I think the thing that bothers me the most about the ‘manic pixie dream girl’ trope is that, like, it actually kind of is me. I am similar to the girls in those movies. I dress like that, I act like that. But the trope itself tells men that I’m there to heal them, complete them, add whimsy to…
This is exactly how I feel you put it so fucking eloquently MY GOD.
The thing about the boys who saw me as the MPDG is they only loved the IDEA of me and not the reality. I broke down and explained it to one guy like “listen at the end of the day the whimsy and the witty comebacks aren’t all there is, I’m going to have emotional breakdowns and I’ll have days where I’m needy and unreasonable and you’re not here for that. You’re buying into the cool cover art and maybe the hit single but you don’t really want to listen to the whole album in it’s entirety.”
I hate feeling like a concept. I hate feeling like a bandage. I don’t exist to enrich your story. I’m the protagonist. I will never be the supporting role.
kiersthehalf-bloodprince said: Man I just made a post about that shit a couple days ago because a 35+ man manic pixie dream girled me because I had blue hair and was reading a book at a bar. Unite against this ridiculous idea and expectations. We are human beings.
FOR REAL THOUGH
like excuse us for liking cool shit it does not mean we are a chapter in your life you have to get through in order to say you ‘dated a girl like that once’ like fuck that noise
our multicolored hair does not equate a bang hurdle, rewrite your bucket list without expendable human companions
if you spend your time thinking how you ‘want to land a girl like that’ 1000% chance you don’t deserve one bc she is not an individual to you
My username is ironic for those reasons (I have black hair but I still get categorized as an mpdg)>>
TemperedFury on Philip DeFranco’s, creator of the YouTube channel Philly D, use of racialized language. (via knowledgeequalsblackpower)
manicpixiedg said: I love you
i love you!!!!! i’m gonna text u when i’m back in the canada