1. What is your age? Under 18 Years Old 18 to 24 Years Old 25 to 30 Years Old 31 to 40 Years Old 41 to 50 Years Old 51 to 60 Years Old Over 60 Years Old 2. What is your gender? Male Female 3. Like most elegantly bred females you live at home surrounded by the companionship of your family. What are your feelings toward them in general? They can be really annoying, and sometimes embarrassing, but I love them very much and would defend them to the death! Even though I love them they tend to take advantage of me, but I still wish we could get along. I hate my family, they constantly make my life complicated and keep me from doing what I want. My family doesn't understand the important things in life and it is up to me to instruct them. I adore my family, but I sometimes wish they could enjoy life as much as I do! I'm devoted to them and they are devoted to me, though they do tend to spoil me a little - which I encourage! 4. Every Austen heroine needs a close confidante to help (or hinder) her in her adventures. What is yours like? An older woman whose judgement I respect as I would my mothers'. My best friend from childhood (though I don't really pay that much attention to him!) My sister is my closest friend, though sometimes I she's a little too brazen. My older sister is my closest companion, I look up to her, but I wish she were more outgoing. I don't have any close friends, but my current interest's sister is an exciting and fashionable person to gossip with. I have no friends, nor do I want any. I am self-sufficent. 5. Now for the interesting bit: You meet your destined gentleman for the first time. Describe the meeting: You've known him all your life, so it's of no great consequence to either of you. He is a guest in your home and his flirtations are both flattering and intriguing to you.. You take an instant dislike to him. You think him everything a young man should be, but it will be a long time before you'll admit to it! He enters your life quietly and notices you a long time before you notice him. You have an immediate mutal attraction, but later you begin to have doubts. 6. Every heroine has a hobby. What is yours? I love humor, good books, the great outdoors, and conversing with intelligent and well informed people. I rapaciously devour novels, poetry and music - anything that captures my imagination. I enjoy the simple pleasures in life and generally make myself useful to the people around me. I love the wild side of life, parties, dances, and the occasional intoxicating tryst with someone new. Hobbies are an unforgivable waste of time. I love telling people what to do (I mean, giving advice, of course) and also finding out what people are up to. 7. Not all of Austen's heroines have the same ethical code - if you were in a potentially compromising situation with a young man, what would you do? I would not be in a potentially compromising situation with any person. I cannot believe that you have the audacity to suggest such a thing. Take full advantage of it. You only live once. I might be tempted for love's sake. All's fair in love... I would extricate myself in a sensible and firm manner. I would be too embarrassed to act and would depend on a timely rescue. I'm not quite sure, but I think I would see how far I could play the game until I decide to put a sharp halt to events. Curiosity gets the better of me. 8. As Austen shows only too clearly, no one is without imperfections. What would you say is the most glaring of your gentleman's pecadillos? He's manly pride overwhelms his natural good sense. He is too reserved, he waits too long to act on his impulses. He is resentful and easily hurt - he doesn't forgive quickly. He's a rapscallion. Though he's exciting, he's also totally self-absorbed. He is too quick to command: he's always telling me what to do. All of them are glaring when compared with the perfection I offer. 9. We've revealed the weaknesses of your literary intended, now it's your turn. What is your worst fault? Sometimes my pride gets in the way of my good judgement. I may be a bit too involved in other people's lives, and too little in my own. I'm a bit of a party animal, but is that really a sin? I am a bit of a push over, I rely on the adivce of others too often. I have no imperfections, why must I repeat myself? Sometimes my imagination and emotions run away with me. 10. Generally most of Austen's heroines are well read ladies. Which of these authors would you be most likely to quote often? To thine ownself be true. - William Shakespeare It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit. - William Makepeace Thackeray A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart. - Henry Fielding It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. - William Blake Eat, drink and make merry, for tomorrow we die - King Solomon Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. - Oscar Wilde 11. The course of true love never did run smooth; therefore, what would you be willing to face or overcome to make your match work? You'd stay constant, even in the face of rejection and hopelessness. You might be willing to admit you were wrong. (Gasp!) You'd overstep social boundaries and defy custom to get what you want. 12. Austen's men perform many heroic deeds, both grand and small, in the service of their ladies. Which would rescue would you be most likely to require? A practical rescue - he will save you with quiet action, either through cautioning you or cleaning up after your biggest embarrassment. He prefers a physical rescue - in the most romantic terms of twisted ankles or protecting you from assault. An emotional rescue - he will distract you from the desperation of your present life. 13. We've discussed the gentlemen's weaknesses, now what would you say your gentleman's greatest quality is? Experience - He has the self-confidence and assurity that only time can bestow. Nobility - He is unquestionably chilvarous and uncompromisingly honest in his actions and intentions. Kindness - He is open-hearted, gentle and generous to a fault. Courage - His bravery knows no bounds - he fears no one and nothing. Charm - He can sweep you off your feet and soothe all your cares while simultaneously igniting your emotions. 14. Finally, all of Austen's books end with a marriage of some kind. What are your feelings on the subject? I want a grand affair - lavish, romantic, the works. A simple affair will suffice. Marriage is either old-fashioned or irrelevant considering the circumstances.