Character Studies

Character Study: Bella Swan

Yes, it’s true. We’re talking about Bella Swan today. Hey, where are you going? Get back here! Look, I know that Bella Swan isn’t a very interesting character. She’s pretty bland, and pretty passive, and—from a writer’s point of view, at least—obviously designed as a self-insert character. She’s a whole lot of nothing, which means […] Read more…

Character Study: Jace Wayland

Today, I’m basically waving a red cape in front of a bull and calling its mother names, because I’m doing a character study of Jace Wayland from Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. Specifically, I’m talking about why I hate him. *ducks as rotten tomatoes are thrown* Okay, now, hear me out— Okay, okay. Let me […] Read more…

Character Study: Hermione Granger

Hermione Granger is the real star of the Harry Potter series. She's smart, kind, tenacious, and loyal. She's also the character who made me understand just what good representation can do.

Happy, happy 2018, everybody! It’s the first day of a new year, which makes it the perfect day to unveil my new blog category: Character Studies. This new feature will pop up every other month, and I’ll use it to talk about a character about whom I have strong feelings. Like, very strong feelings. Good or bad, […] Read more…