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Literary Crushes

Postby Rachelle » Tue May 28, 2013 5:10 pm

Confession time!
We've all got fictional characters that we are (or used to be) head-over-heels in love with.
Time to spill the beans.
And no judging.
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Re: Literary Crushes

Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Tue May 28, 2013 5:17 pm

1. Enjolras
2. Faramir (LOTR)
3. Fitzwilliam Darcy
4. Cyrano de Bergerac.

That's for literature only.
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Re: Literary Crushes

Postby Rachelle » Tue May 28, 2013 5:20 pm

I'll start with 4 but I have many more
1. Enjolras (LM)
2. Sydney Carton (Tale)
3. Mr Knightly (Emma)
4. Mr Thornton (North and South)

Most of my others are from when I was younger and they are mostly from what has been described as "The Rochester School of Crushes".
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Re: Literary Crushes

Postby freedomlover » Tue May 28, 2013 5:24 pm

*that awkward moment when you've never had any crushes* :oops:
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Re: Literary Crushes

Postby Gervais » Tue May 28, 2013 5:35 pm

Most of these are from when I was about ten, but some (the Les Mis ones especially) are more recent

1.Raoul de Chagney
2. Remus Lupin (HP)
3. Sydney Carton (it's almost impossible not to at least have some admiration for the man, c'mon.)
4. Peter Pan
5. Sirius Black (Harry Potter)
6. Prouvaire
7. Pontmercy (A very short one, but)
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Re: Literary Crushes

Postby Rachelle » Tue May 28, 2013 5:37 pm

I forgot about Harry Potter characters... ok
5. Snape (and this was before he was a confirmed good guy)
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Re: Literary Crushes

Postby Acaila » Tue May 28, 2013 6:41 pm

When I was like 13, Draco Malfoy. When I was older than 13, Lucius Malfoy :oops:
I don't know if John Thornton from North and South counts because I've barely read the book but...Richard Armitage.
Legolas from LOTR
Aragorn from LOTR
And Enjolras, Combeferre and occasionally Javert.

It's a good thing nobody mentioned video game crushes

*snort* "The Rochester School, oh Rachelle you make it sound so terribly high brow ;)
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Re: Literary Crushes

Postby Rachelle » Tue May 28, 2013 6:53 pm

"The Rochester School" was not my idea. I stole it from someone else on this forum the last time this topic came up on the cafe thread.
Featuring: Edward Rochester (of course- its eponymous founder)
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Any other tall dark forbodingly byronic heroes who any self-respecting woman should not fancy but does anyway.
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Re: Literary Crushes

Postby saminana » Tue May 28, 2013 7:00 pm

Do characters of my own story count?? :wink:
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Re: Literary Crushes

Postby Rachelle » Tue May 28, 2013 7:09 pm

Go for it. :D
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Re: Literary Crushes

Postby saminana » Tue May 28, 2013 7:16 pm

There's Enjolras and a certain Jiri from Czechoslovakia that I invented.... And right now I try to imagine what would happen if they meet each other... And they really have some things in common, although they don't live in the same time...
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Re: Literary Crushes

Postby MamzelleCombeferre » Tue May 28, 2013 8:04 pm

1) Combeferre for as long as I've been a Les Mis fan.
2) Feuilly a little more recently.
3)Jehan Prouvaire even more recently.
4)Doctor Watson for as long as Combeferre.
5)Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov which is awful because he a neurotic axe murderer with delusions of grandeur. :shock:

And those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head right now, though I'm sure I'll come back with more. :)
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Re: Literary Crushes

Postby Rachel » Tue May 28, 2013 10:33 pm

Ron Weasley (HP)
Montparnasse (Really, does anyone not know where he's from?)
Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars)
Grantaire (I feel like I have a crush on a cooler, more articulate awesome version of myself)
Nick Carraway (The Great Gatsby)
Ponyboy Curtis (The Outsiders)

I could go on, but I'll spare you...
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Re: Literary Crushes

Postby WhoIam » Tue May 28, 2013 11:00 pm

1. Enjolras
2. Jean Prouvaire
3. Grantaire (probably more because of George Blagden than anything else, though!)
4. Gale from The Hunger Games
5. Leo from Heroes of Olympus

And that's pretty much the extent of any lit. character I've ever had a crush on.
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Re: Literary Crushes

Postby Rebus » Wed May 29, 2013 5:37 pm

Grantaire - loved his character the moment he imagined himself as a leech sucking a keg dry (reading the book at 16), love increased with George Blagden, who is just umphhhh. Though this I feel like this has more to do with feeling similar to him and is probably just narcissism, who knows.

Snape - No idea why, to be honest. Because he breaks my heart?

Legolas - Yes, please.

Faramir - Breaks my heart, but his description is beautiful, and he's so human and just yes.

The Artful Dodger - I thought he was pretty amazing when I was about nine or ten.

Manfred Bloor from the Charlie Bone books - No idea, as he's supposed to be quite terrible, and I think he was also supposed to be ugly, but I loved him when I was 12 or so.


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