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SCENE: Anne is in her bedroom.
Anne Shirley: Someday I'm going to grow up and out of my ridiculous capacity to say the wrong thing at every possible time, I swear on everything I love in this world. But today, my friends, is not that day!
Anne: Do you remember a few weeks ago when I met quite a few other detestable people as well at school? I have quite a few things to say on this subject. No, I'm kidding! Did you honestly think I was going to make that mistake again? Ranting about people on the Internet? Horrendous idea! Fortunately, Mrs. Lynde was so, so understanding and surprisingly kindhearted about the whole thing. She posted something nice on Twitter and she sent me an email that said- um, hold on- she said, "Of course I'll forgive you. I suppose I was a little too hard on you. I'm an outspoken person as I'm sure you've gathered. Don't take my silly little post too personally." Thank goodness. And then she mentions that she once knew a girl with hair as red as mine and that the girl's hair became a beautiful darker shade when she grew up and that there might be some hope for mine still yet. That sounds like a somewhat trivial thing to be grateful for, but I think I'm even more relieved by the hope that comment gives me than by Mrs. Lynde's forgiveness.
Marilla found out about the video because, um, yeah. But she said she's not going to watch any more of them because, "It's invasive of your privacy and I have a lot better stuff to do with my time" which is good with me. I'm not sure if Mrs. Lynde is going to continue watching, but it's fine either way. Hi, if you're there! Marilla also told me that I need to stop worrying about my looks so much. I guess I come across a little vain? I don't really think I'm that great looking! I just like pretty things and I like to make myself as pretty as possible. Is that so wrong? Although, I guess I should learn to not be as defensive about the way I look. I suppose.
I know I haven't had much time to talk about it due to all the craziness of the past couple weeks, but school has been going... fine. English is my favourite subject, but the teacher here isn't all that great. I mean, he isn't terrible or anything. He's completely adequate but he doesn't seem to have much scope for the imagination. And so far the only short stories that we've read have been about creepy old people who have problems with children. It's actually kind of a tragedy when there are so many other brilliant novels and short stories that we could be reading instead. I mean, Frankenstein? Incredible. And it's definitely not about creepy old people! Well, it's not strictly about people. Maybe it's a little creepy. But are we reading anything even comparable to Frankenstein? No, no we aren't. I mean, The Turn of the Screw? What is this book even about? No one knows! I don't even think Mr. Phillips knows why we're reading it! But it's happening anyway. I cross my fingers that I can find something in this class to spark my imagination but it's rather difficult.
I've met a couple girls at school who've made the lack of imagination somewhat bearable! There's this girl in my math class named Jane Andrews and she's extremely intelligent and very organized and really nice but she's so serious. I doubt she's ever pretended to be someone else a day in her life. But I suppose she doesn't need that. She has her life exactly the way she wants it. And Ruby Gillis in my History, class and she's absolutely adorable, gorgeous, and always has the best clothes and she's way too kind and bubbly for me to feel even the slightest bit jealous. And there's a third girl, um, Josie? She's friends with Ruby and she's, um, yeah. Anyways. Best not talk about that one.
But I guess I still haven't met anyone that could be my best, most dearest friend in the entire world yet. I keep thinking, though, that I'm going to find someone who understands me completely and knows the deepest parts of my soul and has the same imagination and spirit. I do like my friends here, though, honest. I'm just still searching for a real bosom friend. There's this girl I've been talking to on Tumblr, though, and she's kind of amazing. She messaged me a couple days ago and we've been sending back and forth long messages to each other ever since. Maybe she'll be the kindred spirit I can't seem to find here in Avonlea!
And okay, there's this boy. He's probably the most rude, arrogant, conceited boy I've ever met. And I know I said I wasn't going to say anything bad about anyone, but oh, he frustrates me to no end. And I highly doubt he spends any time on YouTube. He's probably too busy making googly eyes at everyone he meets and having literally no personality whatsoever. I can't stand Charlie Sloane. I really can't. But I'm going to stop now before I say something too rude.
Oh! Something that I'm completely thrilled about that's happening in a couple weeks is a Stag Dance. Ruby and I are going shopping soon for dresses and Josie told me that the guys here actually dance with you instead of standing awkwardly on the side of the gym. I know it's kind of silly but I hope there's a boy who I haven't noticed yet who'll come up to me and ask me to dance and then when the music slows down he'll tell me that we're just destined to be together. And then, I don't know, he'll ask me out for pizza or something. Ah, I can't wait. I know it's going to be the best time and I'm going to have so much fun.
Hm, there was something else I wanted to talk about. Ah, what was it? I can't remember. Oh yeah! There's yet another boy everyone keeps talking about. Gilbert? Ruby, Jane, and Josie and the rest of the student body is all convinced that he's the most handsome boy in all of Avonlea. As if. He's also apparently smart, funny, and charming. I'm so sure that he's all those things and more. Apparently he's visiting his cousins in Toronto right now which is why I haven't met him yet. We'll see if he lives up to all the hype. He won't. Here's to learning life lessons and making new friends!
Wow, that was a lot for one video. I gotta go work on my English assignment now. Bye!