I don’t want any more strong female characters. Will you please give me female characters with strong characterisation?
InterestIng female characters. Even cliched characters who have an extra depth. Characters not defined by their cultural background, religion, sex, or gender.
It should be easy enough. Take a look around at life and see how complex and interesting people are.
Notice how funny, real, deep and intriguing friendships between females can be. We’re not boring. We can carry our own stories in real life. It can be done on the page and the screen too.
I missed going to listen to Jane Goodall talk today and I am very sad about that. However, the reason I missed the talk was because I was suffering crippling, vomit-inducing pain. So it became less of a case of “I paid $25 to go to this and I’m damn well going!” and more like, “Why am I paying $25 to torture myself?”
So I came home and snuggled up with a hot water bottle and listened to one of her TED talks instead.
Also – everyone I mentioned to that I was going to this event gave me a funny look and kindly, gently, informed me that Jane Goodall is dead. I bit back a deadpan reply about reanimated corpses and the zombie apocalypse every time, and I am very proud of myself for that. I instead explained that they were probably confusing her with Dian Fossey.
I did visit the public library before I gave up on my plans for the day. I was excited to find a graphic novel biography of Richard Feynman, a physicist and besides which, an interesting person. I’m also reading “Euclid’s Window”. It is a very accessible and fascinating account of the history, science, and mathematics of geometry – so I feel the books complement each other well.
My other goal is to finish reading the latter book this weekend. That has not quite eventuated as planned, but at least I tidied my room.
Well, it was tidy for an hour. If I can lower my standards on what ‘tidiness’ is, then I could call it tidy now.