Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

ticky, ticky, tickybox: characters, identifying, all that

Please note the use of tickyboxes: you may always, always tickybox more than one thing, and if they appear to be contradicting each other, it is all part of life's rich pageant, right? Explain or elaborate in comments, please.

Also please note in the second set of questions: identifying with someone based on a factor does not necessarily mean that you share that factor. If you're more likely to identify with math geeks despite being terrible at math yourself, or with Turkish characters despite being Hopi yourself, or whatever, go ahead and tickybox away.

Poll #745998 entertain the dizzy girl

Please check the following where true for you:

I prefer fiction in which I can strongly identify with the protagonist.
0(0.0%)
I prefer fiction in which I can strongly identify with some character.
0(0.0%)
I prefer fiction in which I enjoy the characters, even if I don't identify with them.
1(0.9%)
I prefer fiction in which the characters make sense to me, even if I don't identify with them.
3(2.8%)
I prefer fiction in which the characters relate well to each other, regardless of their behavior in isolation.
0(0.0%)
I prefer fiction in which the characters remind me of people I know or could know.
0(0.0%)
I prefer fiction in which the characters relate believably to one another, regardless of their behavior in isolation.
0(0.0%)
I prefer fiction in which the characters do *not* remind me of people I know.
0(0.0%)
I prefer something else about characters and/or identification therewith, which I will explain in comments.
0(0.0%)
I don't really much care about characters in fiction; I read/watch/etc. for other things.
0(0.0%)

And again:

I am more likely to identify with a character based on gender.
2(1.9%)
I am more likely to identify with a character based on race or ethnicity.
0(0.0%)
I am more likely to identify with a character based on sexuality.
0(0.0%)
I am more likely to identify with a character based on some other immediately appearance-related factor (height, weight, length of little toes, whatever).
0(0.0%)
I am more likely to identify with a character based on traits not immediately related to his/her appearance.
28(26.4%)
I am more likely to identify with a character based on relationships with other characters (youngest child in large family, crazy aunt, etc.).
1(0.9%)
I do not notice a character's appearance even if the author describes it, unless there's something plotty about it.
0(0.0%)
I am more likely to identify with a character based on a factor you have not listed, specified in comments.
1(0.9%)
I told you, I don't care about characters.
0(0.0%)

And some more:

The way I think of characters is different for different media (books, comics, TV, movies, etc.).
4(4.0%)
The way I think of characters has probably been affected by role-playing games either in person or on the computer.
2(2.0%)
One good character can carry an otherwise-worthless work for me.
6(6.0%)
One bad character can ruin an otherwise-fine work for me.
1(1.0%)
I have modeled characters (in fiction, gaming, etc.) after people I know in many details.
3(3.0%)
I would be creeped out if someone modeled a character after me in many details.
1(1.0%)
I would be flattered if someone modeled a character after me in many details.
1(1.0%)
I have to have a single favorite character in a work of fiction if I'm going to enjoy that work.
0(0.0%)
I have one favorite character of all time across all media.
0(0.0%)
I have one favorite character of all time in at least one medium.
1(1.0%)
Were you not listening? When I said the part about not caring about characters?
0(0.0%)
Tags: full of theories, random questions
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