Monday, March 29, 2010

The "Odes" of March : Characters that Inspire

In wrapping up, Characters that Inspire, I had to do an honorable mention page. Just a list of characters that inspire me spiritually and as an artist.

Not exhaustive, but a crazy list of characters that inspire:

The nominees for male character are:
Red Dawn - Jed
Young Guns - Josiah Gordon “Doc” Scurlock (Come on, he was a poet J)
The Patriot – Benjamin Martin
Luke Skywalker Star Wars

The nominees for 'based on real live people' are:
Luther - Luther
Joan of Arc - Joan of Arc
Rachel Saint - End of the Spear
Bordertown - Lauren Adrien
Out of Africa - Karen Blixen

The nominees from the tweens section:
Jo -Little Women
Nancy Drew
Peter Pan’s-Wendy
Enchanted - Giselle
(Okay, I didn’t really like this movie. It was a outrageous comedy. I mean it is waay out there. I am not a fan of these. It’s like when a nine year old has too much sugar and has been locked up in the house for a few days, he is bouncing uncontrollably off the walls. But somewhere amidst the dancing roaches and princes in man holes I found myself adoring the main character Giselle. She was over-the-top positive. Infectious.)

The females of speculative fiction:
Eowyn Lord of the Rings
Arwen Lord of the Rings
Hermoine Harry Potter

Random nominees:
Darby Shaw The Pelican Brief
Babe Dirty Dancing

The nominees for Classic Characters:
Anna The King and I
Rose Sayer The African Queen (1951) (Lori, I think you'd like this one :)

I started it, now you add some! Did it spark your memory? What got any inspiring characters to add?

Come back Wednesday and see my first ever published short story!


Brandon said...

After reading the first chapter of Cobra Cutlass, it's clear there'll be a lot more publications coming down the pipe! :)

Aaron said...

I would like to put down for
Male Characters
1.Neo from the Matrix
2.Atticus Finch from to Kill A Mockingbird
3.V from V from Vendetta
4.Guy Montag in Fahrenheit 451
5.Rorschach from The Watchmen

Woman Characters
1. The author from Stranger than Fiction
2.Zoey from Yes man
3.Leia from Star Wars IV,V,and VI

LynnRush said...

Oh man, DARBY...what a great throwback. I'd forgotten about that movie!

Yeah...can't wait for your published short story!!!

Lori Lundquist said...

I'm inspired by so many characters I read or watch... um....
Elizabeth Bennett in Pride & Prejudice
Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The female SS Agent on 24 last night "I know what my duty is," she says while under certain-death fire.
Maximus in Gladiator
Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront
Just a few of my faves...
Ah... the discussions we could have.. :-)
Happy Tuesday!

KM Wilsher said...

Brandon ~ you are sweet. Thanks :0)
Not as good as that prologue over at

Aaron, Great list
Leai and Neo, great list :0) How fun to see your comment. Gotta go see your blog now.

Lynn! Oh, yeah, Darby. She was so inquisitive :) It's almost April, can you believe it

Lori, Sweet list! I knew you'd have a few. Did you see my movie recommendation especially for you by name in the post?

Brandon said...

Is too! (I don't think I could do "high fantasy" as good as you did in that chapter I read)

Lori Lundquist said...

KM - Ha! I missed that the first time. I've seen African Queen. Sweet character for sure! :-) Thanks for the shout out. Happy Wednesday. Will be watching for your post today to read your story! Yea!

Kat Harris said...

I love Josiah "Doc" Scurlock!

:-) Young Guns is one of my all-time faves.

I'm excited for the short story. Yay!

Amy Deardon said...

Characters: Forrest Gump and Ender Wiggin. Congrats on your short story!

Chris said...

Hey, awesome characters! And I'll echo Brandon, FIRST EVER PUBLISHED SHORT STORY!! WOOT!!! I'm so excited to read it!!