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Gakked from ithildyn:

Congratulations! You are Anne Boleyn!

Anne Boleyn was Henry's second wife. Henry tore the world apart to marry Anne, but few could figure out why: She wasn't beautiful, she wasn't rich, and she hardly had a drop of noble blood. She was also black-haired and thin in an age when plump blondes without eyebrows were the height of beauty.

Anne Boleyn was a woman who turned the world upside down. She was outspoken, intelligent and neurotic. She ended up on the block when Henry tired of her, but for six years, Anne Boleyn brought England to its knees.

Which of Henry VIII's wives are you?

this quiz was made by Lori Fury

Must have been the Versace answer. ;-> But I object to the "neurotic" and in no way corrected the quiz creator's grammar in the description.

Reminds me, sometime before December I should decide whether I want to finally get around to reading The Other Boleyn Girl or see the movie first. Conventional wisdom says the latter would work out better, as one tends to be disappointed with the movie if one has read the book. But in the last several years, the examples I can think of actually demonstrate the reverse. I found both Practical Magic and Girl With A Pearl Earring a bit disappointing in print. In the latter case in particular, I seem to be the only person on the planet (with the possible exception of aj, who saw it with me) who saw Vermeer and Griet's relationship the way I did. (Which I'm sure I elucidated in a very intelligent LJ post at some point, but I can't find it now. My kingdom for a tag!) And I don't know if I would have either if I'd read the book first, wherein it's an unrealized romance, full stop. What I saw in the performances of Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson -- two people connecting passionately over something that nobody else around them could understand, in a way that completely transcended romance and sexuality and was ultimately destroyed by the assumption of those around them that any passionate connection had to be about that -- was infinitely more interesting to me than what was all-too-literally spelled out for me in the novel.

Hmmm. If I were the superstitious type, I'd make sure to avoid the book in this case just because it involves Johansson again...

ETA: And y'know, I so should have gone ahead and owned up to the first (hopelessly fangirly) thought I had upon getting my result: "No, dear, I did NOT poison your darling brat. If you want to know why he's sick, ask the vampire he's sleeping with." ;->


May. 31st, 2007 09:55 am (UTC)
Hee! No apology required. I was entertained by the image.


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