I almost forgot to write this post up, as it’s nearly 8 pm as I’m writing this. But I didn’t forget, and I can keep up this challenge. I would have had today’s post ready beforehand, but I was busy this weekend so I only had those two prepared.
Anyway, the prompt.
Favorite Female Character Ever
This one is much easier than the male one. I hate to say it, but I have far more favorite male characters than female characters. And when I write my original stories, my male characters are always my favorite, and I prefer writing in their perspective. Who knows why?
But, I still can’t single one character out. My immediate answers for this are Haruhi Fujioka from Ouran High School Host Club, and Maka Albarn from Soul Eater. Funny thing with this, I’ve cosplayed as both of these characters. I’ve also always liked them. I just think they’re both awesome, and the correct way to write a strong female lead character.
It’s probably not much of a shocker, but I’m a strong fighter for women’s rights, and I’m very conscious about the discrimination women get for various things they do. Also the way they are typically portrayed in media. What I like about both of these characters is that they aren’t there for fanservice of any kind, and they are a crucial part of their stories. Heck, Haruhi doesn’t even care about being a woman or being a man. It’s all the same to her, and that’s something I passionately respect about her character. That’s also something I love about Ouran, but I’ll save the ranting on that for my OWLS post this Friday.
As for Maka, she’s just really cool. And I relate to her a lot. Her passion for getting better at everything she does and showing how good she is at certain acts is similar to how I acted in middle school. I was obsessed with getting perfect grades, and I excelled in every subject. And Maka’s character shows how this can be a good and a bad thing.
So, that was a little bit lengthy of an explanation for this, but I answered the prompt!
Yesterday’s post: Day Three
Tomorrow’s post: Day Five