No doubt all the Austenites have been keeping up with The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and all the fun and awesomeness that came with that bit of creativity. It was a great new platform with which to tell a story that's already been told a thousand times it seems. And when it ended I felt a bit like a an old soccer ball - a bit deflated, without purpose, and weirdly . . . abandoned. (Issues. I've got 'em.)
But! Fear no more! Purpose has re-entered my life once again. In the form of.... The Autobiography of Jane Eyre!
Mr. Collins, he feels me. (Um...)
Two videos have been released so far. This group is in no way related to the guys who were involved in the LBD, though it's meant to be in the same universe and Jane talks about how Lizzie was her inspiration for starting a vlog. (Is it weird that a little thrill of delight shot through me while writing that?)
Only two episodes so far, but what they have is great and I'm already so excited. I was a little tentative about watching it, but I can see how the Jane of the novel has been translated well into the twenty-first century. What I especially loved about the LBD was the way they wrote in the most significant and recognisable lines from the novel, something which left me very excited and gleeful and fangirling over the writers. And it seems I can expect the same with Jane's videos as well.
Not only that but the quiet, observant and expectant atmosphere of the beginning of the novel is captured very well in the first video. It's a sort of trailer. I'm kind of in love, I think. It's Jane. And she's in our world! Even more real than she was in my imagination. Talking about the same books and hobbies as us. Here, watch and be excited:
I can't wait for the rest.