Monday, February 13, 2017

I Love Jane Austen Week // Tag Answers

Hamlette is hosting a Jane Austen week over at her blog.  (Check out her master post here to see how you can join in on the fun.)  Naturally the week would not be complete without a tag, so Hamlette has created a lovely tag of lovely Jane Austen related questions, and it is my intention today to delight you all with my, uh, delightful answers.

Actually, I have a feeling my answers are going to be quite lame considering the fact that I've talked about Jane Austen many times before and you probably all know what I'm going to say before I even say it...but no matter.  I've decided to run the risk of boring you (sweet of me, no?) and answer the questions anyway because so many of my friends are doing it know...

 "I must have my share in the conversation!"

1.  Which did you experience first, a Jane Austen book or a movie based on one?

Pride and Prejudice 1995 was my very first Jane Austen experience.  I couldn't have been more than six when I first saw it, so you can definitely say I grew up on it.  And it's been a family favorite ever since then.

2.  What is your favorite Austen book?

Ohhh!  It's hard to say, but I guess I'll go with Pride and Prejudice.  At any rate, that's the one I've read the most.  I also really love Northanger Abbey.  The large doses of sarcastic humor in that book appeal to me more than I can say.  (Sarcasm is my one weakness.)

3.  Favorite heroine?  Why do you like her best?

Oh, dear.  I like ALL Jane Austen's heroines.  But I suppose in the end Lizzy might possibly be my favorite.  Maybe.  (Or is it Emma?  Or Elinor? Or...forget it.  I DON'T KNOW!)  (Please.  Don't ask me these kinds of questions.)  Fine.  I choose Lizzy.  And I like her because...I don't know.  Because she's nice.  (*evil laugh*  I've just made  Henry Tilney very  happy.)

4.  Favorite hero?  Why do you like him best?

WHAT?  NO!  I just told you not to ask me these kinds of questions.   Have some compassion on my poor nerves! 

Do I have to choose just one?  *clasps hands pleadingly*  *sinks under the weight of such an obligation*  Alright, alright.  I will be brave.  I will pretend to have an opinion.  I will choose Mr. Knightley.  I love him because he's just, ach!! The sweetest, dearest, most kind-hearted gentleman ever!

5.  Do you have a favorite film adaptation of Austen's work?

Pride and Prejudice 1995 and Emma 2009.  (Shush.  I know that's two.  I can count.)

6.  Have your Austen tastes changed over the years?  (Did you start out liking one story best, but now like another better?  Did you think she was boring at first, then changed your mind?  Etc.)

Oh-hmmm...good question.  Let me think about that.  Well, I did use to think Mansfield Park was one of Jane Austen's more boring novels and that Edmund was not as likable as her other heroes, but I have since changed my mind.  All six of her novels are excellent and I like all of her heroes and heroines. 

7.  Do you have any cool Austen-themed things (mugs, t-shirts, etc)?  (Feel free to share photos if you want.)

Uh, no.  I suppose I don't. 

Does that make me sort of half a fan?

8.  If you could ask Jane Austen one question, what would you ask her?

"Which movie adaptions of your novels do you like the best?"  *Fingers crossed that she would  choose the ones I like the best*

9.  Imagine someone is making a new film of any Jane Austen story you choose, and you get to cast the leads.  What story do you want filmed, and who would you choose to act in it?

I definitely think we could use a new adaption of Mansfield Park so I'll go with that one.  And as to casting, I must first make it perfectly clear to all of you that I am HORRIBLE at casting characters.  I don't trust myself at it.   But the following is the closest I could get (at the moment) to the Edmund and Fanny of my imagination.

Dan Stevens as Edmund. (And looking pretty much just like that, except with his hair a bit shorter perhaps.)

And yes, I know.  That's Edward Ferrars from Sense and Sensibility.  I'm not saying I don't like Dan Stevens as Edward (I do!), but considering the fact that I've always gotten Edward and Edmund mixed up because of the similarity between their names, it makes sense that I could imagine them looking very much the same.  (Well. Doesn't it?) 
For Fanny I'd cast Amy Dorrit Claire Foy.

