Monday, August 27, 2012

Love Lounge: Have you ever fallen in love with a fictional character?

So here's the thing: In addition to falling hard for the brainy boys, I have a habit of falling for fictional characters. Yes, I know they're not real. And yes, I know that they probably seem to darn perfect because they're not real. But that, clearly, hasn't stopped these 10 fictional fellas from making my heart go pitter-patter...
*Holden Caulfield: I first fell in love with Holden's charms when I first read The Catcher In The Rye in junior high. He was the perfect combination of rebel and deep thinker.
*Jay Gatsy: Who doesn't love a sophisticated, cultured man who has made a name for himself in the business world?
*Chuck Bass: He had me at "I'm Chuck Bass." He's the sort of character that you can't help but root for -- you know that underneath that tough exterior lies the soul of a gentle romantic. Clearly, I've analyzed this extensively.
*Don Draper: I'm not exactly sure what it is, but there's just something so incredibly irresistible about Don Draper, the troubled Madison Avenue advertising executive. Maybe I think I can save him, or maybe I just like his vintage fashion sense. Whatever the reason, he drives me mad (come on, you knew I had to use that pun...)!
*Tim Riggins: Ahhh, a Southern boy who might make your parents just a bit, well, nervous.
*Edward Cullen: I'll admit that I was riveted by Mr. Cullen the second I picked up the Twilight series. He was the perfect mix of mystery and sweeping romantic gestures.
*Shrek: To me, he'll always be the most romantic ogre on the planet. He'll love you for who you are. What more could you ask for, really?
*Captain America: This is my wild card one, I suppose. I honestly never saw this one coming. My sister and I went to see the movie last summer, and I was smitten. He's a protector and defender, which is incredibly attractive. Or, maybe it's just a simple case of transference?
*Sam and Dean Winchester: Maybe this is just a case of transference too, but if I were being chased by ghosts and ghouls, I'd want these brothers around.
So, friends: What fictional characters have you fallen for? What made you fall for them? Any characters you'd love to bring to life? xoxo

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  1. Haha yes I have! Holden Caulfield & Don Draper, in fact :) xixi

  2. Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series, mmmm, a strong, romantic Scott? Yes please!

  3. oh my goodness, this is me - all the way! my current book/tv boyfriends include: daemon of vampire diaries, edward cullen, laurie of little women, spiderman (andrew garfield version), matthew crowley of downton abbey...i could go on and on!

  4. In 8th grade I had mono and was home from school for 3 weeks- Leo's Romeo all the way:)

  5. Mr. Darcy. Now I think I have to go read the book and watch the movie again for the umpteenth time! :)

  6. and of course Holden:) I read Catcher in the Rye for the first time in 6th grade- probably a little inappropriate for my age which is probably part of why I loved it so much. I still will re-read it every few years. And I still fall in love!

  7. Less-Than Gyllenhaal, I forgot about Pacey! Loved him! xoxo

  8. There are waayy too many to list... but a few top men for me are Sam Baldwin from Sleepless in Seattle, Prince Philip from Sleeping Beauty (can you see a sleeping theme here), and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. Hmm if only men were truly like these characters...

    Too funny, I had a couple of posts about this subject, myself.



  9. So funny...I recently posted about my admiration for Iron Man/Tony Stark and Batman/Bruce Wayne. Have to say I kind of fell for Nick in The Great Gatsby, rather than Jay Gatsby. Guess the honesty thing got me more than all of Gatsby's charms. Gotta love Johnny Depp's roguish Jack Sparrow, too. But I think my all-time number one Literature Love is King Arthur. Ah, Chivalry!

  10. Yes, Meaning!! Chivalry all the way!! xoxo

  11. Great minds think alike, Charlotte -- i'll definitely have to read your post. Thanks for letting me know!

  12. HA! Oooops, I mean Christina -- have no idea where Charlotte came from!


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