Friday, March 19, 2010

Another Richard Armitage Fnstrvgnz Poll

Spreading North and South love to our friends, we've all been there.
I've never had much luck, in fact I get a lot of snarky comments! Vote on the right hand panel for

The snidest comment from my failed N&S conversion attempts: 

1. This is just like Pride & Prejudice but with an ugly Darcy and crap Pemberley

2. I hate men who are like that with their mums. Gross.
 
3. That guy's not leading man material. Look at his nose.   (Grrrr)
 
4. That girl's fat
 
5. Her dad's piss-weak and her mum whines a lot (I don't disagree)
 
6. They're not very good Christians are they? They never pray.
7. Is this another of your silly obsessions?
8. When does it get good? (ugh)
9. As if that'd happen! They're in public!

Vote for the snidest comment on the right hand panel. Has this happened to you? What did people say?

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18 comments:

Traxy said...

Well, all those comments were pretty horrific (ain't nothing wrong with that nose, she's not fat, praying - meh, it IS good, and N&S-obsessions are never silly!) and I totally agree with the comment about Mr. & Mrs. Hale, and to some extent the "they're in public" bit (they weren't in public in the book), but the one I voted for is: "This is just like P&P but with an ugly Darcy and crap Pemberley".

Well, to be fair, it IS just like P&P, including a cringeworthy first proposal because you really feel with the man proposing because you know the woman hates them. Marlborough Mills might not be Pemberley but I actually think it, as a setting, is way more interesting than a big country mansion.

And "ugly Darcy"? I fart in your general direction, your father is a hamster and your mother smells of elderberries! *sniff*

bZirk said...

Wow @ the comments you've gotten, ragtag.


I haven't heard anything like that. I think my friends are probably afraid to say anything. MUHAHAHAHA.

I have heard that he wasn't all that nice looking, but that was when someone only saw a still, and certainly before they heard his voice. But that only happened once.

Now my husband and son have made quite a few snarky comments, but then they just like to tease all the time. So I laugh at them and hit the remote anyway.

Meg said...

Fortunately, the only person I've watched this with so far is my mother, who loves these period pieces by the BBC as much as I do. She thought RA was very handsome, and we both thought DDA is a very pretty young woman.

As for the being-in-public thing, I was willing to suspend my disbelief because hello, what's more romantic than that train station?!

phylly3 said...

I can't believe people actually said those things! And I LOVE his nose, and well...everything that Traxy just said!
My husband's the only one who makes snide comments about it, and he just fondly refers to RA as "that gay guy", to make himself feel better I'm sure! LOL
I tricked him into watching "The Impressionists last night!!! (He's liking it!) Hee! Hee!

TeeTotallyNot said...

Jayz, the people you know :P
I never got any such remarks simply because I chose not to share N&S with anyone.. except with like-minded souls :D
the P&P one gets my vote - ignorant fewl(s)...

mulubinba said...

Great poll ...lol! After reading so many glowing comments about N&S, it;s quite an eye opener to read the criticisms ... and the official reviews weren't that great either, I think the P&P comment gets my vote too.

OML said...

What awful commentaries, I cringed even more as I read one after the other, although I also agree about Margaret's parents, I actually felt Mr. Hale was even weaker in the book.

I voted for Margaret 'being fat' because I think you can dislike the story or the characters as they're portrayed but your comments against her is..she's fat :S :S
On this note, I actually think she must be very thin, because at the train station when she's seated besides John and takes his hand, the camera goes down her body to rest on their hands and her waist looks so tiny...

Ragtag said...

Ughh I knew i had reason to throw couch cushions at these people! Some of my friends are very critical, though in fairness some of their comments were balanced out by praise. Eg That grumpy guy is handsome, but that girl's fat. I know it's only marginally better...

This is only a selection of the snarky teasing comments too! It's so discouraging hearing them. I should hold auditions and interview for new friends...

judith said...

Actually, his nose is very distinguished. Pure Plantagenet. Check out Norman kings on their tombs on google. (I'm partial to Plantagenets...including Richard III.

Pam said...

Hi, I'm new here and really enjoy your blog. With respect to those comments about RA's looks, methinks they must be myopically challenged - maybe you should institute a friendship litmus test. I'm such a huge fan of RA and quite protective, that the unkind comments actually have upset me. I like to think our tastes are more refined :-)

Nat at RA FanBlog said...

Ragtag, not to be rude or anything... but I'm ready to open a can of whoop-a$$ on your anorexic, near-sighted friends. Nobody disses Thornton... nobodyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

bZirk said...

LOL!!! You said it best, Natalie.

Charleybrown said...

Poor you Ragtag, to be met with such sarcastic replies but in an ironic way, it gives me courage to lend N&S to friends with whom I was hesitant to do so. I don't think their replies could be that bad! :)

Ragtag said...

My online pals have much better taste than my RL friends who are from a different world, different wavelength I guess. And much more acerbic in their commentary!

Skully said...

Wow, you must have made many attempts at conversion to assemble such an exhaustive list of snidiness! I salute your persistence!

Anonymous said...

I gave up after my second attempt to convert a friend. Her comment by email after watching the entire 4 hours: "I thought they were both a little rigid - and way too bound by Victorian codes to know what was going on." What the...?

phylly3 said...

I think watching N&S could be a friend/intelligence test.
Anybody who makes snide remarks -- FAIL!!

iz4blue/Fanny said...

I'm going the opposite way; if a friendship can stand disagreeing about N&S it's a strong one :-) Though i havent had such snide remarks; My best friend can't get past Thornton beating up the worker no matter how much I explain to her about it NOT being in the book. A male friend thought Miss Hale not good looking enough (didn't do anything for him either) and Thornton way too handsome for her. Funniest of all my sister was disappointed with the end!! LOL for some reason she thought there were six episodes!! Still not as bad as yours R!