Movies and books are fictitious, obviously, but that doesn’t mean that I cannot wish my life was in some way like them. Sure wishing won’t make it magically happen but a girl can dream right?
- Characters seem to have endless amounts of gorgeous clothes, shoes and accessories. From a massive collection of wonderful Converse and other designer shoes to the dresses, shorts, shirts, skirts, whatever you can think of that are hung in their wardrobe. They never re-wear an outfit, worry about not having any warm clothes that haven’t belonged to their brothers and they always look fabulous, even in their pyjamas.
- In movies or books, if you have your license, you have a brand new car ideally. If I want a new car, I enter competitions (like two days ago) where I have a 1 in 60 000 chance of winning a brand new car. If that fails, which it most likely will, I’ll buy a $4000 piece of metal and have to hope it doesn’t break down on me.
- Movie characters seem to be able to do whatever they want, whenever they want. Sure, even if I had this privilege, I wouldn’t do anything with it. I’d still be in my bedroom using my laptop, watching TV and reading. Seeing as I don’t think I’d enjoy partying or drinking and I have no significant other to visit, the only places I’d go are to Woolworths for food and for work, the shops to blow my money and the occasional McDonald’s run.
- The boys are perfect. They are kind, gorgeous, have wonderful personalities and love the girls for who they are. Yes sure the females are probably a perfect height, weight, have lovely coloured hair, the wardrobe I mentioned earlier and a lovely symmetrical face, but that’s not the point. I want my own Landon to name a star after me, and marry me in the church my mother and father got married and to stay with me until I died, (yes I watched A Walk to Remember today, and I am still emotional). I’m not saying a guy has to do this for me, but it would be really nice.
- I want the happy endings. Sure, not every movie or book has a happy ending, (yes A Walk to Remember, I am talking about you, but I am so glad that Landon was able to move on with his life, which makes it a somewhat happy ending), but a lot do and when I finish a film or a novel and it has a beautiful ending it makes me hopeful, because I know one day I will get the chance to have my happy ending. One day.
The wardrobe, the car, the freedom, the boyfriend, the happy ending. I want them all. I won’t get them all right away and I have certainly come to terms with that but like I said before, that does not mean I cannot dream, hope and wish for them. So if one day a wonderful boy driving a brand new car filled with a magnificent wardrobe and my mum lets me drive off into the sunset with him and we live happily ever after, I will not complain.