dating a "quirky" girl

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Alex Meyers

преди 4 месеца

a video essay featuring my random thoughts after water Stargirl on Disney+, among other movies.
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Alex Meyers
Alex Meyers преди 4 месеца
thanks for watching everybody. Given current events, it felt weird to just sit here and make jokes about Disney Channel movies or whatever, so I wanted to do something a little more serious (but not too serious, I mean this is ME after all). I don't do video essays too often, so some of you may have never seen one of mine. On BGcd, most video essays are really just like fancy wikipedia articles or college thesis papers. But with mine I like to make them more personal, more about my experiences and opinions, rather than like "look at how many big words I can use". In this video, I use the words "quirky" and "manic pixie dream girl" somewhat interchangeably. This is technically not correct, but I wanted to focus more on my experience with these kinds of people, rather than a dissertation about the trope itself and how it manifests in different kinds of media over time or whatever. Like I mentioned in the video, I was REALLY into the idea of the MPDG back when I was in High School, so it was interesting for me to think back on why that was, and why I can't stand them now. And again, as I touched on in the video, these roles of "sad boy" and "MPDG" can easily be reversed. But, at least in movies and tv shows, the trope is overwhelmingly portrayed in the way I talk about in the video. The MPDG doesn't really exist in real life, but I have met more than a few girls (and guys too) who, either on purpose or by happenstance, are emulating one. I used to think dating these girls would be a dream come true. I was wrong. It was agony.
Mayela Garcia Salazar
Mayela Garcia Salazar преди 5 часа
Hi alex love your vids always makes me laugh and this video wasn't like most like you said but it was still good to watch. :)
Ian Wulf
Ian Wulf преди 11 дни
@Tracie Trosclair It's okay. Tbh, the YT comments section isn't the best place for a debate like this, lmao. And to share with you, I've never had an actual relationship myself (never made it past a first date). I'm practically a hermit over here as well. But I'm working to correct it. I'm starting by finishing a degree so I can get a real career and live independently. Once I do that, I feel it will definitely help in the self esteem department. Of course, that's only my external situation, but it's a big start. We can't give up on relationships, though, whether they be friendships or something deeper. With each attempt, we can learn and grow. If we stumble, or even ultimately fail a relationship, we must take time for introspection. Reflect on what it is we may have done wrong. Was I too impulsive? Was I not considerate of the other person's time, feelings, etc? Did I act immaturely? Did I miss certain things about this person that could have clued me in to what kind of person they really are, or did I ignore those signs? Was it all my fault, or maybe only partially my fault? Can I do or say things differently next time, or in the next relationship? Of course it's always hard to keep one's personal bias out of analyzing such situations. I have trouble doing it myself. I often wonder, if I ever saw that girl again, what would she say to me now? Would she yell at me or scold me for how immaturely I treated her after I felt "wronged"? Has she simply moved on and forgot about me? Has she forgiven me? Who knows. I know I'll never get the answers to those questions, so it's best for me to just remember what I learned from my experience and focus on the present.
Tracie Trosclair
Tracie Trosclair преди 12 дни
@Ian Wulf I am not morally superior, and I definitely do not feel so. Perhaps I myself am still struggling with forgiveness and letting things go, in similar scenarios like yours; where I am on the same end as the woman of whom you are referring. I will admit that there is a lot of anger built up in me for all the years I have failed in the department of cultivating true friendships and vice-versa with those involved. It is highly possible and probable I am projecting all of my sorrows and experiences with others on to you... I'm guessing what happened when I read your first comment is that I felt the need to justify myself through the woman you were accusing; for similar personal accusations I've been accused of all my life😞 I tend to want true friendship so badly that I somehow f### it all up in the end ...... which is part of the reason I now live as a hermit and have so for the last ten years or so.... .... what else can I say but that I'm actually really sorry and feel like a major dick head now🤐🥴
Tracie Trosclair
Tracie Trosclair преди 12 дни
Also, Any name you call me is accurate; but I don't know how productive it will be to keep telling me things I already know about myself and also loath and despise far more than you.
