and Chapter 13
My only real thought in this chapter was "poor Julia."
It was interesting to see that Fanny not only saw other people's selfishness but found it amusing how the others tried to disguise it. The amusement speaks to a detachment from the foibles of her family that we haven't really seen heretofore -- I suppose because she has absolutely no involvement in the play shenanigans.
Mr. Yates is totally flirting with Julia (although Austen doesn't do what she usually does and mention his feelings/motives/hopes re: her, but he is totally flirting.)
But yes. Poor Julia. Her rant against the character of Amelia is very familiar to me; I definitely know the feeling of hating something passionately simply because it isn't what you want but other people are trying to force it on you.