Five Flaming Hotties [Blogger Tag]


It’s challenge time! The Otaku Judge tagged me in to do the Five Flaming Hotties challenge. If you’re interested in reviews for anime, games and films, I highly recommend checking them out! But that’s not all! Raistlin0903, a rather awesome reviewer of films and TV shows (among other things) also tagged me for the same challenge. Wih two people having thrown down the gauntlet, how could I refuse?

So, what’s this challenge all about then? Well, here be the rules:

  1. Mention the name of the blog you were tagged by, as well as the creators of this game Realweegiemidget Reviewsand Thoughts All Sorts, linking back to all blogs involved and including the picture above.
  2. List five of your greatest hotties from TV and/or film, i.e. crushes/objects of your affection, including musicians or sports stars too.
  3. Tell us how you were introduced to them and why you like them/what appeals.
  4. Add some appealing pictures.
  5. Tag seven bloggers for their Five Flaming Hotties.
  6. Post the rules.


So, I’ve seen this challenge done for men and women, and for real and fictional people. Ever up for a challenge, I figured I’d make it really difficult for myself and split this into two … so, we’ll have real males and fictional females. Nowt like making something unnecessarily complicated, eh?



Christian Kane Eliot Leverage Angel
Christian Kane as Eliot in Leverage

Let’s start with Christian Kane. I first saw him as Lyndsey McDonald in the Buffy spin-off Angel, and was actually drawn to his voice more than anything. When he returned for season 5 with the long hair? Wow. As much as I like him in The Librarians though, it was as Eliot Spencer in Leverage that really grabbed my attention. The funny thing is, I don’t usually go for muscular guys. There’s just something about him.

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Miyavi rocking the androgynous look

Next comes Japanese musician Miyavi. Even if we put aside his awesomely eclectic back catalogue of music, even if we skim over his fantastic performance in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken … he’s just adorable. He’s a non-stop ball of happy energy. Plus, he’s cute.

Jeff Martin The Tea Party
Jeff Martin from Canadian rock band The Tea Party

Canadian rocker Jeff Martin is a long time one of mine. He has the Rockstar swagger down, and has a wonderful interest in different cultures and religions. Mostly though, it’s the voice. His voice is seductive. I mean, just listen to Temptation or Walking Wounded

Charlie Hunnam Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy
Charlie Hunnam as Jax Teller in Sons of Anarchy

Charlie Hunnam … only really applies to him as Jax Teller in Sons of Anarchy, but there you go. He shouldn’t work for me like that. More muscular than I tend to like, I’m not a massive fan of beards, the character was prone to being a bit of butt … somehow though, I like him in this.

Leslie Cheung Chinese Bisexual
Chinese actor Leslie Cheung

This is a sad one, but Leslie Cheung. The Chinese actor/musician sadly committed suicide back in 2003. He was a superb actor, and one of the first that I knew to come out as bisexual. That smile was gorgeous too.




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Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Alien 3

Let’s start with my original female crush: Ellen Ripley. Most specifically, when she was shaven headed in Aliens 3. I always loved Ripley as a character, and I loved how well this look suited her. She’s a classic sci-fi character that really helped pave the way for many films and characters to come after.

Revy Black Lagoon
Revy in Black Lagoon

I’ll repeat my 30-Day Anime Challenge here and stick with Revy from Black Lagoon too. She’s dangerous to the level that would normally put me off, but there’s an intense loyalty in her that makes her more attractive as a character. Is she nice to look at too? Well … yes.

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Sara Pezzini wielding the witchblade

Sara Pezzini, star of the original run of Witchblade (it’s getting a relaunch in December), wants to be a good cop. It’s funny but, while most people I’ve known remember the series for the fan service, I actually really liked the way the story progressed through later issues. As a character, Sara always seems to be aiming for the right outcome, but her viewpoint is very black and white. I must admit though, I prefer when the Witchblade is acting more like a gauntlet than a full-on, cloth-shredding piece of armour. It’s striking when it’s set against more regular clothing.