Tracie Trosclair
Tracie Trosclair преди 12 дни
@Ian Wulf You say you overreacted, while you act like she is a monster for betraying you because she let you talk her into having one meal with you.... However, You're right, I can be pretty dense in real life sometimes; but I think in this scenario I'm just seeing right through you. I can only observe what you lay out; and so far, any human would interpret as I have thus far.
Coconut Puff
Coconut Puff преди час
Wow, I've never really thought of this. This is a well-thought and put together video. I learnt a lot. This has changed my perspective on a lot of things. Thank you.
Emily Cress
Emily Cress преди 2 часа
Summer isn’t a manic pixie dream girl
Jake Lee
Jake Lee преди 6 часа
The point is that love is reciprocal. You love someone despite their imperfections no matter what. You don't try to fix them and leave when they don't work out for you. Love is more than just chemical reactions - it's a commitment. If there's no sign of commitment, it's just a hobby.
mosh преди 6 часа
I used to have a crush on my boy bestfriend who likes my friend so I asked him why then he said "cUz ShEs QuIrKy" (TuT)
Rodsa Ghosh
Rodsa Ghosh преди 9 часа
I think in a balanced relationship the "fixing" goes both ways
The_unwritten преди 9 часа
John Green books, bridge to terabithia... If yk what I mean. I still love them,but...*shrugs* it is what it is.
Josephine Seraphin
Josephine Seraphin преди 10 часа
I’ve got a confession.... I think I am manic pixie girl.🥱
Athéni J
Athéni J преди 11 часа
this is why the before trilogy is the only romantic series worth watching. movie one, both of them are manic pixie dream girls in a way. movie 2, chaos. movie 3, shit hits the fan. but everything works out because c o m p r o m i s e.
Helen Mlady
Helen Mlady преди 13 часа
When you realise you are the manic pixie quirky girl 👁️👄👁️
Sn0w преди 13 часа
shit, this is literally me I'm a trope and a half/
Sofia Chavez
Sofia Chavez преди 17 часа
why can't you have dreams and be responsible because you know that to achieve those dreams you are the only person who can get you there
mediawolf преди 18 часа
Please name the movies whose snippets you showed in the video. Thanks.
h9 преди 19 часа
"And me from 6 months ago" ☠☠☠☠☠😭😭😭
Diddly Doo
Diddly Doo преди 19 часа
Manic pixie dream girls are basically INFPs who haven’t cracked yet.
Charley Hale
Charley Hale преди 21 час
I hate to say this but this is actually me a “manic pixie dream girl” I wish I wasn’t trying to change myself
Sarah преди 22 часа
So the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, who "gets to be" herself is an expendable tool used to ensure that sad boys can go on to have full lives as a better version of themselves. Dream Girl remains essentially just a dream, simultaneously static and ephemeral.
Retinis Pigmentosa
Retinis Pigmentosa преди 23 часа
my new fav video
Felix Beutin
Felix Beutin преди ден
0:23 to 0:33 this almost made me tear up for some reason
OG Austin
OG Austin преди ден
There is one component of this trope that is somewhat accurate or at least for me being a girl. We all know no one is ever happy all the time, there are those of us who are bright, cheerful, energetic, and love life. We follow almost all of our dreams and while we care what some people think they are few and far between. There are not many of us. Most people won't give up a job for their dream because you know you have to eat but there are those of us who will push the envelope as far as we can in order to achieve our dreams and find joy in everyday life.