Because she just seems like the sweet sort of person that could totally bring to life the Fanny I've always imagined.  I know some of you think Fanny has blonde hair, but...*coughcough*...please.  Allow me to straighten you out on that one.  As I tried to explain to my siblings years ago when we were discussing why I had always imagined Faramir (from The Lord of the Rings) to have dark hair instead of light hair:  "F" is a dark letter, people.  It is.  Reading about a person in a book who's name starts with "F" naturally brings up visions of a dark-haired person.  It DOES.  (Don't tell me it doesn't.  You're messing with my theory.) 

10.  Share up to five favorite Jane Austen quotations!

I spent a significant amount of time today looking up Jane Austen quotes and choosing some that I liked, so I do hope you appreciate them.  ;)

"Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong? "  -Jane Austen
(That's profound.  Really.)

"You deserve a longer letter than this; but it is my unhappy fate seldom to treat people so well as they deserve."  -Jane Austen
(Haha.  Love that.)

“I certainly have not the talent which some people possess," said Darcy, "of conversing easily with those I have never seen before."  -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
(I can totally relate to that!)

"There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison."  -Jane Austen, Persuasion
(*sigh*  This is what I'd want to be said of me and my future husband.)


Well!  It appears we've come to the end.  Thank you all for allowing me to have my share in the conversation.  I shall leave you now.

Don't forget to check out Hamlette's blog for more Jane Austen related posts!


  1. Yay! Northanger Abbey! It's actually the first book I ever read of Austen's so it's a favorite. Cracked me up with your "F must be dark haired". What's funny is I catch myself doing that. Will totally think the girl is dark haired then all of the sudden it dawns on me that no, she's actually a blonde or red head. Then I think no! She's totally a brunette! Enjoyed this post! Having so much fun reading everyone's Jane Austen tag answers! And yes, Mr. Knightly (and Mr.Tilney) would be my favorites as well.

    1. Haha. Isn't it funny how our minds work, though? And so changeable sometimes. ;)

      YES! Yay for Mr. Knightley and Mr. Tilney!! :D

  2. 8. I never thought of that, but I want to know that, too, now! Good question!:)

    9. Claire Foy would be an excellent Fanny. And you're right, Fanny should have dark hair. (Unless she is played by Eleanor Tomlinson, which I also like the idea of.)
    And it's quite funny to me that you pictured Faramir with dark hair and all that you said about F-named people having dark hair naturally. It was rather amusing;)

    And all the quotes you shared are perfect, of course.

    Loved reading your answers because I am one of your newer followers who didn't know what you would say!:D

    1. 8. Yes, indeed! Wouldn't it be so cool to know, though? I wish we could ask these questions for real.

      9. Thank you! I'm glad you approve of my casting for Fanny. And yippee! You think of Fanny with dark hair, too? *high five* (It seems like quite a few people think Eleanor Tomlinson would make a good Fanny. I've never seen her in anything so I really can't say one way or the other, but I'm sure I could get over the fact of her having blonde hair if she portrayed Fanny's character correctly. An accurate portrayal is the most important thing after all, isn't it?)
      Haha. It actually seems kind of strange to me, too, now that I'm used to how he looks in the movie. But yeah, that was my original opinion. (And actually, Faramir does have dark hair in the book, so I really was right all along. Heehee.)

      Thanks. I'm glad you liked them. :)

      Yay! I'm so happy you enjoyed it. Thank you for your comment, Elanor!! :D

  3. Miss March, I love your answers to all tags! They are so cool and I can just hear you saying the answers.
    That first quote you put there was perect and awesome.
    I loved how you mentioned your "poor nerves."!
    That of picture Darcy and Georgiana just melted my heart.
    I couldn't think of someone to cast so I am pretty jealous that you came up with such perfect picks. I have always thought of Fanny as having dark hair, but my sister's name starts with a F and her hair is lighter...
    All those quotes are lovely!!!

