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:
- 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.
- List five of your greatest hotties from TV and/or film, i.e. crushes/objects of your affection, including musicians or sports stars too.
- Tell us how you were introduced to them and why you like them/what appeals.
- Add some appealing pictures.
- Tag seven bloggers for their Five Flaming Hotties.
- 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?
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.
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.
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 … 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.