anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (Default)
A Tumblr anon asked:

I don't know if you answered this before but do you think Mr. Collins proposal or Mr. Darcy's first proposal was more insulting?

My response (predictably):

Mr Collins. Darcy manages to stop short of 1) itemizing her dowry, 2) saying nobody else would ever want to marry her, and 3) insisting that no means yes because women are sadistic liars.

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (Default)
I thought I'd crossposted this one, but maybe not? Anyway:

Anon:

How accurate is the costumes and hairstyles in P&P 2005? I have yet to read the book (I know, I know, bad fan, but now I've watched all the movies and miniseries, so it's next on my list since I still want more Elizabeth and Jane in my life), so how does the costumes go with the descriptions in the book?

Me:

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anghraine: darcy (david rintoul) and elizabeth (elizabeth garvie) smiling at each other (darcy and elizabeth)
Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Ch 3
I will go further, and affirm, as an indisputable fact, that most of the women, in the circle of my observation, who have acted like rational creatures, or shewn any vigour of intellect, have accidentally been allowed to run wild—as some of the elegant formers of the fair sex would insinuate.
hm

Pride and Prejudice, Ch 9:
“Lizzy,” cried her mother, “remember where you are, and do not run on in the wild manner that you are suffered to do at home.”
Pride and Prejudice, Ch 19
“Do not consider me now as an elegant female intending to plague you, but as a rational creature speaking the truth from her heart.”
hmmm
anghraine: picture of luke; text: my fandom has been whining longer than your fandom has existed (luke [whining])
Continuation of this post.

IMLAC!

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/flop

Apr. 19th, 2016 08:14 pm
anghraine: regency man holding a book; text: love, pride & delicacy (darcy)
To give an idea of just how much brain power I have these days, I'm pretty sure the height of my fannish production at the moment are my brief, loose recaps/interpretations of random favourite scenes in P&P:

- Darcy enduring Sir William, poorly
- Darcy enduring Sir William, well(ish)
- rating male hotness: fun for the whole family!

At least I'm in an Austen mood.

(Taking eighteenth century lit probably helps!)
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (Default)
Another thing I've been meaning to do for [community profile] month_of_meta . though it's a bit less structured than I planned!

Off-Tumblr, the question I probably get asked the most often is “have you seen the Lizzie Bennet Diaries? What did you think?”

I think it’s okay. During the first half, when I liked it the most, I can’t help but notice that something I seemed to be saying quite a bit was “I really like xyz, Elizabeth’s a bit off but she always is, and these other things are so great.” Towards the end, I found myself saying, “I don’t like xyz AT ALL and Lizzie is really starting to bother me now.”

But really, it wasn’t Lizzie-as-Lizzie that bothered me. It was Lizzie-as-Elizabeth, and without getting into too much detail, it’s the same thing that bothers me about how Elizabeth is often adapted, whether in fic or adaptations or lit-crit. When Elizabeth is just another figure in the line of feisty heroines, largely or entirely undistinguished from the others, her anger and defiance become the cornerstones of her character; often they become her entire character.

And the thing is, Elizabeth’s anger - when she feels it - is very real. And her defiance of various other people, most of whom have either institutional power or personal power over her, is real. But those things are only a small part of her inner life. Here are some others that seem to get overlooked.

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anghraine: watercolour of jane austen; text: intj (jane austen (was an intj))
I didn't sign up for [community profile] month_of_meta , but I did want to do something, preferably several somethings, as they occurred to me. A lot of this is probably familiar to my f-list (I originally did it on Tumblr), but I think it's worth repeating a few dozen times :)

disclaimer: it doesn’t mean your fic is terrible badwrong if you don’t do these things or that nobody likes it or that your fic is even not good or that I am a perfect Georgian-period Austen fanwriter who has followed this to the letter from seventeen onwards, it’s just stuff that makes me (and most of my friends, but don’t worry, I’m not a BNF), more likely to read. Also, I tried to list things that are helpful for fic based on any of the novels, but the examples are from P&P since that’s like 95% of the fandom.

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (Default)
I was hoping to catch up before my birthday in *squints* forty minutes (though I guess I can give myself until 8:10, haha), which seems fairly unlikely. But, more!

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anghraine: regency man holding a book; text: love, pride & delicacy (darcy)

This is a thing that just happened!

