Pride-and-prejudice

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I really want to read both of these classics before the year is over, but I sadly don’t think I’ll have enough time… Maybe when school is finished I will! (Only 45 days to go!!)
(Also, I’m sorry my cat’s face is weird. I told her to look pretty for the camera but she just DID NOT LISTEN! *sighs with much anger* *looks to where cat is sitting* *glares*)

Strange Magic & Jane Austen

I watched Strange Magic over the weekend, and I’m pretty amused at how it’s effectively a fantasy-based version of if Marianne Dashwood and Lydia Bennet were sisters raised by Mr. Woodhouse.

Marianne’s arc matches up to her Austen counterpart/potential namesake.  Falls fast & hard for a handsome guy who turns out to be shallow and materialistic, swears off love until she falls for an older, responsible guy who has experienced heartbreak of his own in the past (who’s just as smitten with her).

Dawn is like Lydia in the sense that she seems to go from crushing on one guy to the next in rapid succession.  Thankfully, her story ends happier than Lydia’s what with Sunny’s presence (I do wish their relationship had received a bit more focus so the ending was more believably mutual).

I liked the movie quite a lot- yes, it’s cliched but it’s fun and looks oh so pretty.  And I have a soft spot for jukebox musicals.

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the lake scene… need I say more?

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You must know… surely, you must know it was all for you. You are too generous to trifle with me. I believe you spoke with my aunt last night, and it has taught me to hope as I’d scarcely allowed myself before. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you:
              you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you.
                           I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.