It's been suggested that my crush on The Master from Doctor Who, as portrayed by John Simm, is a bit odd. Why odd? Because he's a nihilistic psychopathic cipher for a bunch of megalomaniacal time travellers and he wants to destroy, let's face it, David Tennant's Doctor? Is that odd?
Well, if you put it that way.
But we may have established that I have a slight problem with psychopaths. I mean look at Spike. I named my cat after him. And when James Marsters (the actor behind Spike) turned up in Torchwood as Captain Jack's former 'partner in every way', with his inability to decide if he wanted to kill Jack or snog him, well, my Crushometer went up to eleven.
Of course, this isn't the sort of guy I'd like to meet in real life. But to write about, he's fascinating. That's why I keep coming back to Striker in the Realms universe. Charming, smart, very sexy, able and liable to kill you with very little notice and for equally little reason, he's absolutely fascinating.
Oddly, I've just realised what these men all have in common is the same colour hair. Peroxide as an indicator of psychopathy? Hmm...