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ever_maedhros: (liz wave)
Happy 200th Anniversary to one of my favorite novels of all time! Congratulations, Miss Austen. Your work is still very much appreciated, even after all these years. If we fanatics have anything to say about it, we'll keep on reading and discussing and admiring for another two hundred years as well. And another two hundred after that.



It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.


Those words are immortal, and also one of the best and briefest proofs that Pride and Prejudice is not simply another mushy romance novel. The opening line is not about twu wuv, or how lonely hearts are destined to find each other some day, or some similar drivel. If Elizabeth Bennet's story was a romance, the first words would reflect that. They would promise sugar and spice and everything nice, drowned in saccharine feelings. Instead, Miss Austen provides us with a wry spin on life's quirks. If anything, it's a (somewhat gentle) parody of romance. She gives us the promise of a witty caper in manners, social commentary, and the way impressions and perceptions alter over time.

One more point, and I'll give it a rest. The title is Pride and Prejudice, not Love and Romance.
ever_maedhros: (lizzy)
January 28th is almost here. Even though I've been beating my head against a wall, I still haven't come up with anything I feel is truly splendid enough for a Pride and Prejudice bicentennial celebration. All I've got is a post series about why I love P&P (and why it's not "just another romance novel" at all). And, of course, a big icon post in the making. So I'm going to do that, though I may be a trifle late, since I'm having a hard time organizing all my ideas.

In other news, my siblings and I watched The Sword in the Stone for the first time in FOREVER today. Blast from the past! We completely forgot how funny the squirrel scene was. I think "She can't be sidetracked!" is going to become one of my new favorite quotes. :)

ever_maedhros: (you're kidding right)
Apparently, the latest insult against dead literary giants that can't defend their own works anymore is. . . revamping classics so they read like Fifty Shades of Grey.

Yeah, you read that right.

And I thought Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was infuriating. That's got NOTHING on this. I'm not sure whether to shoot myself or go on a killing spree.

WRITE YOU OWN FREAKING BOOKS YOU LAZY, GREEDY, PATHETIC PERVERTS.

Or just stick to fanfiction, at the very least. Do NOT tamper with the original work, written in blood and sweat and tears, of writers to whom you can't even begin to compare. Show some respect, even if you have no restraint or dignity.

Sorry if you can't hear me over my screams of "SACRILEGE!" Jane Austen is my hero, and has been for years, and I can't stand it when people trample her work because they're too stupid or too lazy to appreciate its wit and subtlety. I've just been reading a compiled work of her letters, and feeling more in awe of her than ever.

I'm going to go listen to some soothing music. Or something. Something to make me feel better, because I care too much.
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Thanks to that site and Jane Austen's Library, I am now hoping against hope that there's an entire audiobook of P&P narrated by Matthew Macfayden, available. Somewhere. It has to be somewhere. PLEASE.
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Now this is quite fascinating . . .
ever_maedhros: (christine hannibal)
Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms (a list might be helpful). Then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?

2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?

3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?

4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?

5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?

[livejournal.com profile] litlover12 chose these for me: "Phantom", Jane Austen, and Audrey Hepburn.

Warning--I get really long-winded when I talk about stuff I love . . . )
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