Darcy Lewis

D is for Darcy Lewis

darcy lewisDarcy Lewis is a confident young woman who has the sense to tase a guy who is staggering around, shouting nonsense, being aggressive and generally freaking her and her friends out. She has self-preservation in spades but that doesn’t mean that she won’t stay and help people in trouble and go on to help save the world a couple of times.

Darcy is smart, not necessarily super-scientist smart like her friends and co-workers, but more street smart. She’s the kind of girl to carry a taser and pepper spray and is not afraid to use them. She’s sarcastic and easy-going and may not be the best as comforting a friend but she will have your back and help you get out of a psychiatric hospital.

Darcy is such a relatable character because she is a political science student who ends up in this crazy world of Gods and superheroes and she manages to react like any sane yet fun-loving person would. Her biggest problem with government agents taking all her stuff is the fact they took her iPod which she’d just downloaded new songs onto – that may be #FirstWorldProblems but when everything’s going a bit crazy, you focus on the small stuff.

I’m so happy that Darcy Lewis is a character that exists and especially in a big blockbuster superhero franchise. Who’d have thought you could have a fun, sarcastic female character in a superhero movie who isn’t a love interest for the hero? It is wonderful and no matter what problems the Marvel Cinematic Universe might have with representation, I’m always going to be thankful for Darcy Lewis.


Nine Characters You Identify With Meme

I’ve seen this meme a bit around Tumblr and I fancied doing it. As it says you just list nine characters that you identify with, you can explain why if you can or just list the characters. I’m just going to have a line about an aspect of each character that I identify with because when it comes to some of the characters I could talk for ages about how I identify with them and with some I identify with them in more than one way.

Clint Barton/Hawkeye – Marvel
– Pretends to be not as smart as he really is

Hermione Granger – Harry Potter
– A love of books

Evelyn Carnahan – The Mummy
– Has a thirst for knowledge and wants to be the best in her field

Jonathan Carnahan – The Mummy
– Doesn’t quite know how to be a proper adult

Riley Poole – National Treasure
– The loyal friend

Edmund Pevensie – The Chronicles of Narnia
– Doesn’t always feel like they fit in.

Mia Thermopolis – The Princess Diaries
– Can only really explain how she feels in writing

Darcy Lewis – Thor
– Has humour in the face of adversity

Aaron Livesy – Emmerdale
– Bottles things up till they explode in one way or another

The first four in this list came to me straight away while some of the others I had to think about for a bit. What characters do you identify with? Please let me know if you do this meme/tag thing, I think it’s a great insight into people’s personalities and how they see themselves.