"To Lucy-haters: the reason I love her isn’t because she’s the main character, or a self-insert. It’s because I think she’s so damn strong. She keeps working hard all the time honestly even though she’s surrounded by people who are so much stronger than her. Nothing discourages her. And what she had to deal with her family breaks my heart. She’s one of the strongest characters, not necessarily for power, but in her heart. And I love her to bits."