Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Favorite Fictional Character --- Indiana Jones
I'm more than a little excited to do this FFC post and I wish I could say it was all because of Indy. As great as Indy is, I wouldn't be doing this post if he wasn't, he's not what I'm thrilled about showing you. What I'm still giddy over is the lovely button that you see on the left hand side. Saturday morning, early Saturday morning I got a email from my good friend Michelle of The True Book Addict. Now any chance I get to talk with her is always fun so I gladly opened my email then about fell out of my chair. The email was letting me know that, all on her own, she made a fantastic button for my Favorite Fictional Character posts. Not only that, she made separate buttons for Halloween and Christmas characters during the months of Oct. and Dec. Now I admit to never even thinking about having buttons for this but now that I have seen them and get to use them, I'm overly thrilled. So I want to give a big humongous THANK YOU to Michelle.
As Professor Jones, Indy is the intelligent, scholarly man who wears tweed and gives lectures that don't make you want to fall asleep. He speaks many languages and knows so much about history and cultures that you would want him to be your lifeline call. Once he has the chance to go out to the field and find an artifact though, he become Indiana Jones. A fedora wearing, whip carrying man of action, Indian Jones is the pulp fiction hero come to life.
What is amazing about this character though is despite his rugged good looks (just look at that picture) and intense bravery, he is a human being. He gets hurt, makes mistakes, laughs at himself and is so scared of snakes it's almost embarrassing to watch. This sense of being a fallible human is what makes him such a great character. He is the everyman we all want to be as kids especially when he is fighting Nazis, securing the Ark of the Covenant, finding the Holy Grail, or encountering inter dimensional beings.