I've been in a bit of a blogging slump again, my friends. I know, I know, I can see you rolling your eyes and saying "what? another gloomy post from Natalie? She just can't stay happy and upbeat anymore, can she?" But don't worry! This is actually a very fun post! And the truth is, it isn't even mine—
'Hem. ANYways, what I was trying to say is that this is a TAG post! *cheers* It's been awhile, hasn't it?
See, I was catching up on blog posts that I haven't read (after skipping like 100 because I haven't really kept up with the blogging world since, like, before Christmas *cough*) and commenting on quite a few of my friends' answers to the "Another Period Drama" tag. It looked like such a fun tag--and I actually felt inspired to do it!
But there was one problem. No one had tagged me!
Of course, I could do it anyways, as Miss March tagged anyone who would like to play. (And I'm not averse to stealing tags when the situation demands it. :P)
But I still felt just a little bit let down. Had I neglected my blog (and my friends') for so long that they no longer bothered to tag me?
Then, as I clicked to Cordy's answer post for this tag, I scrolled to the bottom and realized:
Oh. How stupid I've been.
Cordy tagged me!! <3
Hooray!! I wasn't forgotten after all! *hugs Cordy*
|how is he so cute it's ridiculous|
Moral of that story? Read blog posts in chronological order. :P
And don't suspect your friends of forgetting you, because odds are they haven't.
And that ends our Advice From Natalie for today. Thank you. Enjoy the post. *bows*
My mom and I are currently watching the second season of Road to Avonlea. It's not as good as the first season so far, but I LOVE this show. Because it all ties in with Anne of Green Gables and AoGG is one of the first period dramas I ever watched and I love L.M. Montgomery and Prince Edward Island and Avonlea and everything. It's all so nostalgic and cozy and heart-warming. *happy sigh*
Probably a TV/miniseries because I want every. single. detail. from. the. book. pleaseandthankyou.
3. What is your favorite musical period drama?
Need I even say it?
Usually book first, if available and not too long. ('Hem. *Glances at Dickens*)
5. What is a valuable life lesson you learned from a period drama?
Food is my one weakness. (ha)
Um. A lot of them?? (Wow that sounds weird. You know what I mean, right? :P)
Weeellllll, considering Gilbert is already taken by Miss March and Mr. Knightley is a little old for me (since we're talking real life situation and all) I'll say....
And if you do not know which Mountie, I shall think you a simpleton! :P
7. Do you ever like to binge-watch a period drama series?
Of course. I mean, I don't think I've ever watched one straight through or anything...but an episode (or two) a day? Sure.
8. What things go best with watching a period drama?
My mom (or a friend, if mommy is unavailable), some piping hot tea, and a delicious scone with cream.
9. Which period drama do you think you would fit into best?
Ooooh, I don't know. Wait a minute. Yes, I do. Anne of Green Gables. (Because then I could live in Avonlea and be friends with Anne!)
10. If you could have any period drama character for a best friend, who would it be? And why?
Urrghhh, why do we have to have hard questions? Hmmm. I'm going to say Esther Summerson from Bleak House. I just think we could get on well together. She's a fine girl with no nonsense about her, you know.
Despite having sworn off watching Poldark (don't get me started), I still adore the aesthetic and setting of the wind-whipped clifftops and vast moors. Demelza has quite a few pretty outfits I love, and her hair is just #goals. Anyway, all this is to say that I really love this dress. (Just raise the neckline a tad, thanks.)
I also just remembered that I adore Cinderella's "servant" dress, which is funny, considering how similar it is to the above.
I could go on about other outfits, but this is supposed to be a relatively quick post. :P
Christmastime just isn't the same without the 1994 Little Women. <3
13. Which period drama has your favorite soundtrack?
Hmmmmmmmmmm. Good question but.....it's so hard!! I actually don't listen to as many soundtracks as I should. Like, I enjoy the music a LOT during the movie, but I rarely listen to the soundtracks. (Shocking, I know.) I do really love the soundtrack for the 2005 Pride and Prejudice, actually. There's my answer.
14. Dream cast your favorite actor and actress in a period drama of your choosing; tell which parts they would play and why.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery. Michael Fassbender. Alicia Vikander. (ARE YOU LISTENING, HOLLYWOOD???)
|SEE HOW CUTE|
15. Are there any period dramas you like more than one version of?
I can never decide between the '95 and '08 Sense and Sensibility, or the '96 and '09 Emma.
16. What are the top three period dramas that you haven't seen on your to-watch list?
Hmmm, I don't know. There's plenty I'd LIKE to see, but won't because of content. I guess I don't really have a to-watch list at the moment.
17. Show a picture of your favorite period drama hairstyle.
I feel as if this is cheating because it's not really a hair style, but in keeping with the outfit I chose....
I feel almost wrong saying this but.....perhaps Robin and Marian's?
(I'M SORRY OLIVIAAAAAA) (*cries with you and hands tissue*)
19. What is your favorite biographical period drama?
I was all ready to say Amazing Grace, hands down, but THEN I remembered Chariots of Fire......
20. Which historical novel will you forever recommend to anyone and everyone?
I'm not sure I can think of ONE novel. I usually recommend books I love to people who I think would love them, too. So it really depends on the person. Sorry. :(
The End! I hope you all enjoyed this. Now I'm off to get some sleep because it's 11:30 pm (I know you're laughing, Miss March) and I have quite a few things to do tomorrow. Farewell!!
PS. If you understood all the references that Steve understood, bravo!
PPS. I apologize for the inordinate amount of gifs in this post. :P
PPPS. I forgot to tag anyone. If your birthday is within the next five months, or your favorite color is blue, consider yourself tagged! (I'm in a silly mood. :P)