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One Magical Night

*ETA: I wanted to point out – all the names are links to their pictures. I can’t have them here because of copyright etc, but if you don’t know what someone looks like, just click!

Hi friends! So we’ve got some frivolity going on here. (And, I know I’ve been kinda quiet – or, I missed a day, but don’t worry I hope to backdate something.)¬† But anyway one night back in early June I decided to have some fun on twitter, and I decided that we should play this game. Also, that we should have it documented on one post.

Here’s the game – you have to choose between the two guys I list. You can only pick one or everyone dies. (Please don’t take the fun out of it by trying to bend the rules. This is my game, and that’s just how we’re going to play it.) You’re also allowed to pass, so you take neither guy.

Of course, in this imaginary magical night, you can do anything you want with these guys. ūüėČ (You know, knit, talk, braid each other’s hair, do manis and pedis…) ūüėõ Reality only matters inasmuch as you want it to.

[Initially I started out with more obscure guys. Some I chose specifically for certain twitter friends. And just assume each pairing starts out with “If you could have one night with this person, who would you choose?”]

If you could have one night with this person, who would you choose?

Takeshi Kaneshiro or Daniel Henney?

Aaron Eckhart or Jim Caviezel?

Will Smith or Idris Elba?

Bradley Cooper or Alessandro Nivola?

Matthew McConaughey or Josh Lucas?

Ryan Gosling or Jake Gyllenhaal?

Daniel Craig or Viggo Mortensen?

Chris Evans or Chris Hemsworth?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt or James McAvoy?

Tom Hardy or Channing Tatum?

Gabriel Aubry or Charlie Hunnam?

Javier Bardem or Jeffrey Dean Morgan?

Ryan Reynolds or Jensen Ackles?

Cillian Murphy or Jonathan Rhys Meyers?

Matt Bomer or Alex Pettyfer?

Christian Bale or Keanu Reeves?

Joseph Fiennes or Raoul Bova?

Jason Momoa or The Rock?

Joe Manganiello or David Gandy?

James Marsters or Ralph Fiennes?

Vincent Cassel or Rufus Sewell?

Richard Armitage or Daniel Radcliffe?

Olivier Martinez or James Marsden?

Eric Dane or Brad Pitt?

Enrique Iglesias or Rhydian Vaughan?

Henry Cavill or Ian Somerhalder?

Eric Bana or Hugh Jackman?

And … because you would not believe the clamoring for the very last guy …

Young Christopher Plummer or young Sean Connery?

*N.B. I’d love to have included headshots etc of all these guys, but obviously I don’t have the rights to an of those images and I really don’t want to be sued. Also everyone’s tastes differ so hopefully this works out even better.

I’m playing around with another round or a “Classics” version – so also if you have names you’d like to see, feel free to suggest them! ūüėÄ

She Whose Name Must Not Be Written (Contest!)

I currently feel like scooping my eyeballs out with a spoon. Which means it’s¬†the perfect¬†time for me to write a potentially angry and controversial post, right? (You see why I cultivate this “I’m so stupid” persona? Perhaps it’s not a persona, in fact. What if it’s true? Well that’d be crushing and I don’t want to think about it.) Side note: if you ever want to read one of my posts that isn’t crazy rambling all over the place, go find me at Heroes and Heartbreakers. There, I’m edited. Here, I’ve just got me. And I won’t tell you how¬†very much¬†that’s¬†not¬†going to happen.

There has been a¬†lot¬†of grumpiness on the internet lately, and well, socially. In various areas. In romance world, most notably the Susan G Komen gaffe, and then the former MTM contest. No need to discuss that here as elsewhere they’ve been covered [possibly ad nauseum] ¬†– but I do think it’s quite healthy to “vent one’s spleen.” So I’m giving us a venue here, and in all good fun.

Remember when I whined about people not “using my name” in correspondence? Well, first of all – I’m not going to change my name. I actually thought long and hard about when I chose Limecello, and I’ve been using it for ~six years. It’s staying, come hell or high water, and people can just fucking deal. (Or not deal with me. That’s perfectly fine too.)

I’m not saying everyone has to be “formal” all the time or use polite address and all. I think it’s an issue when one is trying to be (or attempting, regardless of success, to be) professional. I mean there are multiple options. “To Whom It May Concern.” “Dear owner of Limecello/A Little Bit Tart, A Little Bit Sweet.” You know. “Dear Limecello – incidentally, what¬†is¬†your name?”¬†And that’s only based on the initiation. I mean, people don’t always sign or start emails with “an address” – that’s fine. You know how sometimes you can just¬†tell¬†a person has a problem with you/doesn’t like you/thinks they’re superior? Yeah.¬†That.

Megan Hart said I could just ask these persons if they have a problem with my name. I could. That’d be reasonable.

But I don’t feel like being reasonable. I feel like being young/acting my age [possibly younger!], a brat, and whatever. I think part of it is that these people are approaching¬†me. In person, at conferences, and so on when it’s more “random” – I do give options. I actually introduce myself as Limecello, but based on a person’s reaction I give them options. I can’t see someone’s initial reactions via email. I can, however, based on continued correspondence, see if someone is a twat. (And I’m applying this to both females¬†and¬†males.)

So I’m going to make fun of them. And you know, myself in a way. (That makes it more fair, right?)

I want to hear reasons why someone has a problem with the name “Limecello” or addressing a person [me, obviously in this case] as Limecello. Do you think there was a mafioso named Limecello who came in destroyed this person’s family? An alien visitation wherein the extraterrestrial identified him/herself/itself as Limecello?

A horrible case of food or alcohol poisoning that somehow was traced to a batch of Limecello?

What? Entertain me! What’s the most convincing¬†yet entertaining¬†reason someone might refuse to address me as Limecello?

This is a continuation of the previous contest – so I’ve already got entries from¬†Jen B., Cheryl aka inneedofvodka, Paula, Pam, Liz, June M., kiwi1124, Jane, myrandaroyann, Cathy P, Mary Kirkland, and Raonaid Luckwell. The best/most entertaining comments wins!

p.s. – If I was really clever/had the time and inclination I’d photoshop (and assuming I had that program/capability) a photo of Voldemort but make him a lime ūüėÄ