A Journey through the Realms of Make-Believe

Monday, April 24, 2006

a pro·tag·o·nist

pro·tag·o·nist Audio pronunciation of "protagonist" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (pr-tg-nst)
n.
  1. The main character in a drama or other literary work.
  2. In ancient Greek drama, the first actor to engage in dialogue with the chorus, in later dramas playing the main character and some minor characters as well.
    1. A leading or principal figure.
    2. The leader of a cause; a champion.
  3. Usage Problem. A proponent; an advocate.


Let's start somewhere significant... When I was 9 I was a romantic schoolboy. All doe-eyed over little schoolgirls with freckles and pigtails and ribbons and bows. I'd deny it, of course, being somewhat bashful and shy. Then I went to an all-boys school, where little girls did not dwell. Only strange boys, including myself, who grew up ever so slowly.

Perhaps I am still that romantic boy who smiles on rainy days, splashing in puddles and reading books by the fire. After all, I spend my days playing make-believe with other like-minded fools. It's a hobby, but it's more than a hobby. It's something that takes me back to being that little boy for a few moments, seeing the world in a different way, where excitement and mystery lie around every corner.

This be my tale. My 3rd Blog, different to the first two I've written. I be its slave. If you dare, read on, and I pray it is not overly pretentious, not too much of a bore, but holds that glimmer of childhood which many of us struggle to find in the World today.

--- The Reflective Protagonist ---