I’ve always liked/admired/identified with/wished I could be like the kind of characters who talk a mile a minute and quote random things and are something adjacent to witty, but in a way that people around them don’t understand or appreciate.
Examples that hopefully explain this better than that sentence did:
- Dlique and Zeiat from the Imperial Radch books, who reminded me of this fact and prompted this post
- Willy Wonka in the old movie with Gene Wilder (I haven’t seen the newer one)
- Some incarnations of the Doctor (especially Ten)