In hopes of finding a new purpose for myself, I have watched the first few Sanditon videos. Hey, I thought, it's still Austen, it's by the same people, and it features Gigi Darcy. Purpose! YAAAAY!
I must confess, I*** found it extremely disappointing. Here I wander, still without a North Star to guide me and get me through the week.
But this story has a happy ending.
While was I puttering around YouTube in a grey haze of sorrow, loneliness, and dejection, weeping quietly to myself and eating cake, I discovered something . . . wonderful.
A modernization of Jane Eyre in the style of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
I would even argue that it is better than the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Blasphemy, I know, but the girl who plays Jane Eyre really is the better actress. We have yet to clearly see Rochester's face, but I am extremely hopeful.
They are on their tenth episode and it airs every Wednesday at 9:00 AM.
And you don't want to be like this guy . . .
So, go forth and rejoice and watch The Autobiography of Jane Eyre.
Also, today's episode was excellent. We met Mr. Rochester. Or rather, we met his colorful socks.
* Monday and Wednesday were the days upon which the LBD were posted.
** Even though this time, instead of marrying him, she started a company to compete with his. It's so romantic I can barely contain myself. I bet their relationship is headed for nothing but bliss.
*** and apparently most of the internet based on their STEEP drop in viewership.