Friends In Fiction

December 1, 2014 10:26 PM

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It started when I was younger with the young adult books that I would check out from the library. The Babysitters Club was one of my favorite book series because the girls had this incredible bond of friendship and they each led such a unique and creative life. They had each other to lean on in good times and bad and they made one another feel special. That was the first time I can remember wishing I had real friends like these fictional ones. Of course, I had my twin sister Jamie, who is and always will be my best friend and forever bond, but when fictional life eclipses the grandeur of real life, you kind of want to stay retreated into the pages of a good book. The very same goes for television with characters and storylines that play out on-screen. Why live in reality when you can paint the New York skyline red with the sexy and provocative ladies of Sex and the City or share some coffee with your favorite Friends at Central Perk? Through television you could live in a quaint town full of lovable oddballs, leap tall buildings in a single bound like a superhero, take risks and throw caution to the wind, relive the past or make an all new future, find romance in the most unlikeliest of places, etc. The escapism that outlets like books, movies, and television provided made me realize that some of my best friends were fictional characters.

You're never alone when you have fictional friends you can relate to or escape with. Shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gilmore Girls, Dawson's Creek and Veronica Mars made life feel like it was full and possibilities were endless. Whenever you would watch an episode you had an all new drama or ad...

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