Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Sexy Men in Literature

While I was enjoying what I thought was a fantastically engaging discussion about the characters of Jane Eyre, a classmate added "it doesn't matter if he's really genuine or not... he's just a book character".

Just a book character, she says. 

So to spite her I made a sexy collage of some of my favorite hunks of literature. From Harry Potter to Lord Byron, I hand-illustrated a collection of the finest men to saunter onto the pages of a book. Designed to fit into the pages of a magazine, a bedspread, or even become your bathroom's wallpaper, this sexy men of literature collaboration will show her that it does matter if he meant it, even if he wasn't real. 

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1. Faramir (Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien)

2.Ged (Earthsea, Ursula K. LeGuin) --Ideal because he is a solitary man that needs someone to break the cool exterior and find the softer man within. Also he knows magic.

3. Crowley (Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett)-- Mingles badass and hapless into one manish thing.

4. T Cake (Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston)

5. Algernon (The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde)--He's a bit silly and quirky with eccentric taste, and has a solid appreciation for food. I could marry him.

6. Rochester (Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte)--though technically described as quite ugly, he's a hot tamali at heart. Maybe he's a bit gruff around the edges, but his gruffness makes him sexy.

7. Septimus (Arcadia, Tom Stoppard)--He makes puns about science. Sold.

8. Mr. Bingley (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen)-- A little sweeter than our stiff Mr. Darcy, with the right balance of charm and cluelessness.

9. High King Peter (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis) OR Le Petit Prince grown up. Still unsure.

10. Don Juan (Don Juan, Lord Byron), freshly shipwrecked and ready for lovin'

11. Remus Lupin (Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling)

12. Sirius Black (Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling)

13. Stephen Hawking, because his science is sexy.

By no means comprehensive, this list includes the first twelve fictional characters I could think of that I had the hots for, plus Stephen Hawking because I'm reading his book and have a crush on it, too.

So if you have a crush on a book character, pipe up! If not as a comment here, then stand up for your hot tamalis when some chick says they "aren't real" or some other bullshit like that. Because there's nothing wrong with eye candy.

Female list coming up, if anyone has suggestions!

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