Monday, February 2, 2009

18th century thoughts

i've been thinking recently.
• i don't really like sam richardson. i think he had no clue as to how women think. also, he had some disturbing fixations with s & m. didn't anyone else notice that in pamela?
• edmund burke was incredibly handsome. i know this has to be true, because fanny burney had a big crush on him
• if i could go back in time, i would "accidentally" have tom lefroy's uncle killed so he'd inherit everything and he and jane austen could marry. but only if i could be sure it wouldn't prevent her from writing.
• james boswell has to be one of the most unattractive men i've ever seen (at least in portrait, but if they can't fudge your portrait to make you look good, that's a bad sign)
• i think you could compare jane austen to star wars and probably find more similarities than you'd believe possible. ex: darth vader and sir thomas bertram: both bad parents who own slaves, who repent in the end and are redeemed by their children
•2nd ex: princess leia and all austen heroines: ridiculous amounts of time spent on styling hair

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