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Yes, I am up and awake after my unwilling late night. Actually, I was up at ten and listening to the Archers omnibus (well, I was listening to it in bed, so technically I wasn't up, but I was awake). The Archers is pretty good at the moment, though, isn't it? To my surprise, because I hate Schula with a passion, I find the scenes between her and Alistair quite difficult to listen to - I hate the way he's taking the moral highground and giving out to her and pointing out what a judgemental bitch she is WHILE LYING ABOUT THE FACT THAT HE'S SECRETLY GAMBLING AWAY ALL THEIR MONEY! Also, I really liked the scene in which Lilian and Jennifer reminisced over old times and Fag Ash Lil said how sad she was about Matt's antics, to which Jenny said "he's a beast!" in a very enraged way and then both of them cracked up (as did I).

Anyway, I've also been listening to the first part of the adaptation of Mansfield Park on BBC7. It's very good, but it reminds me why it's the only Austen I never finished. My God, Fanny Price is a whining, sanctimonious little prig, isn't she? I remember feeling exactly the same way about her when I read it, but I thought that perhaps my opinion would be different now, about fifteen years after that first reading. But no. If anything, I dislike her even more. Still, it's an excellent adaptation, and the first part will still be online until tomorrow morning (it was on last Monday) so if you'd like to listen to it you can do so here.

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ladyxoc
Apr. 2nd, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, she is, but I still wanted to beat some of them with a stick for not being nicer to her (I'd have popped that stupid Maria a good one, personally) because I thought if she'd been a little better socialized, she wouldn't have been quite so bad. I always want to take her shopping for fancy useless things and encourage her to ride horses too fast and have some wine, dear, it's MEDICINAL, and see if she'd loosen up a little. However, I know I am weird. ;)
stellanova
Apr. 2nd, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
Hee, no, you're right, and I can see why Fanny is the way she is. But she's still so joyless and judgemental, I can't bear her!
stringy
Apr. 3rd, 2006 05:31 am (UTC)
Not weird at all - well, I had the same reaction, at least! If only she'd had someone to treat her normally, she might have had a chance to turn out less... uptight.
alltheleaves
Apr. 3rd, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
My God, Fanny Price is a whining, sanctimonious little prig, isn't she?

Absolutely. Definitely my least favourite Austen, although I have to admit I've read it twice.
barnums09
May. 16th, 2007 12:51 pm (UTC)
“To my surprise, because I hate Schula with a passion, I find the scenes between her and Alistair quite difficult to listen to - I hate the way he's taking the moral high ground and giving out to her and pointing out what a judgmental bitch she is WHILE LYING ABOUT THE FACT THAT HE'S SECRETLY GAMBLING AWAY ALL THEIR MONEY!”

I LOVE THOSE SCENES!

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