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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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In 1970, Roger Smith of Coundon had one Parnall Pixie in his garden, and hoped to start the restoration of the early pioneering aircraft.
His plane remains in deep storage at the Midland Air Museum, where the curators are hoping for the funds and expertise in wooden aircraft restoration to see the Pixie take to the skies once again.
This was accompanied by an announcement that bassist Deal, an integral ingredient of the Pixies IED, had left the band.
Indy Cindy works best if you're new to the Pixies. If you never knew the kind of influence this band has had.
The tension between Deal and Francis - musically speaking, as I can't speak to personality conflicts - created an amazing dynamic, and while any number of alt.-rock bands have tried to capture the Pixies' sound since, none of them quite pulled it off.
Still, the Pixies these days are a performing band, and haven't put out a studio album since 1991's "Trompe le Monde." And Deal has left before, when the band broke up in 1993.
Past rows of blood oranges, Eureka lemons, Clementines, and Pixies. Pluck one and you might notice how some of the trees seem a bit bare lower to the ground.
TOUR Eat as many Pixies as you can peel on the 21/2-hour tour of Friend's Ranches.
Runyan saw the Pixies in Detroit during the group's first reunion tour in 2004.
The Pixies play The Olympia in Dublin on 30 September, October 1 and 2.
We will deploy a swarm of 40 Pixie chipsats, each a little smaller than a typical TV remote control, across the surface of the Didymoon.
"I figured it would sell out quickly, but not that quickly," said Helen Schumacher, another diehard Pixies fan who was shut out of the ticket-buying frenzy.
He said: ''We've been working a lot with Frank Black which is a real pleasure and I was always a big fan of The Pixies. They are one of the most influential bands of the last 20 years.
But his life has been transformed by heroic hound Pixie.
Carrie Jones interweaves the two plot lines skilfully; of the Pixie King's search for a mate and new blood and Zara's loss, into an entertaining compelling thriller--I read it in a couple of sittings.