Thursday, November 6, 2008


Hah. You probably thought this was going to be a post about Prop 8. (The fight is not over on that, by the way.)

But this post is about something far more bizarre: A man in Japan wants to marry a comic book character.

This leads me to wonder. What literary character would you marry? Let's keep it to literary characters, which includes comic book/graphic novel characters. Any character in a book. How about that? Maybe next post we'll talk about movie characters.

I'll tell when you tell.


Robin S. said...

OK. Honesty time.

I had a real thing for Uncas in the Last of the Mohicans when I was in high school. Not the movie version guy. The novel guy. Oh baby, did I ever wanna be lost in the freaking woods.

Earlier than that, when I was not yet pubescent and thus believed in fairy tales (sort of...OK,I was always a cynic, but wanted desperately to be a romantic and have it work out) I loved the Scarlet Pimpernel and I thought his wife sucked and didn't deserve him. (What the hell did I know? I was in Catholic grade school at the time, and not even allowed to wear hose, as they were 'too suggestive').

And now there's that anonymous editor guy....

freddie said...

I always loved Pip from Great Expectations, although his treatment of his benefactor was less than stellar. But I liked the doctor in Bleak House. And then there's there's the guy Frannie gets together with in Stephen King's The Stand. Stuart, I think his name was. Okay, and Schindler—although he may not count, him having been a real person and all. And such a cheater. But he turned out to have a HUGE heart.

As for characters I'd like to kick in the rump: Lord Henry. I'm reading The Picture of Dorian Gray, and for the things he says I just want to kick him. Hard. And then of course there's Dorian . . .

writtenwyrdd said...

Oh, tough question. I tend to like the bad boys, myself. In reality, though, I would prefer not to be involved with someone bad. Oh, okay: Lestat all the way, baby.