Here be dragons: Charting the Female Character

The highly intriguing Overthinking It has a worked out a convoluted and perilous "Choose your Own Adventure"-style flowchart of narrative possibilities for female characters.

In the narrative of my own life, I am going to place myself somewhere between "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" and "Mystical Artifact."  With maybe a soup├žon of "Lady Macbeth" thrown in for good measure. Sorry, D.  Just screw your courage to the sticking-place and we'll get through it together.