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Nathan Bransford posted last week on what literary characters you have a crush on (I'm almost caught up on the blogosphere! YAY!) and I know I've had tons of literary crushes but it took a minute to remember. My long term memory sucks.
Here's my list (not inclusive):
Jacob Black (Twilighter and proud! Totally not a Twihard though. That's just ridiculous:)
Naruto (If we count manga as literary and I do :)
Legolas (Both in the book and in all his Orlando Bloom splendour)
That list makes it sound like I only read/watch Fantasy or only like guys in Fantasy. While this is not true (I think) I can't recall any others right now.
Anyhow, that is totally not the point of this post.
It got me to thinking. For me characters are the most important thing. I mean Plot Matters. For sure. But I like more character-driven genre: slice of life, coming of age, humour, wit... except for the fantast binge. Even the anime I watch every week. I watch Naruto because I love Naruto (the character) and I watch One Piece because I love Luffy. Characters are what keep me involved in a story.
What makes a good character? Well, I could get all technical- but that's not really my thing. The best measure of a good character is that audience sees him or her outside of the pages (or the screen). Whether that means that they want to b%*#h-slap them, hug them, hang out with them or plant a big wet one on their marble lips. (lol)
Howz about you guys? Plot or character?
And, what characters do you crush on?
And for the writers among us, are your characters crushworthy?
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