|Joined DWG:||10 Aug 2012|
|Favorite Jane Austen novel:||Emma|
|Second favorite JA novel:||Persuasion|
|Favorite JA adaptation:||Emma4 (2009)|
Hi! I am Christian, home-schooling, SAHM with three kids (soon to be four), and I am a Jane-a-holic. I use Emma for therapy after a stressful day with kids, Persuasion for a rainy day escape from reality, P&P when I feel young and vibrant, Mansfield Park when I feel mature and virtuous, and Sense and Sensibility when I want some drama. I don't have a problem... Oh, and I've seen every single Jane Austen movie remake that there is (I didn't say I LIKE all of them, but I've seen them). My boys already know at the ages of 2 and 4, that if Mommy is getting fizzled out, that they recommend a "mommy movie" and we drop everything we're doing, cuddle up on the bean bag chairs, and watch Emma 2009.
What am I doing here? I wondered if I was possibly crazy after realizing that I spent quite a bit of nursing time/bed time/shower time/dishes time daydreaming missing pieces to my favorite JA books and movies, and wondered if there was a cure. After visiting this site, I realized that I am in good company, and I don't need a cure after all. Instead, I'm going to go one step further and try to save my brain from Clifford the Big Red Dog and try my hand at writing some of my ideas, mostly for my own enjoyment, but if anyone else happens to enjoy them too, that's wonderful.
I love a great variety of things in every genre, as long as it is well done. I love me some classical music, some Metallica, or some Roy Rogers' yodeling; I love Dr. Seuss, Charles Dickens (my favorite Dickens' book is Little Doritt), Will James (a cowboy writer from the 30s), G.K. Chesterton, some Bronte works, and, of course, Jane Austen; I love Shakespearean theater, Anthony Andrew's acting, Hopalong Cassidy westerns, and almost every Jane Austen movie remake (I hate, hate, hate the two "modern" versions of Mansfield Park). I love any story with virtuous and honorable characters, manly, admirable men, and long sentences that require some brain work to figure out. LOL!
There you have me in a nutshell.