Saturday, October 29, 2011

Poll Results

I know I'm a little late with the poll results for Emma, but here they are.

What's your favorite version of Emma?
Emma 1972 (BBC) 1 vote
Emma 1996 (A&E) 0 votes
Emma 1997 (Miramax) 1 vote
Emma 2009 (BBC) 15 votes

Who's your favorite Emma?
Doran Godwin 0 votes
Kate Beckinsale 2 votes
Gwyneth Paltrow 3 votes
Romola Garai 13 votes

Who's your favorite Mr. Knightley?
John Carson 0 votes
Mark Strong 2 votes
Jeremy Northam 3 votes
Jonny Lee Miller 14 votes

So!  I think it's pretty obvious from these results that Emma (2009) is definately the favorite, with Emma (1997) as second.

Have a lovely day,

Friday, October 28, 2011

Announcing Sense and Sensibility Week!!!

The Sense and Sensibility Week is scheduled for November 6-12!  This week will include tag questions, discussion posts, quizzes, tournaments, and more.  Even if you don't have a clue what Sense and Sensibility is about I highly encourage you to read or watch it so that you can join in the fun! 

Here are some buttons and banners for you to put on your blogs.  All of these were made by the talented (and appropriately named) Miss Dashwood from Yet Another Period Drama Blog.  Thank you so much, Miss Dashwood! 
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Aren't they just amazingly beautiful?  I've never made a button or a banner in my life so I'm especially grateful to Miss Dashwood for doing it for me.  Please put these on your blogs and spread the word! 

Very sensibly yours,

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What I'm doing this November

Writing a whole novel in one month.  How does that sound?
Of course.

Which is why I'm doing NaNoWriMo.  I've done this for two years already on the Young Writer's Program.  I wrote two novels which were more like 'novelettes' since both of them were under 20,000 words.  This year I'm going big and doing it on the main site - which means you have to write 50,000 words, or more.

In the next few weeks I'll probably be posting some writing related things, which I hope you'll like.  If you don't like those kind of things, though, feel free to ignore them. 

Now, do you want to do NaNo too?  If you are I'd love it if you'd give me your username so that we can be writing buddies (I'm on the main site as Miss Georgiana and the Young Writer's Program as Miss_Georgiana). 

Have fun!

P. S. The planning for the Sense and Sensibility event is going nicely, and I hope to put up an announcement post as soon as all the buttons and banners are done.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Update to who do you write like?

My Mum just read the analyzed her own writing (from her blog ) and she found (poor her) that she wrote like H.P. Lovelace, Stephenie Meyer, and Gertrude Stein.  Poor her!

But she found another really cool thing: which famous person do you read like?  Go here and find out.  I guarantee you an answer you do not expect!

Miss Georgiana

Who do you write like?

I heard about this cool site and I had to try it.  I put in a few paragraphs of my Jane Austen fanfiction novel and apparently I write like Charles Dickens.  (But it was supposed to say Jane Austen.  Come on, I wasn't writing Charles Dickens fanfic.)

I write like
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Then, to see what they would say to some of Jane Austen's real writing, I put in some from The History of England and apparently she writes like William Shakespeare!

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But I had to try again with another part of my novel, to see if I could be said to write more like Jane Austen that Jane herself.  And I did. 

I write like
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Strange, isn't it?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Would you participate in a Sense and Sensibility blog event?

2011 is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Sense and Sensibility. (The precise day is not known, unfortunately)  And of course, we cannot let such an occasion go by without a blog event, right?  Sense and Sensibility may not have the brilliance of Pride and Prejudice or Emma, but it is a beautiful, elegantly crafted story nonetheless and deserves a lot more recognition than it gets.  I know that many of you have not read this novel for a long time, perhaps not at all.  I highly encourage you to at least start reading it.

I was thinking of maybe a week-long event, with stuff to get everyone involved like at Elegance of Fashion's Jane Austen Week or Anne Elliot's Birthday Party at Old-Fashioned Charm.  But the thing is; I've never done a blog event before, and even if I did, I'm not sure if anyone would join.  So my new poll is: would you participate in a Sense and Sensibility blog event? 

Now, even if all of you were just longing for such an event I couldn't do it on my own, so I'm looking for someone to be a co-hoster.  I have almost no experience with blog events, and I am woefully inept with such indispensible things such as buttons and banners.  But with another blogger I'm sure we'd be able to to make an amazing event and have a lovely time.

Please? I know you'd do a wonderful job.  And even if you don't think so, you must be able to at least help me with it.  Please?


P.S. If you could co-host or have any suggestions, please comment or email me at 25elisabeth-at-gmail-dot-com Thanks!

Some new changes

Right now I am in the middle of changing around my blog look, so if it looks a little odd, don't worry.  I should have it looking good in a few days.

Miss Georgiana

Friday, October 7, 2011

A daily dose of fun - The History of England

'The History of England.'  Doesn't that sound rather boring and not at all humorous - filled with dull facts and useless unbiased-ness?

Well, this is Jane Austen's take on it: 

(about Henry VI)
I cannot say much for this Monarch's sense. Nor would I if I could, for he was a Lancastrian. I suppose you know all about the Wars between him and the Duke of York who was of the right side; if you do not, you had better read some other History, for I shall not be very diffuse in this, meaning by it only to vent my spleen AGAINST, and shew my Hatred TO all those people whose parties or principles do not suit with mine, and not to give information. 

(About Henry VIII)
Tho' I do not profess giving many dates, yet as I think it proper to give some and shall of course make choice of those which it is most necessary for the Reader to know, I think it right to inform him that her [Anne Boleyn's]  letter to the King was dated on the 6th of May. The Crimes and Cruelties of this Prince, were too numerous to be mentioned, (as this history I trust has fully shown;) and nothing can be said in his vindication, but that his abolishing Religious Houses and leaving them to the ruinous depredations of time has been of infinite use to the landscape of England in general, which probably was a principal motive for his doing it..............

(about Mary, Queen of Scots)
.........allowing Elizabeth to bring this amiable Woman [Mary, Queen of Scots] to an untimely, unmerited, and scandalous Death. Can any one if he reflects but for a moment on this blot, this everlasting blot upon their understanding and their Character, allow any praise to Lord Burleigh or Sir Francis Walsingham? Oh! what must this bewitching Princess whose only freind (sic) was then the Duke of Norfolk, and whose only ones now Mr Whitaker, Mrs Lefroy, Mrs Knight and myself.............


Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Very Impertinent Hint to all my Dear Followers

(I wasn't planning to capitalize the title, but I've decided I like capitals where they don't belong.  I guess it comes from reading Jane Austen's juvenilia and shorter works where everything is given a capital when it shouldn't.  Like 'an uncommon union of Symmetry, Brilliancy and Grace.' But that's beside the point, as usual with me.)

The thing is: I am very glad to all of my kind followers, and I enjoy reading many of your blogs, but I don't have the link to many of my follower's blogs.  Now some of you might not have them; but I'm pretty sure that more of you have blogs than I'm seeing.  So if I'm not following your blog, could you kindly give me the link?  It will give you another follower.  (And don't pretend you don't like followers.  Everybody does.)

Very Hopefully Yours :D