Tuesday, September 4, 2012

It is well

  Despite my over reacting yesterday (which was very real I will have you know) I am really much better this morning. The best part of this morning was waking up and realizing I stayed up until twelve midnight and finished a book so I could return it to the library.
  Don't you just love that feeling!
 But the best (the BEST) news is that my grandfather got though his surgery and is now well enough to go home! Thank the Lord. Also thank you for your prayers peoples.
  I have offically desided to vlog! I am open for questions and please leave any of them in the comments. My dear friend, Marissa, asked me a question already so I have one. :)
 I have to run. God Bless!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Miss Drama Queen

 I've always been a drama queen. It is part of me and I will always love that about me (has anyone felt that they should go to a lecture [by Mr. Darcy] about how not to be vain about something you love about yourself). 
  Well, I just did! I have missed so many posts and I am not even going to try to go back and read them all. Pardon me please. *coughs*
  But I have a few things to say today and I hope you shall listen.

 My grandfather is having surgery today and he very likely could pass on. My dad left this morning to be with my grandma and we are to stay at my home. If you will be good enough please pray for him and my dad and my grandma ... it would mean a lot to me.
   I have never really been that close to my grandfather but since he has began to get worse (health wise) I am beginning to see how much I love him ... and my grandma. 
  I am not going to be posting a lot so please do not think I have left the place. Again. *smiles*

 But enough about the sad things. :) I titled this post "Miss Drama Queen" because I am have a drama fit. And this is what it is all about.

  MY font on my blog is huge. The header looks weird. Andy is gone. And their going to move from their house in two days and its all your fault!
  I had to stick Toy Story in there some where.

  But really. I am having a panic attack and don't know what to do. I have a friend coming over to watch the BBC Emma with me sometime this week and I am wondering if I should serve her tea and biscuits. Or biscuits and tea. Or should I pull a Miss Bates thing and forget the napkin because I am talking about Mr. Elton. It is all high fa looting mumbo jumbo if you ask me. 
  Plus I am at a standstill in my writing trying to figure out what should happen next in my story. 

 Over all ... I look something like this.

what I looked like this morning

what I look like now ... or how I am looking at my little sister right now. :)
I am not going to put a poll on my blog. I forgot to yesterday so please will you just tell me what you think about me starting a vlog in comments. Thank you and God Bless.

Postscript: Today has just been very mixed up so please pardon me if this post seemed as if I was having a drama fit. :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"To vlog or not to vlog. That is the question!"

Did I just quote Shakespeare? Never mind.
 So I have been thinking and would like the advice of all my wonderful followers. I have been thinking of starting a vlog!! Yes, yes! Big news seeing that my post was titled "to vlog or not to vlog". ;)
  Please tell me if I should. I am setting up polls on the right side of my blog and if you want me to vlog say yes. And if you don't do the infamous KFT ... a.k.a "Knightley Fist Thing".

*laughs at self for being so witty*  *NOT*

  Also if you voted "yes" for me to vlog, vote on what topic I should speak on (I have set up a poll on that as wall). That just sounded really official ... didn't it?

   And for the record I am working on a post about "The Young Victoria". Miss Woodhouse is a huge fan ... I know. I told her about it.   But never mind ladies.

 God bless you,

Is it just me?

                                                           The 1981 Sense and Sensibility 

   I just brought this home from the library and I am soon going to watch it. For some reason I picked it up and wanted to watch it. Though I do know that there is only one S&S that is perfect ... I do have a interest in seeing this version.
  So wish me luck. Not that I would need it because I am just watching a Jane Austen film. ;) And is it just me or does Edward Farrars look old (really old) in this?

  God Bless you all,

Monday, August 27, 2012

Yes, yes, yes!

   Yes, ladies and gents I'm back and for some reason I feel... very awkward! So don't look at me so because I am feeling bad enough as it is.
  I do suppose you will want an explanation so here it is.
My blogging was getting to be very time consuming and I was not attending to other things in my life so I stopped for a while for rest and a fresh start.
   So... I am back and I hope that you are not mad at me for running off like I did.
 God bless you all,

P.S. Posts coming soon ladies.

