Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.
“Whoa, Darcy!“—- this is what every dreamy girl is saying..( Moi included 😀 ) I was 18 when i fell in love with Mr. Darcy. It was in College– I never thought that it would change my opinion of men for the rest of life when I saw this book at our school library.
So this evening..It popped into my head to watch Pride and Prejudice
( 2005 film version) and I sat there entirely fascinated, being just a bit in love (no! super madly in love ) with Mr. Darcy (to the point that yes, I did squealed like a loon again) and somehow his name and an idea popped into my head –why don’t I write about him?– and since I haven’t posted yet again, why not write about my obsession?. Which is now on repeat in my head. How my brain does these things, and I should imagine I will soon be one of those delusional individuals who imagine their life a part of romantic film, and books etc.
What other character in literature has left such an impression on so many generations of women? What other character has been honored with adaptations, Facebook groups, clothing lines? There is definitely something about Darcy… So yes when I performed this search, I found out that Darcy is a trending topic, everybody’s into him!. Strangely I found myself completely obsessively looking for Mr Darcy related stuffs on Google and stumbled into a few incredible (and weird) stuffs, which are now popular–or perhaps better described as crazy mental that apparently afflicted millions of women around the world who have come down with a case of Darcy Fever.
Darcy has been portrayed on screen a countless times. First there was Andrew Osborn who appeared as Darcy in a television film in 1938 ( I didn’t really got to see the entire film, but only bits of it–man it’s old!). But the most recent interpretation which have really hit a nerve with female audiences– Matthew Macfadyen’s 2005 Darcy had bags more sex appeal than Laurence Olivier’s 1940 stiff-upper-lip version and the very acclaimed 1995 a dip in the pond wet look of Colin Firth (haha I think).
The smoldering hero of Pride and Prejudice 2005 movie adaptation Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen).
Pride and Prejudice was first published in 1813. Nearly 200 years later, the novel’s romantic lead, Mr. Darcy, still has a powerful effect on women. So what exactly is it about this old-fashioned, 200-year-old man that still sets our hearts a-flutter? Let me count the ways….
(Epic) In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. People don’t do anything ardently enough anymore.
But it is only the women in his life (Elizabeth Bennet and his sister Giorgiana) who are able to bring out his more soft and caring side.
3. When Elizabeth’s sister goes missing and because he so unquestionably loves her, even though she basically shot him down before, he fixed the problem by tracking down the lovers and bribing Wickham into marrying the second youngest Bennett daughter. Erasing the indiscretion and sealing her future as the wife of an ass.
4.Even though there were things about Elizabeth that were not entirely suited to a man of Darcy’s position and she spoke her mind in a way that could have brought criticism and did from the social elite surrounding him.
To his credit, even before he fell in love with her, he spoke about her from pride and prejudice, but did not give her advice or change her. –And that people is L.O.V.E 🙂
5. And if someone came along who acted exactly like Mr. Darcy but was broke, neither Lizzie Bennett nor the modern woman would turn him down. But the fact that you could (for Jane Austen herself made it!) be married to the son of a wealthy, well-established family and the master of the great estate of Pemberley –a palace?
(How would you like to see a sunrise in the fields such as the one in the end of the 2005 movie?) Well, it’s no wonder Darcy is fiction.. And no wonder I’m still obsessed. 😀
6. And do you have any idea how many books there are about Mr. Darcy? o.O –along with it’s many parodies (including Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) but also Me and Mr. Darcy, Mr. Darcy’s Diary, A Wife for Mr. Darcy, Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife, The Trouble with Mr. Darcy, In the Arms of Mr. Darcy, Only Mr. Darcy Will Do, To Have His Cake (And Eat it Too): Mr. Darcy’s Tale, What He Would Not Do – Mr. Darcy’s Tale Continues, The Truth About Mr. Darcy, Loving Mr. Darcy – Tales Beyond Pemberley, My Dearest Mr. Darcy, Mr. Darcy’s Obession, The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World, To Conquer Mr. Darcy, Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart, Seducing Mr. Darcy, Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One, Mr. Darcy’s Secret, What Would Mr. Darcy Do?, Mr. Darcy Vampyre, A Weekend with Mr. Darcy, Mr. Darcy’s Daughter….etc. There are so many that I could just probably tuck myself in bed for a few months and do nothing but read ( READ o.O ) books–starring Mr. Darcy.
Bridget Jones’s Diary, is little more than a modern reworking and love letter to Darcy, though this time; Mark Darcy (Colin Firth).
It was, in fact, the movie/book that made me realize that this Darcy obsession existed.
7. Two centuries on, Fitzwilliam Darcy is still the man that women “definitely would”. He may come in forms of Charlotte Brontë’s Mr Rochester, Emily Brontë’s Heathcliffe or EL James’ Christian Grey but they’re still always Darcy in disguise, a little version of Austen’s classic original hero…
So that’s it. Generous and kind hearted, who can protect, provide and listen, and who is prepared to change– that’s what Darcy stands for and if you think about it, he’s really not too far removed from the men we know and love… 🙂
I couldn’t think of any words befitting this photo.. Some photos can make one so poetic..haha.. Specially when at that perfect moment.. Speaking of “perfect moments”– how do you find that perfect moment by the way?..Is it the sunset.. the colors.. or the perfect composition of nature that makes a perfect moment?.. Well I think, one thing I always do when I go out with a camera is to capture something I can remember… Something memorable.. ( And I salute every Photographers! I learned that taking pictures specially at moments like this one was not easy. I even did crazy stunts just to have that artistic photography– I think 😉 ).
But I’m not really sure I got the perfect shot, but I had fun in the process and I believe that applying the things I’ve learned, including moving around like crazy and shooting after the sun is gone, led to a memorable shot… Anyways, my goal was not a perfect shot…but a shot I could remember.
Remember my first post, me in it– that mermaid girl drama pose? The person responsible for that is my dearest cousin Rho, who at that time was also practicing her craft in photography.. Well I Couldn’t just take pictures there without including her in it. BTW the girl with the scarf headdress is her.. 😉
I’ve always wanted to write my own blog, but for lack of time and courage, I never did… until now… This week I decided to start my blog, and found myself with a quite interesting challenge… what to write about on my first blog post? hmmmn..
I’m sure this first blog post of mine will be full of mistakes..and to be honest I’m terrified of writing… But I really want to have a blog, so hey, if I don’t start writing, I’ll never get better.. right?..Since this a first, I want something special and close to me. And since I’m into photography nowadays–what will be good to post than, my own photography 😉 and yeah that girl at the bottom photo is moi 😀 the scene practically took my breath away.. and I couldn’t let it go without me in it..
( P.S. Photos taken at Alkumaim Beach Resort ).