The Lizzie Bennet Diaries 30 (+1) day challenge
Day 3: Favorite male character?:
When I had to pick a favorite female character it was actually a challenge, but today might be the day with one of the easiest answers. In a non plot twist that surprised no one, my favorite male character is William Darcy.
This week has been super interesting for me as a Darcy fangirl, because there has been a lot of discussion over the fact that this fandom spends a lot of time romanticizing him, and other people have expressed their opinions on the subject and they have done it in a way better manner than I would have so it’s really funny for me to be in the early stages of this challenge having to express my love for Darcy.
I know that some people instantly think that Darcy fangirls are superficial because, I mean, how can you not love that face? but there’s so much more to him than that. I love the fact that when he showed up I actually wanted to punch him in the face and that IT WAS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED TO HAPPEN (the amount of time I spent that day crying over how perfect Daniel is as Darcy is probably illegal), I love that he was a snobby one percenter jerk who really needed to get his head out of his ass, I love that even now he still needs to get his head out of his ass on certain subjects (except he totally did because he had the talk with Gigi in which she set him straight and told him to stop being an overbearing jerk, yup, it happened, it totally happened, what is canon? I don’t know this canon you speak of) and I love that this girl he adores being “super mean” to him actually helped him realize that he had a super crappy attitude at the beginning and that he needed to change, not for her, but FOR HIMSELF.
I love William Darcy, and I romanticize the shit out of him, I’m entirely guilty of it, but I think the two main reasons why I love him are 1- how much he loves Lizzie and how he’s a better person now because he loves her and 2- the fact that he’s flawed, and the fact that he has changed and he seems to be someone who will continue changing not to put on a mask to impress the girl he loves, he has changed because he got a major reality check than sent him down to earth on a free fall with no safety net and he took it, and he saw that he had potential to be better, because he always had it in him and that’s why his friends and Gigi stick by him and why his employees love and respect him, so he decided he was going to turn that potential into a reality, because being a good person at heart doesn’t mean a thing if you don’t treat people like they deserve, and he’s learning that.
I love that, even during his last appearance, he wasn’t perfect, and yes, he was this adorable dork who has his first kiss with Lizzie in his calendar and who cares about her education, but he’s also this overbearing idiiot who thinks offering her a ridiculous job that screams favoritism in every single way will be something that makes the woman he loves happy, but then he realizes that he’s being ridiculous and he accepts her decision and supports her new project because he admires her so much and he appreciates her talent and he just loves the way her mind works and he just wishes to have the chance to show her his adoration every day for the rest of their lives.
God, I love this dork, and I love how much he loves his dorky girlfriend, and I love his good points and I love his flaws even though I wanted to scream so hard at him during both ep 60 and Domino (which I sometimes pretend didn’t happen, main vlog!Darcy FTDUBZ!) and I just love him a lot, so much I don’t think I can begin to describe it and I think this post fell short.
William Darcy is my bb angel cupcake and there’s nothing you can do about it. I say it loud and I say it proud: I’m a Darcy fangirl!.
And if anyone has a problem, I don’t know what you’re doing in my blog, tbh.