Monday, December 16, 2013

30-Week Blog Challenge Week 15: Your Celebrity Crush

I'm back with the Monday blog challenge! The lady in charge is Marie at Mom Gets Real. The questions are right here:


And Week 15's prompt is . . .


Well . . . I guess it's no secret that I'm aromantic and asexual, and "crush" is kind of a weird concept to me. I'm not unaware of what it seems to mean for most other people, but I know I've never been into someone in such a way that I wanted to make them my romantic partner.

However, I do sometimes have connections with people and sometimes those connections happen very quickly before I know much about them, and the camaraderie, friendship, and love that develops is very important even though it's not romantic. I've definitely experienced that--a jingly-jangly desire to quickly consume that other person's head contents, and revel in their presence, and learn all about them.

Hopefully nobody reading this will think this sounds ridiculous, but in the aromantic community, some people refer to aromantic "crushes" as squishes. It's a real thing.

Even Urban Dictionary supports it!
So anyway. I've had that kind of thing with other people I know in real life, but I can't say I've felt something like that for a celebrity. I'd say there are celebrities I like a lot and respect a lot. But I think it would be inaccurate to suggest I crush (or even squish) on those guys. That said, in the interest of answering the question, I'll throw out a few celebrity crushes:

Actors: I could be said to have a "thing" for David Bedella, Orlando Bloom, Craig Charles, Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Danny Elfman (yes, he has acted), Neil Patrick Harris, Hugh Laurie, Brad Pitt, and Patrick Stewart.

Actresses: Similarly, I adore the work of Geena Davis, Milla Jovovich, Bernadette Peters, and Lori Petty.

Musical crushes: Tori Amos, Björk, Jack Black, Kristin Chenoweth, and Weird Al Yankovic.

Author crushes: Octavia E. Butler, Eoin Colfer, Diane Duane, Neil Gaiman, Shannon Hale, Louis Sachar, Lemon Snicket, Jerry Spinelli, Jhonen Vasquez, and Joan D. Vinge.

There are probably other celebrities/personalities/accomplished people that I have an affinity for whom I've never met, and these are just the ones I could remember whose work wasn't the only thing I love about them, but hey, I'm okay with an incomplete list. :)