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.Read More
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.Read More
I have a soft spot for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, even though the original book adaptation was essentially created in a lab to please fangirls.Read More
According to The Atlantic, The BBC is currently developing a "Netflix-style streaming service offering programming past and present."Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
Thank you, Zumiez. Thank you.Read More
Guys, There’s a Paper That Describes the Relationship Between Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy Using Math
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"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 +?Read More
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Things We Saw Today
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There’s a 12 Foot Tall Statue of Colin Firth’s Wet Shirted Mr. Darcy Emerging From a Lake In Hyde Park. What A Time To Be Alive.
And All Was Right With the World
It is scheduled to go on display at several locations before being installed in a lake in Lyme Park, northwest England, where the scene was filmed. It will remain there until February.I'd come up with something clever to say if I could stop laughing for long enough. I don't mean in a mocking way, though. I am being completely sincere when I say this statue brings joy to my heart. (Photo by David Parry for AP, via Vulture) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +? Read More