Juan Alfonso
Juan Alfonso преди ден
I grew up watching New Girl so I cannot watch Zoey in a serious movie without thinking that she is going to crack a joke or something lol
Alice Musurivschi
Alice Musurivschi преди ден
500 Days of Summer is not serious about all that "dream girl thing" , its different, it's like a parody on romcoms
Cristiana R
Cristiana R преди ден
So...girls exist because boys need them. Yup...🤔
Something Is Wrong
Something Is Wrong преди ден
"Manic pixie dream girl" Will either abuse or cheat on you. She is often what is considered "creepy" She, in RL, will watch you from a distance... and she won't approach and ask you out. Instead, she will hover around you and maybe bend over in front of you and dress brightly to get your attention. If you don't ask her out, she will tell HR that you offended her somehow. She thinks she is "so much fun" but in reality is just chasing dopamine hits and will often do drugs, act obnoxious, lack any and all discipline, and "live for the moment" so she will drop out of college. She will drop 300 dollars on rave tickets and she will do it without you if she has to. Every woman like this deliberately goes out of her way to follow an archetype of this woman. They, like Alex says, don't care how you feel. They just want to "play the part" of a unique person. In real life, many of the women like this simply follow their emotions... they are pretty much all the same. They all, these days, are obnoxious, drink too much, smoke pot often, love flowers/nature/animals or whatever else. The kind of man they like is a man who makes lots of money, dresses well, and isn't terribly outspoken. This is a good portrayal of these kinds of women. Many of them seem pleasant, but they are terrible. I attract a lot of these women because I'm tall, quiet, physically fit, and fairly handsome with blue eyes. They are just shallow, and severely overvalue themselves in a relationship. If you care about them, they will leave you. If you don't care about them, they will stalk you. All they know how to do is follow their emotional impulses. They are a nightmare to even work with or be around.
Ametaf Johora
Ametaf Johora преди ден
the quirky manic pixie girl is just a feminine version of the fuccboi
rafa преди ден
Legend in portuguese please
Lan Anh
Lan Anh преди ден
What about Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind?
Chinny Chian
Chinny Chian преди ден
I experienced having the dream boy trope in my life and when I was becoming a better person he just vanished. Lol. Everything wasn't the same since.
Zuzanna Kuklińska
Zuzanna Kuklińska преди ден
I think this video doesn't cover why those quirky girls are quirky. Mostly, this quirkiness is admirable to the guy up until it appears the girl is not interested in being in a long-term relationhsip with him. Why? No, not because "well, that's who i am, i am just this quirky haha". I think it portrays that being in a relationship puts a lot of pressure on women. They don't wanna conform and be good for the guy, they wanna stay "quirky" which essentially means - stay true to themselves. And love can feel like a cage.
Ania B
Ania B преди ден
But Holly Golightly is not like that at all. She's actually quite sad and anxious, if not depressed. She acts and does what she wants because she tries to run away from her sadness and not live a dull life . She knows she is sad and doesn't always try to hide it. She tells Paul Varjak about her mean reds the first time she meets him, but she hides it from everyone else in her life and mostly tries to hide it from herself as well. She has a backstory that gives reasons why she might be so sad, anxious and lost. She has pretty extreme mood swings, much like someone who is bipolar. She tries to be this free spirited girl and doesn't let herself appear vulnerable, but once someone looks a little closer they can see that it's mostly a front. She only chases a glamorous life because she believes it will make her sadness go away, but she could also be happy with a simple life if she only let herself (we saw that in the scenes of her and Paul around nyc ). She actually has a lot of depth to her that may not be visible to some viewers on the first watch.
Goldenskittlee преди ден
ugh EVERY teenage coming of age movie has a random person that they fall in love with it pisses me off tbh i'm always like OH HERE WE GO LOVE INTEREST >_> just fix urselves damn
Yulia Yuryeva
Yulia Yuryeva преди ден
The main problem is that girls would try to be like that and live up to the expectation too, that they would want to fix guys problematic guys.
L M преди ден
If she had responsibilities, it'd change her tone.
adorably smug little bastard
adorably smug little bastard преди ден
The movie Tully starring Charlize Theron comes to mind. She used to be a Manic Pixie Dream girl until she had 3 kids.
