This week, Mohan Bell and Nicole Lebenson ask, "If you were to have a romantic weekend or getaway with any fictional character, who would it be? (Your choice could be from a novel, comic book, animated movie, or film - any fictional character.)"
Heath Ledger from 10 Things I Hate About You.
I'm gonna have to go with Harry Potter from, well, Harry Potter. (Just don't tell Ginny).
If we're talking novels, I'll go with Anna Karenina from the Tolstoy novel of the same name, Janie Crawford from Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, and Fermina Daza from Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera. As far as comics are concerned, I remember having a bit of a crush on Kitty Pryde of the X-Men when I was 12 or 13 years old, and later on Death from Neil Gaiman's Sandman series. I also thought Simone from Heroes (or rather, the actress who portrayed her, Tawny Cypress) was really cute until they killed her character off (you bastards!).
- Anthony Punt
Definitely Edmond Dantes from Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo. The man might have some anger/revenge issues, but he is swarthy and handsome and knows how to command a boat!
Westley from The Princess Bride. The book or movie. He quite literally will do anything to save his one true love and he's sarcastic. A romantic with a sense of humor is my kind of man. Or, maybe Othello (without Iago's interference).
- Dominique Gauvard
Orlando. Virginia Woolf's character. I am in love whim him/her....
Orlando, my dream, date!
My #2 would be "Major" Kusanagi Motoko from Ghost in The Shell.
- Tina Elie
Aragorn, son of Arathorn, from Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings.
Rida Bint Fozi
Wow, this is a hard question. It's taking me forever to answer...
Helen of Troy, I suppose... The ability to destroy mighty nations is important in a woman.
I've thought about this a lot and it would most definitely be Zaphod Beeblebrox, from the Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy, even though he's the most obnoxious, irresponsible, unreliable person in the known universe. He's a rock star, baby, you know?
- Marissa Gamliel
I think I would go with Lois Lane 'cause if she's good enough for Superman, then she's good enough for me.
- Ricky Barlin
There are many, but right now I'm thinking Mr. Darcy, from Pride and Prejudice. Rich, handsome, dark, misunderstood... it's all good.
- Amina Tajbhai
Marla Singer from Fight Club. Hands down. Without a doubt. She's a dark and twisted pinnacle of bad news. An overdose in human form.
- Zev Baranov
Hotspur, from Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part 1". He's so passionate and intense and completely tortured by his ideals... he' s so sexy. You can just imagine him sweating, off in battle, so vibrant and alive... Or perhaps Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, from War and Peace. He hides so much emotion beneath that austere facade. Or, of course, Fred Weasley, my love. (Clearly I spend entirely too much time thinking about this question every day.)
- Molly Rose Avila
Lady Macbeth - she had the balls that her husband didn't (guaranteeing her to have the balls that I don't)
Medea - Jason screwed her over, so she ruined his life and killed their kids. Vengeful bitch. And she's a witch (guaranteeing that we can both live forever and no one will fuck with us).
- Zsakee Lewis
I love this question!
Tristan from Robert Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde.
- Jennifer Caruana
- David Jochnowitz
In all the books read, the male characters are a lot less than perfect. They are usually either rapists or con-men. I am going to go with Odysseus. He's adventurous, loving, in with the gods, and has quite the nice upper body. He is a little control but everyone has their flaws.
P.S. I totally second Gatsby, too!
- Margalit Haber
Ummm...Franny Glass, I think.
As a result of my tragically comical social awkwardness in the 'real' world, I've idealized romantic relationships with numerous fictional characters. However, I think that Franny Glass (of Salinger's famous Glass family) is intellectually curious and emotionally impetuous enough to make sense of the imaginary world that I live in...
Or the White Queen, from Through The Looking Glass...
Or Lisa Rowe from Girl, Interrupted...
Or I'm not entirely sure and I should give this even more thought.
- Alex Perkins
I'd bang Aglaya Ivanova Yepanchina from Dostoyevsky's The Idiot because she's so hot you people haven't even heard of her. Rich and exclusive.
- Vadim Kurbatov
Maria from For Whom The Bell Tolls, just because she's the first that came to mind.
- Greg Perrin