    1. Aww. Thank you, MovieCritic! That's the sweetest!
      Glad you liked it.
      Heehee. Jane Austen has some of the best quotes, though, doesn't she? ;)
      Yes! Fanny definitely has dark hair. :) As to your sister...dear, dear. You're busting my theory wide open. Haha. ;P
      Thank you for a delightful comment, MovieCritic!

  4. LOVE THIS!!! Let's see what kind of comment I have time for:
    -Oh, yes, Mr. Knightley. (Okay, dear Miss March, do not be hurt, but you did forget the E in KnightlEy. I hate to be that person but I *think* in saying that you will not be hurt, because it was an innocent typo but you do not want it in your post considering he's your favourite. :) I LOVE HIM!! He has such perfect sarcastic wit and also he always says to Emma what I want to say to her so I like that.
    -I don't own Jane Austen things either, except "The Making of Pride and Prejudice" which I won in a giveaway. I don't even own any Jane Austen movies! This is what comes of being the only Jane Austen fan in the family, except for one sister who likes Jane Austen, but not like I do.
    -YES, we need a good Mansfield Park! And I approve of your casting! I know what you mean about the dark hair for F-names.

    Love your answers! And I agree with most or all of them; good tastes you have!! :)

    1. OH MY GOODNESS! Did I do THAT? How terribly embarrassing. ;) Thank you so much for pointing that out, dear Rae. I fixed it immediately! Can't have Mr. Knightley's name misspelled on this blog! (To own the truth, though, I'm a horrible speller, and I'm always getting confused over how Mr. Knightley's name is spelled, because I see people spell it without the "e", and then I get confused and can't remember which wasy is the right way. Haha. I think I shall not forget anymore.) YES! I love his sarcastic wit. And oh, definitely. It's always satisfying when a character in a story tells the other character what you want them to hear. :)

      Well, then I shan't be ashamed of my lack of Jane Austen paraphernalia. If Rae, who is undeniably a Jane Austen fan, doesn't even own one of the movies then I guess I'm okay. ;P (That's true. I'm sure if my family wasn't into Jane Austen we probably wouldn't own any of the movies either, because I don't usually buy movies myself.)

      We SO do!! :) I'm glad you approve of the casting. And...haha...glad you can understand about the whole "F" name thing, too. ;)

      Thank you so much, Rae!!! Love your comments! :D

  5. Your answers WERE delightful, Miss March, and I enjoyed reading them!

    2.) Yes, Northanger Abbey is SUCH a fun, lighthearted book! I love all of Mr Tilney's clever, sarcastic comments. I really need to read it again soon. :)

    8.) Ooh, that's such a great question! I wonder what her answer would be?

    9.) Love all those quotes! That first one, though--wow.

    1. Why, thank you, Molly! :D And YES! Mr. Tilney's sarcasm is the best!! I'm glad you enjoyed reading this. Thank you so much for your comment! :)

  6. Sarcasm is my one weakness also, and a huge part of why I love Austen's books.

    I like your question for Jane! I would love to hear the answer to that as well. Especially if she liked the ones I like ;-)

    Not having any Austen swag does NOT make you half a fan. I just put that one in so people could share cool stuff if they have it.

    I completely understand what you mean about the letter F! I have that same kind of metaphorical mind that associates people with numbers, colors with letters, etc.

    Thanks for joining the party!

    1. YES! Sarcasm is the best!

      Haha. Of course. ESPECIALLY if she chooses the ones we like. ;P

      Oh good. I feel much better now. ;) (Heehee. Not that I really felt bad about it, but still, it's good to be assured that I'm a fan. ;))

      It's so funny how our minds work sometimes. I'm glad you can understand. :)

      Oh, you're welcome! Thank you so much for the opportunity!! :D

  7. Okay, so I had to say something about the "F is a dark letter" thing. That was hilarious! Personally, F seems likje kind of a blond letter??? But even though Faramir has lightish hair in the movies, he WAS supposed to have dark hair - black, in fact. So your theory stands to reason! :)

    Your answer to Number 3 made me notice how many Austen heroine names start with E...

