"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home."
- Anna Quindlen
OMG Collins is so totally my favorite, because he's such an insufferable doofus. His proposal to Elizabeth is basically the best thing ever.
C: "I have decided that we should get married. I have based this decision upon the following itemized list of facts: A) Clergymen should get married. B) I am a clergyman. C) You're still single. We are perfect for each other!"
E: "Ha ha! Nope."
C: "I'm glad you agree! I knew you would pretend to turn me down - feigning disinterest is an indication of undying love in women of good breeding!"
E: "Seriously? Nope."
C: "We are going to be so happy together!!"
E: "OH MY GOD, I SAID NOPE."
Meanwhile, Darcy continues to be an a-hole. Even if Wickham really is an even bigger a-hole, that doesn't exactly absolve Darcy from being completely full of himself. His proposal was almost more ridiculous than Collins's.
D: "So it turns out I love you and am obsessed with you. Marry me."
E: "What? Every time we interact, you barely talk to me and just stare off broodily into the distance like some kind of a-hole."
D: "Yes, even though you're poor and have no connections and I hate your family, I can't get you out of my head. It would be super embarrassing for someone like me to marry someone like you, but I'm asking you anyway. Aren't you flattered?"
D: "But... but... I'm really rich! AND handsome! Have you not seen how handsome I am?"
E: "You basically destroyed my sister's life."
D: "Oh, that. Well yeah, my bad."
I am totally enjoying all the note-passing and vicious gossiping and dance-related drama going on, though. 19th Century England: Just like 8th grade!