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Monday, August 26, 2013

Jane In Your Interwebs, part 2

All of the awesome Janetasticness that comes my way couldn't be contained in just one post, so it's definitely time for part 2! Click through for some interactive Janeness, P&P characters on Facebook, the best damn P&P/Parks & Rec mash-up ever, and more!

* So, what's happening in the world of Austen-Internets? Turns out Jane basically cured WWI depression, so... there's that.

Book Riot recommended 3 novels to read after P&P (well, 2 novels and an online exhibition catalog...), which is how I found out about WhatJaneSaw.org, which is so neat!

During our Austen in August Twit Chat, @maryanndimand introduced me to "In Defense of Mrs Elton," which you can read online in its entirety (for free!)
from In Defense of Mrs Elton
Let's be honest - Mrs. E. totally should have made it into my video about Austen's "bitches," but I don't know that I could have said a single thing in her defense.
Fortunately, Diana Birchall undertook that task so I didn't have to... ;)

Ever wondered what it'd be like if P&P characters had the run of facebook? Well...Lydia + Facebook = shudder. However, this Facebook Feed edition of P&P, put together by DeeDee Baldwin pretty much nails it. A small sample:
11 of your friends are attending Assembly at Meryton.
Fitzwilliam Darcy is dreading this evening.
Charles Bingley and Jane Bennet are now friends.
Elizabeth Bennet is not handsome enough to tempt a certain gentleman. Ha!
Mrs. Bennet had a most delightful evening!
Mr. Bennet wishes that Mr. Bingley had sprained his ankle in the first dance.
Elizabeth Bennet promises never to dance with Mr. Darcy.
Fitzwilliam Darcy became a fan of Fine Eyes.
Caroline Bingley is all astonishment.
Lydia Bennet became a fan of Officers.
Kitty Bennet became a fan of Officers.
(hat tip to user adrastea2 on youtube!)

And lastly, I love a good internet mash-up, like Arrested Westeros or Mean Girls of Panem, so of course to see one that features Austen characters = instant happiness. Especially if those characters are being mashed-up with perfectly ridiculous quotes from one of my favorite tv shows, Parks and Recreation. Once again, thank you Book Riot for this bit of amazing.

This is seriously one of my favorite Parks & Rec quotes. Oh, Leslie... So many uterus jokes.

There are so many more, and they are seriously, seriously funny - doubly so if you're a Parks & Rec fan and hear it in the characters' voices. Only thing missing? A pic of Lydia and Kitty shopping with a "Treat Yo'self" quote.

That's all for this edition of Jane in Your Interwebs. If you come across something awesome that needs sharing, leave a link or tweet me!

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  1. Ooh, some interesting stuff here. I knew Diana Birchall had a Mrs Elton book, 'Mrs Elton in America', but I'll definitely check out the novella

  2. That Facebook feed is hilarious! I guess, Mr. Bennet is my favourite character. = )

    "Mr. Bennet wishes that Mr. Bingley had sprained his ankle in the first dance."

  3. That facebook status is hilarious and the rest just had me laughing hard. So glad for the share. Made my Monday!

  4. You never fail to give me reasons to stay up past my bedtime, scouring the intarwebs. Last week it was a mad dash Sanditon watch-through (before the non-Austen-ite boyfriend got home from work). Now it is...all of this. YAY! Thank you.

  5. To quote Bingley "That is Awesomesauce!" Thanks for the fun, Misty!


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