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amira tharani
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It's World Book Day today, and in honour of this the Guardian has a poll going: Which fictional character do you have the hots for? ? Anyway, I thought it was an interesting enough question to ask the denizens of Hatrack.

So... please reveal your fictional crushes, in the interests of... well, just for interest, really.

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OK, so . . . Faramir. [Blushing]
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Stephan
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Anita Blake, hands down.
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Goody Scrivener
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Alvin Maker
Lestat de Lioncourt
Joscelin Verreuil (Kushiel's ___ series)

there's probably others, but those spring to mind instantly [Smile]

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Ditto on the Joscelin Verreuil
Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables
Ivan Smetski from Enchantment [Smile]
Gabriel from Archangel, and also Obadiah
Erik from Phantom of the Opera (in a strange, twisted sort of way)
Along the same lines, the Beast in Robin McKinley's Beauty
And there's several heros from romance novels whom I'd happily marry, but I'm not sure they'd count as "literary".... [Blushing]

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Me too for Gilbert Blythe.
Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice
Sonny from Promised Land by Connie Willis

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Dread Pirate Westley [Wink]
I'm tentatively seconding Erik. Wasn't going to at first, but the more I think about it... I don't know if I could get around the masque, though.

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I admit that I have a bit of a crush on Thursday Next.
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Nell Gwyn
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Yeah, I'm still pondering that one. Minus the visual, he's definitely on the list, though. Otherwise his hotness could be more on an empathetic level. Actually, the Erik in Susan Kay's Phantom may be more who I had in mind when I first posted.

Edit: This is in response to Goody. [Smile]

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Armory Blaine from F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise.

"I know myself," he cried. "But that is all-"

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Er... Ford Prefect, Inigo Montoya and Sam Vimes. [Blushing]

edit - also Rhett Butler.

[ March 02, 2006, 06:13 PM: Message edited by: Bella Bee ]

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Gilbert Blythe

Ender Wiggin (This one got me in a lot of trouble before I learned to stop dating the tortured loners. They are NOT automatically Ender from Speaker underneath.)

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Either one of the Weasley twins. I would also second Inigo Montoya. Basically anyone who can weild a sword. [Smile]

Edit to add: Faramir. Definitely Faramir. And if I could have a girl crush, it would be Eowyn. She's incredible and I love her.

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I like Ender from Speaker a lot too Katie, but yeah. No crushes.

My crushes include:

Gilbert Blythe from AOGG
Ivan Smetski from Enchantment
Faramir. He's just my type.
George Knightley from Emma
Fitzwilliam Darcy. Of course.
Hamlet from Hamlet (This is my twisted sick crush.)
And is it wrong that i had a crush on Abraham after I read Sarah? [Blushing]

edit to add one I forgot: Walter from Rilla of Ingleside. That was probably the most unhealthily real crush I had on a literary character when I was a teenager.

[ March 02, 2006, 05:50 PM: Message edited by: Narnia ]

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Jamie from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. One of the most romantic guys of all time.

Nicholas Harpole from Kage Baker's Company series. Especially if he overcame his martyr complex.

Mr. Darcy. Need I say more? I much prefer him to Mr. Rochester of Jane Eyre.

Beast from Beauty and the Beast (any version).

If I was a decade or so younger, I'd probably go for a Weasley twin myself. More so than Harry or Ron, anyway.

And yes, Wesley would be cool, but you've got to remember that he liked BUTTERCUP. Anyone who would be ga-ga over her is probably not my type after all.

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umm... well...

Quinn from "Once a Theif" and "Always a theif." He's a gentleman at heart... even if he is the world's most elusive cat burglar.

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Goody Scrivener
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I can't believe I forgot Jamie Fraser!!
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Oh, I didn't think about Jamie at all, but yeah, he'd be on my list too.

And Lars from Killashandra.

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Willow Rosenberg.
Aqua Blue Thompson.
Dread Pirate Wesley (without the Buttercup issue.)

Pix

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quote:
Originally posted by The Pixiest:
Aqua Blue Thompson.

Isn't that a little incestuous?
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I suppooooooooose... but she's fictional!
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Ohh, Mr. Darcy. Hands down. He was the first and then only person I thought of when I read the first post of this thread.

I don't know whether to be jealous or happy that other Hatrackers share my good taste. [Wink]

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Daenerys Targaryen, the First of her Name, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, called the Stormborn, the Unburnt, the Mother of Dragons.

Or Dany for short [Wink] .

Sansa Stark as well, from the scene of her in the snow onward.

Valentine from the Ender books (Ender's Game and young Val from CotM).

I would say Hermione, but to be honest, I think its more Emma Watson's Hermione that I have a crush on, not so much Hermione from the books.

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Xav, you reminded me of Lupin! I LOVE Lupin! [Smile]
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Jamie Fraser.

Sam Vimes.

