Tellulah’s Sassy Musings

Wade/Parzival (Ready Player One) is great

Why he’s great: a wonderfully realized underdog Everyone loves an underdog. Ernest Cline does an excellent job starting our hero in a position of seeming impossibility. In a world crippled by recession and poverty, where fulfillment is tied to achieving status online, Wade is poor, overweight, socially awkward, and while smart, can’t afford to get […]


Tony Stark is great

Why he is great: The master of the effortless quip “Doctor Banner, your work is unparalleled. And I’m a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster.“ It’s tough separating the excellence of all Tony Stark’s apparently offhanded quips from the brilliant delivery of Robert Downey Jr. […]


Merida and Elinor (Brave) are great

Why they are great: Excellent dual protagonists with a story absolutely rooted in character **SOME SPOILERS** Dual protagonists have their own unique set of opportunities and challenges. Dara Marks, story editing goddess for all things character and theme, talks about duals as having both a common goal and a common flaw. Or to get all […]


Owen Meany is great

Written by: John Irving                                                                                                  Reason why he’s […]


Game of Thrones is great

HBO Series created by: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss Based on the series of novels by George RR Martin Great characters: Jamie Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, Arya Stark Reasons why they’re great: Reversals of fortune leading to growth. Mr. Martin, you write great characters. These are wonderful examples of creating people who identify themselves in […]


Greetings and Salutations from Tellulah Darling

Welcome to my site. Poke around, look through the closets, stay a while and chat. Check out my YA novel Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls, learn a bit more about me or help me discuss what makes great characters on my blog Tellulah’s Darlings – celebrating great characters in books, TV, and film. […]


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