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Fantastic Fictional Faves

Rachna created this tag for us to list our top ten fictional crushes of all time. Characters that we admired, possibly lusted after, and dreamt of. To be honest, I cannot remember having massive crushes on any fictional characters. But I do know I liked and admired a fair few. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if I can jot down 10…so I thought I’d add a bit of a twist to it and include 5 fictional characters from books and 5 from movies/tv. Hope that’s okay Rachna. So here goes:

1. Fredrick Algernon Trotteville aka Fatty: A teenager too big for his boots but with brains that surpass his age. A master of disguise and the ‘leader’ of the Five Find-outers and dog. Fatty was an intriguing character who I loved and wanted to emulate.

2. Ron Weasley: I absolutely love Ron. No, not the movie version but the image of the character I created in my own mind. He’s funny, sarcastic, loyal and just downright the best character for me in the series. Harry is nowhere near Ron!!!

3. Jughead Jones: From the Archie’s comics. He was Archie’s best friend. A woman-hater. And a foodie. I remember always being amazed at his ability to eat so much and yet remain as skinny as a rake. And despite his woman-hater status, I loved Juggie and thought he was the best of all the guys at Riverdale High!

4. Sherlock Holmes: I have only recently started reading his stories and must confess I’m really fascinated by Holmes. What’s not to like, I ask. Intelligent? Tick. Suave? Tick. Good job? Tick. Intriguing? Tick. So he kinda has an Asperger’s feel about him, but that makes me like him all the more.

5. Jake Brigance: He’s the lawyer in ‘A Time to Kill’, one of my favourite books by John Grisham. Jake defends the black man, Carl Lee accused of killing white men in the deep south of USA. The white men raped Carl’s daughter. Jake himself is a white man in a highly prejudiced and racist society and yet, is able to do a great job. Again, another intelligent man. Even if he is a lawyer.

Now on to the telly fictional characters…

6. Chandler Bing: I abso-bloody-lutely luuuurrrrve Chandler. Sarcastic, funny, witty, the second-best dude who doesn’t know how to break up with one particular girl…what’s not to love about him? And he was cute. Even cuter once he got glasses in Season 7 or 8. Did I say I lurve Chandler???

7. Special Agent Fox Mulder: Hot. Intelligent. Sarcastic. Searching for the Truth that is out there. Believes in aliens. Has a very very dry sense of humour. And did I mention, hot? He also had a major in Psychology and was a prodigy. Is it more than a crush? Probably. I still love the character and drool over the DVDs I watch…

8. Doogie Howser: This is an oldie…but I really liked Doogie back in the day. A child genius and the youngest doctor ever. He had this box for a computer where he would enter a journal entry at the end of the day. And he was oh-so-cute.

9. Sheldon Cooper: He’s a genius. Who thinks knows he’s always right. Does not follow your social norms. Things have to be his way. Thinks friendships are more out of convenience than for the actual need of a relationship. Hasn’t had a girlfriend. And is so inappropriate. I love him. For all his quirks and craziness.

10. Adrian Monk: The Obsessive Compulsive Detective. He suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder which has impeded his abilities to be part of the police force. Which is a bit of a bummer given that he is intent on finding out who killed his wife. But don’t be fooled by his obsessive-compulsiveness…his mind is still as sharp as a tack. Almost like Sherlock Holmes. He’s an adorable character who can be infuriating with his quirks!

So what have we learnt from this? I like intelligent guys, with a sense of humour, and funny quirks! I’d like to add that generally, while reading, I identified with female characters…the tomboys by Blyton…and seem to remember them a whole lot better than male characters I’ve admired or had a crush on.

Anyway, go on, take this if you like. Preferably, do it the original way as in, all characters from books.

Until next time,


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  • ItsNu
    4 August 2010 at 1:46 pm

    oh well…actors from books ? I’ll really have to think HARDER 🙂 can I do it otherwise ?

  • Magali
    4 August 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Wow I luuuurrrrve this tag. We have a lot in common. I’ll probably take this tag myself.

  • Titaxy
    4 August 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I love Bing, Cooper, Monk, Weasley too 😀

  • Reema
    4 August 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Ooooh nice tag.. I think I will do it..people are going to be surprised reading my crushes 😀 I like Fatty, Jughead and Monk too. Have u seen Sherlock Holmes the series starring Jeremy Brett? Must watch!

  • Avada Kedavra
    5 August 2010 at 4:51 am

    I love sheldon, Sherlock Holmes, Chandler, Ron n Jughead from the above list… nice list PB 🙂

  • ItsNu
    6 August 2010 at 6:31 am

    oye and me FIRST 🙂 wowiee

  • Psych Babbler
    6 August 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Well, Rachna did start it as only characters from books…so you would have to ask her… 🙂

  • Psych Babbler
    6 August 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Hehe…that’s cool…would like to see your responses…

  • Psych Babbler
    6 August 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Hehe…I knew about Cooper and Bing…and glad to see Monk and Weasley are in too! 🙂

  • Psych Babbler
    6 August 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Looking forward to reading your responses!! Haven’t seen the Sherlock Holmes series…only recently got into the books myself…

  • Psych Babbler
    8 August 2010 at 12:00 am

    Hehe…cool…would like to see your list too!!

  • Psych Babbler
    8 August 2010 at 12:00 am

    Yes… =) Congrats!

  • Psych Babbler
    16 September 2010 at 2:01 am

    Hehe…that’s cool…would like to see your responses…