Thoughts from Lissy, Episode 1

Sup people! Soo.. thoughts from Lissy.

 

I saw this today. I’ll try to type it up verbatim, but it’s pretty long. This is about fictional characters, and why we love and need fiction in our lives.

“When people turn to fictional characters, it is often because they want an escape. The stories of these people shelter us from the storm of our daily lives; they save us, if only for a little while. But when we really give in, become invested, let ourselves be vulnerable something changes. We begin to feel that we know them. It’s no longer just an escape, but part of us, something that makes us who we are.

These characters teach us that incredible adversity can be overcome. That people can love each other forever. That life can be an adventure. That magic can be real. And even if these miracles have never happened to us, we begin to go through life believing that, someday, they could.”

 

The resonance from that post is astonishing, really. That’s how I started to feel like I knew The Doctor, or Harry Potter, or Sadie Kane, or Garion. Because I felt like their adventures, their strife, their amazing life, could someday happen to me. That it was real. That I could experience it too, by just reading and watching their adventures, that I was part of a bigger something, that I could fly or cast magic spells. Sherlock Holmes made me feel important. Lily Potter made me feel loved. Iron Man made me feel invincible. And that matters to me.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and til next time,

-Lissy