Fans of Gigi Darcy should definitely tune in to the new series from the LBD team.
Anonymous asked: I follow you on twitter&too shy to make this public, but I have mental pics of various facial/vocal expressions and whenever you say "screaming because" I picture your face contorting into my mental rep and I'm unsure w/ it's funny or horrifying! <3
I DISLIKE SCREAMING, IT CONTORTS THE FACE
no seriously i have lots of weird actual IRL expressions and I AM OFTEN MAKING THEM IN DISBELIEF/HORROR/INSERT EMOTION HERE AT THE MONITOR, haha, so feel free to add whatever into your mental rep! but hopefully it’s not horrifying! Just socially awkward :D
lizzie bennet diaries meme: three friendships - lydia/mary
omg the photo with kitty!!!! <3
For the past half hour or so I’ve been cleaning out pictures and voicemails and texts on my phone, and I came across a thing Rachel wrote me a couple months ago that I wanted to share with you all.
Being Lydia was really hard at times, and I think I hinted at that to you all, but I really owe Rachel quite a bit for being there for me, completely and wholly, throughout the whole process. Anytime I needed to text her simply saying “I’m sad” or “I’m mad at George” or whatever, she didn’t judge. She didn’t say, “MK, Lydia isn’t real, get a grip and live your own life”, she didn’t reprimand for taking more stock in Lydia’s problems in order to forget about my own. She just was constantly, quietly there, always listening and understanding, and I think that’s because she felt some of it too. And I needed that, and I’m really thankful for that.
But anyway, I expressed to her how hard it was becoming to let Lydia go, and she wrote me this:
“Lydia will never be lost. She’s become so real, so unbelievably real, and she is going to keep on living her life with or without us. And maybe every once in a while we’ll check in with her, see how things are, who she’s become, and it won’t ever be the same, but that’s how life tends to work. She doesn’t die with the show, she doesn’t die with us going off and telling new stories. She keeps on. And she’s got a lot to deal with and a long way to go in her life, and I wish we could be there to help her through it, but she’s gonna be okay. She’s learning how to communicate, she’s learning how to love, and she’s learning how to let herself be loved. You gave her that, we gave her that, she gave herself that. It’s all the same, but we gave her all we could, and now she’s gotta strike out on her own. And you know what? I don’t want to let her go either, but I think we gave her enough. She’s gonna be okay.
She’s someone you should be proud of, and I know she’s proud of you, too. So am I.”
And you know what? Mary Kate and the rest of us will always have fanfiction. We’ll always have people who follow Lydia’s story after the LBD and keep telling us about her adventures and all the things that she’s accomplished and all the ways she’s grown. We don’t have to let her go. Not Mary Kate, not Rachel, not me, not you.
reinventweather asked: I've got my fingers crossed for Persuasion. A Pemberley Digital employee with a past history with a SF fisherman? YES PLEASE. But you know, idle fantasy.
sigh, you know, i think persuasion is probably the narrative they’d be the least likely to screw up? but on the other hand i feel like it’s the narrative that would benefit the least from being told via transmedia. one of the great things about the LBD is how the format served lizzie’s character, but in my opinion, anne elliot would only shrink in front of a camera, and her distress at being filmed would be evident at all times. At Mansfield Park, at least, all of the Bertrams would be filming everything all the time, and I think it would be amazing to really see how Fanny is the side character in her own story for so long. But Persuasion…. idk i think i’d have to be convinced that the medium would serve the narrative.
The many faces of: Caroline Lee of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries
I want something good to happen to her. I want her to make better choices and find some happiness.[snipping the link to Katie’s gorgeous accidental Tumblr fic about Caroline, which you can read on her blog and not mine, because I am weird about reblogging fic on Tumblr]
I also want the choices she has made to be dealt with logically rather than shoe-horned in as the overprotective, controlling actions of one of the series’ default villains. I want her to genuinely like Lizzie and Jane and feel conflict and confusion and fumble into making things worse by trying to make things better, instead of rejecting them for wholly superficial reasons and arguably becoming a pervasive Asian stereotype. I want to go back about six months and beg Bernie and the gang not to put Caroline in the position of having to bear every single negative, catty, and competitive aspect of Pride & Prejudice’s depiction of women interacting with other women. Because that isn’t fair to her, and it isn’t fair to keep her motivations shallow and stereotypical while ultimately taking pains to flesh out Charlotte and Jane and Lydia and Mary and Gigi. Caroline, i still love you, and I will always believe you were someone better, wiser, and kinder than Lizzie’s camera ultimately made you out to be.
A really great conversation with the Daily Dot.
I feel like linking this again, in case any of you LBD and SV fans missed the chat I had with Matt Enlow, Mary Kate Wiles, and Kylie Sparks a while back! it’s always time to stay square!
Anonymous asked: Emma vs. Jane Eyre for the next Bernie Su production?
haha, anon, is this just an attempt to get me rant about how much I hate Jane Eyre? :D I have to say that I think they’d probably manage to deal with the ridiculous amount of crap in Jane Eyre that I absolutely cannot stand, haha. But I know that they’ve gotten a LOT more requests to do Emma, and although Emma contains my favorite group of characters from any Austen novel, it’s a super super tricky novel to adapt even without working in an unprecedented medium, and I don’t think I really want to see them do it and screw it up.
For some reason I have a hunch they’re going to do Mansfield Park. I have no idea why I think this, but in any case, whatever it is they do next, I can’t wait. :D