Loved Mario's post though I have to say Sarah from T2 is one of my all time favorites. Ripley was good, but Sarah rocked! She gets my vote for #1. In fact T2 is one of the movies I own and watch when I want to get my bad on.
Speaking of badasses-- did anyone catch last night's premier of BLADE, the series
? The reviews were uniformly lousy, but I guess I have a soft spot for big muscles. And the series star is one Sticky Fingaz (no joke--he's a rapper) who has BIG muscles. Plus he rides a Harley. I also like the co-star, Jill Wagner, who reminds me a lot of the actress who plays Kate on LOST. Here's what the reviewers had to say
Congrats to Marta on the BookSense pick--that's a very big deal. And for her wonderful reviews. I plan to pick up Casa Dracula this weekend myself. I encourage all to do the same.
So the bad ass thing got me thinking about who (or what) I use for inspiration when writing my character. Buffy, of course, for her human strength and courage. The vamp characteristics I pretty much make up as I go along (I am writing fiction, after all). But I realize now there's a little Sarah in the mix, too. Her need to protect humanity from the apocalypse and her willingness to sacrifice herself for the greater good. Come to think of it, I wonder if Joss Whedon didn't have her in the back of his mind, too,
Food for thought.