Saturday, 10 August 2013

Stalking the catalogue: Ophelia joined the group Maidens Who Don't Float

"Suffice it to say I was compelled to create this group in order to find everyone who is, let's say, borrowing liberally from my INESTIMABLE FOLIO OF CANONICAL MASTERPIECES (sorry, I just do that sometimes), and get you all together. It's the least I could do."
 - William Shakespeare's Admirable, Righteous, Singular, And Incomparable Booke Club Group

As a fangirl, I sometimes wonder what my fave tv show characters would be like in social media. Dean (Supernatural because OF COURSE, RIGHT?) would be all BAMF!Dean because he is the epitome of badassedness. Sam would be all puppy eyes and tortured posts. Castiel would be this curious mix of IRL Misha's hilarity and the naive Cas I adore. But classic lit characters/authors - how would they come across in social media? A little something like this, apparently:
  • Rochester suggested a friend for Jane: his secret wife, Bertha. He thinks she may know Bertha too
  • Miss Havisham sent Estella a secret request: BREAK HIS HEART
  • Alice took the quick What Drink Are You? with the result "Shirley Temple"
  • Hemingway became a fan of Using a Neutral, Disinterested Tone to Heighten the Realism of War
  • Dr. Frankenstein became a fan of Weird Science
  Yeah. I can get behind that :)

Title: Ophelia joined the group Maidens Who Don't Float : classic lit signs on to Facebook
Author: Sarah Schmelling
Published: Plume, c2009

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