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Dr. Aki Ross (voiced by Ming-Na in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within)
Marcus Cole (Jason Carter in Babylon 5)
Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton John in Grease - before the finale)
Sandy Kessler (Helen Slater in Ruthless People)
Buddy Lawrence (Kristy McNichol in Family)
Rynn (Jodie Foster in The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane)

[Those last two are old crushes from when I was much younger.]

Linda Danvers in Peter David's run of Supergirl
Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig in The L Word
Andrew (John Dye on Touched by an Angel)
Graham Dalton and Dr. Daniel Jackson (James Spader in Sex, Lies and Videotape and Stargate)
Kaylee Frye (Jewel Staite in Firefly/Serenity

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Forget Sam Vimes -- I'm with Carrot all the way.

Also, Edlin from Jane Lindskold's Firekeeper books, Simon from Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, and Philip from Of Human Bondage, by W. Somerset Maugham.

And on a related note -- when I was a kid, I was in love with Simba from the Lion King.

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Kaylee for sure. [Big Grin]
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Tom Davidson
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Frankly, I got a huge crush on !Xabbu from Otherland. For a while, I also had a crush on Samwise Gamgee.
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Lupin.
Some hawk chick in a story and her snake husband. They both had it going ON.
Juniper
Morpheus
Death
Kabuki
Akemi
ect...

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Frodo Baggins
Harry Potter
Inigo Montoya
Sirius Black
Guy Montag

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Heck yes to the Faramir.

Also, Jon Snow. Massive crush on him... [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by R. Ann Dryden:
Nicholas Harpole from Kage Baker's Company series. Especially if he overcame his martyr complex.

And I thought I was the only one. [Wink]

Peter Decker, in Faye Kellerman's mystery series.

I'm sure there are others, but I'd have to think about it for awhile.

Edited to add: I looked back over the other responses, and I didn't catch before that TV and movie characters count as well. In that case...

...definitely Gil Grissom (William Peterson's character on CSI).

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Jon Snow, yes.
Jaime Fraser, yes.
And, I agree Narnia, Abraham (also with a [Blushing] )

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See?! OSC just managed to make him so...desirable! [Wink]
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Ron Weasley...which is scary because he's half my age.

Legolas, oh how I wanted to be Elvish.
Logan from the Heaven series. (My embarassing VC Andrews series.)

I know there's more...let me think.

Edit: stupid typos! [Grumble]

[ March 02, 2006, 08:08 PM: Message edited by: aretee ]

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quote:
Originally posted by aretee:
Logan from the Heaven series. (My embarassing VC Andrews serious.)

Oh, this is embarrassing to admit, but when I was in middle school I read all of those. But Logan? Really? I always favored Troy.
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Peggy..
Ender...

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Yeah, I always root for the underdog. Logan was her first love, he was so constant (well until that whole Fanny thing). I know Troy was kind of the underdog, too...but I kept rooting for Logan the whole time.

I can't believe I remember so much about those books. I haven't read them since high school.

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quote:
Originally posted by starLisa:
Dr. Aki Ross (voiced by Ming-Na in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within)
Marcus Cole (Jason Carter in Babylon 5)
Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton John in Grease - before the finale)
Sandy Kessler (Helen Slater in Ruthless People)
Buddy Lawrence (Kristy McNichol in Family)
Rynn (Jodie Foster in The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane)

[Those last two are old crushes from when I was much younger.]

Linda Danvers in Peter David's run of Supergirl
Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig in The L Word
Andrew (John Dye on Touched by an Angel)
Graham Dalton and Dr. Daniel Jackson (James Spader in Sex, Lies and Videotape and Stargate)
Kaylee Frye (Jewel Staite in Firefly/Serenity

What about Catwoman? Grrrrr!
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quote:
Originally posted by Dante:
Tom Davidson

He's fictional? Then who the hell did I meet at KamaCon?!
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Aragorn- He is the perfect man. Sure, it's nice that he was played by someone hot in the movies, but he was hot in the books long before Viggo even thought of playing the part. I've never read a book with a guy character that's so very hot based merely on the reading before or since.
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Does anyone find Ray Bradbury's Illustrated Man appealing?


Nah, me neither.

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blacwolve - that is so true.
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Glad to see so many agree w/ me on Faramir! blacwolve, I was wondering if anyone was going to say Aragorn . . .

amira, c'mon now, you have to play too!

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Heheh...Bean (from the Ender/Bean series)... [Blushing]
I'm thinking...hard...I can't remember anyone else though. [Razz]

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Ramses Emerson.
David Randall.
Seregil.
Alec.
Aragorn.

Mostly David Randall.

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Ooh, I'd forgotten about Lars from Anne McCaffrey. Though F'lar wouldn't be bad either, or Jeffrey from the Rowan. You know what? She just writes great guys. Her women, though - shrews.
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Huh. I like Nerilka. And Moreta. Lessa's not so bad. Menolly!

And I really like Tai. [Smile]

(And just to clarify, all of these are in response to the post above mine, not to the original question. [Wink] )

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