List of Saints

Now, I am not a Catholic, and I don’t think that the Lutheran church does much with saints, it being Protestant and all. Still, we all need our role models, because we all need someone we want to be. Maybe that’s just me. That’s all right, I can live with that. These are some people I look up to, for various reasons. Yes, they are all fictional, apart from number 6. No, I don’t care.

  1. Ariadne Oliver. Writer, works with Hercule Poirot at times. Patron of writers, hairdressers, interior decorators, and women’s intuition. (Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot)
  1. Eve Dallas. Cop for the NYSPD. Patron of asskickers, cops, and figuring out the rules on how to friend- and relationship. (J.D. Robb’s …in Death-series)
  1. Penelope Garcia. Technical genius for the BAU, good with computers. Patron of nerding out, just because you like bright colours doesn’t mean you’re not a competent adult, and that being fat doesn’t mean you can’t be attractive. (Criminal Minds)
  1. Penny Rolle. Inmate of Bitch Planet. Patron of asskicking, and you can be happy with yourself even if you’re fat. You don’t have to change for other people. (Kelly Sue Deconnick’s Bitch Planet)
  1. Clint Barton. Archer, Hawkeye, Avenger. Patron of mental health, and interpersonal relationships. The moment you do things the way he does is the moment you need help, or at least rethink your approach. (Hawkeye)
  1. St. Jude. Catholic saint. Patron of lost causes.
  1. Parker. Thief, just Parker. Patron of not fitting in with the world around you, and still finding your people. And being more ruthless than people would expect. (Leverage)
  1. Joan Watson. Former surgeon, former sober companion, private detective. Patron of not putting up with other people’s crap even if you’re there to help them. (Elementary)
  1. Athena. Greek Goddess of wisdom, handicrafts, the art of smart war, being a virgin. Animal is the owl.
  1. Isis Proserpina McDonald. Philologist, speaks several dead languages. Patron of being smart and not hiding that just because the men in your life might feel uncomfortable about that. (Some horrible Christian books in which her character gets massacred (personality-wise) around part 2)
  1. Kate Bishop. Archer, Hawkeye, Young Avenger. Patron of asskicking, doing your own thing, and telling people off if they’re cramping your style. (Young Avengers, Hawkeye)
  1. Michael “Booster Gold” Carter. Former football-player, stealer of a time machine, now a hero. Patron of loving and promoting yourself, and still doing the right thing in the end. (Booster Gold)
  1. Sam Vimes. Officer of the Watch in Ankh-Morpork. Patron of being a cynical bastard, and containing the darkness within. (He’ll go spare when he finds out.) (Terry Pratchett’s Discworld)
  1. James T. Kirk. Captain of the Enterprise. Patron of being a leader, caring for your people, and occasionally getting your shirt off. (Star Trek: The Original Series)
  1. Elizabeth Bennet. Second eldest daughter, eventually marries a rich man. Patron of sass, quick-wittedness, and shutting men down when they think that you saying no is meant as encouragement for them to try harder. (Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice)
  1. Catherine Morland. Patron of believing in stories and the power they hold, but also recognizing when they might lead you astray. (Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey)
  1. Karen Walker. Patron of booze, sass, sarcasm, and not giving a shit what other people think about you not fitting in with the rest of the world. Not always to be followed, as this can lead into abusive behaviour. (Will and Grace)
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