Tuesday, October 7, 2014

You need people of Intelligence on this sort of Janeite...Tag...Thing

...since I am feeling particularly uncreative today, and dear Evie tagged me quite some time ago, here is an almost unheard-of event. Catherine is doing a tag.
Sorry about the weird highlighting; it does that when I paste stuff. :\
~~Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
Check! Thank you, Miss--er, Mrs. Brandon. Be sure to check out her lovely blog. 

~~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.
Skipping the last two steps because I am lazy...
Fun fact: I have stayed up all night several times sewing Regency gowns, usually while watching some JA adaptation.
I was introduced to Jane by...wait for it...wait for it...
The 2005 Fake P&P. 

Not by watching it of course; Mum got it through Netflix for whatever reason and was watching it with Dad. I was curious about it and was told that the book was on her Kindle. So I read it.
...and this was pretty much my reaction.

~~How many JA books do you own?

I own a 'master copy' (leatherbound, Barnes and Noble--Christmas gift) of seven of her novels (the big six +Lady Susan), which I adore, and I have at least one paperback copy of all her six big novels (I have an extra Persuasion if anyone wants one). I have an additional copy of Persuasion (I've got enough to stock a small bookclub, apparently) and P&P in hardback. I pick them up at Goodwill whenever I can. Mery gave me The Novels of Jane Austen in One Sitting, and I have a teeny decorative version of P&P on a necklace. 
I'm not obsessed at all.

~What Austen character do you think you're most like?

I've taken different tests and come up with everything from Elinor to Elizabeth to Mary Bennet. In social situations I feel like Darcy--a bit snobby and even more awkward. It didn't say 'heroine,' just character!

~Have you read the Juvenilia?

Quite a bit. Not all, though. I love her plays!

~Favorite movie/TV adaptation of an Austen novel?

I'm a member. 
I also love S&S '95, Emma '09 and NA '07 (though we skip a few bits in that one).

What is your favourite Jane Austen minor couple?
Erm...Jane and Bingley.Would you rather spend a weekend with Mr Wickham or Mr Willoughby ?
Spend a weekend with? I assume in company. Erm, Willoughby. He seems to be the more entertaining one. 

You've been invited to a ball; what is your first reaction? 

EEEEEEK! and second, "I seriously need my dress trimmed out afresh."
If you could choose a Jane Austen home to live in what would you choose? Netherfield? Pemberley?
Certainly Pemberley. 
Brandon or Ferrars?
Brandon--he's so patient and honest, without being overbearing. I love Edward, but shame on him for deceiving Elinor, however accidental it might have been.Knightley or Captain Wentworth?
How dare you? Knightley, indeed! Mr. Knightley is wonderful and all others 'cept Percy pale before him.
Well, that was fun! Feel free to consider yourselves tagged, or go on with your day. Hopefully there will be something longer tomorrow. :)


April Dunlap said...

Gahhhhhh! NOT the Mr. Collins wave!!!(Runs screaming from the screen. . . )

Miss Brandon said...

You did it! By George I think you did it! (have you seen My Fair Lady?.. if not that comment would not make sense at all..)


Thank you for that lovely introduction my dear Catie Mrs Brandon here, I need to explain to people that my favourite Jane Austen hero is Colonel Brandon thus the Brandon :D he he he!

:OOO wow! Oh phew I thought you had just watched the movie and I was like.. umm.. Catie dear have you read the book?

Oh how simply splendid! That's so great! If you are willing to post the Persuasion to Australia you have a willing participant!

Heeheee I'm an Elizabeth Bennet with Elinor's reservedness but Marianne when you get to know me. Romantic Fantasies and Music and all that Jazz.

Hahah I would be like that then "is my viola ok?" cause I would be playing.

Pemberley also! :D

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY another fan of my dear coughfictionalhusbandbrandondearcoughcough

Totally agree there! :D

And thus endeth this extremely long comment..

Toodle Pip!
Yours and etc
Mrs Brandon (Evie)