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Things We Saw Today: A Hilarious Dub of The Force Awakens From How It Should Have Ended

Who doesn't love a good dub, especially when it gives us more of a chance to mock Kylo Ren?

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Reminder: Jane Austen Twitter Will Not Suffer Your Ignorant, Sexist Twaddle

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a Bad Take must be in want of some relentless Twitter mockery. The Washington Post recently used a combination of Jane Austen’s birthday (December 16th) and deathday (200 years ago, but in July) to publish an odd essay about her life. Specifically, about the fact that she […]

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Jane Austen’s 12 Most Delightful Insults

Don't ever change, Jane!

In celebration of one of the coolest women in literature, here are Jane Austen’s 12 most delightful insults, from her fiction to her personal acquaintances, even to the King of England himself.

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Which Jane Austen Character Are You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that many of us identify with a Jane Austen character.

Whether it’s Mary Crawford with her self-serving tenacity or Anne Elliot and her inability to admit that she was wrong, discover your Jane Austen soul twin below, according to the signs of the zodiac.

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How I Set About Queering Jane Austen

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people have always been kicking around society; it is inconceivable that Jane Austen would never have met one in her lifetime. And as she was a great observer of humanity it is almost as unlikely that she would never have included a queer person in her writing—whether or not she knew what made them act in such a way.

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You Can Now Make It Rain £10 Notes Featuring Jane Austen

Replacing biologist Charles Darwin, the note will be issued on September 14th and more widely across the UK later this year. 

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Nazis, Please Keep Your Hands off Our Jane Austen

That's not what she meant by "Prejudice."

Nazis are claiming an affinity for Jane Austen and we are NOT happy about it.

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There’s a Weird New Theory That Jane Austen Was Poisoned

I blame that dastardly Mr. Wickham.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a beloved author who died young and unwed, must be in want of endless speculation about her life and death.

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Review: Whit Stillman’s Hilarious Love & Friendship Focuses on Jane Austen’s Humor

If you're a Whit Stillman fan (Metropolitan, Barcelona, Last Days of Disco, and Damsels in Distress), consider this high praise: Love & Friendship is exactly what you would expect from Stillman adapting Jane Austen, focusing on some of the period’s absurdities of love, marriage and inheritance.

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New UK Passport Design Celebrates 500 Years of Creativity and Male Privilege

I have read your passport, and I disapprove.

Whew, I am very glad I do not work in the UK Passport Office today.

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Kickstarter Campaign for Janet Lee’s Illustrated Pride and Prejudice Enters its Final Hours

No zombies allowed.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Eisner Award-winning artist Janet Lee is incredibly rad, and if you're a Jane Austen fan who'd like to see Lee bring the Bennets to life, now's the time to head over to the Kickstarter for her illustrated Pride and Prejudice!

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Things We Saw Today: A Very Whovian New Comic Book Day

Allons-y! Geronimo!

I've been loving Titan Comics' Doctor Who stories for both the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors - they sound just like the characters from the shows, they both feature female companions of color, and they're way more interesting than the actual current episodes of Who. The first volumes of both Doctors' stories come out today with great covers from Alice X. Zhang and I recommend you pick them up!

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Someone Needs To Write Spider-Sense And Sensibility Right Now

Spider-Gwen in all the things.

We would like to kindly suggest Saladin Ahmed's Marvel Classics suggestion to the folks who published Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Elinor and Marianne have never looked better.

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Our First Look At Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Features Badass Regency Ladies Ready For Action

Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive first look at the cast of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. But something is missing here. What is it...

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Things We Saw Today: Star-Lord Lolita

"What a bunch of super-duper-cuties!"

The best part of this incredible Lolita Star-Lord design by Siren is clearly the Awesome Mix cross-body bag. Someone make one of those IRL, stat. I will buy the heck out of it. (via NSlayton)

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We Think This Is The First Set Photo Of Matt Smith In Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


We have no idea where this came from—possibly a personal Instagram account of a crew member that leaked somehow, it's hard to say—but judging by the costumes and the Matt Smithness of this image, we're gonna go out on a limb and say it's from the set of the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie. You know, the one that Lena Headey and Charles Dance are going to be in? So that's pretty awesome.

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UK Man Jailed For Tweeting Rape Threats In Response To Jane Austen Banknote Campaign

Badly done, asshole. Badly done, indeed.

Trigger warning for threats and harassment. When Peter Nunn launched what the prosecution called an online "campaign of hatred" last July to protest Jane Austen's image being placed on the £10 note, the 33-year-old seemed to feel he was immune from punishment.

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Things We Saw Today: An Iron Man Bath Sponge, for Reasons

More like, "Things we can't unsee today."

What do punches smell like though? For those of you who like your sponges anthropomorphized and frowning, the kit comes complete with lip balm, shampoo, and body soap. Again, someone please purchase this and inform what punches smell like.

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Mark Gatiss Teases a Jane Austen Doctor Who Episode, Had Better Follow Through Or I’ll Cry

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a science fiction show with a tendency to include historical authors, must be in want of a Jane Austen episode."

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Guys, There’s a Paper That Describes the Relationship Between Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy Using Math

Peanut Butter and Chocolate

"A mathematical model is proposed for interpreting the love story between Elizabeth and Darcy portrayed by Jane Austen in the popular novel Pride and Prejudice. The analysis shows that the story is characterized by a sudden explosion of sentimental involvements, revealed by the existence of a saddle-node bifurcation in the model. The paper is interesting not only because it deals for the first time with catastrophic bifurcations in romantic relation-ships, but also because it enriches the list of examples in which love stories are described through ordinary differential equations…. A series of small discoveries can give rise to a sudden turning-point in the development of a love story. In mathematical terms these turning-points are nothing but so-called catastrophes, which, in the case of Pride and Prejudice, are technically revealed by the existence of a saddle-node bifurcation.”Discover has a lingo-laced excerpt from the paper "A mathematical model of 'pride and prejudice'" ("as a consequence of the letter the upper saddle-node bifurcation curve is crossed from below and this crossing implies a discontinuous jump from x’ to x”’..."), plus a graph. A graph. It's so beautiful. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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