Thursday, October 20, 2005

"Who are you?"

I'm feeling the need to steal someone else's blog idea....hmmm, who shall it be? Right! Who else? Swiss Toni!

Sometime ago he asked people to tell him who they thought he was, in terms of movie characters. It was something of a contest which he and Lord Bargain judged and some honor was handed out.

Well, I'm feeling the need to have a bit of happy attention, after my week of angst, so tell me my friends, who do I best seem to be, in terms of movie characters? I'll drag HippyChick into helping me judge the outcome...and the person who gets closest will get - um, something (prize to be determined).

As an added brain teaser, who I wonder do you see yourself as, in terms of movie characters? There is no prize for this...and I'll tell you all who I see myself as once I announce the winner.


Anonymous said...

Ooh, how I love to judge! oops, did I say that out loud? ;) Let the games begin!
ps. unxmdztr - Ken Thompson is the Unix master (for all you computer geeks out there)

Alecya G said...

I am the obnoxious person who asks too many questions.

Is this a mainstream movie? Or are you pretending your that chick in Secretary with James Spader or something off teh wall like that? I thought i'd check.

East three peas, a dollop of mashed potatoes and as much ice cream as you like.


HistoryGeek said...

AG - the idea is to pick a movie character you think best matches my personality, as you know it.

It doesn't seem to be an idea of much merit, in this context, though, given the stunning lack of response so far.

Anonymous said...

I've always seen myself as some combination of all the people in the Breakfast Club, except for the jock.

My input (i know since i'm judging i don't get the prize)is that you are a cross between Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice, Heathers and Girl, Interrputed. Notice in all three movies she process through writing. The Beetlejuice one is your more playful, fun side that is open to there being forces at work in the universe which we can't necessarily prove or fully understand. The Heathers part is the darker side of you that you don't let out into the light too much but seem to be starting to. This encompasses those erotic, musical and creative parts. The Girl Interrupted part is that part of the dark side that contains things we as humans all have - self-doubt, insecurity that if not kept in check can run rampant. This is not a suggestion in any way that you need to be committed. You do keep this part in check through your various outlets so I'm not worried :)

Anonymous said...

ps. sorry for the grammatical mistakes - several crises are going on at work today!

HistoryGeek said...

HC - You may only commit me if you know that I will be inside with Angelina Jolie...

red one said...

Oh dear. I'm terrible at this. I failed to come up with a movie character for Swiss and I'm just as stumped for you, Spin.

I think it's because - in their variously not quite the real world ways - both bloggers and movie characters are, well, very much themselvesin my mind...

that didn't help much, did it?



Alecya G said...

Okay, first, I have to tell you I just read your WHOLE BLOG in an attempt to be more familiar and make an educated guess. And I have totell you, I feel compelled to run out to CA and give you a big hug. Really.

Now. I think I have it narrowed down to a combination of Sarah (the only decent witch) in The Craft, and Idgy from Fried Green Tomatoes.

there. I did it.


Hyde said...

Hmm... I'm still thinking. Although AG is a diligent blogger! Her back-reading is putting my inability to shame.


MrMystic said...

Give me a little time I have been quite tired lately and I will put a character to your personality as I know it.

Charby said...

I'm about as good as Red on this.

MrMystic said...

Ok Spinny, there is no way I can peg you with just one charater so I will use a few. There are elements in all of these characters that make me think of you yet I know there is so much more so here is waht I came up with.

Movie; The Fox, charater Ellen March, actress= Anne Heywood

Movie; The Childrens Hour, Character Karen Wright, actress = Audrey Hepburn.

Movie The Hunger, character Sarah Roberts = actress Susan Sarandon of course don't forget the character she played in The Rocky Horror Show must be a little of that in you too.

The first movie The Fox will be the hardest to track down but it is really inovative for its time.

HistoryGeek said...

Interesting that people are having a hard time picking just one...and thanks for the responses.

AG - wow, you read the whole blog, that's amazing.

I'm going to give this a bit more time because, despite my little pity party moment this morning, I do recognize that weekends (and this includes Fridays) tend to be low traffic.

I'll have to look up those films Mystic.

writinginAK said...

hmmm ... i don't think this is well thought out, but my first thought is either Willow or her gf, whose name i just spaced, from buffy ... quieter, very gifted, but not always so visible to others or even herself, but a lot of strength, magic, power when tapped. not so much thinking of the addict willow... :)

i'll keep thinking about it! and thanks for introducing me to buffy, btw!

P'tit-Loup said...

Ok not to freak you out or anything, or to imply that you are manly-you are not-but I would with the Alan Bates character in Woman in Love, a seventy's interpretation of the GH Lawrence novel because the character just loved life, his experience of it and tries so hard to find himself and to experience all he could in the lest inhibited way he could find. Two of my favorite scenes in the film are when he eats a fig and describes it as a women's genitals and when he runs through the woods rubbing leaves all over himself. Both are beautiful scenes in my mind.

P'tit-Loup said...

Oops, sorry for all the typos!

Uyussu: cousin of the Lustucru, a child's fabled character where I come from that is reputed to snatch children who do not go to sleep when there parents tell them too. Uyussu returns the poor children home after giving them nice hot chocolate!

HistoryGeek said...

Hey, Writing in AK! How are you? I need to send you an e-mail...and the character you were thinking of is Amber.

P'tit Loup...I think I like that Uyussu.

Mark said...

Patricia Arquette in True Romance, without the dodgy hooker moments.

Aravis said...

Janeane Garofalo's character in The Truth About Cats and Dogs eventually popped into my head. You really are tough to peg, and I'm not altogether pleased with my choice. This character is bright, funny, intelligent, pretty and excellent at her job. But she lacks confidence in her ability to attract a love interest.

swisslet said...

I agree with Red - this is both a fascinating and an extremely difficult task. But, what the hell - I'll have a go if you can put up with me rambling for a couple of minutes.

I think there's a touch of Galdriel in there - without so much of the scary "people will love me and despair" glowing face bit. Perhaps there's some Amelie in there... yeah, definitely.... slightly quirky but with a heart of absolute gold (I can see you sending a gnome around the world and changing all the alarm clocks in a mean grocer's appartment too). Perhaps there's a little bit of the Oracle from the matrix too. Do you bake cookies?

I think there's a theme: all fundamentally good and mostly wise characters with a sense of mischief). Galadriel and the Oracle are pretty all-knowing, I agree, but if you throw Amelie into the mixer, that should kind of balance that out.

Which character do I see myself as? I think that there's maybe a touch of George from Seinfeld / Larry David from Curb Your Enthusiasm (both effectively the same character anyway). Once I have smoothed out the big creases in life, I'm the kind of person who focuses on the little wrinkles.

I'll be interested to know what you think though.

(I'm also going to chew over this for a little while whilst I go for a swim, and if I think of anyone better for you, I'll let you know!)


LB said...


I have frankly no idea whatsoever. Princess Leia? Wise, kind but kicks arse when necessary, and you clearly would when she was wearing a gold bikini?

sorry, thats all I can do. Thats probably as wrong as one can be, but its the best I can do at short notice...

Flash said...

Hello, see me over here stood with Red & Charby. I don't have a clue, spins.

swisslet said...

speaking of princess leia, I was reading a story Carrie Fisher tells about that metal bikini. Apparently it was so inflexible, that Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett - who was standing behind her in most of those scenes) got to see "all the way to Florida".

Well, it made me laugh.


P'tit-Loup said...

ST I love your take on Spin, kindness and sapience all rolled in one. That fits her quite well.