To whomever may be reading this post, I have Aimee from To the Barricade! guest posting for me today. She's pretty awesome, and the post you are about to read is awesome, too. Enjoy!
A big thanks to Katie for letting me guest post here today! I absolutely love this blog and I’m pretty excited about it. And a big thanks to all you lovely people out there reading! *waves*
If you didn’t know already, or hadn’t guessed, I’m just a tiny bit obsessed with books. I love the pretty covers and nice-smelling pages and plots that keep me up at night, and most of all I love the characters, those large-as-life people running around making me fall in love with them. I especially love those characters that are so close you feel like you’re friends with them, even though you’ve never seen them outside of those pages.
Go ahead, admit you do this too, I’m the last person to judge.
Anyway, if this sounds weird to you, allow me to make a convincing argument:
Why Fictional Friends Are Just The Best
1. You can visit them any time you like!
This is totally the main benefit - literally all you have to do is open up that book (and smell the pages, of course), flip through, find those laugh-out-loud or even heartbreaking scenes, and visit them all over again. It’s even better after the first time, too, because you find all kinds of new little details and memories. Bring on the warm fuzzies.
2. They’re a lot less demanding than real friends.
Harsh, but true. Real friends are great and all, but a lot of work, let’s face it. Fictional friends? They’re probably all villains anyway, so not terribly high-maintenance. And you don’t have to feed fictional friends, or clean up for them, so that’s a plus.
3. They’re all pretty hilarious.
Not always true, but for the most part, and especially with characters you like - they tend to be pretty witty, or clumsy, or good with stupid jokes, or sarcastic, or something like that. And it’s nearly always on-point, or if it’s not, it’s hilariously adorkable. (That’s a word I’m allowed to use, right?) And we all know that funny friends are basically the best.
4. They’re always around.
So this kind of goes with #1, but you can always depend on fictional friends. They’re right there to make you laugh or cry or just smile or give you ALLLL the feelings whenever you need it! I mean, they can’t actually give hugs or anything, but it sure feels that way sometimes, and having them to rely on is the best.
And, my personal favorite…
5. They take you on adventures.
I’ve been so many different places with my own fictional friends, both in this world and out of it, that I never could have gone on my own. The second you open up that book and take the character’s hand you’ll be taken somewhere you only could have dreamed of, and you’ll experience it all with them and get to know them at the same time...how cool is that? I’ll never get over it, myself. You also get to experience all the feels and trauma too, the more you get to know them, but eh. It’s an incredible experience, those books you’re really attached to. And it’s even better if you do it several times and get to be very, very good friends with those people.
If that’s not a convincing argument for why they’re the best ever, I don’t know what is.
What about you? Who’s your favorite fictional friend? How do you feel about fictional besties in general? Comment away.
Thanks again to Katie for letting me guest post! Even if I waited until the absolute last possible second to actually finish the post, but we won’t talk about that. She’s guest posting on my blog, To the Barricade, as well, and you should totally check that out!
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