Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Jane Austen

Amanda Price and Lizzy Bennet. - Is... is Mr. Bingley is looking down Amanda's top?

Today is Jane Austen's birthday. And today I discovered Lost In Austen, a mini-series in which a regular British girl somehow accidentally swaps places with Lizzy.

Now, I'm all for certain types of fanfiction. Say... the addition of zombies or androids. But not much the addition of Mary Sues, such as Amanda Price.

I haven't watched the series, nor do I think I will. If I'm going to spend time watching any mini-series my computer, it's going to be the BBC's Pride and Prejudice with the absolutely lovely Jennifer Ehle. A better Lizzy Bennet I have not seen.

"Hear that sound, George? Duh-uh-uh-uh! That's Jane Austen spinning in her grave like a cat in a tumble-dryer."
-Amanda Price, Lost in Austen

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