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The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

HropkeyHropkey Posts: 572Registered Users
I believe it deserves its own thread, since there's been so much discussion of it on the Say It thread.

I guess now with Gigi's videos we're getting videos Monday through Friday, which is awesome. And geez that twist about Lydia. Damn you, show, for making me care so much about one of the most unlikeable fictional characters ever.
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    The Lydia videos make me so uncomfortable. She was so bubbly and lively, and now she looks ill and sounds so sad.
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  • legendslegends Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    Gigi has her own videos? I have to check them out.

    I really love how they took the completely two-dimensional Lydia Austin created and made her a real person. The "good enough" video just killed me.
    Eres o te haces?
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    OMG just realized episode 84 is up. Off to watch!
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    Eeeek, this episode! On the one hand, Lizzie and Darcy are freaking adorable at the beginning, but then it all goes to hell. :( I was wondering how they were going to modernize Lydia's story to make it scandalous for this day and age. Well done!
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    I have never even heard of this. I assume it's a TV show?

    ETA: Never mind, I found it.
    Minneapolis, MN
  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    I was wondering how they'd modernize that portion of the story, too... Ugh! WICKHAM IS SUCH A DOUCHE!

    Obvi I already knew that... But 2013 Wickham is EXTRA DOUCHEY!

    "And death is at your doorstep
    And it will steal your innocence
    But it will not steal your substance
    But you are not alone in this"

    “My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.” - Tina Fey
  • HropkeyHropkey Posts: 572Registered Users
    Can we talk about how brilliant the reveal of that was though? They posted a link to the sex tape website as "spam" on a Lydia video, and let the fandom freak out for a couple videos before confirming it on twitter. And there was also Charlotte tweeting at Lizzie because she wouldn't pick up her phone... I'm just so constantly impressed by this show.
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    "We’ll not live like this. They will try to bury us with false manifestos, inscribe us in wars against false enemies but we’ll sing songs about dying from loving the wrong cowboy and gospel; our bodies will burn in effigies of promise. I swear."

    -Ibi Kaslik
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    I'm on episode four. :tongue10:
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    y'all sucked me in. I'm on 21!
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I was wondering what would be a sufficient controversy since pre-marital sex, potential elopement, and a forced marriage aren't so scandalous today.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    I was thinking he'd talk her into doing something illegal or get her doped up, but this was a much better idea. I'm guessing he already has footage or he wouldn't be advertising it and risking her seeing it.
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    There's a new Gigi video. I think Gigi forgot that Domino auto-uploads. :p
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  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    Wait, how do I find GiGi's videos?! I'm looking on youtube right now, but I don't see them!

    ETA: Oh duh, never mind! Found them. Haha

    "And death is at your doorstep
    And it will steal your innocence
    But it will not steal your substance
    But you are not alone in this"

    “My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.” - Tina Fey
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Saria wrote: »
    I was thinking he'd talk her into doing something illegal or get her doped up, but this was a much better idea. I'm guessing he already has footage or he wouldn't be advertising it and risking her seeing it.

    Well, if she follows the Austen Lydia, she won't really care about it or how her family may feel about it.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    SCG wrote: »
    Wait, how do I find GiGi's videos?! I'm looking on youtube right now, but I don't see them!

    ETA: Oh duh, never mind! Found them. Haha

    They're under PemberleyDigital.
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    OMG!! you guys got me sucked in! I'm on episode 59. I love fritz! Lydia is so annoying! but it was sweet when she gave her sister back her necklace. jane is so sweet. lizzie is so funny. when are we going to meet darcy?
  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    thelio wrote: »
    OMG!! you guys got me sucked in! I'm on episode 59. I love fritz! Lydia is so annoying! but it was sweet when she gave her sister back her necklace. jane is so sweet. lizzie is so funny. when are we going to meet darcy?

    Patience, young grasshopper!

