It's that time of the week again...and since I like the topic, I'm going to entertain you with a list :) The topic is actually pick your own, and I rather like the one Miss Pottenger picked, so I'm going to steal it. So, without much ado, here are the top ten fictional characters that I'm in love with (fair warning, some will be movie/show characters, because I'm not sure I can pick ten from novels)...
From our friends over at The Broke and the Bookish--check them out!
10. Doctor Who (Doctor Who)
Yes, I'm a sucker. Though I'd much rather have the 9th Doctor (played by Eccleston), I wouldn't say no to the 10th (Tennant). I mean, there's just something about a time-traveling man who is smart and resourceful and quirky. Plus, he gets into a lot of scrapes, and he always goes back for his companion. I wouldn't mind spending a while traveling around with him.
9. Jake Green (Jericho)
Another one pulled from the screen--if you haven't seen Jericho, you should. It's only two seasons. So sad! Jake Green (played by Skeet Ulrich) is a Kansas farm boy who has seen the world, done some things he probably shouldn't have, gotten into some trouble, and he loves his mom. He's got some bad-boy aura, but we know deep down, he's golden. It doesn't hurt that he is put in peril several times. Hot boys in peril pretty much snag me all the time.
8. Daniel Jackson (Stargate SG-1)
The last of my strictly screen selections. How can you not love this nerd? Especially as he becomes a buff nerd? I love him in the original movie, and adore him in the show. Jackson is smart, gentle, but he learns how to fight, and how to stand up to O'Neill. Plus he is also often in peril. And I think Michael Shanks playing the part didn't hurt at all.
7. John Watson (Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
As I've started reading, I can say that it's not just Martin Freeman's portrayal of this well-known man that I love. Freeman pulls a lot from the book. I love his vulnerability. I love that he's smart, and that he's hurting. I want to just cuddle up with him in front of the fire.
6. Colonel Brandon (Sense & Sensibility, Jane Austen)
This is one of my least favorite Austen novels, but I just adore Brandon. Another injured soul who has been through so much. He's smart, he's traveled, and he is patient. He is also quite the gentleman, never forcing Marianne to see him, but rather waiting until she is willing to see him. And Alan Rickman's version is fantastic.
5. Edward Rochester (Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte)
Not the most popular choice, I know, but I can't help it. He's a bit of a brute, a bit of a tyrant, but he's also very broken. He thinks himself not worthy of love, yet he dares to hope. And we all know he's not the best looking of men, but he's rugged. And I can't help but adore him. I also want to curl up next to the fire with him.
4. Eomer (Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien)
I know, most people are drooling over Aragon or Firamir, or Legolas (thanks to Jackson's casting of Orlando Bloom :P ), but me, I'm for Eomer. He's loyal and fierce, and he's lost a lot. Another wounded soul who needs some love. And I'd be more than happy to give him some. Plus, the man can ride a horse. That's sexy.
3. Captain Wentworth (Persuasion, Jane Austen)
Come on, have you READ this one? Any man who can write such a letter as Wentworth does to Anne can make me fall in love with him instantly. And he's a bit broody, a bit stubborn. He's also a bit blind. But he comes around, and even though he tries, he can't argue with his heart.
2.Valek (Study Series, Maria V Snyder)
Yes, he's an assassin. He's also amazingly loyal, has a wounded soul, and would do anything to protect his woman. I melt every time I read about him. He's not the sort to settle down, but oh, for a man like this, you almost are happy to take what you get, because it is so much more than most people get.
1. Harry Dresden (Dresden Files, Jim Butcher)
Any surprize? I adore this wizard. He's broken, he's bruised. He can never have a normal life. But he stands for something, and he fights for it, even when there is nothing left in him to go on with, he manages. He's flawed, he has a temper, and he's dangerous. But he needs someone to snuggle with, someone to kiss him and tell him it will all be okay. And someone to welcome him home after the long nights of fighting all manner of evil. I'd be happy to be that woman, if only he wasn't fictional.
And there you have it. So tell me, which fictional character are YOU in love with?