Top 5… Fictional Men

Yet another installment of this fun little game.  Here are the top five fictional men I wouldn’t mind being stranded alone with.  As always the rule applies that there is no order to this list.

Of course Edward Cullen should also be on this list but I figured that was a given so here are the other five that I would group with him.

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy

Pride and Prejudice- How can anyone look down upon someone so carefully guarded of his personal life?  There must be a good reason it is so hard to crack his serious exterior.  Who doesn’t love Mr. Darcy?

Theodore ‘Laurie’ Lawrence

Little Women- I guess I’m always a sucker for the guy that confesses his love only to be turned down.  It really takes guts to take that chance.

Balian de Ibelin

Kingdom of Heaven- This poor guy has lost his child, lost his wife (she killed herself after their baby died), had his father walk into his life, had his father die, survived a ship wreck, befriended a king, and fought for Jerusalem.  How can anyone not want to be a part of this very dynamic character’s life?

Dr. Carlisle Cullen

Twilight- He’s completely altruistic, family oriented, and 100% committed to Esme (lucky woman).  I’d be ok with being adopted even! (I only said that Edward wasn’t on this list)

Carpathian Men

Any and all of Christine Feehan’s Carpathian men.  Wikipedia describes them best.

The Dark Series introduces the Carpathians, a powerful and ancient race. They have many gifts, including the ability to shape-shift, and extended life spans, living over 1000 years. Though they feed on human blood, they don’t kill their human prey, and for the most part live among humans without detection. Despite their gifts, the Carpathians are on the edge of extinction. There have been few children born to them in the past few centuries, and those that have been born are all male and often die in the first year. It has been more than 500 years since a female has been born. In the absence of their female counterparts, also known as “lifemates”, male Carpathians lose the ability to feel emotions and to see in color. The only feeling left to them is the thrill of making a kill. Once a male has done this, he loses his soul and “turns”, becoming the monster of human legend, the vampire or the “undead”. With so few females left, males are forced to make a stark choice: either become vampire or “greet the dawn” (i.e. commit suicide). However, when they do find a lifemate, the ability to see in color and their emotions are restored to them, and their souls are saved.

A Twilighter Gift

We had a wonderful night with friends last night.  We had some enchiladas, watched Death Race (good movie), played cards, and exchanged gifts.  Now, all of this fun took us until about 4am.   Wouldn’t have minded much except that the furbabies have built in alarm clocks that tell them we can only sleep until somewhere between 7 and 8 in the morning.

Yeah, so with 4 hours of sleep I’m bumbling through the net when what to my sleep crusted eyes should appear?  The best gift I could have found for myself, that’s what!  Really, if you even slightly care for Twilight you will appreciate this find.  A fellow wordpress blogger has a gift for her readers… electronic Twilight calendars for 2009.  That’s right!  Twelve downloadable images for your wallpaper.  Novel Novice Twilight is the best and I thank her!  Go to it people.  What are you waiting for?

Just Enough… ugh!

For those that follow my ramblings on a fairly regular basis know about my new founded passion for Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series.  I’ve read all of the books (rereading them now), seen the movie (more than once), and own several Twilight themed items.  So, you can easily understand how excited I was when I was sent a link to the leaked partial rough draft of the newest in the series Midnight Sun.  It’s a brilliant piece of literature focusing on a deeper character development than the rest of the series.  In it’s simplest form it is a retelling of Twilight from the character Edward’s point of view.  His internal struggles are amazingly well written.  You really do feel sorry for him and it lets a bit of light in on some of his stranger behavior that we could only observe through the main character Bella’s eyes.  Sadly this is a relatively short piece (only 264 pages) but it is worth reading.  I warn you that if you do read this one it will frustrate you to no end that it isn’t complete.

For the official copy go to Stephanie Meyer’s site here. You can also read a little more about what happened in regards to it being leaked.  I hope you all enjoy is as much as I have!  Let me know what you all think once you’re finished reading it.

While I’m waiting for your thoughts I think I’ll continue feeding my addiction.  If you’ll excuse me now please.

Top 5

I was recently wandering around the net.  Jumping from one random blog to another when one of the sites had a post listing the author’s top five famous men she would like to date if she could.  I think I like this idea.  Maybe not date but I would really be ok with being a best friend to these guys. Who am I kidding?  R doesn’t read this. I would date these guys!

Note: after writing all of this out I notice that NONE of these guys are American.  Not a single one.  Hmmm….  Also please note that these really are in no specific order.

Colin Firth- I can’t tell you how many times I have seen Bridget Jones’ Diary just to swoon over this devilishly handsome man.  I know I’ll get lashed for this but I’ve seen him in Pride & Prejudice and while HE is fantastic in the movie I just don’t care for it.

James McAvoy-

I’ll admit that Atonement is easily one of the worst movies I’ve seen in quite a while.  However I was quite drawn to James McAvoy’s performance.  Only to be equally impressed when I found out he was in Wanted.  Now of course I couldn’t but love him in Becoming Jane.  I wanted to be Jane just to be able to run off with him.

Stuart Townsend-

I first fell in love with this hotty in Queen of the Damned.  Only to find him again in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.  I can’t really tell you why I love this one… I think it’s his eyes.

Jason Statham- What is there to say really?  He’s the hard rolling Brit you don’t want to mess with.  I’m sure he’s a real nice man.  And that’s all I’ll say on that.

Robert Pattinson-

Yah, like there would be a list like this without him on it.  I love him completely separately from how I love the Twilight series.  I love that he is an all around talented guy.  He sings!!! He plays the guitar!! AND he acts!  What more could a girl want?