I find this rather nice because although I enjoy filling out tags from various blogging events, I sometimes feel that I don't have time to participate fully and shouldn't really fill out the tag if I'm not going to do anything else.
Anyways, moving on. :D
~Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
~Tell how you were introduced to Jane Austen and share one fun fact about your Janeite life (this fun fact can be anywhere from "I stayed up all night reading Emma," to "I visited Chawton and met Anna Chancellor.").
~Answer the tagger's questions.
~Write seven questions of your own.
~Tag as few as one or as many as seven other Janeites and let them know you've tagged them.
All-righty. I've told the story multiple times on this blog, I think, so I should try to be brief. Though I had heard vaguely of Jane Austen before, it was really one of those names that float around in my mind without really having a place to belong, until one of my sisters introduced me to the 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, which we watched during one of our just-the-two-of-us girls' night thingies that we used to have when she actually lived nearby, sniff. (Um, anyways.) After that it all happened in a blur. I wanted more and more, items with "Jane Austen" printed somewhere on the cover were checked out from the library with alarming frequency, I talked the subject to death with anybody who would listen (especially if they could at all empathize), in early 2011 I started this blog, and today I am as you see me. I've been a Janeite for about five years now (wow...) depending on when I really started being a Janeite... and I'm not sure how to figure that out but it was sometime in 2009. ;)
Fun fact about my Janeite life... ummmm, for my sixteenth birthday I had a Jane Austen party which was very fun indeed. Looking back on it, I was something of an amateur Janeite at the time and I rather wish I'd have done it when I Knew More, but it really was very lovely.
And now for Miss Jane's questions...
~Do you have a favorite Austen couple? If so, what do you think their married life would be like?
~Who is your favorite minor character, in any of Miss Austen's books?
ARGH I DON'T KNOW. That question is too hard. Ummm... I really like Mrs. Gardiner from P&P, actually, although I'm not sure she's my favorite.
~List 3-7 of your favorite Austen quotes.
1. “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” ~Mr. Tilney, Northanger Abbey
2. "The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!" ~Marianne Dashwood, Sense & Sensibility
3. "If I am a wild Beast I cannot help it. It is not my own fault." ~Jane Austen
4. "Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort." ~Mrs. Elton, Emma
5. "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!" ~Caroline Bingley, P&P
6. "For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?" ~Mr. Bennet, Pride & Prejudice
7. "I am not at all in a humour for writing; I must write on till I am." ~Jane Austen
~How many JA books do you own?
P&P - 2 copies
S&S - 1 copy
Emma - 1 copy
Mansfield Park - 2 copies
Northanger Abbey - 1 copy
Persuasion - 1 copy
Complete JA - 1 copy
(The above list excludes a couple of duplicates I have lying around waiting to be presents for some lucky person(s) at some point. :P)
And those are just the books BY Jane Austen, not anything to do with JA... so I hope I answered it appropriately.
~What Austen character do you think you're most like?
In a lot of ways I really am an awful lot like Marianne Dashwood. It's just that I'm not usually as drastic as her about things, haha, and some of her theories of romance I don't quite agree with. I believe, for instance, in knowing the person you intend to marry for a good long time before doing so, and that you won't just know with a flash of lightning that they're for you and that you're going to be happy-ever-after with them. Also, I don't condemn all second loves-- although I have a fondness for the whole Only Person For Me thing. And of course, I believe a woman of seven and twenty is absolutely capable of feeling and inspiring affection. :D
I can be a bit like Catherine Morland with my bookishness although again, I don't really get carried away... I feel somewhat like Fanny Price at times when I am in Company... on the other hand, I have been likened to Elizabeth Bennet before by at least one person who knows me very well. ;)
~Have you read the Juvenilia?
Some of it. One day I will have read all, heehee.
~Favorite movie/TV adaptation of an Austen novel?
Pride and Prejudice (1995). Accuracy combined with being engaging it's the best, hands-down. I also reeeeeally like Emma 2009 though and I can't just go away without mentioning that. ;)
Amy (are you even doing tags anymore? Oh, well, you can answer stuff in a comment if not. ;) )
Miss Elizabeth Bennet
Also, I accordingly tag Miss Jane Bennet and Sophie to answer the following questions in a comment. :)
~What are the top three Jane Austen sites you long to visit?
~Have you ever been to a Jane Austen meeting, book club or anything of the sort?
~What's the very first question to come to your head that you would want to ask Jane Austen if you could see her alive? (No cheating!)
~Heehee... okay. How would you react if you were talking to a young man rather close to your own age and he announced that he was a fan of Jane Austen? ;)
~So pretend that all the Jane Austen adaptations made up to this point, are actually being filmed presently, and you have the option to be an extra in one of them. Which would you select, and what scene would you choose to be in?
~Take one (non-hero/heroine) character from a Jane Austen novel and switch him/her with another one from a different story. Who are they and what do you think would be the consequences?
~You're at a ball which is comprised of twelve dances. As they are done two at a time, you will be able to dance with six of Jane Austen's gentlemen. Three of them are desirable, three of them you do not like at all. You get to pick. Which six are on your list? (They'll still be the ones to ask you, of course. They will magically know to do so, I guess.)
Allll right! :D Have fun!