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Feb. 2nd, 2017 12:36 pm
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (Default)
I just posted about it on Tumblr, but I'm still sort of '??????'

Somebody actually started a venting thread about me on ffa! And I figured it'd be Tolkien or SW, where I am (if I'm honest with myself :P) a justifiably wanky target, but no! It's someone who really likes my Austen posts on Tumblr but is annoyed at my P&P 1995 hateboner and that I spend more time thanking people for nice tags (not their words :P) than writing.

It's amazing. I'm slightly put out, but mostly flattered.

*gasp*

Jan. 31st, 2017 03:10 pm
anghraine: darcy (david rintoul) and elizabeth (elizabeth garvie) smiling at each other (darcy and elizabeth)
I got a Tumblr ask about my favourite P&P fics, so I idly went searching to see if Alison ever did get around to re-posting "Indiscretions." She didn't, as far as I can tell, but unless my eyes deceive me, she DID post a revised version Force of Passion at AHA.

!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
anghraine: a piece of paper covered in handwriting and a fountain pen; text: writer (writing)
... but there are a few of you not there/less comfortable there, so for the sake of completeness:

If, theoretically, I were to try and finish a segment of one of my projects, would you want it to be:

Poll #17801 Christmas fic poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 7


If I were to finish a segment of one of my projects, which would you want it to be?

View Answers

The Jedi and the Sith Lord (Star Wars | f!Luke AU)
6 (85.7%)

we get dark, only to shine (The Borgias | Cesare/Lucrezia S1 AU)
1 (14.3%)

tolerably well acquainted (P&P | Darcy/Elizabeth, canon-compliant | E's feelings at Pemberley onwards)
0 (0.0%)

pro patria (Guild Wars 2 | mostly canon-compliant Ascalonian fic)
0 (0.0%)

each new arrival (The Borgias | Vanozza gen)
0 (0.0%)

Lady of the City (LOTR | f!Faramir AU)
1 (14.3%)

Other
0 (0.0%)

Links:

- J&SL
- wgdots
- tolerably well acquainted
- pro patria
- each new arrival
- LotC
- Other: recent projects here, general fic discussion here

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 (darcy/emma [world domination])
antskog at Tumblr asked:

How do you feel about Romola Garai's Emma?


My response:

I liked it, with reservations.

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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: a piece of paper covered in handwriting and a fountain pen; text: writer (writing)
I just saw another of those endless inane articles about how Austen could never have imagined that Pride and Prejudice would be super famous, nobody could have imagined it!!!! humble little Aunt Jane, scribbling away, and now she’s—




Sure, the meek and/or acerbic spinster aunt working quietly away, underappreciated by the world, consumed by the Art, is a nice romantic story. But it’s not … you know, what actually happened.

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anghraine: regency man holding a book; text: love, pride & delicacy (darcy)
There's a voice meme going on at Tumblr, and roane72 asked me to talk about my favourite character.

...I managed to restrain myself to a mere thirteen minutes of squee about Darcy
anghraine: regency man holding a book; text: love, pride & delicacy (darcy)
[Tumblr crosspost]

The TV Tropes page for Pride and Prejudice was looking like it had been cleaned up, apart from the insistence on the (imo superficial) interpretation that Elizabeth is genuinely indifferent to Darcy, and then

Oblivious to Love: Elizabeth initially has on idea that Darcy is interested in her and mistakes his interest as disapproval, which is justified given his unkind remarks at the first ball and tendency to stare at her without smiling.


AGGGGGGH

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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: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (Default)
No idea how long this will take me, so prepare for more spam. This time with more feminism!

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (darcys)
I already read through the Fielding novel I'm studying for my exams (Jonathan Wild, which I heartily recommend for lols, hijinks, and social commentary—with an unexpected aside about the injustice of sexual double standards). I do want to commit some things about Fielding himself to memory, however, so some highlights of one of England's first great novelists:

His branch of the Fielding family were poor relations of the earls of Denbigh. The earls spelled the name Feilding, which Henry Fielding sneered at.

Henry Fielding sneered at a lot of things. Like the government. Specifically, Walpole's government.

More specifically, Fielding started his career as a dramatist, and became the greatest playwright of the day. He wrote burlesques, comedies, satires in the dozens, his plays growing more and more political and more harshly critical of the government, finally inspiring the Licensing Act of 1737, which made dramatic performances subject to governmental approval.

Until 1968.

That's right: Fielding snarked at the government enough that the legislation to deal with him lasted for over TWO HUNDRED YEARS. It's impressive, in a depressing, silencing sort of way.

It did not, however, achieve the result of silencing Fielding!

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anghraine: sherlock holmes [benedick cumberbatch]; text: i'm bored & your porn is boring (sherlock)
THE AUSTEN CONNECTION AT LAST!

Continued from here.

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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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Hits meme!

May. 3rd, 2016 09:48 pm
anghraine: darcy (david rintoul) and elizabeth (elizabeth garvie) smiling at each other (darcy and elizabeth)
I stole it from [personal profile] tree , because I want to feel accomplished despite having not written anything. (And also, I'm procrastinating on reading the second half of Mill on the Floss, which scarred me in my sensitive adolescence.)

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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: regency man holding a book; text: love, pride & delicacy (darcy)
I got an excellent response to my "but he's a MAN" post wrt Darcy. Nearly two months ago and reading it still restores my faith in a benevolent universe ;)

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