totally in love with jane

selfidentifyingnerd  asked:

Hi there! First off, I just want to say how much I adore your blog, it's freakin' phenomenal! Secondly, I believe you've said before that you're not a fan of the 1983 BBC miniseries of Jane Eyre (the version that happens to be my absolute favorite). And while I totally respect your opinion, I was just wanting to know why that is, as you are one of the ultimate authorities on classic literature.

Ultimate Authority… That’s a pretty big title… Can you get verified on Tumblr? Whatever, I’ll just verify myself.

First, I would like to address the fact that I have a degree in film, and a lot of my issues with movies stem from production value. Second, I do understand this is a 1983 TV movie/series, but that fact doesn’t forgive all sins.

Third, I thought a lot about how I wanted to present my opinions on this version, and I decided that gif reactions just weren’t going to cut it. I had to pull out the big guns. So, may I present to you, a full visualization of my inner monologue while watching Jane Eyre 1983. Enjoy :)

jessicanjpa  asked:

I would be totally down for some "most embarrassing moments" from any Twilight character that strikes your fancy (or five, or ten...)

I meant embarrassing stories from my days as a twilight fan as a child but I will do my best, my headcanons are kinda meh.

Once Carlisle blew his cover by asking the nurse to give him some leeches for blood letting, lets just say HR was not very happy and neither was Carlisle’s patients.

When Jasper first went back into civilisation he pushed a human girl into a bush because he was shocked that her ankles were showing and “it is far too improper for such a young lady to reveal her ankles.”

Also when Alice and Jasper first met Alice took him to the pictures and when it started this 6 foot, muscled, scarred warrior screamed the loudest, most high pitched scream possible. He was terrified by the moving pictures at first.

Also he was convinced that electricity was magic at first. It was so bad that until 1956 Jasper’s “origin story” was that Carlisle and Esme adopted Jasper after his horrific childhood in an extreme cult.

Edward once spent 6 hours learning the cool dances of the 60s from Jasper but Jasper accidentally taught him the dances of the 1860s not the 1960s and Eddie looked like an idiot when he went to the prom and tried to fit in

Jane totally called Aro dad and Aro LOVED it much to Jane’s mortification.

I like Thor generally, and I wish he was more appreciated in canon and fandom, but he’s obviously not flawless. And he’s like kind of a shitty boyfriend. 

Like at the end of AoU (*hiss*) he just up and leaves apparently without letting Jane know. And now it looks like we’ll never hear from Jane Foster again :(

So I just want some kind of tasertricks/fosterson au where Thor and the other Avengers are teasing Loki for texting Darcy when heroics demand their presence. Loki just smirks at him and continues typing:

World domination beckons, darling. The Widow estimates 3 days. Thor says he shan’t bother informing Jane so as not 2 appear ‘whipped’ in front of his fellows. Do with that knowledge what u will. L x”

And when they get back, Thor’s pride and elation in victory are popped like a balloon when he realises Jane is giving him the cold shoulder. He finds he’s relegated to sleeping on the sofa and that all his access privileges to Jane’s spaces have been revoked. It’s the silent treatment, no matter how much he begs or bellows at the door. Loki just puts his thumb on the security panel for Darcy’s room and slides right in with the smuggest of faces. 

anonymous asked:

Which books do you think are most and least suitable to setting updates? Despite its popularity I always thought P&P was the least because the lack of entailments totally kills the "marry for love or money" conflict--the solution just becomes Jane and Lizzie go to college and get jobs. While Northanger Abbey is the easiest because there are always poison friends and teenagers getting too deep into genre fiction (source: was a teenager who got too deep into genre fiction).

