Apparently today's posts are all about obsessions.
You guys know that Pride and Prejudice (the Keira Knightly version) is one of my favorite movies, right? Don't pretend you don't love a good "tea and crumpet" movie too! Well, there's a YouTube channel called the Lizzie Bennet Diaries I've recently discovered, and I love it. The premise is that a grad student has to do a MassComm project and chooses to do a video blog with a modern-day twist on the Pride & Prejudice theme. It's so smart and fabulous!! It's super funny and done really well.
There's a lot of episodes but totally worth it. Definitely start from Episode 1, or you'll be totally lost. I actually haven't finished them all yet, but here are some of my favorites so far:
Episode 15--Mr. Darcy sees his crush, Lizzie Bennet, approaching and "fake texts" so he doesn't have to talk to her. Basically, Mr. Darcy is a male me. That is TOTALLY my M.O. when it comes being interested in someone. It goes something like this, "Wow, I think I might like him. I must NEVER talk to him again!!!" So you'll be surprised to know I'm still single. I know! Weird, huh?! Yeah, I never said it made sense but then again, reality never does.
Episode 12--Lizzie's trying to figure out if Bing's sister, Caroline, is genuinely being nice to her sister, Jane, or just being snarky. She tells herself, "Okay, I'm going to be positive. *doubtful look on face* Pooooosssssiiitive."
That, basically, has been my mantra for most of my adult life. The fact that it's still my mantra tells you how well it's been working :)
*Disclaimer: when sister Lydia Bennet makes an appearance sometimes there's some brief language. It's few and far between, but if you're concerned about your conscience, don't tune in.