If you loved The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, here are four more book-to-web series adaptations that you need to watch.

The success of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries burst open opportunities for book-to-film adaptations on the web. Suddenly those stories that were in the public domain looked a lot more appealing, and other creators were inspired to take their creativity online.

Of course, the creators of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries have already given fans Welcome to Sanditon, and have just kicked off their third series in Emma Approved.

If you loved the modernisation of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries or are falling for Emma Approved as this new story plays out, here are 4 more web series that may be for you. All offer something new, none are the same. Some are unfinished, and some have not yet started. But they all cleverly take their inspiration from literature, and we can’t say no to that.

If you love ‘The Lizzie Bennet Diaries’

Inspired by ‘The Raven’: A Tell Tale Vlog

This series shows us Edgar Allen Poe as a vlogger, and is inspired by Poe’s famous poem, The Raven. A Tell Tale Vlog describes itself as a “mini-webseries”, and shows Poe attempting to write poetry, while a sassy ghost haunts his study and offers her own commentary.

Watch it because: It is actually hilarious. Edgar Allen Poe might not seem like the best comedy material, but the show has puns, literary jokes, the world’s most entertaining ghost, and a ventriloquist raven. This series is a real gem, so don’t miss out on it.

Inspired by ‘Jane Eyre’: The Autobiography Of Jane Eyre

Possibly the most common in style to The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, this Jane Eyre modernisation began in February this year. In the series, Jane pulls a New Girl and find a job (rather than a house) on Craigslist. This series also incorporates several transmedia elements, including Jane’s Tumblr and Twitter.

Watch it because: Those who have read Jane Eyre know that it would be a difficult story to modernise, and poses several unique challenges. Still, somehow this team have done it, and done it well.. Jane is a self-aware, Tumblr-using, Harry Potter-reading student who is looking for a change.

Inspired by ‘Sense and Sensibility’: The Dashwood Diaries

Warning: This is an unfinished web series. One of the joys of the success of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries has fans of the show giving this web series thing a go themselves, and this is one of the best examples of that.

Watch it because: This web series is very much a do-it-yourself effort, and is heavily inspired by The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. But it’s entertaining, the relationship between the sisters is fun, and we love seeing the dual protagonists. We wish this pair had continued with the show.

Inspired by ‘Hamlet’: Hashtag Hamlet

Okay, so this one hasn’t started yet. But we are keeping a very close eye on the developments with this series, for very good reason.

Hashtag Hamlet is being developed by The Lizzie Bennet Diaries transmedia producer Jay Bushman. Hashtag Hamlet was selected for the Sundance Institute Story Lab. The series will modernise Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a “political thriller for the social media age”, and with Bushman on board we can certainly expect a creative use of multiple platforms.

Watch it because: Bushman will be joined by The Lizzie Bennet Diaries trandmedia editor Alexandra Edwards, who together won an Emmy for their work. Plus, Hamlet on YouTube? We wonder if the mortality rate will change with the medium. This is one to keep an eye on, as it develops.

With Donald Trump’s presidency looking less and less like a joke, these high-profile authors and writers believe the time for silence is over.

Over 400 authors have signed a petition to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.

The petition, titled “An open letter to the American people,” was written by Andrew Altschul and Mark Slouka. It unequivocally states that Trump must not become President of the United States, and explains why writers in particular are worried about the power of his empty words and fear-mongering rhetoric.

Signed by the likes of Stephen King, Junot Diaz, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Cheryl Strayed, Colm Tóibín and Jennifer Egan, the open letter lays out reasons for openly opposing Trump’s candidacy, which they believe “appeals to the basest and most violent elements in society.”

The letter states:

“Because, as writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power;

Because we believe that any democracy worthy of the name rests on pluralism, welcomes principled disagreement, and achieves consensus through reasoned debate;

Because American history, despite periods of nativism and bigotry, has from the first been a grand experiment in bringing people of different backgrounds together, not pitting them against one another;

Because the history of dictatorship is the history of manipulation and division, demagoguery and lies;

Because the search for justice is predicated on a respect for the truth;

Because we believe that knowledge, experience, flexibility, and historical awareness are indispensable in a leader;

Because neither wealth nor celebrity qualifies anyone to speak for the United States, to lead its military, to maintain its alliances, or to represent its people;

Because the rise of a political candidate who deliberately appeals to the basest and most violent elements in society, who encourages aggression among his followers, shouts down opponents, intimidates dissenters, and denigrates women and minorities, demands, from each of us, an immediate and forceful response;

For all these reasons, we, the undersigned, as a matter of conscience, oppose, unequivocally, the candidacy of Donald J. Trump for the Presidency of the United States.”

