Alright, I've decided to get in on the fun and whip off these answers right quick. (If that is possible, which it probably isn't. It's 10:43 p.m. Let's see how long this takes me. One, two, three. GO!)
Naomi is hosting a Jane Austen week over at her blog and has come up with a whole list of questions for all of us to answer. Go ahead and check out her blog. There's a lot of Jane Austen related fun going on over there.
Now then. To get back to the questions...
1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much of a Jane Austen fan do you consider yourself?
Probably an 8-9 or something. I'm not a "blast it from the roof-tops" fan, but I do love her books, as well as all the movies which I feel measure up to them. (You can ask me which movies those are, if you want to...)
2. If "they" would make a new Jane Austen Movie, and you would be able to be cast in it, which Jane Austen character would you most like to play?
Ah! Now that's a fun question. I think I would enjoy (and feel right at home) playing Eleanor Tilney. I have a brother who slightly reminds me of Henry Tilney, so the brother/sister sparring would come quite naturally. Also. Mary Musgrove (from Persuasion) would probably be a very enjoyable character to portray. I don't know, I just feel like I could pull off the whiny, "poor me" character very well. After all, I've had a lot of practical experience in that area. (Just kidding. I am not that bad.) But she would be very fun to play, I'm sure.
3. Is there any felicity in the world superior to a walk?
How about a nap? They're awfully nice. :)
4. Who's your favourite Jane Austen 'villain'? (As in 'villain' meaning 'the bad guy.')
Hmm...Willoughby perhaps? There are times when one catches a glimmer of hope for his improvement, and I always feel sorry for him when he comes and apologizes to Elinor. (In the book that is. They skip that part in the '95 movie. And the only feeling I ever remember having toward Willoughby in the 2008 version was a feeling of the utmost abhorrence. He's a creep. And I'll waste not my pity on him.)
5. What/Who introduced you to Jane Austen?
My parents. I grew up watching Pride and Prejudice '95, so I really can't remember a time when I was not acquainted with her.
6. Did you love/enjoy Jane Austen immediately, or has there been a time when you hated (um, prejudged) it?
I've always liked Jane Austen. Is that any wonder? With my first taste of her work being the 1995 Pride and Prejudice, could there have been any other reaction?
7. Who, in your opinion, is the funniest Jane Austen character?
That's not fair! I mean it! That is NOT a fair question! How in the world am I supposed to decide between so many characters? Alright, alright. I'll do it.
Mr.BennetHenryTilneyJohnKnightlyMr.PalmerMaryMusgroveMr.KnightlyEmmaMr.EltonMrs.Elton. And that's all I have to say on the subject!
8. Do you quote Jane Austen randomly in public?
Probably. If I'm in the company of my siblings, and a proper opportunity presents itself, I don't know why I wouldn't.
9. Are children allowed to eat cake on weddings?
Well, if they're not I was a bad child all my growing up years. (Sorry, Mr. Woodhouse.)
10. What is your reaction when you hear that an acquaintance (e.g. A lady at Church) of yours loves Jane Austen?
Hmm...I guess I get excited. It's always fun to find someone who likes what you like. And then, of course, if I'm feeling talkative (or if politeness simply requires it) I'll start asking them questions about which books/movies they like best. Those are usually fun conversations.
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 don't know. They're so vastly different. Let's go with a tie. (Yes, that was a cop-out.)
12. Which Jane Austen heroine do you relate the least to?
I don't know. Marianne. She walks too much. (Okay, so that was another cop-out. But look, it's getting very late here. You can't expect my brain to be working at this time of night. Poor little brain.)
13. What's your favourite Jane Austen house (from one of the movies)?
Longbourn. It's the most familiar, being the one I've visited the most. Thinking about it now gives me a wonderful nostalgic feeling.
14. What's your favourite Jane Austen dress (from one of the movies)?
I really like this dress of Jane's from Emma 2009. White dresses with dainty blue trimming always give me a thrill (or at least this one does...not sure if I've seen any others).
The back of the dress is lovely. And also, look at the sleeves. Aren't they cool?
15. Can you turn off lit candles with your fingers?
I have not tried this yet, but I believe I could...that is, if I had some water to wet my fingers. I wouldn't try it otherwise, you know, because that would be silly, and even Mr. Darcy wouldn't do that.
Thank you for the tag, Naomi!
And thank you all for reading my answers! I'm afraid I got a little silly on some of them, but let's just blame it on the lateness of the hour and call it a night, shall we? (By the way, you may congratulate me. It is now 12:07! I completed this post at the tremendous speed of one hour and 24 minutes! ...27, rather. It just took me three minutes to write that last sentence.)