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Good Literature Done Wrong II

Last year Karen and I committed a criminal offense against literature. To wit, we reversed the gender of all the characters in Pride and Prejudice and replaced everyone with Buffy characters. 

Mr. Darcy – Why Buffy Summers of course. Miss Elizabeth – Spikey. The dances became fight scenes. The characters found themselves occasionally spouting the random Buffy quote. It was fun. It was practically sacrilegious. Sacri-literature perhaps.

So, with religion in mind, let’s talk this year’s literary profanation.

Last year, Karen and I (in addition to our literature crimes) started reading the Commedia after seeing Hannibal. We read Inferno and got half way through Purgatory before other events took over. 

This year, I wanted to get through Purgatorio in time for Easter (which I did.) And at the same time, I had been thinking about various parallels between Inferno Canto V and the Buffy/Spike situation, Dante as a proponent of (get this) Caritas, Spike and the Art of Courtly Love by Andreas Capellanus and a few other odds and ends. Then I went to see a nifty and really messed up little play called The Dante Project, but which I like to call Dante Fubar. What can I say, I wasn’t feeling the love.

Anyway, I decided if they could put their ax to grinding poor Dante’s classic, wonderful, illuminating, effulgent, ecstatic, I’ve run out of money for adjectives, work, well why not me.

And so, with a slight drum roll, lifeamgood presents this year’s Good Literature Done Wrong…

Sometimes called Dante and Virgil’s wild and Wacky, yet Efficacious, adventures in the Lands Buffalonious, Angelic, and Britannic, with some small appearances by familiar characters: a Comedy in 3 parts (three parts each, sortof),

Also, to be known as Dante and Virgil’s Whedonish Adventures,

Or referred to as rather silly and clearly an example that I have too much time on my hands. Which would be untrue, I just worship at the alter of Lord Miles Vorkosigan, patron sorta saint of the Hyper Active.

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