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Jul 22

Ten Characters I’d Want On a Desert Island With Me

Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Fandom, Literature

I found this meme here and I thought I’d try to do it too. It won’t look as pretty here, but I’d like to have a go anyway.

Gandalf (Lord of the Rings,  J R R Tolkien) – it’s good to be prepared for all eventualities

Sabriel (Abhorsen series, Garth Nix) – see above

Tigger (Winnie the Pooh, A A Milne) – someone to hug

Howl (Howl’s Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones) – again, it’s good to be prepared

Ged/Sparrowhawk (A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K LeGuin) – see above again

Bix (Dinotopia, James Gurney) – because I think Bix would be nice company

Serafina Florio (Serafina Florio mysteries, Susan Russo Anderson) – in case I went into labour or there was a murder to solve

Diverus (Shadowbridge and Lord Tophet, Gregory Frost) – some music would be great

Percy, The Scarlet Pimpernel (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Emmuska (Baroness) Orczy) – this guy is probably prepared for all eventualities and probably hot too, as well as well behaved and chivalrous, so nice company

Tristan Farnon (All Creatures Great and Small, James Herriot) – cute guy, who can take care of my four-legged kids, if they were there with me

Mar 23

More interesting characters

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 in Fandom

I decided there was no reason I should limit myself to characters from tv shows still being made, so I began to think of more characters I like, this time from older tv series. Here’s my next list:

From the British tv series All Creatures Great and Small, Tristan Farnon, played by Peter Davison. This guy’s really got charm and like Jack Harkness he uses it to meet partners (in Tristan’s case, women only). I love the way he treats his university studies – casually, convincing his brother he passed exams he really flunked, but effortlessly re-taking the exams later and eventually graduating. Naturally he becomes a vet just like his brother. As most of you probably know, there’s a Dr Who connection, since Peter Davison played the fifth Doctor and his daughter made a guest appearance in one of the later seasons, playing another Doctor’s daughter. She’s also married to the guy playing that Doctor (Ten) in real life.

From the 1980’s cop series Miami Vice, Detective Sonny Crockett. This guy is really cool, dresses well, lives on a boat, and – need I mention that – he’s hot. I’m currently watching this series on DVD and I just love the music, maybe not the clothes as much, but the general atmosphere (though Florida wouldn’t be my first choice when it comes to vacations.)

From Star Trek – Spock – (though my favorite series were TNG and Voyager). Somehow, even when I was a little kid I always loved Spock. Dare I say that I didn’t think much of TOS and really dislikes Enterprise and the movie? Having said that, I feel I should also mention movie-Uhura. Spock and Uhura were the only good things about the movie (well, old Spock too).

Moving on to the 1990’s, there are almost too many people to choose between, but I’ll try to restrain myself.

Since you’ve probably heard of these people, I’ll just mention their names.

Fox Mulder from the X files.
MIchael Guerin from Roswell (I just love all that angst).

Now the earlier parts of the 2000’s (it’s getting easier to pick my favorites, since there’s so much less to choose between):

From Veronica Mars (excellent series, at least the first two seasons), Cindy ‘Mac’ Mackenzie. She’s a computer genius who helps Veronica on many of her cases. We should have seen more of this girl, she was great.

From Heroes – Hiro, of course, such a great guy and really sweet and kind of cute. I also can’t resist mentioning Peter Petrelli and Mohinder Suresh (who are really hot and of course interesting too.) Oh, and little Micah was really cute and a good actor.

And that’s it. For later favorites see the post before this. I’d love to hear about your favorites too.

Mar 22

Three interesting characters

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 in Fandom

I recently read a blog post on, where a guy was listing the three most interesting characters in tv shows. His choices surprised me a little, and I thought about which ones I find interesting (‘most’ interesting is hard to define).

Here is a list of three favorites from tv shows running today as far as I know.

From Downton Abbey: Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, played by Dame Maggie Smith.

She’s such a cool old lady, seemingly harsh, but it appears that she does have a heart somewhere, even though it’s hard to tell at first. I just love the way she can something mean in a really funny way.

From Dr Who and Torchwood: Captain Jack Harkness, played by John Barrowman. Don’t you just love the way he walks in his uniform jacket? He’s hot, funny and there’s also a bit of angst in his background.

After mentioning Jack Harkness, I just can’t pass over the Doctor himself. “My” Doctor is Nine, but I like Ten and Eleven too and I think I would have liked Five too, but that was way before my time. Speaking of the Doctor, I also have to mention some of his companions, Donna Noble, Wilfred Mott, Donna’s grandfather, Amy Pond and her husband Rory, even though they’re all by now ‘former” companions.