I think all the novel settings need updating as the status of women has changed so much in general, since Austen’s time. The Dashwoods would not have weird legal loopholes entirely cutting them out of Mr. Dashwood’s will and forcing them to leave their family home to make way for John and Fanny–unless Mr. Dashwood had entirely neglected to update his will, and there’d be a strong case, then, for his widow and daughters to contest such a will in the modern legal system. And the Ferrars inheritance/secret engagements shenanigans would be watered down a great deal if these people just had regular jobs and normal incomes and you don’t HAVE to marry someone just because you said you would years and years ago, if the relationship is over, you can just WALK AWAY EDWARD, IT’S OKAY. I’d think this would be the trickiest bit to update for Sense and Sensibility, as Edward has to either be clueless about Elinor’s feelings to an unattractive level (the restraints of 18th century courtship allows better plausible deniability when it comes to being aware of other people’s feelings and intentions than our present-day where one hopes honest communication happens more easily in developing romantic attachments.)

Emma would not be confined to such a small circle of society as she is in Highbury, and certainly would not be quite so likely to be as snobbishly isolated as she is, unless she was, for some reason, homeschooled and shy of reaching out to make new friends. (Which is rather at odds with her commanding character.) As a forceful and ballsy woman she’s probably easy to make Modern, but again, the dynamics at play in the background make it less workable, played straight. (Frank’s difficulties gaining his inheritance, his ‘need’ for a secret engagement, the disparity of wealth between landowning families and the genteel poverty of the Bates women, who rely on charity and the a dwindling income of interest on a small sum, rather than even considering work of any kind, as they would in the present day. Even Mrs. Weston’s position as a governess to Emma for so many years, then finally having the ‘luck’ to marry and get a home of her own in her thirties is difficult to find a parallel for in the present age, where an educated woman working full-time ought to be able to provide a comfortable and steady home for herself.)

While Catherine Morland’s entry into the world is in general terms much like any young person’s striking out on their own (to college or a first job/moving out/adulting in general,) the notion that a girl of 17 ought to have an opportunity to be displayed in a social setting to help her, perhaps, to a good marriage, is ridiculous in the 21st century–as is the Thorpe’s meddling and conniving over how much money anybody stands to inherit or have as a dowry.

Lydia’s elopement and the stigma against premarital sex definitely doesn’t work in a modern setting, and Wickham’s predatory nature must generally be pushed beyond being purely mercenary to being a sexualized threat to young women and their boundaries of consent in some way, as there’s not really any hush-money to be made these days in bragging about having had sex with someone who isn’t a married celebrity.

Persuasion’s tricky on the same level–unless there’s severe levels of manipulation (which there could be, and to some degree, are in the original novel,) why on earth would Anne stay in a place with a family that made her so miserable? Guilt and family complexities being what they are, I could see this easily being updated, however, as Anne has no real material reliance on ‘needing’ to marry rich. Though her father and elder sister are profligate and the family does have to downsize from a country estate, their lives are still comparatively quite comfortable, for their time. Ultimately even Sir Walter and Elizabeth’s pride are able to accept their situation in Bath, which, though cheaper than living at Kellynch, they don’t feel is too much of a degradation of their circumstances (and given how sensitive/whingey they both are whenever anything doesn’t go their way, this must mean that their Bath life is comfortable, indeed.) Anne’s discomfort and need for escape are more psychological and emotional, rather than material, and as so much of the novel revolves around what is said or unsaid, and the influences we have on those around us, and what/who we allow to influence ourselves and why, I think Persuasion could probably stand to be updated most easily, as it lacks some of the more material plot contrivances which push other characters in other novels to conceal or ignore matters to create conflict. The dynamics in Persuasion are much more to do with personal fears, guilt, and insecurities, which have always plagued us as humans, and always will.

Falling on Deaf Ears

Inspired by this post by @reioka (because jesus it resonated hard), but it’s a bit different. Hope you like it!

Summary: It wasn’t like Tony wasn’t used to it. He had years and years of experience in being ignored. Hell, he’d grown up with Howard and Maria Stark as his parents. He couldn’t even begin to count the number of times his six-year-old self had been dismissed from Howard’s presence, even when he’d been bouncing up and down with obvious excitement. And Maria– well, Maria was always so busy. She’d give an absent ‘mm-hm’ every once in a while, but even those were rare compared to the complete apathy he usually got.

So this. He was used to this. And hey, at least he wasn’t getting hit this time around.

(Or five times Tony’s ignored by his teammates, and one time someone finally listens.)

