8.11.10

Monday's Fictional Hottie 1

I've been reading a lot of blogs with weekly themed postings and have been eager to join the club. Obviously, Mondays are the worst of all the days, so my first thought was, 'Jennie! Do something awesome on Mondays!'


That settled, I batted ideas around in my big sexy brain for what my Monday posts would be about. Finally, in the wee hours of Sunday morning -- an epiphany!


Without further adieu, may I present the first of (potentially many) Monday's Fictional Hotties!

Yes, you read it right. I'm talking about fictional tall drinks of water. I may draw from literature, film, television shows or wherever else made-up hotties exist. There's an awful lot to choose from, so this theme may be able to go on forever. Awesome.


'Who'll be the first hottie on my list?' was the next question. I've had crushes on more than a few literary characters throughout the years and my mind was swirling with the possibilities. Obviously, the best place to start is at the beginning; with a character that has resonated with me for a l-o-n-g time.


I may be cutting my feet of before I start with this one but if you love you some good ole Canadian lit then you'll surely be aware of one of my first fictional crushes...and the first official Fictional Hottie...

Dr. Gilbert Blythe!

(*insert round of applause*)

For those who are unfamiliar with Dr. Blythe, he's the jelly to Anne Shirley's peanut butter (aka, Anne of Green Gables). When Anne broke her tablet over Gil's head (after he called her the dreaded "carrots") he was forever her puppy dog. I fell in love with him first in the books and then later in the movies...


A younger (and smoldering) Dr. Blythe (link)

Jonathan Crombie (actor) really brought Gil to the next level, especially in the last two films where Anne goes to Europe to bring him back safe from the war (*swoon). As crazy as Anne acted most of the time, she was a fiercely independent woman and Gilbert couldn't get enough. How could I not fall in love?


Congratulations Dr. Gilbert Blythe. You're #1!! (in no particular order)

As an aside:
If you haven't read Lucy Maud Montgomery's series, get to a library and start reading. It may seem like country-ass-silliness but you'll be hooked before you know it. Then, go rent the movies (all six if you can find them). Megan Follows is the most perfect Anne Shirley of all time. She's a million times better than Brigit Jones --  a real ginger for crying out loud!!

As another aside:
When I was 20 I drove to PEI with a girlfriend to see some people and visit what I thought was the set from the Anne movies. We got there and it looked totally unfamiliar. Turns out, the PEI attraction was where Ms. Montgomery wrote the novels. The movie had been filmed in Hamilton, ON (a mere 1.5 hours from where I grew up). 
To say I was crushed would be an understatement.



4 comments:

Laura Wynn said...

Oh my heck. This is a PERFECT literary hottie. I love Gilbert!

jennie said...

Thanks Laura! I'm so glad you agree.

StaceyB said...

Oh Gilbert Blythe!!!!! The perfect opener to Mondays Fictional Hotties!!!!!! And coming from the girl who you spent over 8 hours straight watching the Anne movies with, I don't know who will top this! But I can't wait!!!

jennie said...

Bahahaha Stacey!! I knew you'd be all about this post! Those weekends were amazing.