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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Some day my Austen prince will come...
Poll: Some day my Austen prince will come...
Mr. Darcy
Colonel Brandon
Mr. Knightley
Fredrick Wentworth
Other, please specify
View Results (31 votes)


Mar 1 2007, 7:13pm

Post #1 of 20 (1259 views)
Some day my Austen prince will come... Can't Post

and he will be...



Idril Celebrindal
Tol Eressea

Mar 1 2007, 7:30pm

Post #2 of 20 (939 views)
Col. Brandon [In reply to] Can't Post

I like older men. Blush


Mar 1 2007, 8:00pm

Post #3 of 20 (903 views)
Frederick Wentworth [In reply to] Can't Post

Faithful, expresses himself well in writing ("you pierce my soul"), and a sea captain - what's not to like?

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Mar 1 2007, 8:48pm

Post #4 of 20 (901 views)
Can't I just have all of them? [In reply to] Can't Post

Can't decide!!!!!!

Although Mr. Darcy is the richest, so he gets a slight edge. Plus he's snarky, which I love. Colonel Brandon is too nice - he would drive me crazy. Mr. Knightley is OK, but he is a bit of a crab. Frederick Wentworth is too wishy-washy - he should have just told Anne to forget her relatives and go to sea with him.


Mar 1 2007, 9:10pm

Post #5 of 20 (874 views)
Mr Darcy [In reply to] Can't Post

For not really wanting any of the others and being temporarily unable to come up with someone else...


Mar 1 2007, 9:13pm

Post #6 of 20 (939 views)
Darcy...movie, mini-series, book, whatever! [In reply to] Can't Post

Although if I had a choice, I'd probably take Matthew MacFadyen. Colin Firth is wonderful too, but there's just something about MacFadyen...

I agree with entmaiden - being snarky and also extremely rich are both huge plusses. Also there's something about a guy who is standoffish to the rest of the world but totally hooked on you, and he clearly treats those he loves very well (Georgiana). It's been awhile since I read Persuasion, but I remember Wentworth as being too timid for me, plus I wouldn't want a seafaring life. Knightley was pretty great, but still no Darcy. Brandon is a bit too old for me, but I'd love to have him as a neighbor!


Mar 1 2007, 11:55pm

Post #7 of 20 (882 views)
As long as Frederick Wentworth [In reply to] Can't Post

is portrayed by Ciaran Hinds ...



I'm sorry, I was daydreaming. What was I saying?

AlassŽa Eruvande

Mar 3 2007, 12:52am

Post #8 of 20 (872 views)
Darcy, all day, every day! [In reply to] Can't Post

He does not love lightly, but when he does, hoo-boy!



Hmmm. I wonder if Mr. Darcy would love a girl that said "hoo-boy!"?



Mar 3 2007, 2:54pm

Post #9 of 20 (848 views)
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one [In reply to] Can't Post

to have picked Mr. Knightley -- though no one else has publicly admitted it. Great idea for a poll!


Mar 3 2007, 8:52pm

Post #10 of 20 (876 views)
I picked Colonel Brandon.. [In reply to] Can't Post

He is constant, loving and gentle (as played by Alan Rickman, anyhow), not TOO old for me (although, perhaps, a little old for Marianne), and dare I mention it--wealthy. Brave, sensitive, etc. etc. I'm not too big on poetry, so he wouldn't have to be reading it to me.


Mar 3 2007, 9:22pm

Post #11 of 20 (880 views)
Hey Annael--did you ever watch the movie "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"? [In reply to] Can't Post

Wonderful story of an impossible love between a deceased sea captain and a young widow. Lovely atmospheric music. I'll bet you'd love it.


Mar 3 2007, 10:59pm

Post #12 of 20 (862 views)
absotively! [In reply to] Can't Post

several times.

PS Patty I've been on a "Jane Eyre" kick this week. Watched an old version with Sorcha Cusack and Michael Jayston because someone on imdb said it was the best. Not even close. But then I just had to watch Timothy & Zelah show them all how it should be done . . .Smile


Mar 3 2007, 11:58pm

Post #13 of 20 (905 views)
The version you just watched.. [In reply to] Can't Post

has become my sister's second favorite version.
Oh course, Timothy Dalton remains her favorite. I've not seen the Cusack version yet.


Mar 4 2007, 6:17am

Post #14 of 20 (847 views)
*ahem* just because I picked Captain Wentworth [In reply to] Can't Post

Doesn't mean that I wouldn't have received the polite attentions of any of the other gentlemen had they happened to reside in my neighbourhood when I was a young and unattached lady.

But my dear husband is much more like Mr Darcy than any of the others. Snarky and loves me lots, that is.

One of my bestest friends is married to a very Bingleyesque character, who is indeed called Charles. And he's the one who looks quite a lot like dear Eomer from that nice movie Lord of the Rings.


Mar 4 2007, 6:19am

Post #15 of 20 (833 views)
If he could love Elizabeth with her family [In reply to] Can't Post

He certainly wouldn't mind the odd 'hoo-boy' from time to time. He's very forgiving once he's in love, you know.

Celandine Brandybuck
Registered User

Mar 6 2007, 5:40am

Post #16 of 20 (833 views)
Mr Darcy [In reply to] Can't Post

I had to go with Darcy as I get seasick... otherwise Captain Wentworth might have been the man for me.

Timely poll, I'm in the middle of rereading all of Austen!


Mar 6 2007, 3:15pm

Post #17 of 20 (837 views)
*pounce* [In reply to] Can't Post

*hugs stuffing out of Cel*

*apologizes, picks up stuffing and hands back*

Good to see you in the new digs!


Mar 6 2007, 7:02pm

Post #18 of 20 (878 views)
I chose Colonel Brandon. [In reply to] Can't Post

But only because my crush on Alan Rickman is bigger than my crush on Colin Firth.

Although Jeremy Northam and Ciaran Hinds are more than passable, too...


Registered User

Mar 2 2008, 5:45pm

Post #19 of 20 (1094 views)
Mr. Darcy [In reply to] Can't Post

He's really irreproachable))! I think Mattew is more suitable, because he had given rise to my sympathy more than Colin. Mattew really looks like poor enamoured of Lizzie=)
Other characters are interesting too, but only Mr. Darcy "had bewitched my soul"=)) Blush


Jun 14 2014, 3:13pm

Post #20 of 20 (735 views)
Well I don't know... [In reply to] Can't Post

I like many of these options but my ideal man would be a genuine Willoughby. Not a liar and a cheat. That would be my perfect guy.


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