Fuse #8

Friday, April 20, 2007

Bring Out the Vote

The Hot Men of Children's Literature postings are not democratic. As Judge Judy and executioner I make the decisions around here. But what was I to do when I received this list of suggested possibilities? My mind, it boggled. Boggled and scurried thither. So for the very first time ever, you the viewer at home gets to decide the next HMOCL we'll feature here at Fuse Huit. Here were the suggestions I received.

Timothy Basil Ering
David Levithan
Peter Brown
Derek Anderson
Scott Fischer
David Ezra Stein
Scott Magoon
Jeff Newman - Best I could find. Sorry.

Now use that democratic system we love so very dearly and vote on your favorite.

Who Will Be the Next Hot Man of Children's Literature?
Timothy Basil Ering
David Levithan
Peter Brown
Derek Anderson
Scott Fischer
David Ezra Stein
Scott Magoon
Jeff Newman

View Results
Bear in mind that we are not voting on level of intelligence, the ability to have a secure and healthy relationship, or how well they do their job. This is a quiz based on surface appearances alone. Vote before midnight on Monday the 23rd and I'll announce everything bright and early on the 24th.

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At 1:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Leviathan is a giant fish and/or sea monster. A Levithan is an editor/author/all around good guy.

At 1:58 AM , Blogger Saipan Writer said...

I am so honored to be the first to vote in your poll. Some very good choices here, so I can understand the mind boggle!

I had to vote for zories (aka flipflops) and jams and that island feel (Tim Basil Ering)! But the Dylanesque look (I almost wrote feel!) of David Ezra Stein was also very appealing. And Scott Magoon with red hair and a beach/ocean behind him was calling to me too.

At first I didn't think much of Peter Brown's severe photo, but the sudden raspberry improved his rating in my tally! Couldn't get enough sense of Scott Fischer and Jeff Newman to really judge their hotness (although I love the drama of the Fischer site and Newman's art is fabulous).

All in all, a perfectly delightful way to waste, I mean, spend a few minutes. Thanks for the poll!

At 5:06 AM , Blogger Adam Rex said...

I feel compelled to mention that the image you implied was a self portrait of Scott Fischer is not and is, in fact, a woman.
Here's an accurate photo of him, in all his sweet boyish sweet sweetness:

At 7:41 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

I can't believe Timothy Basil Ering has not been a HMoCL already!

At 7:54 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Large fish down graded to large (via stature) artist, check.

Scott Fischer upgraded from female portrait to male photograph, check.

At 7:55 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

"Downgraded" inexplicably split into two words in previous post, check.

At 7:57 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Oh. And note that Timothy Basil Ering's name was ALSO misspelled on the actual poll itself. I was just firing on all possible cylinders last night.

At 9:22 AM , Anonymous jules said...

Here's a Jeff Newman photo I dug up at The Blue Rose Girls site. I remembered seeing it before.

At 9:22 AM , Blogger Grace Lin said...

There is a better (and much hotter) picture of Jeff Newman here:

At 9:25 AM , Anonymous jules said...

Grace Lin and I are psychic brain twins and sent those posts at the same time. Wild.

At 10:39 AM , Blogger librarian pirate said...

I know you link to his blog which has pictures, but have you checked out the alarming hotness of Neil Gaiman? Although not strictly of children's literature, I'd put him up as a candidate for the next poll!

At 12:16 PM , Blogger Abby said...

I am so entertained by the moving sheep on Peter Brown's website. So very very entertained!

At 12:16 PM , Blogger sdn said...

i am wondering why you have basically no hot women, especially considering that there are more women in this field than there are men.

At 3:31 PM , Blogger Rotem said...

That is precisely why there's a "Hot Men of Children's Literature" --- because children's literature is FULL of hot women-- it would be too easy! :)

At 4:23 PM , Blogger sdn said...

that's not an answer.

At 5:30 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Well howzabout the fact that there is already a Hot Women of Children's Literature series on another blog? Kirby Larson's to be exact. I reported this fact just this week too. Plus, I do have a smattering of hot women in the Blue Rose Girls entry.

Those Neil Gaiman fans amongst you will find his entry on the right-hand side of the page as one of the first entries in the series.

At 5:55 PM , Blogger sdn said...

excellent. you should link to her blog in your sidebar, then, in the appropriate category.

At 10:59 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

True. But she's only just started her own series. Once it's fully underway I'll see what I can do.

At 1:20 PM , Blogger Scott M. Fischer said...

You're to kind! You brought me out of my shell, and I created a blog!

The 4th grade geek in me, who, I should add, none of the girls would chase on 'girls chase boys' day, feels totally vindicated!


At 8:20 PM , Blogger Ian Sands said...

I think Ian Sands should make the list... ok, maybe that's me but still...

My mom says i'm cute.



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