Fictional crush challenge – day 8

10 days, 10 fictional crushes
Post an image of a fictional character who has been or still is your crush. No names or explanations needed. TV, movie, book, comic, cartoon characters are valid.

Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) from The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. I’m not really a fantasy reader or fan but Mr. Esther loved the Rings trilogy books by Tolkien so convinced me to try the first movie The Fellowship of the Ring back in 2001. I went to the cinema with trepidation and yep, in the end I fell for it, head over heels, and for Aragorn specifically. I pestered Mr. Esther to tell me what would happen next in the story but he told me to wait for the next movie in a year’s time or to read the trilogy. So, I read the trilogy and the love for Aragorn deepened.

I feverishly awaited and then saw the final two movies when they came out and we bought the extended edition dvd’s as they came out as well. In the fall of 2004 I travelled to Boston to see an exhibition with props from the film (and meet face to face for the first time some friends I had made online via a parenting forum). No pictures from inside the exhibition, but this is my tiny friend with me outside the Boston Museum of Science while the third friend takes the picture. I still adore these two women to this day. It’s also quite lucky this fan crush post is scheduled for today, as today is also my tiny friend’s birthday and she was the biggest Viggo Mortensen fan of the three of us. 🙂

I even still have a few Aragorn fan items in my possession, like the action figure Aragorn that stands next to a Thorin Oakenshield (from The Hobbit) action figure in my bedroom and an Aragorn fridge magnet my tiny friend once sent me.

I really like The Hobbit and thought my fave Richard Armitage made an excellent Thorin Oakenshield but I never crushed as hard on the Thorin character as I did on the Aragorn character. I never loved The Hobbit trilogy quite as much as I did The Lord of the Rings trilogy either but even so I still love all these films and I’ve enjoyed the books. I am forever grateful to Mr. Esther for introducing me to the wonderful world of Middle Earth and to Aragorn in particular.

13 thoughts on “Fictional crush challenge – day 8

  1. Esther I saw the first LOTR on tv with my dad many moons ago and he explained to me the characters and plot outline
    He’s a huge Tolkien fan
    I never did see the second and third but I’ve seen The Hobbit trilogy about four times now with DOS my favorite
    I’ve never been to Boston although it’s on my travel list so it is great that you got to meet your two friends and enjoy the museum!!
    👏❤️❤️

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    1. To get full appreciation of Aragorn, you’d need to see the second and third as well. I dare you. 😉
      Boston was a cool town. I was only there for a few days but really liked it. We were seven ladies meeting, but those two were my most kindred spirits and still are. 😊

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      1. Esther I take your dare!! I actually need a LOTR weekend watch down the road although book wise I’ll probably pass.
        By train from DC Boston is a bit far but one of these days I’ll venture there.
        Glad you met kindred spirits!! Always a great thing!!

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  2. without doubt LOTR is a far superior trilogy to the The Hobbit, i say that having seen all films films well before my RA fandom kicked in. We went and saw al Hobbit films in the cinema, but it didn’t have the same impact (and I absolutely couldn’t stand Thorin lol!)
    Aragorn is a great choice, he’s such good character and Viggo is a wonderful actor.

    Bit off topic -but random coincidence-my OH really enjoyed the Captain Alatriste novels and we saw the film starring Mortensen as Alatriste a few years back. The author Arturo Perez-Reverte also happens to have written ‘The Seville Communion’, which will hopfully be filmed with our very lovely Richard in the near future!

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    1. Yes, I saw that too! Viggo is also good in Spanish. 😊 I know he lived in Spain with his girlfriend for a while, don’t know if they still do.

      I think The Hobbit could’ve benefitted from being shorter instead of a trilogy. I too loved LOTR before I knew Richard. When Richard landed the Thorin role (I had in the meantime also become an Armitage fan) I was really stoked that he’d now be a part of Middle Earth too. I really love what he did as Thorin, I like his Thorin better than book Thorin, but yeah, the dwarf could not make my heart go pitter patter like Aragorn could.

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      1. Don’t know about Viggo’s current situation!
        i agree about it being shortened,i assume they made a trilogy to try and recoup cost best they could?
        We went into The Hobbit really only knowing Aidan Turner from Being Human, we were so pleased about his big screen break! lol
        I paid no attention to Thorin except for finding hm rude and frustrating! who knew my future crush would be hiding under all that make up!

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  3. Andrea Númellóte

    I think I never had a fictional crush before 2001 that would stick on me more than a month. But since then, Aragorn became and remained my number 1 fictional character. And Viggo became my RL crush, and he was alone on the top until 2015, when Richard joined in (And I fought real hard not to let Richard in my heart since The Hobbit, but my friend pushed me over the edge and…). I have 30 cm figure of Aragorn, and a photo that needs framing.

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    1. Aw, nice! Yeah, I love Viggo too, have seen quite a few of his movies. He has been nominated for Oscars a few times and every time I feverishly wish he would win. One day maybe! 🙂

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