I don’t think there’s a character that fits me 100% or even 70%, but there are characteristics from some that are very similar. For example Kuroko, from Kuroko no Basket, has the ability to hide his presence. It’s something he’s honed and perfected for his basketball career. I’m not a basketball person, but I feel like I have the same ability as Kuroko. In my family, we call it the ignoring ability…because for some reason I tend to get overlooked and ignored constantly….
It never benefited me in a game though and it’s mostly been a hindrance really. If I’m in a room, I’m able to come and go as I please without people noticing. And, if I’m not there, people think I am. The amount of times my parents turned off the lights when I’m still in the room….*sigh*
But, I’m not going to use Kuroko for this question. Instead, I’m going to go with Zoro from One Piece.
- Because I’ve been wanting to use a character from One Piece for a while now, but I’ve only seen a little bit of the anime. Even though they are technically anime characters, I wanted this challenge to remain pure and be only of characters that I’ve personally watched in an anime.
- Because it’s One Piece.
I’m not a fighter, like Zoro. I did karate instead of sword play. He loves alcohol, I can’t touch the stuff. He likes showing off his chest, and while it’s legal for me to do so here, I don’t think I ever would do that. So how do we relate to each other?
We both have no sense of direction.
I use to make fun of Zoro all the time for his horrible lack of direction. His ability to get lost time and time again is a running gag in One Piece and I couldn’t understand how someone could be that clueless. I mean, how can you get lost that easily?
Well, it wasn’t until I got my driver’s license and started driving places that I started to fully understand and appreciate Zoro. One day I went to a local library and decided to be a hero and take a different route back home. Somehow or another things happened and I ended up on the other side of the town.
I did realize that I made a wrong turn, so I turned into one area and tried to do a three-point turn, but the road was too small and there were cars behind me. I went into the neighbourhood and got even more lost. Don’t ask how. When I finally got free, I was supposed to go right, but went left….
Another time, I went downtown and because I of a few wrong turns, which to be fair were not my fault! I never realized how many “One Direction” signs were downtown, so I couldn’t go home the same way and had to find a new route. I did end up home, but I had to go to the other side of town first before I could do that.
Another time, I took a wrong turn and ended up in a different city. Luckily, I was able to get home because I found the road that I got lost on when I made the wrong turn at the library.
Another time I was trying to get to my aunt’s place, which is only a 10 minute drive, and ended up lost for 30 minutes. I eventually found the place, after 15 more minutes driving around.
Just the other day, I got lost in a neighbourhood and couldn’t find my way back home until 30 some minutes…
…there are countless of other times too and I even make the wrong turn when using google maps. The sad thing is that I’ve lived in my town since I was a little kid. I grew up here and yet, the moment I get behind the wheel and have to go somewhere that I’ve never been to I constantly get lost.
When I got lost at the library, I remember thinking to myself, “Ah, so this must be how Zoro feels like.”
Before you say anything, I know that there is GPS and it can work wonders for someone like me. It can, but for some reason it’s never work properly. If I use, through my phone, it just says “Recalculating…..Recalculating….Recalculating….” And then it stops working. Plus, if I ended up in another city, then there’s roaming fees and I’m not going to pay any roaming fees.
Ask for directions you say?
Well, if I was in another city I would do this, but I can’t really ask for directions when I’m in my hometown. That’s just embarrassing. If someone asks me, “Oh, whereabouts are you visiting from?” I’d have to say, “From down the street, I think? I’m actually from here, but I somehow got lost.” There’s no cool way of saying this so the other person doesn’t think you’re a complete idiot for getting lost in a city that you’ve lived in for 20 some years.
But you know, there is a good thing about this. You really start to value your home when you get lost. Every time it happens to me and I finally make it back, I’m incredibly thankful. And unlike Zoro, once I’ve been to a place via driving, I tend to remember it. A few times I didn’t, but for the most part I do!
It’s just hard…driving and remembering where to go. But at least I get to see some fun things, like cows and stuff.
Even though this trait is embarrassing and not something that really fits people’s image of me, it is what it is. I’d like to think of myself as a cool chick though, I just have a small problem with directions.