rosa_cotton: (dori + tea)
I just stumbled over this cool blog post about Disney and Jane Austen: Wait, There's Some Disney in My Jane Austen. Had to share!!
rosa_cotton: (wonderstruck)
fggoirut0hnhnbt50gbgkn fgj!!! So apparently a Northanger Abbey webseries is on the way. Yahoo!! Can't wait. *dances about happily*

...Now, is it possible Charles Dickens will be adapted soon?
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As 2014 draws to a close, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! *throws confetti* Have fun, and be safe tonight!

End of the Year Meme

Your main fandom of the year? The Hobbit/LOTR, Peter Pan, Jane Austen
Your favorite film watched this year? At the movies: Maleficent. (Will see the last Hobbit in the new year!) Home: Aladdin and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey EE.
Your favorite book read this year? The Public Library: A Photographic Essay by Robert Dawson, Peter and the Sword of Mercy by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson , Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.
Your favorite album or song to listen to this year? Album: Classical Praise, Cinderella: Frozen in Time, Disney’s Aladdin. Song: "Once Upon a Dream” (Lana Del Rey), “For the First Time in Forever (Reprise),” “I Can Hear the Bells.”
Your favorite TV show of the year? NCIS: New Orleans, NCIS: LA, NCIS, MythBusters.
Your favorite community of the year? LBDCareCenter.
Your best new fandom discovery of the year? Web series New Adventures of Peter + Wendy, From Mansfield with Love, Welcome to Sanditon, and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year? Missed new season of Inspector Lewis! *sob*
Your TV boyfriend of the year? No one.
Your TV girlfriend of the year? *blinks* Er, same as above.
Your biggest squee moment of the year? Two moments: Jane/Bing Lee’s kiss (finally) at the end of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. And Ed and Frankie under the mistletoe – mansfeels galore – on From Mansfield with Love.
The most missed of your old fandoms? Chronicles of Narnia.
The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to? Green Gables Fables.
Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year? The next book in Wide-Awake Princess series, Pixar’s Inside Out, and The Misselthwaite Archives (web series adaptation of The Secret Garden).
rosa_cotton: (Shieldmaiden)
*Can't believe I've worked at camp for 10 years. It does not seem that long, nor did I ever imagine I'd be allowed to do so. It has been a gift.

*Was introduced to Spotify this summer. Pretty cool.

*Was also introduced to "Duck Dynasty." Now that is an odd, funny show.

*Recently saw "The Incredibles" for the first time in years. I'd forgotten how awesome a movie it is: plot, characters, music, animation, issues/lessons. One of Pixar's best. Have been searching for fanfiction.

*Have gotten into the cooking show "Chopped" for some reason.

*"Carousel" was on TV recently. Forgot how long the dance sequences were. Still love the music and acting.

*Am definitely turning into a figure skating fan. Can't wait for the season to start, and see all the new programs. While waiting, I've been eating up the very informative The Skating Lesson podcasts.

*A lot of my summer reading centered on Jane Austen. I didn't read any of her books, but books about her. "Jane Austen for Dummies" was a favorite; I really liked learning the context in which her writing took place. I learned a lot about the times, events, customs and issues, which I think will shed more light on her writings when I reread her books. I am currently working through the Jane Austen Mystery series which are proving to be quite the delight.

*Way back in the 1990s, Olympic Gold Medalist Dorothy Hamill starred in an ice show, "Cinderella...Frozen in Time." I have it on a very old VHS and used to watch a lot when I was little. To my surprise I discovered the music for the show was available on CD and was able to get a copy. The music is so lovely. It was one of my favorite things about the show.

*Dear little Ori! He can be so sweet and polite. I think I will have change my ranking of the dwarves!

*Fanfiction recs:
No Living Man (LotR)
Jack Jack vs Edna Mode (Incredibles)
Green Tea Monsters (Incredibles)
rosa_cotton: (R/C)
Forgot I hadn't finished this!!

25. Favorite family connection (i.e. sister-sister, mother-daughter, brother-sister, etc.)
P&P -- Jane and Elizabeth. They are very close and in each other's confidence.
NA -- Elinor and Henry. They have a sweet sibling relationship.

26. Favorite casting cameo from the films.
Hugh Laurie as Mr. Palmer in S&S 1995. His performance is funny and surprisingly moving.

27. Favorite quote from the films.
S&S 1995 -- "And I believe I know what key you will sing in. "F" major," Sir John Middleton

28. Favorite moment from the films.
P&P 1995 -- Mrs. Bennet freaking out about Bingley arriving to propose and Jane isn't yet dressed. I burst out laughing every single time it goes from Mrs. Bennet running, calling for Hill to Bingley and the ladies silently sitting in the parlor.

29. Favorite character back story or secret.
Colonel Brandon's sad past always makes my heart go out to him. *sniff*

30. Character you most relate to.
I see a lot of myself in Elinor Dashwood and Fanny Price.
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20. Moment that made you mad while reading.
P&P -- Darcy revealing he separated Bingley and Jane.
NA-- Catherine being thrown out of the abbey by General Tilney.

Read more... )
rosa_cotton: (once again she is his)
19. Moment that made you laugh while reading.