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Mercy Thompson in Fire Touched

Patricia Briggs has a series of Urban Fantasy novels starring a character called Mercy Thompson. I absolutely adore Mercy. She’s about average height, but muscular from the years of martial arts training and working as a mechanic, and is of Native American descent … well, her father was Coyote, the Native American trickster spirit, who was disguised a human rodeo rider at the time. Anyway, she’s spent most of her life around werewolves and is herself a coyote shifter. I think that it’s the combination of her stubborn yet caring nature, and her ability to survive that draws me to her.

Angua von uberwald Discworld
Angua von Uberwald in Discworld

Sticking with novels, and going way back to my pre-teens with this one, but Angua Von Uberwald from the late Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series sits well here. She’s intelligent, strong, and loyal. OK, so she spends some of her time as an actual wolf, but hey, walking dogs is fun too!


And so ends my foray! Now, I’m not tagging anyone specific, largely because the people I would have tagged have actually been tagged by others at different times. So, if you haven’t done the challenge yet and would like to, feel free to take this as an open invite! Otherwise, I hope you enjoyed this trip through people, both real and fictional.

11 thoughts on “Five Flaming Hotties [Blogger Tag]

  1. You have made an awesome post for this one 😀😀 Really like your choices: both Charlie Hunnam and Christian Kane are amongst my favorite actors (seriously who can forget Christian’s role as Lyndsey in Angel 😀). And Ellen Ripley and Sara Pezzini…woohoo…two of my favorite alltime fictional females. I don’t know Mercy Thompson, but she looks awesome. Going to try and find out more about her. Terrific post abd of course thanks for the kind words 😀!

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    1. You’re very welcome, and thank you. Aye, he was great in Angel. As it stands, I’ve not seen anything with him in where I thought he did a bad job.
      Mercy is one of my favourites from the urban fantasy genre. I registered recommend the books. Not read the comics yet though.

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  2. Urk, Mercy Thompson, the living embodiment of everything wrong with the urban fantasy/totally-not-paranormal-romance genre.

    “I’m a strong independent woman, I’ll never … oh, looks at this gorgeous hunk! I just want to feel his strong arms around me! Let’s get married and have 5 kids!”

    But obviously I acknowledge she’s very popular 😉

    I suppose my personal ‘crush’ from literature would be the librarian from Richard Powers Gold Bug Variations. A woman who can randomly quote more trivia than wikipedia? Definite yes.
    … obviously I’m horrible with name so I’ve got no clue what’s she’s called nonetheless (I guess I’m not all that serious about it then ^^).

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      1. Tough to sum up.

        Basically, we have a brilliant researcher cracking DNA in the 50s. In the 80s or so, his career over, he meets the heroine’s friend. She’s impressed by him, but nothing much comes of it – until he dies. Then she decides to quit her job and reconstruct his research.

        And she’s basically like “I’ll do it from the beginning” – so it starts with Darwin and Mendelssohn and whatever. Between that, there’s flash backs to the research in the 50s and of course the librarians own love affairs.

        It’s not really a novel to read for the plot. Or at least wasn’t for me. But Powers is seemingly effortlessly handles a librarian who knows all sorts of factoids, re-constructs genetics from the beginning, and throws in some random knowledge about classic music in, too. He handles the 50s the same as the 80s, and writes about art with as much assurance as when he writes about science. And it’s all done in brilliant language.

        So basically reading his novels is like following a great master at what he’s truly great at. And I don’t care so much what he’s actually doing as long as I get to see whatever it is. I’d say the same about Tolstoy or Murakami or whomever.

        … well, might be a bit odd to say in the blog of an author. But he awed me 😉

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      2. Nah, I like hearing which authors strike a chord with people. There are so many good tales out there, and it’s always interesting to see what people like. It sounds like an good read though, especially if the genetics side is well handled.


  3. Thank you for accepting the challenge with a two in one list. Ripley is proof that bald ladies can be attractive. Hmmm, maybe I should download some issues of Witchblade via Comixology. There’s an anime based on that property too, although the reviews I have read about it aren’t great.

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    1. I’ve not seen the Witchblade anime, but the reviews have definitley been mixed at best. The live action TV show, or what I saw of it anyway, seemed alright. Yancy Butler (Angie D’Amico in Kick-Ass) played Sara Pezzini. If you’re downloading any, I usually recommend to start at issue 80. Ron Marz took over the writing at that point, and it became a better comic for it.

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