P.P.S. The picture to the left is what I feel like right about now. :) I'm being scolded like Emma was. Except the conditions are very different.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Abilaine's random randomness {2}

A blog post which you all are going to hate me for. (not really)

The first five chapters of Pride and Prejudice. 
I'm writing a review for myself to read. :P

To the 2005 P&P soundtrack. I love 'Liz on Top of the World'!   

Anne of Green Gables and crying over Gil's first proposal.
I forgot how sweet it was!    

Through all my pictures I have saved to my family's computer. 
And wondering were the scene to scene pictures of the 1995 P&P came from.
Really. :)

That you don't have to be Margret Hale to lay in the grass and think about stuff. :)

A little silly. 

My little sister's baptism is tomorrow.
I'm so excited about it!!
That I could go jump in our pool right now!
Unfortunately it is only 10 in the morning. :P

Miss Woodhouse. Even though she likes 
Matthew Macfayden's performance as Mr Darcy better. Don't comment!
You will find that I am full of silly craziness that I will spill on you if you say you
too like MM as Mr Darcy. (kidding) 

Also I would like to apologize for the horrid pic of myself I posted.
 It really does not look a thing like me. :P

God Bless,

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I'm back and here I am :)

  Hello peoples! I'm back and this is the day I am going to show what I look like. Really.
I am not meaning to be crazy in the picture I am posting at the end of this post but I always make the funniest faces when it is my turn to get shot. :P
  While I was gone I was awarded! Oh, and thank you all for voting on the polls.

Beth Grace awarded me this!

1. Must state the rules.
2. Thank the awarded and link back to them.
3. Must pass this award on to 5 other bloggers.
List their names with links to their award winning blogs.
4. Must notify the awarded bloggers by commenting on their blog.
5. Share 7 unusual things about yourself. Something that not many people could say about themselves.

My seven unusual things: 

1. I am fully disgusted with cheese cake. (ugh... horrid to even think about it)
2. Disney's BOLT is one of my favourite movies.
3. I am thinking of switching over to Wordpress!! (shocking)
4. The Sultan on Aladdin is adorable.
5. I write children's stories (well, I try to)
6.  Disliking Willoughby from S&S with a purple passion is not unusual! Is it? 

K. Barrett awarded me this and this is the second Your Blog Is Great award I've received. 

1. Put a link to who gave you this award.

2. Put the award on your post.
3. Choose five blogs to receive the award.
4. Let them know you awarded them.
Five blogs:

                                              Now, here I am. :)

So now everyone knows what I look like and Miss Abilaine is revealed. Thank you all again for your wonderfulness. And... Happy Summer. :P 
God Bless you all,

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Good bye ladies... I'm going to Africa!

  Not really but I will not be posting anything for a whole week. My upcoming week is fairly packed with commitments so I hope everyone can spare me. I will still be keeping up with peoples posts and I will still comment.
  But until we meet again,
  God Bless,

Friday, June 15, 2012

I found it!!!

   I found something that was so totally cool I just had to share it with you. Day BY Day (authoress Natasha Marie) has some very wonder WALLPAPER that I was going crazy over. So please go and check it out. You shall be glad you did.

God Bless,

P.S. I've been in terror that my posts have been eaten... Blogger has been giving me trouble.

The end! and some questions

(Emma) It cannot end! (Mr Elton) It has...

   The end has come and I am very sad, indeed.
 Not as sad I should be though. :)
  I had lots and lots of fun despite my sickness. I hope the last week has made all of you to love Emma a little better (impossible for crazy Emma fans... until they read Emma again) and see that matchmaking may get you into bunches of trouble! :)
  The Emma quiz answers were answered perfectly by all who look the quiz. :) And the winner of my caption contest is...

          Miss Melody of Regency Delight~Jane Austen etc.

   And I have a few questions for you that you all can only answer. And I am by no means copying Miss Dashwood's post.
 The name of my blog has bothered me for a while now. I could stand to have a little more variety where my posts go and I really could use some help.
  Should I start another blog that is not only about Emma or should I change the name of this blog and post about Jane Austen and period dramas? Also I've been thinking of starting a writing blog.
  A penny for your thoughts ladies. Thanks ever so.

