Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The DIK Hero draft fever

I have never really gotten the attraction of fantasy football. In fact, I will admit to a certain amount of disdain for guys who get just a little too into it. Because it’s a game built on top of a game. A big bunch of NOTHING!

Not that I think football is nothing. Hell, I grew up in Wisconsin, where the Pack is deified, and the second coming of Vince Lombardi is awaited with something approaching the fervor of the Hale Bop Comet gang. So okay, not just a game, but fantasy football, I felt, that is just a game and not real.

And then came Desert Island Keeper Hero draft. Round four rages on at MaryKate's. I am proud of my group of heroes, though I am sick with jealousy of others. I still hurt from the loss of Drifter, and Ciara continues to taunt me. There have been threats made…all in fun, or let’s make that 99% in fun. Threatened deliveries of severed pig heads and so forth.


IDEA: I was thinking about suggesting a late round twist, maybe for rounds 6 & 7, or just 7, where the name order is randomized again, and the girls don’t pick new heroes, but get to force a trade on anybody - between themselves and another girl, or between two girls. But I am rethinking, because there is quite a bit of passion involved.

I have a pick planned today that will make somebody very angry. But just because she loves him more than I do, whatever, I want him, and I’m before her. Perhaps it is her love of him that makes me want him so much...

CURRENT HOLDINGS

1. Bridget Locke - Mr. Jules Cassidy (All Through the Night, Suzanne Brockmann), Bones (One Foot in the Grave and Halfway to the Grave by Jeannie Frost), Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen), Judd Laurens (Caressed by Ice, Nalini Singh)

2. Ana - Bowen MacRieve (Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night, Kresley Cole), Sebastian St. Vincent (Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas), Royce Westmoreland (A Kingdom of Dreams,Judith McNaught), Conrad Wroth (Dark Needs at Night's Edge, Kresley Cole)

3. Tumperkin - Mick Tremore (The Proposition, Judith Ivory), Michael McNeil (Patricia Gaffney's Wild at Heart), Christian, Duke of Jervaulx (Flowers from the Storm, Laura Kinsale), Graham Wessit (Black Silk, Judith Ivory)
4. LesleyW - John Matthew aka Tehrror (Black Dagger Brotherhood series, JR Ward), Jeremy Danvers (Women of the Otherworld series, Kelly Armstrong), Vayl (Jaz and Vayl series, Jennifer Rardin), Curran (Magic Bites and Magic Burns, Ilona Andrews)
5. Sarah - Clay (Women of the Otherworld series, Kelley Armstrong), Nathaniel (Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Series), Barinthus ( Meredith Gentry)

6. Carolyn Jean - Eric Northman (Sookie series, Charlaine Harris), Joe Morelli (Stephanie Plum, Janet Evanovich), Ranger (Stephanie Plum, Janet Evanovich), Michael (Guardian Series, Meljean Brook)
7. Christine - Acheron (Dark Hunter series, Sherrilyn Kenyon) Qhuinn (Black Dagger Brotherhood series, JR Ward) Vishous (Black Dagger Brotherhood series, JR Ward), Butch O'Neill (Black Dagger Brotherhood series, JR Ward)

8. Ciaralira - Ethan McCabe (Demon Night, Meljean Brook) Hugh Castleford (Demon Angel, Meljean Brook) Westley (The Princess Bride, William Goldman), Lord Robert Andreville (Robin) (Angel Rogue, Mary Jo Putney)

9. JenB - Vane Kattalakis (Night Play, Sherrilyn Kenyon) Angel (Angel, Johanna Lindsey) Rule, (The Demon You Know, Christine Warren), Kade, (Riley Jenson Guardian series, Keri Arthur)

10. Katie(babs) - Alexander (The Bronze Horseman, Paullina Simons) REHVENGE (Black Dagger Brotherhood series, JR Ward), James Diaz (Cry No More, Linda Howard) Gabriel "Sully" Sullivan (Gabriel's Ghost, Linnea Sinclair!)
11. KristieJ - Derek (Dreaming of You, Lisa Kleypas) Dax Silverbrake (Sky Pirate, Justine Davis) Ciaran Tamberlane (My Forever Love, Marsha Canham), Branden Kel-Paten (Games of Command, Linnea Sinclair)

12. Lisabea - Adrien English (Adrien English series, Josh Lanyon) Colin Ames Beaumont (Demon Moon, Meljean Brook), Jake Romero (With Caution, J.L. Langley), Nate (My Fair Captain, J.L. Langley)

13. MaryKate - ROARKE (In Death series, JD Robb) Lucas Hunter (Slave to Sensation, Nalini Singh), Maximillian Pesaro,( Gardella Chronicles, Colleen Gleason), Cameron Quinn (Sea Swept, Nora Roberts)

14. Naida - Edward Cullen (Twilight, Stephanie Meyers) John Atlantis (Entangled, Kathleen Dante), Frederick Wentworth (Persuasion, Jane Austen), Aragorn aka Strider (Lord of the Rings trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien)
15. Samantha Kane - Doyle/The Queen's Darkness (Merry Gentry Series, Laurell K. Hamilton) Cat, a young pirate (The Windflower, Laura London),Chief of Police Jack West( All U Can Eat, Emma Holly), Tom Paoletti (Unsung Hero, Suzanne Brockmann)

16. Sarai - Jake Riordan (Adrien English series, Josh Lanyon) Rejar (Rejar, Dara Joy),Vaughn D'Angelo (Visions of Heat, Nalini Singh), Zarek of Moesia (Dance with the Devil, Sherrilyn Kenyon)
17. Shannon - Sam Donovan (Mr. Perfect, Linda Howard) Sam Starrett (Troubleshooters series, Suzanne Brockmann), Max Baghat (Troubleshooter series, Suzanne Brockmann), Adam Hauptman (Mercedes Thompson series, Patricia Briggs)

