Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Book Kaleidoscope 2012: Day 1, Top Five Book Boyfriends


Now, Fanda's BookKaleidoscope forces me to write some fangirling materials in this blog. Ehm, I usually choose Tumblr to fangirl, or at least Twitter. But this post is an exception.

Top five book boyfriends sounds tempting enough. I've read not very much this year, but at least I can say that I have more than 5 boys to like, and at least 5 to love. Choosing favourite characters is a hard job, really. You start to feel like a judge in heart-stealing contest of some sort. But here we are.

Athos a.k.a Comte de la Fere


If I have to choose between the musketeers, I'd choose him. He dashingly appears in the novel, and stays so during the two novels that I have read. He outsmarts his friends and opponents, he is a good general and also a desperate lover at the same time. He's loving and loyal, with huge sense of honour, that sometimes costs him much.

Edmond Dantes a.k.a Monte Cristo

Need I say more? I have loved him for several years now. He's a naïve fellow who turns into a charming angel for his friends and terrible demon for his enemies. He's a genius, a proud genius, who once “like Satan thought himself for an instant equal to God”. His life is an adventure, a war, and a game, but he is given happiness in the end.

Mark Antony


If there's anyone I like in Julius Caesar, it is Antony. If there's anyone I like in Antony and Cleopatra, it is Antony. The reason I love him in Julius Caesar is his renown speech. It's a wonderful work of art. The reason why I love him in Antony and Cleopatra is his kindness towards Pompey and Enobarbus. There's something in him that is grander than Octavius or even Julius. He remains a great figure for me.

Enjolras


For those who wonder who he is, well, read Les Miserables. I don't even understand what makes me love him this much. He's not even a major character. But I like his dedication for what he believes in. He has his mind so focused on a goal that he hardly cares about anything else. He is described not as “Cherubino,” a lovey-dovey kid in Marriage of Figaro, but rather as the “angel of Ezekiel,” a mighty angel blazing as fire. His death is sad but beautiful. He dies for what he believes in. (And then I care no more about Marius.)

King Richard the Lion-Hearted

This king from Walter Scott's Ivanhoe really get into my heart since the first time I read the book. Come on, who wouldn't like a knight in black armour, winning each tournament he runs into, and turns out to be the first man in the country? I am actually torn between this king and the other unofficial king, Robin Hood, that is. But I don't really like the version of Robin I read this year so, let's stick to Richard.

The next guy is special, because he is not a boyfriend to me. No, no. This guy is older and more mature, and I think I will have him as something else. This way, I still don't break the rule and only take 5 to be my boyfriends. :p

Jean Valjean


Can I have him as my grandpa? He's such a nice man. Despite what he has done in the past, he changes. He tries hard to be a better man. He learns through his life the most important things. He shows love, mercy, kindness, and forgiveness. He's a man with a big heart. His death dries out my eyes.

So, to sum up: this year I've been in love with mostly Frenchmen! Don't understand how such thing could happen. Four out of six are French, one is Roman, the other British (sort of). Five of six are old, one is quite my age. Four of five have experience of killing somebody, one doesn't. Three of them have bad experience with a lover, three don't even have any girlfriend. Well, I can't even figure out their similarities.

I hope I will be able to find people like them next year.  

15 comments:

  1. bwahahaha g ada yang tau mb, belum baca semua bukunya :)

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    1. Sama dong.. Sepertinya kita memang agak beda genre. :D (Tapi yakinlah saya tidak salah pilih.. :p)

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  2. Jean Valjean may be a manfriend, lol

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  3. Samaan. Aku juga suka banget sama jean valjean. Saking sukanya sempat pake nama itu sebagai nama forum di mana-mana. LOL X)

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    1. Tiap kalo nonton adaptasi Les Mis, musikal maupun nggak, jadi kebiasaan manggil Jean 'papi; atau 'papa' atau 'opa'. Kayanya bentar lagi minta diangkat anak deh.

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  4. Aaw Athos!
    Hm... three don't have any girlfriend.. ada kesempatan doong *eh* LOL

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    1. Justru itu intinya.. Dark knight, unmarried, has a cute little boy, and speaks Latin.. Perfect.

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  5. I knew it, Athos, Anthony, JV and Enjolras got to be in your list. Dante was on my last year's list too.

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    1. Actually I was thinking Phantom, but, you know.. He's my secret pleasure.. (Besides, he's too old as well.)

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  6. Vote buat Athos dan Jean Valjean (emang pemilu, Mel?) Kalo dari segi karakter emang Enjolras lebih menonjol daripada Marius sih. Great choices!

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    1. Iya banget. Boleh ga Marius aja yang mati, trus Enjolras idup? *dipelototin Cosette*

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  7. Wah.. tokoh klasik semua ya :)

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    1. Abis bacanya klasik semua sih Mbak.. :)

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  8. Jean Valjean is hot, kinda reminds you a bit of Hamlet, only nicer and more rational.

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    1. Yup. But still, for me he's more like a papa than a boyfriend. :D

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