  I've been awarded as well! By:

    Miss Elizabeth of The Country Handmaiden

Thank you, dear!


1. Choose two people you feel have been kind to you in the blogging sphere
2. List one aspect of each one's kindness to you

Lets see, two people... 

Marissa has given me advice and help through my blogging adventures.
Emelie and Marissa both urged me to start a blog... that was a blessed day! :)

God Bless you,

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Toy Story, UP, and Ann with an "E"

I know this has nothing at all to do with Emma Week but I wanted to enter my entries before if 'twas too late to do so! So here they are SINK ME! Hope you get a laugh out of them, dears! I could only enter 3 though!!

Quote from: Anne of Green Gables
Picture from: Little Women

Quote from: Northanger Abbey
Picture from: the BBC (2009)

Quote from: Mulan
Picture from: the BBC (2009) Emma 
(I was wondering if I should do this or not...)

God Bless you,

The last day... almost

  Just wanted to say that I have been in "the depths of despair" because I've been down with a "stomach virus" of sorts for 24 hours and still am not well. Oh, the joy of being sick! I did not post anything yesterday because I felt that the BBC Emma Costume Study was better to be done later... after Emma Week.
  I am still taking entries for my Emma-themed Caption Contest and will be until tomorrow. Then I shall choose through the entries myself... instead of letting you peoples do it. :P
I know everyone is busy thinking up something for Miss Amy Dashwood's contest at Sink Me!
  But, anyway, here are some banners or buttons that I've made in honour of Emma Week. You can find them (if you think any are worth sticking on your blog) on my banner page. :)

Love this one even if I DID make it...


God Bless you,

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Quotes from Emma (the novel) and the films

“Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.” (Opening sentence)

“There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.”
“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”
“Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.”

“Whom are you going to dance with?” asked Mr. Knightley.
   She [Emma] hesitated for a moment, and then replied “With you, if you will ask me.”
   “Will you?” said he, offering his hand.
   “Indeed I will. You have shown 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.”

“…I hate Italian singing.---There is no understanding a word of it.” ~Harriet Smith

“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” ~Emma

“I always deserve the best treatment, because I never put up with any other.” ~Emma
"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more." ~Mr Knightley


The Miramax (1996) Emma quotes:

  I can think of nothing less appealing than an evening of watching other people dance. Go    on! ~Mr. Knightley  
[throwing stick for dog to fetch] 
 Then you shall have to dance yourself. ~Emma 
 I have no taste for it. I'd rather fetch that stick. ~Mr. Knightley
 I'll try to remember to bring it to the ball. ~Emma
 [pause] I just want to stay here where it's cozy. ~Mr. Knightley 

  Dear Diary, Today I tried not to think about Mr. Knightly. I tried not to think about him when I discussed the menu with Cook... I tried not to think about him in the garden where I thrice plucked the petals off a daisy to acertain his feelings for Harriet. I don't think we should keep daisies in the garden, they really are a drab little flower. And I tried not to think about him when I went to bed, but something had to be done.
[gets out of bed and replaces a picture of Harriet with a picture of a dog] ~Emma writing her diary

  I rode through the rain! I'd - I'd ride through worse than that if I could just hear your voice telling me that I might, at least, have some chance to win you. ~Mr. Knightley

  It left us speechless, quite speechless I tell you, and we have not stopped talking of it since. ~Miss Bates 

  I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control. ~Emma

  Has an invitation arrived for a party at the Coles? ~Emma  No, thank Heaven. The Coles are nice people, but we should have to go outside to get there. ~Mr. Woodhouse 

Marry me. Marry me, my wonderful, darling friend. ~Mr. Knightley :)

Mr. Knightley, if I have not spoken, it is because I am afraid I will awaken myself from this dream. ~Emma

One does not like to generalize about so many people all at once, Mr. Knightley, but you may be sure that men know nothing about their hearts, whether they be six-and-twenty, or six-and-eighty. ~ Emma

I do not profess to be an expert in the field of fashion (though my friends say I have quite the eye) but I can tell you, there is a shocking lack of satin! ~Mrs. Elton 

"Try not to kill my dogs." ~Mr. Knightley 


The BBC (2009) Emma quotes:

