The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

24 June 2007

From the "If Only" files

Mary Stella, who's written some fiction of her own, tosses out a zinger of a question:

Of all the fictional characters you've ever read, is there one that you truly wish was real just for one night because you think he or she is that hot and you want to have your way with them?

For some reason, I keep seeing Kugelmass sporking about with Emma Bovary in the back of my mind, and the image immediately short-circuits the evaluation process.

Posted at 12:17 PM to Almost Yogurt

Fictional character? I could think of many! It's real men that I have concerns about...

Posted by: Miss Cellania at 12:35 PM on 24 June 2007

Well, yes, but she's one of my characters -- that is, I wrote her -- so no one else could possibly understand.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 1:49 PM on 24 June 2007

Do comic book figures count?

Posted by: Brian J. at 2:56 PM on 24 June 2007

Brian J.: You're thinking Power Girl, aren't you?

Posted by: McGehee at 3:10 PM on 24 June 2007

Isn't this what fan fiction and Mary Sues are for?

Posted by: sya at 8:37 PM on 24 June 2007

I did actually make an attempt to write up a Mary Sue of my own. (Her name was Bethany, but no matter.) Eventually she proved to be a major irritant, her aggregation of Strange Attractors notwithstanding; I understood why her antagonist (the hotshot young physician) dumped her in the first place. If nothing else, this proves that I am likely to be no more successful with women who don't exist than I am with those who do. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 7:18 AM on 25 June 2007