We’re going to take the chance to get to know each other a little better here.
- Who is your favourite vampire? (can be TV, Film or Book)
- Who is your favourite detective?
- Favourite author?
- Best villain? (TV, Film or book)
- Most Inspiring Person? (Real Life or Fictional / Celebrity or Friend)
My Answers :
My favourite vampire will always be Angel, from Buffy. Just because he’s the first real exposure I had to vampires and I’m a major fan of David Boreanaz. Close second would be the Prince of Carpathians, Mikhail from Christine Feehan’s Dark Carpathian series.
My favourite detective has to be Hercules Poirot. I’m going to go for the Film version by Peter Ustinov because he’s such a class act. I do like David Suchet, but there’s something about Ustinov that just brings Poirot to life for me.
Favourite author would have to be the recently late lamented Elizabeth Peters, for her Amelia Peabody series. I fell in love with Amelia and her husband Radcliffe on first reading Crocodile on the Sandbank and it’s been one of my favourite novels ever since.
For best villain I’m going recent and turning to TV. I absolutely love Rumpelstiltskin. Even as Mr Gold there is something cunning, conniving and yet surprisingly charming about Rumpel. He’s twisted but caring and you feel for him, but he’s also the darkest thing you’ve ever seen, or are ever likely to. And Robert Carlyle is just another class act doing a fabulous job of bringing a character to life.
To turn to the most inspiring person, I think I’m going to go for a tied vote. For me, Marilyn Monroe is an astonishingly amazing person. She’s a woman who knew what she wanted and wasn’t afraid to go after it. She was smart, funny, vivacious and talented, but also vulnerable and tender and fragile. Secondly, I’m going to say Christopher Reeve. He was also talented and smart and an incredible person. But he also strived and struggled through difficult times. Since I’ve had difficult times too, I guess both these people resonate with me because they somehow found a way to make it through. Their lives might not always have been shiny and bright, but they didn’t whine about it and they got on with life with a big smile and their head held high. Definitely something to aspire to.
So – that’s me. What about you?