Saturday, April 9th, 2022

Not a drill.

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Wednesday, August 18th, 2021


Jane Bennet costume theater appreciation post.

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Ashley’s “Just Crack an Egg” commercial came on while I was watching Maddow’s interview with…

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Ashley’s “Just Crack an Egg” commercial came on while I was watching Maddow’s interview with Warren.

That felt appropriate.

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So which Pride and Prejudice should you watch?

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019


(Disclaimer: They’re all wonderful in their own way.)

BBC Mini Series from 1995:


  • The most realistic of the options at hand
  • Gives you nearly six hours to give the story the time it deserves
  • Has the time to give you all of the characters without feeling rushed
  • The characters are adorable (or annoying depending on needs Mr. Collins), but they aren’t godlike. It’s great to see real people on screen
  • You actually get to see Lydia and Mr. Wickham hiding from their family which I don’t see in any other adaptation?
  • More time is dedicated to Mr. Darcy’s point of view
  • Mrs. Bennet is perfect
  • Collin Firth (according to fandom)


  • I personally have an issue with some the music even though its still admittedly good
  • It does take about six hours to get through, though you can take a break between each episode
  • If you’re looking for fluff, this is the least fluffy version of the lot
  • Probably has the most muted colors of the three, but it’s also from 1995 so…

Pride and Prejudice 2005 (with Keira Knightley)


  • Talk about a bi dream world
  • This is definitely the fluffy one
  • Probably the easiest one to sit down and watch all at once as it is a movie
  • Elizabeth walking across a field to meet Darcy where he proposes is such a dream sequence
  • It flows rather nicely as a story and certainly does the story justice for the time its given
  • Keira Knightley is a wonderful actress in my opinion


  • The music is rather repetitive, you could replace the soundtrack with one song and be close to the current one
  • Probably goes the least in depth of the three
  • Kitty and Mary don’t get as much focus as they deserve
  • You don’t get quite the sense that a bunch of time is passing
  • Feels much less real than the other two

Lizzie Bennet Diaries (Youtube)


  • Definitely the easiest to watch if you only have a  few minutes here and there
  • This is a thoroughly modern version, so keep that in mine

  • Stays loyal to the story while making it modern. There’s no question that this is Pride and Prejudice

  • Charlotte is fucking adorable

  • Lydia has an amazing character arc that fits in a more modern sense and is PERFECT

  • Georgiana is the cutest thing I have ever seen

  • Lizzie encompasses the young adult in this day and age

  • I think they all have Twitters which is really neat?

  • Fitzwilliam is a joy


  • There are several characters you never get to meet like her mother and father, only second hand
  • It is very Lizzie centric (which I like), and that’s obvious, but it means that you get more of her than you will than in any other adaptation and less of everyone else

  • Kitty does not exist

  • Mary does exist, but as a cousin rather than a sister (because most people don’t have 5 kids in this day and age)

I honestly can’t speak highly enough of any of these, especially the Lizzie Bennet Diaries which is just such a unique take on the series.

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gogenevieveart: Darcy bot malfunction 🤖 @theashleyclements

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017


Darcy bot malfunction 🤖 @theashleyclements

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juliagraham: the lizzie bennet diaries meme:seven costume…

Sunday, June 11th, 2017


the lizzie bennet diaries meme:

seven costume theater moments; lydia!mr. bennet/lizzie/jane and ricky!mrs. bennet/darcy/bing – episode 37
“Rule number one about Lizzie’s diaries, they’re Lizzie’s diaries. She sees what she wants to see, now stay in character!”

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davidcater: Five years of #LBD?! Then this #tbt goes back to…

Thursday, April 27th, 2017


Five years of #LBD?! Then this #tbt goes back to #vidcon 2012 when @fromgenevieve and I met the core four of @theashleyclem, @thatjuliacho, @mkwiles & @itslauraspencer (and @mrcheezypop) for the first time. Complete with my copy of P&P, how time flies! #lizziebennet #prideandprejudice

Is that bonus @jaybushman in the back?

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shirehobbit: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries 5 Year Anniversary -…

Thursday, April 27th, 2017


The Lizzie Bennet Diaries 5 Year Anniversary Snobby Mr. Douchey – Ep: 6  (April 26th 2012)

Darcy’s boring, stuffy, unbelievably rude. He thinks he’s too good for us “common folk.” But he’s handsome! And rich! Even richer than Bing Lee!

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travelingstrawberry: Daniel Vincent Gordh, Ashley Clements, Mary…

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017


Daniel Vincent Gordh, Ashley Clements, Mary Kate Wiles and Laura Spencer play Marrying Mr Darcy.

I’m totally reading Ashley’s tag as an in-character comment by Lizzie.

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The LBD Cast Plays Marrying Mr. Darcy!

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

The LBD Cast Plays Marrying Mr. Darcy!

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sheonlysmilesilaugh: “Why is he so altered? From what can it…

Monday, April 3rd, 2017


“Why is he so altered? From what can it proceed? It cannot be for me—it cannot be for my sake that his manners are thus softened. My reproofs at Hunsford could not work such a change as this. It is impossible that he should still love me.”

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marykatewiles:I’m not explaining this. Hah! Now I know what it…

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017


I’m not explaining this.

Hah! Now I know what it is. And yes; definitely belongs on this blog. 😀


The Lizzie Bennet Wedding

Written by

Ashley Clements

“From vlog to vows.”

Based on “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”

Created by Hank Green and Bernie Su

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erinwert: marykatewiles: travelingstrawberry: Kinda,…

Saturday, August 6th, 2016




Kinda, yeah.

Tee hee.

YAAAAS I needed this mashup in my life.

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lillianloverly: lies: a-demon-and-her-bentley: The Lizzie…

Saturday, October 18th, 2014




The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: Characters + Number of episodes they appear in.

Heh. Who would ever bother to amass so much data?

I’ve made the point before, but this is why I think Ashley doesn’t get enough credit.

All of it. All of the credit.

Okay. Not all. But a lot. And more than she gets.

what 4 episodes was she not in?

also I’d love to see these including the other 60 videos!

According to a spreadsheet made by some obsessive fan, the four episodes in the main LizzieBennet channel that did not feature Ashley were:

  • Lizzie Bennet is in Denial (ep. 15, 2012-05-28), with Charlotte and Jane, including Laura Spencer’s Jane!Darcy saying, “It’s super important.”
  •  Enjoy the Adorbs (ep. 20, 2012-06-14), with Lydia and Jane, including these Lydia lines: “My name is Lydia Bennet and this is my HAUL!”, “Talk about your truth universally acknowledged! Am I right?”, and “drunken hookup marriage eff tee DUBS!” I wonder what that Mary Kate Wiles is doing these days. She had real talent.
  • Your Pitch Needs Work (ep. 41, 2012-08-27), in which Maxwell Glick’s Ricky Collins makes a job offer to Julia Cho’s Charlotte. She’d never take it, of course. I mean, he’s ridiculous!
  • Summer Friends (ep. 69, 2012-12-03), with Lydia and Jane, including Jane!Lydia costume theater. Fun fact: This was the only time anyone not-Lydia played Lydia during costume theater. (The Lydia!Lydia happened in the above-mentioned “Enjoy the Adorbs”.)

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