    And this is unrelated, but, dude, the 2009 Knightley is not good-looking at all???? What's with that??? Not to mention Wentworth and Colonel Brandon in those movies! Just... WOW. Could they get any uglier??? (hint: I seriously doubt it...)

    Also I adore who you cast as Fanny!!! Perfect!

    1. Nope. It's a dark letter. All the way. Haha. ;P (I know!! And I felt such triumph when I found that out! ;))

      That's true. There really are a lot of E names.

      Ugly?!! Now, Kate. Calm yourself. Mr. Knightley may not be movie-star handsome, but he certainly isn't ugly. (If you saw him in action I'm sure you would agree that he's very good looking, in his own way. ;)) Haha. Oh, dear. Captain Wentworth and Colonel Brandon, too? Which movie versions have you seen with those two gentlemen? I agree, they aren't perhaps the handsomest men in the world, but "handsome is as handsome does," you know. Let's not forget that! Heehee. ;)

      Thank you!

    2. Okay, so it took quite a bit of research but I think I've got it all sorted...

      First, I have to admit that I have not seen any of the three movies I accused of having ugly heroes.

      Secondly, "ugly" may have been too strong a word for the Knightley in the 2009 Emma. Like you said, he's just not drop-dead gorgeous. And I really must agree with you, sometimes when you watch the movie and see them "in action" they seem much more attractive somehow. :) I love the 2005 Pride and Prejudice and I don't think Matthew Macfadyen is *classically* handsome, but once you watch the movie you see how adorable he really is. :)

      I hunted down which version of Persuasion has the ugly Wentworth and it the 1995 version. Like, wow!!! Talk about terrifying! (The 2007 Wentworth, on the other hand, is pretty cute! I need to see these movies! I didn't even know that there was such a recent Persuasion???)

      And, surprise surprise, I also found out that the ugly Colonel Brandon is from the 1995 version of S+S... though the 2008 is NOT much better! I guess that's what you get for marrying such an old guy, though... :) :)

      In the end, though, I think it is terribly obvious that I really MUST watch all the different versions of these movies!!!

    3. Wow, Kate. Pronouncing opinions on movies you've never seen? Tsk, tsk. I'm sure I would never do that. (Haha. Just kidding. I'm actually quite good at it. ;P)

      Totally. Yes, that's exactly what I mean. Glad you agree. :) Good point about Matthew Macfadyen. Personally, I've never really liked him as Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth will always be Mr. Darcy to me) but I love, LOVE his portrayal as Arthur Clennam in Little Dorrit. And yes, you don't have to be *classically* handsome in order to be very good looking. :)

      Haha. I thought it might be that one. And yeah, he definitely isn't how I imagine Captain Wentworth to look. It's actually funny because up until we watched that movie I'd never seen that actor in anything but a "bad role", so it was quite different seeing him as the hero. (You know who that is, don't you? Lord Tarleton from Amazing Grace?)

      And I thought the 1995 Colonel Brandon might be the one you were referring to, too. (Must have been something about that year. Haha.) I will agree with you, both Colonel Brandon's are not quite as "handsome" as I would like them to be either. But then it's not the looks so much as how the character is portrayed, and I think I could easily get over their looks if their characters were a bit more lively (like Mr. Knightley). Still I guess Colonel Brandon isn't really supposed to be the lively type, so there is that, too.

      YES! You really must. Catch up with the times, girl. Hahaha. ;P

    4. I know, I know - I'm terrible like that! :) I guess because I'm so familiar with the books that once I see who they cast as the different characters, I feel like I HAVE seen the movie, in a way???

