W.W.B.W.D? (what would Blair Waldorf do?)

These past few weeks, I’ve been entirely acting like a drowned rat that’s been too miserable to even save my life. A lot of shitty things have been happening to me this past few weeks and alone in my room, I have come to realize that I have been acting like a loser whining endlessly of her miserable existence. Of her annoying superiors.

..and then, it hit me.

My peg and favorite fictional b*tch of all time, Blair Waldorf, would not allow herself to look like a loser (and a first class loser, at that) at the face of extreme adversity. As Patrick Swayze said in Dirty Dancing “No one puts Baby in a corner…”

Blair, the Queen Bee of Constance Bilard School for Girls, will not allow anyone to put her in a corner alright. Yeah, she would act like the uber drama queen that she is and would rant and wail of her seemingly bad fortune. But to be treated and to act like a LOSER? No freaking way and you could bet her newly-purchased Stuart Weitzman bow clutch that she’d plan out a sweet yet painful revenge on every person that OWE her.

And so, alone in my room at 12:48AM and still thinking of the misfortune which befell me and my friends, I couldn’t help but wonder, “if pushed into my current situation–what would Blair Waldorf do?”

For one, she would not allow a balding old midget to push her around. She’d make sure to sweetly follow his advice and his useless meanderings then surreptitiously turn her initiatives around to make it look like it was her idea all along. If the idea doesn’t go well, Blair would document the failings and make sure that it would be reflected on the miserable soul who annoyingly exists in her world.

Blair, as sweet as she is, would act like she was interested on what the BIG LOSER has to say only to dismiss and bad mouth him in the end.

Point number two: Blair would know how to play with the rules and turn it into her favor. This is the same way on how she keeps a tight rein on the social scene of Constance Bilard. Blair has a power of making people believe that she totally understands and empathizes with them when in reality, she’s secretly laughing at their faces.

And oh, Blair would be sure to turn in her projects and perform her initiatives even beyond the effing expectations of others. As part of her sweet need to overachieve and be on top of everything, Blair will never be a pathetic mess-up. She’d be so perfect, people at work will kill to find a single mistake on her finished projects.

And lastly, Blair will never be caught dead whining and looking like a loser. Like the Queen Bee that she is, she would held her head high, PLOT SWEET REVENGE and rule her kingdom while pathetic mortals fall hook, line and sinker with whatever she says.

Blair–however pathetic, insecure and vulnerable she may be–knows when to assert her rights. Blair knows when to speak up or shut up (if it will save her pretty ass). Blair wouldn’t anyone bully her around (oh, maybe except for Chuck but that’s subject to “three words, eight letters and i am yours”)

In her sheltered little word, my Blair Waldorf reigns supreme as queen.

In the end, I may not be as pretty as Blair or my clothes are hella cheaper than hers. But we Drama Queens have one admirable trait: it is during times of adversity that we are at our most wicked.

And what about the females?

Is there a serious lack of good women characters in literature, or I have yet to read more books — especially ones with great women characters? That is the question–after I have tried to follow my first post on Best Fictional Male Characters with their female counterparts. But, with 2 hours passed and still without a complete list, I have started to doubt if I can even reach to five.

Fret not, because I apparently read enough books to continue my list of Best fictional female characters in literature.

Anne Frank is an obvious favorite–but she can’t join the list as she is not fictional and what happened to her and her family is far from fiction–and such as horrible fate that transcends fiction, reality and dream all together.

5. Tita dela Garza from “Like Water for Chocolate” Como agua para chocolate)

Tita dela Garza, the heroine from “Como Agua Para Chocolate” began as a 15 year old girl relegated to a life of servitude to her mother due to family tradition. What I loved about the novel is Tita’s affinity to food and how her dexterity and talent in the kitchen expresses her feelings and her inner most thoughts. Tita is a bold and sensuous character who expresses her womanhood to the fullest. I like how she is portrayed the novel–she began as a submissive child but as the novel progressed grew into a fiery character. (wow, she is THAT fiery that in the final chapter, she and Pedro died while making love. why? read the novel to find out) πŸ™‚

4. Nymphadora Tonks from Harry Potter

I love everything about Nymphadora Tonks–the fact that she was a metamorphagus (can change appearance at will), had a cool wardrobe and a shocking hairdo, served both as a guardian and an older sister to Harry, Hermione and Ron, fell madly in love and married the adorable Prof. Remus Lupin, a celebrated and qualified Auror and lastly–died bravely and honorably as a hero during the final battle at Hogwarts.

If I am to be written as a character in the Harry Potter series, I would love to be Tonks (God, please forbid that I would be reincarnated as that weak-spine Cho Chang). For me, she steals the scene for every chapter that she graced. And duh, Nymphadora is not that bad of a name…

Tonks: “Don’t call me Nymphadora, Remus. It’s Tonks.”
Remus Lupin: “Nymphadora Tonks, who prefers to be known by her surname only.”
Tonks: “So would you if your fool of a mother had called you Nymphadora.”
β€” Tonks and Remus Lupin

3. Sayuri Nitta from “Memoirs of a Geisha”

Yes, my cat (the brat princess Sayuri) was named after this character. Sayuri Nitta (the former Sakamoto Chiyo) rose from being a servant girl saddled with debts to be one of the most celebrated geisha of old Japan. She is beautiful, graceful and madly in love with the old Chairman Iwamura Ken. I loved how she was portrayed both weak and strong; innocent and coquettish; at times both intelligent and naive with her decisions in life. She is a character that tried to find good in everyone.

2. Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl

Oh, Blair–you are the representation of my vain, bratty and melodramatic self. While you can be truly, truly annoying due to your manipulative ways–the fact that you are a first-rate drama queen secured your place in my heart. And the fact that you had the gall to name your sister Yale really cracked me up. Now, if only you would stop pining after that pretty loser Nathan.

1. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice

As I mentioned during my last post, I love Elizabeth Bennet and even to this day, remains a fan of Pride & Prejudice. I like that she is different from the women of her time: she is strong-willed, opinionated, charming yet a bit offensive especially when she says what’s on her mind.

I love how she deflects Darcy’s affections — yet sometimes, I get annoyed with Elizabeth Darcy for refusing to see things as they are, being stuck in her impressions and convictions.

So far, here’s my list of my favorite female characters. What about you? Which fictional female characters from literature do you like?

i *heart* chuck bass :-)

I am currently hooked on Glee where my favorite character is Puck–the baby daddy to Quinn Fabrey’s bun in the oven. Aside from that I am slowly developing a slight crush on Mr. Will Schuester and his puppy dog eyes. Will post more on Glee.

But this post is about my first ever TV crush. The other night, he was on a supporting role in a very weird dream and waking up, I was reminded on how damned sexy and sinful this man is. Pardon me if I start drooling here, but that’s his effect on me on most days.

Anyway, just to be clear: my dream was baduy but not sinful.

I was hoping the camera would turn on me and i’d be the blair to his chuck,but then my mom had to shake me from my stuppor cos i was really late for work!

damn!

i am so in love with ed westwick (the guy who plays chuck bass) and…with chuck bass himself! obviously, it reflects that i am a big Gossip Girl fan. i love the show! i love the cast! i love the clothes! i love chuck bass!

i am such a sucker for bad boys

A flinch of his nostril and that evil glint in his eyes and I am forever hooked!