August 21, 2012

crushable creepers

Certifiably Crushable No. 7: Christian Grey of E L James' Fifty Shades trilogy
and Edward Cullen of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series

Allow me to set aside my feminist ideals and upbringing for a moment as I crush on two controlling, and old-fashioned men who certainly would not appreciate my natural independence.

I cannot help it any ore than Bella Swan or Ana Steele. I am totally smitten with Edward Cullen and Christian Grey.

Many raise issue with the lack of regard these men have for women's rights or their lady loves' self-ownership -- not to mention their actions make Mr. Rochester's creepiness tame. Those people are right. Edward and Christian are clearly flawed individuals who are hardly role model material.

But isn't perfection boring?

Favorite Scenes
From Twilight Series:
  • The meadow, in Twilight, where Edward dishes about his existence as a vampire.
  • Edward and Bella's plane ride home from Italy in New Moon.
  • The tent scene, which Bella sleeps through leaving Edward to chat with Jacob in Eclipse.
  • Their wedding dance in Breaking Dawn.
From Fifty Shades Series:
  • Christian and Ana go hang gliding in Fifty Shades of Grey.
  • In Fifty Shades Darker, when Ana and Grey go to the charity masquerade at his parents' house. Basically all of it... if you know what I mean.
  • Christian and Ana come clean with each other in the hospital.

What most appeals to me about our creepers is the challenge that comes with them. I grew up with parents who bickered based on philosophical differences in opinion. While at times they drive each other (and us kids) crazy, they are happy. Their life is never dull, because every day they challenge each other. So to me, natural conflict is normal.

What matters is a person's willingness to work at a relationship and overcome the challenge. You would have to constantly work at making an Edward or Christian relationship work. But despite that, there is so much about each guy that is worth it.

Despite their obvious flaws, over-bearing tendencies, they are genuinely good-hearted, intelligent and deep men. You just have to unwrap the many layers of paper and packaging to get inside.

Love tends to make us crazy, and these men would certainly help you get there. While being hot (or in Edward's case, ice cold).

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