Jacqueline DiNatale
Jacqueline DiNatale преди ден
my ex-boyfriend and I were together for nearly three years and nearing the end he kept using "quirky" as an insult
KayP преди ден
The reason why this 'trope' is so popular is because most people aspire it. It's not so much focused on 'the girl gets a project boy' while 'the boy gets his wildflower girl,' but rather that a lot of people can readily relate to the sad, duller character, whether boy or girl. We are used to seeing that 'better life' thanks to the boom in social media, and it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking our lives seem plain in comparison to others. We all want that fun adventure, that thrilling connection-whatever it is that will free us from the things of life that cause us to feel boxed in, or simply drained of the colors of life. So, just like many others stated, the 'Manic Pixie Dream Girl' is an ideology; philosophy; a better version of you, and the presence most want to have. No one wants to be seen as the lifeless, dull character in a crowd, in some way we all want that uniqueness about us that lets us stand apart. Therefore, the 'quirky' girl is presented as the solution to this social dilemma, even though, consequently, the more that people try to achieve this unattainable notion of a human, the more they lose their natural quirks. And, in the end, you start looking more like everyone else because we've been presented with only one solution to a solution-caused problem.
Heather Edgley
Heather Edgley преди ден
I love your videos! How did you do the video to painting transition effect? I would love to use something like that in a lyric video of mine. Maybe you could do a tutorial on how you edit your videos sometime?
Sam Jones
Sam Jones преди ден
This was really well put together, thank you!
Megan Alfajora
Megan Alfajora преди ден
This was honestly really good analysis of the MPDG trope. I've seen a handful of videos talking about it, but you really put it in perspective with the role reversal segment. And it was cool seeing you dissect the main characteristics and show they aren't realistic ways of operating.
Luna Lambing
Luna Lambing преди 2 дни
We do not talk about star girl this way!
Madeline Kassen
Madeline Kassen преди 2 дни
Ah yes the two genders
Torki преди 2 дни
What an interesting phenomenon!
Hodor Hodor
Hodor Hodor преди 2 дни
Probably the first video on this channel that I didn't like. Pinning 'instability' as a character trait on a woman who is already made by men through the lens of men, and FOR other men, is just in bad taste. And trying to make an argument of 'well she's awful but she's unique and so she gets away with it' completely ignores who these movies are made for, and why. They're made for the audience to empathise with the male protagonist, who sees this female character through his own perspective, and has his own expectations regarding who she'll be. It's odd that rather than wondering about the psyche of a character so determined to bury his head in the sand in order to avoid looking at the woman he's with as a real person, you're wondering about what's wrong with the woman. I'll tell you what's wrong - it's the perspective. I may hate an ex of mine, because that may be a result of my perspective. But that doesnt mean that's how my ex really is, it's just my lens that you're seeing her through. Please understand the disadvantage of having so many male directors make the same two-dimensional female characters in their movies, over and over again for decades.
Gabriel Santos
Gabriel Santos преди 2 дни
MPDGs are real. I fell in love with one.
Anahi Loetz
Anahi Loetz преди 2 дни
All this time. Alll this time! I thought that stargirl main character was zendaya... Is it zendaya Idk!!!😂😂😂
Dylann Riggs
Dylann Riggs преди 2 дни
Ahhh no! Summer isn’t a manic pixie dream girl. Tom, yes, is the sad boy and thinks Summer will complete him. So in his eyes, he does. In until the expectation/ reality scene when Tom has to come to terms with the fact that Summer is her own person and not just created to bring excitement to his life. Manic Pixie Dream Girls have no character arc, backstory, or conflict. This is completely contrary to Summer as she has all three. At first glance she can be thrown into the MPDG troupe but she is in fact quite the opposite.
A преди 2 дни
this is an ad for disney plus
Shay45 преди 2 дни
Why do people call funny/ normal girls "quirky"???
__ преди 2 дни
it kind of reminds me of the romantic ideal of women existing to support a man's emotional journey.
Seraph Sephiroth
Seraph Sephiroth преди 2 дни
I think eternal sunshine of the spotless mind did a good job of deconstructing the manic pixie dream girl. She's fun at first but over time her random bullshit is going to make most people hate being with her.
Neko Conner
Neko Conner преди 2 дни
The Stargirl book worked because Stargirl was actually batshit crazy, not palatably quirky. The movie was a disgrace.
