It started this morning when I had myself a little fangirl moment. And for once, it wasn't in regards to Doctor Who or Buffy or Mulder and Scully #secretsexytimes. No, this fangirl moment was in regards to the latest episode of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Because from the second it started rolling, I knew what was coming - DARCY. If you're not watching the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, you should go and watch the whole lot right now. Because, AWESOMENESS. If you've been watching intermittently or haven't seen today's episode yet, I'll just tell you that this was episode #59, and this was the first glimpse of Darcy we've had. So yeah, it's been a LONG time coming.
Anyway, after my little fangirl moment, I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed when I came across this:
|Shamelessly stolen from Ness. I'm sure she won't mind........|
And then I was scrolling though my Google Reader and came across this post from Emily about how when you think about it, the characters in Pride and Prejudice are just as weird and socially awkward as the rest of us. Only without the blogging and the mobile phones...
Anyway, all of this made me realise that I haven't read Pride and Prejudice since before I left Canberra over a year ago. And it's been about the same length of time since I watched the 1995 BBC version (which is the ONLY version, as far as I'm concerned). Both of these facts are completely and utterly horrifying to me. I've read it at least once a year since 1998, with multiple readings in 1999 when we studied it in Year 11 English. Because I'm a giant nerd who keeps stuff way longer than I need to, I can show you this:
Our English teacher handed us a sheet listing all the characters, and told us to draw links between them. That up there? Is what Must be Thrifty and I came up with. We came up with a colour-coded system and everything. Yellow is marriages, orange is Darcy family relationships, blue is Bennet family relationships, pink is friendships etc etc etc. Yeah. We're cool like that.
Anyway, the moral of the story? If you need me, I'll be here:
|Yes, that's my very mangled, 13 year old copy of P&P|
Or possibly here: