Connecting with the characters in the stories we play, watch, and read often makes a work stick with us for longer. The noble heroes, the badasses with hearts of gold, the cool skater kids, the video game characters who play games themselves, the charismatic revolutionaries, the fashion icons. The traits we share with these characters, or admire in them. These are characters whose experiences - with love, with grief, with joy, with oppression - reflect our own, and sometimes even help us express them in our own lives.
Are there any characters you really connect with? Characters whose personalities are like your own? Whose actions or interests are the ones you’d have in their stories? Characters you wish you were more like, or maybe just dressed more like? Perhaps even be a character of your own creation, an avatar that inhabited another world for you in the way you would, if you could.