Catherine was right: General Tilney is a villain. She was right to read life like a book: her mistake was to think she was in a Gothic melodrama when actually she’s in a domestic comedy. Once she knows her genre, she gets herself home, not unheroically. Henry eats his words, defies his father and proposes. And Catherine ends the novel ready to embark on the adventure of marriage with a charming, amusing man who likes to read until his hair stands on end and thinks anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good novel is intolerably stupid. Catherine has completed her training and become a heroine. I don’t think anyone is ‘born to be a heroine.’ It takes effort, valour and willingness to investigate your own heart.
How To Be A Heroine: Or What I’ve Learned From Reading Too Much by Samantha Ellis
That line “I don’t think anyone is ‘born to be a heroine.’ It takes effort, valour and willingness to investigate your own heart”…oh my god. It resonates. It hit me with such force.
Get to Know Me Meme (anime version): 4/5 supporting characters ↳Miura Haru from Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. Haru initially dislikes Tsuna when she meets him, but after learning how kind he is, she falls in love with him and becomes a part of his famiglia. She also becomes best friends with Kyouko along the way, and is an integral supportive, non-combative member of the Vongola Family. Although she is stubborn and quirky, Haru is also immensely enthusiastic, determined, and intelligent, displaying emotional strength in her own special way. “It is our duty to support all of you as best as we can, so that you can go all out without any worries.” | Poem inspiration
A Mother’s Favorite Wish: Marriage forces the Darcys to learn a thing or two more about pride and prejudices than they ever thought they needed to know.
Lucky 13: She needs a date to take to Christmas dinner with her crazy family. He needs to find his Christmas spirit. She leaves no stone unturned: speed dating, Jewish matchmaker, personal ad, blind dates. All along he was right there before her - a FDNY Firefighter modeling for the 2014 beefcake calendar, which her ad agency is organizing. Sexy, frustrating and outrageously funny. Matchmaking and misunderstandings abound. Will their Christmas dreams come true?
Lucky Bastard: William finds himself drawn to his best friend Cole’s fiancée, Jane. After getting to know her better, he realizes that Jane is not who she appears to be. At the same time, William develops a friendship with Jane’s irrepressible younger sister, Ebee.
Denial of Conscience: When horrific events in a privileged life cause the walls of Pemberley to come crashing down around him, Fitzwilliam Darcy uses the fallen debris to build a fortress around his heart, barricading himself from the brightness . The new persona, emerging from tragedy, has a focus only for revenge. A chance vision of a woman, destined to share his fate, forces sunlight into his bleakness, invigorates the next adventure with passion, and changes the path of destiny for them both.
By The Numbers: Social worker Elizabeth Bennet hates bankers. Will Darcy is an artistic soul trapped in a banker’s world. Beer is spilled, barbs are thrown and love emerges.
Claims of Duty: A chance meeting in Ramsgate changes everything for Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.
Suddenly I See: Darcy knows from his Second Sight that Elizabeth will one day be his wife. Of course, Elizabeth has no way of knowing his assurance is anything more than prideful conceit. Darcy’s certainty will bring much uncertainty before it brings happiness to either.
The Houseguest: When Georgiana Darcy comes to Netherfield to visit her brother, she becomes friends with a neighbor, Elizabeth Bennet. After Miss Darcy has returned to London, she invites her new friend to stay with her at the Darcy home in town … unbeknownst to Mr. Darcy. Will this change in circumstances lead to a change in affections?
Wholly Unconnected to Me: Dr. Bennet, Lady Catherine’s personal physician, has brought his family to live in the shadow of Rosings park to benefit from the attentions of his patroness. Headstrong Elizabeth seems to thwart the great lady at every turn, but for the sake of Anne, Elizabeth is forgiven–until she refuses to turn her back on Mr. Darcy.
You’d Every Cause to Doubt Me: When his friend Bingley drags the beautiful and elusive Will Darcy out for his birthday, he expects a quiet meal out of the spotlight and nothing more. But when they end up at an underground cabaret club, the sensual woman on stage well and truly steals his spotlight, amongst other things, and Will’s world is about to be rocked. Less naive, more adult P&P. (WIP)
Bones Grow from the Middle to Both Ends: Lizzie Bennet knew about a lot of things: How to best handle OneNightStands and Hangovers, keep Charlotte from doing dumb things, bear her mother, healing stones and weddings and most important of all: HOW TO SURVIVE BEING A MED STUDENT! But all those abilities were suddenly of no use at all when it came to one William Darcy. Her fucking professor. (WIP)
Sanguine: Set in late spring of 1812. Neither Elizabeth nor Darcy visit Kent, but they both attempt to travel to North America for different reasons. A storm wrecks the ship and Elizabeth and Darcy find themselves stranded on a deserted island alone together.
Till There Was You: Elizabeth Bennet grows up as the daughter of the Darcy’s coachman, and from the age of nine has been in love with Colonel Fitzwilliam.
here’s a bunch more of recs: xxxx (i’ve read almost everything from this list)