      ACK!!! I adoooooore him as Darcy (and STILL have not seen the Colin Firth version yet AGHGHGHGHHG!!!! I neeeeed to watch it so I can stop being so uninformed... probably at this point the 2005 version will always be my favorite because I've had so much longer to fall in love with it...) and AGHHHH now I need to see Little Dorritt (which I actually knew he was in but you reminded me... WHY HAVE I NOT SEEN THESE MOVIES WHEN I LOVE THE BOOKS AND PERIOD DRAMA MOVIES????)!!!

      Wait... He's in Amazing Grace??? WHAAAAAA!!! I totally did not recognize him... is he the one who is like "Peeeeeoople???"

      Right?? :) I must have been that year. They just couldn't get it right THAT YEAR. EVERYTHING WAS OFF, MAN. :) :) :)

      Agreed! I just can't seem to like Colonel Brandon. Ugh.

      ERGH I KNOW!!! I'M SORRY!!! I feel like I will always be saying, "Yes, yes, I need to watch that, going to have to watch it very soon..." and then I promptly NEVER WATCH IT. ERGHHHHHH.

    5. Haha. Yeah. I can see how that could happen. :)

      SERIOUSLY, KATE!!! YOU MUST WATCH THE '95 PRIDE AND PREJUDICE! It's SO good! Of course, I would totally understand if the 2005 movie remained your favorite--that makes sense--but still it's good to be informed and all that. ;) And you haven't seen Little Dorrit either? Wow, girl. You have a lot of movie watching to do. (Heehee.)

      Yep! That's him. :D

      That's okay. Really. I do that all the time myself. Make grand plans for watching something and then never actually get around to doing it. Haha. ;P

    6. I know!!! I tried to get it from the library once, but someone else requested it before I even got to watch it and it was snatched from my clutches! UGH! Also, since we were on the topic... whose idea was it for Colin Firth to play Darcy??? SPEAKING OF UGLY... Seriously, he makes the worst Darcy ever. Ew.

      No, I haven't seen Little Dorrit! I really want to though...

      Same here, unfortunately. :( Maybe when I have more time???

    7. Seriously, Kate. You are TOO much. Colin Firth UGLY?!! Where do you get such ideas? He's not ugly at all. :P (And he's THE BEST DARCY EVER! So there. Haha. ;))

    8. I can't help it, I had to jump in when I saw your comment, Kayla.

      YOU THINK COLIN FIRTH IS UGLY?? Whyyyyyyy? I honestly don't understand. I mean, I get that we girls all have different tastes in men, but seriously? You think he's UGLY?

      I could understand if you thought him not very handsome, but I honestly can't understand ugly. :P

      If you don't mind my asking, who are some fictional guys you think ARE handsome? Maybe I could understand your aversion to Darcy better if I know what kind of guys you DO think are handsome. ;)

      Hopefully you don't mind my comment. I'm not trying to make you feel bad or anything. I'm just honestly trying to understand! haha

      PS. Have you seen any videos of Colin Firth as Darcy? Maybe he's one of those actors who seem ugly to you until you actually watch them act.

    9. Eeeeeek, I am so happy that you decided to join in the conversation, Natalie!!! I don't mind at all!! Now we can have a BIG, GIRLY DEBATE about boys!!!! This shall be fun. ;)

      I do. Though I'm not actually sure that I've seen him in any other role than Darcy??? So it could just be the hair/clothes... I think it's evident that I need to look up some pictures of him NOT in costume! :)

      I'm afraid I do find him quite ugly. He seems so bulky and scary and has such bad hair... Ugh!

      Oh, goodness! Loaded question! I'm not very picky??? So I think most fictional guys are gorgeous. Some examples... Luke Evans (Gaston in the new live-action Beauty and the Beast and Bard in the Hobbit trilogy), Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn, the dude who plays Faramir, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner (NOT as Legolas!!!!), Chris Evans as Captain America, the Hemsworyh brothers (Thor and Gale from the Hunger Games trilogy), and Matthew Macfadyen as Darcy. To name a few... :)

      I have, actually! Just recently I watched a mashup of the different versions and got to see him in action for the first time! It didn't help. Even his voice is scary!!!! But maybe if I watched the whole thing....?????

