The (500) Days of Summer attitude of “He wants you so bad” seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones, but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is. He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.
Maybe I'm late on this, but I just happened upon your post describing yourself as a "Manic Pixie Dream Girl." And honestly, I think you're kind of full of shit. People like you, who label yourselves and then get angry that you are labeled as such, have such a narrow, shallow perspective of yourselves and the people around you.@Anonymous
For some reason I just came across this post right now. I have no idea how long ago this message was sent… so if you’re late, I’m late too. I think you missed the point of my post entirely, and I feel that perhaps you even misread the post. Try reading it again, and maybe you will see that I am “labeling” myself as such because of what others have labeled me as. What I am angry at is that the stock character exists in films and literature, and that there are some people in the real world (yes they exist in real life) that expect the characteristics of these MPDGs to translate into real life. The point is that, yes there are shallow perspectives, but you are supposed to look past that.
I’m labeled as many things, and for the most part I don’t give a shit really unless it interferes w/family or career (or enhances it… it goes both ways). It’s the MPDG thing that is more recent, so I’m going to talk about it. You don’t know me, so if you think I am shallow because other people call me MPDG and I’m noticing it, well then I don’t know what to tell you other than you’re paying far too much attention to someone you don’t know. Even if I do know you in person, you probably have some superficial “friendship” w/me anyway.