When I stumbled upon this tag, I immediately bookmarked it for me to do when I had the time. A post all about fictional crushes? Are you serious? I nearly checked to make sure that I hadn’t written this tag myself and forgotten all about it until it reappeared.
I found this tag over on the phenomenal Musing’s From Neville’s Navel blog. If you aren’t already following, you definitely should be.
And now, let’s talk about my fictional love life
The paranormal crush.
Oh, well, this is easy. Absolutely this is Dimitri Belikov from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. Definitely the book Dimitri and not the movie Dimitri. I always loved the idea that he was this completely disciplined, always in control dhampir but when he was around Rose all of that went out the window. It was beautiful.
Plus, it didn’t hurt the he was a complete badass Strigoi (read: evil vampire) killer.
The dark and moody crush with a good side.
The moodiest fictional character I’ve ever had a crush on is also from the Vampire Academy series, but he was more prominent in Bloodlines. Yes, of course I’m taking about Adrian Ivashkov. Dark and moody are the crux of his MO, with arrogant and charming bring up the rear. But, much in the same way as Dimitri lost his discipline around Rose, Adrian lost his darkness around Sydney. Adrian, despite all of the drinking and faux cavalier attitude, has a heart of gold. Watching that side of Adrian emerge as he falls for Sydney is just pure literary heaven.
Oh, hands down Jamie Fraser from Outlander. I am so glad the TV show is bringing this sublime man into the for of pop culture. Jamie Fraser was my very first fictional crush. Highlander, mercenary, laird, outlaw and absolute romantic, Jamie was always the whole package. Plus, he was completely in love with Claire. I love reading about lifelong love stories, and the story of the Frasers will never not warm my heart.
The crush I’d venture anywhere
Peeta Mellark from Hunger Games, definitely. Funny, sweet, and considerate? He’d make even the most menial tasks fun. And being the son of a baking family, you just know he’ll always smell like fresh baked bread (this is obviously post-Games).
The crush I’d want to be stranded on a desert island with.
Pfft, easy. Captain Steve Rogers, aka the first Avenger, aka Captain America. Military training plus super strength plus first hand knowledge about a time period I’m very interested in plus being pretty much the sweetest man alive? When am I leaving for this desert island?
The crush I want to tame.
Keeping in the MCU, I choose Tony Stark for this one. But I wouldn’t say tame exactly. I’d say … I want to be his Pepper Pots. But, you know, except for that bit at the beginning of Captain America: Civil War. I don’t know, there’s just something thrilling about the idea of having a complete party animal as your partner. One night you might be watching a movie on Netflix and the next you could be jet skiing on the Riviera. Life would never be boring.
Much like Engie, off whom I grabbed this tag, I also disagree with the term “friendzone” so I renamed this bit “the squish”. What’s a squish? Well, it’s this awesome term I found on urban dictionary which describes that feeling you really, really want to be someone’s friend. Like a crush, but you don’t actually want to sleep with them. If you want a better worded definition, click here.
Anyway, my answer for this one is Jem Carstairs. I have always loved Jem. He is simply … good. Just imagine being Jem Carstairs’ friend. Life would be a million times better with a man like that in your corner.
The most romantic crush.
OK, that would definitely have to be George Tucker of Hart of Dixie. A straight up Southern gentleman. He always looks out for ways to make his partners feel special. Hell, he even does that for his friends. George Tucker, aka Golden Boy George. For oh-so-many reasons.
The crush I want to elope with.
None of them, and I’ll tell you why: because if I were to marry any of them, it would mean that they wouldn’t end up with their true loves. Who would Jace be without Clary? Peeta without Katniss? Harry without Ginny?
I’m not saying that these people need their partner to be whole. I’m just saying that you do not mess with love that pure.
So, what did you guys think of my fictional love life? See any of your own crushes on there? Let me know!
And, as always, if this tag strikes you as something fun that you want to try, just do it. I tag you.