JAFF Resources

Ne 27 srpna 2023

(the reddit thread of the same name by RoseIsBadWolf)

Does anyone have some invaluable resources for writing that they would like to share? Here are some of mine:

Budgets that show the cost of living near Jane Austen's time

Every named character in every Austen novel (made these myself, excel and PDF format)

Comprehensive timelines for:

Sense & Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Emma, and Pride & Prejudice (and another)

Mollands for public domain illustrations: https://www.mollands.net/etexts/index.html

And of course, I always have the Gutenberg project version of every novel open on my computer for reference!

Online Etymology Dictionary for checking language use.

I like to use the searchable copies of the books on The Republic of Pemberley, which also has a lot of other resources, if you look around.

The Regency Encylopedia, alas, has been down for some time, but Jane Austen's World often has good information, and an old, little-known blog that's great for historical research is the Regency Redingote.

I use https://idiomsorigins.com to check whether an idiom or turn of phrase would be era appropriate. However, I've been surprised sometimes by idioms that aren't there.

https://Georgette-heyer.com/slang for regency cant and expressions.

I also have Louise Allen's book “Regency Slang Revealed” that organizes and indexes Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. This book is so interesting and kind of hilarious!

I write in British English, so I use https://dictionary.cambridge.org to check British spelling if I'm unsure.

See these posts on the Regency Era on Reddit by /u/Basic_Bichette:

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Historical Harry Potter stories

Ne 30 května 2021

(my comments on the reddit thread “Fics like Starnlicht?” by BallZealousideal2109)

It is strange how little fanfiction authors investigated the whole area of the historical stories, a life of the magical community outside (and before) the canonical storyline. Aside from replants of the normal fanon stories to the past (“Prince …

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How redeemable is canon Draco Malfoy?

Ne 08 prosince 2019

(originally posted on Reddit)

Yes, everybody is redeemable. I believe redemption stories of some former SSmen (and SSwomen), guards in the Nazi concentration camps, etc. Redemption (or let’s use the old-fashioned term “conversion” or “penance”) however doesn’t mean to somehow excuse previous deeds. It requires true acknowledgement that …

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