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This post is courtesy of Martin Septim. - helen-louise
This post is courtesy of Martin Septim.
Poll #1872578 Fictional Character Crush Poll

Do you get crushes on fictional characters?

Oh deities, YES, all the time, it's actually quite embarrassing.
Yes, only sometimes, but when I crush, I fall hard.
Meh, occasionally, if the character's really interesting or the actor is cute.
No, my crushes are reserved for real people.
No, I don't get crushes on anyone.

I get crushes on the following types of fictional character:

People in books (text-only).
People in graphic novels and/or manga.
People on tv and/or in film (played by live actors).
People in animation (with voice actors only).
People in plays or musicals (played by live actors).
People in video games (with voice actors).
People in video games (without a voice actor).
Non-human people.

If your fictional character is played by an actor, do you also get a crush on the actor?

Yes, always.
Only if the actor resembles the character in real life.
Actually, it's the other way round - I fancy the character BECAUSE of the actor.
To be honest, the actor gets in the way - I prefer *my* brain's version of the character.
Apparently, I have a type. And that type is "depressed emperors".

Specifically: intelligent, introspective emperors who have just suffered an incredibly traumatic event that's left them with PTSD & having to rapidly come to terms with a massive change in worldview; who have only a handful of friends in the world who see them as a man rather than a figurehead; who are desperately lonely and scared.

Gregor Vorbarra, you have a lot to answer for. But at least you're in a book. A whole series of books, in fact, and you gradually become less emo as you grow older.

Martin Septim is in a 6 year old video game, with crappy textures, a scary lack of facial animations, & what we in the Sims community call "broken-ass wooden hair" (i.e. his long hair isn't meshed to move). And he's voiced by Sean Bean. If I admit to fancying him, people might think I have a thing about Sean Bean. I totally don't! I might fancy his Martin voice, but that's really not the same as fancying him. It's the emo emperor and his scripted tragedy that does it for me.

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clawfoot From: clawfoot Date: 15th October 2012 18:34 (UTC) (Link)
*I* have a thing for Sean Bean.
baratron From: baratron Date: 15th October 2012 18:46 (UTC) (Link)
And nothing wrong with that! It's just that I don't.

According to Tumblr, every character played by Sean Bean has to die. To the point where this should actually be considered a spoiler for the game.
clawfoot From: clawfoot Date: 15th October 2012 18:52 (UTC) (Link)
All the more Sean Bean for me! :)

And yes, he does have a tendency to die horribly in everything he's in. :)
elynne From: elynne Date: 15th October 2012 18:59 (UTC) (Link)
And then I write fanfic. Lots of fanfic. So much fanfic...
softfruit From: softfruit Date: 15th October 2012 19:03 (UTC) (Link)
Darleen in Roseanne was a formative crush so I'm trying to tickybox this one both ways :)

But I don't think I have that strong a response to anyone in fictional worlds in recent times.
baratron From: baratron Date: 15th October 2012 21:51 (UTC) (Link)
I thought you were well-known, indeed FAMOUS, for your Epic Appreciation of Wenches in Doctor Who?

Or is that someone else who just looks like you?
softfruit From: softfruit Date: 15th October 2012 22:06 (UTC) (Link)
Serious eyecandy versus crush. I think of them as different anyway! I don't worry over whether it is that I want to (a) be or (b) have Amy Pond!

If it's tuning in mostly to admire the pretty rather than for "following the plot" reasons I will have to rewrite my answer quite substantially...
From: artremis Date: 15th October 2012 23:17 (UTC) (Link)
sadly "The Girl who Waited" showed you can't have 2 Amys in one tardis
softfruit From: softfruit Date: 15th October 2012 23:20 (UTC) (Link)
Give me the cloning technology and I'll settle for 2 Amys in one bed! :D
softfruit From: softfruit Date: 15th October 2012 22:11 (UTC) (Link)
(also, if LJ had a "like" button I'd be clicking it on that comment so hard...)
From: griffen Date: 16th October 2012 00:33 (UTC) (Link)
Miles Vorkosigan. 'Nuff said.
otterylexa From: otterylexa Date: 16th October 2012 17:05 (UTC) (Link)
Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5), Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Bones (TV, not books) and Ziva David (NCIS).

I guess my type is highly competent kick-ass brunettes.

Also, Bones is that incredibly rare thing, a universe where I prefer the TV series based on the books to the books themselves.

If I had to pick from the Vorkosiverse, I'd pretty much go for Miles' love interests: Taura, Elena, Elli, Bel
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