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More Pride and Prejudice WIPs because I am obsessed

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Fitzwilliam Darcy: *enters the Collins’ house* Miss Bennet.

Elizabeth Bennet: *puts down her book* Mr Darcy.

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *why is she here*

Elizabeth Bennet: *why is he here*

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *tentatively* I am sorry, but where are-?

Elizabeth Bennet: oh, they are out, I am alone here.

Fitzwilliam Darcy: I see.

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *standing still without saying anything else*

Elizabeth Bennet: *slowly*do you want to wait for them…?

Elizabeth Bennet: *to herself* please say no please say no please say no-

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *sitting down* I suppose I will.

Elizabeth Bennet: *to herself* son of a-

Elizabeth Bennet: as you see fit.

Fitzwilliam Darcy: please, do not let me interrupt your reading.

Elizabeth Bennet: *still weirded out* sure.

Elizabeth Bennet: *continues reading*

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *fidgeting*

Elizabeth Bennet: *reading*

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *looks at Elizabeth*

Elizabeth Bennet: *reading*

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *fidgeting even more*

Elizabeth Bennet: *reading*

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *sits up* I think I will be better going. Miss Bennet.

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *flees*

Elizabeth Bennet: *what is happening part 2* ???

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Ranking Pride and Prejudice characters based on if they would join an MLL:

Darcy - my man is too smart for that

Caroline - Absolutely. She definitely sells essential oils or fit tea

Jane - Dhe tried a bunch and still insists it’s not a pyramid scheme

Lydia - #BossBabe #GirlBoss

Elizabeth - needs to be restrained by Darcy when Lydia talks about her “business”

Bingley - no but this man would definitely go meet someone off the internet

Mrs. Bennet - But…haven’t you heard??? Netherfield is let at last!

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Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice is autistic, submitted by anon!

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Modern romance falls into two distinct camps based on your personality. You’re either a Elizabeth Bennet looking for a Mr. Darcy or a Mr. Darcy looking for a Lizzy Bennet. Tag yourself.

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In the midst of outlining my Pride and Prejudice/Sharpe crossover fanfic, I noticed that there’s a weirdly dark comedic aspect in the way certain events from both stories match up in the timeline.

Like the fact that around the same time that Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy are awkwardly getting to know each other in Kent, Richard Sharpe and the South Essex Regiment are getting blown to bits under the walls of Badajoz.

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Do you ever think about how in the 1995 pride and prejudice when Elizabeth meets Darcy again at Pemberly, he begins to say “Would you allow me to-”, stops and rephrases it “Do I ask to much to introduce my sister to you?” and how perfectly it shows his character development? No? Just me?

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My Heart Was Warmed Today

A younger classmate of mine said she was reading Pride and Prejudice for school and had to write an essay about it. So she asked for my help and I got to share my insights and pass my knowledge to a young soul in order to carry on my legacy.

I can die at peace now

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Elizabeth Bennet: you are such an imposing presence, Mr Darcy-and yet, I cannot find in myself a reason why I should feel intimidated by you.

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *rigidly* intimidation is really not what I would want to inspire in anyone, Miss Bennet.

Elizabeth Bennet: *raises her eyebrows* is that so? I would have said it is the contrary.

Fitzwilliam Darcy: may I ask why?

Elizabeth Bennet: *smiling*for one thing, it would mean missing my usual remarks-I would be too much in awe to say anything.

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *trying to be smooth* such an image is ill-suited for you, Miss Bennet.

Elizabeth Bennet: *‘you are such an arse’ smile* clearly. And it would stilt our conversations so terribly, would it not?


~after they are both suitably and not so subtly swooning after each other’s qualities~


Elizabeth Bennet:

Fitzwilliam Darcy:

Elizabeth Bennet: coffee?

Fitzwilliam Darcy: oh. Yes. Thank you.

Elizabeth Bennet: *pours him coffee*

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *thanks her*

Elizabeth Bennet: *puts the brick down*

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *takes a sip*

Elizabeth Bennet: how is Miss Darcy?

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *almost chokes in his haste of answering her* she. She is fine.

Elizabeth Bennet: she is?

Fitzwilliam Darcy: yes. More than fine.

Elizabeth Bennet: I see.

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *takes another sip*

Elizabeth Bennet: *wants to talk to him, but feels she would say too much*

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *wants to talk to her, but feels he would say too much*

Elizabeth Bennet: *finally, painfully* good.

Fitzwilliam Darcy: *make this end* yes. Good indeed.

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^ A forged British five pound bank note from 1812

If you’ve ever read Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, you know that the famous Mr. Darcy is rich. But how rich is kind of vague from a modern reader’s perspective. Being told that Mr. Darcy has an income of £10,000 a year doesn’t help much in giving us an idea of his wealth like it would have back when the book was first published.

There are various different ways we could measure his income value in comparison to today’s worth in 2021.

Since we’re looking at how rich he’d be considered nowadays, the best way to do this would be to look at the value of relative income in order to gauge what his equivalent modern economic status would be. In this case, we’re measuring how much of the country’s GDP is made up by his yearly salary.

By this metric, the prestige of making £10,000 a year in 1812 would be the modern equivalent of making about $17,048,070.10 in Canadian dollars. And to anyone wondering, Mr. Bingley makes about £5,000 a year, which would be like having a yearly income of $8,524,894.93 nowadays.

…No wonder Mrs. Bennet was so excited.

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