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anonymous asked:

Just curious-- what makes the 2009 Emma adaptation a work of art?

*cracks knuckles* *pulls out color coded binder* I’m so glad you asked.

I’ve seen a lot of Emma adaptations: Clueless, Emma (1996), Aisha, the other BBC series (the one with Kate Beckinsdale and Mark Strong), Emma Approved, and of course, the 2009 BBC Miniseries. The 2009 version is my favorite, it always has been, and it always will be. Most of that comes down to characterization, but it is also about the way it captures Austen’s story magnificently though language, set design, costuming, and music.

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They were interrupted by the bustle of Mr. Weston calling on every body to begin dancing again. “Come Miss Woodhouse, Miss Otway, Miss Fairfax, what are you all doing? Come Emma, set your companions the example. Everybody is lazy! Everybody is asleep!” “I am ready,” said Emma, “whenever I am wanted.” “Whom are you going to dance with?” asked Mr. Knightley. She hesitated a moment, and then replied, “With you, if you will ask me.” “Will you?” said he, offering his hand. “Indeed I will. You have shewn that you can dance, and you know we are not really so much brother and sister as to make it at all improper.” “Brother and sister! no, indeed.”

Emma, Jane Austen

GEORGE FUCKING KNIGHTLEY.

THIS FUCKING FUCKER

LETS JANE FAIRFAX AND MISS BATES RIDE IN HIS CARRIAGE

DANCES WITH HARRIET 

TALKS TO HARRIET

IS SO NICE TO PEOPLE THAT HE APPEARS TO BE IN LOVE

CARES MORE ABOUT RESPECTING GOOD PEOPLE THAN RESPECTING WEALTHY PEOPLE

COMES BACK TO HIGHBURY WHEN HE FINDS OUT ABOUT JANE AND FRANK TO MAKE SURE EMMA IS OKAY

PUTS HIS OWN FEELINGS ASIDE TO MAKE SURE EMMA IS OKAY

OFFERS TO MOVE TO HARTFIELD BECAUSE EMMA CAN NOT BARE TO LEAVE HER FATHER

DO YOU KNOW HOW UNHEARD OF THAT WAS? SOCIAL SUICIDE. PEOPLE WERE BOUND TO TALK.

GEORGE MOTHERFUCKING KNIGHTLEY IS A FUCKING PRINCE AND HE SHOULD BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS BECAUSE HE IS NOTHING BUT WARMTH AND KINDNESS AND RESPECT

Emma Approved, Frank and Jane videos: Glossary of words and phrases

VIDEO #1

Human rights.
= You think they’re sexy, right?

Any right in particular?
= How serious are you about my cause?

You really know your human rights.
= Please stop asking me hard questions. Also, you’re hawt.

I take them very seriously.
= Look how easily I can ignore your smoulder.

I’m saying there’s a difference between working for human rights, and raising money for them.
= And if you don’t pay attention to this difference, we are so over.

I just wish that every company that backed a charity actually believed in it.
= And if Emma doesn’t pay attention to this wish, I am so outta here.

I wish that too!
= I am putty in your hands.

No one shall be held in slavery or servitude. Slavery and the whole slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
= You must have a death wish if you’re poking fun at human trafficking around a black woman.

That’s another human right?
= You are so sexy when you quote verbatim from official UN documents!

VIDEO #2

The bachelorette auction
= I totally disapprove.

While I admire Emma’s desire to do good, I’d rather she didn’t rope me into it.
= I cannot possibly express how distasteful I find the idea of putting myself up for auction.

You know, some day you’re gonna get tired of being so alone all the time, Miss Fairfax.
= Lighten up a bit, lady!

I have all the company I need.
= I love you.

But do you have all the company that you want?
= Don’t you want to spend more time with me?

VIDEO #3

We’ve known each other long enough now, I think you can call me…Frank?
= This charade is really wearing on me.

I think ‘Mr. Churchill’ is more appropriate for the workplace.
= You’ll stay in character if you know what’s good for you.

I see you got a new laptop!
= Do you like it?

You must be thrilled! The old one was practically falling apart!
= Do you like it?

It still worked!
= You didn’t have to buy me a whole new computer, you dork.

I mean, whoever sent it must be an incredible, thoughtful, generous individual!
= SERIOUSLY LADY DO YOU LIKE IT OR NOT?

Isn’t it better that way? I mean, if it just comes out of nowhere, right, when you need it, like…like MAGIC?
= I’m trying to be your knight in shining armour here!

It would have been better to get some kind of notice.
= I hate surprises.

Having to answer Emma’s questions about who sent the package
= Honestly, that woman will just not shut UP!

On the other hand…
= But I do love it. Thank you.

I’ll have more free time.
= For you.

Free time you can use to enjoy the city
= Ohboyohboyohboy! Date tonight?

Carpe diem, Jane Fairfax; carpe diem.
= Or better yet, date right now?

VIDEO #4

Emma’s not here right now.
= I’m not interested in talking to you.

You know, I heard somewhere that the two of you have become…lunch buddies?
= I am insanely jealous.

