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12 October 2011 @ 09:30 pm
dear everyone  
Stop calling me to ask if I've heard about Anonymous. Seriously. It's like Becoming Jane all over again. Yes, I've heard about it. No, I'm not happy about it. No, you don't actually want my opinion, trust me.
Magistrix Texan: #@%&#%!!erstwhiletexan on October 13th, 2011 02:05 am (UTC)
My mom has asked me EVERY TIME I've spoken to her recently if I am/have/want to see that and I'm like "no. Not really. I AM A STRATFORDIAN AND I ACTUALLY HATE RHYS IFANS."
tempestsarekind: berowne [david tennant 2008]tempestsarekind on October 14th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
Heh. My mom knew better than to ask me if I was going to see the movie, at least! Actually, she's one person who hasn't asked me about the movie; she mentioned it in passing when a commercial came on and said she was going to text me, but figured I'd already heard about it. Which was nice of her. :)
La Reine Noire: Epic Faylelareinenoire on October 13th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
Oh, God, I've had two students ask about it and giving them an epic tirade in response. Both actually seemed to enjoy it and looked appropriately horrified when I mentioned the Elizabeth I/Oxford incest thing.
tempestsarekind: viola readingtempestsarekind on October 14th, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, I've definitely ranted at students about anti-Stratfordianism before in tutorial (although, to be fair, one student asked me, innocently enough, whether I'd heard that there were people who didn't think Shakespeare had written the plays).

As for the incest thing: I think that befuddles me more than anything (well, most things) about this movie. It's like, pick a side, you know? Either Oxford is Elizabeth's lover or her illegitimate son; combining the two is just horrific.
litlover12 on October 13th, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)
You have all my sympathies.
tempestsarekind: viola giggletempestsarekind on October 14th, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
the most saint-obsessed Jew you'll ever meet: the manuscript is gibberishrymenhild on October 13th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
My cousin's boyfriend, a young man who thinks highly of his intellect (and, for instance, uses the letters Ph.D. on his online chess profile despite being a beginning-level chess player and not having applied to grad school yet), tried to impress me at the dinner table by bringing up the question of who wrote Shakespeare.

He did not, I am sure, receive the desired response.
tempestsarekind: fraser: oh deartempestsarekind on October 14th, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. That's incredibly unfortunate. (Also...what? Being not all that far away from having a PhD--one hopes--I cannot see what is to be derived from lying to online strangers about having one.)
the most saint-obsessed Jew you'll ever meetrymenhild on October 14th, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
I think he thinks that intending to apply to grad school one of these years is close enough that he can count it towards his imaginary Ph.D.


I first met Cousin's Boyfriend several days after I filed my dissertation. So, yeah, I can't see what the point is either.
tempestsarekind: austen snark is the best snarktempestsarekind on October 16th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
I wish someone had informed me that that's how it worked. I could have taken a couple of years off my time here!
the cold genius: authorshipangevin2 on October 13th, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
I am incredibly glad that everyone in my life a) knows what I think about this issue, or b) has never heard of it and does not care.*

*i.e., my students.
tempestsarekind: the man himselftempestsarekind on October 14th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
I think I would be less irritated if I didn't get the sense that people were calling me just so they could provoke me into ranting about it and thereby gain some amusement or something. I am not a puppet.