You Might be a Darcyholic…if…
(Post and Contest)
Today was a rainy day, and I spent some time reflecting some of the ways in which you might be able to determine whether you are a Darcyholic or not. Spending as much time as I do with people as obsessed with Mr. Darcy as I, I have learned various things members of this rather unique society have done due to their obsession. I can say that I know at least one person that has done all of the following. Yes, I find myself on this list as well, and may tell you some of the specifics. I do know that many of these things are quite common amongst our community.
Please read the list and comment. Share with me the most significant thing you have done. Prove to me that you are a Darcyholic. The BEST answer will win a guest post on this blog!
If you constantly refresh your computer, checking for updates of your latest favorite stories—You might be a Darcyholic!
If you have calendar alarms set on your phone to remind you of the release dates of upcoming Pride and Prejudice variations—You might be a Darcyholic!
If you have commissioned your state for special license plates for your vehicle—whether it is Mr. Darcy, Mrs. Darcy, Firth Fan, MM Maniac, Darcy-4-Ever, etc.—You might be a Darcyholic!
If you have ever read Jane Austen fan fiction during an in-service or staff meeting at work—You might be a Darcyholic!
If you have ever read your favorite story update on your phone, while you were at a stoplight, on your phone—You might be a Darcyholic!
If the screensaver on your computer is full of pictures of your favorite Darcy—You might be a Darcyholic!
If the ring tone on your cell phone is either Colin Firth or Matthew MacFayden’s voice saying, ‘You must allow me to tell you have ardently I admire and love you’—You might be a Darcyholic!
If your obsession with determining how a slight variation in Pride and Prejudice might have completely changed the story, and determine that you need to write said variation—You might be a Darcyholic!
If you family has ever attempted to do an intervention due to your obsession with all things Darcy—You might be a Darcyholic!
If you have you ever had a sleepless night because you were trying to figure out what might happen next in one of your favorite stories, or because you HAD to finish the book before sleeping—You might be a Darcyholic!
If you have a ‘muse’ named Darcy, and hear his voice in your head while you are writing—You might be a Darcyholic!
If you have you ever been written up at work because you missed deadlines due to your JAFF reading—You might be a Darcyholic!
If you have ever had a higher Amex, Mastercard or Visa bill at the end of the month due to the number of Austen variations you have purchased on line, than your ability to pay said bill—You might be a Darcyholic!
If you have developed a blog to celebrate your Darcyholism—YOU (well, in this case—I —Barbara) might be a Darcyholic!