Post 10 celebrities you have been in love with (had a crush on). One per day. No comment, just a picture. Then ask a friend to take up the challenge. I challenge anyone who wants to play.
I feel like this one might deserve a little explanation. Archie is the co-lead of the Nero Wolfe series of mysteries by Rex Stout. There are over 40 books, and they were written between 1934 and 1975. I discovered them as s teenager, and I guess you could say I found my first fandom in them; I fell hard, and spent the next several years scouring bookstores for titles I hadn't yet read, learning about the author, developing theories about their world, and talking about them. Like, a lot.
The world is awesome, with memorable characters, Wolfe is an amazing creation full of habits and contradictions, and some of the mysteries are compelling plots--but the real draw was always Archie, essentially Watson to Wolfe's Holmes. He's the narrator, so the voice in my head when I think of the books now. Funny, capable, graceful on a dance floor and quick-thinking in a fight. (Do I have a type? Why would you ask that?) A good detective paired with a genius one. A hell of a man.
Damn--I feel a re-read coming on!