Unrequited Love

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Here, for the edification of many, I list for the first time ever a sampling of my crushes on fictional characters. With very few exceptions these crushes are more meaningful, vibrant, and realistic than my any crushes I have, have had, or will have had on flesh humans. They are also more likely to lead to sustainable relationships. Sad but true.

  • Mr. Rochester (Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte; also Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys)
  • Mo (Dykes to Watch Out For – Alison Bechdel)
  • Olivia the Pig (The Olivia books – Ian Falconer)
  • Severus Snape (The Harry Potter series – J. K. Rowling)
  • Lucius Malfoy (The Harry Potter series – J. K. Rowling)
  • Hopey (Locas – Jaime Hernandez)
  • Constantine (Sunshine – Robin McKinley)
  • Spider (Transmetropolitan – Warren Ellis)
  • Hannibal Lecter (Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal – Thomas Harris)
  • Humbert Humbert (Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov)
  • Dream (The Sandman series – Neil Gaiman)
  • Hamlet (Hamlet – William Shakespeare)
  • Ophelia (Hamlet – William Shakespeare)
  • Dmitri Karamazov (The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky)
  • Ivan Karamazov (The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky)
  • Cliff Janeway (The Bookman series – Cliff Janeway)
  • Rincewind (The Discworld series – Terry Pratchett)
  • Edmond Dantès (The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas)

 

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