Is it bad that I've found myself identifying with Sylar from Heroes? Okay, it's bad, but is it bad bad?
I mean, I'm not going to start murdering people any time soon. But I've recently (belatedly) started watching the first season of Heroes (okay, getting newly obsessed with Heroes. Hey, I'm unemployed and sometimes the thesis just will not be written) and I found myself really relating to that idea of living a life that's much smaller than you expected it to be and suspecting that it's not what you were supposed to be doing. I'm sure, 100% sure, that I'm supposed to be writing. It's just what I do, and when I'm not writing I'm thinking about writing, so it's not an exaggeration, really, to say that it's my life. This - the whole unemployment/no money/still in Belfast thing - this isn't what my life is supposed to be, I'm sure of it. So, maybe I'm not going to start murdering people and stealing their brains (I mean, I'm only 5'2" for a start, and not particularly threatening. Both my younger siblings can hold me off with one hand. My 5 year old niece could probably take me in a fight) but I get that sense of isolation, the sense of, isn't there more than this? Aren't I more than this?
Of course, the fact that he's played by Zachary Quinto might have something to do with it as well.