Friday, August 27, 2010

Top Ten of the Moment

This is a weekly meme features over at Breaking the Bookshelf and I wanted to participate in it this week since I thought that the topic was an interesting one;

Fictional Women who Inspire You - she can be from a TV show, movie, or a book.

Well, here goes.

1. Buffy Summers - really, of course she has to be first. Not only do I love the show, but Buffy is that kick-ass female character who always does the right thing in the end and is always trying to help people. Seriously, even when she discovered that she was living in a complete fantasy and was actually a patient in an asylum, she chose to go where she was needed the most and delved back into the world of Sunnydale with all its demons.

2. Katniss Everdeen - Anyone who can survive the Hunger Games twice in a row using her talents and her smarts is someone who needs to be added to this list. Granted I haven’t read Mockingjay yet, but I’ve read a lot of spoilers… so I have an idea what happens. Someone please tell me that she shot a really sharp, poisoned arrow through Snow’s eye?

3. Nora Charles -The Thin Man - portrayed by the ever amazing Myrna Loy and created by Dashiell Hammett, she is able to mix wit with charm, class, and the ability to not really ever get drunk when downing large quantities of alcohol. Plus, Myrna Loy is just the epitome of class.

4. Annabeth Chase - Percy Jackson and the Olympians- The girl is ancient Greece royalty and yet she doesn’t let it go to her head. In fact, she’s a level-headed quick-thinker.

5. The ladies from Steel Magnolias - unending friendship and the ability to take what life gives you. They offer shoulders to cry on when need be and they can make you laugh when your world is falling apart.

6. Jody Sawyer - from the first Center Stage movie, she doesn’t give up her dream to dance professional ballet even though she doesn’t necessarily meet the physical requirements.

7. Dr. Lillian Moller Gilbreth - Cheaper by the Dozen - true life, made into a best-selling novel, used to spur FOUR movies since 1950, Dr. Gilbreth is a woman to be reckoned with who raised twelve children all while having a career in engineering and psychology. Also, she was played my Myrna Loy in both of the original films; she’s one classy lady.

8. Just about any female character that Tamora Pierce has ever written who I have read about. Her female characters are intelligent, courageous, and they never back down from what they believe in.

9. Nancy Drew - How many years later and she’s still a pop culture icon who completely kicks some mystery butt. Plus, she’s so adaptable and timeless that you can never guess her true age.

10. Mary Boleyn - The Other Boleyn Girl - She has such a strength of character that you can’t help but admire her.

Some honourable mentions would be;

Tally Youngblood - Uglies
Evelyn “Grams” Ryan - Dawson’s Creek
Sabrina Fairchild - Sabrina
Ellie Linton - Tomorrow When the War Began

1 comment:

Swimmer said...

I agree with all of them are great female characters!