First carpool buddies, now lunch buddies.
= I hate that guy.

This is starting to sound serious.
= I hate that guy.

There have been rumours, whispers, implications…even a wager placed on the outcome.
= THIS IS EATING ME ALIVE FROM THE INSIDE OUT BABY YOU HAVE NO IDEA

What’s important is that you and Mr. Knightley have become quite the topic of conversation.
= Pleasepleaseplease deny it. I need to hear it from your own lips.

Either it hurts your career, or it hurts your relationship.
= Maybe I never should have gotten involved with you.

And which one would you put first?
= Do you care about me at all?

Which one would you? Or should I even bother asking?
= Do you care about me at all?

Apparently the Richmond Corporation, a company you own shares in, is buying up natural resources.
= I’m really bitter that you’re prioritizing your work over our relationship.

You obviously have a lot of work to do, and I, uh, wouldn’t want to get in your way!
= I’m really bitter that you’re prioritizing your work over our relationship.

VIDEO #5

I think you might need a new phone to go with that laptop; it doesn’t seem to be working properly.
= Baby, please stop ignoring my calls.

I’m leaving now.
= I’m going to miss you so much.

I came over to say goodbye to…everyone.
= I couldn’t leave without seeing you first.

I know you didn’t want to do it, and I–we talked you into it.
= I was inconsiderate of your feelings. I’m sorry.

I tried to postpone, but they gave me no choice.
= I would much rather be here with you, don’t you know that?

Come on, Jane–Miss Fairfax.
= Please don’t be mad, love, it’s killing me.

The Richmond Corporation.
= A symbol of everything I hate…and you’re a part of it!

I hope you’ll still be here when I get back.
= I hope we can make up when I get back.

Harriet, can you bring me a cup of tea?
= My heart is breaking.

VIDEO #6

What a coincidence.
= You can’t seriously believe that I didn’t jump at the chance to get you alone.

Forms
= Hilarious raunchy pictures of myself

Urgent matter
= Valiant rescue mission

Harriet told me about that
= You are the sweetest guy.

I only hope she understands that I would never intentionally hurt anyone.
= I never meant to hurt you.

Even when it’s not on purpose, you’re still responsible for the consequences of your actions.
= Oh, no, you’re not getting off that easy, bub.

My aunt
= Me

Oh, well, hopefully I haven’t used all mine up.
= We’re still dating, right?

I’ll put in a good word for you!
= Sure we are, you big giant adorable dork.

Thank you.
= I love you.

I’ve realised there are a few things more important than business.
= You are my number one priority.

Have a wonderful day, Miss Fairfax.
= Enjoy those pictures, sugar.

VIDEO #7

Let me help, let me help!
= I’m really, really sorry I messed up.

How bad is it?
= How mad are you?

It’s nothing that can’t be fixed.
= I’ll rein Emma in somehow.

Would it really be so terrible if the secret got out?
= Would it really be so terrible if our secret got out?

Why?
= I want to shout about you from the rooftops; why don’t you want to do the same about me?

Boxx
= Me

Mr. Pitt
= You

That’s why we’re making the most of the time we have
= I haven’t really thought about what our relationship will be like after we go public.

Carpe diem
= Take what you can get whenever you can get it

That’s a lot of jam to sample!
= I’m totally thinking of creative sexual ways we can use up all this jam.

I think we’re gonna need a bigger boat.
= I love hearing you laugh.

VIDEO #8

I read The Economist in my spare time, not What To Expect When You’re Expecting.
= I don’t know if I actually want kids.

Being around Annie and Ryan…they seem like naturals.
= Maybe we could be like that some day.

It just took the love of a good woman to make him see the errors of his ways.
= I’m really trying to do better, honey.

I’m sure she didn’t really change him that much. She just brought out the best in him.
= I know at your heart you’re a good guy.

That she did.
= You’re so awesome.

You are coming, aren’t you?
= You’d better show up or I will be mad as hell.

VIDEO #9

Whoa, whoa, look what we have here! Jane Fairfax, hard at work in her office!
= I’m so mad at you.

Mr. Churchill, showing up out of nowhere…as usual.
= I’m so mad at you.

After you left.
= Why the hell did you do that? I cut a business meeting short and everything!

I’m surprised you stayed! It didn’t really seem like you cared that much.
= I can’t believe you went to a business meeting on the day of the shower!

You say late, I say prioritizing
= Geez, what do I have to do to get a little credit here?

The Richmond Corporation is expanding. And it’s your money that’s making it possible.
= Clearly, you don’t care at all about what I’ve been saying about the importance of human rights.

It’s just business, Jane.
= Clearly, you don’t care at all about what I’ve been saying about the importance of our relationship.

I’m just glad you finally figured out what’s important to you.
= I can’t believe work is more important to you than I am.

Shouldn’t you be off saving starving orphans somewhere?
= I can’t believe work is more important to you than I am.

Clearly I’ve lost sight of who I really am.
= Maybe we should take a break.