   "Emma Woodhouse was borne with the sun shining." ~Opening quote 

"That man is so full of himself, I'm surprised he can stay on his horse." ~Mr. Knightley about Mr. Elton

“ ‘Knightley’, indeed. Never seen him in her life, and she calls him ‘Knightley’! Insufferable woman! Horrible, upstart, vulgar being with her ‘Mr E.’ and her ‘caro sposo’ and her carriages and air of pert pretentions and underbred finery. Actually to discover that Mr Knightley is a gentleman, and that the woman who brought me up should be ladylike! I’ve never met her equal! ‘Knightley’, indeed! I’ve known him all my life, and even I don’t call him that!" ~Emma

Emma: You know I love you, I always have and I always will. But we can never marry!! [pause] That's all! [runs out the door] 
Mr Knightley: Emma! [Mr. Knightley chases after Emma] Emma...
Emma: You must know I could never leave him!
Mr Knightley: Of course. Your father. I too have been giving this some thought...
Emma: He has spent the whole of my life terrified that this would happen (that I would be taken away from Hartfield). He could not bare it and I will not do it!
Mr Knightley: As I said... [detains Emma from leaving]. As I said, I've been looking for a salutation.
Emma: There is no salutation!! [bursts into tears again]
Mr Knightley: [takes her hands in his] My heart is here. [Emma is calmer] Now what does it matter where I live, if my heart is in the right place?
Emma: What...
Mr Knightley: I'm moving to Hartfield. For as long as your father lives.
Emma: You would do that... for me?
Mr Knightley: I might walk back and forth a few times a day. {Emma laughs] But... I would do far more, without a second thought. 
Mr Knightley: Let's go. Let's go and tell him (Mr. Woodhouse).
Emma: What, now?
Mr Knightley: Mmmm... yes. Now. ~ Emma and Mr. Knightley (I LOVE that scene to pieces) :)

I'm going to ask Mr. Knightley to teach me Chinese. [pause] Do you think Jane, could speak Chinese? ~Emma to Miss Bates 

And then there is the cake to think about...
OH, cake! Surely not.
Yes, father, but you would not want to appear ungenerous?
Of course not, I'm the soul of generosity!
Yes, of course you are... so there must be cake.
NO, no! Cake is bad for you. Especially the young! NO, cake. ~Mr. Woodhouse and Emma

Not a fraction, Miss Smith! the painting... [looks over at Emma]... must be perfect. ~Mr. Elton

This was rich find...
"A mile's walk and a daily scolding of Emma is just what Dr. Perry prescribes." -Emma (about Mr. Knightley)

Isabella: You know, I believe my father would worry. I believe George is not well – he is listless and snappish.
Mr. Knightley: What?
Isabella: You are behaving strangely – not yourself. You did not want to go to dinner with the Cavendishes, you did not wish to take the boys to find frogs in the park.
John Knightley: Some might say hesitation was a perfectly normal response to both those invitations.

I have not seen the 1995 Emma (or whatever the date is) so please excuse my not adding quotes from that Emma.

 God Bless,

Guest post by: Emelie Claire

First off, a huge thanks to Abilaine for inviting me to do a guest post for her blog! I was so excited when I got her email! (:

Ok, I think I will start by saying that Emma is my favorite regency movie character!
I had watched the older version of Emma before, but had not been able to listen very well 
The matchmaking started when she was around 10!!
under the circumstances.  I had always said that Pride and Prejudice was my favorite...... at least until recently when my sister and I watched the BBC Emma! My view on Emma was forever changed! I loved it! And so in case you have never heard of Emma (you poor soul) I will write a review just for you.......LOL. Anyway, Emma is a very sweet child growing up, and very privileged for her age. For at the time of her childhood, many sicknesses had broken out, taking many of the women's lives including Emma's mother. Due to the tragic loss of their mothers, many of Emma's little friends were sent off to live with cruel relatives, and well-to-do families.  Emma's father, however, kept her and her sister very close after their mother's death and hired a governess, Miss Taylor, to watch over them, thankfully not sending his children away as others had done. Due to that set of circumstances, Emma grew up very happily! Only she had this one little fault...  she was fascinated with the art of MATCHMAKING!  When she was around the age of 10, she played out weddings under the table with her dolls! But instead of growing out of this little trifle of a habit...... she continued to practice it on real people! And then when someone of her acquaintance was married she took all credit, much to the disgust of her dear friend, Mr Knightley, and her father. Mr Knightley advises strongly against her matchmaking but keeps his sense of integrity about him at all times. 

