Staff picks: Spirit animals

Look! Up ahead! It's a spirit animal!

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Look! Up ahead! It's a spirit animal!

Bark Staff

My spirit animal would be Pam Beasley. I think that we are similar somewhat. [Taylor A. Johnson]

My spirit animal is Zooey Deschanel’s character Jess in New Girl. She’s feminine and bubbly while being a strong feminist who accepts no one’s insults, and that’s like me, or at least I hope so. Also, she’s pretty weird and quirky, and that’s like me too. [Zoe I. Evans]

Many people have said I look like an otter. Millions of people have said Benedict Cumberbatch looks like an otter. This is no coincidence. But beyond that, Cumberbatch is also a sweet and funny celebrity even outside of his roles as Sherlock, Khan, or Smaug. I only hope that I can live up to the otter standard. [Allie Gruszkiewicz]

Last year I kicked off staff picks with my favorite Netflix series, Gossip Girl. This year I had to talk about GG again. My spirit animal would definitely be Blair Waldorf because she’s sassy, classy, and a little bit saucy, just like me. I wasn’t totally sure who to write about, but when I asked Kelsey Kinzer, she confidently said Blair because I always have a biting comment when former staff member Graham Benefiel’s name is brought up. In all honesty, Graham may get on my nerves, but he is actually really funny and clever. I know I have my sassy moments, but just like Blair you can’t help but love me. XOXO <3 [Katie Matthews]

I am Phyllis Lapin from The Office. She’s sweet and good natured, but knows when to pull out the sass. We also have similar crafting interests. She enjoys knitting and I offered to crochet lanyards for The Bark staff, but they shot me down. It’s the thought that counts, right? [Zoey Line]

To be honest, I did not know much of Patrick Swayze until I got to my first block class Americans at War. In that class, we watch a mini-tv series called North and South. The main character Orry Main is played by none other than Patrick Swayze. His character exhibits qualities of patience, power, and has an epic hair flow. We all can try to be Patrick Swayze, but sadly he is too perfect. [Tyler Hotz]

According to other members of The Bark, my spirit animal is Ferb, from the Disney Channel show Phineas and Ferb. I’ll take that as a compliment since Ferb is the genius behind everything he and Phineas do during their adventurous summer. Oh yeah, also, he never talks. [Wyeth Wilson]

Nick Miller from New Girl is my spirit animal. If you’ve ever seen the show, you know that he’s kind of a pessimistic grouch. My favorite Nick Miller quote has to be, “I like getting older. I feel like I’m finally aging into my personality,” solely because my only dream in life is the hope that I will somehow be able to skip the boring middle age stage of my life and go straight to being old because old people can do whatever they want. He’s also said things like, “I’m not a successful adult. I don’t eat my vegetables and/or take care of myself,” and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I relate to that. [Cameron Scott]

So, apparently spirit animals are people now. Okay then. So, I was going to go with a bunny (because who doesn’t love bunnies), but since this is a “pick a person” thing, I’m going to go with Martin Freeman.  I love his sarcastic sense of humor, and I feel like I can relate to his frequent feeling of “Hold on, what are we doing, wait, you want to do WHAT?” whenever Sherlock or Gandalf drags him into something dangerously adventurous. Which is odd enough because I’m not a hobbit or the best friend of a consulting detective. Anyways, in addition to that, he is proof that short people are awesome, and as a short person, I appreciate that. [Madison Chan]

My spirit person animal is Topanga from Boy Meets World. She is really smart and cute, but she’s so weird at the same time. She is the most odd character in that show, and I love her so much. She doesn’t care what other people think of her, and she always stays true to herself. She is such an inspiration to me. [Caroline Rogers]

My spirit animal is Beyoncé for obvious reasons. She reigns supreme as do I. She is so talented; I just can’t. She decimates every stage she walks on with her dancing and her insane vocals, and I can only hope to do the same with every room I ever enter. [Kelsey Kinzer]