Manitoba Flag: Before and After the Ricky Collins Invasion.
I do find it difficult to heave my heart into my mouth, so stay with me.
Sometimes life can seem stale and monotonous. The same happenings day in and day out. The sun rises and sets and rises again, dragging yesterday’s mistakes into it.
I’ve always been content with the smaller things. Little things make my day. The discovery of a new song (which I play endlessly for at least a week), a new book, a funny quote, you know, little everyday miracles that break up the toil of everyday life.
I’ve mentioned before, that when I started watching LBD, I was in a job that sapped my creativity and my confidence.
And then a little slice of magic entered my life by complete accident.
It was April 2012, a random Facebook message led me to the diaries. Ashley’s face popped up on the screen holding a pink t-shirt and the rest is history.
Throughout the year, it has been the constant in my life.
My Charlotte, to quote Lizzie.
My comfort and my sorrow. My laughter and my joy.
And then I quit the job, started my Post Grad course and my life got back on track. But I never forgot LBD. I was always sitting patiently at 5:00pm every Monday and Thursday.
I love Pride and Prejudice. It’s one of the stories that has truly become part of who I am. I identify so much with Elizabeth and Darcy and I’ve often felt like I am half one and half the other. A dangerous mix, but I digress.
And now LBD has finished. It’s been a wonderful journey and a rollercoaster of emotional highs and lows. I honestly could not do a thing with myself between Ep 59 and 60.
So I want to say thank you to everyone: the actors, the writers, the crew, the team and the fandom for surpassing all expectations and creating something very special which I am unlikely ever to forget.
But a very special individual thanks to Ashley Clements for bringing Lizzie to life. Consistent and ever-present, a brilliant internet queen.
My last words belong to Lizzie:
I forget nothing. I regret nothing. Done.
My musings on the Lizzie Bennet Diaries’ almost completion.
i’ve never lived a year better spent in love
Special thanks to Daniel Gordh for a wonderfully endearing and earnest portrayal.
Further evidence that I am female William Darcy.
I own and regularly use a pocket watch.
A Gender-Swapped Modern Pride and Prejudice Adaption.
Francesca Darcy the Ice Queen unwillingly finding herself attracted to charming and witty Edward Bennet.
Now this is something I’d really like to see.