Been rewatching WOEE
Anyone want to join me in pretending this is Tim Bradford looking at Lucy’s ring before he proposes 🙃
In real life, I have that kind of sex with Dash.
Yes, we know. We all know. Every time he sleeps over. Like three, four times a night.
Really, four times?
I recently started watching The Rookie and I’ve been trying to figure out where I know Bradford from. I finally decided to just Google it... and he’s fucking DASH FROM WITCHES OF EAST END!!
Now I’m upset all over again because WOEE being cancelled still hurts - even in 2021. And that ending!? We needed more.
Me: I’m watching for the plot
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I saw a post on my dash by @cinemaocd and I present to you a Tudors OT3 Verse Silly Post Of Things Thomas Cromwell Will Rant About If You Asked.
Gardiner Is The Fucking Worst
My kids are the best. Just the absolute best. Can I show you a picture they drew.
I LOVE MY SPOUSES dot gif
Also Henry is lucky he’s ridiculously good looking sometimes.
Why The Fuck Is It Raining Again I Miss Italy.
Mihrimah Sultan Is The Best She Adopted Me As Her Dad
I’m using my influence with their majesties to do something about the roads annoying me
The Food Was Terrible I Hate It
Gardiner Remains The Worst
Someone Tried To Arrest Me For Treason And Interrupted My Bath I Am Pissed
Martin Luther Is A Dick. Yes I’m A Reformer. Still A Dick.
Can I interest you in a talk about legislation and infrastructure policy. My daughter in law has some ideas from Istanbul.
Why is Gardiner so obsessed with me
Anne is the best. Just the absolute best. I love her. She’s my wife. Isn’t that amazing.
I love Henry. He’s amazing. Let me tell about him.
its so funny how my dash has become an anti jake gardiner zone this past week lmao
Review – Unexpectedly Wed to the Officer by Jenni Fletcher
About the Book: From shopkeeper… To officer’s wife With a scandal in her past, shopkeeper Henrietta Gardiner has become wary of men, including her friend’s brother, dashing officer Sebastian Fortini. When Henrietta is called upon to take in her three young nephews, Sebastian is on hand to help her, even offering a convenient marriage as a solution! Henrietta starts to realize her new husband’s…
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Saw this on my dash and I STRONGLY disagree with it, as I think it misses a vital point about Darcy’s character arc and development. Everyone aside from Caroline Bingley and Charlotte Lucas thinks Darcy doesn’t like Elizabeth in the early part of the book. Why? Because he made a bad first impression!
Literally everyone in Meryton thinks he is proud and disagreeable and interprets everything he says and does in that light! Elizabeth, who is sensitive to public opinion and who dealt with Darcy’s insult by publically mocking it, is not different from everyone else she knows. Her opinion about Darcy only gets reinforced by everyone around her. The exceptions to this are people whose opinions she doesn’t trust on this topic:
1) Charlotte, whose arguments are based on Darcy’s social status rather than any visible signs or liking for Elizabeth (at one point Charlotte thinks Darcy stares at Elizabeth out of absence of mind) and whom Elizabeth learns to her dismay doesn’t share her ideals or way of thinking about marriage, and whose pragmaticism Elizabeth starts to find mercenary, and
2)Caroline, who does hear straight from Darcy that Darcy thinks Elizabeth is pretty but whom Elizabeth hates for being superficial and superior, and whose opinion Elizabeth completely disregards.
When Darcy comes back to Meryton a second time, you still see the effect of his first visit. Everyone thinks he’s proud and disagreeable. Mrs. Bennet is cold to him because of what he said to Elizabeth a full year ago! (Which imho is kind of a sweet moment from Mrs. Bennet. She doesn’t care how rich and important someone is— her usual marker of “should I be polite” —if they’ve insulted one of her daughters!)
When Darcy proposes a second time, no one believes Elizabeth at first— which is honestly one of the funniest parts in the book to me, and which I never see in adaptations or fanfic really. It’s mind-boggling news! It makes Meryton society completely reevaluate the bad first impression Darcy made! Darcy sees again the consequences of his actions and has to struggle to change his behavior and attitude to live up to his own high standards for himself. It is not an easy change for him! But he does it anyway, which to my mind is the mark of why Darcy is such a beloved Austen hero— he fucks up and fails to be the person he perceives himself to be, he acknowledges it, he struggles mightily to change this.
The fact that everyone saw Darcy’s interactions with Elizabeth in Meryton as a mark of disdain is vitally important in my mind because it makes the time at Pemberley pop out so much more. The time when Darcy behaves like a gentleman rather than a great man, and, as a result, Elizabeth and her aunt and uncle Gardiner are all aware of and surprised by the fact that Darcy has a very marked preference for Elizabeth. He is in a setting where again BECAUSE OF HIS REPEATED BEHAVIOR, everyone thinks he is the best of men/ best of brothers/ best of landlords. He is not known for pride and disdain in Derbyshire because he doesn’t act proud or disdainful there— everyone knows him already and he already knows the social role he is expected to play, unlike in new places or new societies where he has to deal with strangers.
Without that contrast I don’t think we as the audience can really understand Austen’s point about a) how first impressions color all our subsequent interactions with a person, and b) living up to your social duties or standards for yourself means being polite to everyone even when you are uncomfortable. Courtesy towards others should be automatic, and not something you do only when you’re in a good mood.