I think one of the best things about NMTD is that by virtue of its format characters who don’t really have a reason to interact in the play get to hang out and give music writing tips to each other.
They did hang out in the play! That video was a pretty direct representation of Benedick and Margaret’s scene in Act 5. (A scene I always love because it shows how no one is faulting Margaret, even in Elizabethan times when the culture wouldn’t have frowned on shaming her for being an unwitting party to the Plot.)
Authors don’t like it when you want to remember their bad behavior…
This picture is my review of the book Finding Harry Styles, so I remember to never request a book by the author.
Passive-aggressive and kinda intense, that last paragraph in the Giveaway description… I didn’t say anything mean about the author, just noted that it was for my own records.
…for context, this is the author description:
In response to posting the screenshot, I got this message:
Better than I expected, given everything! I decided to go for friendly advice in my response.
That wasn’t what they wanted.
So if they want to flag my review that is nothing more than their own words, why not just flag it and move on? Why engage me at all?
Oh, right. Because they’re a thin-skinned self-publishing jerk who can’t take anything but praise. Their five star reviews are entirely from people they know and from accounts that added about 20 books the day they reviewed their book.
Words can’t even express how hard I’m rolling my eyes…
Grumping below, be warned!
Anonymous said: If you have time/feel like it, can you talk about how Mr. Knightley is perfect?
(Y’all can ask these questions off anon, you know! I won’t bite)
Sure! I can talk about it in two ways:
1. Austen consciously positions Mr. Knightley as the “perfect” gentleman within Emma
2. 100% personal feeling, I find him the best and greatest of Austen men
This is wonderful. Knightley is my favorite Austen gentleman, and all of this is why.