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December 9, 2008 3:16 PM   Subscribe

Austenbook. It's trivial. It's silly. I grinned.
posted by mojohand (32 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
dersins concurs on all three points.
posted by dersins at 3:35 PM on December 9, 2008


Kate Beaton would love this, I bet.
posted by clockworkjoe at 3:38 PM on December 9, 2008


Oh, I love silly Austen things. This was clever-ish in a cute way, and I'm sending it to my friends.
posted by purpletangerine at 3:40 PM on December 9, 2008


Mrs. Bennet looks astonished.
Miss Kochanski decides to have a look.
Mr. Kryten is driving a tank!
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:40 PM on December 9, 2008 [5 favorites]


"Mrs. Bennet joined the group Widows of Men Killed in Duels."
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 3:51 PM on December 9, 2008


Love. Love!
posted by AV at 4:00 PM on December 9, 2008


It's P&Pbook. If only it had things like:
Henry Tilney knows muslins.
Fanny Price disapproves of home theatrics.
Augusta Elton adores strawberries.
Mary Musgrove does like long walks.
posted by Katherine Kimber at 4:00 PM on December 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


But it did make me smile. I like it.
posted by Katherine Kimber at 4:01 PM on December 9, 2008


Is this something I would have to have a corset to understand?
posted by jbickers at 4:11 PM on December 9, 2008


Hamlet is on Facebook too.
posted by nat at 4:16 PM on December 9, 2008 [4 favorites]


"Lydia Bennet and Kitty Bennet joined the group 1,000,000 Strong Against the Officers Leaving Meryton!"


This is the greatest thing ever.
posted by CunningLinguist at 4:20 PM on December 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


I was excessively diverted.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 5:12 PM on December 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


These are pretty great, but would be more authentic in reverse.
posted by Korou at 5:19 PM on December 9, 2008


Admittedly, an assured setup for spoilers.
posted by Korou at 5:20 PM on December 9, 2008


omfg. that was awesome!
posted by liza at 5:22 PM on December 9, 2008


They tried to make one of these with war and peace but everyone got banned from facebook for having like 4 accounts each.

Princess Drubetskaya is now Anna Mikhaylovna
Count Bezukhov is now Kyril Vladimirovich
Nicholas has poked Natasha
Natasha has waltzed with Kolya
Kolya has posted on Nikolai's wall: "WTF R U ME"
Natalya builds a bonfire and Sonya plays with it

posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:36 PM on December 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


These are pretty great, but would be more authentic in reverse.

The author notes at the bottom: "Yes, the news feed should go in reverse, but this makes for easier reading. :)"
posted by cerebus19 at 5:50 PM on December 9, 2008


Very cute. Thanks!
posted by chihiro at 6:22 PM on December 9, 2008


Also note that she copied the idea.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 6:24 PM on December 9, 2008


Metafilter: has suggestions about your domestic felicity.
posted by odinsdream at 6:30 PM on December 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is really very good.
posted by Tehanu at 6:49 PM on December 9, 2008


I think "_____ wrote on ______'s wall" would have been a good approximation of correspondence sent by the characters. Very funny, still.
posted by Rarebit Fiend at 7:29 PM on December 9, 2008


The Hamlet one posted by CheeseDigestsAll is way funnier, but then again, I am someone who suffered through Pride and Prejudice instead of developing an affection for it in high school English.
posted by aliceinreality at 7:48 PM on December 9, 2008


Can I get some hint on what this is based on so I can get in on the joke?
posted by tehloki at 7:54 PM on December 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh. It's in the tags. So that's what they're for. I'll be over here, being dumb.
posted by tehloki at 7:54 PM on December 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


cerebus19: The author notes at the bottom: "Yes, the news feed should go in reverse, but this makes for easier reading. :)"

I missed that!
posted by Korou at 8:08 PM on December 9, 2008


The Hamlet one posted by CheeseDigestsAll is way funnier, but then again, I am someone who suffered through Pride and Prejudice instead of developing an affection for it in high school English.

Oddly enough, I remember absolutely *hating* the book in high school, but I was very much in my Orwell/Huxley dystopian phase at the time. I recently re-discovered the book after watching the 1995 BBC miniseries that was broadcast on PBS earlier this year. Now all of a sudden I've gone all Austencrazy. Of course, it helps that there a tons of screen versions of the novels to compare, and that all the books are available online through Project Gutenberg.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 9:55 PM on December 9, 2008


I would have liked to be able to click through to their profiles and etching albums.
posted by b33j at 1:29 AM on December 10, 2008


Needs more Emma.
posted by Eideteker at 6:58 AM on December 10, 2008


For the record, I actually like the Austen parody, but I thought it was worth giving credit to Sarah Schmelling.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 7:10 AM on December 10, 2008


I have never understood why I can't finish a Jane Austen novel. I love Dostoyevsky and Balzac, and they're basically the same sort of thing. But I pick up Pride and Prejudice, and get to page 60 or so, and suddenly it's the next morning, and I wake up naked in the wolf paddock at the zoo. Weird.
posted by steef at 10:07 AM on December 10, 2008


Are "Facebook Stories" becoming a new thing? AH!
posted by interweber at 1:11 PM on December 11, 2008


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