"Things in Life are Check YES or Check NO box, which are you?" This quote is inspired by my use of the phrase of "that's a check no box" when I don't want to do something. I generally find that Check YES and Check NO applys to people too. But anyway, my name is Nina!
I love my some Lizzie Bennet Diaries but I’m getting a little tired of the commenters on Lydia’s videos. Everyone saying how triggering it is. And how abusive it is. And how sad they are for Lydia. When what I see is Lydia finally starting to learn what she wants. Is she gonna be perfect? No, of course not.
Now, I don’t have a problem with people having their opinions even when I don’t agree with them, in fact, I would rather like to encourage that. What I am getting mad about is that I wrote a comment three hours ago that said “everyone else can suck it, I love Lydia and Wickham” and had a barrage of condescending replies. Not only that, I had to “show” my own comment because it had too many negative votes.
I understanding that I was probably asking for it. This fandom, though, I thought, was supposed to be inclusive and made of nerdfighters though who are categorically some of the most polite and respectful people I know, who provide thoughtful counter-arguments to the “traditional” notion.
And it’s not just my comments. When anyone says something nice about Lydia and George together in comments, it seems like everyone is ready to pounce on them. We have these opinions for a very valid reason. The interpretation that George and Lydia together is a good thing isn’t any less valid than it being a bad thing.
John Green once said that “books belong to their readers” and he also said something to the interpretation of everyone’s experiences with a book are different and the very notion of the different lenses in which we view a book are just a valid. And I think the man was onto something there.
My lens of interpreting George and Lydia is vastly different. But it doesn’t mean that it’s any more or less flawed than the seemingly wide spread lens.
And maybe they aren’t traditional. Maybe George and Lydia are both rough around the edges. I think that’s what makes it so good for me. They both understand what it’s like to not be understand, to not be the perfect one, to not even be the good one.
So George has a past. So Darcy doesn’t like him. His relationship failed with Lizzie and Gigi for one reason or another. He made mistakes as a young person. If we really judge him to be bad on the fact that one person dislikes, he had a couple of failed relationships, and some mistakes, then there is a lot of the world we should be hating and I just don’t see why waste all that energy.
Maybe it won’t work out between Lydia and Wickham, but Lydia is a strong and powerful modern lady and has learned a thing or two like all the ladies characters in the show. She can take care of herself. She’s done it before.
What I think I’m trying to say is that maybe we watch until the story’s done till we make assumptions the George is a bad guy. Who knows? Stranger things have happened.
Basically I needed more than 500 characters to say I respect your opinion, I just don’t agree with it. I don’t agree with any of the comments that damage either parties of the Wickia ship.