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.

We need stories. Stories are important. There is nothing silly or dumb about relating to them and feeling attached to them. They help us see ourselves and others in new ways. They help us feel our feelings. They make us laugh when we feel low. They help us realize dreams and conquer fears. They give us a fuller understanding of the world. - Ashley Clements (x)

Once upon a time, I was in a class on character development. My all time favorite assignment was the Little Black Dress challenge and I figured I would pass it on and give my fellow Fantroll peeps a chance to learn about their characters in a different way ~

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that no girl is complete without the perfect Little Black Dress. Some even call it the most important piece of the wardrobe. The Little Black Dress is meant to make the wearer look fantastic while bringing out their own personal style and accenting their features without the need for bright colors and bobbles.

That being said, finding the perfect little black dress to express who you (or you character) might be can be a real challenge.

Your Task Is Simple ~

  • Draw your character in their own, perfect Little Black Dress
  • The design can be anything, any length or cut you desire, the only rule is that it Must Be Black
  • Small accents of color are fine, but the point is to show a personality with only the shade of black to guide you.
  • If you have a non-dress wearing troll you’d like to take part with, you are welcome to design a black tux as well under the same rules ~
  • Fantroll, fankids, and even other non fantroll characters are more than welcome!

If you take the challenge, reblog it with the tag LBD Challenge so people can see what you come up with!


Louis during LBD - June 27, 2015.