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A Heart Always Remembers || Anne/Wentworth Fanmix

01. All This Time / OneRepublic || 02.  Dust to Dust / The Civil Wars || 03. The Lonely / Christina Perry || 04. Broken / Leona Lewis || 05. Wonder / Lauren Aqulina || 06. The Way I Feel / Nemesea || 07. Why Should I Care / Sara Evans || 08. In My Veins / Andrew Belle

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important literary criticism from me and admiralcakbar

frenchswissborder Asked:
Never have I ever had acne. (I'm serious. Never. Not a single zit. I don't know why.)

My answer:


In response to Let’s play a version of Never Have I Ever where if I’ve done something and you haven’t then I’ll write you a 3 sentence fic based on your url/blog

Modern-Day Persuasion. From one Janeite to another. 

"Oh, fuck yeah, I love this song!" Mary reaches over and cranks the volume up on the radio and Anne forces down a surge of irritation. Touching another person’s radio without asking was heinously rude and an Unforgivable Crime, in her opinion, one that, sadly, many people did not share. 

"Man Rule Number One, Annie," Fred told her mock-seriously, one tawny lock of hair falling in his eyes as he looked over at her, where she sat in his passenger seat, watching him amusedly, "Never touch another man’s car radio."

"Why do I feel like ‘car radio’ is just a euphemism for ‘penis’?" Anne snarked back, but her lovely brown eyes sparkled at him in a way that made his pulse jump.

He glared at her. “You’ll understand when you get your own car, someday.”

"Hey!" Anne said. "Low blow, Wentworth. Low blow." 

"I’ll help you pick it out," Fred said, his eyes darting to her and then back to the road again. "Promise."

Anne’s fingers tightened on her steering wheel at the memory. She got her car six years ago; her relationship with Fred ended seven. 

Like most things, she ended up doing it all alone.

"He was a skater boy," Mary belted, her voice half a note off-key, as it always was. Not enough to be truly heinous, but not enough to be good, either. "She said, ‘see-ya later, boy!’ He wasn’t good enough for her."

Anne flinched.

Since when did a crummy Avril Lavigne song make her sentimental?

Ignoring Mary’s cries, Anne abruptly jabbed the power button with her finger, silencing Avril forever.

It was her car, after all. 

You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod, phone, iTunes, media player, etc and write down the first 20 songs then pass this on to 10 people. One rule: No skipping.

I was tagged by janeaustenfinancialadvisor

  1. Grace Kelly, Mika
  2. Bigger Than My Body, John Mayer
  3. Holy Ground, Taylor Swift
  4. Bluebird, Sara Bareilles
  5. Counting Stars, OneRepublic
  6. Daydreamer, Adele
  7. Symbol of a Lost Cause, Ginny Owens
  8. I Saw Her Standing There, The Beatles
  9. Quando, Quando, Quando, Michael Buble
  10. The Alter, Nichole Nordeman
  11. Somewhere Other Than The Night, Garth Brooks
  12. Tap At My Window, Laura Marling
  13. What Hurts The Most, Rascall Flatts
  14. I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Frank Sinatra
  15. Jeremy, Pearl Jam
  16. I Can’t Make You Love Me, Bonnie Raitt
  17. Brave, Sara Bareilles
  18. Home, Nichole Nordeman
  19. It Hasn’t Been Long Enough, Eric Hutchison
  20. Kiss With a Fist, Florence + The Machine   

Fair representation of my ipod. Not tagging anybody. But if anyone feels moved to do so, it’s kind of fun. 


A few months had seen the beginning and the end of their acquaintance; but not with a few months ended Anne’s share of suffering from it. Her attachment and regrets had, for a long time, clouded every enjoyment of youth, and an early loss of bloom and spirits had been their lasting effect. 

I’ve always hated this assertion that Anne wasn’t beautiful, (see her father’s thoughts about her looks).  Sally Hawkins might not be stunning but I do think the intent was that Anne’s low spirits are the reason for always assuming she’s “lost the bloom of youth.” Anyways I intend to show Anne being beautiful when her spirits are lifted. 


