A herd of teal deer
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.

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here, of varying quality ;)

(there’s probably more, those are just the ones I bothered to crosspost at AO3)

Georgiana Darcy

my fingers actually twitch towards the keyboard every time I see something about money in Austen and modern equivalences

Her mother likes to say that novels have ruined Amelia for real men. This observation insults Amelia because it implies that she only reads books with classically romantic heroes. She does not mind the occasional novel with a romantic hero but her reading tastes are far more varied than that. Furthermore, she adores Humbert Humbert as a character while accepting the fact that she wouldn’t really want him for a life partner, a boyfriend, or even a casual acquaintance. She feels the same way about Holden Caulfield, and Misters Rochester and Darcy.

Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry (via theinwardsources)

On one hand, yes, thank you, reading novels doesn’t mean your worldview gets worse, on the contrary.

On the other hand I’m confused: WHO WOULDN’T WANT DARCY AS THEIR BFF???

(via tulinlina)

I was just trying to wrap my brain around throwing Darcy in with Humbert Humbert, Holden Caulfield, and Rochester. Pffft, Darcy is an awesome friend. 

HAHAHAHA ok, Little Women (1994 or book or any version you watched), a herd of teal deer, matte lipstick, Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennett. :)

Little Women:

  • thing I hate: the preachiness, uggggh. also Jo/the Professor, bleh
  • thing I like: I like pretty much all the characters?

a herd of teal deer - like, my blog??? haha ok

  • thing I hate: my tagging is not yet uniform
  • thing I like: metaaaa

matte lipstick:

  • thing I hate: it makes my lips feel really dry and I keep being tempted to pick at them. NO.
  • thing I like: I like the nice smooth discreet kind of look, gloss is always super obvious - which, fine, but I prefer something more inconspicuous. In a deep red kind of way.

Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet:

  • thing I hate: she’s too feisty and independent for boring social mores!!! ugh whatever
  • thing I like: there are more substantial things I like, but wow do I appreciate an actress who actually matches the physical description.
how about AUSTEN :D

Ooooh, awesome!

  • my favourite female character: Mary Crawford, easily
  • my favourite male character: Fitzwilliam Darcy, also easily
  • my favourite book/season/etc: Pride and Prejudice is the one I most enjoy, when it comes down to it :)
  • my favourite episode: Ch 35 of P&P, Darcy’s letter
  • my favourite cast member: probably Hayley Atwell
  • my favourite ship: Darcy/Elizabeth, ship of ultimate destiny
  • a character I’d die defending: Darcy, including from things that are meant to be compliments. >_<
  • a character I just can’t sympathize with: probably Mrs Norris.
  • a character I grew to love: Mary!
  • my anti otp: so many choices, really. Marianne/Brandon or Darcy/Bingley probably win out.


"Lady Catherine was a tall, large woman, with strongly-marked features, which might once have been handsome. Her air was not conciliating, nor was her manner of receiving them such as to make her visitors forget their inferior rank. She was not rendered formidable by silence; but whatever she said was spoken in so authoritative a tone, as marked her self-importance.." Pride and Prejudice Ch 29 (1995, 1980, 1940, 2005 Lost in austen 2008)


my NOTP too | I don’t ship it it’s okay I ship it hard OTP

Remind me of your Mansfield Park Hogwarts sorting???



  • Tom: Gryffindor
  • Edmund: Hufflepuff
  • Maria: Gryffindor (or Slytherin, probably Gryffindor)
  • Julia: Gryffindor
  • Fanny: Hufflepuff
  • William: Hufflepuff
  • Susan: Gryffindor
  • Sir Thomas: Hufflepuff
  • Lady Bertram: Slytherin (of the Goyle variety :P)
  • Mrs Norris: Hufflepuff
  • Mrs Grant: Hufflepuff
  • Henry: Gryffindor
  • Mary: Gryffindor (Slytherdor really, but her Slytherin side is plainly acquired)


With the sole exception of Lady Bertram (of all people!) getting in Slytherin!

The funny thing is, this level of Gryffinpuff overload would normally drive me insane, but somehow it works in Mansfield Park. Probably because the author is a snarky Slytherclaw?

I think it’s interesting that it’s a book really full of people with qualities that are generally regarded as good (or best, even!), but it’s pretty much focused on those things gone wrong in various complicated ways; Fanny is in many ways the ideal heroine, but she’s gotten there by being either browbeaten or surrounded by horrible people. Edmund’s often the voice of basic decency, but we spend a lot of time with the dark side of his focus on his own moral vision (he lacks perspective and can’t accurately judge other people). Mary’s high spirits, insouciance, and family loyalty constantly crosses the boundaries of appropriateness. Etcccc.