|Joined DWG:||14 Mar 2012|
|Favorite Jane Austen novel:||Pride & Prejudice|
|Favorite that isn't P&P:||Northanger Abbey|
|Favorite JA adaptation:||P&P2 (1995)|
I am...mom of two little ones, a high school English teacher, and a moonlighting photographer. Add to my short list of "accomplishments" that I am an avid reader.
I have loved JA since I was a kid, thanks to Mom. She bought all the old BBC adaptations and I vividly remember pretending not to like P&P as I watched Mr. Collins prance about at the Netherfield Ball. But it wasn't long before I was popping the VHS tapes in on my own, and just a little longer before I was reading from the massive 'Collected Works of Jane Austen'. My reading interests are varied, but JA will always hold a special place in my heart. I'm not sure what it was that prompted the full-fledged obsession, but here I am.
His & Hers: The Greatest Gift Written by Stacy. Darcy & Elizabeth search for the perfect gift for one another while apart. A courtship short. ~P&P~ Last update 07/08/12. (Epi)
A Lover's Rant - Sort of Written by Stacy. As predicted, when Mr. Bennet offered to pay Wickham's debts, Mr. Darcy did refuse, but the older man got far more insight into the mind of his son-in-law than the lover's ranting and storming he had expected. ~P&P~ Last update 06/18/12. (Epi)
A Modest Proposal a la Bennet Written by Stacy. Mr. Bennet reveals an unconventional solution for disposing of his two least deserving daughters. ~P&P~ Last update 06/07/12. (Epi)
Her Lively, Sportive Manner Written by Stacy. Georgiana Darcy becomes concerned with the lively, sportive manner in which Elizabeth Darcy, nee Bennet, teases her new husband. ~P&P~ Last update 06/07/12. (Epi)
A Half Hour's Quiet Reflection Written by Stacy. After she persuaded her father that Mr. Darcy was indeed the man she wished to marry, "Elizabeth's mind was [then] relieved from a very heavy weight; and, after half an hour's quiet reflection in her own room, she was able to join the others with tolerable composure." (Pride & Prejudice, Chapter XVII) So now, I must beg the question: What did poor Mr. Darcy do during this time? ~P&P~ Last update 06/01/12. (Epi)
An Incomplete Education Written by Stacy. The endings of "A Half Hour's Quiet Reflection" and "Another Half Hour's Quiet Reflection" both point to a discussion of a philosophical bent between Mary Bennet and Mr. Darcy. This is the content of that conversation. ~P&P~ Last update 06/01/12. (Epi)
Another Half Hourís Quiet Reflection Written by Stacy. This is a companion piece to "A Half Hour's Quiet Reflection", in which the author examines Elizabeth Bennet's use of the time spent alone in her room, while Mr. Darcy frets below stairs. What did she do for half an hour? ~P&P~ Last update 06/01/12. (Epi)
Something Good This Way Comes Written by Stacy. The day after receiving, and accepting, Mr. Darcy's proposal of marriage, Bingley arrives with his friend to spend the morning at Longbourn, and he "shook [Elizabeth's] hand with such warmth, as to leave her in no doubt of his good information." This is the story of how Bingley came by that good information. ~P&P~ Last update 06/01/12. (Epi)
Elizabeth/Darcy Written by Stacy. A story told alternately through the eyes of Darcy and Elizabeth. Before going to Kent, Darcy meets his uncle who has befriended a tradesman's family, and has changed his outlook on 'society.' This causes Darcy to rethink his own principles. ~P&P~ Last update 05/14/12. (Epi)
The Darcy Meditations Written by Stacy.
Fitzwilliam Darcy indulges in a wee bit of self-reflection, and discovers very little.
~P&P~ Last update 04/16/12.