Day 08: Top five biggest fictional crushes.

Oh – my – god. While searching my mind as well as the internet for my biggest fictional crushes my thoughts wander between total embaressment and nostalgia. But I kind of have no choice, do I? Of course I could just skip this unpleasant question and act as if nothing had happened. But this mostly makes things worse, because I would KNOW I skipped it. So, here we go in order of crush intensity:

  • John Lennon. Of course, he makes it to the top again. What can I say?
  • Keanu Reeves. This was a really, really, really big crush of mine when I was around 13 I guess. If I remember correctly everything started with the infamous 90s movie “Bill & Teds excellent adventure”. It must have been on television and started my obsessed hunt for everything Keanu Reeves. I video-tape-recorded every movie that starred him on tv and watched the tapes over and over again. I cut his photographs out of magazines and pinned them to my walls or glued them into little books, like you did in the early 90s before the rise of the internet. This crush lastet for quite some while, so I guess it’s a worthy second place.
  • David Tennant. He was my first Doctor and so he always will be my favourite! I saw every single episode with him and some of the other movies he did. My biggest real life crush, and nowadays husband, even traveled to Stratford, UK, with me to see him play in “Hamlet” at the Royal Shakespear Company. I so much hoped to see Tennant afterwards for an autograph but this wasn’t meant to be.
  • Mark Owen. I know, I know. But, hey – I’m a child of the 90s so it’s absolutely okay to have someone from a boyband on this list! And even from a cool boyband, because it was one of the first. ;) There’s really not that much to say about Owen – I read youth-magazines, bought their albums, hang his poster on my bedroom wall and the rest is heart-shaped history.
  • Julian Barratt. I went through a heavy “Mighty Boosh” phase after university: I had no job yet, lived with my parents again and had lots and lots of time to watch television between writing job applications. So, one night, while switching channels I discoverd “Mighty Boosh” on BBC Prime and never really stopped watching it for quite some time. And… Barratt is just really cute – isn’t he? ;)

About Mardou
Hi! My name is Manuela Heidenreich but sometimes I'm Mardou around the web. I live in Vienna, work as a multimedia designer and try to be an illustrator in my spare time. This blog is about everything that fascinates me - no more, no less.

2 Responses to Day 08: Top five biggest fictional crushes.

  1. Frivolous Monsters says:

    Have you seen Casanova (by Russell T Davies) with David Tennant?
    If not definitely worth getting on DVD.

    • Mardou says:

      Oh yeah – seen it and loved it! Sadly only on youtube, clicking me through hundreds of short clips. But thanks for reminding me to get it on DVD soon! :)

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