|Reviews for Arrogance & Animosity A Modern Twific|
| RoryCullen chapter 17 . 3/7
It was very sad in this original story that the character of Leah felt she could never find her own ever-after love story with someone. I really can't imagine settling for someone I did not love or have any attraction for. I guess it is done but in this case marrying out of a feeling that you can't do any-better is just really sad. Low self-esteem is likely the culprit as mentioned in the story, and it sucks.
| RoryCullen chapter 16 . 3/7
I remember how pathetic and annoying Jake (Mr. Collins) was; it was fun to read his proposal again. I'm glad Charlie, just like Bella herself, is the voice of reason and totally stood up for his daughter. I couldn't remember what transpired around the time that Jasper and Edward and the ladies disappeared from town. I know they knew that they had to leave for a short while and that it was Jasper who told them, but leaving to a prolonged period of time and the likelihood being that they would never return I remember was because of what Edward overheard from Renee, that her daughter wanted to bag a rich husband, taking from that that Alice didn't really care for Jasper at all. However, I thought Alice heard directly from Jasper that he needed to leave and that he was uncertain as to when he would be returning, was it really his cousins who told Alice the devastating news that they were leaving and never returning? How terrible. They just left like thieves in the night, almost like they never existed. Come to think of it, that does sound familiar.
| RoryCullen chapter 15 . 3/7
Boy this chapter was down right painful to read, the goings on at the party, not your writing of course. Love your writing. From Bella picking an argument with Edward which he did really well avoiding getting forced into, and Jake and Lauren and Renee making assess of themselves and finally Bella completely ignoring Edward's gracious attempts to be outgoing and friendly with her. I really can't remember what the impetus was for his gestures of friendliness with Bella. He was trying so hard to please her that it almost looked like he was flirting with her. I suppose a man of his station probably does not flirt though, but regardless most of his attempts failed. One thing is for sure, Bella may still have a low opinion of him overall, but she sure can't deny how her body responds to his appearance, his attentiveness, his close proximity and definitely to his touch; they have chemistry galore.
| RoryCullen chapter 14 . 3/6
"Un-freakin-believable"! Love the words you have them say sometimes. They crack me up.
| RoryCullen chapter 13 . 3/6
I was wondering who you would put in the role of Mr. Collins, and Jacob is an interesting choice, and should have been obvious to me since Leah is Charlotte. I don't understand what you wrote about Charlie taking out a second mortgage on their home to pay Billy back the money he owed him though, since if he did that then this would mean that Charlie owes money to the bank, and no longer owes Billy, or Billy's estate any money at all. So why does Jake and the rest of them still think he has a claim? I realize of course in Austin's version the Swan's house could have been taken away from them by Collins, that it was his inheritance, but in your version it appears that his father was paid back, unless I misunderstood and Charlie was not granted the second mortgage.
(Oh and by the way, how out of it I must be, I have several times referred to the author of P & P as being Bronte, meaning Emily Bronte, the author of Wuthering Heights of course, because as I read this story my mind keeps wondering to that story and thinking of how interesting it would be to turn that into an Edward and Bella story, sticking to the original story as much as possible, like you have done here and making it modern times with current English dialogue. Anyway, I realize now that I keep saying Bronte when I should be saying Austin, Jane Austin, of course is the author of Pride and Prejudice among other stories. Sorry about that, I won't slip up again.)
| RoryCullen chapter 12 . 3/6
I guess I don't remember every scene in the book or movie anymore to know for sure, but I think the scene in the Library between them was the new one. That's interesting how he purposely hid himself away to avoid her, telling himself that he was doing so to diminish or perhaps squash any hopes she may have developed that he could be interested in her. His arrogance is truly amazing isn't it? it should be obvious to him that he has not given her a favorable impression of himself and that she doesn't like him, physical chemistry be damned.
| RoryCullen chapter 11 . 3/6
keep fighting your feelings Edward, keep fighting them. To no avail I might add.
| RoryCullen chapter 10 . 3/6
The things that happened in this chapter, I must say I can't remember. Edward whispering in Bella's ear, and Tanya teasing Edward about marrying Bella. Did that really happen? I'm sure it did but I must have missed it especially the teasing part...lost in my translation I guess. Edward probably has no inkling that Bella overheard his rude comments about her at the hoe-down, and that this is why she won't dance with him. I am really enjoying reading this; I'm enjoying picturing Edward and Bella in these roles.
| RoryCullen chapter 9 . 3/6
I did so love this scene in the movie; I felt so embarrassed for Bella's character, the thing is that at least it was obvious that Edward and jasper at least did not see Bella as being anything like her mother or her cousins, at least for that. As for Jasper's snobbish cousins well I'm sure they painted Bella and her sister for that matter with the same brush as her family...but who cares what they think, right? I love how you translated the Bronte quote you referenced at the top of the page. I must admit I do not always understand old English and therefore I probably translate it inacurately, deriving a confusing meaning from it.
| RoryCullen chapter 8 . 3/5
I think Edward stuck up for Bella in his own way when he said to Tanya and to everyone in attendance that he admired women who liked to improve their minds through a lot of reading. However, his words and his meaning seemed to land on deaf ears, when it came to Bella.
| RoryCullen chapter 7 . 3/5
What about clothes for Alice? I hope they are not making her wear her old clothes. Just kidding. I'm sure arrangements were already made. I hope they put Bella's bike in the barn...I mean garage.
| RoryCullen chapter 6 . 3/5
Tanya is dreaming if she thinks she has what Edward wants...as I recall. I really didn't like her at all.
| RoryCullen chapter 5 . 3/5
Hello Seth...the voice of reason.
| RoryCullen chapter 4 . 3/5
Oh my...so good.
| RoryCullen chapter 3 . 3/5
Maybe I shouldn't be, and I don't mean this negatively at all (quite the contrary actually), but I found many parts of this so funny. I can't help it but I keep picturing them in period clothing, even though I know it is set in modern day, but its just that they are all concerned about finding husbands which is more 1950's and before, or at least not something any self-respecting female would ever admit to at least in the year 2014, or when you wrote this a couple of years before now. The way Renee talks and the way you describe Jasper's and Edward's appearance, the words you are using are very current, however when I keep imagining them from earlier time periods, using the words they are using, I can't help but laugh. This is too good. Really. I love it. Have you thought of publishing this? You could you know. Of course I have no idea how you would go about getting permission to adapt one of the Bronte sister's works, but I'm sure you could find out. You would use their real names and give them modern dialogue and it would be obscenely funny. Anyways...