maybe it’s me, but… (updated)



I can count on one hand the number of ‘the classic’ authors I’ve actually read and, more importantly, enjoyed. Of those, my by-far favourite is Jane Austen. *I luff her.*

But this Austenmania thing that’s currently going on in the world… PLEASE. MAKE. IT. STOP!!!!

For fucks sake, Twilightfied (TM Katiebabs chook) book covers, vampire and monster knock-offs, and becomings, accordings and P&P obsessions galore?? Where will it all end?!

Wait. Maybe I spoke too soon…

We haven’t yet seen an ‘Emma In Space’ or ‘Aliens at Northanger Abbey‘. Perhaps these are in the planning stages. At this point nothing would surprise me.

So, what’s your prediction? What do you think we’ll see next in the let’s-put-everyone-off-Jane-Austen-for-life craze?

ETA: An idea spawned by Katiebabs chook blooms under the awesome skills of Tam’s girl child.


I predict that every teenage girl in the known universe will line up for weeks – possibly even months – in advance to read this gem.

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21 Responses to maybe it’s me, but… (updated)

  1. Tam says:

    OMG, my friend Michelle M. just did a blog post in August at Craig's about Austen and how it's exploding. I'm waiting for Gay Pride and Prejudice or Pride and Predator the rock opera.

    http://puntabulous.com/2009/08/25/guest-post-fun-with-craig-and-jane/

    Check it out, very funny stuff. She's the Queen of photoshopping.

  2. Tam says:

    My god, I was just reading through the comments on that post and it degenerates from Jane Austen to the guys bragging about their penis size and denying their status as bottoms. Yep, typical day at Craig's.

  3. Hee hee I've been trademarked!

    You know, if these classic novels get the Twilight treatment where teens want to read them, I'm all for it.

    At least we don't have busy eyebrowed nest hair Robert on the covers and all roses. if I saw his mugshot on every book I would gag.

  4. Kris says:

    Tam: LOL!! Too funny.

    And those boys. *shakes head* Incorrigible. I think my fave post of Craig's though is still the fisting one. That was hilarious.

  5. Kris says:

    KBC 🙂 When I was at the bookstore the other day, all of the teenage girls were going straight for all of the vampire (of which I'm now sure there are twenty bazillion). The Mr Darcy Vampire was also a go-to book.

    As much as I would love to think that Twilighting the book covers of the classics will encourage more young 'uns to read them, I have my doubts.

    Robward of the caterpillars on the classics?? O_O You have just given me the BEST idea.

  6. That Mr Darcy Vampyre book was horrible! Bleck.

    Robert of the caterpillars. LOL. sounds like a classic.

  7. Kris says:

    Robward of the Caterpillars; a re-interpretation of Conan the Barbarian!

    Check out my updated post to see my idea. I am a friggin genius.

  8. should have huge killer caterpillars in the background.
    Pride and Prejudice and Mothra or Godzilla.

    Nice piccie 😛

  9. Tracy says:

    I have to admit I don't get the whole “let's fuck up all of Austen's books” craze. Why?

    And honey, if you're my friend at all. You will NOT put that man's face on your blog again. I just can't look at those eyebrows!! lol

  10. Kris says:

    KBC: I like the idea of P & P & Mothra. It's got terrific imagery. LOL.

    Tracy: I don't get it either, but someone seriously needs to take out that damned bandwagon and KILL IT DEAD!

    *ahem*

    *gasp* You don't like Robward, Tracy?? What's wrong with you!

  11. Tracy says:

    I'm so sick of that guys face – and frankly he's not that cute/hot/good looking. I don't get the attraction – or the caterpillar on his face.

  12. Kris says:

    *tsk, tsk* Don't be specist, Tracy. I'm sure caterpillars can be very sexy when not stuck on some loser's, err, I mean, actor's face.

  13. Sean Kennedy says:

    And if you DON'T put his face on your blog ever again, I won't speak to you.

    And seeing as you're stalking me, you may not want to lose your in.

  14. K. Z. Snow says:

    Never, ever trust a man with a unibrow. Never. If he's too lazy to pick up a pair of tweezers, how's he supposed to find his weenie?

    I don't get any Jane Austen craze. Shame on English major me, but…snoozefest.

    (By the way, I'm nearing the end of Mobry's Dick. Now that's some Effing with the Classics!)

    😉

  15. Ingrid says:

    It seems the craze has not reached this corner of the earth yet.

  16. Kris says:

    *whispers* *Sean steals all the Robward posters before his students even see 'em.*

    Sure, Sean, whatever you say.

    KZ: I dunno. You don't see the exciting potential of a love triangle between Mr Darcy, Mr Bingley and Mr Wickham, but you go for Moby Dick pron. You iz weird.

    Ingrid: I don't see how you can possible escape it. It's like swine flu. First it was just among beastialitists and then, before you knew it, it took over the world.

  17. Tracy says:

    Never, ever trust a man with a unibrow. Never. If he's too lazy to pick up a pair of tweezers, how's he supposed to find his weenie?

    Omg KZ I haven't laughed that hard in forever! That was funny, thank you!

  18. K. Z. Snow says:

    You're welcome, Tracy. It's the truth, too.

    “…but you go for Moby Dick pron.”

    Hey, Melville, not I, had Queequeg and Ishmael spend a night together in the same bed. Think about it: a lithe young man sleeping with a tall, muscular, tattooed savage who wields a mean harpoon. If you don't see the potential in that

    Beats those pale, wimpy, drawing-room Brits, I'll tell ya.

  19. Kris says:

    LOL. True. A man wielding a harpoon is too hard to pass up.

  20. Thea says:

    LOL. After Ana's and my experience with two less than stellar contemporary Austen-inspired books, I can echo the sentiment.

    The other day I was in the bookstore and saw the Twilightified cover of P&P in the flesh. *shudders* And I threw up a little bit in my mouth. Seriously.

  21. Kris says:

    Hey Thea 🙂

    I saw that you and Ana were reviewing some Austenmania and wondered if you had both suffered nervous breakdowns as a result.

    I've only seen the covers in digital form. That was enough. I think I would be doing more than upchucking. Blech.

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