Some of you (especially those who do not follow our Twitter or Facebook) may be mystified by the lack of updates and general radio silence, when this blog generally doesn’t shut up. However, since we are in the process of going self-hosted and readying a special birthday surprise (that was meant to happen on our first blog birthday, but who’s counting?) we have been a little… tied up. Unfortunately, we’re not quite sure when the self-hosted stuff will be wrapped up, and it’s been taking some time. I’m not even going to blame Mercury retrograde for it, we just have a special talent for setting the internet on fire. Well… while we’re getting everything nice and ready so we can all celebrate our birthday properly (and trust me, you are all going to like it very much) I thought I’d make a nice little post for you guys. This post serves two purposes – one, to reassure everyone that we are not yet dead, and two, to compile all our geeky and nerdy and awesome holiday posts from last year in one helpful place. We’ve noticed an increase of views in our last year’s gift guides and whatnot, and while we will be making new ones for this year, the last year’s might come in quite helpful too. So umm… enjoy?
The 28th of January marked the 200th anniversary of that Jane Austen classic we all know and love, Pride & Prejudice. Congrats to Jane Austen for influencing the past two centuries of romance novels. And here’s a shout out to the 5 billion adaptations of Lizzie Bennet’s life that have been made in that time.
But is the story still relevant today? Modern adaptations such as Bridget Jones’ Diary, Bride and Prejudice, and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries suggest that the story is still alive and well. However, we here at 3ChicGeeks.com feel that all these adaptations are missing something that would truly make the story modern: hipsters.
Everything is more relevant with hipsters.
Without further ado, we present to you Pride, Prejudice, and Hipsters. Continue reading
It is a truth universally acknowledged that most people who read this blog are probably shopping for holiday presents for their families at this very moment. Now, some of you probably have friends who are huge Jane Austen geeks – we here at 3 Chic Geeks certainly are! Jane Austen was the mother of the modern romance novel, and created strong, intelligent heroines that we love to read about time and time again. Not to mention, she was born on December 16th. All in all, we have gathered some of our favorite Jane Austen-themed objects in this handy gift guide. It’s perfect for last-minute holiday shopping AND for drooling over things you desire (with us, it is a little bit of both).