Lady Catherine de Bourgh has ever been noted for giving minute advice on how other people should run their lives, "…delivering her opinion on every subject in so decisive a manner as proved that she was not used to have her judgment controverted." "…and whenever any of the cottagers were disposed to be quarrelsome, discontented or too poor, she sallied forth into the village to settle their differences, silence their complaints, and scold them into harmony and plenty."
Now, the wonderfully intolerable stuff is in advice column format. Lady Catherine & Co. Board
Some basic rules to keep in mind whilst visiting Lady C's establishment:
Any fictional character may ask for advice. This may include long-dead historical characters.
Advice may only be given by Jane Austen characters. However, Lady Catherine insists that you do not use her name or that of her loyal minion, Mr. Collins, as they are engaged in maintaining the establishment.
Lady Catherine is very particular about the use of her board and becomes quite put out when a request for advice degenerates into a conversation between two people that does not even purport to answer the request. This is not to be borne! And since Lady Catherine is excessively attentive to all these things and insists on being satisfied, such posts shall no longer be permitted to pollute the shades of Pemberley. Although you will not be censured, slighted or despised, these posts will be deleted, and in this case, neither should you expect Lady Catherine to send compliments to your mother. Every once in a while she has a snit and sends Mr. Collins in to clean the place out. Do save us all the trouble by not abusing her kind hospitality.
The only other thing to remember is that Lady Catherine is a persnickety old bat and refuses to be bound by any convention but her own. If she abuses you, take consolation in the fact that you are in excellent company.
And finally, Lady Catherine & Co is not a "real" advice column. If you are asking for serious advice in regards to your love life, friends, work or school, please seek help elsewhere. This board is strictly for fun.
© 2004 - 2011 The Republic of Pemberley