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dragon560
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Registered: ‎03-02-2009
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the characters you read about in books, do you like them for what they do? Or for who they are?

i'm going to go with, who they are because a character can do the cooklist things but if i  don't like the character then i don't care if he cool.:smileytongue:
Quote-"a book always keeps something of its owner between its pages"


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Luna93
Posts: 465
Registered: ‎04-18-2009

Re: the characters you read about in books, do you like them for what they do? Or for who they are?

definitly for who they r. :smileyhappy:
All I want is for you to be happy
And take this moment and make you my family
And finally you have found someone perfect
Finally you have found
~RHCP
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Silvermist24
Posts: 1,257
Registered: ‎03-25-2009

Re: the characters you read about in books, do you like them for what they do? Or for who they are?

I like them mostly for who they are inside but, i also LOVE sassy characters. They liven up the story, make it more intersting and I love snappy lines.
Baby you can drive my car,
Yes I'm gonna be a star,
Baby you can drive my car,
And Baby I love you,
Beep Beep, Beep Beep, Yea!
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SabrinaSunlight
Posts: 141
Registered: ‎04-04-2009

Re: the characters you read about in books, do you like them for what they do? Or for who they are?

Sassy characters are awesome! I can kinda relate(: and mostly for what they do.(:
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twilightfann
Posts: 461
Registered: ‎08-29-2008

Re: the characters you read about in books, do you like them for what they do? Or for who they are?

I definitely like characters for who they are. That makes them relatable and likeable. But in a way, the two are kind of similar. What kind of person the character is defines what they do, and that's what makes the story interesting. =)
The persons of their world lived in an atmosphere of faint implications and pale delicacies, and the fact that he and she understood each other without a word seemed to the young man to bring them nearer than any explanation would have done.
-The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
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Wolfgirl22
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Re: the characters you read about in books, do you like them for what they do? Or for who they are?

Well, it's kinda a hard pick for me. Like, it's so cool what they can do, but it makes a difference for who they are.....so I guess I have to say who they are
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BeeZnEEz101
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Re: the characters you read about in books, do you like them for what they do? Or for who they are?

personally i think what the characters do make them who they are so basically i dnt kno but thats my opinion
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ilovesuperheros
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Re: the characters you read about in books, do you like them for what they do? Or for who they are?

hahh i guess both really i like for how they are and who they are. and sometimes i wish they were real
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Night_Angel
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Re: the characters you read about in books, do you like them for what they do? Or for who they are?

A mixture of both. What they do often reflects who they are. 
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CaLaMiTyPLeAsE
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Re: the characters you read about in books, do you like them for what they do? Or for who they are?

 I also have a mixture. I tend to lean towards certain charachters (like the sexy bad boy vampire type) but also the ones who can kick some butt, and are sweet, and stuff so pretty much both.

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Golden_Reader12
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Re: the characters you read about in books, do you like them for what they do? Or for who they are?

I would definetly say that I like characters for who they are, but also for how they are. I love charachters who are real but in ways that are almost heroic. Since characters' actions are tools used to describe what kind of person they are I really pay attention to the ones who have good morals but also may act out of anger or sadness because thats how we all act when confronted with a tough situation. 
"There would be little reason to lie down at night without the possibility of seeing things bigger and more amazing than the average day might bring about. Why pick up a pen or type on a keyboard if there's no imagination or wonder left to behold?"
-pg 3 of Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra