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pride and twitterverse


I give you Pride and Prejudice via twitter. These people have some serious talent. 

A section I found amusing.

Bingley:
@Darcy I can hardly wait to dance with @JaneB. She is the most capital girl I have ever met. #loveat1stsight

Darcy:
@Bingley Any savage can dance. #proofofmysuperiority

Bingley:
@Darcy JaneB's sister, Lizzy is pretty. You could dance with her. It would be capital fun.

Darcy:
@Bingley She's tolerable, but she is not handsome enough to tempt me. Also: could you stop saying "capital" so much? #abovemypeers

and
MrCollins:
@LizzyB Since accepting my friend request on Facebook, Lady Oprah de Bourgh has condescended to write on my wall as often as once a year in ... (read more via Twitlonger)

MrCollins:
@LizzyB My reasons for marrying are, 1st, that I think it a proper, nay logical, step in developing my ministwee, 2 that it would please my ... (read more via Twitlonger)

MrCollins:
@LizzyB Which brings me to my choice of you as the particular object of my heart’s desire. Your lowly station, situated as you are with 5 si ... (read more via Twitlonger)

LizzyB:
@MrCollins You flatter me greatly with this proposal, but allow me to say AS IF!

MrsB:
@LizzyB @MrCollins LIZZY! NO!!!!! However will I blog when your father is dead and in his grave?
 

Comments

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13_pines
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
*dies of laughter* That's brilliant! I just read the whole thing...I'm impressed by these people!
gatsbyfan
Jul. 10th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
I've seen some funny things making fun of/using twitter, but this was one of the best.

I really did love that they continued to use Twitlonger for Mr. Collins. Because he could never stop talking.
anatolealice
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
That's awesome.

Even better than the P&P facebook thing.
gatsbyfan
Jul. 10th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
I totally agree. When I saw it I figured a couple of folks on my flist would enjoy it.
aunt_deen
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
Also: could you stop saying "capital" so much?

*snerk*

That is awesome.

I joined Twitter just so I could follow Adam Lambert, but I still find the whole concept horribly intimidating.


tomfoolery815
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
but I still find the whole concept horribly intimidating.
Say what? Deen, you're highly intelligent with a razor-sharp sense of humor. I fail to see how Twitter could intimidate you. :-)
aunt_deen
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
Why thank you, kind sir.

Well, the text message thing is not really my cup of tea. I've dipped my toe in those waters, but I vastly prefer email. And Twitter is just so freakin' huge, with all these tiny little messages flying all over the place.

It's amusing, though. I also signed up for Kevin Spacey. His intro is "Shoe salesman trying his hand at film & theater. Wish me luck."
tomfoolery815
Jul. 10th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
I prefer e-mail over Twitter, too. I know in my case it's the writer in me: "140 characters? Not nearly enough!"

To each his or her own, of course. But between e-mail, LJ and Facebook, Twitter is the one social-communication format that just doesn't do it for me.

It is, however, kind of fun to see what the famous or semi-famous are saying. Like Spacey, or Jim Gaffigan, or Mindy Kaling from "The Office." She's pretty funny; the format seems to suit her just fine.
gatsbyfan
Jul. 10th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Oh and don't forget to sign up and follow @whedonesque (the blog), @drhorrible, @NathanFillion, and (@comic_con is also there).

If you follow more folks it starts to make more sense. Twitter in Plain English might help it seem less overwhelming.

On last thing, yes, you will get spammers following you. You can block them.
gatsbyfan
Jul. 10th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
I'm not a huge texter either. But I love twitter. I've had my account since December 2007. For a long time I didn't really post a lot but followed a ton of people and organizations. The only tweets that I have set to come via text are those DMs (direct messages).

Now there are a ton more folks/orgs using it so I find that I get a lot more of my news from it. I already knew MJ died before I got the alert from the Chicago Tribune because I had seen their tweet and a bunch of others.

Twitter is really like one huge cocktail party. I get book/movie/article/music suggestions. I know one person who said that she doesn't make a purchase over $50 without consulting twitter. Send a tweet and within minutes you get instant feedback on that product or service.
aunt_deen
Jul. 10th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
Hah! Gats! I just got an email saying that you're following me! *giggles*

Not sure how much it's gonna do for ya. I haven't tweeted yet. But still, never say never I suppose.
tomfoolery815
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
Clever people! Thanks for the link, Gatz.
gatsbyfan
Jul. 10th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
They are a funny bunch.
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