ULTIMATE LITERARY OTPS: Gabriel Oak and Bathsheba Everdene, Far From the Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy)
THEIR STORY: Pastoral dreamboat Gabriel Oak loves beautiful sasspot Bathsheba Everdene through thick and thin, and becomes her closest confidante as she wreaks havoc with her merry-go-round of men.
WHY THEY’RE ON THIS LIST: Because the woman finally finding true love with the man who was right in front of her the entire time is one of the oldest and best tropes in literature. And Bathsheba and Gabriel are the greatest example. THE GREATEST.
NOTABLE QUOTABLE: "Theirs was that substantial affection which arises (if any arises at all) when the two who are thrown together begin first by knowing the rougher sides of each other’s character, and not the best till further on, the romance growing up in the interstices of a mass of hard prosaic reality. This good-fellowship — camaraderie— usually occurring through similarity of pursuits, is unfortunately seldom superadded to love between the sexes, because men and women associate, not in their labours, but in their pleasures merely. Where, however, happy circumstance permits its development, the compounded feeling proves itself to be the only love which is strong as death — that love which many waters cannot quench, nor the floods drown, beside which the passion usually called by the name is evanescent as steam.”
DREAM CAST: Richard Armitage as Gabriel and Michelle Dockery as Bathsheba.
THEME SONG: Lay Lady Lay by Bob Dylan
when i’m sad i just think about the time someone described benedict cumberbatch as “the middle stage on an animorph cover.”
#also looks like a half-melted hugh laurie waxwork #a dr. seuss creature come ot life #poor restoration of a jesus painting
I only ever wanted to be an actress, not a star.