One of my favorite shows on the internet right now is the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, "An online modernized adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice." My favorite character is totally Lizzie, but pretty much everyone in the series is brilliantly fleshed out -- and, thbrogan writes on the tumblr tv-on-the-internet.tumblr.com, the youngest Bennet, Lydia, is an extraordinarily well-constructed character.
Lydia Bennet is the youngest of three sisters. She is the “problematic” to Jane’s “practically perfect in every way.” The world sees Lydia as it wants to see her - as a slutty wild child with no brain and no future - when at her core, she is just lost and confused. Where do people’s opinions of her end, and where does she begin?
I love this post, and it really highlights for me why I love the LBD. No one in the story universe is a side-character to someone else's narrative. Everyone's story is about themselves, Lizzie and Lydia just happen to be the ones who do the most taping and putting on the internet.