Anonymous asked: Oh my gosh, yes. Why do filmmakers think that Darcy never smiled? He thinks Elizabeth's hilarious, and laughs with her (while she thinks he's laughing at her). WHY DOES NO ONE UNDERSTAND DARCY?

Bless you, anon. He smiles more than anyone except Elizabeth. He’s even smiling in his portrait, and Elizabeth is like ‘oh, just like he used to smile around me, aww.’

The one that particularly gets me is the whole conversation about their faults, where Elizabeth tells him his biggest fault is hating everyone, and he replies that hers is misunderstanding everyone. It’s almost always played as ~angry sexual tension~ - but in the book, he’s smiling as he says it. He likes arguing and he likes her and he’s having a great time; Elizabeth is the one who’s angry and convinced that he’s mocking her, when he’s really ‘haha zing!’

Ugh, Darcy really might be one of the most misunderstood characters ever.




wheeee

Nov. 3rd, 2012 01:55 pm
anghraine: watercolour of jane austen; text: intj (jane austen (was an intj))
I got my Yuletide letter! I have no idea what to do! So, getting into the spirit of things, I wrote around three times the minimum requirement in the last twelve hours for something completely unrelated.

title: assurances of attachment (1/2)
verse: First Impressions! (always-a-girl!Darcy, always-a-boy!Elizabeth, spoilers for literally the entire fic)

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Day 7

Oct. 15th, 2012 01:32 pm
anghraine: darcy (david rintoul) and elizabeth (elizabeth garvie) smiling at each other (darcy and elizabeth)
A friend on tumblr is encouraging me to do Yuletide. I never have and there are some very appealing fandoms there (Mansfield Park! Heyer! The Hollow Crown! Emelan! She-Ra!) - and after the au_bigbang, 1k is nothing - but ... idk. I got pretty spoiled the last few years!

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Day 3

Oct. 11th, 2012 11:04 pm
anghraine: darcy (david rintoul) and elizabeth (elizabeth garvie) smiling at each other (darcy and elizabeth)
This one's another shocker!

Day 3: What is your favourite book?


 
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huh.

Oct. 2nd, 2012 06:37 pm
anghraine: darcy (david rintoul) and elizabeth (elizabeth garvie) smiling at each other (darcy and elizabeth)
I've looked through, and can't see that I ever posted this here, even though it's probably my favourite of my Austen fics. Though I imagine that says more about my tastes than anything else!

title: The Letters of Elizabeth Darcy (1796-1798)
verse: Comforts and Consequences (canon compliant epistolary sequel!)

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oops?

Sep. 27th, 2012 04:20 pm
anghraine: English: a language that lurks in dark alleys, beats up other languages & rifles through their pockets for spare vocab (english)
I was looking for my most recent stories (since I'd invented an entirely different, even-more-elaborate verse before I ran away), and realized that one was under f-lock and the other had never been posted here at all. So, here's the first:

title: Ten Facts About Elizabeth Bennet
verse: Comforts and Consequences (i.e., canon-compliant, but also an internally consistent verse, hopefully)

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anghraine: regency man holding a book; text: love, pride & delicacy (darcy)
So I wrote some more of the femmeslashy genderswap awhile back, and figured I'd post it as I procrastinate for Sunday's au_bb due date. (I am really really behind. Whatever.)

title: untitled (part of a longer fic [that I'm not actually writing], posted in snippets at dw/lj [because I'm not writing it]); I might sew them together at some point, when I am writing it
verse: the other genderswap (aka, the version of FI I considered writing but didn't)


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ficspam

May. 11th, 2012 06:30 pm
anghraine: top half: anakin c. rots; bottom half: luke and leia c. anh; text: dream until your dreams come true (skywalkers [anakin and leia and luke])
I finally finished the last of my backlog of (mostly) drabble prompts - one set took six weeks because I fail. On the upside, I've stayed caught up with my classes.

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anghraine: watercolour of jane austen; text: intj (jane austen (was an intj))
I don't even know how it happened! I've been all "eh" about everything remotely related to Austen fandom, and suddenly I felt the need to poke at First Impressions-that-wasn't and this exploded out of my brain. Rough draft and worksman-y, but *gasp* I enjoyed something Austen-related! Yay!

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