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I'm Amanda. I'm 19. I tend to like things. I especially like making lists about myself, other people and my viewpoints. I also like animals, feeling safe, remembering things and looking at / taking pictures. Some things I DON'T like include math, vomit, conflict and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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  • Xena from Xena: Warrior Princess
    • When I was young, I had a best friend named Emily. She loved the show Xena: Warrior Princess, and loved to play pretend that we were the characters - she always wanted to be Gabrielle, so I was pushed into the role of Xena. Got to say, though, the woman grew on me... I've been rewatching the series recently, and rediscovering my idolization of her. The best part? She's my ideal of a good person: Someone who has done bad things, but accepts herself and tries to atone for them. That is strength to me.
  • Pocahontas from Pocahontas
    • There's a reason that I decided to make it the movie that reminded me of Dav ;) She is noble, peaceful, passionate and wise... not to mention her vibrant connection to nature itself! She's the most dignified heroine I've ever come across.
  • Anya from Anastasia
    • I think it was her attitude that drew me to her the most, along with the regal way that the character was drawn to move. I love heroines who are sharp, fiery and independent, and she embodies both of these things.
  • Roxane from the Inkworld Trilogy.
    • This woman is, in my mind, purely and wholly perfect. She lived her young life as a traveling minstrel woman, singing and dancing for coins. She fell in love with the fire-breather Dustfinger. But she wanted to settle down - a life that Dustfinger could not adhere to. After he disappeared, she became an herbalist and raised three children on a farm. She was known for her great beauty and her great voice. What people don't always know is how great the steel in her soul truly is - this woman is made of iron. She survived ten years without Dustfinger, even marrying after he "left her". But she is able to forgive him for hurting her so badly, and that is amazing.
  • Natasha Avalon from Cardcaptors.
    • I'm not sure what it is about this one. She's certainly drawn in an attractive way... as a deceased character, we get to know very little about Natasha. She loved sweets, and was very clumsy growing up. She was always happy. Her fumblingness disappeared after she married the love of her life, her ten-year-age-gap teacher, when she was sixteen. Maybe I love her because you're supposed to love her, like the characters all still seem to...
  • The Lady Amalthea from The Last Unicorn.
    • Granted, I never read the book when I was young... but there was something so hauntingly trapped about this character that she really called to me, even as a kid. She was sad, lonely, and yet so independent and needless.
  • Rei Hino / Sailor Mars
    • I was really into Sailor Mars when I was much younger, pre-Venus. As with most of my other favourites, she's independent, strong-willed, and (of course) very fiery. I was sometimes annoyed with her insistence toward being leader (this being a young child watching the DiC dub, with no knowledge of the original anime or manga), but that didn't stop me from emulating her. She's become an adult-hero for me, too, like some of the other characters, for a simple reason - but one that I'll have to focus on later.
  • Aino Minako / Sailor Venus
    • Okay, so my love of Sailor Venus was mainly because of how she was when she first appeared - and a wild hope that that level of maturity (that the other Sailors lacked) would eventually come back. She was so ... *put together* in her first appearances in the anime! She was so mature and level-headed! I've always found that to be an admirable trait, and I just loved it about her. It was a bit of a disappointment when she turned out to be a Sailor Moon clone later on :o(
  • Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls.
    • When I was younger, Mom and I really bonded over this show. Mom's more of a Rory and I'm more of a Lorelai, but I think I look up to Rory more than I do her Mom in spite of that. Rory's very graceful and beautiful (of course, she *is* Alexis Bledel!), and she's incredibly soft-spoken, polite and kind - even compassionate, especially compared to her Mom. But at the same time, Rory has this indie, rock-and-roll edge to her that's kind of subtle (like most things about her). She isn't good at standing up for herself and is even a bit spoiled from the perfect life she's had growing up (as proven when she quits Yale and work when Huntzburger tells her "she don't got it" - and yeah, I identify with older Rory a LOT because of that), but she's also sassy and really improves herself after her break down. She gets back up on her horse. She is amazing.
apr 8 2011 ∞
jan 4 2012 +