Quite a gentleman if you ask me! Later on though, Emma's matchmaking results in losing her most beloved friend and governess, Miss Taylor/Mrs Weston. Then in a desperate search for another friend, Emma comes across Miss Harriet Smith.  Mr Knightley, seeing that Harriet is single.... strongly advises against the friendship, all along knowing and stating that the friendship will appeal to Emma's vanity (matchmaking). But no one else sees the danger and therefore promote the friendship. Sadly the situation does appeal to Emma's matchmaking "skills" and throws Harriet into a long and sorrowful journey. You see, Harriet had been taken to a school for girls close to Emma's house when she was a very little girl.  The lady in charge of the school had received payment every month since, but now that Harriet had graduated, her "family" had never come for her. So Harriet stayed with the school helping with whatever was needed at the moment. Recently in the summer, a farming family had invited her out to the countryside with them and she had accepted.  While there she had fallen in love with their son, Mr Martin, much to Emma's painful discovery!  Emma quickly puts a stop to the relationship saying that Harriet could be of higher rank than that and that, if so, she should NOT marry someone as low as a farmer! She then sets about the matter of finding a suitable gentleman for Harriet, but makes a huge mistake by picking Mr Elton as a suitor! Mr Elton is the town's minister, but a very, very proud man! Emma mistakes his interest in her as interest in Harriet!  It all ends up a big mess when Mr. Elton proposes to Emma!!!!!!! Then surprisingly Harriet turns her attention on Mr Knightley!  It is at this point that Emma realizes that SHE is in love with Mr. Knightley, her longtime friend and cannot allow Harriet to marry him! But it all turns out well in the end for Harriet finally realizes that she truly loves Mr. Martin. And Mr Knightley proposes to Emma (FINALLY)!!!! :P  It is such a romantic story! I have left out some characters simply because I can not write about them all and keep your attention at the same time for I am NOT talented at writing and telling stories! ): MY most favorite characters are Emma (of course!) Mrs. Weston, Mr. Weston, and Mr. Knightly, and Miss Bates.  I know you may think me crazy, but I feel terribly sorry for Miss Bates. After all she was NEVER married and lost her dear niece Jane due to financial problems when Jane was little.  Miss Bates and her mother had to send there precious little Jane away to live with another family until she was grown. And so now I am sure you can see why I feel so badly for Miss Bates.  Also, I must say that I love all of the amazing costumes used in the movie! They are all just beautiful! And Emma's hair......I really want to do my hair like her one of these days! Ha ha ha ha! Who doesn't?  And that I believe is all I have to say on the matter!

 A HUGE thanks Abilaine for inviting me to do this guest post! I had a wonderful time! 

Yours truly,

Emelie Claire


 Emelie Claire fellow Emma fan\cousin to me\ Jane Austen nut was kind enough to do this! Please do check out her beautiful blog For Memories Sake

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mr Knightley Day!!!

