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A month ago was FIVE YEARS since the first email I got from Bernie about The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

FIVE.

YEARS.

The time, it flies.

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Most if not all of the LBD social accounts are still there, even though none of them have been used forever. They get very little activity – although I have noticed a spike recently in Likes for Charlotte’s Facebook page, not sure why.

But then there are days like today, when Lizzie Bennet gets multiple solicitations  from a marketing company based on her “fantastic FB page.” 

I have half an urge to send the company a cease-and-desist order from the office of William Darcy.

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Unfit-Bits

Bookmarking for later use.

True story: During Lizzie Bennet Diaries, I was considering using a fitness tracker to publish Wickham’s workout routine. But it turned out to be too much work that we couldn’t automate.

But this could be a nice solution for certain type of character on a certain type of show…

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theashleyclements:

noblerorick:

A pretty cool Ted Talk titled “What Jane Austen Can Teach Us About Our Internet Selves”

A lot of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries mentioned here. Pretty honored.

So this is a TED talk, citing one of the episodes I wrote for The LBD.  Which is pretty darn cool, I tell myself.

A reminder that we were all part of something bigger than ourselves. 

Cool. But every time I remember the fan call for a DDOS attack on Novelty Exposures, I shudder. We dodged a bullet there. 🙂 

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Heartrending Tributes to Indiewire Co-Founder Brian Clark

Heartrending Tributes to Indiewire Co-Founder Brian Clark

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The celebration this week has been particularly loud among the next generation of content producers. They have turned to the Internet to reach a large and growing audience. “This battle has been such a long slog,”; said Jay Bushman, who created [edit: um, no] the show “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” on YouTube. “I don’t expect Thursday to be the end of it, by any means. But it’s certainly better than the alternative,” he said. Bushman said he turned to the Internet several years ago because it was less restrictive than dealing with the entrenched networks. “I didn’t need anybody’s permission,” he said. “You can make stuff, put it online and go directly to an audience.‘

Hollywood’s creative class cheers FCC passage of net neutrality rules – LA Times

The LA Times asked me for some comments about the net neutrality ruling. I’ve got a sinus infection, so I was a bit loopy when I spoke to them – hopefully I made a modicum of sense.

As flattering as that is, I wish they’d properly credited me as Transmedia Producer on Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and not the creator. I’ve emailed them about a correction.

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Santa Monica Public Library is pleased to present a behind-the-scenes look at The Lizzie Bennet Diaries with writers Kate Rorick and Jay Bushman on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.