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Saw this question on FB a few months back. Thought it might be fun to play here....

Couple things to add if you feel like sharing:

What was it about the character that caught your attention/drew you to them?

First TV character crush AND first crush from literature...

 

 

TV crush:

Officer Francis Llyewelyn "Ponch" Poncherello (CHiPs)

It was his smile that caught my attention and made me feel funny inside:)

 

Book crush:

Lestat de Lioncourt (Interview With a Vampire)

A hot powerful vampire and I was 19....Duh!

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I'm guessing it didn't hurt that the book was about two angsty metrosexual vampires being ambiguously gay together.

 

I distinctly recall that series bringing out the inner goth fujoshi in every woman under 25 at the time it came out. The movie only made it worse.

 

Mine was probably Catherine Bach's Daisy Duke from The Dukes of Hazard.

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Just now, Ann said:

My generation's Twilight.  Tom and Brad were nothing like my version of those two. Although, I do admit they were very gay for each other....even in the book. And liked killing children. Still, better than vampires that sparkle? I don't know what it is about some young women and vampires. Forbidden fruit + unrealistic expectations = teenage girls;)

 

I edited when I realized that you were talking about the book, but yeah, it was pretty bad. I actually read the entire series though.

 

For fujoshi bait it was well written and actually had an interesting plot outside of the weird romance element. The novels had diminishing returns though and sort of turned into unintentionally funny after a bit. Vampire goth rock stars and and ancient Egyptian Queens and all that.

 

She did have the sense to realize Lestat was the more interesting character at least, and shifted the focus on to him for the rest of the series.

 

Twilight is unreadable. Whats-her-name took the horror element away and made it unintentionally creepy. The creepiness of the relationships worked in Interview because they were inhuman and still monsters. In Twilight it was just a brain dead teenager too stupid to realize she was being stalked by a sexually dense mongoloid. Someone with a personality and a sense of self worth would have been freaked the hell out by that guy even if he wasn't a fairy vampire.

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Way back in '78 I was a huge fan of BSG and always got a funny feeling when Corporal Rigel was running radio signals.  Seeing her was the best part of every episode.

 

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Hmm . . . literature is tougher.  maybe Galadriel from the Lord of the Rings.

 

 

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Not fiction, but when I was a kid, it was Karen, the Mouseketeer. Most of the guys went for Annette Funicello, but I thought Karen was the cutest. Now it's Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa in Casablanca. In that film she is indisputably the most beautiful woman in the history of the planet. (You can argue with me on that, but you will be wrong.)

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Why do humans have crushes on fictional characters?

 

PC Game crush

My first I think was Ryn from the game Drakan: Order of the Flame.

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Maybe Padme in Star Wars, although it was more Natalie Portman than the character. 

 

For characters maybe Catwoman or Penny Lane from Almost Famous when I got into high school. 

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1 hour ago, HisGrace said:

Maybe Padme in Star Wars, although it was more Natalie Portman than the character. 

 

For characters maybe Catwoman or Penny Lane from Almost Famous when I got into high school. 

 

My first experience regarding her was Leon the Professional.

 

I was old enough that some of the scenes involving her were... uncomfortable.

 

I don't mean that in the "fun" way, but rather I was old enough to be aware of and creeped out by the whole lolita thing going on there. She was 13 at the time and I was much older. [I'll just say I'm old enough to have seen Star Wars in theaters in it's original run and remember it.]

 

I also assume you mean Michelle Pfeiffer rather than Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, or Lee Meriwether. Maybe the one of whom we do not speak, but that's doubtful.

 

Another actress I was already familiar with in a kind of creepy way, though this time from Scarface. The whole coke whore and incest dynamic thing was my first exposure to her.

 

Both are undeniably hot, but kind of tainted by the roles I first saw them in as far as "fictional crushes" go.

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28 minutes ago, end3 said:

Catwoman ... enough said

 

Which one(s)?

 

Mine is Eartha Kitt.

 

That voice she did with the purring noises mixed in was super hot.

 

I didn't care how bad the puns were, as long as she was saying them in that voice...

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22 minutes ago, ContraBardus said:

 

My first experience regarding her was Leon the Professional.

