Wednesday, July 20

Childhood Wednesday Part IV

~Instead of posting Wildcard Wednesday posts I want to try a new series of postings. Don't worry Wildcard Wednesday won't be gone forever, but I want to try this. Lately I've been thinking a lot about my childhood. My childhood was far from perfect, but without what I experienced I would not be the person I am today. That's the same with all of us. Without our experiences as kids, we wouldn't be who we are today.

With this new posting series, I want to explore what highly influenced me as a kid. I sort of base this from 'Top Ten Tuesday' and the '30 Day Picture Challenge' from Facebook~

Happy Wednesday everyone! Its bound to be another hot day today. Even hotter than yesterday, it's going to be in the triple digits so says the weather man. How's the weather in your area?  To check out last week's post click HERE

Last week's posting of 'Childhood Wednesday' and those who commented on that post (aka, Blodeuedd and Allison) has inspired this week's idea. What about the crushes on non-Disney characters? There's many that I had when I was a youngster, I still have a little crush on all of them now. It's pretty sad to have a crush on a fictional character, because they're not real. *sighs* If only they were. Haha. Well, since there are so many to pick on I'm going to give a top 12 list. It was going to be just 10, but there are a couple I just HAD to put on the list. Enjoooooooy:

Starting at #12 is....James from Pokemon! He's a little bit wimpy for me taste. But he's funny and just so darn adorable! I guess even as a youngster I had crushes on the 'bad boys', because he was technically a bad guy. Not a scary bad guy, just really annoying sometimes ^.^ You can't help but love this guy. I was also jealous that Jesse got to spend so much time with him. Oh well.

At #11 is.......Carlton Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Yet another wimpy type of guy. I liked Will too, but Carlton stole my little 1990s heart. He was just so short, funny, and he could bust a move! 

At #10 is the always cute......Ash Ketchum from Pokemon! And why not? He's just so cute and tries to act tough. He has a heart of gold and no matter how many Pokemon he catches he never lets it get to his head. He was always to determined to be the best he could be. He always inspired me to be the best version I could be of me. He's also so funny and just so adorably cute. There's not much else I could say.

Next is #9 which is.....Goku from Dragonball and Dragonball Z. I mean seriously...he was such a great guy! He's super nice, funny, strong, kind-hearted, and cute! I know I've used that last word a lot, but I can't help it. For a cartoon character Goku was a good looking fellow, as my Grandma would say. He was just so innocent sometimes and I love his confused face. Plus he saved the world! He would've been lower on the list, but he did abandon his family a lot, so he wasn't the most reliable guy around. 
Little kid Goku from Dragonball

#8 is next with....James Pease from the book 'My Name is America: The Journal of James Edmound Pease'.  This was a little spoiler in Part II of Childhood Wednesday. Like I said it was hard the first time to read through it, but after my second attempt at reading it I fell in love...with the book and with James. I just felt so bad for him because of how no one really loved him. But he did get some friends during the war. I just wanted to hug him and save him from the horrors of war. Yes, he joined in the American Civil War at the age of 16. I wish they would make this a movie, like they have done with some of the more popular 'Dear America' and 'My Name is America' books. When I was reading the book I always envisioned Gregory Smith as him (he played Thomas in 'The Patriot') 

Gregory Smith, isn't he a cutie?

#7 is.....Ares from the show 'Xena: The Warrior Princess'. Just look at him. He's such a hottie. He wasn't really a nice guy, because he was the god of War for goodness sake. However, he had his moments of niceness though. He was just a badass that you couldn't help 'oo' and 'awe' at. I cried when I found out the actor who played him died at such a young age. It was such a tragic death too. I still have a big crush on Ares.

At #6 is....Dimitri from 'Anastasia'. At the beginning I thought he was a total scum bag, because he was just a con-artist and a jerk. However, as the movie went along he turned out to be a hero and a sweetheart. I loved how grumpy he got, but in the end he was the nicest guy. I loved also how good-looking he was. When I was little I went to bank with my mom and this Russian dude looked just like him! I'm glad I was a shy child, because I probably would've attacked him and claimed him as mine. I wonder if I'll ever meet that guy again...he might be old now, so forget it. haha.

Next is #5 which is....Jesse from Full House. I believe everyone who watched this show had some sort of crush on Jessie. I mean look at him! Even today the guy who played him is extremely hot! Even though Jessie was a lady's man and was kind of a man-whore, I loved him. He had a heart of gold under everything. As each episode rolled on, you could see it more and more. I even loved his little obsession with Elvis Presley. In the end, he was the perfect guy for any girl. 

At #4 is....Tuexdo Mask/Prince Darien/Darien from Sailor Moon! Lets be honest, anyone who has seen the show as had some sort of crush on this guy. Either as just Darien or Tuxedo Mask or just Prince Darien. He's just a sweet, funny guy. I love him. Even though he picked on Serena a lot in High School, he still had a heart of gold. Also, he's pretty hot for a cartoon character. 

Tuxedo Mask
Prince Darien
High School Darien

#3 is....Vegeta from Dragonball Z. Okay, the top 3 is very close. It could have gone any other way. I decided to put Vegeta as 3, because I don't think he likes to cuddle. I'm a cuddler, I'll admit it. He would probably secretly like to cuddle, but he always has to keep up his badass, tough guy act. Even though he is secretly a softy. That's why I love him though, because he's a tough guy and doesn't care what anyone thinks. Also, I loved how proudful he was. He knew he was best and didn't care what anyone else though. He did have anger problems, but can you blame him? His own father, King Vegeta, pretty much sold him off as a slave to save the planet (what good that did). Plus, I do think, he's more reliable as a husband then Goku. He's never really abandoned Bulma unless it was against his will. Plus, he's a hottie too, so that helps his case. I still have a little crush on him.

At the #2, the ultimate baddy who went good...Spike from the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Yes, even though Veggie from DBZ was a baddy who went good, Spike made it look like good. I love how witty he was and how he was secretly a softy. I loved him more than Angel, who was never there for Buffy. Spike always was, even though Buffy was "in love" with Angel. Granted, Spike was a man-whore, so it would be hard to trust him. However, he was a hottie who had a heart under all his "evilness". I still have a tiny crush on him.

Last, but defiantly not least, is #1 which is......Trunks/Future Trunks. Nice guys do finish last, but in the best way! How could you not love Trunks or Future Trunks? Granted, he is Vegeta's son, so he does have an attitude problem sometimes, but hey whatever. He is one of the nicest guys; especially Future Trunks! He's also really smart, witty, nice, kind, loving, and strong! Trunks could defiantly kick some major butt! I love this guy, I wish he was real. Purple hair and all. Isn't a little funny I started this list with a guy with purple hair and ended this list with Trunks who has purple hair? Okay...I'll admit it...I still love this guy. Love you Trunks. ^.^

Little Trunks

Future Trunks

I hoped you enjoyed this rather large list. I didn't have the heart to cut it down anymore then I did. What's your top 12? I hope you enjoyed today's posting! Make sure to check out next week's Childhood Wednesday posting.



Unknown said...

Uncle Jessie was a required 80's girl crush. And JTT!!!!

Unknown said...

P.S. Like the new background!

Carole Rae said...
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Carole Rae said...

I had to remove my last comment, because I wasn't even done posting what I had to say...and it posted. What? Anyways...

That's so true! Everyone I knew had a crush on one or the other or both! lol. ^.^

Carole Rae said...

Oh and thanks! I love this new background