  June 11th is now Mr Knightley Day! A blog-wide celebrated day that all us silly fan-girls go crazy chattering on about his wonderfulness! And I'm one of them!
   He is cool. Face it peoples! Mr Knightley is purely awesome. Not because his proposal was so great and wonderful and sweet. Not because both Jonny Lee Miller and Jeremy Northam can do the smolder. Not because he owns Donwell Abbey. Not 'cause he wears top hats! (OK... may be) It is because he is such a gentleman.
"His hair cut. Imperative business Indeed."
   In character, in manners and in everything. He is to be held up as the perfect (though he is not exactly perfect) example of the gentleman. Not Mr. Elton!
  He sacrificed so much in telling Emma what he thought of her meddling. First in scolding her for her interference in Harriet's life and secondly in making her see how wrong she was in openly mocking Miss Bates in the company of people who would be guided by her treatment of the lady. Think... she might have never spoken to him again. Yet she did! That was exaggerated. :)
I call this picture... Good Guy Forever Pic! :)
   And as Hayden of Story Girl puts it... "Some girls may be looking for their Sir Percy. Some girls may be looking for their Mr Darcy. But I am looking for my Mr Knightley". (forgive me of I misquoted that, dear)  That was inspirational! Those are my thought exactly... well, I may change the order. Let's not go there. :)  
    I think everyone wants a Mr Knightley! Sir Percy may be your favourite literary hero, Percy fans, but that does not mean you really want a guy who spent most of his time rescuing poor peasants from the evil clutches of... oh who were the bad guys in The Scarlet Pimpernel? Never mind. Mr Darcy may be your favourite literary hero, (cue Darcy fans) but that does not mean that you would be happy with a guy who jumps in his pond whenever he feels like it and goes parading about your fathers grounds in a big, black coat. We know this did not happen in the book so ignore that.
("Knight in Shinning Pajamas" anyone?)  hehehehe...
     Nope! I think a Mr Knightley would do for all of us.
  He is agreeable and hardly outspoken. I know both Mr Darcy and Sir Percy are NOT outspoken! (well, Sir Percy's cover-character may be) :)
  But back to Mr. Knightley.
WE share your joy Emma... :)
 Even when I watched the 1996 Emma with my mom for the first time, I always liked the guy in the coattails, but after viewing the 2009 Emma it was "like at first sight". And please tell me I am not the only one who feels that Mr Knightley is purely great? However, I did not always, really, really like Mr Knightley. Don't freak out Melody and Eva-joy!?! *sighs in relief.
  But anyway.
  I think that Jane Austen liked him the most out of all the wonderful heroes she created. He has some first rate qualities about him. He always showed such strong character in everything he did. When Robert Martin came and asked advice he gave it.
  You see that Mr Knightley is universally acknowledged to be a man of sound character and judgement. He is wonderful. He was wonderful when he asked Harriet to dance, too.
  And he is so benevolent! "PORK! Oh, what a happy pork it must have come from. HAHAHAHAH..."

Tell me I am not the only one who loves this scene to pieces? It is so sweet and to tell you the truth... I tear up when it starts playing.
So when all is said and done... Mr Knightely is great and shall always be great. :)
 And I am adding the proposal because it is just too sweet.

Watch it please? Do I have to ask?

God Bless,

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Emma (1996) review

How do I start this post? How does it compare with the BBC Emma? How can I sit here writing this knowing full well that all (I put all) my followers are going to form a bloggy-friends-comment-war? :) WARNING: the post you are about to indulge in is smothered in spoilers and the like but it shall be lovely. Lovely, Lovely! And you shall not stop talking of it when I am done.

Please don't laugh at this cover. Please?!

Now please keep in mind this is the first Emma adaption I have seen and I cannot help from loving it.
The Miramax Emma (as I call it) is scoffed at by Janeite's more than being praised by them! Jeremy Northam and Gwyneth Paltrow are critiqued until what honor they had in playing as Emma and Mr. Knightley has... vanished. And the minor characters are laughed at (to be frank) and somehow this... um... 'guys' theme song plays as he (Frank) makes his entrance in the "darker forces" scene. As Maria Elisabeth puts it. Secondly: I shall be comparing it to the BBC Emma more than I ought. Even though I raged about Janeites comparing it.


Gwyneth Paltrow's Emma has been said to be too old for the part. I disagree! Though she is not as young as Emma is supposed to be she does not seem old but then again... which actor did seem 'young enough'?  She has the elegance, the snobbery, and the matchmaker sparkle in her eye.
She can be sweet and artless and then she can be plotting and planning everyone's lives for them. Overall this Emma is not wholly bad. No, indeed!
She is my favourite and my idea on that shall not be moved even if everyone does love RG best. :)

MR. Knightley

I'm going to London... so there! 
First I would like to say something about Jeremy Northam's Mr. Knightley. Wait! I'll say something later in the week. :) *winks at Miss Woodhouse*
For my part JN's Mr. Knightley was wonderful. Yes, he may seem a little too young and is a little unlike the Mr. Knightley we know and love in the book. He is a little like a suitor instead of an "old family friend" but I am not bothered in the least on that score. He is very nice, very dashing (Mr. Knightley was not terribly dashing in the book or the BBC Emma but let us forget that part about his character) I like this Mr. Knightley very much! He is not my favourite but he is a wonderful, wonderful Mr. Knightley.
 Defence coming quite soon.

