Confession: I Have Crushes On Fictional Characters
Confession: I have crushes on fictional characters.
Whether they’re from books, TV or movies, I’ve exclaimed ‘I love this guy’ over plenty of made-up chaps (Hi, Randy Taylor!).
Some pull at the old heart strings. Others’ dagginess makes them loveable. Maybe it's the character’s brains, or values, or strengths (or weaknesses). Or maybe they're designed to make knees go weak on a global scale.
Either way, let the drooling begin!
FOUR FROM DIVERGENT
Reason: He’s mysterious. He’s played by Theo James. He’s flawed. Um, Theo James. He’s got incredible tattoos. Did I mention Theo James? He kicks arse. The end.
JAMES FROM THE INTERN
Reason: This one’s simple. I gave myself butterflies writing a few scenes between James and Josie (I don’t want to give away any spoilers here.) Maybe it’s his dimples, maybe it’s the scooter, maybe it’s the fact he’s almost as big a dag as her. But I kinda like him… a lot. (It’s not cheating on your husband if he’s fictional and purely from your 14-year-old self’s imagination, right? *cough*)
ROB GORDON FROM HIGH FIDELITY
Reason: Okay, I’ll admit it – Rob can be a bit of a moody tool (but who’s perfect, right?). But the first time I read this book I fell in love with Rob’s Top Five Lists (including his Top Five Most Memorable Break-ups). They’re so anal, and quirky, and unnecessary… but they’re also so me. I’m an over-analysing dork who does Top Fives, which means I’ve never forgotten about Rob and his lists. Plus, I love young John Cusack and books/movies set in record shops.
NOAH FROM THE NOTEBOOK
Reason: Because it’s freakin’ Noah and he says stuff like THIS. Oh, and Ryan Gosling. No further explanation required.
RON WEASLEY FROM HARRY POTTER
Reason: I’m as surprised as you are that Ron’s made the list. But he kept popping into my head, and I think it’s because of his incredible evolution from wise-cracking kid to do-anything-for-Hermione that melts my marshmallow. Also, I have quite the record for falling in love with my boy best friends, so this little love-in really speaks to me. Ron and Hermione all the way, I don’t care if J.K is now questioning it – they’re perfect.
AUGUSTUS FROM THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
Reason: I fell for it. I’m on the bandwagon, I won’t lie. Sure, there’s a few times where I want to say “Oh, shut up, Gus, no one talks like that!” but then other times? Well, I’m quite the smitten kitten.
Which male and female fictional characters are you head over heels for?
PLUS! WIN A SIGNED COPY OF THE INTERN!
Guys, I’m giving away ONE signed copy of THE INTERN to a very lucky Inside A Dog reader!
To be in the running to win, simply come up with The Best, Most Unique Interview Question Ever. From ‘Which fictional character could you be best friends with?’ to ‘How many chocolate bars did you eat while writing THE INTERN?’, the more creative, the better!
At the end of my writer residency in July, I will pick a question from the comments below or my social media, answer it in my final post (which is shaping up to be epic, featuring the likes of Tristan Bancks, Melissa Keil, Sarah Ayoub, Tara Eglington and many more), and – here’s the best bit – send the winner a signed copy of THE INTERN.
So feel free to drop me your question or a note in the comments, or via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or my website over the coming four weeks. Remember, you’ve got to be in it to win it, though… so get entering as many times as you like!