    10. @Miss March: sorry!!! I know SO MANY girls who thinks he's gorgeous and I just don't get it!!! Maybe if I watch the movie...??????

      No, no! Matthew Macfadyen is the best Darcy!!! :)

    11. Yes. I think the only solution is for you to watch the WHOLE movie. Then perhaps you will come to a right way of thinking. Heehee. ;P

      MATTHEW MACFADYEN THE BEST DARCY? Oh my goodness, girl. No, no, no, no, no. Absolutely, positively, NOT. *collapses in a faint* How we are still friends?? Haha. :)

    12. Oh, dear! *revives Miss March with tea and cake* I'm sorry! I don't know how we've managed not to murder each other yet, what with our vastly differing opinions on Darcys. ;)

    13. Tea and cake? Yum, yum!! That certainly did the trick. ;D

      Oh, but I knoooow! We must have enormously good self-control. Or something. HAHAHA. :D

    14. Sorry it's taken me so long to reply to this!

      Haha, glad you don't mind. :D

      Hmm, I would definitely understand if the clothes and hair is too much. Have you looked up any photos of him in normal clothing?

      Bad hair? Scary??.......I...I don't know what to say.

      Hm. We actually have very similar tastes in guys. I totally agree that all the guys you mentioned are really handsome especially Captain America, Aragorn, the Hemsworth brothers, and Matthew MacFayden. Although, I prefer him in Little Dorrit over P&P '05. ;)

      REALLY? Wow. I don't know what to say then. "It seems a hopeless business", to quote Mr. Bennet (in the 1995 version). ;)

    15. No problem!

      I did look him up in normal clothes. It didn't help. Also I didn't realize he was so much older now! I mean, it makes sense, but still. I was surprised.

      Just wondering: do you still find him attractive even as an older man? Or was it only when he was youngish?

      The only picture of him that I found reasonably decent looking was one where he had a beard. :)

      Yay!! We can agree on some things, then! ;)

      Oh, dear. It would seem so! :) I'll still watch the 1995 version and who knows? Maybe I will have a radical change of heart??

    16. You're all making me chuckle. While I'm not the hugest Colin Firth fan, I do find him attractive, both in P&P and now. But I tend to think most guy's don't start to look reeeeeeeeally good until they're about 40 -- there are a few exceptions, but even when I was in my teens in the '90s, I was swooning over Harrison Ford and Val Kilmer while my friends were drooling about Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. Both of whom I started to find attractive a few years later, when they had aged up a bit.

      To each her own, eh?

    17. :D Not to be rude AT ALL because I have no clue how old you are, but do you think that it is because you are older or did you ALWAYS prefer older men?

      Right. I still find Johnny Depp and Gerard Butler attractive even though they are older now... but I don't usually find older guys attractive. Some women do, though! I know people who find Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt and even George Clooney attractive NOW, which is super weird for me! :)

    18. I'm 36 :-) Not rude at all -- if I didn't want you to know about how old I am, I wouldn't have said I was in my teens in the '90s!

      I have pretty much always preferred guys in their 30s and 40s. There are a few guys I have found very attractive in their 20s (my husband, Heath Ledger, Chris O'Donnell, Diego Luna, Armie Hammer, Chris Hemsworth), but all of them have improved vastly as they age, and continue to do so (except dear, departed Heath).

      I've never been a big Clooney fan, but I definitely think Pitt and Cruise are more attractive now than they were in the '80s.

    19. @Kayla
      Mmm, I think he's still handsome for an older man, but I definitely think him more attractive when he was young like in P&P.

      I hope you enjoy the '95 version when you watch it--even if you never have a change of heart about Darcy. ;)

    20. @Hamlette Ah, okay! Right! ;) I just didn't want to sound like I was saying, "You probably think he's good-looking because you're as old as he is!"

      How interesting! I've only ever found a few men good-looking even as they got older...