While there are plenty of arguments for why Trump should not receive as much media coverage as he gets, we have to acknowledge the seriousness of the situation when some of the country’s most respected artists take such a powerful stance as this.

The petition has been signed by over 7,000 people so far, and you can add your name to the list right here.

You can find out more about the group of writers who oppose Trump on Twitter, at @WritersOnTrump.

Official pictures from the Gilmore Girls revival hint that Stars Hollow’s pride and joy went on to become a teacher. Tanc Sade’s Instagram suggests otherwise.

Rory Gilmore — high school English teacher or staff writer on The Stars Hollow Gazette? When the first official photos of the Gilmore Girls revival were released by TV Line, Rory Gilmore was shown standing at the front of a classroom with some chalkboard notes that seemed to indicate she was teaching high school English. And she wasn’t just any high school teacher, but a Chilton high school teacher.

Source: TV Line

However, while promoting an upcoming charity fundraiser, Tanc Sade, everyone’s favorite Life and Death Brigade member, Finn, gave away that Rory Gilmore is an above the fold writer of the Stars Hollow Gazette. Sure it’s a long cry from covering the parking lot pavement of Chilton, but it does not strike us as the type of hard-hitting journalism that would satisfy a girl who hit the road to cover the Obama campaign at the close of the series. This issue, dated July 19, 2016, will appear sometime in the “Summer” installment of the four-part series.

Whose to say that Rory Gilmore can’t juggle two careers at once? She was, after all, the Editor in Chief of The Yale Daily News and a star student who graduated on time after taking a semester off to have a breakdown. Maybe her staff writing position is just a hobby.

This is not the first inside look into the Gilmore Girls reunion that Sade has provided. One quick browse through his Instagram and you will be treated to tons of behind the scenes goodies! Here are some of our favorites.

A Gilmore and her LDB boys


They’ve come a long way from moving Rory out

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life arrives on Netflix soon.

Twitter announces slew of changes to give you more room to tweet, get noticed

You'll also be allowed to retweet yourself. Umm...

11:15 am EDT, May 24, 2016

Twitter has confirmed that they’ll be making a few changes to let you fit more in a single tweet. Changes to retweeting and chatting with a user are also in the pipeline.

Earlier this month we told you Twitter would stop counting photos and links as part of the 140 character limit, but it looks like the social network is taking things a step further. Not only will URLs and photos no longer be a part of the character count, but they will also stop counting usernames.

Here’s Twitter’s full breakdown of the upcoming changes:

– Replies: When replying to a Tweet, @names will no longer count toward the 140-character count. This will make having conversations on Twitter easier and more straightforward, no more penny-pinching your words to ensure they reach the whole group.

– Media attachments: When you add attachments like photos, GIFs, videos, polls, or Quote Tweets, that media will no longer count as characters within your Tweet. More room for words!

– Retweet and Quote Tweet yourself: We’ll be enabling the Retweet button on your own Tweets, so you can easily Retweet or Quote Tweet yourself when you want to share a new reflection or feel like a really good one went unnoticed.

– Goodbye, .@: These changes will help simplify the rules around Tweets that start with a username. New Tweets that begin with a username will reach all your followers. (That means you’ll no longer have to use the ”.@” convention, which people currently use to broadcast Tweets broadly.) If you want a reply to be seen by all your followers, you will be able to Retweet it to signal that you intend for it to be viewed more broadly.

One or two of these additions may be controversial. For example, giving people the option to retweet themselves if “a really good one went unnoticed” sounds like a cheap solution to fix the issue of tweets not getting noticed. Why should it be upon the user to do something to get the tweet noticed? It’ll look obnoxious if we’re retweeting ourselves — it’s the equivalent of asking aloud, “Hey, did anyone just hear my excellent thought?” even when everyone heard it but purposely ignored it.

Twitter isn’t ready to launch these changes today because they want to give developers time to prepare. This way, third party apps like Tweetbot (It’s great — there are no ads in it!) will be ready to support Twitter’s new rules right at the start of the official launch. Expect to see these features in a few months.

Sadly, we’re still waiting for Twitter to launch an “edit” button. It sucks to be unable to fx a mistake.