It’s Tuesday which means it’s time for Top 5 Tuesday! Yay! Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. Each week, she posts a new topic and gives us all a chance to respond. This week’s topic is Top 5 Magical Creatures.
This is honestly so, so hard for me. I’m not really into very many magical creatures. At first, I was going to just list my top five characters who happen to be magical, but it ended up being just a bunch of vampires and Puck. And I don’t think that’s what this topic is about. So, in the spirit of trying, here I go.
Vampires I love vampires. Ever since I saw Buffy the Vampire -the movie, mind you, not the show–I’ve been obsessed. The beauty, the violence, the seduction, the intrigue, I love it all. I prefer vampires that are soulful, but there are some soulless vampires who have a soft spot in my heart. I like them to be humanish and have some sort of code, whether it be moral, immoral, or ammoral. I like them to be witty and clever and very seductive. They just aren’t any fun if they’re not. My top 5 favorite vampires are: Louis, Armand, Lord Akeldama, Spike, and Dracula (but only from Fred Saberhagen’s Dracula Tape)
Fairies. I’ve always enjoyed fairies in things, but I didn’t really fall in love with them until Gargoyles did episodes revolving around Puck, Oberon, and Titania. Puck was always going to be right up my alley, because he’s a trickster, and the whole series of episodes had me running to my Complete Works of William Shakespeare and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I became obsessed with that play. I’ve since enjoyed fairies in other things, like Ella Enchanted and Spindle’s End, but my go-to is always the fairies from Shakespeare.
Werewolves. Okay, here’s the thing: I’m not a huge fan of werewolves as a magical creature. But there are werewolves that I like. Remus Lupin is one of my favorite characters from Harry Potter. I love Professor Lyall and Biffy from the Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger. I loved Oz from Buffy (which I know isn’t a book, but…) So, while I’m not really there for pack dynamics, shifting, were-guilt, or whatever, I like individuals well enough to give them third place.
Mermaids. I don’t think I’ve ever actually read a book about meremaids, except maybe Peter Pan, but I’m a swimmer and the idea fascinates me.
Elves. I mean, I guess I like elves. I’ve written elf AU fanfic before. They seem interesting? I’m kind of out of ideas.
Those are my top five magical creatures.
What kind of magical creatures do you like? Drop me a comment below and let me know!