doctorow — 2013-10-13T09:08:15-04:00 — #1
halloween_jack_ — 2013-10-13T14:00:43-04:00 — #2
Oh, hey, Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
adonai — 2013-10-13T17:56:29-04:00 — #3
Eh, I didn't get that from her.
Worth reading just for the Twilight scene.
phuzz — 2013-10-14T07:52:31-04:00 — #4
It's just like me when I meet someone I like!
Only he actually talked to her.
phasmafelis — 2013-10-14T13:02:02-04:00 — #5
Not really. Manic Pixie Dream Girls don't have friends or jobs. They vanish into the ether whenever they leave the vicinity of the male protagonist. This appears to be a genuine female character.
...MPDG is gonna lose all meaning and turn into a word for "character I don't like," isn't it. Just like "Mary Sue."
lucy_gothro — 2013-10-14T13:38:53-04:00 — #6
Why is it always "cute girls"? Not every pre-teen or teen girl is considered "cute" by her peers. I know I and a lot of my friends weren't. This is great to a degree, but the idea that a girl still has to be "cute" to get what you want to get (like love) seems to be counterproductive.
halloween_jack_ — 2013-10-15T17:40:00-04:00 — #7
There's also the thing of making a definition so restrictive that it refers only to a very small set of characters or even one particular character. This woman lives a life where, apparently, all of her co-workers are assholes (unlike the male protagonist) and all of her roommates/friends make fun of Twilight (original, that) and bitch about their boyfriends. That's stacking the deck hugely in favor of the dude.
doctorow — 2013-10-18T09:08:20-04:00 — #8
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