      EW. :D Don't get me started on Pitt and Cruise...!!

    21. @Natalie

      Okay, good!!!

      Me too!! Miss March adores it so much - I REAAALYY want to like it for her sake! :D

    22. Aww, Kate. You want to like it for my sake? YOU'RE SWEET. *hugs* No worries if you don't like it though. I'll completely understand if it isn't your cup of tea. It's not for everyone. :)

    23. I do, though! It would give us something to flail about together! :D

    24. Indeed it would!! And that would be so much fun! :D

  8. Aww, you grew up on P&P '95? I'm not sure I knew that. So sweet. :)

    "Sarcasm is my one weakness." :D

    Haha. Mr. Knightley is probably Jane's most popular hero, I think. :) Who DOESN'T love him???

    *gasp* Your question for Jane is something *I* want to know, too!!

    I picture Edmund a little like Dan Stevens, too!! And Claire Foy as Fanny would be PERFECT. Love your choices. :)

    Heehee. "F" has never struck me as a "dark letter", but if that's how your mind works, that's cool. :P (No, seriously, I do understand how certain letters or numbers can have color associations and the like. :))

    I love your quotes and hahaha, I relate very much to the second one! Eek.

    Awww, I hope very much that I can say that of you and your husband one day. I'm sure I will be able to . ;)

    1. Yes! Very much so. I have no idea how many times I've watched that movie over the course of my life, but however many, it's definitely A LOT! :)


      I know right? He's such a wonderful character!

      Wouldn't that be cool though?

      Thank you! :)

      Cool, maybe. Silly, probably. Cool + Silly = My brain. Hahaha. ;P

      Oh! me, too. All those SHORT letters we're always sending each other. Mwahaha. ;P

      Awwwww. <3

  9. I really like that casting for Mansfield Park! I completely agree, that's the book suffering most for a truly good adaptation. And that's a clever idea for a question to ask Jane, too!

    1. Yes, yes, yes! I do wish someone would make a REALLY good adaption of Mansfield Park sometime. It would be SUCH a good movie if they did it right.

      Thank you! And thanks for your comment, Elisabeth! It was so nice to hear from you! :)

  10. No. Fanny Price is blonde.

    *folds arms adamantly*

    Heehee, just kidding. I don't really mind if you imagine her as dark-haired, certainly! To me, she'll always be blonde; but that's a personal thing.

    1. Oh, Jessica. How can you say that? She so obviously has dark hair. How can they're even be two opinions on the subject?

      Hahaha. I'm kidding, too, of course. I suppose a blonde Fanny is a remote possibility. ;)

      Do you know, does it ever actually say in the book what color hair she has? I wonder that Jane Austen could have left out such an important detail. ;P

    2. Oops. I mean "there" not "they're". :P

  11. You aren't alone! Picking a favorite heroine is truly a difficult task; there is so much to take into account. (and Henry Tilney and the word nice...xD)

    Characters with names starting with the letter "F" bring about images of dark people? Apparently I will be having to test this now!! ;)

    I would love to hear Jane Austen's opinions on the movies, what a fun thing to imagine asking her!

    1. Hello Skyeler!! :)

      Yes, indeed. SO much to take into account. It's pretty nearly an impossible decision, I'd say. :P (You got the reference!! Yippee! I was hoping someone would catch that. ;))

      Haha. ;)

      Yes. Wouldn't that just be really cool to know? :)

      Thank you so much for your comment!

    2. Yes! I love the humor of Henry. ;) In high school, my friends and I all had different Jane Austen shirts that we got while doing our study together, and one of the girls had a shirt that said something along the lines of "Henry Tilney thinks I'm /nice/" and I kind of liked the subtle sarcasm there that I thought he would aprove of. xD

    3. Oh! Me, too! He's so much fun! ;) Hahaha. That's hilarious!! And good point. Though Henry argues that "nice" is used too flippantly, I'm sure he could not help but approve of the subtle sarcasm of that remark. Haha. That's perfect. :)