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.


An Innocent Man – Guest Post

So, here I am, back again in the realm of fangirling. Ah it’s good to be back and distracted from what I am supposed to be doing.
There are differences this time, I have to admit. I seem to have breached the stereotype of long white haired bad asses, Khan, I’m looking at you. This time the one who’s caught my eye is a completely clueless, yet rather adorable angel type going by the name of Castiel (Supernatural). I’ll not go into all the gruesome details of the discussion I had with Jenn on here but we both came to the same conclusion, we are both suckers for an innocent.
Her current obsession, Alistair (Dragon Age) is so hopelessly naïve with ladies that it verges on embarrassment. The diverting of innuendo via the use of how great cheese is and the wonderful advantages of licking lamp-posts in winter with all the social ease of the clueless is somehow endearing.

Castiel is no different, I refer of course to episode Free to be You and Me, in which Dean drags, and I mean drags, Castiel to a ‘den of iniquity’ so he can lose his virginity before he dies. What follows is a cringe-worthy scene as Dean tries to get the clueless angel laid. He fails, miserably and Cas remains his clueless self. Bless. Cas’s appeal, to me at least, comes from his lack of knowledge of how to act around humans. He does try, I mean, really try, but he just falls short of the mark. Of course, he is also physically very attractive, and a bad-ass to boot which goes a long way to make me fangirl!

Guest Post: Lucreace

*Holds up hand and steps forward*

Hi Everyone, My name’s Debbie and I have a confession to make. I’m an obsessive Fan-girl.

One thing I have noticed during my travels through the wonderful world of the web is that all fangirls express themselves in different ways. Personally, I tend to write (awful) fan-fiction of an erotic nature, definitely not suitable for minors (or anyone!). I also tend to horde pictures of my victims and keep them in a stash on my trusty netbook.

Others express their devotion by drawing pictures, writing short pieces to go with the illustrations and various other activities too. One of the best Fan-girl experiences I had was a joint collaborative project with Jenn called G.Y.P.O. That’s Get Your Perv On for those not in the know! We each picked a character we felt a particular connection with and had to draw/write a piece for each other about the subject of our desire. This project was immensely fun to do and I’d recommend doing it to anyone!

I’d also like to mention something on the two types of Fan-girl, Proactive and Reactive. I tend to be proactive; I’ve had characters ‘walk’ up to me and suggest the idea but rejected them. One I said no to because I didn’t have the time. I mean. WTF? I didn’t have time? And this guy was hot too.

I know others (Jenn I look at you) tend to be a bit Reactive. These are the ones that are so powerful you just can’t help yourself. Don’t get me wrong, I have these as well and man are they amazing but sometimes… you just have to wonder… why?

My current obsession is D’Artagnan by the way. Seriously… French??