Friday, October 7, 2016

Anne of Green Gables Week and Tag

More Anne of Green Gables things?! Yes, why not. Evie @OvertheHills is hosting a Anne of Green Gables week, and here is the link to the tag.

1. How did you get introduced to Anne of Green Gables?
Friends of our got rid of some of their books, specifically, 2-5 and 7. I grew up with Anne of Avonlea.

2. Are you more like Anne or Diana? Why?

I can be as extreme as Anne (you know that conversation with Marilla about soaring and plunging) while I can be rather too literal like Diana.

3. If Rachel Lynde called your hair as red as carrots how would you react? 

Probably almost exactly like Anne did.

4. Gilbert or Morgan Harris? 

I disdain to answer this.

5. Honest opinion on the third Anne film. 

Raving, maniac hatred. Let's please not think about it.

6. Have you seen the New Anne film? 

No. And isn't there a Netflix series coming too? I think that will be more professional than the movie. Probably not more book accurate than the first series though.

7. What in your own words is a Kindred Spirit?

Someone who share similar connotations; you don't have to explain everything you mean in childish detail. Someone you can trust.

8.  Movie Gilbert or Green Gables Fables Gilbert?

Yes, yes, yes, to this question. Green Gables Fables all the way. He combines the humor from the adult Dr. Blythe with the practically but romantic young Gilbert. The other one was a poor spoof on Laurie.

9.  Does anyone know where we can watch Road to Avonlea online?
Netflix?

10. Favourite book cover? 

Well, in the "original" ones I grew up with, I like Rainbow Valley (even though the children are not all and not accurately displayed), because while I like the style or posing of some of the others, the colors and hairstyles are just awful, not at all the like Anne who had excellent taste. I love this new covers series (although Blue Castle wins the entire series) best and feel it really accurately expresses the books aesthetically.

11. The Films or The Books?

The books. What a question. The films had some serious imitation plagiarization problems from the novel Little Women. Seriously, the books are nothing alike.  And the characters aren't either; Anne is nothing like Jo and Gilbert is not Laurie. The films take a small section from the novels and stretch it, change it and simplify it to cover Anne's whole life. They don't show her as an idealistic, romantic dreamer, but a immature, hasty, eccentric. She wasn't an immature eleven year old her whole life people.

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