In accordance with Naomi's Jane Austen Week, here are my answers to the lovely tag she created!
1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much of a Jane Austen fan do you consider yourself?
Oh dear, I do abhor "on a scale from 1 to 10..." questions. Hee. Um, I do love her books and some of the movies, but I still have yet to read Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion...I feel like I get points off for that...so I'm going to say...a 8. Or perhaps an 9?
|isn't this sooo beeaauutifuull??|
Heehee, how fun. Ummm..would it be terribly cliché of me to say Elizabeth Bennet?
If not her, I'd love to play Eleanor Tilney.
3. Is there any felicity in the world superior to a walk?
No, no, indeed, dear Naomi. A walk is the most excellent form of exercise and refreshment.
4. Who's your favourite Jane Austen 'villain'? (As in 'villain' meaning 'the bad guy.')
I have a soft spot for Willoughby...from the 1995 version. He's horrible and bad, but I can't help feeling a little sorry for him at the end when he rides off dejectedly on his horse. :( I think he could have changed his life, if he wanted to. I think he perhaps even thought of doing so.
Unlike, say, Wickham. He's just terrible.
My dear mother. :) She showed me the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice and immediately afterwards I checked out the book from the library forthwith.
6. Did you love/enjoy Jane Austen immediately, or has there been a time when you hated (um, prejudged) it?
Never! I've always adored Jane Austen, ever since my first introduction to her. #seeabove
7. Who, in your opinion, is the funniest Jane Austen character?
Mr. Palmer from the 1995 Sense and Sensibility and Miss Bates from the 1996 Emma are both very funny. But, I think the prize must go to the 1995 Pride and Prejudice Mr. Collins.
8. Do you quote Jane Austen randomly in public?
I'm sure I have. When I'm talking with someone who would understand the reference.
9. Are children allowed to eat cake on weddings?
Yes!!! And on birthdays. And special events. And when their mother randomly decides she needs to bake a cake (-cough- which shall be me someday -cough-).
10. What is your reaction when you hear that an acquaintance (e.g. A lady at Church) of yours loves Jane Austen?
"Really?? Oh that's so cool! Which of her books is your favorite? Which movies have you seen? Do you have a favorite character?"
11. Who writes better letters, Mr. Darcy or Captain Wentworth? (If you forgot what the letters were, shame on you, instead tell me if you prefer Strawberries to Chocolate or not.)
I'm going to be loyal to my first Jane Austen hero and say Mr. Darcy.
(plus I haven't read Persuasion so I feel ill qualified.)
12. Which Jane Austen heroine do you relate the least to?
Mmmm...I can relate more or less to all of her heroines, in some way or another, but I think perhaps Emma. She's an extroverted, glittering social queen.... and I'm just not like that.
Although I can sympathize with her--she's such a refreshingly real heroine because of her flaws and struggles, and even if I don't relate to her in all ways, I love her story.
13. What's your favourite Jane Austen house (from one of the movies)?
Pemberly, o' course. Or Barton Cottage. I like that one too.
14. What's your favourite Jane Austen dress (from one of the movies)?
I am hereby rewriting this question into
"What's ONE of your favorite Jane Austen dresses (from one of the movies)?"
Along with the correct American spelling of favorite. hee
Catherine's white blue floral dress that she wears to her first ball in Bath is just sooo pretty. I love it.
15. Can you turn off lit candles with your fingers?
Yes, I can!! Aren't I talented?
|I've now learned from Naomi that Sir Lucas' correct name is "The Capital Capital Man".|
Thank you for this marvelous tag and party, Naomi!!!
|awwww poor Mr. Darcy.|