 

I was old enough that some of the scenes involving her were... uncomfortable.

 

I don't mean that in the "fun" way, but rather I was old enough to be aware of and creeped out by the whole lolita thing going on there. She was 13 at the time and I was much older. [I'll just say I'm old enough to have seen Star Wars in theaters in it's original run and remember it.]

 

I also assume you mean Michelle Pfeiffer rather than Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, or Lee Meriwether. Maybe the one of whom we do not speak, but that's doubtful.

 

Another actress I was already familiar with in a kind of creepy way, though this time from Scarface. The whole coke whore and incest dynamic thing was my first exposure to her.

 

Both are undeniably hot, but kind of tainted by the roles I first saw them in as far as "fictional crushes" go.

 

I wasn't old enough to see Leon when it was out and didn't see it till' I was older and already familiar with her. I didn't know who she was until Star Wars.

 

I guess it was Pfeiffer, but it was more the character in general with Catwoman. 

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9 minutes ago, HisGrace said:

 

I wasn't old enough to see Leon when it was out and didn't see it till' I was older and already familiar with her. I didn't know who she was until Star Wars.

 

I guess it was Pfeiffer, but it was more the character in general with Catwoman. 

 

I can sort of understand that, but there are a lot of different versions of Catwoman. Probably even more than there are versions of Batman.

 

One particular version must come to mind when you think "Catwoman", right?

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2 hours ago, ContraBardus said:

 

Which one(s)?

 

Mine is Eartha Kitt.

 

That voice she did with the purring noises mixed in was super hot.

 

I didn't care how bad the puns were, as long as she was saying them in that voice...

lol, Julie Newmar..

 

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Oh wow, there were so many! The Wasp from the Avengers comic book, Batgirl in both comics and TV, Wonder Woman, Phyllis Coates as "Panther Girl" in the "Panther Girl of the Kongo" serial-turned-TV-movie (Also known as "Claw Monsters"), Diana Rigg as Emma Peel, Ginger and Mary Ann from "Gilligan's Island", Uhura from Star Trek. Pretty much every attractive woman on TV in the 1960s!

 

In literature, probably Modesty Blaise.

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17 minutes ago, end3 said:

Wait, I forgot Marsha Brady..

 

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

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13 minutes ago, ThereAndBackAgain said:

 

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

 

Oh yeah, I was nuts about her, as well!

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In no particular order...

 

Emma Peel’s energy and ... flexibility ... could trigger all kind of fantasies.

 

Catwoman (Julie Newmar): the purring, the catsuit, the wickedness - Woof!

 

All four Charlie’s Angels

 

MTM as Mary Richards

 

I even imagined evil Nellie Olsen doing ‘evil’ things to me....

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The age of this crowd, proceeds this crowd! 

 

😂

 

 

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Betty or Veronica, Mary Ann or Ginger...I've always been conflicted.

 

Julie Newmar as Catwoman though, all the way. 

 

And yeah TABA, Emma Peel. The only woman that could ever get away with those pleather pants. She made me turgid back in the days of black and white TV.

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It's hard to select a literary character based solely on my imagination. I have seen movies of many of my favorite fiction works so it's hard not to conflate the two. Aragon or Mr Darcy. 

 

Tv is character is hands down Joe Lando as Byron Sully from Dr Quinn Medicine Woman. Clearly I have a thing for the rugged independent types.

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Betty and Veronica (hard time choosing between blonde and brunette, so why choose);

Ginger and Mary Ann;

In the movie Singing in the Rain actresses Debbie Reynolds and Cyd Charisse (Cyd was the closest thing to porn I'd seen at that age, Debbie was infinitely cute and made Carrie Fisher who was also outstanding);

Serena from Bewitched (probably overt sexual confidence, Samantha did nothing for me);

Catwomen: Julie Newmar, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Halle Berry (Eartha had a great voice, but didn't push my buttons);

Julie Newmar as Stupifyin' Jones in Li'l Abner;

Leslie Gore when she appeared on Batman as Pussy Cat (brother then informed me she was gay. Didn't care.)

All of the girls on Petticoat Junction;

Chrissy from Three's Company;

Farrah in Charlie's Angels

 

 

 

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