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manic pixie dream girl

In film and literature, a female character, depicted as a cute, quirky free spirit, who is used solely to be the love interest of and further the personal growth of the (often disillusioned or depressed) male protagonist, rather than being a fully realized character. Film critic Nathan Rabin first used the term in 2007 to describe Kirsten Dunst's character in the film Elizabethtown. It is sometimes abbreviated as MPDG. Natalie Portman's character in Garden State is often considered a manic pixie dream girl.
See also: dream, girl, manic, pixie

manic pixie dream boy

In film and literature, a male character who is depicted as a cute, quirky free spirit, and who is used solely or primarily to be the love interest of and further the personal growth of the (often disillusioned or depressed) female protagonist, rather than being a fully realized character. The term is an adaptation of "manic pixie dream girl," first used by film critic Nathan Rabin in 2007. I don't know if I agree with the assertion that Augustus Waters is a manic pixie dream boy.
See also: boy, dream, manic, pixie

manic pixie dream guy

In film and literature, a male character who is depicted as a cute, quirky free spirit, and who is used solely or primarily to be the love interest of and further the personal growth of the (often disillusioned or depressed) female protagonist, rather than being a fully realized character. The term is an adaptation of "manic pixie dream girl," first used by film critic Nathan Rabin in 2007. I don't know if I agree with the assertion that Augustus Waters is a manic pixie dream guy.
See also: dream, guy, manic, pixie
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So, instead of Brexit and Trump, the band's latest LP, Resistance is Futile, finds the Manics at their most lyrically diverse.
Manic Street Preaches are back inNewcastle, at theMetro Radio Arena, on April 23, less than a year sinceperforming at Live From Times Squarein thecity, which Sean remembers fondly.
While both, in typical Manics style, are lyrically masterful, they also have undeniable sing-along potential that can't fail to provoke raised voices and goosebumps when you hear them performed with gusto in the flesh.
"It was so perfect that the Manics were a part of it, because everything they represented was what I was trying to do in that production.
The Manics are also one of the headline acts for this year's Arthur's Day celebrations.
The Manic Street Preachers are also celebrating a great new album, Send Away The Tigers, which has been certified gold and has yielded hit singles in the shape of Your Love Alone Is Not Enough, Autumnsong and Indian Summer.
Theatre spokeswoman Jo Brett said: "We are really excited about the Manic Street Preachers coming to Llandudno.
"In the Manics, the lyrics were always written by Nicky or our former singer Richey Edwards and I did the music.
Being a support band can be tough at the best of times, but warming up the crowd for the Manic Street Preachers is probably as tough as it gets.
Though James Dean Bradfield's monotone vocals have improved dramatically on tracks such as The Love Of Richard Nixon and the opening song 1985 - both of which compete with Empty Souls as standout tracks - the Manics continue to preach An Idiot's Guide To Politics to their faithful flock.
It will feature a repeat of their Our Manics In Havana documentary and James' contribution to the All Back To Mine series.
Massive Attack have been nominated five times, while Mercury Album of the Year winner Gomez, Catatonia, Manic Street Preachers and Fatboy Slim each have three nominations.
Yet, at one point, it looked as if the Manics could be upstaged by the support band - Catatonia - also from Wales.
The Manics may have found themselves at a crossroads trying to navigate middle-age while proving they are still relevant in an ever-changing world, but as that new record ably proved they are still every bit as vital as ever before.
The send-off came just days after the Manics rocked Swansea's Liberty Stadium with the 20-year anniversary concert for iconic album Everything Must Go, including a live world premiere of their team song and fan favourite Can't Take My Eyes Off You.