I read somewhere once how fiction is so special because it helps you to imagine so much more than you ever thought you could. I think that’s very important – knowing that you have the ability to do that. Its one of the reasons I enjoy books so much; reading always makes you feel like you can do so much more than you’ve ever thought you could. But it’s not only reading that does that. Tv shows and movies and anime and k-dramas, they all can form this little corner in your life and you can just feel yourself being getting better, getting happier just immersing yourself in this experience.
I spent most of the second half of 2020 on my laptop screen. I consumed so much content online that I could start giving off recommendations for every kind of genre now. But it’s been during these times that I’ve realised how important fictional content is; how important it is to see something very pure and happy on your screen and let yourself follow their journey. This is what makes comfort characters so ridiculously important.
What I’ve really understood from comfort characters is that they’re just these regular fictional characters that bring you immense amounts of happiness and everything they do just makes you adore them more and living vicariously through them just makes you feel all gooey. I think everyone ends up having comfort characters is most of anything they watch. You might not know it and suddenly that one character is your comfort character. The crazy thing is that they can just be a really minor character or not the hero and yet everything related to them will make you feel excited. Every back story, every development arc and every new thing introduced for them to tackle will have you rooting for them like you’ve never rooted for anyone else. Comfort characters are so important and just acknowledging that someone fictional entity is your comfort character is rewarding.
So I decided that I could here list a few of my favourite comfort characters and then everyone reading this can think about their own perfect comfort characters!