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RIP Jonathan Crombie [19 Apr 2015|08:31pm]

Jonathan Crombie passed away at age 48 from a brain hemorrhage April 15.
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Cuteness [25 Jul 2012|12:07pm]

I haven't been on lj lately, so hopefully this isn't a repost, but I just found this and had to share the cuteness:

tinybride_knitjvfA tiny knitted Anne of Green Gables

Major props to the knitter!
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Anne of Avonlea illustrations [25 Aug 2012|04:31pm]

Illustrations by
Bogdan Zieleniec

x-posted to avonleaforever
& shining_waters & autumn_and_fall
& lovelyarts

"stuff and nonsense"
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Emily of New Moon Episode Question [18 Jan 2010|07:54am]

[ mood | curious ]

Hi! I was just wondering what episode it was of Emily of NM where they have a broken fence and a raccoon gets in and hurts Emily's cat, Pandora? I distinctly remember seeing one like that when I first started watching the show. I know it kills an animal because Emily insists on burying it and sending it off with a hymn. I'm just curious whether it's in season 1 or 2. I have both of them on DVD.

I just was wondering which season that episode was in and what it was called.
Thanks i nadvance!

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So, what's The Blythes Are Quoted like? [21 Nov 2009|06:36pm]

[ mood | curious ]

I'm a bit surprised that there haven't been any posts about the new book ever since it has been released - I really want to get it, but I've only seen it on Canadian sites so far, nothing in Europe. Shipping costs are quite high, so I think I'll still wait a while.

Does anyone here already have it, and if yes, what do you think about it? How does it compare to The Road to Yesterday, the shortened version?

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Emily of New Moon fanart [21 Nov 2009|12:00pm]

Hi, I've recently drawn an Emily picture, and I want to share it ^^

Click on the thumbnail for a larger view ;)
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Favourite LMM pairing? [09 Nov 2009|06:00am]

This is kind of dead, so... I wanted to ask you guys, which is your favourite LMM Montgomery pairing?

Mine's Valancy/Barney. I'll elabore on why later ;)
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Ninth Anne book to be published [13 Jul 2009|10:13am]

Penguin will publish the final volume of the Anne of Green Gables series.

What I want to know is where has this book been all this time? Did parts become The Road to Yesterday? Will I finally find out the fate of Diana Blythe? Hopefully, it won't be tied to the adultery, murder, illegitimacy, or any of the other darker elements.
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[12 Jul 2009|06:06pm]

Hi everyone! I'm so glad that a place like this exists on LJ. I absolutely love L.M. Montgomery's work, especially the Emily of New Moon series, they're wonderful pieces of literature.
So, last night, I was watching the Emily of New Moon television show (which is very absorbing and great), and I got to wondering who I'd cast as Emily if there was a new adaptation. (Of all the three novels, I mean.) Here are my suggestions for who should play what.

It's just for fun, but I'd love your input.

Thnaks. :)
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Kilmeny of the Orchard [08 Apr 2009|06:29pm]

[ mood | nerdy ]

Hello, I'm new here to Lj.  Anyway I just picked up a copy of Kilmeny of the Orchard.  I found it at a half-priced books.  Has anyone read it? Thoughts?  It's really short, like 130 pages. 

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L.M. Montgomery Fanfiction [02 Apr 2009|01:00pm]

So I feel the need to have a L.M.M. fix through fanfiction.  Does anyone know of any other places to find fics beside ff.net or paperclippings?  I've seem to read a lot on both sites, but I am interested in finding other places that I can read L.M.M. fanfiction, especially those that revolve around the Anne series or the Emily series.
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Picspam, Part Two! [22 Mar 2009|03:29pm]

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Picspam! [20 Mar 2009|10:22pm]

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Emily [20 Mar 2009|11:44am]

I'm rereading through Emily because it's been awhile. The thing that always strikes me about Montgomery are her characters, and I think part of that is because she includes dialect. For example, the Irish characters like Father Cassidy, Lofty John, and Old Kelly say "av" and "b'y" and "Praste" instead of "of" and "boy" and "Priest."

Do you read the accents into the characters or just read everyone the same? I really need to start incorporating dialect into my own writings... especially since I live in one of the best states for it: Texas (there is no one "Texas accent" there are at least 5). Do any of you who write include dialect?
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Books. [13 Mar 2009|05:10pm]

[ mood | calm ]

Not sure if this has been on here yet, but, I found this, for all you "ebook" readers.
Free copies of LM Montgomery's books.


