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ozoneocean at 3:34AM, June 2, 2009
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This may be the most wacky by-product of the busy Jane Austen fan-fiction industry—at least among the spin-offs and pastiches that have made it into print. In what’s described as an “expanded edition” of Pride and Prejudice, 85 percent of the original text has been preserved but fused with “ultraviolent zombie mayhem.” For more than 50 years, we learn, England has been overrun by zombies, prompting people like the Bennets to send their daughters away to China for training in the art of deadly combat, and prompting others, like Lady Catherine de Bourgh, to employ armies of ninjas. Added to the familiar plot turns that bring Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy together is the fact that both are highly skilled killers, gleefully slaying zombies on the way to their happy ending. Is nothing sacred? Well, no, and mash-ups using literary classics that are freely available on the Web may become a whole new genre. What’s next? Wuthering Heights and Werewolves? –Mary Ellen Quinn

GROAN… -_-

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bravo1102 at 5:17AM, June 2, 2009
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lol! Makes as much sense to me as Jane Austin as a Miss Marple type sleuth. Though it is a well done series according to my sister-in-law detective fiction fan.

Read Sharpe's Regiment for Sharpe as an Austin-esque Regency romantic hero. Now that was good.
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Product Placement at 5:49AM, June 2, 2009
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Oh, you mean you hadn't heard about this book? Me and my friends were having a good laugh about it.
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ozoneocean at 6:11AM, June 2, 2009
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Read Sharpe's Regiment for Sharpe as an Austin-esque Regency romantic hero. Now that was good.
Like Hornblower. :)
But not an unholy net-spawned union such as this. -_-
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Oh, you mean you hadn't heard about this book?
No…? I followed a link about motorbikes on Amazon, got to a pair of cool looking bike goggles and that book was on the list of “items” also bought by other customers who bought the goggles.

I don't think the people buying the bike goggles were much interested motorbikes somehow.
 
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Chernobog at 7:08AM, June 2, 2009
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Maybe if we don't support it, it'll go away? XD
They carry this at my local book store.
 
 
“You tell yourself to just
enjoy the process,” he added. “That whether you succeed or fail, win or
lose, it will be fine. You pretend to be Zen. You adopt detachment, and
ironic humor, while secretly praying for a miracle.”
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subcultured at 12:08PM, June 2, 2009
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i wanna read the wuthering heights and werewolves
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 2:19PM, June 2, 2009
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I have that book.

Funny book.
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I have a gun. It's really powerful. Especially against living things.
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lastcall at 3:10PM, June 2, 2009
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I've been seeing that book in the bookstores lately and have been quelling the urge to buy it. The cover draws me in.
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Hawk at 3:52PM, June 2, 2009
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People can do whatever they want to Jane Austen books and I won't mind. They could only improve them.
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Aurora Moon at 4:30PM, June 2, 2009
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Everything's always better with zombies.

hmm. now that I think of it, the only zombie thing that did poorly in it was Marvel zombies. now that was overdone, and just went off into this weird tangent. but that's the exception here, ya hear?

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Inkmonkey at 9:26PM, June 2, 2009
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Everything's always better with zombies.

hmm. now that I think of it, the only zombie thing that did poorly in it was Marvel zombies. now that was overdone, and just went off into this weird tangent. but that's the exception here, ya hear?



I disagree whole-heartedly: Marvel Zombies is some of my favorite zombie material from recent memory.
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Aurora Moon at 11:36AM, June 3, 2009
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I disagree whole-heartedly: Marvel Zombies is some of my favorite zombie material from recent memory.

it started off rather well, and were actually rather frightening to think of– Zombies with superpowers? nobody would be able to stand up to that!

But as it went on it just got more weirder…espeically the ending.

the zombies eating that galactic dude and then somehow gaining the ability to become space zombies, and travel to other planets. seriously, it just seemed to trail off there and it was one of those “the reader makes up what happens next here” endings.

I just don't like it when stories like that has no real ending.
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Lord Shplane at 1:49PM, June 3, 2009
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People can do whatever they want to Jane Austen books and I won't mind. They could only improve them.

Haha I think I love you now man.
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ParkerFarker at 2:16PM, June 3, 2009
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my sister bought this book like a few days ago! it looks cool

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Product Placement at 2:57PM, June 3, 2009
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I disagree whole-heartedly: Marvel Zombies is some of my favorite zombie material from recent memory.

it started off rather well, and were actually rather frightening to think of– Zombies with superpowers? nobody would be able to stand up to that!

But as it went on it just got more weirder…espeically the ending.

the zombies eating that galactic dude and then somehow gaining the ability to become space zombies, and travel to other planets. seriously, it just seemed to trail off there and it was one of those “the reader makes up what happens next here” endings.

I just don't like it when stories like that has no real ending.
In that case, you just read the first issue.

Might as well inform you that the story actually continues.
Basically the space zombies (heh… funny concept) fly around the entire galaxy, eating everything in it. No life is spared anywhere. After that they decide to head back to earth to try and repair that dimension travel device so that they could jump to another universe and start all over. Anyways the few humans that survived by staying on that asteroids have established a semi primitive colony on earth where they're trying to repopulate earth. That's not going so well seeing as they're faced with several problems like “not enough survivors to prevent inbreeding” and “one of their kids is a douche who's trying to take over the leadership of the colony”. Then there's a big showdown between the zombies and the survivors which gets resolved in a really weird way.

