Top 8 Manic Pixie Dream Girls In Film

Top 8 Manic Pixie Dream Girls In Film

"I love the way she makes me feel. Like life is worth it".
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Below are (in my opinion) some of the most well known and popular females in movies stereotyped as the MPDG. Do you agree?


#1: Summer Finn

You can't get anymore Manic Pixie Dream Girl than Summer Finn from (500) Days of Summer. The only things that we really know about her, is that she is from Michigan, her parents got divorced when she was a teenager, and she likes The Smiths - oh, and Ringo Star. She does quirky things like running around in IKEA, yelling out inappropriate words in public parks, and wearing adorable vintage clothing from Mod Cloth. Honestly, we don't know a lot about her character, but that she is solely seen through Tom's eyes. Tom's is the legit definition of broodingly lonely male type, looking for that "one girl" who will change his life and instantly make it all better. He turns to Summer as that safety blanket and clings on, hoping that her cute and weird personality will somehow spark up his life and give it meaning. Cliche number one.

Quote from film: "I love how she makes me feel. Like anything is possible. Like life is worth it".




#2: Ruby Sparks

Ruby Spark's character from the film Ruby Sparks, was literally invented by a lonely, at times whiny, and self pitying male leading character. Ruby is quirky, painfully cute, wears purple tights with brightly colored dresses, and likes to dance in public and seems to charm everyone with her warm and down to earth character. She's basically the only reason that the male character is surviving through his tough, writers block moment in his life - hoping that (ugh, again) her adorably strange personality will give him inspiration and meaning to his dull and lonely life.

Quote from film: "She's complicated. That's what I like best about her".


#3: Clementine Kruczynski

Whenever I think of a female character that is used only to make the leading male character somewhat developed, I can't help but not think of Clementine from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. When the two meet, shy Joel is instantly drawn to outspoken Clementine. Not going into the plot but only focusing on the character development, we only see Joel's point of view, and the struggles that he endures when dealing with the loss of Clementine. There seems to be that same crucial part of the film where we don't know much about the MPDG's background - besides the fact that she is purposely complicated - giving meaning to the man's life.

Quote from film: "I can't see anything I don't like about you".


#4: Sam

I don't know what else to say besides "Boy is depressed and lonely and lost. Boy meets quirky child-like girl with huge headphones listening to The Shins. Boy is interested by her charm. Boy and girl begin hanging out. Girl brings boy out of his shell. Boy and girl fall in love. Girl was only used (mainly) to bring background information from leading male character. Don't get me wrong - Garden State was a good indie film, but Sam's character was a bit overbearing in it's MPDG-ness.

Quote from film: "You changed my life. And I've known you 4 days".


#5: Margo Roth Spiegelman

Paper Town's Margo Roth Spiegelman is seen as this "mysterious and intriguing" girl throughout the entire film (and book), and the male character, Q, puts her on this incredibly high pedestal, without really getting to know her. It's kind of a sad realization of how we can just look at people and expect them to be so much more than human.

Quote from film: "She loved mysteries so much that she became one".


#6: Holly Golightly

One of the earliest Manic Pixie Dream Girl's, Holly Golightly is the epitome of the lost, conflicted but terribly eccentric and beautiful female character who attracts writer Paul Varjack. Her charms quickly reel him in, inspiring him to write, and causing him to fall in love with her in a matter of seconds.

Quote from film: "You call yourself a free spirit, a wild thing, and you're terrified somebody's going to stick you in a cage"



#7: Samantha, the OS


We literally don't know anything about Samantha's character from Her, because 1, we cannot see her, and 2, she's an operating system. She's only there to keep the leading male's character company because he's lonely. Suddenly he feels like he can live his life and anything is possible.

Quote from film: "I feel like I can be anything with you".


#8: Ramona Flowers

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World's Ramona Flower's is the ultimate Dream Girl. Lazy slacker and rocker Scott Pilgrim sees Ramona's character as flawless, even though she acquires 7 evil ex boyfriends. He's a bit clueless at times, and it takes him awhile to realize that she is human with her own downfalls and mistakes, as well as a complicated past.

Quote from film: "When I'm around you, I kind of feel like I'm on drugs. Not that I do drugs. Unless you do drugs, in which case I do them all the time. All of them".



So what do you think of the list? Yes? No? What is your take on The Manic Pixie Dream Girl?