Then finally, a guy you won’t have heard of, but that I really like, Simon Freund from Anno 1790 (1790 AD), the Swedish historic cop series that showed up so unexpectedly when I’d more or less given up on tv. Freund works as a teacher for a Chief of Police in Stockholm in 1790. He falls in love with his employer’s wife and goes off to war, to die, but meets a medic, Johan Gustav Dåådh (‘Deede’) who saves his life and brings him back to his employers where Dåådh too finds work as a police surgeon. Freund is so sweet. When he notices his friend loves the same woman, it doesn’t ruin their friendship. Instead he tries to find Dåådh another girlfriend, but Dåådh arrives home too late for the ‘dinner for two’ his friend has plannned and finds Freund passed out drunk on the couch with the attractive young widow he found, leaning on his arm. Freund has had bad luck in love and has turned to religion and drink for comfort. He’s a Pietist. He carries around a pocket flask that Dåådh is constantly borrowing from him to disinfect wounds or anesthesize live patients (most of his ‘patients’ are murder victims).

So these are the three most interesting characters from currently running tv shows that I could think of. Which ones do you find most interesting?

Apr 4


Posted on Sunday, April 4, 2010 in Fandom, Other

Found this meme on another blog, but I felt the list was too long and unwieldy. Worse, most of the characters I’d only barely heard of so I couldn’t decide which ones I liked enough. So, this is my list of shaggable (or not so shaggable) male characters (note that it’s about the characters, not the actors). I chose to add only characters I like to this list. There are none of the ones I can’t stand to see at all. You do as you like. In fact, if you prefer, use any character (female too). Whatever you like.

This is how to do it:

Make your own list.

1. Bold the names of guys you’d definitely shag.
2. Italicize the names of guys you might shag after a little persuasion.
3. Leave the guys who don’t do anything for you alone.

Mohinder Suresh (Heroes)
Peter Petrelli (Heroes)
Nathan Petrelli (Heroes)
Hiro Nakamura (Heroes)
Spock (Star Trek)
Dr Julian Bashir (Star Trek)
Captain Julian Bashir (Star Trek)
Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek)
Will Riker (Star Trek)
Harry Kim (Star Trek)
Worf (Star Trek)
Jake Sisko (Star Trek)
Boromir (LOTR)
Faramir (LOTR)
Aragorn (LOTR)
Legolas (LOTR)
Mitchell (Being Human)
George (Being Human)
Jack Harkness (Torchwood)
Ianto Jones (Torchwood)
The Doctor (Doctor Who)
Archie Kennedy (Hornblower)
Horatio Hornblower (Hornblower)
Robin of Loxley (Robin of Sherwood)
Robert of Huntingdon (Robin of Sherwood)
Guy of Gisburne (Robin of Sherwood)
Peter Pevensie (grownup Peter) (Narnia)
Mr Tumnus (Narnia)
Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Will Turner (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Cal McCaffrey (State of Play)
Dan Foster (State of Play)
Dr Daniel Jackson (Stargate)
Jack O’Neill (Stargate)
Max Evans (Roswell)
Michael Guerin (Roswell)
Alex Whitman (Roswell)
Kyle Valenti (Roswell)
Fox Mulder (X files)
Alex Krycek (X files)
Walter Skinner (X files)
Cade Foster (First Wave)
Crazy Eddie (First Wave)
Joshua (First Wave)
Quinn Mallory (Sliders)
Colin Mallory (Sliders)
Danny Taylor (Without a Trace)
Martin Fitzgerald (Without a Trace)
Dr Greg House (House MD)
Dr James Wilson (House MD)
Dr Lawrence Kutner (House MD)
Richard Moser (Rex, a Cop’s Best Friend)
Alex Brandtner (Rex, a Cop’s Best Friend)
Peter Höllerer (Rex, a Cop’s Best Friend)
Fritz Kunz (Rex, a Cop’s Best Friend)
Nathan Muir (Spy Game)
Tom Bishop (Spy Game)

Mar 31

Top Ten Male Characters

Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 in Fandom, Other

1. Spock (Star Trek: Zachary Quinto – ok, a movie, but anyway…)
2. Peter Petrelli (Heroes: Milo Ventimiglia)
3. Mohinder Suresh (Heroes: Sendhil Ramamurthy)
4. Mitchell (Being Human: Aidan Turner)
5. Robert of Huntingdon (Robin of Sherwood: Jason Connery)
6. Guy of Gisburne (Robin of Sherwood: Robert Addie)
7. Archie Kennedy  (Hornblower: Jamie Bamber)
8. Robin of Loxley (Robin of Sherwood: Michael Praed)
9. Boromir (Lord of the Rings: Sean Bean)
10. Jack Harkness (Torchwood: John Barrowman)

Honorable Mentions: Alex Krycek (X files: Nicholas Lei), Aragorn (Lord of the Rings: Viggo Mortensen), Michael Guerin (Roswell: Brendan Fehr), Dr Wilson (House: Robert Sean Leonard), Cal McCaffrey (State of Play: John Simm) Dan Foster (State of Play: James McAvoy), Mulder (X files: David Duchovny), Tom Bishop (Brad Pitt: Spy Game – ok, not a tv series, but I’ve seen it on tv, so…), Adam Carter (Spooks: Rupert Penry-Jones), Danny Taylor (Without a Trace: Enrique Murciano), Scotty Valens (Cold Case: Danny Pino), Casey (Veronica Mars: Jonathan Bennett), Quinn and Colin Mallory (Sliders: Jerry and Charlie O’Connell)


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