OMG! Hmmmm. Manic Pixie Dream Girl, I am.
Dear Manic Pixie Dream Girl Stock Character,
We need to talk.
You have a problem, and it’s a rather serious one.
For years, I was blind to your issues. In fact, I have dedicated a large chunk of my life to attempting to be just like you. Not just like Kirsten Dunst in Elizabethtown or just like Natalie Portman in Garden State, but just like you, the ultimate combination of all of the characters who fall in your spectrum. I wanted to be the girl who appreciated life more than the people around her did, who relished nature, who approached difficult and awkward circumstances with Reckless Abandon. I wanted to be the girl who lived carpe diem rather than just spewing it forth like the cliche that it is, who danced in parking lots, in the rain, in the woods, in the middle of walking her dogs just…
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