I was reading stories by mylodon
, and I started wondering. When you read (and/or write) Hornblower fic, especially H/A slash fic, do you identify with Archie or Horatio more? Or do you *not* identify with any character?
I can enjoy many, if not most, books and stories and films without actually identifying with any character, but I tend to put myself in Horatio's place when I read H/A slash fic. And somehow it feels right, despite the fact that Horatio as a character annoys me sometimes. But at the same time, I like to think I'm more Archie-like than Horatio-like. I'm not always nice to Horry, cos I think there's more than a bit of Mary Sue-ness in him, but I still like him a lot, or else I wouldn't be reading and writing H/A slash.
Is it because I luv Archie so much that I need to put myself in his lover's place? Or is it because I'm actually more like Horatio than I'd like to admit? Not in the sense that I'm a mathematical genius (I'm worse than Simpson at maths), but that I'm lonely and emotionally fragile, like Horry is, beneath that cool façade?
Just a thought, no point or anything :)