Most period dramas seem to evoke springtime for me. Except North and South and Little Women. Those are winter movies. And Anne of Green Gables has always reminded me of summer or fall (although it could be argued that her story could evoke all the season!).
Anyways, I'm currently in the mood for period dramas, especially Jane Austen's stories. (The next book on my to-read list is Persuasion! Yay!) With perfect timing, Cordy has created a delightful Jane Austen version of her classic "Would You Rather" games. Here I am to play-and you're welcome to as well! Simply copy and answer the questions and link back to Cordy, please. :)
Who would you rather have act as your matchmaker, Lady Russell (from Persuasion) or Mrs. Jennings?
Oh, that's easy. Mrs. Jennings for certain. Lady Russell's matchmaking only ended in separating (for 8 years!) Two People Who Belonged Together. I will stay as far away as possible from her. Or simply don't take her advice. That would work as well. :P
Mrs. Jennings would be extremely annoying and obnoxious at times, but if I can be patient and try to ignore her jokes I might end up happily ever after. ;)
Who would you like as a pen pal from Jane Austen's works?
Oh, that's so difficult! I suppose Elinor. We could share our secrets with each other and encourage one another. I could give her advice, such as "do not become friends with Lucy Steele" and "don't let your sister give a lock of her hair to a man you know nothing about."
Who would you rather go on a walk with, Colonel Fitzwilliam or Captain Benwick?
Colonel Fitzwilliam. He seems like such a nice, friendly guy and I feel like he could easily be friends with another woman without expecting her to fall in love with him. (But that just made think...I wonder if the Colonel ever marries? I need a story based on him....hmm. Yet another plot bunny.) Captain Benwick is nice and all, but he seems a little more moody and easily hurt. I think I might feel nervous about saying the wrong thing around him.
Uggh..what a choice, Cordy. :P Heehee. Mm...I almost want to say Lucy Steele because at least she's more quiet and genteel than Mrs. Elton...but then, Mrs. Elton would probably be more funny, whereas Lucy would just be annoying. I'd hate to have her follow me everywhere and declare that we're best friends and tell each other our secret's. Okay, I convinced myself. I choose Mrs. Elton.
Who would you rather have as a sibling, John Knightley or Mary (from Persuasion, not Mary Bennet)?
I cannot stand Mary and her complaints, so John Knightly it is.
Who would you rather dance with? (Very open book!)
Oh my....such a wealth of choices. I'll have to be unoriginal and say the same that Naomi and Cordy said-Henry Tilney. He's just so fun and easy-going and the perfect partner to dance with and make jokes with and ask why the man across the room is staring at me. :P
Who would you rather refuse, Mr. Collins or Mr. Elton?
Mr. Collins. Dancing with him would be an utter embarrassment and torture. Embarrassment as he would run into people during the dance ("OTHER way, Mr. Collins!") and torture because he would prattle on about Lady Catherine's chimneys and I know not what else. And then he'd probably take my dancing with him as an acceptance of his aim toward matrimony. Nothankyou.
Who would you rather match-make for, Miss Bates or Mary Bennet?
Mary Bennet. I always wondered who the poor girl would marry someday. I'd love to see a nice, book-ish sort of fellow come along and sweep her off her feet-and perhaps convince her to not take herself so seriously. :P
Who would you rather have as a best friend?
Lizzy Bennet, probably. Or Eleanor Tilney. Or Elinor Dashwood. Or Georgiana Darcy. Can I have them all as friends?
Who would you rather argue with? (Mrs. Bennet, Lady Catherine, Emma Woodhouse, Mr. Woodhouse, Mr. Palmer, Mrs. Jennings, Fanny Dashwood, Captain Wentworth, Mr. Darcy, etc.)
Does this mean I get to choose ANY of Jane Austen's characters or only the ones listed? There's an "etc." so I'm going to assume the former. ;)
Hmmm...perhaps...perhaps Henry Tilney. If the argument is a friendly one. It would be fun to have a good natured debate with him. :)
On the other hand, annoying Lady Catherine by disagreeing with her would be a lot of fun. ;)
Would you rather wander the grounds of Pemberley and risk being 'discovered' or wander over the downs surrounding Barton Cottage in the rain and twist an ankle?
Oh, I would choose Pemberley, indeed. ;) Why in the world would I want to twist my ankle in the rain when I could be admiring the beauty of Pemberley's shining lake and green hills-and, you know, running into Mr. Darcy wouldn't be all that bad.....he might ask me if I'd like to meet his sister! And then she would invite me to dinner! And then Mr. Darcy would admire my fine eyes and I would tell him-by gazing at him with my fine eyes-that I believe him about Wickham. See, it all worked out splendidly. :)
But oh wait. I'm not Elizabeth. :P
Where would you live in Austen's works?
Pemberley....or Barton Cottage. I can never quite decide between the two. ;)
Thank you so much for this lovely game, Cordy!