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09 January 2004 @ 01:02 pm
Poooooor me.  
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Poooooor Willard. Sad.

Hah, I got Nurse Betty last night. Eventually I got sick of the movie itself and just skimmed all the Crispin bits. He's cute, but not remarkable... Sad.

I read a quote from someone last night... um... something like "The women in movies shouldn't be there just to prove the men aren't gay." Which is all they generally seem to do (and they are hardly ever able to deter slashers, which means they aren't doing their current jobs very well). Yeah. I mean, when I like a female character... hmm. I don't necessarily like girls who are being independent and self-sufficient and feminist and tough. I like girls who are sort of okay being who they are, whether they are tough (Angua from Discworld), dippy (Natalie from Charlie's Angels), intelligent and logical (Susan from Discworld), stuck up and bitchy (Jackie from That 70s Show... no, really!)...

Okay, maybe now that I think about it... I only like characters who are fundamentally flawed. Characters who seem too good to be true aren't all that interesting... and most of the girls we're supposed to be paying attention to in entertainment come off as being just too damn great. Whereas male characters tend to act more like human beings, female characters generally have personalities that come together attractively; sure, they might have quirks... they might appear flawed, but they're a little too perfectly flawed. A little too perfectly bad girl, rebel chick, bitch, wild child, free spirit, naive, whatever. A little too perfectly cute or angsty or whatever it is the male lead is supposed to fall in love with.

I love Angua because she loves Carrot, you know she does, but sometimes she doesn't like him much. She's not trying to impress him or push him away by being a competant girl or a werewolf. It's what she <i>is</i>, like it or not. She goes away in The Fifth Elephant because she has to... it's selfish in some ways and practical in others. They both know that there are problems with their relationship, but they continue to love one another. I bow to to Pterry for creating one of the most realistic romantic relationships I've ever read.
 
 
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Cathryn (formerly catslash)remindmeofthe on January 9th, 2004 12:53 pm (UTC)
Hah, I got Nurse Betty last night. Eventually I got sick of the movie itself and just skimmed all the Crispin bits. He's cute, but not remarkable... Sad.

*g* He also has my favourite line. "He's never seen it, because he's a LIAR!" Yes. That's exactly why he's never seen it. Because he's a liar. Isn't it fun how a misused conjunction makes all the difference in the world?
Classy kinda sassy: so polite!simmysim on January 10th, 2004 11:30 pm (UTC)
i love how you can just say what i'm thinking, but can't say, because i'm either to confused or craptastic to say it. :P