[LMB] OT: Fantasy crushes
mhamalainenenator at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 20:40:17 BST 2007
From: Elizabeth Holden <azurite at rogers.com>
> --- M H?m?l?inen <mhamalainenenator at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Alexander the Great
> I like the Mary Renault version, but Colin Farrell put me off.
Yes, the movie was... not so good.
> Lancelot (the heroic one, not most of the modern rewritings)
> Any particular source?
I think mostly the translated and shortened kids' versions. It's easier to
name books where I didn't like him. :) Rosalind Miles' series had a decent
Lancelot, thought otherwise it was quite bland.
> Morrolan e'Drien
> I tried Googling this and got a lot of references, but couldn't even tell
> what media it was
> talking about, I was getting so many diverse references - games, RPGs, and
> so on. Steven Brust
> had something to do with him. Turns out to be "Jhereg", right? Is he the
He's one of the significant secondary characters in Brust's Vlad Taltos
series and in the Viscount of Adrilankha-books. He has a love/hate
friendship with the main character. Fighter/mage Dragaeran (elf) who
worships the Demon Goddess. I wouldn't call him a hero. :)
I like Vlad, but I've never had a thing for him.
> Robin Hood (from kids' books and the 80s BBC series)
> Michael Praed or Jason Connery or both?
Lets just say that I was bitterly dissapointed when Jason Connery came to
the screen. Nobody bothered to inform us Finns about the actor change... But
then again personality-wise Praed's and Connery's Robin Hoods were
Oh, I forgot Prince Valiant from the comic!
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