Cute Girl Network: adorable, illustrated skate-punk love-story


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#2

Oh, hey, Manic Pixie Dream Girl.


#3

Eh, I didn't get that from her.

Worth reading just for the Twilight scene.


#4

It's just like me when I meet someone I like!
Only he actually talked to her.


#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."


#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.


#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.


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