50 iconic fictional characters for your pursual
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Wednesday 1st September 2021
We are back after a brilliant August break in the Summer of ’21. We launch into an interesting list of ‘50 most iconic fictional characters’. Interesting and very American biased. Sorry about that. But it’s great to be back! Let’s go…And don’t miss 20 stupid things people do to look cool, further down. How many are you guilty of?
TOP FIFTY OF THE DAY
The 50 most iconic fictional characters
What makes a character truly iconic? Is it their ability to inspire, or entertain? Maybe it’s the way they stick with us like a nightmare or make us laugh every time we see their face. In fiction, television and film, there are countless characters that ascend beyond “fan favourite” to reach worldwide, iconic status. In no particular order, here are 50 of the greatest fictional characters ever.
- Harry Potter
- Mickey Mouse
- Tony Soprano – The Sopranos
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Sherlock Holmes
- Wonder Woman
- Homer Simpson
- Ellen Ripley – Alien Film
- Darth Vader
- Betty Boop
- Dirty Harry
- Bugs Bunny
- Scarlett O’Hara – Gone With The Wind
- Hannibal Lecter – The Silence of the Lambs,
- Kermit the Frog
- Fred Flintstone
- Indiana Jones
- Lucy Ricardo _ Lucy Ball – I Love Lucy
- Frankenstein’s Monster
- Gandalf – Lord of the Rings
- Anne Shirley – Anne of Green Gables
- Peter Pan
- Pennywise – the central character in Stephen King’s terrifying 1986 novel ‘It’.
- Holly Golightly – Breakfast at Tiffany’s,
- Hercule Poirot
- Matilda – Roald Dahl’s book of the same name
- James Bond
- Black Panther – part of the Marvel universe since he first appeared in 1966
- Atticus Finch – To Kill a Mockingbird
- Rachel Green – Friends
- The Dude – 1998 Film
- The Wicked Witch – The Wizard of Oz,
- King Kong
- Winnie the Pooh
- Archie Bunker – All in the Family,
- Mr. Spock – Star Trek
- Elmo – Sesame Street
- Romeo & Juliet
- Walter White – Breaking Bad
- Foxy Brown
- Don Corleone – The Godfather
- Willy Wonka – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
- Moira Rose – Schitt’s Creek
- Mr. Darcy – Pride and Prejudice.
I would like to add
- Snow White
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
20 stupid things people do to look cool
Humans are social creatures used to living in groups, and our standing in these societies greatly depends upon the image we project. In fact, looking cool is often a deciding factor in our behaviour. However, many of the things we do to appear casual are far from it and actually convey a more negative than positive image. Here’s a list of 20 stupid things people do to look cool.
- Going into debt for designer clothes
Whether it’s to be fashionable or because you consider luxury brands to be an investment, going into debt so you can wear big names is not a good idea. Of course, some accessories, like handbags, can be excellent investments, but only if you have the funds to afford them. Being in debt is not cool.
- Having the last word
Having the last word is an exhilarating feeling, but it never lasts very long, because having the last word does not necessarily mean you’ve satisfactorily resolved the conflict. Winning a dispute just to win says a lot about a person, namely that their ego and need to be right are more important than listening to the other person and communicating properly.
- Talking on speakerphone in public
Anyone who uses public transit on a regular basis has witnessed a particularly unpleasant situation: someone answering a call on speakerphone. These private conversations invade everyone’s space. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to confront these people and help them understand that they are being disruptive rather than cool.
- Bragging about working too much
Occasionally working long hours to complete an important project or at a satisfying job is one thing. On the other hand,if people brag about working more than 40 hours a week, especially at a job they don’t like, it’s pretty troubling. There’s no glory in being exhausted and unhappy with no free time.
- Taking pictures of cash
In general, being cool means not having to announce or justify it, just like a good joke doesn’t need an explanation. That’s why posting photos of cash on social media definitely has the opposite effect. Rather than looking cool, these people give the impression of trying too hard to show that they have money. It’s simply bad taste.
- Occupying an entire bench or seat
You’ve probably heard of the phenomenon known as “manspreading.” It’s the bad habit that men have of sitting with their legs apart. Whether on public transportation, in waiting rooms, or on public benches, people who take up all the space are rarely as cool as they want to appear.
- Bragging about not liking to read
Everyone has their own tastes, and preferring one activity to another is perfectly natural. On the other hand, boasting that you don’t like certain specific activities may seem strange. Reading is one of them. Bragging about not having read a book outside of school and not liking to read in general doesn’t make for the coolest image.
