Are you ever going to watch Farscape?
I have been, in case you haven’t noticed. I like this Farscape/Downton Abbey exchange we have going on.
Ahem, I believe I won this challenge, mademoiselle, not you. These are MY questions, and no I am NOT interested in any space show. I prefer the opera. --O.G.*
Who's your favorite character in Downtown Abbey and why?
UGHHH!!! That’s too hard! Why would you do this? Ummm....Well, I really like Daisy, even though she’s really just bad at life in general. But she’s young and naive. She can’t help it. She’s so funny, and she reminds me of Molly from Sherlock.
Then again, I really love Anna and Bates. And Carson. And Mary. And Matthew. And Sybil. And Tom Branson. Ohhh, Tom...But then there’s Violet (the grandmother). She’s just so witty and spunky and English! Okay, yeah, either Violet or Daisy. They’re my favorites. If I HAD to choose, I guess I’d say Violet. But I love EVERYONE!
Did you hear nothing I just said? These are MY questions! And I prefer Mary. She sings admirably. With the proper instruction, she could be quite good. --O.G.
You know, I’m pretty sure Jill specified “some questions for Anna Beth.”
...Very well. But don’t think you've seen the last of me!
Why is Edith so derpy?
Poor Edith. She’s the middle child, and her sisters get all the cute boys. She just wants to be loved and useful, and sometimes that makes her do desperate, derpy things. She gets better. But then...awww...you’ll see...Poor Edith!
If you could be one character in Downtown Abbey, who would you be and why?
I’m tempted to say I’d be Violet because she’s just so cool. But no, I think I’d be either Mary or Sybil because...urgh, I can’t say things because of spoilers. But...awww...urggghh...Jill! *shakes fist*...I shall say no more.
Having watched 4 episodes of Farscape, what is your current opinion on the show?
It’s definitely growing on me. I thought the puppets (haha, Muppets!) and the special effects would be bad and super dated, but I’m actually impressed. And from your description of what happens in later episodes, I’m intrigued enough to keep watching. I don’t love it the way you do, but I do like it well enough.
What is your all time favorite science term (preferably a real one)?
Wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey stuff. Pshh, that’s totally a real science term. But I’m also a fan of Einsteinium and Antimony (elements). Antimony sounds funny if you say it wrong, but it sounds like a Greek tragedy if you say it right...Unless I’m saying it wrong. I know there are other fun science terms I find amusing, but I can’t remember. Fecundity is a funny word.
What is your all time favorite quote of our friendship?
“Don’t cry because it happened. Smile because it’s over.” --Sara
What would you name your yacht if you had one?
What kind of yacht? A sailing yacht or a regular yacht?...Not that there’s anything “regular” about a big, fancy boat. If I had any kind of sailing vessel, I’d name her Freedom. But the latter, hmm...All I can think of is Fancy. Wouldn't that be something? A yacht named Fancy. Or maybe Oasis.
...I’d name my yacht after Christine, if anyone was wondering. --O.G.
Hey! Still my questions.
Have you finished your homework yet?
Hahaha, you’re funny.
What movie or show do you wish you had never seen?
The Exorcist. Or maybe it was The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Some kind of creepy crap like that. I didn’t even watch it, really. It was just on in the choir room in high school. I could hear it and that was enough. Ughh...
If you could make a fortune cookie message, what would you want it to say?
"Keep your hand at the level of your eyes." --O.G.
I'd make one that said, “Spoiler alert: everybody dies.”
Not funny. --Marius Pontmercy
Get out of here, Marius! Wrong musical. --O.G.
Pride and Prejudice or Downton Abbey?
Downton Abbey, because there’s more of it. And so many characters to adore! And it’s interesting to see both sides of the masters/servants dynamic.
Sherlock or Pride and Prejudice?
Sherlock! Because...Sherlock. I do love Pride and Prejudice, but when it comes down to a tv show or a book/movie, I can enjoy the show more because there’s more of it. Even though with Sherlock this is just barely true. But still, it’s Sherlock. Sherlock wins anyway.
When do I get to see that short film you made last semester?
Oh yeah, that. I’ll get that from the editor soon.
Would you rather have a real Otterbatch and Mitten or an unlimited supply of drawings of whatever you want courtesy of me and Rachael?
I’d take the unlimited drawings. In fact, thanks for the offer! I’ll take you up on that, actually. :)
Plus, I don’t know how well an actual otter would take to wearing a wig and a coat and a scarf. I don’t even know if otters make good pets.
Where’s my ice cream?
I don’t know, but wherever it is, I’m willing to bet it’s in dehydrated space food form. Does Moya have a Dippin’ Dots machine, by any chance?
You want to know about mud?
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham:
What is a weekend?
I know this is difficult for you to believe, Your Ladyship, but there are people who do things like work or go to school on certain days of the week. The weekend consists of Saturday and Sunday, the days when these people don’t have to do any of that. It’s terribly middle class and American. You wouldn't care for it at all.
What’s your favorite spaceship?
Why, Serenity, of course! Need anyone else on your crew? =D
Do I look good in my pretty floral bonnet?
Lookin’ shiny, Captain!
Mademoiselle, my patience is running thin! I am taking over this blog! You will be silent, or a disaster beyond imagination will occur. --O.G.
So, Phantom- looking back, do you think you'd have taken a different strategy in wooing Christine? Maybe one with less creeping and murdering and more flowers and poems?
I was her angel of music! What’s wrong with my wooing? I gave her my music, made her song take wing. She denied me and betrayed me! All for that insolent boy! That slave of fashion!
...I loved her...
Enough of this! Next question!
What about this sequel I keep hearing of- what do you have to say about that?
Why, Webber? Why would I go to Coney Island of all places? Still, I must say, the music’s not half bad. But the ending is terrible!
Do you think you would have had a better life had you been born in this century instead of the 1800s? Been more accepted? Gotten plastic surgery? Won the girl after all?
That depends. Could my Christine be with me in your century? If not, my life would be nothing. As for this witchcraft you call “plastic surgery,” it could only improve my image. After all, this face was the infection which poisoned our love, this face which earned a mother's fear and loathing.
Is that mask comfortable? Do you wear it, like, all the time, or just when you're planning to go around people?
It’s none of your business when or where I wear it!...But yeah, it’s pretty comfy. I’m used to it. I mean, it was my first unfeeling scrap of clothing, after all.
What do you have against chandeliers?
Nothing at all. In fact, I find them very...useful.
Anyway... that's all the questions for this week. I really liked Jill's fortune cookie question. I might just--
...I'm just going to back away slowly and let the Phantom choose a favorite...
Finally, you see it my way. It has been a pleasure answering your questions today. I do hope you'll invite me back in days to come. Sara is my favorite this week, since she addressed her questions to me. It is nice to be recognized for my genius.
Until we meet again I remain
Your obedient servant,
*O.G. = Opera Ghost. This is how the Phantom signs his notes. Look it up.