I won’t be bothering you anymore.
= A break? Fine. I’m going to go sleep with the copy girl…er…flirt with Emma.

where the heart is;

(agents of shield // skye/ward // gen // ff.net // ao3)

// in which Skye has a child who grows up trying to deal with her parents’ seriously messed up relationship.

(part ii of home is)

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Emma Approved, Q&A episode #6: Glossary of terms and phrases

Mr. Churchill!
= YOU MORON THERE ARE CAMERAS EVERYWHERE CAN YOU EVEN TRY TO BE DISCREET NOW STOP SHOWING OFF YOUR BEAUTIFUL TIGHT ASS OR SO HELP ME

Miss Fairfaaaaaax…
= Oh baby, you’re so fi–oh look, a camera.

I, Frank Churchill, will be your humble guide
= Why yes, I did manage to put my name and the word humble into the same sentence. Hey, stop laughing.

Raging river of…questions?
= I think we need to stage an intervention for your metaphor habit.

You should see these.
= The Internet is unbelievably nosy.

Such a novice.
= You’re an adorable luddite.

That is a great motto, Miss Fairfax.
= Good lord woman, how many times did you rehearse that little mission statement?

That was your BEST memory?
= What about the day we met, DOES THAT MAYBE RING A BELL?!?

Yes!
= Like the clanging sirens of an entire fleet of fire trucks screaming down the street, yes, but I obviously CAN’T TALK ABOUT THAT RIGHT NOW.

Nothing…mmm…else?
= Oh come ON, throw me a bone here!

How was it great?
= Do you think he’s cute? ‘Cuz I’ve checked out his ass and it’s pretty impressive, so I’m feeling a bit insecure now.

That’s it?
= Are you sure you don’t think he’s cute?

Mr. Churchill is an enthusiastic, dynamic leader, with a real thirst for positive change.
= Rawr.

Dynamic, I like that…dynamic. Yeah.
= Oh, yeah. She digs me.

This was YOUR idea, too?
= Let me introduce you to a little thing called a 'doghouse’.

Great minds think alike.
= You should try being a bit more like Emma sometime.

It’s flavoured hot water!
= Sometimes I just don’t get you.

Coffee is bold, coffee is strong, coffee is exciting.
= I’m not actually describing coffee.

Ohhh, I see how it is!
= Is there nothing I can do to melt your frozen heart?

Have a nice day, Mr. Churchill.
= Get the hell out of my office.

Always a pleasure, Miss Fairfax, always a pleasure.
= I’m going to go pout now.

Emma Approved, episode 60: Glossary of words and phrases

It’s just a matter of delegating.
= I’ll sit in my office and flirt with the camera, while everyone else does most of the work.

A gift of some kind
= He likes her! I knew it! Self-five!

Please. No.
= If you ever say that again, I will open up my can of whoop-ass so fast it will make your head spin.

Good morning, Miss Fairfax.
= Hail, O Goddess!

Good morning, Mr. Churchill.
= I had a great time last night, sweetie.

Nothing to worry about!
= Go right ahead and put the moves on Harriet!

You know what else she might need? Jumper cables, a flashlight, maybe a can of Fix-a-Flat.
= You are the most impractical dork I know.

Most people don’t know how to turn an inconvenient situation into an adventure.
= Geez lady, why can’t you just ENJOY being in a secret relationship?

And some people are too busy having fun to take precautions.
= Could you please be serious for FIVE SECONDS?!?
ETA: A later post by drivebydrabbles (thank you!) made me realise I’d missed something blindingly obvious about this line, and thus, I present an alternate, PG-rated version:
= I’m still really POed that you forgot to bring condoms last night.

Whaddya mean? You told me.
= Oh, sh*t.

Maybe Annie or Ryan mentioned it.
= Oh, sh******t!

I don’t know what to tell you.
= I am out of ideas for how to cover up my snafu.

Maybe I dreamed it.
=Oh gawd, this is a nightmare.

You’d be surprised how often Emma Approved and all its inhabitants have entered my dreams.
= Jane is the woman of my dreams…my SEXY DREAMS.

Or, possibly you just heard it from someone else.
= Frank, you are a complete idiot.

It’s not worth worrying about.
= Please forget this ever happened.

Stop it!
= I’m starting to feel bad about having ever mentioned my suspicions to you.

Do you think I should go ask her?
= ALONE TIME WITH JANE IS WITHIN MY GRASP!!!

No fear! Frank is here!
= Hold on, Jane, I’m almost there!

I’ll be very discreet.
= I am the least discreet person you will ever meet.

What’s Frank doing here?
= I hate that guy.

And then he just…decided to stick around, because he had nothing better to do?
= I hate that guy.

Now, every time I turn around, there he is.
= When is that guy going to get out of my life?

Maybe he found something worth stopping by for.
= Frank and Harriet, sitting in a tree!

What? None of us are hairstylists.
= Did I mention that I hate that guy?

Maybe not.
= That guy is definitely never going to change.

Just be careful, Emma. 
= He is so making the moves on you. Please don’t fall for it.

You don’t always know everything.
= I will love you until the end of time.

Yes I do.
= I AM EMMA WOODHOUSE!

No you don’t!
= Voice of reason here, not going away!