Lizzie Bennet Diaries episode 77 is up!

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries was gone for a week, and they left off on a huge cliffhanger -- so I'm super excited that they're back. And ohmygod it's SO GOOD.


Not really commentary, but spoiler containing blogging below the fold.

I spend the whole video really loudly hoping that the weird/quirky/cool tour guide girl was going to turn out to be Gigi.  And she TOTALLY DID!  OMGSOEXCITED

(Sorry.  I'll calm down.  This blog isn't tumblr.)

So I went and checked out Gigi's twitter, where I discovered this adorable conversation between her and Fitz:

(NOTE: I'm having problems with the tweet-embedding, so just in case I haven't been able to get it to work, here is a link to the conversation on Twitter.)

(NOTE 2: I never got it to work.  So I guess you have to click the link if you want to see that conversation.  Sorry...)

I'm so happy that Gigi likes Lizzie!  This is such a good series I can't even begin to express how into this I am.  (I really need to read the book soon.  I think I will search through my personal library today to see if I have a copy kicking around.)

Signal boost: Lydia Bennet: Problematic to Practically Perfect...

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, 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.