Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Promised Answers Post

Hello, everyone!  I am here, right on schedule (applause please!) to answer all the questions my lovely followers have asked.

~Favorite actor and actress? favorite actor/actress sort of switches depending on what movies I've watched recently. :P  However, Colin Firth has been a favorite of mine for awhile, so I guess we'll go with him.  I think my favorite actress (assuming we're talking TV/movies here; if we include musicals, that complicates things :D) would be...Romola Garai, maybe? 
 (And please, everybody, keep in mind that I'm talking more about the characters these people play than the people themselves.  I don't really know much about actors' private lives, as a general rule. :P) 
(Random picture of Mr Darcy smiling.  Heehee.)

Joanna asked...
~Do you like The Fiddler on the Roof? Would you consider it a classic?
Actually, I have never listened to or watched it, haha.  Most of the people I know who have watched it do like it, though, so I guess it could probably be considered a classic?  I don't know. ;)

Naomi Bennet asked...
~Do you have siblings?
 Yes, I do!  I'm the eldest of seven, total.

~Do you share a room with one of them?
 Again, yes--my sister.

~What's the desktop picture of your laptop currently?
Michael Ball as Marius in the 10th Anniversary Concert of Les Mis. 

~Have you read Rilla of Ingleside? What are your opinions?
I love Rilla of Ingleside!  It might be my favorite of all the Anne books--no, wait, I prefer Anne of the Island. :P  Philippa Gordon is amazing...but I digress.  I actually wrote a review of it last year.  If you want the shorter version: it's amazing.  The end.

Eva asked...
~What are some TV shows you've watched recently and what do you think of them?
Well, I watched four episodes of Sherlock last year; is that recent enough?  I liked it very much and I hope to watch some more sometime in the future.  Ummm, I watched a bit of Road to Avonlea a few months ago.  It was charming (like country manners *bright smile*), and I loved picking out the different L. M. Montgomery references.  The very latest TV show I watched was Doctor Who; I started watching it last month and liked it, but ended up just forgetting about it, haha.

~What's your favorite Calvin and Hobbes joke?
Probably this one:

~Which literary character do you think you're the most like?
I can't pick!  Um, I guess a mixture of Catherine Morland from Northanger Abbey and Tacy from Betsy-Tacy

~What was the last book/movie/fandom thing that made you cry? Made you laugh?
Made me laugh: The Lake Scene from P&P95.  "Are you SURE your sisters are well?  Really, really sure?"
Made me cry: when Betsy isn't chosen for the Essay Contest in Betsy Was a Junior.

 ~What's your go-to snack?
Chocolate. :D

~Have you ever worn a really fancy hat? Fancy gloves?
Yes!  I own fancy gloves, but I don't think I've ever worn them anywhere.  A fancy hat, on the other hand...I wore a Fun Fancy Hat when I attended a performance of My Fair Lady live.  It was amazing.

~Who's your favorite author? Least favorite author?
Favorite author: Jane Austen, who else?
Least favorite author: Ummm...Veronica Roth, maybe? :P 

~What's your current favorite book? Favorite movie? Favorite musical?
Favorite book: Jane Austen books. :D  And the Betsy-Tacy series. 
Favorite movie: Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Favorite musical: Can anyone guess this one? :P

~Is there any question you wished someone had asked, but didn't? (feel free to answer it yourself, of course ;))
 Hmmm...actually, no.  That's kind of weird--usually I can think of a number of questions I'd like to be asked at any given time, but now now.  Huh.

Monica asked...
~Have you ever been to any national parks, like Yosemite or Yellowstone?
Nope!  I would like to visit one sometime, but as yet I have not.

Miss Elliot asked:
~Favorite book so far this month? (Awkwardly worded. Heh.)

It's a tie between Betsy's Wedding, Betsy Was a Junior, Northanger Abbey, Emma, and Pride and Prejudice.  Haha.

~Number of siblings?
Six!  Two sisters and four brothers.

