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.
WHERE ARE THESE 33 WHICH YOU HAVE WRITTEN PRAY TELL??
here, of varying quality ;)
(there’s probably more, those are just the ones I bothered to crosspost at AO3)
my fingers actually twitch towards the keyboard every time I see something about money in Austen and modern equivalences
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???
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.