OT: Romantic characters
hallieod at indigo.ie
Sat May 5 08:28:35 EDT 2001
This is a mix-up of Laurie and Dorian's posts:
>I don't recall any voicing any opinion on the subject. The class was a
>Women's Studenies class, which in my experience tend to be heavily female.
>In my one women's history course, the lone male in the class claimed that
>he took it on a dare from his friends.
Oh well - I just wondered. We're too female-weighted (well, you know
what I mean!) on the list to test my vague hunch that this is more a
game women would play. Possibly relating to the written vs. visual
preference mentioned before. Male listees are more than welcome to
prove me wrong. :)
>And re Gilbert:
>See, IMHO Gilbert isn't a lot of fun once he and Anne actually get
>married. I liked him in the early books alot, but after that...
Oh totally agree! In fact, I can barely stand any of the books after
>And SallyO wrote, on the same topic:
>>though. Gilbert from the Anne books too.
>Nope, and especially not Emily's Teddy!
>It's funny you bring up Emily's Teddy, because there is a big brouhaha
>(one of my favorite words) on the Montgomery list about Emily, Teddy, and
>Dean. Personally, I think neither Teddy nor Dean is particularly good
>life partner material, although at least Dean is interesting. Teddy is a
>cipher. But that's for another list :)
Oooh. A big brouhaha on Kindred Spirits??? (I had to get off cos I
got tired of there seeming to be nothing else). I *hate* Dean and
don't have much time for Teddy. In fact, I think almost the only
person I really like in the Emily books is her gruff teacher who
corrects her writing.
>It's funny you brought up Howl. Howl is in my mind a great romantic
>chracter because he *is* flawed. Like a real person would be. Too many
>characters that are supposed to be romantic are just too *good* to be
>believeable. So, yep, I'll take Howl. I think he'd be fun.
>I'll fight you for him!
I'll leave that scrum to you two! Howl's one of my all-time
favourite characters, but NOT for real life. I hate histrionics and
fights, so I don't think I've got the right kind of character for
Howl. I can all too easily imagine the real-life equivalent of the
>And *definitely* not Rupert (does anyone fancy him?). But
>whatisname from "The Time of the Ghost" (having a brainfart, can't think of
>the name, lent the book to my brother...gah! The guy who does the good-bad
>drawings). Now, he's definitely fanciable!
Oh, I like Rupert. Despite the name, and the early prat status...
>would be good too. And Mark from one of the later books in that series
>would be interesting. And you're right, Hallie--that family would make
>a wonderful set of in-laws.
Mark from _And Then There Were Five_, definitely! Although I think I
feel a bit too motherly towards him, maybe I'll let one of the girls
have him ;)
Who's Dream, Dorian? Sounds like someone worth encountering...
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