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I haven’t watched ‘Rizzoli&Isles’, but Wikipedia just informed me that the heroines are not together in the show and, in fact, had male love interests at some point.

Well, shit….here I thought that there are still impossible things out there… 

General disclaimer: Okay guys, due to @4alarmfirecracker request I’m making this disclaimer - I own non of the gifs above (in fact, I have zero idea how to make gifs or crop them, I usually just use google and then do some copy/paste magic). Anyway, I assume (because seriously, I haven’t watched the show and I don’t know what episodes they are from) that the last one (which has a name at the lower left corner) was made by @4alarmfirecracker, so thank you for the awesome gif and all credit goes to you!
Finally watching JTV...

So let me get this straight: when Rafael pushes Jane away because he recognizes that he’s in a dark, fucked up place and doesn’t want to drag her down with him and knows that nothing else will be enough to get her to stay away, it’s the worst thing in the world and Jane’s immediate reaction to him confessing why he did it is totally negative and requires groveling from Rafael and blah blah blah.

When Michael does basically the same exact thing and pushes Jane away to resolve the whole Rose thing without dragging her into it, her immediate reaction to him confessing why he blocked her out of his life is heart eyes and romantic music??? I’m just? What? 

Also, I completely understand why she was furious at Rafael for lying to her about paying off the dude to turn in Michael, but I in ZERO way understand how that absolves Michael of a damn thing? Like does that suddenly change the fact that he started a fight right in front of Matteo and got him injured (cause homeboy does NOT care about that kid let’s be real, like it’s totally an ‘I’m obsessed with Jane and she loves this baby so I’ll just do whatever makes her happy’)? How does that make Michael the good guy? Jane legit reacted like she just realized Rafael had actually been the one to hurt Matteo the whole time, I’m just? Get mad at Rafael all you want but it doesn’t change a single thing Michael did?

Michael as a character baffles me. He’s only remotely compelling when he’s doing his police detective thing - everything else about him feels insincere af and the way the Villanuevas fawn over him is honestly ridic (don’t even get me started on the MIND-BOGGLING Rogelio/Michael thing). I don’t get it, man. I don’t get it. Rafael makes mistakes like crazy but Jesus at least we see him learn from them. Michael just makes a mistake and then it disappears and no one remembers anything happened and they’re thrilled he’s back. I was straight up floored when he told Jane to abort the baby or he was out of there, and yet no one seemed to see that as a red flag? No one held onto that as a HUGE problem? Everyone was super happy to have him back onboard once he gave a half-assed ‘okay never mind I’ll stay if you want the baby!’???? I’m???? But Rafael offers to help Jane with financial hardships if she takes a chance and pursues her dream and that’s a HUGE issue for the entire family?

Nah, man.

Nah.

I don’t get it. Like if they held Michael to the same standard as everyone else I’d be cool with him, but the worship is outrageous - it’s like Dean from Gilmore Girls all over again.

I know I should be writing but I just got this crazy idea.

What if there was a 50s au where Evie and Mal belonged to rival girl gangs. 

Like Evie was second in command in Audrey’s gang with Jane and Lonnie and they were a very feminine, but still hella fucking deadly, girl gang that wore dresses and hid their shanks in them. 

Mal was the head of the town’s rival gang. Her’s wasn’t an exclusive all girl gang tho. Carlos and Jay were the only exception to her girl gang because they were gay. I would think maybe like Ursula’s daughter, Yuri, and maybe some other villains daughter would be in her gang. And they’re a much more masculine gang. They wear pants and leather jackets with low cut tops. 

Mal’s gang all rides motorcycles and Audrey’s drive around in pink 1955 Classic Chevy V-8s.

Mal’s gang wear dark, cold colors like purple, blue, black, etc. Meanwhile Audrey’s wear light pastels. 

Mal and Evie fall in love and it’s a total Romeo and Juliet kinda deal. 

Jane kills Yuri or maybe Carlos and so Jay demands blood. 

Someone with more time should write this please.

Seriously just listen to Catey Shaw’s rumble in the park and tell me it wouldn’t go perfect with this AU.