What If Werewolves Were In Jane Eyre?

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(SPOILERS for Jane Eyre)

What if instead of being mentally insane, Rochester’s secret wife was actually a werewolf?

Just imagine: Jane hears strange noises in the night that sound like a mix between human and beast (so far, so consistent with the actual novel).  But then it turns out the creature, Rochester’s wife, is a werewolf.  Would the story really change from the standpoint of plot??

It might change how we perceive Rochester’s character.  Hiding Continue reading “What If Werewolves Were In Jane Eyre?”

Books, Music

If You Like 1984…

…the book, not necessarily the year.

If you like George Orwell’s 1984, then you might like the band Muse.  Their sound is  classified as alternative, but I think you could also call it rock.  The vocals are particularly fantastic, there are some incredible electric guitar lines, and they even play off of classical music at times.  Overall, their sound is hard to describe but it’s fantastic.

Some of their songs have this rebellious and apocalyptic feel (hence, my association with 1984).  A prime example:


Are you already familiar with Muse? Do you think the song matches the book?


Top 5 Over the Top Romantic Quotes From Literature


Might as well!

1. “In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” –Pride and Prejudice

2. “He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” –Wuthering Heights

3. “See how she leans her cheek upon her hand.   Continue reading “Top 5 Over the Top Romantic Quotes From Literature”

The Other Stuff

Disney to Take On “12 Dancing Princesses”…Probably


I am making a prediction.

You know how in Frozen Hans has twelve older brothers? Well, to me that sounds an awful lot like a set up for some version of the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy tale.  After all, it sure is a convenient number of brothers to have…

So I’m calling it now.  We can look forward to Disney’s version of this fairy tale sometime in the future.

Classical Music Stories

Classical Music Stories: Alice in Wonderland

Down the Rabbit Hole

You’re falling! Down, down, down you go. You keep expecting to collide with the ground and keep bracing yourself but you keep falling just the same.

You’re still falling.

You’re still falling.

You start to fall asleep (high notes). After all, you can only grit your teeth in expectation for so long.

Once you’re asleep, you have a nightmare (very low notes). What if you never ever stop falling but are stuck in a loop forever??

When you wake up you find yourself on the floor. Apparently landing woke you up, but you’re not hurt at all—phew.

(But of course you still have no idea what’s going on…)


Where do you think the music would go next if it continued?

Classical Music Stories

Classical Music Stories: Wuthering Heights


Divertimento for Strings No. 4 by Antonio Salieri

Quartetto Amati

Young Catherine Linton is wandering out on the moors, basking in the beauty of nature and birdsong. The music becomes mixed with some darkness as she catches sight of Heathcliff, though…but she doesn’t know the danger she’s in and keeps rejoicing and just being her bubbly self. Besides, Heathcliff is acting the perfect gentleman! Nelly, who is with her, tries to interject a few timid worries and warnings, but she is basically unaffected. After all, what’s the worst that could happen??