The story continues after that in issue 3 but I don't know how that goes.

There was also a prequel that explains how the heroes tried to stop the zombie infection from spreading among themselves and how that ultimately failed.
They also did a story where the black panther and storm get transported to the Skrull planet as it's being eaten by those space zombies (please don't ask me how and why. sigh… it was a magic frog statue.).
Then there's a different comic story where Ash from Army of darkness ends up on the Zombie Marvel world just before the superheroes changed. It was called Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness. It was actually a bit funny.
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Aurora Moon at 4:17PM, June 3, 2009
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hmm. seems that I missed out on a lot, then. off to find a torrent! :P
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bravo1102 at 9:04PM, June 3, 2009
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The Ash versus the Marvel Zombies was great. But then anything with Ash in it is great. Hail to the king baby…

You know I have a Sharpe versus zombie story in my file drawer.

Add zombies to anything and you take all the life out of it. (rimshot)
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ozoneocean at 12:24AM, June 4, 2009
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Add zombies and you may as well have a gay love scene. Sharpe and Sargent Harper…
 
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bravo1102 at 7:43AM, June 4, 2009
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Add zombies and you may as well have a gay love scene. Sharpe and Sargent Harper…

Been done to death. So was Kirk and Spock. Then there was the Star Trek- Doctor Who crossover… (The Doctor and the Enterprise)

You see some French veterans of the Haitian rebellion are in Spain and using voodoo…

Sharpe's Gold had Aztec religious practices, why not?
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ozoneocean at 8:07AM, June 4, 2009
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Sharpe's Gold had Aztec religious practices, why not?
That was a dodgy episode -_-
 
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Lord Shplane at 1:10PM, June 4, 2009
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I gotta say that I think people are making too much of this. A remake with zombies does nothing to the original. It's not like they're going back in time, shooting the author in the head, and rewriting the book with Master Chief fighting zombie werewolf cyborg vampires IN SPACE ENGLAND.
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ozoneocean at 5:50PM, June 4, 2009
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The thing is that stupid net fan-fiction crap is turning into REAL published fiction…

I don't care about original stuff from the net getting sold in bookshops. But Fan-fiction… Crappy stuff like this… no.

Just NO.



What next? Fan-fiction mashups of crappy fan-fiction mashups of fanfiction mashups of fan-fiction mashups???? I see dangerous incestuous inbreeding in the future.

-I realise that you wouldn't mind that so much Shplane since incest to you is as natural as breathing, but to right thinking individuals like myself it's a little disappointing.
 
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Aurora Moon at 6:53PM, June 4, 2009
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in a way I see where you're coming from ozone.

there's actually an PUBLISHED crappy harry potter fan fiction that's so brain-meltingly horrible.

seriously, I read a tiny amount of it online and I felt like I dropped IQ points.

basically it starts out with some Mary sue and some harry potter character having sex. and there's such classic lines such as “he put his thing into my thing… you know that thing down there.” and then dumbledore busts in yelling “what are ya doing, Muthafockers?!”

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/MyImmortal

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4719325/1/My_Immortal_REPOST for those who wanted to read it… not that I don't know why anybody would.

now that's one story that deserves a book burning.
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Dark Pascual at 12:23PM, June 7, 2009
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It's not like they're going back in time, shooting the author in the head, and rewriting the book with Master Chief fighting zombie werewolf cyborg vampires IN SPACE ENGLAND.

That concept is SOOOOOO COOOOOOOL!!!!!
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Custard Trout at 1:12PM, June 7, 2009
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Add zombies and you may as well have a gay love scene. Sharpe and Sargent Harper…

Gay zombie orgies!
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lefarce at 1:15PM, June 7, 2009
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I hear you can catch the zombie flu from hookers.


 
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KandyKane at 12:07AM, June 15, 2009
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Gay zombie orgies? Wouldn't those things, like… pop off? Gross.

Eh, to each his own, I guess.
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ozoneocean at 12:43AM, June 15, 2009
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Gay zombie orgies? Wouldn't those things, like… pop off? Gross

Eh, to each his own, I guess.
…Not if it's stuck in someone else's… huh!?
 
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bravo1102 at 8:34AM, June 15, 2009
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Sharpe's Gold had Aztec religious practices, why not?
That was a dodgy episode -_-

Read the book. It was a lot better. I saw an interview with Bernard Cornwell on the history channel on that episode and he just laughed his way through it.

How about Sharpe's Sorceress? You see he meets Searsha…
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GracehFaceh at 9:33PM, June 15, 2009
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I saw this a while back when I was browsing. I was thinking of picking it up since I liked the original Pride and Prejudice and I was desperate for some decent reading material, but it was placed right next to the Twilight section (Yes, they dedicated a whole section to Twilight. Damn you, Borders, damn you!) so I was deterred from giving it a chance. Plus, I think if my mom saw me reading something like that, she would give me the ultimate “Just… why?” look.
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