Sunday, April 15, 2012

Gothic Pixie Dream Girls

I'm not a big movie goer, so I've managed to avoid the Manic Pixie Dream Girl phenomenon noted and named by Onion film critic Nathan Rabin... unless Natalie Portman's character in The Professional qualifies, in some sick and twisted fashion. Personally, I'd consider the Manic Pixie Dream Girl in The Professional to be Death, because, as Stansfield observed, death is whimsical:




I'm not really up on the Manic Pixie Dreamgirl phenomenon, though Zooey Deschanel (part of the Axis of Deschanel) seems to be considered (fairly or unfairly) the archetype. Zooey's alright- that dark hair/blue eyes combination is one I typically find devastating. Of course, I'm more of a fan of Gothic Pixie Dream Girls, and the great and good Vacuumslayer seems to have cornered the market on this aesthetic.

Damn, I thought I'd coined the term, but it seems someone beat me to the punch. Oh, double bing-bang hell, I thought I was being clever.

I still maintain that someone should create a video game based on Vacuumslayer's art- Pissed-Off Pixies anyone?

7 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

You seem to have missed out on your Sandman education.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Spent many years visiting fiends at the Hotel Chelsea.

It wasn't that far from 22nd and Broadway...except in the winter.
~

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Zooey redeems herself in zombie opinion due to her musical collaborations with M. Ward.

Substance McGravitas said...

Zooey had Elf before then.

fish said...

Yes, as Smut said, the goth pixies in Sandman come with claws and fangs (and some gore).

vacuumslayer said...

Wow, thanks for the shout-out, B^4. That's awesome.

Relevant!

Zooey's ok, though I do find the precious quirk does wear thin after awhile.

I was gonna do an entry titled "Cutie Cutely Cuting" and then apologize to everyone for it being about Lord Chubbington and not Zooey. I'm such a stinker.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

You seem to have missed out on your Sandman education.

Yeah, I've never been a comics aficianado.

It wasn't that far from 22nd and Broadway...except in the winter.

Winter? What's that?

Zooey redeems herself in zombie opinion due to her musical collaborations with M. Ward.

I don't have any axe to grind with her- I just don't watch her movies.

Zooey had Elf before then.

I've always found Will Ferrell kinda creepy.

Yes, as Smut said, the goth pixies in Sandman come with claws and fangs (and some gore).

Sabretoothed pixies, eh? Pleistocene pixies!


I was gonna do an entry titled "Cutie Cutely Cuting" and then apologize to everyone for it being about Lord Chubbington and not Zooey


I think Lord Chubbington is more popular in these parts than Zooey. I even find her name kind of annoying.