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Old March 4th, 2008, 6:38 pm
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Re: Is it wierd to have a crush on a fictional character?

Considering that most of my crushes so far have been fictional, I'd definitely hope it isn't wrong! As long as one realises that they're fictional and doesn't expect real-life people to be the way the book/movie/manga characters are, it's quite normal. I had countless crushes on anime boys as a child and even as a teenager (I"m still in love with a few, even now ).


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Old March 5th, 2008, 3:24 am
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Re: Is it wierd to have a crush on a fictional character?

Speaking as one of the many girls in the HP fandom hopelessly in love with Sirius Black...

I don't think its terribly abnormal to have a crush on a fictional character, provided you don't begin setting a place at the dinner table for him. I can't help falling in love with Sirius as I read the Harry Potter books-- Jo Rowling did such a fantastic job creating him, making him at once supremely heroic and terribly flawed, and telling his heartbreaking story in such a way that I couldn't help but fall in love with him, as a character that I love to read, talk about, and yes, look at.

In regards to expecting real people to embody the character's traits, I see it in a different way-- I love Sirius because he embodies the traits I value in others, primarily love, courage, loyalty, and rebelliousness; those are the traits I appreciate most in others I meet, and when Jo personified them in one character, in such copious amounts, my heart went wild.


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I dont think there is anything wrong with having a crush on a fictional character, as long as it doesnt result in an unhealthy obsession or actual love.
I definatley agree with this. As long as your are aware that they aren't real, and it's just a crush, then what's the harm? What is worrying is when people become obsessive about it and forget that there is a real world with real, flawed, and extraordinary people outside.


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Re: Is it wierd to have a crush on a fictional character?

I've fallen in love with many fictional characters. The worst was when I fell in love with Geoffrey Mackenzie from The Sisters of the Quantock Hills quartet and Geoffrey was killed in World War I. I was devistated.

I think it's completely natural for it to happen. In my opinion, it's better than falling for a movie star, even though movie stars are real people. Here's you're going for personality rather than looks.


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Old March 13th, 2008, 3:43 pm
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Re: Is it wierd to have a crush on a fictional character?

I don't think so, given so many books that we love had been adapted to big screen with attractive stars, that probably colours our perception of characters at least a little.

I know every time I read a Jane Austen book, I re-develop a crush on the hero of the piece


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Old March 14th, 2008, 4:04 am
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Re: Is it wierd to have a crush on a fictional character?

I say it's normal I've only had two crushes on fictional characters though. One was probably colored by the actor who played him in the movie, but not the other one. Gilbert blithe and Bill Weasley respectively.


Crushes by definition ( I guess) don't make sense. I know when I have a crushes on real people, part of the crush is on a less-than-real version of them, so why would a fictional character be different? Again, that's as long as it's just a crush.



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Re: Is it wierd to have a crush on a fictional character?

IT'S NORMAL! IT'S NORMAL!
I fell in love with Remus Lupin in HP from PoA and Aragorn from LoTR! It is extremley normal...what is most annoying is knowing that they aren't rel but waning them to be real - or is that just me?



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I hope not...


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Re: Is it wierd to have a crush on a fictional character?

erm.....depends on the character. if it was someone awesome like faramir or jack sparrow, go for it. but for voldy or mr. smith (from the matrix)...then you have problems.

personally, it's not so much a crush as a healthy respect and slightly unhealthy obsession over every detail of their lives...including female characters (including OC's) who they belong with...


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erm.....depends on the character. if it was someone awesome like faramir or jack sparrow, go for it. but for voldy or mr. smith (from the matrix)...then you have problems.
Well...each to their own

I don't think any of my fictional crushes have been the same as a real crush on someone I know. It's always different. I know where to cross the boundaries on a fictional character, and most of the time I don't wish that they were real because they probably wouldn't care about me in the grand scale of things anyway. I mainly admire characters and their traits. Also, I often think that the characters who are more close in personality to me are the ones I'm most attracted to because I can understand them so much better.


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erm.....depends on the character. if it was someone awesome like faramir or jack sparrow, go for it.
Yes, Faramir is also one of mine, I admit it.


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Re: Is it wierd to have a crush on a fictional character?

i fully recognize eowyn's claim, however...


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Re: Is it wierd to have a crush on a fictional character?

Well it's not that weird..look at my sig....but yeah sometimes i do over do it a bit .....that's kinda embarassing when ur most fav. person doesnt exist at all......but come on after all 'From life comes Art" so there will be someone similar to ur. fav character...as for me...i hope there is one..


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Re: Is it wierd to have a crush on a fictional character?

I think this is perfectly normal, even unavoidable. If a work of fiction does not touch my by making me care about the characters, why would I want to read/reread it/watch it? And a crush is one of the ways we can feel about a person, whether real or fictional. All my early crushes were on fictional characters - Han Solo of the first Star Wars movies was my first big one. (I dressed up as Leia for Halloween that year, ).

I also don't think you can say that crushing on some characters is OK, but not on others. Entering into a relationship with a psychopath in real life is VERY BAD NEWS, but thinking Tom Riddle or Hannibal Lecter or whoever, is fascinating and magnetic, is a totally different story (even though this is not my cup of tea). Remember, they are not real! It is no more dangerous to fantasize about them than about a fictional handsome, clean cut Eagle Scout who goes to church every Sunday. Either way, whatever happens is in your mind. And I can see where it could be much more interesting, especially if one dates/befriends the latter in real life.


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Re: Is it wierd to have a crush on a fictional character?

I'm madly in love with Edward Cullen and I'm not afraid to admit it I don't think it's weird at all, and I also agree that it's really unavoidable. That's the whole reason why authors create characters, so readers can fall in love with them. Especially fangirls


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aww, you too? i'm more of a jacob fan, myself...

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Re: Is it wierd to have a crush on a fictional character?

I think it's a little weird, but I'm not saying I haven't had crushes on fictional characters.... But I would be really embarrassed to name them, though, because they're not on the usual list of fictional guys that fangirls drool all over. So I won't .


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Re: Is it wierd to have a crush on a fictional character?

I personally don't think it's weird, unusual or bad, but sooner or later you just have to get over that it's just a book and hope that there's a real life equivalant to that character. For example, I have a crush on Voldemort, but I'm not going to love an evil dictator like Hitler or Stalin(not that i don't think they're interesting to learn about). I do have a crush on a guy in real life, so it's not like I'm completely devoted to a fictional character.

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Re: Is it wierd to have a crush on a fictional character?

I agree with those who say it's normal but when you begin believing that they are actually real, then you're treading dodgy ground. You can fantasize and daydream about the character, but if you keep in touch with reality, that's fine.
I myself go on Les Mis forums, and it kind of creeps me out the extent to which they crush/love the Miz characters. For example, someone might say 'Oh Prouvaire has called me away to dinner, ta ta', and it makes me think it's going too far (as Prouvaire is a fictional character, not a real life person). And I think it's kind of weird (IMO) to name objects after the characters (e.g. a lamp Fred Weasley; a carpet Enjolras, etc), but to each their own as they say.
As for comparing fictional characters to real people, it may depend-but if you start telling your boy (or girl) friend "Oh you are exactly like Fred Weasley/Angelina Johnson" you might creep/confuse the poor person. But probably even more so if you start calling John/Joan Smith "Fred/Angelina".
What about naming pets or children after fictional characters?


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aww, you too? i'm more of a jacob fan, myself...

luigi is my fictional soulmate. got a problem?
Jacob is a hottie too. I love Native American men


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