The Unexpected Voices in My Head

Monday, July 3, 2006

Do you ever pick a favorite character from a movie with whom you can really identify? I've heard it called all sorts of things, from role-playing to owning a mythical name. When I was a little kid, my role-playing began with a very dramatic "Wendy" from Disney's Peter Pan, which eventually grew into a more sophisticated "Cordy" from Disney's The Happiest Millionare, and carried through such characters as Ariel, Belle, Anastasia, Arwen, and Christine.

These are the characters I most identify with when I am at the center of my world. It's great fun being a princess, really, but I must admit to having some qualities that identify with some rather unexpected characters that completely defy my princess complex.

Take, for instance, the following quotes. I leave it to you to find the resemblance.

Winnie the Pooh
And by and by Christopher Robin came to an end of things, and he was silent, and he sat there, looking out over the world, just wishing it wouldn't stop.

"I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit. "No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't. But there was going to be when I began it. It's just that something happened to it along the way."

The Lord of the Rings
Elrond: Nine companions. So be it. You shall be the fellowship of the ring.
Pippin: Great! Where are we going?

Merry: Why did you look? Why do you always have to look?
Pippin: I don't know. I can't help it.

Uptown Girls
Ray: I'm not going anywhere, especially with you.
Molly Gunn: Oh, yes you are. We are going to sit in giant teacups and spin round and round in circles until we puke.
Ray: Are you on crack?
Molly Gunn: We're gonna have fun.

Ray: Freestyle is for moronic little kids and hippie freaks.
Molly Gunn: It's fun.
Ray: Fundamentals are the building blocks of fun.

Jaq: Lucifee meany, sneaky, jump at you, bite at you!

Max: Spoken like a true cynic.
Sara: I'm not a cynic, I'm a realist!
Max: Or a realist masquerading as a cynic who is secretly an optimist.

Alex Hitch Hitchens: [Struggling to speak with Sara through her peephole, explaining why he pauses] ... This is weird - I don't have me behind the door.

The Little Mermaid
Sebastian: Just look at her! On legs! On human legs!
Sebastian: My nerves are shot. This is a catastrophe! What would her father say? I'll tell you what her father'd say. He'd say he's gonna kill himself a crab, that's what her father'd say! I'm gonna march meself home and tell him right this minute
Sebastian: and *don't* you shake your head at me, young lady! Maybe there's still time. If we could get that witch to give you back your voice, you could go home with all the normal fish and just be...
[Ariel's face falls]
Sebastian: just be... just be miserable for the rest of your life.
[sighs, defeated]
Sebastian: Alright, alright, I'll try to help you find that prince.
[Ariel, overjoyed, kisses him]
Sebastian: Boy. What a softshell I'm turning out to be.

The Prince of Egypt
Rameses: Tell me this Moses, tell me: why is it that every time you do something, I'm the one who gets into trouble?

Oliver and Company
Tito: Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ignacio Alonso Julio Federico De Tito.
Georgette: Get away from me, you little bug-eyed creep.


Christy said...


My Fathers' Daughter said... you put voices in MY head. Thanks a lot :-P ;-)

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