Welcome to Tuesday Open Thread, where we post links and info that don’t quite make the cut for a full blog post but that we thought our readers would find interesting nonetheless.
We were very much amused by the press release for a new inspirational Regency romance. It starts out with the usual “Anything Jane Austen Is Like Printing Money On A Xerox Machine” marketing-speak, and then:
Many Christian readers, however, are disappointed by the racy slant that some modern authors bring into Jane Austen’s literary world. For example, recent spin-off movies and books, such as Bridgette Jones Diary, Clueless, and Mr. Darcy’s Daughters, feature young women who ignore the spiritual principles embraced by Austen herself.
Really? Those are the books/movies you choose to complain about? There’s a heck of a lot raunchier Austen-related stuff out there than BJD and Mr. Darcy’s Daughters, that’s for sure. And Clueless? Seriously, Clueless? The main character’s virginity is a major plot point! It engenders the two best lines in the movie!
Cher: I am just not interested in doing it until I find the right person. You see how picky I am about my shoes, and they only go on my feet!
Tai: Why am I even listening to you to begin with? You’re a virgin who can’t drive.
LEAVE CHER ALONE! Go pick on Mr. Darcy Does His Wife and the upcoming Sacred Married Smut, if pick on something you must.
As always, feel free to post links or pimp your Austen-related project in comments. This is an open thread, so what’s new in your patch of Janeiteville?