Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Top Ten Fictional Crushes
Except for number one and two, they are in no particular order.
1. Roland Deschain from Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. I’ve loved him since The Gunslinger and will hopefully continue to love him, even though they’re doing some crazy movie/television thing with the books.
2. Drizzt Do’Urden from R.A. Salvatore’s Legend of Drizzt.
3. Lestat from Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. It started with Interview with a Vampire and grew with The Vampire Lestat.
4. Mikael Blomkvist from Stieg Larrson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. He’s my new crush.
5. Fitzwilliam Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudices.
6. Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Austen (but really Seth Graeme-Smith’s) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Everything I liked about Lizzy in the original, plus she can kill zombies and kick ninja @$$.
7. Eric Northman from Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Series. I think I always liked him, but Dead to the World really made me fall for Eric.
8. Wolverine/Logan from the X-Men.
9. Danica from R.A. Salvatore’s series The Cleric Quintet.
10. Aragorn from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.
I thought this was going to be difficult and it was a bit. I’m not a swooner (except for Roland, I’ll always swoon for you), so I had to think about some of these guys (and girls) for a while. Each person on the list has qualities that make me happy.
When I told my husband what this week’s top ten was, he wanted to share a few crushes with me too. He didn’t reach ten, but here are my husbands top six.
1. Storm/Ororo Munro from the X-Men.
2. Hermione from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
3. Catti-Brie from R.A. Salvatore’s series, The Legend of Drizzt.
4. Danica from R.A. Salvatore’s series, The Cleric Quintet.
5. Arwen from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
6. Buttercup from William Goldman’s The Princess Bridge.
My husband reads a lot of fantasy. These are six great females and I like them a lot too. One even appears on my list!