History YMMV / EmilyOfNewMoon

16th May '17 2:45:19 PM s4karuna
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* BrokenBase: '''ABSOLUTELY'''. The third book, ''Emily's Quest'' - and how! First, there are the fans ([[FanPreferredCouple a big chunk as well]]) who ''cannot stand'' that [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Teddy/Emily]] is official and [[MayDecemberRomance Dean/Emily]] is not. Second, there are the Teddy/Emily fans who ''hate'' how little screen time Teddy gets as well as how there is hardly any Teddy/Emily interaction, while there is a much larger focus on Dean/Emily and Dean in general. Then there are those Teddy/Emily fans who dislike how only in the final two or so pages, their ship [[LastMinuteHookup finally happens]] as well as Teddy hardly appearing in the book and getting very limited (if ''any'') [[FlatCharacter character development]] or screen time. And [[UpToEleven then]], there are those fans who wanted much more of a focus on Emily and her writing career rather than all the romantic shenanigans - these fans also tend to want Emily to remain single.
** Not to mention the fans who complain of "character decay" in terms of Ilse's character, who appears very shallow and flippant in the third book (though the signs were there since the second installment). Or the fans who hate Dean's infamous scene with Emily's manuscript. Or Emily herself, especially concerning [[{{Shipping}} certain fans]] at least, her cruel breaking off of hers and Dean's engagement and the permanent breaking of Dean's heart. Or the fact that pretty much ''nothing'' is known about Teddy or his actual personality.
** And finally, there are those who complain that the writing in the third book is too vague, lacking in description and poorly written with far too much focus on melodrama, brooding and depression. Whew!
30th Dec '15 6:26:44 PM MagBas
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* {{Canon Sue}}: Oh dear, Emily. Her name is Sue-ish to start with, 'Byrd Starr'. Emily has {{Kaleidoscope Eyes}}, which can go from a suspiciously Sue-ish purple to grey depending on her mood. She has pointed 'fairy-like' ears, and 'cloudy' jet-black hair which we're often reminded is glossy. She has a tragic past (orphaned), and her guardians are frequently unreasonably harsh towards her. Just about every man who encounters her seems to fall in love with her - Dean, Perry, Teddy, the Japanese prince...the list goes on. Did I mention she has vague psychic powers? And out of all of LMM's characters, she's likely the one most closely based on Maud herself.
** Which was actually subtle, [[ValuesDissonance compared to other Victorian/Edwardian heroines]].
** She has enough flaws in the novel to keep her from falling into Canon Sue territory. She can be cold and sarcastic and has a fair degree of the Murray pride, even snobbishness. She also gradually realizes that she has exaggerated Aunt Elizabeth's hardness. As for her looks, she is not extraordinarily beautiful--her high forehead is frequently mentioned and she seems to be almost plain unless it is hidden by bangs.
** The show averts this - she's normal in appearance (though by no means ugly), and while she is shown to be more sympathetic than others, a lot of episodes show her as incredibly temperamental and childish. Her writing is also shown to be (quite realistically, given her age) flawed.
11th May '13 12:19:46 AM Trippetta
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* NightmareFuel: In ''Emily Climbs'' Emily is accidentally locked inside the church at night during a thunderstorm...with a madman who has mistaken her for his long dead bride.
7th Mar '13 12:09:40 AM trippetaa
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** She has enough flaws in the novel to keep her from falling into Canon Sue territory. She can be cold and sarcastic and has a fair degree of the Murray pride, even snobbishness. She also gradually realizes that she has exaggerated Aunt Elizabeth's hardness. As for her looks, she is not extraordinarily beautiful--her high forehead is frequently mentioned and she seems to be almost plain unless it is hidden by bangs.
11th Jul '12 7:57:27 AM GordyTepig
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** The show averts this - she's normal in appearance (though by no means ugly), and while she is shown to be more sympathetic than others, a lot of episodes show her as incredibly temperamental and childish. Her writing is also shown to be (quite realistically, given her age) flawed.
8th Jun '12 9:33:28 AM vifetoile
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* {{Canon Sue}}: Oh dear, Emily. Her name is Sue-ish to start with, 'Byrd Starr'. Emily has {{Kaleidoscope Eyes}}, which can go from a suspiciously Sue-ish purple to grey depending on her mood. She has pointed 'fairy-like' ears, and 'cloudy' jet-black hair which we're often reminded is glossy. She has a tragic past (orphaned), and her guardians are frequently unreasonably harsh towards her. Just about every man who encounters her seems to fall in love with her - Dean, Perry, Teddy, the Japanese prince...the list goes on. Did I mention she has vague psychic powers? And out of all of LMM's characters, she's likely the one most closely based on Maud herself.
** Which was actually subtle, [[ValuesDissonance compared to other Victorian/Edwardian heroines]].



* {{Canon Sue}}: Oh dear, Emily. Her name is Sue-ish to start with, 'Byrd Starr'. Emily has {{Kaleidoscope Eyes}}, which can go from a suspiciously Sue-ish purple to grey depending on her mood. She has pointed 'fairy-like' ears, and 'cloudy' jet-black hair which we're often reminded is glossy. She has a tragic past (orphaned), and her guardians are frequently unreasonably harsh towards her. Just about every man who encounters her seems to fall in love with her - Dean, Perry, Teddy, the Japanese prince...the list goes on. Did I mention she has vague psychic powers? And out of all of LMM's characters, she's likely the one most closely based on Maud herself.
** Which was actually subtle, [[ValuesDissonance compared to other Victorian/Edwardian heroines]].

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* {{Canon Sue}}: Oh dear, Emily. Her name is Sue-ish to start with, 'Byrd Starr'. ValuesDissonance: Notably appears in concordance with CursedWithAwesome: Emily has {{Kaleidoscope Eyes}}, which can go from a suspiciously Sue-ish purple to grey depending on her mood. She has pointed 'fairy-like' ears, and 'cloudy' jet-black hair which we're often reminded is glossy. She has a tragic past (orphaned), and her guardians are frequently unreasonably harsh towards her. Just about every man who encounters her seems to fall in love with her - Dean, Perry, Teddy, the Japanese prince...the list goes on. Did I mention she has vague occasionally shows psychic powers? And out powers, which have been known to save lives and solve decades-old mysteries? ''Great!'' Except that she is ashamed and afraid of them and keeps them a secret, because of the stigma around insanity and all of LMM's characters, she's likely unexplainable phenomena in the one most closely based on Maud herself.
** Which was actually subtle, [[ValuesDissonance compared to other Victorian/Edwardian heroines]].
Victorian era.
6th Mar '12 11:36:22 PM vifetoile
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* TheWoobie: Several characters could qualify, including young Emily and possibly Dean, but Mrs. Kent deserves special mention as a JerkassWoobie who is in desperate need of several forms of therapy, who deliberately wrecks the happiness of people around her, but Montgomery takes plenty of time out to say, ''she had it rough.''
22nd Jan '12 9:08:04 PM vifetoile
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* EndingFatigue: ''Emily's Quest.''
29th Oct '11 6:43:03 AM Opheliac
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** Which was actually subtle, [[ValuesDissonance compared to other Victorian/Edwardian heroines]].
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