~Character in a period drama you look like the most?
...I actually have no idea.  I can't think of a single one who looks like me.  If you want book characters, that's another story, but...I literally can't think of anyone. :P

~Favorite (at the moment, at least ;-)) costume in a period drama?
Oooooh!  Um, um...too many amazing dresses!!  Okay, I think my two favorites are Maria Lucas's Netherfield Ball dress (seen here--she's on the left) and Emma's Highbury Market dress (here).

~Favorite breakfast food?
Cold cereal of almost any kind, and egg sandwiches.  Not together, of course.

~Favorite movie made prior to 1950?
Les Misérables (1934).  It's black and white, in French, and almost five hours long, and it is SO AWESOME.  I absolutely adore it (and am still meaning to write a review of it :P).

~Gush about The Scarlet Pimpernel for a minute. Heehee. Or, if it MUST be a question, Favorite things about The Scarlet Pimpernel?
Bwahaha, what a delightful question! :D  I love his heroism, his adventurousness, his all-around epicness, his love of his wife, his willingness to sacrifice himself...and of course, Anthony Andrews.  Hehe. 

~Have you seen the BBC Sherlock? If so, what is thy royal opinion on it?
I have, indeed!  See my answer to Eva's question above for more information; I muchly enjoy it on the rare times I get to watch it. ;)

Elizabethany asked:
~Marius or Enjolras?
ENJOLRAS FOREVERRRRR.  Marius is okay, but...he doesn't compare. :P 

~Weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
Hmmm...a catfish sandwich, maybe?  I'm really not that adventurous about eating.

~First period drama you ever watched?
Um...goodness, I don't even know!  The Music Man, maybe.

~Favourite Bible verse?
Psalm 46:1-2 is my go-to answer, but there are so many verses I love now that I really can't answer that. :D

~Dream job? 
A librarian or an editor.

Evie Brandon asked:
~Sherlock or Doctor Who?
Sherlock, I think. Haha.

~Cumberbatch or Freeman?
Ahm...Benedict Cumberbatch. :D

Thanks again to everyone who commented for their submissions!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Small Reminder...

Hello, everyone!  Just popping in to announce to everyone that today was the deadline for asking me questions!  The Big, Glorious Post (to borrow an expression from Maria Elisabeth) where I answer everybody's questions ought to be up by the end of next week--thank you to everyone who commented. :)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Janeite Tag!

I am making a Tag.  More specifically, a Jane-Austen-themed tag.  It's been on my mind for awhile, time like the present! ;)  Here's how it works.

~Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
~Tell how you were introduced to Jane Austen and share one fun fact about your Janeite life (this fun fact can be anywhere from "I stayed up all night reading Emma," to "I visited Chawton and met Anna Chancellor.").
~Answer the tagger's questions.
~Write seven questions of your own.
~Tag as few as one or as many as seven other Janeites and let them know you've tagged them.

To kick this off...
I was introduced to Jane Austen when I was thirteen and Out Of Books To Read (this is sort of my chronic state :P).  I asked my mother if she had any recommendations, especially classics, and she suggested that I read Emma.  I'll confess, I thought it dry as a bone at first, but I soldiered on through Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, and before long I was hooked.  I've never looked back. ;)
My Janeite life fun fact: I dressed up as Emma Woodhouse for a costume party last Halloween.
 My questions:
~Do you have a favorite Austen couple?  If so, what do you think their married life would be like?
~Who is your favorite minor character, in any of Miss Austen's books?
~List 3-7 of your favorite Austen quotes.
~How many JA books do you own?
~What Austen character do you think you're most like?
~Have you read the Juvenilia?
~Favorite movie/TV adaptation of an Austen novel?

My nominees:
~Miss Elliot 
~Evie Brandon
~Naomi Bennet 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

In Which I Steal An Idea From Numerous Other Bloggers

As seems to be my permanent state nowadays, I can't think of anything to post.  So, I'm going to copy everyone else--this is the Ask Me Anything Post.  If you are curious about me/my opinion on something, now is the time to ask it!  I reserve the right to not answer any questions I deem uncomfortable or too personal, &c., &c., but other than that anything goes.  The comment box opens now and stays open for two weeks (till the 20th).  So--here goes!