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Save the World and Get the Girl?: "The Li’l Depressed Boy #13"
23 Sep 2012 // 10:22 PM

Many could see the traits of LDB's love interests as fitting within the character trope of the manic pixie dream girl as defined by critic Nathan Rabin. They are “that bubbly, shallow cinematic creatures that exist solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries…”

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