The Other Austen

Guaranteed to Bring Out the Bitch In You

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I thought Lost in Austen already came out? They're making another one?

Asked by: bloupine

An American one. :)

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I detest the masculine point of view. I am bored by his heroism, virtue, and honour. I think the best these men can do is not talk about themselves anymore.

Virginia Woolf  (via listopada)

#i cannot even tell you how much i need a time travelling rom com where virginia woolf and jane austen fall in love (via redscrunchieofpower)

Oh my god, Ronnie. Ronnie. You can’t just drop something like this in your tags and then walk away. I NEED SO MUCH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS. Do they initially dislike each other? Is it because Jane distrusts Virginia because she claims to be from the future and obviously that’s crazy? BUT SHE FINDS HERSELF DRAWN TO THIS STRANGE WOMAN ANYWAY? What is the end of second act misunderstanding that temporarily drives them apart, even though things were starting to go so well? Does Cassandra fill the role of sassy best friend who gives Jane advice and then quietly falls in love with someone Virginia knows in the background? DOES ANYONE GAZE SOULFULLY OUT A WINDOW WHILE IT’S RAINING? I need some answers here Ronnie.

(via mothereffingbooks)

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Here’s what’s up: Jane pops out of a lake in 1935 Sussex and walks across water (Christ allegory SO intended), runs into Virginia, demands shelter and a scone, then they shack up, have an adorable Odd-Couple-style living arrangement (Jane is Felix and Virginia is Oscar), bicker all the time, even though we all know Virginia is nuts about Jane. Eventually, they fall in love for realsies when they talk about their respective experiments in novelistic female subjectivity til like 4 in the morning. 

But disaster strikes when Vita Sackville West and Djuna Barnes enter the scene, styled like the deliciously nefarious Crawford siblings from Mansfield, or, like, those 2 evil people from Pokemon that I think are called Team Rocket. I’m fully licensing this to turn into a musical halfway through and for Djuna and Vita to do some extended song about “PREPARE FOR TROUBLE - AND MAKE IT DOUBLE” and then the beat drops and Calvin Harris is somehow around for 5 minutes. 

Anyway, evil Vita tries to seduce Jane for the fame the coupling will bring her while Djuna sets to work on beautiful Virginia. Eventually, through the death of a beloved cat, they all put aside their differences and live as a marvellous lady writer lez commune until poor Leonard comes home and is like EXCUSE ME I WAS GONE FOR 2 HOURS.  

And then all four ladies look straight into the camera and say “It’s a long story!” and wink. 

THE END. 

(also they have a pizza)

(Source: fagcity, via redscrunchieofpower)