Do You Dare to Get Weird?

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Kooky and Spooky, but free – Wednesday Addams

Whether we enjoy or do not really care about Halloween, one undeniable truth remains: the mysterious and somehow calming darkness of the season has replaced the warm days of autumn. As with each passing year, I look forward to a party invitation and go all in the search for the perfect mask and embrace the opportunity to switch my persona at least one day annually.

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Recently, I decided to see what all the buzz was about with the Netflix series ‘Wednesday,’ inspired by The Addams Family. While I was immersing myself in a cozy Friday evening with a glass of wine and enjoying the weird tales of the Addams family, I was pleasantly surprised by how Wednesday’s character resonated with me on some level.

As I delved deeper into the kooky world of Wednesday’s character, I began to wonder if I could embrace her persona not only for Halloween parties but also in real-life situations.

I highly recommend giving this series a chance, and here are some quotes that may seem unconventional, but upon reflection, they can be quite inspiring as well.

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Do you dare to get weird? Wednesday’s quotes for every situation:

1. “The only person who gets to torture my brother is me.” Despite her penchant for darkness, one of Wednesday’s earliest quotes is actually quite sweet — in her own Wednesday way

2. “I find social media to be a soul-sucking void of meaningless affirmation.” And sometimes, we all find it like that.

3. “I know I’m stubborn, single-minded, and obsessive. But those are all traits of great writers. Yes, and serial killers — what’s your point?” It’s fun to see where Wednesday’s creative passions and penchant for the macabre collide — like they do in this twisty, introspective line.

4. “For the record, I don’t believe I’m better than everyone else. Just that I’m better than you.” Wednesday tells Bianca this before the big race in Episode 2 — and honestly, it’s *just* the right blend of confidence and self-awareness.

5. “What kind of dystopian hellscape is this?” Because how else would Wednesday describe a colorful boutique Enid wants to shop at?

6. “It’s not my fault I can’t interpret your emotional Morse code.” Wednesday tells this to Tyler in Episode 4 — and you should absolutely borrow it anytime someone’s expecting you to know their wants and needs without, well, communicating them.

7.“Unrecognizable? Ridiculous? A classic example of female objectification for the male gaze?” Leave it to Wednesday to translate the normal “how do I look?” nerves into thoughtful (if sarcastic) commentary.

8. “Honestly, I wish I cared a little more.” Wednesday has a rare moment of earnestness with Bianca during the dance — where she reveals that there’s something she’d like to change about herself, despite her cool exterior.