    "And death is at your doorstep
    And it will steal your innocence
    But it will not steal your substance
    But you are not alone in this"

    “My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.” - Tina Fey
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    SCG wrote: »
    thelio wrote: »
    OMG!! you guys got me sucked in! I'm on episode 59. I love fritz! Lydia is so annoying! but it was sweet when she gave her sister back her necklace. jane is so sweet. lizzie is so funny. when are we going to meet darcy?

    Patience, young grasshopper!

    oh snap! patience is a virtue!!! :toothy3:
  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    thelio wrote: »
    SCG wrote: »
    thelio wrote: »
    OMG!! you guys got me sucked in! I'm on episode 59. I love fritz! Lydia is so annoying! but it was sweet when she gave her sister back her necklace. jane is so sweet. lizzie is so funny. when are we going to meet darcy?

    Patience, young grasshopper!

    oh snap! patience is a virtue!!! :toothy3:

    Haha! Actually if I remember right you should be meeting him pretty soon!

    "And death is at your doorstep
    And it will steal your innocence
    But it will not steal your substance
    But you are not alone in this"

    “My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.” - Tina Fey
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    The website mentioned in episode 84 isn't available. I wonder if it's real world issues or in-Universe happenings.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    I'm thinking by now Darcy has paid Wickham off?
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    The website is still up. I just checked it.
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  • cailincailin Posts: 897Registered Users
    Is it sad I'm so obsessed with the lives of fictional strangers.
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    cailin wrote: »
    Is it sad I'm so obsessed with the lives of fictional strangers.

    At least you're in good company! :p
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Saria wrote: »
    The website is still up. I just checked it.

    Whew! It's back. Going by YouTube comments last night (well, early AM) it was down for others.

    I debated whether to do the right thing in-Universe and not sign up, or sign up to see what happens and if I get further info. My curiosity got the best of me and I signed up.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

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  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    Thanks to this thread I found it! I'd never heard of it before. I am up to episode 13.

    My husband and I keep laughing :laughing5:
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I found it slow going in the beginning, partly because I felt aged out of it, as though this version is only for those under 30. But, as it went along, I got more into it, and I enjoyed seeing how they interpreted the plot and how they used or repurposed the characters.

    Slightly spoilery paragraph below.







    I watched Lydia's channel and Pemberly Digital last night. The Lydia downward spiral seems more dramatic to me in this version. Lydia is annoying in all versions, but I felt sad that she becomes less annoying and more victim as her episodes roll on. The actor playing Wickham does play the emotionally abusive manipulator quite well, especially in episode 28. It was cringe worthy because I wanted to go in there, slap him silly, and pull her out. But, she'd just go back. She's sucked in.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

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  • cailincailin Posts: 897Registered Users
    A slightly spoilery response to RCC's slighty Spoilery paragraph:

    I found it slow going in the beginning, partly because I felt aged out of it, as though this version is only for those under 30. But, as it went along, I got more into it, and I enjoyed seeing how they interpreted the plot and how they used or repurposed the characters.

    Slightly spoilery paragraph below.







    I watched Lydia's channel and Pemberly Digital last night. The Lydia downward spiral seems more dramatic to me in this version. Lydia is annoying in all versions, but I felt sad that she becomes less annoying and more victim as her episodes roll on. The actor playing Wickham does play the emotionally abusive manipulator quite well, especially in episode 28. It was cringe worthy because I wanted to go in there, slap him silly, and pull her out. But, she'd just go back. She's sucked in.


    I couldn't agree more! I had zero feeling for Lydia in the book mainly because after she got herself and her family in troubs she still never "got it". It was like "la-de-da all is well. I'm married; your not. Suck it."

    I think in these videos sure she's annoying but you can tell she has a good heart..that's why it's so troubling that a creepo is taking advantage of her.

    Also, I never understood the motivation of George Wickham in the books. In the videos is comes across very clear that he's a controlling abuser.
  • HropkeyHropkey Posts: 572Registered Users
    I always thought the motivation for George in the book was do that he could get part of the Bennet inheritance and saw Lydia as an easy way to do that.
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    -Ibi Kaslik
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