Harriet Smith is nice in this adaption. She was not like the book... though she was sweet and charming. She did not match the description the book gave... but she is a nice red-head. And this scene is SO funny. NO! Overly funny. 
"Court and ship. Ship and court... courtship!!! He writes to me about courtship! Ohhh..."   
This Harriet is not Harriet, but if you know what I mean, I guess it is all the same. I thought she did over react about Mr. Elton... and why she ever liked him escaped me. 

Mr Elton was slimy to the last! You think he could have been a little bit more "gentlemanly" because Emma was always holding him up to Harriet as an example of the gentlemen. He never really struck me as a guy that would suit Harriet... I mean the actor! And I was appalled when I realized he played as a weird professor in a certain "spy" movie my younger sibling's love!
Anyway I do not like this Mr. E, and to be perfectly blunt, I do not like the other one as well!
This one was too... nerdy and the other one was too creepy to be Mr. Elton. But I love the fact that both Mr. Elton's have flyaway hair styles, however. :P

Mrs. Elton was perfect! But she looked so OLD!
 Too old in fact to be a Mrs. Elton. But I DO think she has the voice to say, "I can tell you... there is a shocking lack of satin!"
And with all her sniffs and snorts I would say I like her very much, indeed. But the other Miss Augusta Hawkins was better to be sure.
Another thing. She was very persistent with Jane Fairfax in this adaption which amused me.

The Bateses were very well done. I did like this Miss Bates better than the other but Mrs. Bates was better in the BBC version. We never really see much of her but I do like the BBC one better. ;)
Frank Churchill was completely and utterly Obi Wan Kenobi! And my cousin says he looks like a young Mad Hatter... I mean no offence to those who like this Frank. But it is fun to joke with my brother about it. Jane Fairfax was very pretty, very shy, very ladylike but I did not like her very well at all in this Emma. She seemed very shallow and too calm all the time. 

The Westons. My complaint is this. You don't see enough of them.  But, unlike the book, the film Mrs Weston leads Emma to realize that she indeed loves Mr Knightley.
I do not think Mr. Weston would act the way this Mr. W does (my! I just sounded like Mrs. E)  But, however, they are a cute couple and I do like the way Emma showed that she was happy about Jane and Frank marrying to make him happy. :P
Excuse the hole... :0  

I love this Emma but it does leave out so much. The trip to Box Hill and the Strawberry picking excursion were combined. And the whole thing is not long enough for you to truly understand the characters... very well. Mr. Knightley is not shown half as much as I would like. But the quotes from this are so outrageously funny!! 


I do like Emma's funny expressions and such and I found the picture on the left rather amusing!
Also her gowns and such are very pretty. This Emma showed more of my favourite Regency styles for women.
Her hair does annoy me sometimes but I do like her wedding hair style.

The archery scene was very cute. And my friend was sadly disappointed (for she has not read the book) that the BBC version did not show that Emma was an archer. :) I would were her archer dress for eternity. It is very pretty and I shall be talking about it and several other of my favourite gowns on the Wednesday, the 13th. :)  

I protest Mrs. Weston. I like Jane Fairfax but nothing past that... nothing.


I like most of the scenery. It is very lush and green... though most of the scenes were in doors. ;) I say this because I am just obsessed with liking movies that have lots & lots of outdoor scenes.

sorry for the bad, bad quality 


I love the music in this film! It is very happy and matchmaker-ish. 
If you know what I mean. 
I've been meaning to buy it but have not gotten around to doing so.
Most of it makes you laugh without knowing why.

the costumes in this are different and those shoes made me laugh

This is for my cousin Emelie Claire. She liked the "bonnet scene" as she calls it. And look at the bonnet, peoples.. its just so cute there hanging. :) And off course the story ends in a happily ever after.

"I do not pretend to be an expert in the field of fashion, but I can tell you...
there is a shocking lack of satin!"  

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