Last week I asked if you had any questions to ask me. (And you still can if you want.) I thought I would answer one question a week. And, if I run out of questions, I might ask myself some (as it just now occurs to me this might be a fun way to write posts). The first question is from my good friend Kelly at My Voice, My View. She asks:
Time to be naughty Have you ever fantasized about a book character? Don’t worry. We won’t tell Mr. Jenners.
I’m going to tell you up-front that what I’m about to tell you will:
A. Probably cost me about 42% of my readers
B. Is incredibly embarrassing
C. Reveals clearly that I have the soul of a 14-year-old girl
D. All of the above.
The correct answer, of course, is D. And here is why. My answer is ….. Edward Cullen. Oh the shame! The shame!
Yes, I am 42-year-old woman and I fantasize about Edward Cullen. (He’s the lead vamp in the Twilight books for those of you who don’t know who I’m talking about. I don’t know how you haven’t heard of these books though … they’ve only been dominating the bestseller lists for the past 10 years and you cannot go anywhere nowadays without seeing the promos for the new DVD of New Moon.)
When I was reading those books, I was in them for one thing: Edward. (For this reason, I didn’t really like New Moon because that was all about that poser Jacob.) Yes … I fantasized about him kissing me (and having to use all his strength and restraint from wanting to rip my throat open and drink my blood) and running with me through the woods and well … basically I just substituted “Jenners” for “Bella” and I had a grand old time while reading those books. And the thing is, the way Stephenie Meyer writes the books, for the most part Edward doesn’t do much except yearn and pine and glower. So I didn’t even have to feel too guilty for cheating on Mr. Jenners. (Well, until Book 3.)
And, at first, I didn’t like Robert Pattison in the movie role. But then I started to come around … to the point where I may or may not occasionally Google images of Robert Pattison. And I may or may not have stood slack-jawed in the middle of Wal-Mart and watched the clips from New Moon during a recent shopping trip. And I may or may not have already seen the clip for Eclipse that comes out in June.
Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter movies?
Would it be less embarrassing if my answer was “Cedric Diggory?”
Now I’m confused about who I’m fantasizing about … Edward or Robert?
So now I’ve confessed. Now it is your turn to spill the beans! Have you ever fantasized about a book character? And I bet you $100 that at least 10 of you say “Mr. Darcy.”