They have all sorts of e-books, classic and others.

Thanks too austenblog.com

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[12 Mar 2009|05:35pm]

Was anyone else surprised to see Megan Follows on the latest episode of "Lie To Me"?
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The Gift of Wings - Review (No Spoilers) [06 Mar 2009|08:39am]

Since melange_fiesta mentioned it, I thought I'd post my review of The Gift of Wings here.

The Gift of Wings by Mary Rubio
Very interesting biography. However, unfortunately not quite as unbiased as I'd hoped to see from somebody who's done SUCH extensive research on her subject matter (of course I understand no biography can ever be completely unbiased... I guess "neutral" is a better word).

My initial impression was that I was glad I'd read the journals before reading this. First of all, there were events Rubio skimmed over very quickly, where I was glad to have a bit more background information than the biography gave. Secondly, I felt it provided me with a more nuanced view of LMM's life than I would have had if I'd only had the biography as a source.

The book is generally well-written, although I did feel like Rubio occasionally included too much background information. I understand the desire to share 20+ years worth of research, but I felt the book would have flowed better if she'd limited the detailed information about various people's ancestors and had used the space thus freed up to include the endnotes she was forced to leave out instead. Also, there were many repetitions, where Rubio repeated herself practically word-for-word over a space of just a few pages - close enough, anyway, that I noticed.

I really appreciated this "condensed" version of the journals - it's much, much easier to keep all the details of various events (the different lawsuits in particular) straight when they're presented with all the information in one place, rather than - as necessary in the journals - spread out over the course of several YEARS where you forget the first details before the last have even happened yet.

However, I do think that Rubio unfortunately drew a lot of conclusions that I don't believe she had grounds to make - not based on the information given in GoW anyway. Of course she may have had other interviews etc. to base her theories on, but as these were never mentioned in GoW the reader doesn't know about them, and it therefore comes across as idle speculation. The most obvious case is the alleged importance of a person in LMM's life, based solely on a page in one of her scrapbooks. Based on this information alone there simply isn't enough evidence to state anything for sure one way or the other. I for one didn't agree with her interpretation, and was sad to notice how Rubio twisted a lot of events in the following to suggest that her interpretation was the correct one. It may have been - I don't dispute that - but because of the way it was written, there doesn't seem to be enough evidence, and the entire speculation comes across as gossipy and sensational. Something I was very sad to see in what I'd hoped would be a serious account.

Don't get me wrong, it mostly is. It just wasn't as unbiased as I'd expected, and Rubio seemed at times almost patronizing towards LMM in places - putting a lot of emphasis on small events that made LMM end up looking petty and unkind. She may have been / probably was at times, but these unnecessary connecting of unrelated circumstances stood out like a sore thumb. Once specific example is the end note #38 of the Norval years, where Rubio makes a very unfavourable comparison that I think completely uncalled for and unjust.

That said, I still really enjoyed the book - especially the extra insights and small details that I didn't already know and that were based on Rubio's many and detailed interviews with LMM's various maids, friends and of course Stuart himself. Rubio's obviously passionate about her work, and it clearly shows in her writing, making it engaging and easily read.

So definitely a very, very interesting book - but like with all other biographies it should be taken with a grain of salt and a lot of common "source criticism", as no biography can ever claim to be 100% unbiased.
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The Gift of Wings [06 Mar 2009|12:15am]

I noticed it's been a good while since anything was posted, so I thought I'd break the silence. :)

Has anyone read Mary Rubio's new L.M. Montgomery biography called "The Gift of Wings"? As you may recall, she was one of the editors of LMM's journals; she also did quite a bit of primary research, such as talking with friends and family of LMM, which led to this new biography -- and some surprising facts, including, for example, the truth about Chester's life, the things he did, etc. She also talks about LMM's death.

If you haven't read the book, I'd really recommend it. It was really interesting for me to read the other side of the story regarding all the major events in her life.
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Anne of the Island - Fan Arts [07 Nov 2008|12:48pm]



I've drawn a couple of pictures inpired by "Anne of the Island" and I'd like to share them with you


Sorry for Cross Posting ^^
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L. M. Montgomery Conference [05 Oct 2008|03:50pm]

[ mood | excited ]

Hey guys! My sister goes to the University of Guelph and sent me this link today which is for an upcoming L. M. Montgomery conference in Guelph from October 23-26. They have a whole bunch of speakers and is where alot of her original journals and stuff are kept. I'm definitely going to try to see all of the Saturday stuff.


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