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The Manic Pixie Dream Girl needs to stay

One of my favorite movies ever created is a little indie film called Dreamworld. In it, the lovely Mary Kate Wiles plays Lily Blush: an insane but charming girl who goes on a road trip with a nerd named Oliver. 464 more words

500 Days Of Summer

In Defence Of "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" Characters (And How To Write Them Well)

Although this is an article about a really cool (if much-maligned) type of character and about how to write these characters in a fresh and interesting way, I’m going to have to start by talking about politics and media criticism for a while. 824 more words


True Colors

I have a friend who lives on the opposite coast from my life. He used to only live one time zone away, but then he moved to Portland & contrary to our friendly plans, I moved to Philadelphia. 359 more words

Manic Pixie Dream Girls Are More Feminist Than You Think

    Whether or not you like the term, the following female protagonists are accused of being written only for the purpose of their relation to the male protagonists’ personal development. 787 more words

Review: Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost.
Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.

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On why Summer is no Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

(500) Days of Summer is my favourite film. I get a lot of stick when I tell people that. Old-school romantics hate (500) for its assertion that we can grow as people through our relationships, even if they aren’t made to last; feminist bloggers just hate our protagonist Tom’s unrequited love interest Summer. 522 more words