18. Sula - Rhage (Black Dagger Brotherhood series, JR Ward) Asa McIntyre (Promises Linger by Sarah McCarty), Dain (Lord of Scoundrels, Loretta Chase), Ian Witherspoon (At Love's Command, Samantha Kane)
19. Thea - Jamie Fraser (Outlander, Diana Gabaldon) Joscelin Verreuil (Kushiel's Legacy series, Jacqueline Carey), Jacob Black (Twilight Series, Stephanie Meyer), Batman!
20. Tracy - Zsadist (Black Dagger Brotherhood series, JR Ward), Phineas Tucker (Welcome to Temptation, Jennifer Crusie), Dorian (Psy/Changeling Series, Nalini Singh), Wrath (Dark Lover, BDB series by JR Ward)

34 comments:

lisabea said...

I'm looking at my hut and I see only one representative from the m/m reading list. How did this happen? Why, stabbing my friends in the friggin back. OK I seriously need to bring out the big guns now.

Trade-sies? OMG. I don't want anyone else's men! well. Except Jake, of course, and Jules, and I'd never turn my nose up to Max. Or ERIC. Or Ranger....

Carolyn Jean said...

You can't have Ranger. EVER.

Sarai said...

Just think of it like this LB you could take Jake but be prepared to lose Adrien... I just sayin..

I think this would work with the rule that you can't trade back the man you lost. For example if I was before LB and took Adrien she wouldn't be able to get him back at her turn...

lisabea said...

I don't think you can TAKE someone. You must trade.OMG if someone took Adrien I. I. I think I'd quit. I do. I'd pack up my sand toys and my sun screen and my em effing good nature and will toward MAN and leave the party.

I didn't foresee that someone would take my Adrien.

I need a paper bag. OMG I'm hyperventilating.

lisabea said...

OK New Rule:

No one can take ADRIEN.


That's a really useful rule.

Carolyn Jean said...

If somebody took Adrien, somebody could give him back. If forced. And somebody could take Rhev, too, or Drifter.

lisabea said...

Well, technically yes. But there's that new RULE, so you need to choose a different example.

Tracy said...

Hmmm...I just can't decide.

Sarai said...

Oh Come on you know he would be happier with my 2 cats and Jake? seriously they belong together FOREVER..

lisabea said...

His bum ticker can't take cat fur.

Christine said...

I'm not so sure I like this forced trade thing. Out of my TOP 15 heroes list, 9 (NINE!!!) have been claimed by others already. With my luck, someone will force someone on me who I don't even know or want. So I'll be left with my own bottom picks PLUS a stranger. LOL. Seriously. That would be my luck. ;o)

Carolyn Jean said...

Okay, maybe it's not such a bright idea. Maybe I just wanted Ethan. sob.

Carolyn Jean said...

And Rhev.Sob.

Carolyn Jean said...

And I'd take Clay, too.

Carolyn Jean said...

Maybe there should be a rule where the person who hosted round #1 gets to choose three men of her choosing.

lisabea said...

Mitts off ADRIEN.

lisabea said...

That sounds fair.

Christine said...

LOL CJ, I feel the same way. But we can still attempt trades on the sides!

And besides, we can always have an all you can eat buffet once a month on this island were the men are the dishes. :)

Katie(babs) said...

Revh has been hidden so no one can steal him.
I like to shake it up a bit, why not for the next rounds do villains or maybe even a heroine?

Carolyn Jean said...

I like the villain idea. But KB, WE are the heroines here. NO other heroines!
Or else I'll pick Xhex, and you know she'll kick all our asses and steal your precious rhev.

Katie(babs) said...

I will pick the Scribe Virgin and she will turn you into a ghost or a dove.

Ciara said...

"Miss Ciara- Ah, sonofawhore-" Ethan clenched his jaw, rapped his head hard against the door, and forced himself not to succumb as her heightening arousal spiked his blood.

ciara said...

Mwuahahahahah.

I don't want to TRADE. The horror, the horror!

naida said...

DIK hero draft fever is contagious :P

http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Carolyn Jean said...

KB: If I am a ghost, hoo boy, you will really be sorry.

Ciara: what do I say to such a message? What? OMG, you are so funny. Yet EVIL.

Naida: It IS contagious!

Katie(babs) said...

If the heroes are our DIK picks, what will the heroine's be called?
not going there....

CJ your name will now be Jane! "Boo!"

Kristie (J) said...

LOL - I'm not trading any of my picks!!! I love 'em all way too much! If someone tried to trade my Derek - well it just wouldn't happen *g*
And a hero draft certainly is a lot more fun than any silly old football or hockey draft isn't it?

Carolyn Jean said...

Way more fun! I don't know where I was going with that little essay.

Carolyn Jean said...

Oh, also, I have given up on the forced trades. I think it would cause too many bad feelings. And I don't want you to give up your Derek!!

Bridget Locke said...

CJ-I still think either a villain or heroine short-draft would be cool. They'd be shoved over on their own little island & we'd be laughing at them whilst they figure out how to get on our island. :) We could call it...something cool. LOL!

Carolyn Jean said...

Bridget: That would be funny. I have a feeling people will start picking heroines anyway!

Katie Reus said...

I've been watching your intense game w/ much interest and I'm still confused! All I know is that Shannon is lucky b/c she's got Sam Donovan. (I sigh every time I see his name)

Carolyn Jean said...

Katie, If you sigh every time you read his name, I DEFINITELY have to read that book!

naida said...

hi cj, no more DIK? I now have an entire new list of TBR titles to add to my pile. so many of these titles I havent read yet.
:)
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/