so relatable to me and I love her!
2 // Logan Huntzberger (Gilmore Girls) - Logan's character is a later edition to Gilmore Girls and, since I haven't finished it, my opinion of him may still change but right now he really embodies the perfect guy. Again, his character has many flaws (he's perfect in a realistic way to me!) but he's cheeky and smart and treats Rory so well that he really is one of my favourite fictional characters, no matter all the people who say that they love Jess more!


3 // Joey Potter (Dawson's Creek) - I started watching Dawson's Creek when I was around thirteen and even just thinking about it makes me so nostalgic for that time in my life. Joey was everything that I wanted to be at that age, she's smart, beautiful and keen to learn all about the world around her but often scared and insecure too. She'll always embody that time in my life for me and so Joey Potter has to be on this list!

4 // Peyton Sawyer (One Tree Hill) - I started watching One Tree Hill once I'd finished watching Dawson's Creek and was a little bit older, around fifteen or sixteen, and I was absolutely obsessed with Peyton Sawyer's character. I was a fully-blown teenager when I watched this and so was Peyton, and although she had a flair for the dramatic and I know many people found her character annoying, she was the character I aspired to be at that age and even if I wouldn't so much now, I'll always have a soft spot for her.
5 // Lucas Scott (One Tree Hill) - Much like my love for Logan in Gilmore Girls, Lucas was always my favourite when I was watching One Tree Hill. He's majorly into reading, has great integrity and is incredibly attractive; all the makings of a great tv character!

6 // Sam Seaborn (The West Wing) - Firstly, Sam Seaborn is played by Rob Lowe, and who doesn't love Rob Lowe?! Secondly, Sam is the most intelligent and kind character I've come across. He has an innate aim to do good and to help people which always made him incredibly admirable to me. Not to mention his charm, wit and sharpness - I love him.

7 // Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars) - Oh, Augustus Waters. I doubt I'm the only one of my generation to have fallen head over heels for him. People say this a lot and I know it's cliched to say so but I read The Fault in Our Stars long before it had blown up and everyone seemed to be talking about it. And in that time TFIOS felt like my secret discovery - I loved that book to pieces and Augustus' character just killed me with how sweet and clever and brave he was and I think I'll always remember the first time I read this book because of that.

8 // Matilda (Roald Dahl's Matilda) - Growing up I loved Roald Dahl books, much like everyone my age seemed to! Matilda always stuck out for me as I liked to think of myself as someone who loved to read and who would stand up for what was right when needed. This book is a masterpiece and Matilda's character was such a great role model for me throughout my childhood that she's always stayed in my head as someone to aspire to be!

I could go on and on with more characters I love but I think I'll leave it there this week. It's funny that most of the characters I've picked are representative of really formative years for me - I think in our teens we (or at least, I know I did) lock on to characters we relate to or want to be to help us understand everything that's going on in our lives and how we see the world, and they've obviously stayed with me since watching/reading about them!

Do you love any of these characters? I'd love to hear your thoughts and who your favourite characters are too!

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