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08 January 2010 @ 06:15 pm
can we be done with these now???  
Presented without comment: Mansfield Park and Mummies
http://www.amazon.com/Mansfield-Park-Mummies-Matrimony-Delights/dp/1607620472/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1
 
 
 
La Reine Noire: Austen - Venting Spleenlareinenoire on January 8th, 2010 11:18 pm (UTC)
A friend and I have threatend to write Northanger Abbey and Ninja. If only because it might actually illuminate certain aspects of the book...
tempestsarekind: henry tilney would SO write fanfictempestsarekind on January 8th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
Eleanor Tilney's charming young man is a ninja! That's how he comes into his fortune and title!
(no subject) - lareinenoire on January 8th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - tempestsarekind on January 8th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Magistrix Texan: LOLerstwhiletexan on January 8th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
Apparently they're making a movie of Pride and Prejudice ... and Zombies, so no. We can't be done with these now. :(
tempestsarekind: facepalmtempestsarekind on January 8th, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
*long sigh*

I'd heard there was a P&P&Z movie in the works, but I still don't get why these things are so popular. Or if they even are: they're massively hyped, but are people actually reading them in the sorts of numbers that would make this push make sense to me?
(no subject) - lareinenoire on January 8th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - tempestsarekind on January 8th, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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tempestsarekind: elizabeth bennet is amusedtempestsarekind on January 8th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
I bet Jane Fairfax is a vampire. That's why she's so pale.
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(no subject) - neadods on January 9th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
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cschellscschells on January 8th, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
Can we write a novel in revenge where all the angsty, violence-prone vampires/werewolves/mummies/zombies just sit around politely, drink tea and discuss pastoral nothings? And then get married in a completely conventional fashion and spend lots of time in their gardens?
tempestsarekind: regency house party [s&s]tempestsarekind on January 8th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
Ha! I would love to see all the readers waiting for the carnage and mayhem to begin. And maybe they'd enjoy the book in spite of themselves.
(no subject) - cschells on January 9th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - tempestsarekind on January 10th, 2010 04:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
Danielle_P: do not mind medeleilan on January 9th, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
You're a genius!
(no subject) - cschells on January 9th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
La Reine Noire: Austen - Venting Spleenlareinenoire on January 9th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
That is brilliant and needs to happen.
(no subject) - cschells on January 9th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
Neaneadods on January 9th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
I would totally buy that book!

I'm so tired of these things. The joke wasn't all that funny the first time.
(no subject) - cschells on January 9th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Valancy: Thoughtfulvalancy_s on January 9th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
Funny, the reviews are actually really positive. And hey, it's the first of these send-ups to be cowritten by a woman. Coincidence...?
tempestsarekind: austen bonnetstempestsarekind on January 10th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC)
I did notice that the reviews were quite positive! I guess that's good? I just don't really get the whole "just add monsters" thing. But then, I think Austen is already fascinating without mummies or sea monsters or zombies...
(no subject) - valancy_s on January 10th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - tempestsarekind on January 10th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Norilananorilana on January 17th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
Dear tempestsarekind,

Google led me here.

Your frustration is understandable, but I also hope you can appreciate mine...

I don't know of course why others have written other mashups, nor can I judge them, but this is why I wrote Mansfield Park and Mummies — my situation is detailed here:

http://norilana.livejournal.com/151791.html

Sincerely,

Vera Nazarian
tempestsarekind: austen bonnetstempestsarekind on January 17th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you for commenting. I tend to prefer my Austen without additions, but I appreciate your situation and that your book seems to be different from the other mashups (I looked at P&P&Z and was not impressed). Just goes to show--I oughtn't to leap to conclusions!