Good morning, and welcome to this week’s edition of Man Crush Monday, done in the nerdy style that is this blog!
I know, I need to apologize for being such a slacker. Its been awhile for one of these so nerdy posts, so I hope you haven’t been too grief-stricken! But life has gotten in the way lately, and sometimes life just won’t get out of the way!
Not to mention the fact that Christmas came to my house over six months early this year…
That’s right, a new book by the master himself! I have been immersed in Finders Keepers…trust me, the review for that will be posted shorted. Since everyone is entitled to my opinion, I will be courteous and post it here, to make sure it is not missed!
Yes, I can be outspoken, and I’m not ashamed of that! I will offer up my opinion (whether its wanted or not) and I stand by it, no matter what anyone else may think. What can I say, I find outspoken people to be really sexy! And censorship is never sexy!
And there are characters in some Stephen King books that fit that bill quite nicely. They say what’s on their mind, and let the dice roll. And they will even fight for the disenfranchised, which is awesome!
With that being said, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the subject of this week’s Man Crush Monday!
I present to you: Joe Clarendon, otherwise known as Beaver, from the novel Dreamcatcher!
Beaver fits the “outspoken” description extremely well. He has no problem saying what’s on his mind, and is often “colorful” in expressing those feelings. And he’s from my favorite fictional town: Derry, Maine! And he stands up to bullies…*swoon.* What’s not to love about the Beaver?
Oops, wrong Beaver…sorry about that! Our Beaver may be cute, but I don’t think he’s quite that innocent…heehee!
So here you go, ladies…feast your eyes upon the subject of this week’s Man Crush Monday!
Name: Joe Clarendon. Is known as Beaver to close friends and family.
Hometown: None other than scenic Derry, Maine!
Occupation: Carpenter by trade but also fights bullies and aliens in his spare time. Is also a full-time smart ass.
Friends: Beaver is not shy and never has trouble making new friends. But only a few are near and dear to his heart:
Gary “Jonesy” Jones. However, sometimes it almost looks like Jonesy is controlled by someone (or something) else…
Pete Moore. Has a knack for finding lost keys.
Henry Devlin. Doctor does not always know best.
Douglas “Duddits” Cavell. See entry on “disenfranchised.” Duddits can be catching in his enthusiasm for life and a few other special things.
Enemies: Even easy-going guys like Beaver have them, so here are the ones of note:
Richie Grenadeau. Bullies are never cool, especially when they pick on the disenfranchised. See final entry in friends section.
Shit weasels. The name alone would probably put one in the corner for the unpopular. And these aliens have a bad habit of killing folks.
Of note: He has quite the extensive vocabulary and knows when to use it, especially at inappropriate times. Has been warned that his habit of chewing toothpicks may be the death of him.
So here he is, ladies…Beaver Clarendon! Forthright people are just sexy, and Beaver is definitely forthright. And bonus points for his sense of humor! And he definitely has things to teach you, like how to cuss in new and colorful ways! What more could you want in a man, after all? Beaver has it all, I tell you!
So that’s it for this week’s edition of Man Crush Monday, in the nerdy style that is this blog! Tune in next week, and spend even more time with me obsessing over unavailable men aka literary characters that we would never have a chance with!