Friday, February 14, 2014

TSP Quotation Challenge and Giveaway Winner!

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Congratulations to HAMLETTE!

And we really must congratulate her since this was only her first watching of
 The Scarlet Pimpernel. Well done, m'dear! I'll email you tomorrow to
verify your address! Ivanhoe shall be yours!

Thanks to the runners-up, Charity and Marissa, for participating!

Hamlette missed only 3 questions, Marissa missed 4, and Charity missed 8.
I judged according to each fill-in-the-blank space so some of the quotations
were actually worth 2 or 3 answers. You ladies were great sports!

For those of you curious as to the correct answers to my little
quotation challenge, here you go!

  1. "They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere."
  2. "Od's fish, m'dear. Would you have me challenge the poor countess to a duel?"
  3. "Then your tailors will rule the land, and no one will make the clothes."
  4. "Percy. Fashionably late, as usual." "Sink me, your highness, it was this damned cravat. Simply refused to tie."
  5. "Oh, the English, and their STUPID sense of fair play!"
  6. "So much for French fashion and French politics."
  7. "Approval, sir, in my opinion, demands the attainment of perfection. And in that sense, you rather overrate the charm of your society." 
  8. "If I were to tell you that I adore you, would you have me do so stintingly? Or would you have me declare it as I feel it, with all my heart?"
  9. "I swear you've been taking lessons. The cravat's a picture."
  10. "My heart dictates the pace."
  11. "From this moment on, she must never be trusted. We cannot risk betrayal."
  12. "What I see before me is a facade. A shell of a man I once knew. This is some absurd role you're playing. I don't know why, but I'm sure it is. Perhaps to keep the world at a distance. And now you're shutting me out as well."
  13. "A phantom, my lady, nothing more than a phantom."
  14. "He was looking for the Scarlet Pimpernel. I pray he found a fool."
  15. "You must learn to trust me, my friend. Do not trouble your head with thoughts of Louise. I will see that she is safe."
  16. "It would seem your friend is in distress. To the rescue."
  17. "I see now what begins as a dream can end as a nightmare. Some causes can become warped and twisted, like some men."
  18. "My dear chap, I never would have dreamt of depriving you of your moment of triumph. Alas, a moment was all I could spare."
  19. "They knew that your tears would be the worst possible torture."
  20. "Ceased? I will love her to the day I die. That is the tragedy."
  21. "God bless the Scarlet Pimpernel, whoever he may be. Surely he must be an angel in disguise."


  1. Wow... I suck. And to think I used to know this movie by heart! =P

    1. It's been a long time since you've seen it, so I'll forgive you. ;)

  2. Oh my goodness! I can't believe I won!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited! Especially since I totally guessed on five of the answers. I know I got part of 12 wrong (I thought it was 'husk' instead of 'facade'), but as I read over the others, I just hear them all in Sir Percy's voice and can't remember which ones I didn't know.

    Yay! One blog review of Ivanhoe coming up in the next few weeks, then!

    Thank you so much!

    1. You did an absolutely superb job, Rachel! I was very impressed with your level of accuracy, then again you mentioned that you're good with remembering quotes so I'm not all that surprised! I'll email you tonight when I get off work, but I suspect the address I send to is the one on the package you sent me?

    2. Yes, I'm a quotaholic. And it helps that I knew right when I started watching it that you would be doing a quiz, so I paid very close attention. And took the quiz directly after finishing watching it (over 3 nights), so that helped, I'm sure.

  3. Darn, I somehow missed this! :D Congrats, Hamlette! Be very proud of yourself. :)

    1. Aww, I'm sorry you missed it! We had a lovely time, and Hamlette did a great job considering it was her first time ever seeing TSP.


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