Don’t worry, I’m not gonna laugh. That kind of thing is really nothing new to some of us. It’s just a weird thing people have that comes out of their cartoon fandom. I don’t really watch that show though, so I can’t be much help.
I’ve always had a bit of a thing for Randall. I had a massive crush on him when I was much younger, but now I just have an immense fondness for him.
It’s not immature or anything, though. If a character is well-developed and rounded, with a convincing personality, then there’s nothing stopping you from developing a crush in the same way that you’d develop a crush on someone else ‘in real life’.
One thing I can confess is that I had to stop watching Pokémon when I noticed that I was getting obsessed with the girl characters, which really bothered me. They’re only about 10 years old, but anime has a way of making girl characters way too attractive. To me that franchise is pretty much dead anyway.
Cartoon Crushes are the BEST. I’ve had them for ages. I’d say Hopper and Muntz have been my most notable Pixar ones. On the Disney side, I would also count Captain Hook, Clopin, Ling (from Mulan), Jack Skellington… Cartoon Crushes don’t age, they don’t have messy Real Lives, and you can’t delude yourself into thinking you might actually meet them someday (unless it’s at Disney World, ha ha).
Actually, I do… too much. Do videogames count? If so, I guess I have a crush on Luigi from the Mario games. I dunno, he just melts me heart whenever I see him, and his accent is to DIE for. He’s… just plain adorable.
And then to think a year ago I frowned upon everyone who had a crush on a fictional character.