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...
Well, yes, but she's one of my characters -- that is, I wrote her -- so no one else could possibly understand.
Do comic book figures count?
Brian J.: You're thinking Power Girl, aren't you?
Isn't this what fan fiction and Mary Sues are for?
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. :)