Today was a Pride & Prejudice kind of day.
After months of listening to Star Trek Into Darkness when I go to sleep I switched back to my old stand-by Pride & Prejudice last night. And then I (finally) got my Lizzie Bennet Diaries DVDs in the mail this afternoon 🙂
I spent most of the evening watching them (it seemed like a better option than the Phillies, and it was), but I’m still only two-thirds of the way through them. On the upside, I totally fucked up my sleeping habits this week (I blame my cold), so I’ll probably be able to get through the last three discs.
But if I do want to watch all the videos and get some sleep I should probably get back to my watching.
So the Lizzie Bennet Diaries is officially over. All good things must come to an end, right?
I honored the end of the show by finally backing the Kickstarter. (Why yes, yes I would like a box set of the show on DVD. How did you know?)
I’m bummed that the show is over, but I’m stoked that I found it. (Better late than never and all that.) And, on the plus side, Gigi Darcy is going to Sanditon.
I’m really interested in what they’re going to do with the Sanditon adaptation. I’ve only read the book once (so far) and the version I have has a really strange ending. (Actually, I’m not sure how many versions of Sanditon exist, but I hope there’s one with a more plausible ending.)
I know I’m a broken record, but ohmigod am I tired. I should be in bed so hopefully I won’t be too verbose about this stuff.
- As much as I love nail polish, I tend to avoid nail art and glitter polish because it’s such a pain to take off. But then I found this tip to remove even the most stubborn nail polish and I’m pretty excited about it. I haven’t tried it yet, but I will.
- I didn’t watch any of Justin Timberweek on Jimmy Fallon, but I saw a bunch of clips on YouTube. The barbershop quartet version of “SexyBack” is my favorite. (Side note: The 20/20 Experience is awesome! It’s probably my favorite JT record if only because it doesn’t have a single song that I want to skip.)
- My beloved Lizzie Bennet Diaries is wrapping up. (Side note: the most recent episode is ah-may-zing! If I had the time I would watch it over and over and over.) But on the plus side, they’re going to put out a DVD box set. I haven’t supported the Kickstarter yet because I can’t remember my password, but I will.
- HelloGiggles posted a link on Tumblr to this piece on FlavorWire. Literary cakes, are you kidding me? Two of my favorite things in one fabulous package 🙂
- And while at FlavorWire my attention was grabbed by this piece on 10 books guaranteed to make you cry. I think I’ve read half of the books on the list and they all made me cry (and most of them made me cry a lot).
I mean, the Lizzie Bennet Diaries is tackling a big issue.
I believe I’ve mentioned before that one of my favorite parts of the show is how the writers update different aspects of the story for a modern audience (for example, Mr. Collins doesn’t propose marriage to Lizzie, he asks her to become his business partner). Well, I’ve been wondering for a while what the 21st-century version of Lydia and Wickham eloping (and then living together without actually getting married) is. Two weeks ago I got my answer: George put up a website soliciting subscribers to a sex tape he and Lydia made that will be released when the countdown clock on the website ends (it hasn’t ended yet). It’s a pretty stressful situation for the Bennets and the past few episodes have been full of Lizzie’s self-flagellation.
But the episodes that really caught me were the two that feature Lydia: episode 85 and episode 87. The reason they caught my attention is that I think they’re doing a really good job with a sensitive and timely issue. George manipulated Lydia into making a sex tape (if she said yes it would prove that she loved him) and now he’s threatening to put it on the Internet. As a result, Lydia is being slut-shamed. (I’ve never bothered to read the comments, but Lydia swears that there’s a lot of “she’s getting what she deserves” in them.) I actually started crying during episode 87; I feel for Lydia so much. Her “crime” was trusting the boy she loves and it might ruin her entire life.
I keep thinking that everyone should watch these two episodes. There are so many great take-aways like, yes, think before you agree to make a sex tape (or send naked photos or whatever), but also to think twice before slut-shaming someone whose sex tape or naked photos wind up online – you never know why those things were made in the first place.
I’m not sure if I managed to convey the thoughts that have been bouncing around in my head for days, but it’s late and I’m tired.
Woohoo! I’m three-for-three since I started this weekly project. I can’t tell you how proud I am of myself as a result. Next step: find a less annoying way to name these posts 🙂
I’m not gonna lie, I nearly forgot to do this. But I remembered in the end, and that’s all that really matters, right? Yay!
- In the cute-animal-video-I-found-on-Jezebel category, we have a dog trampled by kittens. And is that music catchy or what? Also, have I mentioned that I’m a big fan of Jezebel?
- In the very-important-sites-that-every-baseball-fan-should-have-bookmarked category, we have not one but two sites that I was reminded of this week. Each answers a very important question, but I’m not going to tell you what the questions are. No, you’ll have to click the links to find out 🙂 (I will admit that the animated .GIF that’s the background of site 2 makes me angry, but the countdown makes me happy so it isn’t all bad.)
- In the how-did-I-not-find-this-earlier category, we have The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. These Lizzie Bennet video blogs are fantastic! It’s such an ingenious way to use social media. I stayed up way too late last night watching the first two dozen entries and I’ll probably stay up way too late tonight watching more of them (there’s 80 or so as I write this). So I should probably stop writing and get on with watching.