- Not liking something that’s very popular
While some people love to join fan groups, others decide to reject an idea or individual simply because they are already popular. These people often think that their divergent opinions make them very cool and different, when in fact, such negativity makes conversation difficult and sometimes even unpleasant.
- Exaggerating bad habits
Conversations that become competitions about who has the worst lifestyle habits can quickly become unpleasant. Indeed, what is the benefit of bragging about being lazy, messy, or addicted to cigarettes and other substances? Yet, some people think that having bad habits makes them look nonchalant, when actually the opposite is true.
- Justifying nasty comments
Have you ever reacted to a mean comment or insult only to receive the “it was just a joke” excuse? Much like people who are always looking for the last word, those who cannot apologize after making inappropriate comments are far from cool. Confront such behaviour, because these comments can have significant consequences.
- Playing loud music in public
Just like conversing on speakerphone, playing music on your phone or a portable speaker in public can irritate the people around you. Sharing public space requires a certain etiquette to ensure that no one feels imposed upon, and limiting ambient noise is part of that. Using headphones and adjusting volume appropriately is basic politeness.
- Boasting about not being on social media
In the same vein as despising popular trends, there’s not much fame to be had in bragging about not being on social media. Sure, addiction to social media can be harmful and take up a lot of time and energy, but not being on them at all, rather than using them in moderation, doesn’t make you any cooler than anyone else.
- Putting pressure on your friends
While some forms of pressure can be beneficial (such as encouraging a friend to pursue his or her dream), putting pressure on your friends or peers is usually not very nice. If someone doesn’t want to participate in an activity, try something new, or do a certain thing, pressuring them by saying things like “all the cool people are doing it” proves exactly the opposite.
- Bragging about being unfaithful
Again, why brag about such a thing? No one earns social credit by being unfaithful and having several lovers, quite the contrary. Such behaviour is a breach of trust with someone who has put themselves in an emotionally vulnerable position. The least you can do in this situation is be honest and end the relationship, rather than be unfaithful. To also brag about it is particularly despicable.
- Exposing internalized sexism
Have you ever heard phrases like “I’m not like other girls (or other guys)”? People who pride themselves on being different from others of their gender and laugh at stereotypical behaviour are no better than those who conform to them. They’re actually exhibiting internalized sexism, meaning they’re repressing and perpetuating fundamentally sexist judgments, which is not cool at all.
- Making fun of others’ hobbies or interests
As mentioned earlier, everyone’s entitled to their tastes. Laughing at someone else about a particular hobby or interest because it’s perceived as cheesy says more about the person poking fun than it does about the person showing an interest in something that may seem old-fashioned. Live and let live is a much cooler approach than judging others on their hobbies!
- Abusing swear words and insults
Everyone’s sensibilities vary, but certain words and slurs are never appropriate to use. This is especially true of insults directed at a person’s gender, orientation, physical or mental ability, or skin colour. Using these words not only decreases your cool factor, but actually makes you appear intolerant.
- Boasting about your parents’ wealth
While it may seem obvious, some could use a reminder. Bragging about others’ success doesn’t earn the braggart more credit. Those who boast about their parents’ success and wealth appear more like spoiled children than cool people. Focusing on your own accomplishments without constantly bragging about them is a much better look.
- Using your zodiac sign as a universal excuse
There’s nothing wrong with being interested in astrology. Many people make their birth chart to know themselves better, acknowledge their faults, and work on self-improvement. Others, however, use their zodiac sign as an excuse to continue their bad behaviour. They would do better to use astrology as a tool rather than a cop-out.
- Disrespecting service personnel
Some people think they can do whatever they want, and their behaviour towards people they consider inferior can reveal a lot about their own temperament. Service personnel, from department store clerks to wait staff at restaurants and bars, deserve as much respect as any other type of worker, and to mistreat or belittle them is unacceptable.
REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
– Nicolas Chamfort
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” – Hafez
Happiness is….not being cool for the sake of it sometimes.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
I asked the IT guy, “How do you make a Motherboard?” He said, “I tell her about my job.”
Love is…when all you want to do is hold hands
A time for Harry Potter…A time for Mickey Mouse
1939 In the “scoop of the century,” Telegraph journalist Clare Hollingworth becomes the first to report the outbreak of World War II.
1954 “Rear Window”, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, is released.
1952 The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published.
©2021 Phil M Robinson