olde_fashioned: (N&S -- kiss -- so this is love)
Just a little something I've been working on (and have just finished, yay!), and thought you all might enjoy. :-)

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olde_fashioned: (N&S -- Thornton look away)
But I simply couldn't resist. ;-) For those of you not familiar with The Republic of Pemberley, they have a very amusing board where people may post pretending to be fictional characters asking Pride & Prejudice's Lady Catherine de Bourgh for advice, rather like a Dear Abby column. Then others must reply as a Jane Austen character, any character from any of her stories other than Lady Catherine and Mr. Collins, and give silly advice back. It's quite humourous, and the other day I simply could not abandon the idea that popped into my head one day. ;-) I already posted this at RoP, but I'm sharing here for all of you to enjoy.

[Note: don't read this if you want to avoid spoilers for the book and mini series of North & South -- it's loaded with them!]

So! Ladies and Gentlemen, without further ado, I bring you A foolish passion? )
olde_fashioned: (N&S -- true love (train car kiss))
The first challenge for [livejournal.com profile] ns_stillness has now been posted HERE. :-D I hope those of you who enjoy icontests and North & South will join in!


A Quote

Feb. 8th, 2008 06:26 pm
olde_fashioned: (N&S -- Margaret exquisite colouring)
This heads Chapter 17 of Elizabeth Gaskell's North & South. I love that she included appropriate quotations at the beginning of each of her chapters, and I really like this one. When I first read the book last summer I wrote out and saved the verse, rediscovering it only this afternoon while cleaning my room. ;-)

There are briars besetting every path... )
olde_fashioned: (N&S -- Margaret black despair)
100 icons of the wonderful and gorgeous North & South that I made for the [livejournal.com profile] obsessive100 themed icon community. For those of you unfamiliar with themed icons, half were supposed to fit a predetermined list of themes, and those icons are housed in each applicable slot. (Please note: the theme/numbers are ABOVE the icons this time)

As always textless icons are not bases. If planning to use any of my work please do unto others as you would have them do unto you. ;-) (i.e., credit and comment!)

1 2 3

Comments are appreciated as I really excercised my creative muscles for this batch and I'd love to know what you all think.
You 'ave to look 'ard... )
olde_fashioned: (N&S -- Margaret with a book)
It is a fact universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

I've decided to take a poll and see who everyone's favourite literary hero is. ;-) Mind, I mean the character from the book, not the actors from the movie! Who is the kindest, the best knight in shining armour, the most chivalrous, the noblest? You decide!

Vote! )
olde_fashioned: (N&S -- Margaret with a book)
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Title: North & South
Written by: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Genre: Classic Literature, Fiction, 19th C. Brit Lit

Despite the somber undertones of hardship, strife, and death, this was quite an enjoyable story, and the characters really seem to jump off the page. Margaret, in particular, is very likeable, and is closely seconded by John Thornton. Both are strangers to the other’s way of life, and consequently many misunderstandings ensue! Add a dash of romance and you have a classic love story, that had me turning pages so fast I managed to finish the book in four and a half days straight. I loved it, and would highly recommend it to anybody!

The copy I read was borrowed from the library, and someone had stuck a small yellow post-it-note on one of the last pages. They wrote a note saying, "watch the movie with Richard Armitage and Daniela Denby-Ashe -- it's wonderful!" I thought that was really cute, and she's right -- watch the movie!! ;-)

Warning! Spoilers for both the book and the mini-series follow!

After a minute or two, he gently disengaged her hands from her face, and laid her arms as they had once before been placed to protect him from the rioters. // 'Do you remember, love?' he murmured. 'And how I requited you with my insolence the next day?' )


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