Friday, November 2, 2012

The Tag of Elevens (Everyone's tagged!)

I've been tagged! You may have noticed that I haven't done many tags recently, but this one I have to give a try at!

I was tagged by Melody of Regency Delight ~Jane Austen, etc.~ in her tag. Thanks for tagging me, Melody!

1. You must post eleven facts about yourself. 
2. You must also answer the eleven questions the awarder has given you and make up eleven questions for your awardees to answer in turn. 
3. Tag eleven fellow bloggers 
4. Notify them that you've awarded them 
5. No tagging back 
6. And the eleven blogs you tag must have less than 200 followers.

Okay, a lot of people seem to be bending the first rule a little bit, so I'm going to do the same. I won't be post 11 facts about myself, but if you're interested, you can look at my previous tags that I've posted about. I'm sure there are more than 11 in past tags.

So, here are Melody's eleven questions! 

1. What's your favorite hair-and-eye color combination?
Hmmm... Not quite sure on this one. I've never really thought about it. I guess it depends on the person?
2. Who is an unpopular character you rather like but would find difficult to defend?

Dan Stevens as Edward Ferrars
Oooh! This is a hard one! Usually, if a character is already unpopular than I don't particularly like them anyways. Probably the character that comes closest in books/period dramas I've seen is Edward Ferrars from Sense and Sensibility. There are a lot of people out there that really don't like how he "lead" Elinor on when he had no right to, but I can kind of see why he did it. He was engaged to Lucy and fell out of love with her, but he couldn't break his promise to Lucy (after all, in those days it was better for the lady to break off the engagement). At the same time, he fell in love with Elinor who was, shall we say it?, better than Lucy. He didn't want to hurt Elinor and he was hurting too since he was engaged to a woman he no longer loved and couldn't propose to the one he loved. So, I felt sorry for him.
The Bennet girls from the 1980s Pride
and Prejudice

3. What is your second-favorite version of Pride and Prejudice? (It might be assumed that those who like P&P95 would have P&P05 as their second-favorite and vice versa, but this is not always the case.) And if you haven't seen at least two versions of P&P... why haven't you? :D

I have only seen two versions of Pride and Prejudice all the way through. My favorite is, of course, the 1995 miniseries starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth. The second one was the 1981 miniseries starring Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul. I didn't like the 1981 version all that much (though it is accurate to the book, it's pretty slow moving and I wasn't too fond of the cast either), but I guess that one is my "second favorite". I've seen parts of the 2005 movie and the 1940 movie, but was very unimpressed with those and comparatively, the 1981 version was better.

4. What is the book you're most embarrassed to tell people you haven't read when they ask? (Not that I want to embarrass you or anything. Haha.)
Not counting the fact that I'm very slowing moving through Mansfield Park? Or how I hadn't finished Little Dorrit? (Wow, I'm already embarrassing myself :-P ). There aren't any that I can think of that I would be embarrassed to admit. I haven't read Great Expectations, but I never really intended to read it (I wasn't too fond of the versions I watched), so that one doesn't really count, does it?

5. What is your favorite game? (As in, card and board games.)
There are a couple that I like. My brother owns a game called Power Grid where you run an electric company (you have to buy coal, oil, etc. in order to power your power plants in different cities); I've played it a few times with my parents and my brother (and the last time I almost won! But I ran out of resources and couldn't power my power plants...). It's an extremely fun game! It also gets interesting when you're bidding on buying power plants: once, my brother and I were caught in a fierce bidding war and since I had money I just kept driving the price up :-D. I must have doubled the price, but it was a really good plant to have! But anyways, if you're looking for a strategy game and you want a brief lesson on economics, definitely try Power Grid.

6. Do you typically write in cursive or printing?
Printing, but I want to make my cursive look nicer... My handwriting isn't pretty: it's clear, but not pretty.

7. What is something you promised yourself when you were younger that you would never do, but ended up doing later on?
Nothing that I can think of...

8. How do you say "era"--"air-uh" or "ear-uh"?

9. Do you keep a journal/diary, and if so, do you write in it often?
No. I've attempted it a couple of times, but I could never stick to it. I'm not that big of a writer, so I guess after starting a jornal, I grew bored with it after a little while.
"Perhaps I don't keep a journal at all!"

"Not keep a journal! How are your absent cousins to understand the tenour of your life in Bath without one? How are the civilities and compliments of every day to be related as they ought to be, unless noted down every evening in a journal? How are your various dresses to be remembered, and the particular state of your complexion, and curl of your hair to be described in all their diversities, without having constant recourse to a journal?" ~Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey

Well, Mr. Tilney, I've managed quite well! :-P

10. If you could suddenly have the ability to play an instrument that you've never even tried before, which would you choose?
That I haven't tried before, probably violin. It has such a nice sound!

11. Which fellow blogger are you the most curious to know the looks of? (I mean, admit it. We're all curious, are we not?)
Well, let's see. I've seen a couple of pictures of some of you out there, so I know what some of you look like.  But limiting it down to one? I'd have to say Melody. She's been such a very good friend from the early months of my blogging and I've worked with her on numerous occasions.

So now for my eleven questions!

  1. What two authors would you like to have met?
  2. Which do you prefer: cookies or brownies?
  3. Which version of Sense and Sensibility is your second favorite? And if you haven't seen Sense and Sensibility (which, why is that? It's a good book/period drama!), pick a period drama that you've seen two adaptations of and say which one is your second favorite.
  4. Which two minor characters from two different period dramas do you think would become good friends if they ever met?
  5. If you could have any unusual pet (not like a dog or a cat), what would you have?
  6. Which subject in school is/was your favorite? Least favorite?
  7. Without any regards to money or time or skill, if you could sew any outfit from any period drama, which outfit would you sew?
  8. What period drama that you haven't seen would you like to watch next?
  9. What country would you like to visit in your lifetime?
  10. Name a non-period drama movie that you like.
  11. Okay, you've been given money to design your own house. What would it look like?
And like I said before, everyone is tagged! So if you wish to do a tag, but haven't done one in a while and you haven't been tagged in this tag yet, feel free to answer these questions!

 God Bless,
God Bless, Miss Elizabeth Bennet

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I love your blog that I just discovered yesterday!

    I answered all your questions :-)


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