The fling list

The German blogger Die Singende Lehrerin has called for another blog challenge. I already participated in her Marry Me challenge a few months ago and figured this one would be fun as well. This time the challenge is to name 6 sexy fictional characters you wouldn’t mind diving into bed with. They aren’t supposed to be serious relationship material, just a bit o’ fun. This whole challenge is a little ‘thought expermiment’ as she calls it. So, it’s all about the character, not the actor, but for me the actor also very much helps with this thought experiment which means my thoughts mostly turn to characters portrayed by some of my favourite actors.

Before I get to my list, let me tell you that this is at the edge of my comfort zone as I am not a one-night-stand fling kinda girl in real life and so I never really think in those terms. In real life, if I’d want to dive into bed with someone, I’d want some longer-term potential attached to it and that transfers to my fangirl life as well. This doesn’t take away from the fact that there are some very sexy, fling-material characters out there that can also get into my head. So, here goes:

1- The first (and initially only) character that immediately sprang to mind was John Porter (Richard Armitage) in Strike Back series one, because well, someone so desperate for a lay to release some tension may be fun for a night and look at those arms – strong but not too much.

2- I really like but somehow don’t particularly fancy the actor Tom Ellis. However, his character Lucifer Morningstar in the TV series Lucifer might be a lot of fun to have a fling with, wings and all. He’s the king of flings and shows countless women a good time in bed, I suspect I could really learn something from him and have fun too…

3- Speaking of Lucifer, Mazikeen (Lesley-Ann Brandt) might be educational and fun as well for a little fling! I find her very beautiful, intense and sexy.

4- Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) in Suits before he finally came to his senses and chose Donna, just because he oozes sexy, and self-assuredness and knows how to show a woman a good time.

5- Jareth the Goblin King (David Bowie) from Labyrinth, because of reasons I once posted about before. It’s the gaze and the…erm…long legs that would make me curious.

6- Last but not least: I watched this older series called Single Ladies a while back because D.B. Woodside was in it. It’s a bit like Sex and the City, which was OK but not a fave of mine and neither was this series. However, D.B. Woodside as Malcolm Franks, a rich playboy business guy with some shady deals but a good heart underneath, was very sexy. So, yeah, I’d pick him as well for a little fling-fun…

That’s it, that’s my (not really surprising if you read here regularly) list. If you, dear reader, have any suggestions/additions of your own, feel free to let me know in the comments or on your own blogs.

On an end note: the Marry Me challenge was far easier for me than coming up with this list of flings without longer-term potential. Maybe if I considered it more, I could come up with more, but for now, I’m quite happy and comfortable with my six flings.

On the stairs

Guylty shared a video clip on her blog of Richard Armitage filming Stay Close. In that video there was this short little scene of Richard running down some stairs which immediately reminded me of a movie scene from 10 Things I Hate About You. I made a gif of Richard’s running scene (no spoilers) and slowed it down a little…

10 Things I Hate About You is a great little movie from 1999 starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, it’s a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, set in an American high school. At one point Ledger serenades Stiles from the stairs overlooking the sports fields, which is just such a fun and lovely scene and it’s what I thought of when I saw Richard in the snippet above…

That in turn made me think of other dancing on the stairs scenes in movies, such as this iconic one of the Joker (Joaquin Phoenix) dancing on the stairs. I’ve yet to see the movie but have admired this scene already several times…

It also reminds me of Rocky running up the steps while training. I never liked Rocky, but the scene is quite nice,

I think of a few indoor dances on stairs scenes as well, like this one of James Cagney dancing down some stairs in a fictional White House…

If Richard wants to do some musical theatre, he could study the legendary Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson and his stair dance that he taught Shirley Temple in 1935.

Or from 2 minutes 30 in this video where Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance ‘The Continental’ on the stairs…

I doubt that Richard’s snippet of running down the stairs will become as iconic as these scenes I have just mentioned but it’s fun how such a little Armitage snippet can lead to such nice free associations.

