Thursday, 4 March 2010

World Book Day

In honour of the occasion, I have something cerebral and high-minded for you.

Except I don't. What I do have, courtesy of being tagged by the amazing Charlotte Stein, is the Book Boyfriend Meme! So much more fun!

Here is the gen:

We all have our favorite book boyfriends and now you have the chance to create one just for yourself and your fantasies! How do you play? Fill out the quiz below, post a picture of sexy men and tag five (5) other book addicts to do the same. Don't forget to pop to their blogs and let them know they have been tagged! Once tagged... you have to do the same, grab the button, answer the questions, and keep it rolling! But don't forget the picture of the sexy man! It doesn't have to match your fantasy man, just a little eye candy for the rest of us... heheheee!

1) Hair Style and Colour

These days, my tastes are catholic. Which is not to say that I favour a tonsure - no way! But I have moved on from my youthful insistence on flowing Byronic locks and now I prefer a look that is luxuriant but controlled. They can be blond, red, brown, black, preferably natural but not completely necessarily. Facial hair is fine so long as Father Christmas is not the look being modelled - for an exemplar of how to do it, look no further than the Sheriff of Nottingham:

Serious barnet, dude! Plus extra bonus points for the scar. And the blackness. And the relentless evil. In fact, the Sheriff wins at just about everything.

2) Eye Colour and Facial Features

Here is my face specification:

Forehead - high
Cheekbones - sharp
Lips - lush
Nose - the bigger the better (I'm thinking Rickman again, rather than Cyrano de Bergerac - I mean, it shouldn't have its own postcode)
Eyes - any colour, but they have to be able to look at you like THIS -->

Neck like a swan too...le sigh...

3) Height and Body Type

Cliche alert, but yes, tall. And thin like Jarvis Cocker, or broad-but-not-too-broad like Richard Armitage. Or both. Heh.

4) Visible Age

Oh hell, I don't care. Over 25. I think Aidan Turner is my youngest little ogle-sponge:

He is 26. My oldest, at nearly 200, is Franz Liszt, though I'm not generally speaking a necrophiliac.

5) Bangability - i.e. kinky/bi/size

Big, bad and bristling with shocking perversions.

6) Human or other

I'm a little bit conservative about this. He really does have to be human. Or a Time Lord.

7) Paranormal skills

Nah, not necessary. Mind reading would be terrible. I would have to become a nun.

8) Interests

World domination; physics & really brainy sciencey stuff; music; the Romantic poets etc.

9) Habitat

Somewhere not far from me, with any luck. I seem to be going through a phase of having heroes with massive flats in London though - so maybe that.

10) Special Skills

Seduction, deviancy, insatiability, a really evil laugh, a really dirty mind, oh, and I forgot NICE HANDS! Totally essential.

Sounds like your average Joe, doesn't he?

I'm not sure about tagging people - I don't feel as if I'm au fait with the etiquette of it. But if anyone wants to do this meme, just go right ahead. Comment with a link if you're going to do it, so I can come and give your pictures a scholarly assessment, if y'know what I mean.

Happy World Book Day!


  1. Fabulous! This really made me laugh, thank you! I esp. liked:

    4) Visible Age

    Oh hell, I don't care. Over 25.

  2. Two things:

    That guy from Being Human IS ONLY 26???? I am terrified by this news. I thought he was about 40.

    And no mind reading?!'d be awesome!

    Maybe. Actually, probably not. Did I just think that thing about socks? Oh noooooo...

    P.S. Just noticed that one of your WIPs is called The Baddest Man In The Universe. Is it wrong to pray that you actually call it this, when it's published?

  3. Heehee, thanks, Kristina!

    And Charlotte, yes, I was stunned to find out that Aidan Turner is so young - though I only heard it from someone on some forum, so it might not be true. I fondly hope that I can use that Baddest Man title - but suspect it might have to change. Boo!

  4. Oh oh fecking OH John Simm!!! What a supurb addition to my "Hot Ginger Guys" collection that picture is!

    And of course Aidan Turner is only in his twenties - that's the only thing wrong with him. Give him another 10 years and he'll be PERFECT.

    Thank you Justyn. I've come over all faint...

  5. I'm fanning myself at the thought of AT in 10 years time!

    And that John Simm pic is completely divine, isn't it? I had to buy the DVD on the strength of it.