So I invite you all to come join me in the Lounge for some birthday cake and bubblies to toast the birthday girl. “Happy birthday Cecile. I hope you will have many more years to come in good health and full of love, laughter, family and friends. With many good conversations about all that happens in life and of course many good books to read and to talk about. Cecile, here is to you! May we enjoy your presence in blogosphere for a very, very long time.” :D
My man-sandwich, how do you take yours?
There are various male archetypes but if there is one type of male I can’t get enough of than it is the bad-boy and when that bad-boy is joined by a knight in shining armor then it is hello, good morning and goodnight, I am in testosterone heaven! I hope everyone is comfy in the Lounge as I want to talk about one of my favorite subjects; the sandwich of the bad boy and the knight in shining armor. I am always in the mood for this kind of man-sandwich but it got quite a bit of fuel again with my re-discovered passion for the TV series SUPERNATURAL. And yes, I am talking Dean and Sam Winchester:
It all started with an innocent conversation on Twitter and as many things on twitter may start innocent it often doesn’t stay that way! I found above picture to give a visual on Dean and Sam to a fellow tweep and from that conversation I started to watch the re-runs and the first season on DVD. Oh how I caught the Winchester fever watching those episodes because nothing is more tantalizing to me then two hot men defeating evil in all shapes and sizes while on a quest to revenge their mother’s death. As I was watching Dean and Sam’s storylines unfold for a second time I wondered what it was about these two guys that got me all hot and bothered.
Dean Winchester is the oldest, the toughest, the one shouldering all responsibility but damn it if he will follow the rules, in short, a loner. He wears a leather jacket, he rides a black 1967 Chevy Impala and he is inseparable with both. The Chevy doors creak but the engine still purrs and the car becomes every bit as hallmark for Dean’s personality as his ‘I-don’t-need-nobody-to-get-the-job-done’ attitude. Now Sam is something else; he defied their father’s lifestyle as a hunter and went to college, is preparing himself for law school and has an incredible girlfriend to boot. He stands in the middle of life, enjoying all the facet’s, he is polite, friendly, easy going, people instinctively trust him and he has more than enough friends. The lives of Dean and Sam couldn’t be further apart, Dean was hunting all things that go bump in to the night and then some as Sam was living the all American dream for a twenty-one year old. Why don’t I let this youtube clip give you another brief taste of SUPERNATURAL and the Winchester brothers:
BEWARE -> Youtube clip for peeps older than 18 due to some violence. May contain series spoilers!
*oh jeez, are we back again?!* Right…yes…okay…where was I again? Right, the man-sandwich. Well, each side of the sandwich contains its own set of ingredients I hunger for but it is the combination of both sides that creates the full addictive flavor. Let me give it to you the way I see it but feel free to add to it in your comments:
Bad Boy characteristics:
* confidence is various degrees going from arrogance to true cockiness.
* He exudes a raw, untamed virility. The “born to be wild” factor.
* He does the things his own way or it is the highway.
* They don’t show their emotions very often but when they do it comes from the soul.
* They have a sexual confidence.
* Oozes mysteriousness.
* There is a dark edge to their personality.
* Often their past is an incentive for their bad boy behavior/attitude.
Knight in Shining Armor characteristics:
* He is usually there when you need help, the need to rescue the “damsel in distress.”
* He is charming and easy going.
* Competent in what he does and comes through on his promises.
* They are also thoughtful and genuine.
* Most of the times he fulfills the role of a beta-male in stories.
* Has strong sense of right and wrong.
I love the dynamics between Dean and Sam because though one can be really type-cast as the bad boy and the other as a knight in shining armor, neither is truly a 100% bad are good. Besides their type it is the trials and tribulations that they share that show a strength, a bond, that goes beyond the mere loyalty of the blood. It is that bond between two men, who have had more than their share of shit to deal with, that fascinates me every time. The way they deal with it, sometimes with humor, sometimes with a fight, other times with an emotional moment that protrudes their personalities even more. Between them everything may be going to hell but when push comes to shove they stand by each other. In the end each can be labeled as an archetype bad boy and as a knight in shining armor. It is that innate nature of theirs that is challenged with an outside force which causes internal struggles and allows another archetype to emerge; the tortured lost soul..and don’t we all love those *grin*
Here are two of my favorites visual treats, one is with their father; John Winchester.
Sam and Dean Winchester have what it takes to become a “Leontine’s Original Man-Sandwich” there is nothing I would love more then to be caught in the middle!
Some more of my favorite man-sandwiches are: Nip/Tuck’s Christian Troy and Hugh Jackman as Leopold. In books I can only think of a few that shoot in to hotness stratosphere; Anne Bishop’s Deamon and Lucivar. I mean, correct me if I am wrong, it has been a while, but Daemon and Lucivar together in their standard hello: “hello prick” which is answered by a “hello asshole.” It is with this kind of dialogue that make me revel in the vibe of how two opposite men interact together.
Another one that quickly pops in my mind is C.L. Wilson’s Gaelen and Belliard, yowza…talk about Fey bad-boy and knight in shining armor!
Instead of me rambling on about what I like in a man-sandwich I ask you;
If you could have a man-sandwich, with whom would it be; a bad boy and a knight or some other archetype? Characters from books, TV, movies, actors and so on are all game.
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