I will never understand people who claim to like Elizabeth Swan, and then, the moment she puts on a pretty dress, they declare her character ruined. Is her value based on her clothes? My personal favourite is Will, and especially CotFD!Will. But still, if the curse was broken and he spent the rest of his days playing with his grandchildren, I would not declare his character Ruined Forever. Elizabeth has earned her pretty dresses.Will has earned a peaceful life with his family. (1/2)
(2/2) Elizabeth’s kickassery is part of her character, not something that she loses or gains based on whether she wears pirate garb or not. I guess that’s one of the reasons I like Willabeth. Will knew she could kick ass with the best of them when she was still “Miss Swan” to him. He didn’t started treating her as an equal only after she ditched the dresses, because he loves her for who she is, not for her clothes. (Btw your gifedits are gorgeous, 10/10, could stare at them all day)
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I entirely agree with your thinking.
Will has been and will always be my favourite, but Elizabeth is a close fucking second. And, yes, I’d be just as glad to watch them have another last-minute child, or play with potential grandchildren via Henry, because you know what? They deserve to actually live comfortably and happily. They deserve nice things, and they’ve more than paid the price for such luxuries. Elizabeth lost her father, lost her standing as the Governor’s daughter (whether she wanted it or not). Will literally died, and since getting married, they’ve spent a grand total of approximately 50 hours together (2 x 48hrs + whatever time it took to find the fucking island they banged on in the first place and settle all accounts).
They both went through hell and back, and I’ve personally never believed their goal, their personal endgame was to become pirates. That’s just what happened, via circumstance and, well, destiny.) I mean, Will was pretty resolute on the whole “I practice three hours a day so when I meet a pirate I can kill it!” thing. And young Elizabeth’s “I think it’d be rather exciting to meet a pirate.” dream never screamed “She wants to ditch the skirts and go pirating!” to me. It just didn’t.