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23 Things That All 'One Tree Hill' Fans Can Agree On

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We all have that one show that means absolutely everything to us. A show that has made you laugh and cry and feel things you didn't even realize a TV show could make you feel. For me and countless others, this show is "One Tree Hill."

For those of us who have seen all 187 episodes numerous times and consider the characters family by now, there are just certain things we can agree on, and here are 23 of them.

1. There has never ever been anyone or anything sexier than Nathan Scott at the Boy Toy auction.

2. There has really never ever been anyone or anything sexier than Nathan Scott on any given day.

3. Peyton Sawyer had perfected the ugly cry long before Kim K was doing it.

4. Haley really should've saved us all the drama and just invited Nathan to tour with her.

5. Peyton was seriously asking for some psycho stalker drama by having a live 24/7 webcam feed.

6. The Sunkist obsession of season 3 got a little too real...

7. You still have nightmares about the school shooting episode.

8. Fall Out Boy, Kid Cudi, Sheryl Crow, and Gavin Degraw probably wouldn't have been playing shows in Tree Hill, North Carolina...but you loved it anyway.

9. You will always feel incomplete for not knowing what Lucas wrote in that letter to Brooke and Peyton.

10. You now suffer from unrealistically high expectations of love. (Thanks a lot, Naley.)

11. It was a little disheartening that all the characters were rich and famous by the age of 22 and you were still in bed watching the show.

12. Lindsey might've been the most unlikeable person ever, and she and Lucas should've never been a thing.

13. You honestly can't even blame Nanny Carrie for trying to kidnap this little thing.

14. You cried like a baby at Quentin's funeral.

15. Julian's high fives were the greatest things ever.

16. You've never been as proud of or inspired by someone as you are of Brooke Davis.

17. You HATED when they had someone different sing the theme song in every episode during season 8.

18. Every time Quinn ate a toaster pastry, you wanted to eat a toaster pastry.

19. You're severely disappointed that you can't actually watch 'Seven Dreams 'Til Tuesday.'

20. There is absolutely no justifiable reason for Peyton missing Brooke's wedding.

21. The real-life removal of the river court should be punished by law.

22. You wish you could personally thank every "OTH" writer, because DAMN did they know how to give you the feels.

23. You know if there really was a Tree Hill, there would only be one...and it would be your home.

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I Made Emma Chamberlain's Mediocre Vegan Cookies, And They're Pretty Incredible

Emma and her vegan cookies have made their way into my heart, and are here to stay.

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One day, I went down the black hole that is 'YouTube at 3 am' and discovered my favorite social media influencer of all time: Emma Chamberlain. I started binge watching her videos every night for about a week, where I came across her "Cooking With Emma" series. I decided that I wanted to give her vegan antics a go for myself.

I've never cooked or baked anything with the intention of it being vegan, so not only is that new territory for me, but I've never even eaten a vegan cookie. The only reason I'm doing this is because Emma did, and she is aesthetic goals.

To start the journey of vegan baking, I took to Pinterest, just like Emma, and found this recipe to use. Although the video that inspired all of this used a gluten free recipe, I opted for only vegan, because I'm allergic to most of the ingredients that make things gluten-free.


In true Emma style, I used a whisk to combine the wet ingredients together, making sure to use her special technique.


Then, I did the same thing with the dry ingredients.


After that, I dumped everything together and combined all of the ingredients.


Once they were combined, I chopped up a vegan chocolate bar, because Emma and I like chocolate chunk cookies, not chocolate chip, there's a difference.


Now that everything is combined, I made balls of dough and stuck it on a pan, and baked them while I binged more Emma, because what else would I be doing in my spare time?



The recipe said to make the balls a lot smaller, but we aren't perfect, so I made them gigantic. In my head, I thought the worst thing that could happen was it turn into one big cookie, but that's a whole other video you need to watch.

I took them out of the oven, and they were brown on the top, but still a little doughy. At this point I was tired of waiting and eager to eat them, so I disappointingly set them aside to cool, which only lasted a minute or so before I snagged one up to try.



The taste was definitely one I've never associated with cookies, and came to the conclusion that if I decided to go vegan, it would be doable with these cookies and Emma Chamberlain by my side.



Emma inspired me to get out of my comfort zone, which is a reoccurring theme throughout her channel, and I'm happy to be apart of it. She taught me that even if mediocre cookies is all you have, eat them with pride because you made them yourself.

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