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Sheena is based partly on Mr Brittas, the offensively oblivious manager of a British gym in The Brittas Empire, (popular sitcom from the Nineties), and partly on an overbearing woman I met briefly. Combining deep insecurity and a huge grandiose presence, there was no logic to what she said as she happily laid waste to the feelings of everyone she encountered. She was so fascinating and horrifying that she deserved immortality.
Sheena is a Walter Mitty figure, in that her inner vision has little relation to reality. Unlike Walter Mitty, though, she steam-rolls everyone in her path, mainly because she’s found it works. She embodies the principle that people will judge you according to your own view of yourself, even if they secretly wonder…
She hankers for a life of glitz and glamour. Back in the day, she was part of back-stage life, ironing costumes for the stars – a far cry from where Drakanica found her in the laundrette, tired and steamed-off with being among the ‘ordinary’ irons and one of the older ones at that. She borrows extensively from her Life in the ‘The-aatah’ and to listen to her one could almost believe she was actually one of the stars, with her ‘inside knowledge’ of what goes on in Hollywood, gleaned from gossip amongst the performers.
The doll from Toy Story provided inspiration for this monster of cobbled-together bits and pieces. In trying to source a pic to identify this horror, I came across this make-your-own-nasty-doll site.
- Drakanica whom she orders around (but fairly cautiously, she is aware of Drakanica’s power even though Drakanica herself tends to forget) and then has to deal with Drakanica’s passive-aggressive ‘forgetting’ to follow her instructions or locking herself away with her work and ‘just not getting to it’;
- Cogs because she is impatient with his erratic mind but needs his support – trouble is, he sometimes forgets his place at really inconvenient moments;and
- Scribble because he is the only rebel who won’t kow-tow to her.