I haven’t watched it today, as I’ve already finished watching the final round, but I still want to celebrate having done it not-entirely-but-almost consistently over December! There have been many more blog posts written than it would have been otherwise, and I discovered that I really like it! Not writing every day, perhaps, but I’ll try to fit in a few more projects to write about.
Since we celebrate Christmas Eve in Sweden, I’m writing this between helping make the Christmas dinner and trying to stay out of the kitchen at the same time, so it won’t be a long post today!
On to the episode; this time around, I started to think of when I first saw this series. I was 12 years old, and I was bullied and awkward, but god damn how I loved it when Lizzie stands up to Lady Catherine the Bully! I think this is one of the keys to my love for Austen, to see someone standing up to a person with higher social status, and respecting their own claims to happiness, and destroying the final boss even without knowing if there’s a reward by the end – it was exactly what I needed to see!
If you have missed something of my Austen Advent Calendar, I’ll give you the links!
About the Regency
- The dances at Netherfield – as a historical dancer and instructor myself, I get a bit carried away!
- Fashion plates – or the search for the latest fashion for long sleeves
- The importance of letters – writing and sending letters in 19th century England
- The tours of country houses – why it wasn’t wierd that the Gardiners and Lizzie went to Pemberley
- Money, money, money – on the value of money mentioned in Pride & Prejudice
- Jane Austen and health – which kind of turned into a rant about historical diets…
- Servants – the people who makes this all possible!
- Elopements – why they would go to Scotland
About the characters and stories of Austen
- Quotes – some of my favourites!
- Me and Mary – we are more alike than I’d like to admit…
- In defense of Mr. Bingley – I feel like he doesn’t get enough credit!
- Livetweet in blog – lots of thoughts about episode 2
- Charlotte’s choice – a short blog due to illness
- The essence of the characters – one of my favourite scenes is when Mr. Collins condoles with the Bennets in episode 5!
- Austen favourites – My favourite adaptations of some of Austen’s books – do you agree?
- Where is Jane’s blue gown? – She’s sent to run and put on this gown in episode 6, but I haven’t been able to find it!
I also did a post about ideas for the remaining days after being ill and missing a lot of episodes, and some I did, some I didn’t. Since I didn’t get around to writing Pride, prejudice and parody, I want to end this post with one of my favourite parodies. Enjoy!
This project has been a join-in of Drunk Austen‘s original idea, and I owe them everything! And since they are in the States, they keep it going ’til the 25th!
The image is of Jane Austen by James Andrews, from Wikimedia Commons (public domain).