Friday, April 27, 2012

A to Z Challenge: My Favorite Storytellers-- X

OK, I am REALLY cheating on this one. I know it. I embrace it, because this cheat plays well into my total nerdom.  X is for...

Charles Xavier

Uh huh, I am featuring an X-Men character as a storyteller. And it is mostly fair, because Professor X DOES actually spend a lot of his time in the comic books, tv shows, and movies telling stories and parables.

He also happens to be one of my all time favorite characters, like ever. And why?
  1. Because he is brilliant, charming, and genuinely caring
  2. Because his strength of character is in knowing how to use force when necessary, and avoid it when not-- a really admirable trait
  3. Because he has been played by two of my favorite actors (and dreamy men)- Patrick Stewart in a really amazing film franchise, and James McAvoy in a movie that left me feeling like my childhood had been defiled (see my review of X-Men first class here)
And since, yes, I very much did cheat, I welcome suggestions for other "X" story tellers! 


  1. Hi Shauna - excellent "X" post. Quite creative and brilliant in fact! I'm a huge fan of the X-men movies and Xavier is a favourite of mine as well.

    Thanks for participating in the A to Z Challenge.

    Jenny @ Pearson Report
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

  2. Hi Shauna! Interesting post for the letter X. Wolverine is my favorite character from the X-men movies.

  3. Great post, Shauna!

    I simply adore the X-men movies! I've seen all of them!

    Patrick Steward is an excellent actor! He's my favorite in Star Trek!

    Mystique and Magneto are my favorites in X-men!