Haunted || Anne/Wentworth Fanmix

01. Storm / Lifehouse || 02. Running Away / Hoobastank || 03. Everything Remids Me Of You / Jewel || 04. Once / Rascal Flatts || 05. It’s All For You / Leona Lewis || 06. Become / The Goo Goo Dolls || 07. Standing In Front of You / Kelly Clarkson || 08. If You Could / Nemesea

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My #Austen collection #janeausten #prideandprejudice #senseandsensibility #Emma #persuasion #northangerabbey #bookcollection

"'The notions of a young man of one or two and twenty,' said he, 'as to what is necessary in manners to make him quite the thing, are more absurd, I believe, than those of any other set of beings in the world. The folly of the means they often employ is only to be equaled by the folly of what they have in view.'"

Persuasion, Jane Austen

Pretty early cutoff, doncha think.


Hmm which one should I read… #wutheringheights #emilybronte #persuasion #janeausten #decisionsdecisions

mybygoneworld Asked:
Hmmm the 2007 Persuasion - Cpt Wentworth! I tried including a link to a pic but it yelled at me : ) Idk this is my favorite version of Persuasion, I love the book!

My answer:


not my type | alright | cute | adorable | hot | sexy | LORD MERCY

I quite like that version myself, actually. I definitely prefer Rupert Penry-Jones to Ciaran Hinds. (Unpopular opinion, I think? I don’t really care.)



Bought on location.

1. Sanditon and Other Stories, Jane Austen: bought in Winchester, where Austen died before she could finish the book.
2. Persuasion, Jane Austen: bought at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, the city part of the novel takes place in.
3. The Trial, Franz Kafka: bought at the Shakespeare and Sons bookstore in Prague, the city Kafka grew up in.
4. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh: bought at Castle Howard, the setting of both film adaptations of the novel.


literature meme — ten prose [7/10]

Persuasion by Jane Austen (1818)

Persuasion is Jane Austen’s last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma and completed it in August 1816. She died, aged 41, in 1817; Persuasion was published in December of that year (but dated 1818).

More than eight years before the novel opens, Anne Elliot, then a lovely, thoughtful, warm-hearted 19-year old, accepted a proposal of marriage from the handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth. He was clever, confident, and ambitious, but poor and with no particular family connections to recommend him. Sir Walter, Anne’s fatuous, snobbish father and her equally self-involved older sister Elizabeth were dissatisfied with her choice, maintaining that he was no match for an Elliot of Kellynch Hall, the family estate. Her older friend and mentor, Lady Russell, acting in place of Anne’s late mother, persuaded her to break the engagement, for she, too, felt it was an imprudent match that was beneath Anne.

Now 27 and still unmarried, Anne re-encounters her former love when his sister and brother-in-law, the Crofts, take out a lease on Kellynch. Wentworth is now a captain and wealthy from maritime victories in the Napoleonic wars. However, he has not forgiven Anne for rejecting him. While publicly declaring that he is ready to marry any suitable young woman who catches his fancy, he privately resolves that he is ready to become attached to any appealing young woman with the exception of Anne Elliot.

The self-interested machinations of Anne’s father, her older sister Elizabeth, Elizabeth’s widowed friend Mrs. Clay, and William Elliot (Anne’s cousin and her father’s heir) constitute important subplots.

 In many respects, Persuasion marks a break with Austen’s previous works, both in the more biting, even irritable satire directed at some of the novel’s characters and in the regretful, resigned outlook of its otherwise admirable heroine, Anne Elliot, in the first part of the story. Against this is set the energy and appeal of the Royal Navy, which symbolises for Anne and the reader the possibility of a more outgoing, engaged, and fulfilling life, and it is this worldview which triumphs for the most part at the end of the novel. [x]

Striving to always be the half hope part of the equation by posting any and all things Persuasion.
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