mine: tlbd

Thoughts from a content creator

So, I don’t know how many of you are following it, but I’m one of the creators of the webseries Dona Moça. When we started planning it, three years ago, I never seriously thought we would get this far; I mean, who were we to think we could produce a show, right?

But then time passed by, and ideas got bigger, and at some point we just started thinking: why not? So many people with as many resources and experience as we have are doing it. We surely can do it too.

And so it began.

I must say that, having finished season one with 10 episodes, 500 subscribers and over 8k total views is still a little hard to swallow. More than that, we have an audience - brazilian and foreigner, people that we knew and people we’ve never met before and that are now sharing this story with us every week. I’m a writer, and I’ve fought for years to have my work even nearly recognized, but this… this is just crazy. I won’t say we’ve reached full success and oh-my-god-we’re-so-important, but we’ve got somewhere. We have something precious here, and it’s so much more than I thought we would.

Now we’re reaching for season 2 with the help of all of these people, and even though sometimes I think we’re not gonna make it, does it really matter? We’ve come this far with nothing. As awesome as it would be to have all the money we need to make things bigger and better as we dream, I dare say we would risk doing it with whatever we’ve got. We’re pioneers. Nobody in Brazil has attempted a literary adaptation webseries before. We have the opportunity to tell a story that is pretty much unknown to anyone outside of the portuguese-speaking nations, and we have the chance of making our work and our culture visible. I wouldn’t throw it away for lack of money. I’m sure my girls wouldn’t too.

So here we are, hoping for the best. We have a little more than a month left of the crowdfunding campaign and we could really use your help. If, by any chance, you’ve read it this far, you can click here to watch all our episodes with English subtitles, and click here to give us your contribution, as small as it may be (there’s a tutorial on how do contribute from abroad here).

If you’re new, then welcome to Dona Moça. If you’ve been with us so far, thank you. You’ve made it all worth it.

aloemilk replied to your post “I watch The Lizzie Bennet Diaries…”

OMG YES I LOVE TLBD :) I’m so glad you liked it! they did a great job adapting it to modern reality, I think. And it’s fun, and original, & despite being an adaptation of one of the most adapted novels ever, it feels fresh & FULL OF OTP GOODIES

aloemilk replied to your post “I watch The Lizzie Bennet Diaries…”

also: “I thought you were chinese” always makes me laugh to much hahaha. Did you see the videos they released last year? They’re in-world, but like a year after ep 100

aloemilk replied to your post “I watch The Lizzie Bennet Diaries…”

Oh, yeah, and how about Lizzie not working with Darcy? I loved that, because she’s valuing her independence but still she’s moving to Sn Fran bc obviously, DARCY

Exactly! I just didn’t know if I’d like the idea of a modern adaptation, but turns out in this case I did. It was very clever and fun.

Ooh, I remembered that I’d seen them on the playlist, but last night they didn’t show up when I reached the end and I’d forgotten about it–so now that you mentioned it I went and watched them right away, lol. And yyyyaaaaay shippy feels! Could they be more adorable?

Yes! With her and with Jane, I kept wondering, “Okay, but how will they solve the getting together thing in a modern way, without the women forsaking their independence and their own plans?” So it was a great surprise.

Did you watch “Emma Approved”? What did you think of it?

I watch The Lizzie Bennet Diaries...

…and liveblog it at the request of aloemilk, apparently.

SO I’d heard about TLBD a while ago and looked it up, but I wasn’t really sure I’d like it. I’m a book purist. Always (it’s not like I’m proud of it, it just is). And the modern-day-adaptations of classics have become a little too abundant these days, so I wasn’t really sure if an adaptation of Pride & Prejudice in the form of vlogging would be my cup of tea. Then a couple of weeks ago aloemilk mentioned how much she’d liked it, and it piqued my curiosity again. I finally decided to start watching it at the beginning of this week (I think) and I have to admit it is awesome.

I’ve been staying up quite late for the past nights to watch as much as possible (I have way more self-control with TV series. Web series are dangerous) and finished last night. Because aloemilk asked me to, I decided to liveblog some of my thoughts as I watched, but it’s only from half of the series onwards or so. Enjoy?

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anonymous asked:

sure i'll and maybe without the anon :B btw im a obsessed (in a good way ) with your stories too <3

Yeah, I made you double obsessed o/

Seriously, I’m proud of myself, is that weird? XD

anonymous asked:

What is the Lizzie Bennet diaries???

AAAH so the lizzie bennet diaries is a modern-day adaptation of jane austen’s pride and prejudice, as told through Elizabeth Bennet’s video blogs on youtube. 

It’s really, really, really great. I mean FANTASTIC. I mean that show is very near and dear to my heart and the actors and actresses are precious beans and the modernity is AMAZING and EVERYTHING IS GOOD IN THE WORLD AND YOU SHOULD GO WATCH IT HERE

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