Violet Ice
Violet Ice преди 2 дни
I honestly don't get it who and why puts dislikes to it. I enjoy listening to your thoughts and reasoning and can't catch anything offensive or annoying. Keep doing the content, you're great at it!
DrPres -J Palomino
DrPres -J Palomino преди 2 дни
I think it’s true tho that for kids sometimes this dynamic really does exist ie. kids often idolize each other and attach to each other for little or no reason
Susanna Link
Susanna Link преди 3 дни
also, I'ts just fucking sexist that these female characters only exist to "fix" men; that its always about the growth of the man. The woman is merely a tool here.
Senem B
Senem B преди 3 дни
Paper towns entered the chat
babyKermithefrog Yep real name
babyKermithefrog Yep real name преди 3 дни
I thought when someone said “quirky”it means some who keeps bragging about there differences. So I’m kinda confuse is it ok to be different or is that quirky?
Sakine Sêvdîn
Sakine Sêvdîn преди 3 дни
Nice way to completely overlook the fact that, in every single one of these examples, the protagonist always feels like he is owed affection for what he does and how he behaves. A concept that is a problem in general and explains what happens to the "sad boy" if there is no "Manic Pixie Dream Girl". Because sometimes they just become Incels and commit mass murder because they think they are owed something like this. Which is exactly the damn problem with many of these kinds of movies. The indication that women are there to fix the problems that some men have. That they are expected to fill that kind of role, suggesting to people that this is something real to look forward to and hope for. And out of those expectations? Well we have seen I'd say. But that's the point. It ain't anybodies responsibility to fix people and so it's also not anybodies responsibility to behave EXACTLY like you want them to behave. If the alternative to that cliché is that the girl is always just expected to essentially do the same thing but then just end up in a relationship with the "nice shy guy" because, well, they behaved like true gentlemen? Then I'd say that creates an even worse picture. Nobody is owed something like this. Nobody.
Nona P.
Nona P. преди 3 дни
Well you could also argue that those movies represent boys as the ones whose characters do develop menawhile girls only help them doing so. It is still the perspective of the boy that is in focus, no matter if the main characters are girls or boys. So the message that the young female moviewatchers recieve is: do care mostely for the boy of your interest, he is the one that still has the opportunity to grow and you are the one that can help him with that. Not the things I want my possible future daughter to lean to.
Giovanni Madrigal
Giovanni Madrigal преди 3 дни
I dated “Manic Pixie Dream Girl”. Don’t. What the video says about her “doing everything she wants” and expecting you to accept it is real. Shit hurt.
Rikin Shah
Rikin Shah преди 3 дни
what are the movies? I dont see the credits.
Jaylie C.
Jaylie C. преди 3 дни
Star girl, twilight, 500 days of summer, and breakfast at Tiffany’s.
ahriiko преди 3 дни
But don't demonize women just because these are the messages of those movies. You may not be intentionally but trust me when I say incel culture is at an all time high and we don't need another reason to further hate women.
Lais Brasileiro
Lais Brasileiro преди 3 дни
500 days of summer is actually a criticism on this kind of trope and I don't think breakfast at tiffany's really fit in this situation, because manic pixie girls are there for the sole reason of being the love interest of the protagonist, they're quirky and empty, but both holly and summer (especially holly) have issues of their own...
Lais Brasileiro
Lais Brasileiro преди 3 дни
ennui blue
ennui blue преди 3 дни
In Breakfast at Tiffany's she was trashing her room in grief upon learning her brother died. It was misrepresented here 🤔
Valentina Lopez Lanciotti
Valentina Lopez Lanciotti преди 3 дни
Nevaeh Finney
Nevaeh Finney преди 4 дни
when you said manic pixie dream girl I thought you meant Ramona flowers and not grace vanderwall
honey oof
honey oof преди 4 дни
Dang this video was really deep about "manic pixie dream girl"
Miles Keesey
Miles Keesey преди 4 дни
This analysis actually pretty closely matches Jung's analysis of the Parsifal myth i.e. boys have to find the castle of the Fisher King, girls never leave said castle
beebo flat
beebo flat преди 4 дни
goddd im so tired of people really picking and choosing "types" of firls, quirky, smart, nasty, freaky, cool girl. whatever a girl can be anything:/
maynstagram преди 4 дни
3:21 i know this supposed to be serious, but like what is this outfit???😂
fortnight gaming
fortnight gaming преди 4 дни
Vizune преди 4 дни
Manic Pixie Dream Girl literally describes a woman with autism minus the anxiety, depression and insecurity.
