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What character from a children’s book would you be and why?
That’s easy. Alice. From Alice in Wonderland.
When I was so so so little, like 4 or 5, I remember pretending to be Alice and crawling underneath/behind things that reminded me of rabbit holes. My older sister had a bed with a metal frame and there was this little tunnel type opening underneath it that only I could fit in. That was my favorite rabbit hole/wonderland jumping off point. I have always loved Alice, because when I was little I had long blonde hair and I thought we looked alike, but I also love that story, because there is maybe more imagination and adventure than any other children’s book or movie I know of. As an adult, the book by Lewis Carroll is still my favorite book. His writing is incredible. I’ve read the book(s) a dozen times and still laugh at the way Alice thinks/talks to herself. Alice in Wonderland is tied for first with the Little Mermaid as my favorite Disney Movie (with Peter Pan being second), but I can’t choose Ariel because at 16, she was just a little too selfish and irresponsible. Alice was only 7. Ariel knew better, Alice didn’t.
What literary and/or movie character reminds you of yourself?
Well, I can relate well to Ramona. Ramona being the younger hyper-active sister that’s always getting into all sorts of fun trouble and being misunderstood. I remember reading the books as a kid. There was this one chapter that totally spoke to me as a little girl. Ramona is in school, like kindergarten or something. It’s nap time and whoever took the best nap got to be the wake up fairy. So to really show that she was the best napper, she decided to let out a “gentle snore”. This backfired and every kid in the class started snoring loudly, and Ramona got in trouble. I remember reading that part of the book and feeling like that was the story of my life, hahaha.
As far as movie characters, this is going to sound crazy, but I see myself becoming an old lady similar to Maude from Harold and Maude. Except I’m going to be called “Bunny”. I adore that movie because I can’t take my eyes off that character. She is such a free spirit. She lives life with joy and adventure. She turns a young morbid, death obsessed boy into a youthful, carefree soul like herself. That movie is beautiful to me. I know it’s a little weird, and their relationship isn’t for everyone, but it’s one of my favorites.
Fun questions to answer!