Friday, May 27, 2011

Inappropriate Thoughts About Fictional Characters

If you could hook up with a character from fiction, who would it be?

That’s what Nerve asked readers recently and it may not be surprising that some of the responses were surprising!

Books aren’t necessarily part of Nerve’s mandate, so some of the 15 fictional characters their readers said they wouldn’t mind taking for a roll in the hay included fictional characters from film and television. 30 Rock’s Jack Donaghy was near the top of the pile (and he seems to be pile-topping on just about every list made) as were Mystique from X-Men (not a surprise!) and Lewis Skolnik from Revenge of the Nerds. (Really?)

There were more surprises from fiction, though. The Fountainhead’s Dominique Francon inspired one reader’s lust and and another mentioned Terry Pratchett’s creation, Esmeralda Weatherwax. “She is tough, proud, smart, cynical, and like eighty-years old.” Maybe it’s just me, but that’s not a combination I would have figured would inspire lust. The inclusion of Batman and Holden Caufield, meanwhile, are interesting choices, but no surprise at all.

You can see Nerve’s fabulous 15 here. Meanwhile, what fictional character inspires your inappropriate thoughts? I’m guessing Twilight’s Edward Cullen. (Robert Pattinson, the actor who plays him, is pictured in character, above left. But, once again, I’m prepared to be surprised.)


Anonymous Clara Wright said...

Edward Cullen is not to my taste. I like a character with a bit more seasoning and many fewer teeth. Lee Child's Jack Reacher is another matter. Yum!

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 9:48:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Rhonda Ganz said...

Jack Reacher, Lucas Davenport, Jondalar from The Valley of the Horses, Rhett Butler, Sissy Hankshaw, and Kip from The English Patient, though that may be because Naveen Andrews played him in the movie. Did I mention Jack Reacher?

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 9:58:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon's wonderful novels. Of course. I'm surprised more people haven't said!

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 12:54:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was very surprised that Jack Reacher was not an immediate choice, but as you say Nerve is a different group. I would also add John Rain and Jamie from the Gabaldon books.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 8:23:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Linda L. Richards said...

Wow: well obviously Jack Reacher is an immediate thought around here! Has anybody not mentioned him?

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 9:59:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, Lestat! These new vampires are wishy washy by comparison!

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 11:15:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Kurt said...

I can't believe no one has mentioned Lisbeth Salander or really almost ALL of the women in Steig Larsson's series. But especially Salander who seems like the entire package.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 12:31:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous MuseLiterary said...

Orson Welles in Jane Eyre.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 12:46:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Colleen said...

Joe Kavalier in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Chabon). Yum!

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 3:31:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Ayo Onatade said...

I would have to go with Roarke from J D Robb's Indeath series or Philip Marlowe!

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 3:36:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Sue Bursztynski said...

Faramir from Lord of the Rings. He's intelligent, loyal, brave and a total SNAG - the sort who'd remember your birthday and take you out somewhere nice and respect your needs. And talk about books.

And yummy!

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 9:40:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Jade Walker said...

Put me down for Jamie Fraser (Outlander series) as well. No one can compare to him.

If he is unavailable, however, I'm also open to Eric Draven (The Crow), Jean-Claude (Anita Blake series) or Detective Robert Goren (Law & Order: Criminal Intent).

And yes, I do like 'em handsome, brilliant, passionate and... occasionally... immortal.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 1:14:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Baxter Trautman said...

I'd take Harry Bosch and make him forget all about Eleanor!

Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 2:45:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Nans Place said...

Thank goodness I see lots of Jamie Fraser votes (from Diana Gabaldon books), and the mysterious, independant one-mystery-stand fellow, Jack Reacher. My friend and I often chat about who would make good actors to play these characters. I know great book-to-screen transitions can happen, just look at Tom Selleck for Jesse Stone ... perfect!

Monday, May 30, 2011 at 9:38:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Linda Crosfield said... hunting in the middle of the night...Skinner Tonnerre, Morag's man in "The Diviners". And Lestat.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 12:49:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kathleen Valentine said...

I've never stopped being in love with Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird.... sigh...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 8:13:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Ricky Bush said...

Tinker Bell.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 8:19:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Shannyn Kobran said...

I am a sucker for the tortured villains and anti-heroes. My curent fictional crush (and it's a big one!) is Loki from the recent Thor movie. I have also carried flames for Anne Rice's Lestat de Lioncourt, Sesshoumaru from Inuyasha, and Severus Snape.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 8:21:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't belive no one has mentioned Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice! And Robert Langdon of DaVinci and Angels and Demons... seems like a VERY sexy brilliant man!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 8:25:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Vicky said...

Are you people forgetting Mr. Darcy?! Shame on all of you!
Someone else who makes me knees go weak? D'Artagnan. And many others. *sigh*

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 8:27:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, yes, Gabaldon's Jamie Fraser. Also, Alex Bledsoe's Eddie LaCrosse, sword jockey p.i.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 8:29:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Pauline Rowson said...

I saw this article and thought Ohh it has to be my DI Andy Horton, he is so sexy and rugged, maybe I'm biased but there are others waiting in line for him...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 10:14:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Dorothy said...

No love for speculative fiction?

Always swooning for the Prospero types like Captain Nemo. Guess this means I've got daddy issues.

Also yummy: Paul Muad'Dib from Dune, Helmholtz from Brave New World.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 9:08:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peeta Mellark from the Hunger Games! (His birthday isn't mentioned, so if he's still 17 at the end of the trilogy, I'd just like to point out that I'm not so old that it'd be illegal.)

Sorry Katniss.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 10:12:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roland of Gilead from Stephen King's Dark Tower series. I also second Eddie LaCrosse from Alex Bledsoe.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 4:04:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Dorianne said...

I have a fierce crush on Josh from Zoe Whittall's Holding Still For As Long As Possible.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 1:31:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jericho Barrons from Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. He is sexy, rich, and fierce. oh and he can come back to life.

Friday, June 3, 2011 at 10:13:00 AM PDT  

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