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Persona Grata: Whose Character Would You Get Into?

November 19th 2010 11:52
Having just watched Pride and Prejudice for the bazillionth time, I understandably therefore had to set aside an hour for my habitual post-Darcy state of delusion in which I vividly imagine myself as Elizabeth Bennet. In my own little mind I don my petticoats and frolic about Pemberley being witty and irresistible to handsome members of the landed gentry, only to be rudely interrupted some time later by the dishwasher beeping.

Pride and Prejudice
Mr Darcy and... me - Image courtesy of

When a friend of mine gave me her Lost in Austen DVDs it only became worse. I could almost convince myself that I would find a secret door in the bathroom through which to trade places with Miss Bennet and snavel Fitzwilliam for myself, against the glorious backdrop of early nineteenth century England. For some months after, showering involved standing under the water with shampoo in my eyes, willing the tiled wall to reveal the attic of Longbourn. I would often get to work and realise I had only shaved one leg.

What I want to know is – am I a complete and utter lunatic? Or are there others out there, with a secret yearning to be Elizabeth Bennet or Amanda Price, or maybe Lara Croft or Dirty Harry? (If you want to be Hannibal Lecter, Annie Wilkes or Norman Bates you should maybe keep that to yourself.) If you could write yourself into any screenplay, which would it be?

Michaelie Clark
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Comment by The Rusty Can

November 21st 2010 05:28
I would often get to work and realise I had only shaved one leg.

I didn't watch Pride and Prejudice until I saw Lost in Austen. (Enjoyed both, the latter cracked me up.) Wouldn't mind a little nineteenth century English romance myself.

Comment by Michaelie

November 21st 2010 06:23
Just watched Lost in Austen, now on to Sense and Sensibility - trying to save money by not going out so much, so am distracting myself with period romance movies.

Thanks for stopping by, Rusty!

Comment by Raoul Duke

November 21st 2010 22:14
The Life and Times Of Bob Guccione. It's a biopic that hasn't been made yet.

Comment by Michaelie

November 22nd 2010 09:07
Oh naturally, Raoul

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