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Old August 27th, 2008, 7:36 pm
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Re: Is it wierd to have a crush on a fictional character?

FICTIONAL?!

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You mean they're not real??!!! *gasp*

Not listening Nanananananana!!!


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Old August 30th, 2008, 1:16 am
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FICTIONAL?!

*stabs through heart*

You mean they're not real??!!! *gasp*

Not listening Nanananananana!!!
D'you want a cup of tea to get over this?

I still think (and I have thought about this over the last few days), that the having a crush on a character thing is okay. I think it's quite nice in a way, in that some anti-heroes (or anti-heroines) are less that savory people, so having a crush on them in real life could be dicey. That falls into Harry Potter too. Some of the characters have dark backgrounds and dark motives and liking some of them could lead to badness in the real world. So I must concede that fictional (sorry 4_4hugo4_4) crushes are harmless and fun!


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I've just developed a crush on Mr.Henry Tilney from "Northanger Abbey". He's so witty and chivalrous!!!!!! I'm in loveBlame Austen for creating such wonderful men! *sighs! wishes he existed*


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I've just developed a crush on Mr.Henry Tilney from "Northanger Abbey". He's so witty and chivalrous!!!!!! I'm in loveBlame Austen for creating such wonderful men! *sighs! wishes he existed*
See, proof positive, it's not weird! You've just shown that it's making you feel quite happy, and it's drawing you to the book more, and anything that draws people to books is quite alright with me!

TV just doesn't work quite that way. There's nothing like creating your own image of a cahracter.


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TV just doesn't work quite that way. There's nothing like creating your own image of a cahracter.
Exactly.the tv leaves so little to imagine, whereas books...they leave you at your will to imagine your favourite character, however I do find that sometimes the visuals in a movie do help in loving the character more( like it did with Matthew Macfadyen as Mr.Darcy and J.J.Feild as Mr.Tilney)


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

I'm inclined to agree regarding the Darcy actors, at least. Without drooooooooling, I mean...

As for why there are crushes on fictional characters.. I suppose it's because the books are well written? I never really thought about it before now, but that makes most sense to me, at any rate.


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

With a fictional character, there's no danger of actually having your heart broken, and all their little setbacks and quirks and imperfections just make them well-rounded rather than disappointing. It's a 'fantasy' - it doesn't exist, it isn't real, it's safe.


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I don't see a problem with it, as long as your senses stay in place and you remember what's real and what isn't. I for one fancy the leather jacket off of Harry Dresden.


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I don't see a problem with it, as long as your senses stay in place and you remember what's real and what isn't. I for one fancy the leather jacket off of Harry Dresden.
You're not alone! I suppose there are many many really popular ones. Even with Harry Potter, there are. But I agree with you that you have to know the difference between reality and imagination.

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FICTIONAL?!

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You mean they're not real??!!! *gasp*

Not listening Nanananananana!!!


love for fictional characters is like a drug, it's not really too healthy, but you can't stop either . Well...not a good comparison...but it's not a weird thing to be addicted, just natural . Anyways, I need to have a good dose of fictional love or I'm going to forget to have any feelings at all


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

Fictional love is one of those things that you can have even when your nose is stuffed up, your hair is all over the place and you've been in bed for four days with flu...

If it makes you feel better, that's all good!

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If it makes you feel better, that's all good!

Fantastic!
Yeah..it does make me feel good a lot of times. But there have been times when I've gone " How can I be in love with someone who doesnt even exist???"
And sometimes or infact a lot of times I worry that these characters dont exist!


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Yeah..it does make me feel good a lot of times. But there have been times when I've gone " How can I be in love with someone who doesnt even exist???"
And sometimes or infact a lot of times I worry that these characters dont exist!
That's why you made a Baleheads fan group. He does exist.

But I agree with you. It's a bit of a downer that it's not more real. But I still advocate it as a sign of a good book and a completely normal individual.


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But I agree with you. It's a bit of a downer that it's not more real. But I still advocate it as a sign of a good book and a completely normal individual.
Yes. Absolutely, a sign of a good book.


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Crush on a fictional character? Well its very unhealthy, atleast not healthy for me, it drives me mad, I had crushes on countless fictional characters, for instance: Edward Cullen (Twilight Series), Tom Riddle (wish he's real ), Draco Malfoy. Those are the top three, but as I said they're countless, you just keep thinking about them not realizing the fact that they'll never come true and I'll never really meat them or anything .


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you just keep thinking about them not realizing the fact that they'll never come true and I'll never really meat them or anything .
No, no. You will never meet them. There's no "really" about it!

But admit it, you love that happiness that it gives you! it makes you love the books and love the characters, and when it's raining you get to be inside with them, and it never matters what you look like. You don't have to impress them..

I need to find a new book with a hottie in it, and soon...


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Crush on a fictional character? Well its very unhealthy, atleast not healthy for me, it drives me mad, I had crushes on countless fictional characters, for instance: Edward Cullen (Twilight Series), Tom Riddle (wish he's real ), Draco Malfoy. Those are the top three, but as I said they're countless, you just keep thinking about them not realizing the fact that they'll never come true and I'll never really meat them or anything .
I haven't even met any kind of real life Tom Riddle (except me, but i'm a girl and me and the idea of something like that is just creepy). Tom Riddle is the only fictional character i've ever had a real crush on though


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I don't think it's weird at all to have a crush on a fictional character. I've had a crush on Sirius Black ever since I started to read the books and had one on Harry Potter ever since I started to watch the movies (but that phase has passed). I've just recently started to have a major crush on Severus Snape though. If you look around the forum you'll find loads of fangirls (and occasionaly a fanboy or two) who swoon and squee like mad over fictional characters. I can't be very strange if almost everyone is doing it.


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I've revising my opinion a little bit: Aren't most crushes fictional? If you have a crush, even on a real person that you see every day, it's just a fantasy until you choose to act on it. Then it becomes a 'relationship' - or not, but either way the 'crush' part of the equation no longer exists once you cross that line. Fictional characters are fantasies that you can't cross that line with, ever, but that's the only real difference.


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I've revising my opinion a little bit: Aren't most crushes fictional? If you have a crush, even on a real person that you see every day, it's just a fantasy until you choose to act on it. Then it becomes a 'relationship' - or not, but either way the 'crush' part of the equation no longer exists once you cross that line. Fictional characters are fantasies that you can't cross that line with, ever, but that's the only real difference.
But thats an important one.Well fictional characters are just that..fictional..crushing on someone who does not exist and crushing on someone who does exist( even if you dont act on it) are two different things.....


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