A herd of teal deer

positivelyaustentatious:

"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)

Wickham/Georgiana

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

Remind me of your Mansfield Park Hogwarts sorting???

fradine:

anghraine:

  • 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)

Damn, I just need to reblog this because YES FOR EVERYONE BEING EITHER GRYFFINDOR OR HUFFLEPUFF!

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.

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)
MARY C./HENRY C. HOGWARTS AU PLS??

In their uncle’s house in London, Henry and Mary knew to keep quiet and please the relations who favoured them; Mary, perhaps, knew it a little better. At least, the Hat hesitated a moment longer before shouting, “GRYFFINDOR!”—just as it had done for Henry the moment before.

But at Hogwarts, there was no Admiral Crawford, no miserable aunt, no chilly acquaintances; Henry and Mary ran wild, leapt across moving staircases without fear, escaped into unfamiliar corridors together, whispered suspicions and gossip and confidences and plans, and solidly trounced the Slytherin team at Quidditch.

fradine:

Mary Crawford + quotes

notbecauseofvictories replied to your post: pledgeallegiancetothestruggle sai…

JANE EYRE GASP

Anne is the only Brontë novelist I care for, tbh. Rochester gives me hives and with Jane I alternate between “yes! you go, Jane!” and “oh my god you’re making my skin crawl.” And I still like it far better than her other novels, or Wuthering Heights.

crocordile replied to your post “Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and North and South (or Wuthering Heights if you haven’t read N&S)”

is jane eyre bad?

No, though I think it’s weakened by self-indulgence. It’s well-written and deep and blah blah and I hate everyone

crocordile replied to your post “Burn, Read, Rewrite: Pride and Prejudice, The Hobbit, Sense and Sensibility:P”

oh nooo s&s was next on my list simply because i found my cousin had a copy of it! i guess i’ll just move on to some other then :S

Oh, read it! I wouldn’t want it burnt, really, just in a choice between the other two :)

I think you would like Elinor a lot—it’s also one of the novels where it’s more about the relationship between women than any of the men, at the far end where a canon couple never exchanges a single word of dialogue. It’s flawed, but still mature Austen. 

fradine:

I’m rereading P&P.

Darcy is such a nerd lmao. HEY WE ARE DANCING WHAT DO YOU THINK OF BOOKS?

And wow he sure smiles a lot. I think book!Darcy might be my second favorite Austen hero now.

Have you heard about the recent top ten greatest literary snubs? TWO of Austen's quotes made it. Both from P&P (“She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me.” And “You are the last man in the world I could ever be prevailed upon to marry.”) imo there are better Austen insults, what do you think? I LOVE your blog, btw :D

Thanks!

I hadn’t seen it, actually. Ha, I’m both slightly gratified as an Austen fan, and puzzled at those being the choices. Even just with P&P, I’d probably have chosen one of Mr Bennet’s to Mrs Bennet or Darcy to Caroline (those are pretty similar tbh), or Elizabeth to Lady Catherine or… lots of options, really. 

☠ Georgiana

angry/violent headcanon

hahahaha Georgiana? let me see~ 

I imagine Georgiana as someone who takes a long time to really process her own emotions (might be faster if Darcy pushed her, but he’s the same way so no). So she’s like eighteen by the time she gets really, really, really angry at Wickham, and of course by then there are various things to be angry about. I think Lydia is visiting with the baby (Bess) and chattering in this tedious, rather brittle way and it gets reallllllly obvious that the business trips to Bath that she’s complaining about are—um, yeah, not business trips, and that’s where the money is going. I think Georgiana holds Bess and her clothes are too small—she goes away to tell a servant to give Miss Wickham some of her niece’s old things (Lizzy, Darcy and Elizabeth’s daughter, is bigger than Bess and obviously has everything a child could possibly need or desire at every stage of her life) and suddenly she’s just enraged. I think she ends up taking Bess’ old dress and throwing it in the fire.