How is it possible to have a relationship with a completely fictional character? Am I broken? I have a such draw and desire to delve into the lives of fictional characters. To know what makes them tick and live the way they are written. So in reality am I draw to the writer? Is it possible to write a character that is not part of you? I can find more in common with something that only is alive on paper or screen but is not truly real. I feel a kinship to these creatures. They make me whole and push me to desire more. They guide me to choose to live better and become the person, character, I want to be.
I wonder about the escapism that people indulge in. Is that what I am doing? I desire to be as strong, as beautiful, as wise as the person who attracts me. It is not every fictional person I am drawn to. When I am though, it is strong and moving. I wonder if because I can see into their mind more as an outsider I am able to relate better. Books describe the feelings and thoughts in a person. On screen I am able to follow the clues and thoughts of supporting characters to understand more then I would normally. I suppose that a regular human life is plain and uninspired compared to a fictional one. The hero always wins and pain and suffering is replaced by songs and the hero. Is this what we desire?
Am I the only one? Do you feel an attraction toward fictional lives?