Guest Post: "Mr. Tall Dark and Brooding."
I have once again returned to relate to you of my own fangirliness. I always love guesting on here as it is a far cry from the seriousness of my actual blog and I get to admit/confess to things that I normally keep hidden from the world of the internet! So, here goes:
Roland Deschain – Get your sweet butt over here and start moving it!
That said, there is a lot that is not sweet about said character. In the Dark Tower series which I am currently reading, he acts in ways that are at best questionable and at worst, downright evil. It took me the first two books to work out whether I liked him. I don’t want to give anything away as I know the author of this blog is reading the books, all I will say is this: hang in there, he has his reasons and what you learn as you go through will make your heart bleed. I think part of the attraction is his mystery. You learn so little about him until the later novels and what he surrenders is hard won.
I know I like him because all you really want to do is give him a hug and tell him things will be OK in the end, even if they’re not, you just want them to be well. Another character I did this with recently was Rumplestiltskin from Once Upon A Time (Robert Carlyle). Speaking from general terms he’s a bit of a baddie, works for his own agenda and doesn’t mind screwing people over from time to time. However, in one episode we learn of how he came within a hairs breadth of redemption before throwing it all away in a moment of self-doubt. After all, how could anyone love a monster like him? How indeed? It tugged the frosty strings of my heart that’s for sure. Jenn has a long standing thing for Robert Carlyle (A little bit too scary for me – thanks Trainspotting) so I will let her inform you in a future post as to the why but I admit, in this particular show, I can see the attraction.
Can you? I will leave you with that thought for the time being, no doubt I will be back soon for another post and discussion about fangirling and the workings of the heart.