said: Rationally I know it’s supposed to tie everything together that Elinor gets the sweepingly romantic story and Marianne makes the rational dispassionate choice and I get that Alan Rickman is a persuasive argument but like. SO MUCH SIGHING.
Okay, the fact that I never consciously realized that until just now makes me SO EMBARRASSED. Good point!! And I really like the Colonel Brandons in both the 1995 and 2008 adaptations, and I think Marianne/Brandon has so much potential, but I wish there was a little bit more interaction between them in the book. (Or, like, any. Is there much of any??) At least it is a pairing that translates well in adaptations?
said: Ok but my fav trope to write, fic wise, is ‘they didn’t love each other when they got married but they eventually did.’ Possibly why my ship of choice in pirates of the Caribbean was norrington/Elizabeth.
THIS IS MY FAVORITE TROPE AS WELL (and way back in ye olde days I dabbled a bit in extremely emotional Norrington/Elizabeth fic myself! HOLLA!). So, like, I totally respect that this pairing has so much potential for awesomeness. But I wish there was more of it in the text! Sigh.
Which, speaking of: are there any glorious Marianne/Brandon fics out there? I feel like there must be.