Argh, one of my best friends refuses to accept that Austen is more than just “18th century romance novels”. He even went as far as to say that she’s the Regency era’s Stephenie Meyer. Help me win this argument, please? Asked by: thegirlwhodidntmakesense theotherausten: 1. OMG GET A NEW BEST FRIEND or TAKE THIS BITCH TO SCHOOL 2. Tell him to at least read a Jane Austen novel. Then tell him to...
ravengoodwoman: “I’d say it’s a universal truth that people are fucking stupid and don’t understand irony.” I just love theotherausten, m’kay? girrrls there’s more than enough to go around! seriously i just ate like 6 cupcakes today so there’s more than usual now let’s go to bed i’ll read you all sermons
aforeverwithin asked: "I’d say it’s a universal truth that people are fucking stupid and don’t understand irony." - THIS! OMG, I mean the whole response, really, is the cat's pajamas, but this sentence made me just fall off my chair from the sheer force of its awesomeness. I believe you do other Austenites, and indeed Jane herself, quite the credit :)
cardinalheart asked: Can I jump on this love wagon? I was totes gonna reblog that beautiful response, but alas tumblr thwarted me (I'll just copypasta, whatevs). ♥♥♥
crystagenesis asked: YES WE SHALL SHIPCOURT TOGETHER FOREVER AND EVER!!
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favourandgrace asked: Oh my goodness. Your points about Jane Austen/Stephenie Meyer. Yes, yes, and yes. I've read all of Austen's novels and the entire Twilight series (well, I was 16 at the time...) and I completely agree with you. Oh my gosh.
horcelain asked: Um, in response to your answer to the Meyer/Austen ask...will you marry me? On a slightly unrelated note, doesn't it piss you off when people lump Austen and all of the Brontes together? I love them all and it angers me a lot because it's so reductive. I kind of answered my own question but mostly I want us to get married.
thegirlwhodidntmakesense asked: Argh, one of my best friends refuses to accept that Austen is more than just "18th century romance novels". He even went as far as to say that she's the Regency era's Stephenie Meyer. Help me win this argument, please?
Ten Question on Jane Austen →
This Guardian article explores: Who marries a man younger than herself? Who says: ‘I hate money’? What is Mrs Bennet’s Christian name? Why is Mr Perry getting a carriage? Who is wearing mourning? Where does Wickham have a tryst with Georgiana Darcy? Who marries for sex? What does Captain Benwick say in Persuasion? Who has the shortest successful courtship? Which...
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screamingdustspecks asked: I've just finished watching the 1995 Sense and Sensibility, and I was wondering if you also found it weird how for the last 20 minutes or so Mr Palmer went from being totally useless to comforting Elinor, carrying Marianne, offering to stay and help, etc. (Mostly I just wanted an excuse to say hi and that I love your blog!)