Emily-Doyle

J. K. Rowling’s confession that she’d come to believe Ron/Hermione was a mistake from the beginning set in motion an unprecedented deluge of author regrets. As a professor, I of course enjoy a privileged position as conduit to the intentions of author-oracles, but in this case they spoke to many others as well.

Louisa May Alcott regrets marrying Jo March off to that dull old man. “I had a temper tantrum. I disappointed everyone. Sorry, Laurie.”

— Anne Jamison (@prof_anne)

February 1, 2014

“I realize I made generations believe instant antipathy is a valid basis for ideal marriage,” sighed Ms Austen, “I just thought he was hot.”

— Anne Jamison (@prof_anne)

February 1, 2014

Emily Bronte sees now she never should have put Catherine and Linton together. “It never really made sense. It destroyed all my characters”

— Anne Jamison (@prof_anne)

February 1, 2014

Arthur Conan Doyle from the spirit world: “They were Victorians, for God’s sake. They would have been jailed. I expected readers to deduce.”

— Anne Jamison (@prof_anne)

February 1, 2014

“I’ll just say it,” sighs the Almighty. “I was more into Adam/Lilith than Adam/Eve but my publisher wanted more drama.”

— Dan (@queerly_it_is)

February 2, 2014

John Milton reveals Gabriel/Lucifer was his wish-fulfillment otp but something just got in the way.

— Dan (@queerly_it_is)

February 2, 2014

.@prof_anne George Eliot admits she was wrong not to put Dorothea & Ladislaw together at the start. “All those wasted pages!” she cries.

— Ron Hogan (@RonHogan)

February 1, 2014

THIS JUST IN: GEORGE LUCAS WISHES HE WOULD’VE HOOKED UP LUKE AND LEIA.

— Rainbow Rowell (@rainbowrowell)

February 2, 2014

But not everyone expressed such second thoughts:

Joss Whedon clarifies he meant to ruin every one of your ships, lay waste to your dreams, and will never regret a single one of your tears

— Anne Jamison (@prof_anne)

February 2, 2014

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Empress Maud (1114 – 1125)
Eleanor of Provence (1236 - 1272)

Philippa of Hainault (1328 – 1369)
Margaret of Anjou (1445 – 1461)
Elizabeth Woodville (1464 - 1483)
Elizabeth of York (1486 - 1503)
Catherine of Aragon (1509 - 1533)
Anne Boleyn (1533 - 1536)
Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603)
Anne of Great Britain (1702 -1714)
Victoria I (1837 - 1901)

Things I need from the revival
  • Luke and Lorelai already married, maybe with a kid (though I can’t decide if this might seem weird…but they really did want kids.) Luke being supportive and loving to Lorelai throughout the emotional tumult of losing her father.
  • Richard’s death & its emotional impact on the other characters being appropriately addressed. I think his funeral would be a really interesting starting point for the first episode.
  • Lots of Lorelai/Emily/Rory time - as a threesome, but also as pairs. I want to laugh and cry along with them.
  • JESS. ALL THE JESS. Jess with Rory, Jess with Lorelai, Jess with Luke, Jess with everyone. And yeah, Jess ending up with Rory.
  • Adult Logan. Maybe it’s just my obsession with Matt Czuchry’s character on The Good Wife, but I really do want to see where this dude is at now. I also hope he gets some sort of closure with Rory.
  • I oscillate between hoping Dean grew up and moved on and is happy and being convinced that he basically turns into the guy in the bridge of Taylor Swift’s ‘Mean’.
  • Paris and Doyle, being…Paris and Doyle. Possibly with mini-Parises and Doyles running around. Let’s be real…they probably have a monopoly on the entire world at this point.
  • Lane having accomplished something really awesome. Her character was given such a raw deal towards the end that I really need to see her living her dream in some way.
  • Mrs. Kim. Being Mrs. Kim.
  • Sookie and Michel. I need lots of Sookie and Michel. This show is not complete without Sookie and Michel.
  • Kirk and Lulu with a son named Kirk, who is basically a miniature clone of adult Kirk. 
  • I’d really like to see April make an appearance, though yeah, this may be mostly because it would make me excited to see Bay Kennish turn up in Stars Hollow. 
  • But for the love of all things holy, please no Anna.
  • Town meetings, complete with our beloved townies.
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“Emily Prentiss…how do I even begin to describe Emily Prentiss?”