I mighta used the wrong word in the other topic?
I just want to know about sources of inspiration and approach.
Do you look for other things? Would an actor approach Einstein by not even attempting to act "smart"? Maybe smart would be the last thing they'd try to emulate? Is smart really that typical for protagonists anyway? They mostly seem flawed and stupid. Is Holmes or Bond really protagonists in all their stories? If not, what are they?