Vizune преди 2 дни
@Tee Gee Fair point, ADHD then haha
Tee Gee
Tee Gee преди 2 дни
no because we don't want a girl with autism, we want a girl with good social ability
Elena LPR
Elena LPR преди 4 дни
have u ever thought WHY those quirky girls are acting the way they do ?! why they’re always happy and full of life? ...and have you ever thought WHY they choose to be with those sad boys? well it’s obvious that they weren’t happy before , because something bad (as always) happened in their past and they had to go through it ALONE ,because no one really understood them and no one even bothered to help them ,so they had to learn the hard way because HEY-sometimes thats how life works.When it’s time for them to move on from whatever happened to them ,they always try to see the positive side to everything and everyone, they want to help others and make them happy and they want to live without guilt for being who they became well- who they are. Now ,the reason why they choose to be with the sad boys is because they see a part of themselves in they really want to help them and be there for them ,because they don’t want them to go through whatever they’re going through alone. Of course you can’t choose who your heart wants and it’s most likely for them to fall in love and when it’s time for the boy to open up his wings and be free just like the girl wanted him to do ,love always gets in the way and the girls don’t want them to be stack with them forever, they want them to live life to the fullest and make memories (also quirky girls often tend to have fear of attachment (this happens because of their past), so thats why they don’t want something more than that with the boys (and anyone in general ) and as human beings they’re not always perfect ,so their decisions sometimes might be stubborn ).
Screw The Net
Screw The Net преди 4 дни
Dream girl? yes. Pixie girl? Yes. Manic Dream girl? I am sure its a thing. But manic pixie dream girl? *smfh * Nope. Doesnt exist.
Worst Kiter Chan
Worst Kiter Chan преди 4 дни
Hello I am the girl who always thought that only these cute pretty girls are likeable so I hoped to become a pretty cute happy girl. Thats when my bipolarity, anxiety and insomnia kicked in and I realized my main project should be happiness and self love and not appearing cute to others.
Marlen070 преди 4 дни
I really like this video. I found your observation quite interesting. I can’t wait for another video essay. Keep up the great work ma dude.
Counter Point
Counter Point преди 4 дни
this doesn't work in real life
yeet my waffles
yeet my waffles преди 4 дни
This trope is unfortunately permeated and lowkey ruined my life in high school. I have bipolar disorder and when I'm manic I actually do dress and act more like a manic pixie dream girl, and so the kinds of people who asked me out were normally entitled repressed nerds who ignored any of my "unpalatable" human person traits (while I was expected to welcome theirs). All while I desperately wished for an SO who was emotionally stable and had a nice personality and respected my boundaries and communicated with me and had like interests and stuff and oh my god the bar is on the ground
Cerece преди 4 дни
Sooo every John Green novel?
Makena Weiscopf
Makena Weiscopf преди 4 дни
clementine from eternal sunshine
Klaus conte schertel
Klaus conte schertel преди 4 дни
see the title: oh it must be a man
LailaMai Laila
LailaMai Laila преди 4 дни
I am literally the only one here for STARGIRL. disappointed
Jessica V
Jessica V преди 4 дни
This is kinda why I don't love the character Jess off of New Girl. I really like the show, but she is still a "watered down" manic pixie dream girl. It makes the plot so cringe to me at times.
Hermione Granger
Hermione Granger преди 4 дни
Am I the only one who came here because of Grace Vanderwaal? Yes? Okay.
