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September 4, 2013 2:38 PM   Subscribe

Inspired by the Lizzie Bennet diaries (previously) comes The Autobiography of Jane Eyre, a smaller, more introspective webseries featuring Jane as a bookish teenage tumblr addict. The story starts here...
posted by low_horrible_immoral (8 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
I should be more broadminded but this irritates the hell out of me. For one thing, Jane was Plain, a point she makes repeatedly in the book. That's rather important to understanding her and her view of the world. And video blogging? That is so not Jane!!

I think young women who want to experience life as Elizabeth Bennett or Jane Eyre should try being terribly old fashioned and reading/rereading the relevant book.
posted by bearwife at 3:03 PM on September 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


I parsed this at first glance as "Inspired by the Lizzie Borden diaries." I like my way better.
posted by delfin at 3:10 PM on September 4, 2013 [7 favorites]


I don't know of I want to watch these or not. I loved Jane Eyre so much, and it seems like so many people miss her point entirely. At least they did in my English class, and all the derivative works I've seen.
posted by bleep at 3:20 PM on September 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Inspired by the Lizzie Borden diaries


12th June-

Father's new wife (I simply refuse to refer to her as "mother") has vexed my terribly. Her presence in the house is quite stifling, and I fear she merely encourages Father's miserly tendencies, rather than seeking to correct them, as a woman of some social standing should.

Purchased new axe at Dennis & Sons hardware in Fall River. It is quite fine.



14th June-

Once again, Mrs. Borden has objected to my various charitable and social activities outside the house, preferring I stay within the household and quite isolated from any sort of elevating social intercourse.

Sharpened new axe.



15th June-

Axe practice coming along swimmingly.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 3:59 PM on September 4, 2013 [11 favorites]


I should be more broadminded but this irritates the hell out of me. For one thing, Jane was Plain, a point she makes repeatedly in the book. That's rather important to understanding her and her view of the world. And video blogging? That is so not Jane!!

Yes, there seems to be a lot of point missing here. Jane is that girl who makes tl;dr text posts on tumblr and is secretly unhappy when no one re-blogs them.
posted by betweenthebars at 4:10 PM on September 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I have no problems with a less introverted Jane. It's the really young Rochester who has hipster socks and a tattoo and read Game of Thrones that weirds me out.

This feels like it has potential/is a good try...but I only catch up on it every few weeks or so.
posted by jenfullmoon at 5:31 PM on September 4, 2013


I'm not really seeing the connection with Jane Eyre the novel here (apart from the names) from viewing the first episode. Why does this Jane have to be so hipster?!?!? though on the other hand, she is a fan of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries for some reason, which isn't very hipster
posted by Bwithh at 5:53 PM on September 4, 2013


I like the actress, she looks the part to me.

But why do they always have to screw with the story? When you screw with the story it loses a lot of what made it great in the first place. And if you want to do that, what did you even like from the story? What did you even get out of it, if you don't seem to appear to understand what was good about it? Blurrgughgg. "Not wanting to be a nurse" isn't the reason she applies for the job. Grace Poole doesn't give her the job, for god's sake. The plot points are all important to set up what's awesome and unique about Jane, that at any point where she's done with a place she just leaves and doesn't ask anyone's opinion. It wouldn't be hard to adapt it to today while keeping all of this stuff intact. Plus it's just more fun to watch when it's hitting all the points you remember.
posted by bleep at 6:16 PM on September 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


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