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The Lovely Letter L

From jo_blogs

* Comment on this post.
* I will give you a letter.
* Think of 5 fictional characters and post their names and your comments on these characters in your LJ

I got L.

1. Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
Introduced very late in the series, Luna nevertheless has a profound impact on Harry. Most importantly she acts as the "anti-Hermione", injecting some much needed faith into the proceedings. I liked her from the first, especially because I recognised a lot of myself in here (especially the way her contributions to the conversation tend to kill it stone dead). She's quite lonely but self-pity never even enters her head. I like the idea that in the end, she does meet someone who understands her and has a happy family, because it's obvious she missed that.

2. Lily Evans (Harry Potter)
I don't get why some people think Lily is a Mary-Sue. She has never seemed perfect to me (except in Harry's mind, maybe). She was hot-tempered, she jumped to conclusions, but she was compassionate and she was one of only two people who ever reached out to Severus Snape in his entire life (the other was Dumbledore, but his reasons weren't entirely selfless). She gave her life to protect Harry, and in doing so gave him the power to eventually defeat Voldemort once and for all. So I think she's awesome.

3. Lucy Pevensie (Chronicles of Narnia)
Apart from Luna, one of the few blonde females in literature who's actually nice. That's right, everyone, Lucy is blonde, it says so in the last pages of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: "but as for Lucy, she was always gay and golden-haired". Susan has long black hair. Lucy isn't perfect, she's stubborn and she can be resentful (though not as much as Edmund). I always identified with her preferring to play with the boys rather than be refined like Susan. Poor Lucy, being stuck in 1940s England, tomboys were not looked upon favourably.

4. Lilly Kane (Veronica Mars)
Should have her picture next to the definition of 'wild child' in the dictionary. I sort of wonder about Lilly: there are a lot of hints that she acted out because her parents "made" her into what she was. Sadly, it often happens that one child gets painted as "the bad seed" while the other one is held up to be a paragon. Maybe Celeste had post-natal depression with Lilly, which meant that Jake was cut adrift and ended up in Lianne's arms again. She would not bond with her daughter, but she would definitely bond with her next baby, the 'proof' of Jake's love for her. I tend to agree with Kihin on Lilly: she was a shooting star and they burn out sooner or later. I almost laughed at Veronica's dream in the second season: there's no way Lilly would have gone off tamely to Vassar, she would have been tabloid property. And she would probably have enjoyed it.

5. "Laurie" Laurence (Little Women)
Okay, so I'm cheating a bit here because his name is actually Theodore, but! He's always called Laurie! So there! :P Who doesn't love Laurie? He's mischievous, vulnerable, loves music, half-Italian, he plays the piano... *sigh* I was a little disappointed when Jo said no to him, but I do agree that they would have ended up having an awful marriage, and I love Professor Bhaer, so... Plus, Laurie and Amy are good for each other: they point out each other's mistakes and have a really sweet relationship. I love you, Laurie!
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