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Perceptions

July 13, 2010

One thing I've learned as a writer is that different characters perceive the events happening around them (and the people involved in those events) differently. Or, in my opinion, good well-written characters should perceive the events differently. For example, one of my philosophies is that there is no clear-cut good or evil; there are simply different ways to the end that people can take that others perceive as good or evil.

With that in mind, I began thinking of myself and how I'm seen from different angles.

How I perceive myself:



How I think others perceive me:



How I probably should be perceived:



How my kids perceive me:



How my wife perceives me:



How I lie to myself about my wife's perceptions of me:



How my sister-in-law perceives me:



How my parents perceive me:



How I wish to be perceived:

10 comments:

Bev said...

haha! I love this. Sexy Homer is my fave, naturally. I definitely perceive myself as Lois Griffin, and I think my husband agrees. Lois is sufficiently naughty, after all. ;) My kids think I'm more of a Marge, and that's okay too.

Adam L. said...

Do you want to be perceived as Bender because you're great?

Heather said...

When I hear the word bender I think of a PBnJ sandwich made on one piece of bread and folded in half...

Also, futurama rules all of the universe because it is just that awesome.

Soda and Candy said...

Awesome, awesome post. And not just because I understood all the references this time!!!

So will you start telling people to bite your shiny metal ass?

; )

SkylersDad said...

I bet your wife sees you as less Peter and more Quagmire. Giggity.

MC said...

Well, who doesn't want to be Bender deep down... really. I mean, he would be a Platonic ideal if he could have foresaw the most awesome robot ever.

Jill VT said...

Oh, your writing makes me perceive you like someone FAR hotter. Don't you look like Colin Firth?

Eric said...

Yep, heh heh. Time to go work on the lawn.

Kristine said...

Hehe. My husband is fond of the phrase "perception is reality!" I think I should produce a similar slide show for him.

Wynn said...

Lol! We drove past a place thats actually called benders today. I think he has a mansion there.

And i totally percieve you as picture number 2.

So, you collect comic books right?..