I almost didn’t post a Friday Favourites today because I was out of inspiration. I’m super tired this week and I just didn’t have any ideas about what to write. I’ve always believed that I shouldn’t be writing content for content’s sake. It needs to be something that I give a shit about otherwise it’s just pointless for everybody. I’m not suggesting that this idea is better than anything I could have forced myself to write but at least I’m into it. Why am I into it? Because it gives me a chance to indulge in chat about my birthday. Anyone who’s been around for a whole will remember that I made a huge deal about my 30th birthday. Not only did I spend the whole year review TBT films from the year I was born but I dedicated the whole of March to writing about the books that made an impact on me. I did enjoy writing 30 Books For My 30th but, looking back, it does seem incredibly self-indulgent. This year isn’t quite as bad but I decided to list my favourite fictional characters who were born in the same month as me. Thereby proving that many of the greatest people were born in March. All information regarding fictional people’s birthday’s found here. Although, on further inspection, many of these were actually wrong.
Aragorn (Lord of the Rings): 1st March
I’m more of a Boromir/Sean Bean fan but I can’t deny how awesome he is. He’s the rightful King and is super nice to Hobbits. He may seem a bit gruff but he’s lovely underneath. And, you know, Viggo Mortensen.
Ron Weasley (Harry Potter): 1st March
Many won’t admit it but we all know Ron is the best one in the main trio. I know he’s kind of useless at solving most of the problems but he’s the fun and lovable one. He’s the only one that I’d want to be friends with and hang out with. Yes, he’d annoy the shit out of me but most people do. Even my closest friends.
Cecilia Halpert (The Office): 4th March
Obviously, as a British person, I think the original version of The Office is the superior one but that doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy the American one too. And part of what made that series so good was the chemistry between Jim and Pam. Their wedding was one of the most adorable things ever. So, the fact that their firstborn child was born the day before me is pretty cool.
Remus Lupin (Harry Potter): 10th March
He’s one of my favourite characters. He’s probably one of your favourite characters. Remus Lupin is one of the only genuinely nice and good people in this whole series. I’m still annoyed by his death because it didn’t need to happen. It only happened so JK could right that stupid scene in which his parents and all of their friends appear as ghosts. She just wanted to mirror Harry’s story in Teddy’s. It’s such a stupid reason for someone to die.
Catwoman: 14th March
I’m not entirely sure about this one. My research didn’t prove to be very helpful but I’m going with it. Mainly because I want to share a birthday month with Catwoman. She’s awesome. Kind of evil but kind of good. Super sexy but also smart. She’s a formidable foe and a worthy partner for Bruce. And I’m claiming her as another March baby.
Michael Scott (The Office): 15th March
I know this is the second character from the American version of The Office to make the list but he’s also one of the greatest. Michael, or Steve Carell, made the show a success. He was funny but also kind. Unlike David Brent, you weren’t just laughing at him. You cared about him and wanted him to succeed. He was a major part of the show’s heart.
Saffron Monsoon (Ab Fab): 17th March
Okay, so Saffy isn’t the fun one in Absolutely Fabulous but imagine how awful the show would have been without her. Outrageous characters only remain funny when they have a straight guy to go up against. And Saffy is the straightest guy out there.
Ryan Atwood (The OC): 19th March
Oh god, I bloody loved The OC. I can’t honestly say that Ryan was my favourite character but that doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate him as a March birthday. It brings back a whole load of nostalgia and embarrassment for liking it so much.
Walter Kovacs/Rorschach (The Watchmen): 21st March
Confession time: I’ve still not seen the HBO series. But I do love the graphic novel and, despite what most people think, I liked the film. It was always going to be hard to adapt it and I think Zack Snyder did a pretty good job. Certainly better than he ever did with Superman/Batman.
Wonder Woman: 22nd March
I didn’t really care much about Wonder Woman until Patty Jenkins got control of her. That film was everything and, by the look of the trailers, the second one is going to be just as good. Gal Gadot really is the perfect casting for the role.
Kenny (South Park): 22nd March
I didn’t like South Park in its earlier days but as the show went on I grew to love it. Some of my favourite ever television episodes come from this show. I mean the Game of Thrones/Black Friday episodes were amazing. Part of the reason? Princess Kenny.
Captain James T. Kirk (Star Trek): 22nd March
Is Captain Kirk the best captain of the Enterprise? No. That’s clearly Picard. However, he’s still played by William bloody Shatner and that’s fun. Also by Chris Pine who is the least memorable of all the acting Chrises.
Marion Ravenwood (Indiana Jones): 24th March
Ah, Marion. How could I not include her?
Pam Beesly (The Office): 25th March
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t going to include Pam because she’s actually not one of my favourite characters on the show. I love her and Jim together. On her own? She’s kind of dull. Still, I could hardly include her daughter and not her.