people say this?? ??? ?___? wtf mary is like occasional comic relief
yeah, it’s really common to say ‘it’s about the Bennet family’ or ‘it’s about the Bennet sisters’—I think it’s partly caught up with this weird denial of happiness or romance in Austen. The main characters are clearly Elizabeth and Darcy, the main plot is their relationship, but if it’s really about sisterhood or female relationships or THE DARK UNDERBELLY OF SOCIETY or smth it becomes acceptable? idk
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sorry im a bit stuck at the aragorn-as-rodrigo hahahahahahaah gosh that sounds so wrong… hurin of the keys as sforza tho LMAO :DDD
looool it’s definitely more political (the foreign overlord with a bunch of largely decentralized states) but I still giggle over it :P
now I’m just imagining Húrin as this completely deadpan advisor, “no, your Majesty, I’m sure Gondor’s treasury will have no difficulty funding the rebuilding of our infrastructure, the restoration of entire cities, the resettlement of Arnor, and a foreign invasion…”
Fitzwilliam and Georgiana Darcy, LotR AU? Thanks!
Galor came from Rohan, or perhaps further North—that was, his people did; he himself was born in Gondor, son of Araval’s father’s steward. It didn’t matter.
What mattered was this: Araval’s sister, scarcely nineteen, looking up—shock, fear, indecision all running over her face—and then the tears on her face—and then Galoriel rushing towards him, crying, “Araval, Araval, forgive me, please, I cannot think, please, I don’t know what to do, I am so sorry—”
Austen crit is mostly pretty bad in general but when it comes to Georgiana, manages to be worse still
I don’t know which is worse, “she’s meek and neurotically shy because Darcy dominates her” or “but is she really so different from Lydia”
Ugh. Georgiana is slightly more outgoing around Darcy. Her extreme anxiety is clearly linked with Wickham. And she is Lydia’s foil,not her double.
*grumping under the cut*
(and nothing I haven’t said many times before, at that)
“Pride and Prejudice is about the five Bennet sisters”
the main characters of P&P are Elizabeth and Darcy, this is not subtle or complicated
two of her sisters are supporting characters and the rest are minor
like?? how do you read P&P and think Kitty or Mary or Lydia—or even Jane—are anything like protagonists????
Oh my gosh I'm watching a sort of Christmas(?) movie on youtube because I'm bored and about 30 minutes in I realised it's basically a P&P totally AU script where Kristin Chennoweth is a hotshot advertiser Elizabeth who loses her job and dumps her fiance and moves to rural Montana for a job and meets this Darcy type owner of a very succesfull local business,it's cheesy,but the proposal scene is ridiculously funny and you were the first person I thought of sharing this useless info with,apologies.
It’s called “12 Men of Christmas”. And as P&P adaptations go, this one is pretty original XD (Kristin Chenoweth as Elizabeth is just hillarious). (see below for clarification on what I’m talking about).
Aww, sounds cute! And hilarious :P
HAHAHAHAHA AWWWW THIS IS GLORIOUS!!
lady catherine omggg <3 <3 <3 and always good to see anne! gosh, I hope Wickham and Jack never get along - but if they do, oh my god, the worst combination of friends
hahahahahahaha it would be
I think Lady Anne and Lady Catherine do their best to keep their families separate, but with dubious success after Roderick becomes Archbishop (and since the children are old enough to be willful, Lady Anne’s health is declining, etc). I think Jack and Wickham would either hate each other or be good if shallow friends.
ohhhhh that gives me an idea
informal nighttime fic post
distracting myself from The Terrible Living Situation with fic, Borgias/P&P, various characters but mostly Rodrigo Borgia, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and Lady Anne Darcy, with a dash of Vanozza and all four Borgia children
Something you hate about Emma (the book)?
I find the plot profoundly boring. It’s actually my least favourite Austen book to read, though Emma is my favourite heroine. Honestly, not much besides Emma herself and the prose appeals to me at all.
Hi. Why do you think Clueless was the best Emma adaptation?
Clueless is pretty much that really good AU fanfic you read where you’re like “I wish I could watch this” except! you CAN!
I think Amy Heckerling’s script makes a lot of smart, apt changes in modernizing Emma. The film impressively captures the spirit of Austen’s intricate story in ~90 minutes.