It's probably thoroughly un-progressive of me to say this, but I have a confession.
I kind of want to be the Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
Go ahead. Laugh.
It's true, though.
I want to be a muse. I want to inspire someone to live life to their fullest.
I'd like to be that crazy, quirky, fascinating girl who breathes life into someone who has otherwise lost all interest. Destroyer of the Cynical.
I'd like to be the object of undying affection, fascination, adoration.
I'd like to be the person who changes someone's whole outlook on life.
I'd like to choose who would be that person. Which is where the fantasy falls apart, I guess.
I've had a couple glasses of wine tonight.
Nah, I'm thinking you could choose the one that would benefit from such things - given the movies listed, not all meetings between the MPDG and the dudes they inspired were completely by chance and, if they were, said MPDG still has to take a shine to the hapless protagonist.ReplyDelete
Live the dream, Andie.
For me, right now, after a few glasses of wine myself late on a Friday night, you are that girl.ReplyDelete
You've inspired me to, um, whatever. To, er, leave a comment. So look at you!
Heh, well thank you Jocelyn!ReplyDelete
I always wanted one of those Manic Pixie Dream Girls when I was young. Sadly, I only ever found Psycho-Pixie-Nightmare-Girls, their evil twins.ReplyDelete
I'm a recovering real-life Manic Pixie Dream Girl. In some strange twist of events, I also once found myself accused of being the Femme Fatale. Neither were very fun. =/ReplyDelete
Oooh you changed your icon. I LOVE YOUR PINK HAIR OMG.ReplyDelete
I generally end up being the tomboy-best-friend girl. Eh.. I don't really know what I want lol.ReplyDelete
re: the pic, thanks!! I haven't enjoyed a haircolor this much before.
YES! Tomboy-Best Friend-Girl!ReplyDelete
I thought you looked familiar!
lol.. nice. Mary Stuart Masterson is awesome.ReplyDelete
I would love to meet an MPDG as long as it doesn't end up badly like in 500 Days of Summer.ReplyDelete
Everyone talks about how the MPDG is this impossible ideal, which is pretty frustrating for me because I feel like that description *exactly* matches how I was in my late teens.ReplyDelete
The downside to being a MPDG: you have pretty much no sense of self. Being a muse is entirely about the other, not the self. It sounds like it should be really flattering and empowering, to be such a startling and enthralling source of inspiration... but really, it's kind of alarming to be so thoroughly objectified and put on such a high pedestal, and it's difficult to enjoy being a source of inspiration when that's all you're seen as. Bonus: you will spend years afterwards, feeling constantly a bit guilty for *not* meeting those ideals anymore! and missing your former caricatured, incredible self, despite liking the new you as well.