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Title: Literary crushes
Post by: Kilman on May 27, 2010, 06:08:52 AM
In the "Countdown to Towel Day 2010" thread, Teatime pointed out a Towel Day blog reference

A couple of literary agents whose blogs I follow mentioned Towel Day.
http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2010/05/you-tell-me-which-literary-character-do.html
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that raised the question, “...which literary character do you have a crush on?”

It is an interesting question I'd never actually thought about.  I would have to view the question in past tense since I can't say I have any such current crush, nor can I say I've had one in a long time.  Maybe I am not reading the right books.

Upon reflection, here is what I came up with...

Mr. Bransford, the literary agent blogger in the link, suggested Trillian of HHGTG and I think I would have to agree with that one.

Here are a few others that came to mind:

Daily Alice Drinkwater - Little, Big

Gillian - Stranger in a Strange Land

Mona - Cat's Cradle

P. Burke - Girl Who Was Plugged In (an odd choice I suppose)

Juliet - Romeo & Juliet

Miranda - The Tempest
Title: Re: Literary crushes
Post by: Teatime on May 27, 2010, 03:54:17 PM
Sirius Black from H.P.
Severus Snape from H.P.
Dirk Gently (yes, I do have strange taste, but I have such a crush!)
Ford Prefect (which is funny because I played him in a mini-skit I wrote in high school- I should probably be psychologically analyzed about that  :o )
Faramir from LotR
Both Fish and Bear from the Regina Doman fairy tale books (which probably none of you have read)
Spider from Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys. B.t.w. that's one of the best books in the world! Every D.N.A. fan should be reading Gaiman. He's a fan of Adams, you know. You'll enjoy the subtle Adamsisms in his work.
Title: Re: Literary crushes
Post by: TheTowelThatCanDoAnything on May 27, 2010, 04:58:15 PM
Sadly I have never had any such crush. I did date for 5 monthes and hoped to be in love thoe. If I were to have such a crush on someone who never really exsisted it might be someone like this...

Egwene-Weel of time

Bella-Twilight [Yeah umm thats really funny cause my friend thought that was a guys name]

And thats it. But most of the time I think its creepy to have such a crush.


Title: Re: Literary crushes
Post by: Teatime on May 27, 2010, 08:33:16 PM
 :D Oh! LOL Like Bela Lugosi. He was a guy. That's spelled with just one L though.

I get literary crushes too easily. Which reminds me, I want to add another to my list: Gwydion from The Book of Three.
Title: Re: Literary crushes
Post by: VogonGirl on May 28, 2010, 02:47:10 AM
These are minor crushes.........

Bilbo-from The Hobbit.

Devin-from A Viking Quest.

Ged-from Earthsea.

Mikkel-from A Viking Quest.

And I think that’s all of them though I haven’t really read enough books to possibly have more.
Title: Re: Literary crushes
Post by: Teatime on May 28, 2010, 03:17:52 AM
Well, if we're talking hobbits, I've got to go with Samwise Gamgee.
Title: Re: Literary crushes
Post by: Kilman on May 28, 2010, 06:21:14 AM
I could never quite imagine hobbits as being in any way attractive.  A prejudice I suspect I share with other humans as evidenced by the lack of half-hobbits in D&D and fantasy literature.  If there were an attraction, there would be little half-hobbit toddlers running around.
Title: Re: Literary crushes
Post by: Teatime on May 28, 2010, 04:34:56 PM
Little half hobbits. That is the cutest image! :D
Title: Re: Literary crushes
Post by: Teatime on May 28, 2010, 04:36:49 PM
I used to call my oldest daughter "Hobbit Girl" when she was little.
Title: Re: Literary crushes
Post by: TheTowelThatCanDoAnything on June 02, 2010, 02:18:28 AM
I agree with Kilman in this one.
Title: Re: Literary crushes
Post by: Teatime on June 04, 2010, 04:49:11 PM
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h140/amandzia/sustainable-hobbit-house-1.jpg)But I want to live here!
It's actually a real house. You can read about it~ http://www.dogonews.com/2009/05/24/a-real-life-hobbit-house
Title: Re: Literary crushes
Post by: Kilman on June 04, 2010, 08:24:54 PM
There was a real estate development several years ago in Bend, Oregon called the Shire.  Apparently they built 14 houses and then the real estate market fell apart and the project went bankrupt.  Houses too pricey I think.  I suppose the houses are still there, though likely cheaper now.

http://www.bendbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080731/BIZ0102/807310374/1041&nav_category= (http://www.bendbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080731/BIZ0102/807310374/1041&nav_category=)

Title: Re: Literary crushes
Post by: Teatime on June 04, 2010, 09:09:02 PM
Road trip!  ;D
Title: Re: Literary crushes
Post by: Kilman on June 05, 2010, 08:12:40 PM
Though they are not quite hobbit style, I always wanted to buy one of those retired missile silos and convert it into a house.  Although, I guess I really just want a castle.  Or maybe I can buy a missile silo and put a castle on top of it.  Sounds like a plan.
Title: Re: Literary crushes
Post by: TheTowelThatCanDoAnything on June 06, 2010, 03:47:12 AM
under ground and you have a superb Hobbit home
Title: Re: Literary crushes
Post by: VogonGirl on January 28, 2011, 03:24:34 PM
I am now reading the third book of LotR and have discovered some new charecters like....

Aragorn - LotR

Frodo - LotR

Samwise Gamgee - LotR

Peregrin - LotR

Meriadoc - LotR (I know, I have too much taste in hobbits  :P)

Paul Atredes - Dune

I'm still in the 'have not read enogh books' stage, so I might have more later on in life.   :)
Title: Re: Literary crushes
Post by: Teatime on January 28, 2011, 04:39:12 PM
Samwise rocks!  :D

I'm reading The Sisters Grimm: Fairytale Detective series to my twins. I love it as much as they do. Two chracters I'm crazy about- Uncle Jake and Mr. Canis.