Occasionally, a meme comes along that you look at and go ‘you know what, I need to do this’ because there is an overriding desire to get people to grasp what you are. I know a lot of the Internet like to hid behind a complex hybrid of pretensions and schemes, but I’ve never been one for that. I am, like it or not, just this. That means, if you take Sam Lowry from Brazil, Dr Daniel Jackson from Stargate (film version, NOT TV) and Craig’s incarnation of 007? Yup. That’s as good a descriptor you’ll ever have of me. In fact, the more I think about it, the more perfect this amalgam becomes. Any more than three and you lose the point. The fact they’re all male is a very intentional and key factor, because I have never associated with that many fictional heroines, and that’s a story for another day.
When my youngest asks me questions like ‘if you were an ice cream flavour, what would you be?’ I always struggle with credible responses. I know why this is: there needs to be the opportunity to consider the correct answer. I don’t work well without thought. I’m an Introvert. If that’s true, then I should not feel the need to make sure everyone in the World grasps what I am, surely? Well, yes and no. Knowing the three characters up top there extremely well, I can quite comprehensively attest that after many years of study and consideration, they are the best fit. This has NOTHING to do with the actors, let’s make that 100% clear. It is all about their fictional alter egos.
It’s also entirely possible the woman in the middle has the potential to muscle in on my list in the near future. It’s all gonna depend on how well she plays it when the movie finally releases. Until then? These guys do the job.
If it matters to you? Time to go do some homework.