& Moira Bianchi: My favorite Pride and Prejudice fanfictions

domingo, 24 de fevereiro de 2013

My favorite Pride and Prejudice fanfictions

Hello there!

I've been busy here with work&family, getting everything ready to take a week away visiting the Milan Furniture Fair in April, and of course, surfing the Bicentenary wave.

Last Saturday we had a Darcy friends' meeting covered by nacional TV
How cool is that?  
Globonews (our kind of CNN) will feature a Literature show on the Bicentenary and they wanted to link it to our reality so they asked to film our JASBRA RIO meeting (Jane Austen Society of Brasil, Rio de Janeiro branch).

me and reporter/poet Claufe Rodrigues from Globonews Literature

I talked about my 'Friendship of a special kind ' and am now hoping against hope that I don't get to be cut out on the final edition...

Anyway, I promised my Darcy friends some tips of fine P&P fanfics and here they are. Long overdue and sadly tainted with my bad habit of not marking authors, I now share this list with you all. But I'm sure, all the lovely ladies who wrote these superb P&P stories know how important they are to my own literary production.
Without further ado...

  • An unexpected song - Modern, MA or T, Fluff, low angst, retelling. Rika wrote a captivating story, long and filled with lovely HMS. For me it's THE classic fanfic. Sadly, not done.
  • Paper jam - Modern, MA, Fluff, low angst, retelling. My dear beta reader Beta Belén retold P&P with a Latin American Lizzy e a British Darcy. Really cool stuff.
  • Obtacles to overcome - Modern, MA, Fluff, low angst, retelling. Belén again. Darcy is 'England's hottest horseman' and Lizzy is a poor student who loves horse ridding. Another classic.
  • Scotch and sirens: Regency, AU, variation, T, angst. Such a nice story. Mr Darcy doesn't return to Meryton after Wickham and Lydia's wedding and a very sad Lizzy is sent to spend some time with an aunt in Soctland. Guess who decides to visit a friend at the same corner of the world?
  • Chance Encounters : Regency, AU, variation, MA, low angst. A delicious story with Lizzy and Mr Darcy meeting by chance at a London theater before Bingley invites him to Meryton. In a delicious smile exchange scene Lizzy dissolves Darcy broodness and (of course) he falls in love.
  • A shade in his character: Regency, variation, MA, angst. Darcy demands a very expensive reward in order to help Lydia. A classic sadly left without closure but worth the reading, I guarantee.
  • Bargain with the Devil : Regency, variation, MA. Lizzy finds out about Lydia and Mr Wickham at Longbourn and not at Pemberley. Desesperate for help she seeks Darcy who she doesn't know still loves her. He decides to help but demands something in return...
  • Sexpert challenge: Modern, AU, MA. Enid was really inpired when she sent the P&P gang to an erotic reality show in a deserted island. Prepare to laugh your life out. 
  •  Pulse and Prejudice : Regency, T, variation, angst. Mr Darcy is a vampire. Do I need to say more?
  •  Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife : Regency, sequel, MA, angst. Maybe because it was the first one I bought in paperback version I consider this to be THE oficial sequel. In spite of jumping alllll the time from side character to side character, the Darcy+Lizzy scenes are the best ever. 
  • The lesson e Hunsford revisited: Sequel, MA, fluff. Mr and Mrs Darcy are enjoying their first years as a married couple. Cute, cute, cute!
  • The muse: Modern, T, retelling. Another classic. Darcy is a reknown ballet choreographer and Lizzy is a corps de ballet dancer; Pemberley is at Miami. Really nice.
  • The Fencing lessons: Regency, T, sequel, variation. Obvious classic. Darcy doesn't return to Meryton after solving the Lydia x Wickham situation so Jane and Bingley work a lot to unite him with Lizzy.
  • Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star : Modern, AU, retelling, MA. Darcy is a rock star like Bono Vox and has a band like U2 with Bingley and Col Fitzwilliam. Lizzy has an indie girls' band with Charlotte and Jane and by chance they are chosen for the opening show of the guys' tour. So much fun!
  • Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy : Modern, MA, retelling. Lizzy is a lawyer and Darcy is a judge known for his seriousness. I loved it!!! I even have a playlist for it.
  • Never too late for love: Modern, MA, AU, variation. Darcy and Lizzy are older, around their 60, widowers. Excellent. 
  • No strings attached: Modern, AU, variation, MA, angst. Darcy and Lizzy fall in love through letters they exchange while trade houses. When he visits Bingley and Jane he stays at Lizzy's, when she's at London she stays at his place. Here there's that famous scene...   “Don’t sunburn that part,” he giggled—yes, giggled—as he tried to pull the towel back into position over his waist./ “I like my sausage well done,” she grinned. :D
  • Her price: Regency, MA, angst, variation. Lizzy accepts to marry Darcy in his first try. 
  • Manga classics: Regency, T, angst, retelling, comic book. This is one my new favorites, so dramatic and with lovely twists like the second proposal under a summer shower, so lovely. I've posted about it.
  • Coletânea de contos de fim de ano. All of this, in every variation. My lovely Darcy friends and I united in a free eBook or a low cost paperback super cute Holidays' stories. In Portuguese. Links on the sidebar ►

And I'll add some more...

Story era: Modern, Regency (original P&P time)
Rating: MA (+18 or older), T (all)
Category: Sequence, retelling, variation, alternate universe (AU)
HMS: hot monkey sex, erotism

hope you all like it.

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