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“I don't know, I feel it is a conscious effort with Mr. Darcy. I feel as if he wouldn't have been as drawn to Elizabeth's honesty and forthrightness if he wasn't presenting himself in a contrived and restrained way. That's more my emotional intuition, though, than any kind of true analysis. I never studied the book formally. What are you working on now if I can ask?”
-- Anonymous

Ok I can see that. Working on for that class or in general?

“It is amazing. I like cats better than people, too. I wanted to comment more about Mr. Darcy before - no space! Do you think he consciously disguises his awkwardness as aloofness, or is it a consequence of his true character? I've always been drawn to adaptations that explore the social awkwardness issue. I relate so much more to the film adaptation in 2005 with Keira Knightly for that reason. It's like my favorite movie ever. I don't relate to Elizabeth, but Darcy.”
-- Anonymous

Hmm I think it’s inadvertent and something he can get away with because his social status is such that no one would dare question his attitude. Your thoughts?? But yess I love the 2005 adaptation, although I have some problems with Wright’s design because it is all over the place and it can feel uncomfortable. I would really prefer a very set Regency p+p without the straying into the Romantic like the 2005 because I don’t think it fits with the novel. 

“Still, I feel compelled to explain. I studied zoology and psychology, and I'm interning now to be a big cat keeper. I almost failed the required chemistry and physics courses and only barely skated through. So ... I'm not a science person. I'm a fraud really. My degree is a very expensive ticket to working every day with tigers. Cheers to your fam though”
-- Anonymous

You don’t need to explain anything!! Like seriously and I’m sorry you thought I was being sarcastic aghh I hope I didn’t offend you?? That was not my intention. but omg tigERS. cats and big cats are the best that sounds so wonderful

“Do you mean that as sarcasm? This is why I like anon I guess”
-- Anonymous

noooOO. Absolutely not sarcastic. Both my parents have PhDs in scientific fields, my sister just graduated magna cum laude with a BS, a number of my non-immediate fam has some relationship to science. It’s seriously respectable just not something I’m particularly drawn towards

“I have graduated, but actually, I have degrees in science. I took another career path, but -Sorting Hat voice- I would've done well in English. I just didn't know what I would do with it. I don't really regret it, I'm looking at an amazing career and doing what I love, but I love literature too. It's like a hole in my life now. Two passions, and only one is being realized.”
-- Anonymous

oh wow. science. I can respect that.

“I don't know, I'm really shy! I don't have much writing online. I miss studying Shakespeare at university, though, and especially writing papers. Do you interpret Mr. Darcy as socially awkward? P.S. Saw your tags, let me know if you make out with a few more girls and change your mind, yeah?”
-- Anonymous

Ok ok! I won’t push it…sooo does that mean you have graduated? Were you an English major by chance? And I do indeed read Darcy as awkward in a way that comes across as aloof and supercilious 

“I doubt it love, I have like no followers, but I will check. Surprise! nope. I'm sorry, I was talking about the writing sample you posted, like literally a picture of your essay where you were discussing Tom's curls and how he would make a good Darcy and your (amazing?) professor said "good". It's very similar to my writing style, but I never wrote about who should take on what roles. That's what I meant.”
-- Anonymous

If you come off anon I will totally follow you…ahhhh ok omg I’m laughing yeah that would be from my pride and prejudice film proposal that really did happen goodness gracious. tbh I thought you were talking about my “legit” blog where I mostly post performance reviews and I was just confused ah nvm. Also I would seriously be interested to read your writing so if you want to like share that would be cool yeaa

“Well fair warning you should probably tell me if you're straight before I start breaking out awkward comments about your prettiness etc etc. To be upfront I creeped your blog a little ... your writing is just like mine. It's a bit scary really. I never wrote about stage performers though, just the plays”
-- Anonymous

Wait…what writing are we talking about?? Oh gosh I get excited when writing about Shakespeare. Also do you follow me do I follow you are we mutuals?

“Anytime a girl posts something about Shakespeare on my dash I'm always like BUT IS SHE STRAIGHT?? If you're not straight, can I flirt with you? And if you are, can we be platonic friends? I have no one to talk about Shakespeare with ..”
-- Anonymous


“kat i have to write a 4 thousand word essay on the importance of the printing press god hel p me”
-- phoenixsausage

actually that could be really interesting!! omg like you can talk about literacy rates!! and approaches to education!! ooh and then early modern drama!! and the differences between quarto and folio texts!! (unless it’s just a cut and dry history paper which i don’t believe in anyway so we will ignore that)

-- serannwrap

i mean it depends on what you what out this situation??? if you want more where that came from then message him back girlie. but if it was a disappointing experience or you aren’t sure if he’s looking for a hookup buddy or a relationship or you just don’t want any of that shit, then don’t message back or message back but be brisk and aloof so he loses interest 

“anti-folk is all you need in life tbh”
-- serannwrap

my motto

“You didn't like it? How sad. I quite enjoyed OLLA but I can see why some wouldn't. It's okay.”
-- yourmatchmyfire

yeah okay i think i will post my review so yall understand what my main complaints are

“you didn't like olla??”
-- phoenixsausage

no :((( i was so disappointed tbh, ahh fuck it i might post my review to it today (i mean it’s written and shit i just thought i might wait until the us release date so i seem a bit legit you know). it is quite inflammatory tbh. i just. the fucking allusions man. why were there so many allusions. why did it have to insult shakespeare ??????????? ugh don’t even get me started on christopher marlowe. fucking marlowe (the character not the early modern dramatist). claiming credit for hamlet like are you fucking serious. we all know shakespeare based his hamlet on an earlier (now lost) play (and history) but that is attributed to thomas kyd not fucking marlowe gOD don’t mess with early modern drama it hurts my soul

it’s also like the acting was great. really really great. but i was just so disappointed by the forced plot and unfortunate writing. and for all the talk about hiddleston learning instruments and shit for the role music didn’t seem to be that big of a deal?? and the score was unimpressive??? i just ugH

“You can become a sugar baby and your sugar daddy will fund you. Only downside (or not) to that is he'd most likely expect sex on occasion but if that's something you're interested in you can do a google search on sugar daddies! and you don't even have to worry about not being cute or anything as long as you're young and tender you can find someone to trick off on you and your excursions ;) now GO MAKE THAT MONEY HONEY (and don't let it make you) $$$$”
-- Anonymous

"young and tender" oh my goodness gracious. sIGN ME UP