The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's theme is the Top Ten : Fictional CrushesIn honor of the upcoming holiday, this weeks Top Ten Tuesday was a Valentine's day freebie. As I remain tragically single, I chose to treat this more like a Single Person Awareness Day themed freebie. So, without further ado, I give you: My Fictional Crushes (in no particular order).
01. Peeta Mellark - Do I need to explain this one? The boy with the bread. I (just like Katniss) could live a thousand lifetimes and never deserve him. I'd be happy to have him for myself, PTSD and all. I'm not a fan of Josh Hutchinson though, so I go with my mental book version and not the film Peeta. Book boyfriend Peeta FTW! I'd start listing all of his good attributes, but this list is going to be long enough as it is. Suffice it so say that he is the nice guy, and I love a nice guy.
05. Peter Parker - One of my earliest fictional crushes (a.k.a. comic-book boyfriend) was Peter Parker. A.k.a. Spider-man. He's smart, he's funny, he's cute, he's artistic, he's kind, he's a hero... What's not to like? Other than the super-villains trying to kill him (and by extension his girlfriend), I mean. Andrew Garfield eventually being cast as Peter didn't hurt either, but this crush was preexisting. I've always liked my men sweet and nerdy. And in my youth, apparently animated...
06. Dr. Daniel Jackson - I love Stargate SG-1 (both the movie and the TV
07. Barry Allen - The fastest man alive. Also the sweetest, the most adorakable, and the most precious. I am referring to the CW Barry Allen here, as I've only seen the show and read the tie in comics. The DC comics Barry, according to my brother, is a bit of a different character. CW Barry is apparently a mix of pre-52 Barry Allen and Wally West. However they created him... I love it. Barry Allen is my jam. He's practically perfect in his mixture of sensitivity, humor, and bravado. He follows the mold of the rest of my type: intelligent, kind, loyal, and according to his main love interest "a rare species of adorable nerd". I can ship him with basically anyone, because he is able to connect with basically everyone. He's not afraid to cry or to love. His tragic past and low self-esteem don't stop him from always trying and wanting to believe in people. I can't think of many things more attractive than that. Oh, and he's played by Grant Gustin.
08. Horatio Hornblower -The one crush on the list that I would not actually date if he was real. He's almost everything I love in a guy: smart, a huge dork, socially awkward, brave, and in some cases played by Ioan Gruffudd. He does however lack loyalty. Just a bit. He's loyal to King and Country. But not so much to his first wife. I mean, he married her because she was kind to him when no one else was and she obviously loved him, so he wanted to do right by her. But he only ever pretended to love her, so romantic gestures aside, not the best relationship. To be fair, his pretending to love her (and his guilt about it) had him treating her ten times as well as most husbands treated their wives (much to the jealousy of all the surrounding women) and she never felt anything but cherished. He did cheat though. And heroic sailor or not, I'd have to kill him. So: deal breaker.
09. Levi Stewart -Fangirl is one of my favorite novels and one of the great things about it is Cath's boyfriend Levi. He's all around pretty awesome. He sets himself apart from the other crushes on this list because he's actually an extrovert and the outdoorsy type. That just means he can smooth over my own weirdness and coax me into leaving the house, so those should probably count as pluses. He's very supportive too and he takes care of the people who are important to him. I also kind of love that he enjoys being read to, even if it stems from his trouble retaining information from text. He enjoys listening to Cath read him fanfiction, which seems like a recipe for success for any relationship.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my list of handsome, wonderful, swoon-worthy men. Who are unfortunately fictional and beyond our reach.
What is your Top Ten this week?