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13 May 2010 @ 02:00 pm
and again, apparently  
Little Women and Werewolves
http://techland.com/2010/04/22/exclusive-louisa-may-alcotts-little-women-werewolves-rejection-letter/

I don't know how long this book has been out, but I just saw it in the bookstore the other day. Sigh. I suppose I should just be grateful that the cover doesn't make me sick to my stomach, as the cover of P&P&Z does. (I'm growing accustomed to it, though, more's the pity.)

Clearly I should cash in on this trend. I mean, we haven't had Persuasion and Poltergeists yet, where Captain Wentworth has actually died at sea and spends the rest of the novel haunting Anne Elliot, have we? I'm just saying, "You pierce my soul" still works even if he only has a soul left to pierce.

And we must be hitting the end of the list of supernatural creatures that a modern audience will have a broad familiarity with, right? (Or am I just hoping that we are?) I don't see anyone writing John Keats, Lamia Hunter, you know?

(...It is possible that I would totally read that, if someone wrote it. *shifty eyes*)
 
 
 
litlover12: Sc Plitlover12 on May 13th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
". . . still works even if he only has a soul left to pierce."

*SNORK*

You should totally write that one.
tempestsarekind: elizabeth bennet is amusedtempestsarekind on May 14th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
I am glad you think so. :)
Neaneadods on May 13th, 2010 11:51 pm (UTC)
I thought we'd hit the nadir with Jane Slyre, (vampires AND werewolves!), but apparently not...
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on May 14th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
I know! Every time I think it *must* be over, there's another one around the corner! (I actually saw a second mash-up of Little Women today, in a different bookstore: Little Vampire Women:
http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780061976254/Little_Vampire_Women/index.aspx )
Constant Reader: made of AWESOMEskirmish_of_wit on May 14th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
I'm still pulling for Cranford and Chupacabras.
La Reine Noire: Austen - Venting Spleenlareinenoire on May 14th, 2010 04:05 am (UTC)
OMG I would totally read that. If only to spend an entire day chortling in manic glee.
tempestsarekind: henry tilney would SO write fanfictempestsarekind on May 14th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
"The chupacabra's gotten into the back garden again," Mattie sighed as she peered out the window.

Deborah pursed her lips. "Captain Brown's fault, no doubt. I've asked him time and again to use the iron chains sprinkled three times with holy water, but he thinks two is enough."

"Oh, he'll learn, I'm sure."

"It is not a question of learning," she sniffed. "It is the way things are done in Cranford."
Constant Reader: Udolphoskirmish_of_wit on May 15th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
OMG YES.

Meanwhile, the town bands together on Mrs. Forrester's behalf to prevent poor pajamaed Bessie from being the chupacabras' next victim.
tempestsarekind: elizabeth bennet is amusedtempestsarekind on May 15th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
EXACTLY. It is totally what would have to happen!
La Reine Noire: Austen - Venting Spleenlareinenoire on May 14th, 2010 04:05 am (UTC)
Northanger Abbey and Ninja.

We even have a plot. Sort of. ;)
tempestsarekind: never really just a passengertempestsarekind on May 14th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
I see that I have failed to consider the martial arts mash-up market! A bold new phase of mash-ups.