Gugu’s interviews for Loki

I posted about my love for her before a few years ago and still Gugu Mbatha-Raw is pretty much my fave current actress. Right now she is in the news a bit more as she is starring in the new Loki TV series with Tom Hiddleston. Although I love her work I don’t know that much about her, she is very private, so it was nice to see this recent video of her telling us viewers a little more about herself…

She does it with smiles and such charm and yet, again, she does not reveal much about her private life at all. When asked about love she vaguely says it is ‘everything’, when asked about what the most romantic gesture is that she has ever received she keeps it close to the chest but does give a sweet little story of an 11 year old girl giving her roses and when asked about who she feels most privileged to have worked with she mentions her recent role of working as a UN Goodwill Ambassador. Her dream role is to play Cleopatra one day which I think would be awesome too. In her interviews she seems to accept that due to being in the spotlight there is a certain expectation of revealing yourself, and she does reveal some things, looking very open, but she also knows her boundaries of what to share or not to share. She does it well and with ease again in this recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel…

And here’s another fun one she did with Wunmi Mosaku and Tom Hiddleston…

Since that post I wrote of a few years ago, I’ve seen her in some more roles (yes, she’s always good!) and now she’s in Loki, I’ll make sure to watch her in that as well. She plays a judge called Ravenna Renslayer who apparently gets in on the action as well…

I think Tom is absolutely brilliant as Loki and I was always going to watch this because of him but I confess that I am even more excited to see Gugu do her thing and hold her own in this blockbuster TV production.

Lucifer & a bit o’ Richard

So, this past weekend the second half of Lucifer season 5 dropped on Netflix. I didn’t really mean to binge the whole thing this past weekend but found myself doing so nonetheless. It was fun! I just loved Dennis Haysbert as God…

… and Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) remains my favourite, especially when he is allowed to show a lighter side to his earnest self.

In season 5B he struggled with what kind of a father he wanted to be and also had to make a difficult angel career choice. Of course, I also really enjoyed the other characters. Tom Ellis does a good job playing both Lucifer and his über-baddie twin Michael and Lucifer needed to find out if he was worthy, of giving love and also of becoming who he needed to be.

I think this was one of my fave scenes from 5B, which made me laugh…

I love most of the other characters too, like tech Ella (Aimee Garcia) who had to deal with some of her darker side, therapist Linda (Rachel Harris) finding her way through mothering an angel’s son (I wish there had been more Lucifer and God therapy with her), demon Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) who struggles with having or not having a soul and Chloe’s daughter Trixie (Scarlett Estevez) who had some difficult things to deal with for one so young. I’ve never been a real fan of Chloe herself (Lauren German, even though she is the other lead) and Dan (Kevin Alejandro) was never a favourite either, although I did shed a tear due to a storyline concerning him.

Anyway, Lucifer season 5B was good and I was happy to get another D.B. Woodside fix. Looking forward to the final sixth season that has already finished filming but has yet to come to the small screen.

Speaking of fangirling, there was also the not so good this past weekend. I saw this image of Richard Armitage supporting the arts (which is good – the Royal Opera House in this case) on his instagram last night and, yeah, sadly that image (not so good) did nothing for me…

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It is apparent to me that even the handsomest of people can take weird looking selfies (the man always does something really weird to his mouth when taking seflies) and I even did a double take to make sure it really was him. That aside, it’s really great that he can go out and about to support the arts again and he is apparently in London too, one of the best places to experience the arts…

May we all be so lucky soon!

Gregory Peck for breakfast

Every morning I eat Weetabix for breakfast. It always has been cereal for me in the mornings, pretty much ever since I can remember, whether it’s cornflakes, rice crispies, muesli with yoghurt or in recent years primarily Weetabix. Unlike my husband and daughter, my son is the same, he loves a cereal in the mornings too (usually honey loops).

Anyway, I have these big (soup) mugs I eat my cereals in and not long before my birthday this year I broke one of my favourites and still needed to replace it. My daughter noted that and for my birthday she had one made for me. I didn’t post about it on the day all those weeks ago as the delivery had been delayed at the time and mini me’s gift came in two days later. I already loved the gifts I had gotten (especially the Bailey’s wooden case with pictures of junior and me from my son) and her gift turned out to be wonderful as well.

Skip to this morning. I was eating my Weetabix in between online meetings and realized I’d probably never shared my awesome breakfast mug before. Not that it’s necessary to share but I suddenly did feel the urge to do it. So, I took a quick picture with my laptop camera and now that I’m winding down work for the day, here it is…

Yes, she had a mug made for me with pictures of Gregory Peck that she had selected herself from the internet! They go all around the mug, from younger Peck to older Peck (eight pictures in all). The section you see in this picture has Gregory in Roman Holiday and To Kill a Mockingbird, which happen to be two of my fave Peck movies. Mini me assures me that selection happened purely by chance, she had only picked picures she liked without considering what movies they were from. She has a good eye. 🙂

I have memorabilia with other actors but very little with Peck so, yes, I was thrilled with this gift. Every other day I use this mug for my breakfast (well, it was more like lunch today) and I love it. Maybe I should have another one made with Richard Armitage… Hmm, should have probably thought of that before Mother’s Day… Then again, I could also just have it made myself or I can wait till Christmas. Let’s see how long I hold out.