Friday, August 20, 2010

Guess-that-character - REVEAL

Jenn at unedited came up with this Guess-that-Character idea: "Post a snippet of the character you'd like to be identified. Try and make sure there are no descriptions of what they might look like. This blog fest is based purely on voice, action and personality."

I must have done a good job (pats on back, blushes) because a lot of you nailed Tara pretty darn close! I also really enjoyed those of you who suggested a young Jodi Foster, AnnaSophia Robb (Because of Winn Dixie), Lindsay Lohan (Parent Trap), or a young Hayden Panettier.

But the truth is, I modeled her after a young Scarlett Johannson, specifically from the character Grace in the Horse Whisperer (1998). All attitude on the outside but a softie inside. Here she is from 1998 and then all growed up and gorgeous.

I picture Tara with the same long dark blonde hair (but in a ponytail), gray eyes, and even the same tilt to her head that says "yeah? So what!" 

Here's some of my favorite descriptions - thanks everyone!
From our hostess, Jen: Her Uncle sounds like mine, he calls my sister Koala bear all the time. I really connected with the character! My Guess: I think she's small and petite. Possibly even a little small for her age. Freckles on her face with light brown hair that falls just above her shoulder. I think she has hazel eyes as well!

Jemi Fraser: Okay, she's braver than mom, so let's say athletic, but not too strong - that pack was heavy! So maybe a little short. Hair in a pony tail - maybe brown hair.

Amie McCracken: Long, dirty blonde hair that's probably in a ponytail (and greasy from all the camping). A very athletic body, but not too tall. Blue eyes, a wide face. For some reason I'm also picturing elegant hands.

Brenda Drake: I have a niece named Tara so I'm going to try to not describe her ... well, heck ... she is just like her. Athletic, confident, lanky, brown hair, green eyes, freckled nose, and sarcastic.

Meredith: I see her as on the shorter side for her age, with dark curly brown hair and a whole lot of freckles. She's got dark brown eyes, teeth that are just a little bit crooked, and always dresses casually.

And the WINNER IS (closest description overall, except for the green eyes):

Victoria Dixon: I'm seeing a fit, but not necessarily athletic girl. She's self-confident, but not in a jerky, preppy way. I think I'm describing her instead of her appearance. LOL. I suspect she's got her hair up in a pony tail, but it's a lazy 'do and has strands falling around her face already. I like the green eyes, Hanna. I'll go with that. She's wearing hiking books and bug spray. Oh, and her Uncle is my husband. :)

24 comments:

  1. Yay!!!! I can so see Tara now as the young Ms Johannson!! Excellent stuff!

    What a fun blogfest this has been!

    Take care
    x

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  2. I'm gonna count this as a victory...close enough anyhow. LOL

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  3. Good choice! I can totally see it!

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  4. I love Scarlett Johannson! Great choice and so fits the character:)

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  5. I didn't even know Scarlett Johannson acted as a child. You're right, that picture of her when she was young is all attitude - I love it!

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  6. young scarlet johannson looks perfect! (i never saw the horse whispere) so a kinda here is better than the way-offs everywhere else!!

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  7. She's a wonderful character. Has a lot of depth to her. (Are you by chance looking for a crit partner? I would love to switch stories with you.)

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  8. How fun! Looks how I thought of her but for the short hair bit. ;)

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  9. I love Tara ... and not because I'm a relative. Love that she looks like the spunky Scarlett! :D

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  10. Woohoo - I was relatively close on this one - that didn't happen a lot yesterday :)

    Great character :)

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  11. I wish I'd had time to take part in this. It's fun reading everyone's descriptions, though.

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  12. Congrats to the closest guesser!! Thank you for posting my comment as well, you're such a sweetheart!!!

    I love your character, she's beautiful!!! Great choice for sure!

    Thank you so much for participating in this blog fest, it meant a ton to me with all these fabulous entries! For being my very first one I'm feeling pretty awesome!!! Thanks again :)

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  13. Neat character and idea! Thanks for the fun read.

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  14. This character sounds fantastic! This has been such a great blogfest!

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  15. Hahaha, I'm laughing at the "her Uncle is my husband" part. Awesome. I think I was in the right ballpark, at least :D

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  16. Aw, cute! Glad I was close :) She's such an endearing character, even from that one little snippet!

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  18. Wow, what a cool idea. I could really see young SJ when I went back and read your snip.

    Shelley

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  19. Dang! So sorry I missed out on guessing. But I loved your description! :o) Thanks for sharing the snippet. Great job guessing to all my friends.


    Have a great week, Margo!

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  20. This was so much fun wasn't it!!!!!

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  21. LOL I missed that one I think. :D Oh well. I still loved the passage!!

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