Monday, February 23, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Best. Heroines. Ever.

Monday, February 23, 2015 10:29 PM with 7 comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/original feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Click the link to go to their site to see the original list for today plus links to a whole slew of other blogs. After you read mine, of course.



Today's Topic: Best. Heroines. Ever.

Books:

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Jessica Darling from, well the Jessica Darling series, is my spirit animal. Sarcastic, smart, and independent.  
Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games is a no-brainer. She kicks ass. Period. 
Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series is one of my favorite characters of all time. She is smart and sassy and brave and awesome. 
Frankie Landau-Banks from The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is whip-smart and a feminist. I adore her. 
Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice was smart and independent before those were considered virtues for women. She's awesome. 

TV:

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Angela Chase from My So-Called Life. I was in high school when MSCL was on the air, and I immediately identified with Angela. I cried when it was cancelled and wrote in to the studio. When MTV picked it up, I recorded every episode on VHS tapes and can still recite whole episodes verbatim. I've upgraded from self-recorded VHS tapes when it was re-released on DVD a couple of years back. I can not even begin to explain how much I love this show. I just need to do a post on it already...
Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation is hilarious and smart and dedicated. She loves her friends and loves her job. And how cute are her and Ben? 

Movies:

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Kat Straford from 10 Things I Hate About You is so awesome. Based on The Taming of the Shrew, Julia Stiles does a great job showing how few fucks Kat gives about what anybody else thinks of her. Love. 

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Cher Horowitz from Clueless may seem like a brainless fashionista, but deep down she really cares about her friends and family and just wants them to be happy. 
Olive Pendergast from Easy A refuses to lay down and take it when she starts to get slut-shamed. Instead she sews a bunch of "Scarlet As" on lingerie tops and flips everyone the bird. 

Well that's it for me. Who are your favorite heroines? Link me up!

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7 comments:

  1. Great list!! I included Katniss and Hermione on my list as well. I loved Clueless, but I haven't seen it in forever. I should probably watch it again sometime.

    Here is my TTT: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-favorite-heroines.html

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  2. Katniss and Hermione are both on my list. I had to put my list together at the last minute so I missed out a few I should have added-but I'll save the rest for another list!

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  3. Katniss and Hermione are everyone's lists it seems, but for good reason! Love them and Elizabeth as well!

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  4. I came close to choosing Katniss. And Hermione, nice!
    You had such interesting movie/TV choices; I liked the different take!

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  5. YES, Kat Straford, is the best. I LOVE that movie :) Jessica Darling is fantastic!

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

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  6. I still need to read The Disreputable History, I've heard such great things!

    And yes, Elizabeth Bennet. Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books (I try to read it once a year) and it's basically because of her.

    Angela Chase!!!! My So-Called Life was such a great show…how was it only on for one season???? Jordan Catalano…love that guy (what is up with how bad Jared Leto looks lately?) ~Pam

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