P&P -- Mr. Collins' proposal to Elizabeth. Hysterical.
rosa_cotton: (fear and assurence)
18. Moment that made you smile/happy while reading.

MP -- Edmund telling Fanny how he broke things off with Mary. No, the scene itself is not happy, 'cause Edmund is pained over discovering Mary's true colors, but he is finally free and his own man again, and he did the right thing.
rosa_cotton: (black and white)
17. Moment that made you sad/cry while reading.

S&S -- Elinor thinking Edward and Lucy Steele were married.

MP -- Tom almost dying.

P&P -- Jane not expecting Bingley to return to Netherfield.
rosa_cotton: (R/C)
16. Least favorite film adaptation.

P&P 2003 -- a loose modern-day version of which I don't remember much except for disliking it.

P&P 2005 -- while visually and musically stunning with a couple standout performances, this version really disappoints me with its characterizations and plot changes.

S&S 1981 -- only saw it once and found it very boring.

NA 1987 -- an adaptation featuring weird 'rock' music, queer gothic fantasies, and some wooden performances. Reason for sticking out in my mind: the only Jane Austen adaptation which tries to insert the classic "love at first sight" moment with Henry and Catherine staring at each other when they first meet while Mrs. Allen rambles on about her dress.
rosa_cotton: (close yet far)
15. Favorite love confession from the films.

Bingley/Jane (P&P 2005)

"Yes. A thousand times times, yes!"

Edmund/Fanny (MP 2007)

"I love you. I was blind. Forgive me."

Edward/Elinor (S&S 2008)

"Can you forgive me? Can you love me? Will you marry me?"

Edward/Elinor (S&S 1995)

"My heart is, and always will be, yours."

Henry/Catherine (NA 2007)

"Will you marry me, Catherine?"
"Yes! Yes I will! Yes!"
rosa_cotton: (Happy)
13. Least favorite Austen man.

Hero: Mr. Darcy

Anti-hero: Henry Crawford

14. Favorite love confession from the books.
Mr. Knightley's declaration in Emma. ...I know, makes complete sense considering I'm not a fan of the book or of Emma. One of those unexplainable mysteries.
rosa_cotton: (Double)
12. Least favorite Austen heroine.

Emma Woodhouse

rosa_cotton: (once again she is his)
11. Least favorite book.

Changes depending on my frame of mind or mood; either Emma or Pride and Prejudice.
rosa_cotton: (close yet far)
10. Most frustrating family member.

Aunt Norris

rosa_cotton: (close yet far)
9. Most hated foe of a heroine.

Lucy Steele

She is horrible, torturing Elinor with her engagement to Edward, and later dumping him for Robert. And she knows exactly what pain she is inflicting.

A close second is Mary Crawford (at least she doesn't know of Fanny's love for Edmund).
rosa_cotton: (close yet far)
8. Least favorite couple.

Please don't hate me....!

Mr. Darcy/Elizabeth

I am sorry, but this couple frustrates me so much. In both the book and various film adaptations I am less interested in them and instead find myself caring more about P&P's "second couple" Bingley and Jane. *ducks for cover*
rosa_cotton: (R/C)
7. Favorite Austen couple.



Both couples are under-appreciated in my opinion.

Honorable mention: Henry/Catherine
rosa_cotton: (close yet far)
Sorry, fell behind!

3. Favorite Austen book.
That would have to be a tie. (Hmm, starting to see a pattern...)

Mansfield Park (love the story and characters) and Sense and Sensibility (my introduction to Jane Austen).

4. Favorite quote from the books.
"Fanny must have a horse" -- Mansfield Park

This is one of my big love-Edmund! moments. And I personally find this whole argument in the 1983 miniseries both touching and hilarious as Aunt Norris protests against such a notion and Edmund states over and over "Fanny must have a horse." *huge grin*

5. Favorite moment in the books.
Henry Tilney coming after Catherine at the end of Northanger Abbey. Elinor discovering Edward is not married in Sense and Sensibility.

6. Favorite movie adaptation.
Impossible to pick just one or two! In no particular order:

1983 MP -- It is stagey compared to the adaptations that came after it, but the miniseries is very faithful to the book, has a wonderful cast (Edmund, Fanny, Aunt Norris, Mr. Rushworth among the standouts), and I adore all the Edmund/Fanny moments.

1995 P&P -- It is a classic.

1940 P&P -- Yes, it is a loose adaptation of the book, yet it is the P&P film I get the least annoyed by. The whole cast is good. The screwball comedy is a hoot. And Bingley and Jane are just so sweet!

1995 S&S -- This was the first adaptation of any of Jane Austen's works that I ever saw, and it remains one of my favorites. Everything -- cast, music, script, direction, etc. -- just comes together so wonderfully. Patrick Doyle's score is enchanting. And Alan Rickman IS Colonial Brandon. Period.
rosa_cotton: (black and white)
2. Favorite Austen man

Again, a tie. :D

Henry Tilney

He is hilarious, kind, steady head on his shoulders, and a bookworm. Different from Austen's other gentlemen.

Edmund Bertram

Yes, I want to knock him upside the head at times. But at the end of the day (or book or film) I can't help but heart him. He seems to me to be the most human of Austen's heroes.


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