Monday, October 08, 2007

Even Tougher Meme

I've been putting off this meme that I bullied Beck into tagging me for because I seriously cannot finish off the list. Maybe I don't bestow my lips lightly or maybe I just haven't found the right literary heroes, but either way, I'm doing it, the best I can.

Ten Literary Characters I Would Totally Make Out With If I Were Single and They Were Real But I’m Not, Single I Mean, I Am Real, But I’m Also Happily Married and Want to Stay That Way So Maybe We Should Forget This.

1. Gilbert Blythe. I have to agree with Beck on this one. Anne was a silly fool to nearly let him slip away.

2. If the criteria were pulled solely from the recent movie production of LOTR, I'd also go with Aragorn, despite, like Beck, never having read the novels. My husband (who has read them) however, told me that Aragorn is actually about 87 years old, so I'm thinking maybe not so much. Viggo, though, definitely.

3. Mr. Knightley. I love him. So clever, so genuine, so romantic.

4. Mr. Darcy. He's a little bit filler. I hold a mean grudge and after that first slight, I never would have looked at him again. But once he comes around, he's a definite possibility.

5. Wesley. From The Princess Bride. Stole this one from JenKneeBee, and must say, it's a definite. Just cocky enough to be attractive, but not enough to be off-putting--it's a fine line. And of course, he's swash-buckling.

And that pretty much exhausts the classics, in my opinion, so I'm adding a few newer ones...

6. Johnathon from Hester Browne's Little Lady series. An American, all business and very, very charming.

7. Colin Hargreaves from Tasha Alexander's Emily series. Very dashing, attentive, and just slightly mysterious (or possibly dangerous).

8. Nick from Jenny Crusie's Crazy for You. Rough around the edges, but loyal and dependable and sexy.

9. Any one of the men Mary Stewart created in her collection of incomparable romantic suspense.

10. Colin Bridgerton from Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series. All around likeable guy, and of course dashingly handsome.

Whew! I'm out.


Sarakastic said...

I was always kind of hoping that Gilbert wouldn't end up with Anne, I do need a good boyfriend after all.

Beck said...

Aragorn is part elf, so his 87 is not human 87.
And I feel like SUCH a dork for knowing that, but now you may continue your crush, undaunted.

Ava Rose Johnson said...

I was madly in love with Gilbert Blythe, despite the name, lol. And Aragorn- so FINE!
And of course Mr. Darcy. Drool:)

Julie S said...

That's a darn good list. I'm so with you on Gilbert Blythe. What a hottie ;-)

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Good information, Beck. I wonder if my husband had ulterior motives for not telling about the elvish factor.

Kate Diamond said...

Gilbert Blythe. Love him. Went on an homage road trip to PEI my senior year. Other girls spent Spring Break in Cancun... we were in snow-covered Canada where none of the tourist attractions were open yet. Fabulous. Hopped a fence to walk around one of them and my friends and I discovered someone had carved into a tree, "I love you, Gilbert. Where are you?"

My thoughts exactly!

Erica Ridley said...

I am SO with you on Aragorn, Wesley, and Colin Bridgerton. Maybe even in that order. No, Wesley first. Definitely Wesley. He's immune to poison and lives to serve the woman of his heart. What more could you want???

Stacy said...

What a fun meme. I may steal this.

~Virginia~ said...

Wow...that is a toughie! Great list though! :)

Alyssa Goodnight said...

That is a darn good story, Kate. One day, I'll make it up to PEI--my husband is psyched for it too.