Nao Mi
Nao Mi преди 5 дни
Looks like you didn't actually understand the meaning of 500 days of Summer :/ the whole movie is a critique on the projections and badly placed expectations of the male character. I mean you mention it briefly towards the end, but it doesn't quite make it justice since you used so many scenes from that movie to make a video about the mpdg
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•ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ ʟɪʟʟʏ• преди 5 дни
hi sorry but the stargirl book was better than the movie
ultra subscriber
ultra subscriber преди 5 дни
in 6th grade my teacher readed the book to us and then months later i saw a movie about it
Liepa O.K.
Liepa O.K. преди 5 дни
Anyone seen "bridge to terabithia"? (kinda a spoiler, not rlly) They got rid of the girl on an extreme level O.O
Billy Russo
Billy Russo преди 5 дни
So I am attracted to two types of girls Manic pixie dream girls Damsel in distress
SocratesandStorybooks преди 5 дни
Ok so I feel like The Philadelphia Story kind of reveals the flaws of this ideal woman really well for a black and white movie.
Nani Frantz
Nani Frantz преди 5 дни
Have to say I honestly am this "happy all the time, middle finger to society, doing whatever she wants whenever she wants and only chooses you(my partner it would be) for some reason". But not in any shallow way at all. Ive created myself to be able to live and act and be so freely, my own self and my own light. Nice video though. Definitely gave me a lot to think about and be thankful for! With a good dose of common perception. Blessings
prokkle преди 5 дни
It's part of that whole thing where women are supposed to "fix" men, make them better people etc. blah. Who wants to spend their whole life being the "fixer" or the one in need of fixing? It's demeaning to both sexes. It's pathological co-dependency.
kuroneko2788 преди 5 дни
This is why I hate the video game "Life is Strange". It's like its trying to hard too be artsy and quirky. There's definitely a formula at this point that everyone follows.
Daniel Herrera
Daniel Herrera преди 5 дни
Last Christmas is a pretty damn good movie that displays a scenario where a sad girl is fixed by a happy and upbeat boy and then he vanishes from her life. It's pretty similar to what you describe, but the other way around gender-wise.
Earthling Ellis
Earthling Ellis преди 5 дни
it's the same with "paper towns"...
Mustard Bastard
Mustard Bastard преди 6 дни
Usually when I see couples where a girl tries to "fix" a guy they: 1. Get dragged down by a real PoS guy, usually a criminal or abuser whom they think just needs fixing. 2. Throw a fit when the guy won't change his morals, personality, friends, beliefs or hobbies to fit her vision of him. 3. Pick out a total slob manchild who becomes their little pet in exchange for shirking any responsibility but maybe he starts washing his hands or something. 4. Take advantage of a guy in a real bad place who ends up debating leaving her because she makes him feel like trash but he's worried she's right and that he's lucky to have her "love" and will never get anyone else.
a u r o r a
a u r o r a преди 6 дни
Honestly I hate the trope but I did find Star Girl to be a cute movie. She seemed almost otherworldly. Plus I really liked the part where she changed herself for him before discovering she's worth more than that. And along with that, she is not as perfect as she may seem, in trying to be kind she hurts others. (kinda Mary sueish for sure) but I don't see that a lot. She develops a lot over the movie unlike the main guy who just is less sad and gains confidence.
auro ra
auro ra преди 6 дни
summer is not a manic pixie dream girl!!!!!!!
Wood On fire
Wood On fire преди 6 дни
I'v never seen a boy that is really happy . I guess sometimes man just wait for woman who smiles and makes him do the same. Because they think its cute?
Lili преди 6 дни
The idea of manic pixie girl really hurt me growing up. I thought I had to be the fun, happy, sunshine in a guy’s life, without any real problems that would make me “less ideal”. But it should be mutual and people shouldn’t be an “object of fancy”. I want to be loved for being myself, not for living up to someone’s fantasy.
sezameStrt преди 6 дни
omYgHOD, this is so accurate ,same with Paper towns
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