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i must say, i really appreciate how utterly flat and pointless fiyero is in the musical. literally his whole purpose is to be eye-candy and serve as love interest.

it’s like how people write female love interests for male protagonists, but in this case, it’s a male love interest for female protagonists!

Filed under also why didn't he just keep glinda hostage while he escaped with elphaba like i get that we have to adhere to some things that occur in original story/plot but clearly the guards aren't going to attack if he threatens to kill glinda so why doesn't he go with elphaba while holding glinda as a hostage? WHAT AN IDIOT it's so great he's not even a smart character and his motivations are so flimsy like when does he fall in love with elphaba literally NO MOTIVATION FOR ANY OF HIS LOVES best character ever literal eye-candy

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Men always say that as the defining compliment: the Cool Girl. She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means that I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl.
Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl. For a long time Cool Girl offended me. I used to see these men - friends, coworkers, strangers - giddy over these awful pretender women, and I’d want to sit these men down and calmly say: You are not dating a woman, you are dating a woman who has watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who’d like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them. I’d want to grab the poor guy by his lapels or messenger bag and say: The bitch doesn’t really love chili dogs that much - no one loves chili dogs that much! And the Cool Girls are even more pathetic: They’re not even pretending to be the woman they want to be, they’re pretending to be the woman a man wants them to be. Oh, and if you’re not a Cool Girl, I beg you not to believe that your man doesn’t want the Cool Girl. It may be a slightly different version - maybe he’s a vegetarian, so Cool Girl loves seitan and is great with dogs; or maybe he’s a hipster artist, so Cool Girl is a tattooed, bespectacled nerd who loves comics. There are variations to the window dressing, but believe me, he wants Cool Girl, who is basically the girl who likes every fucking thing he likes and doesn’t ever complain. (How do you know you’re not Cool Girl? Because he says things like: ‘I like strong women.’ If he says that to you, he will at some point fuck someone else. Because ‘I like strong women’ is code for ‘I hate strong women.’)
I waited patiently - years - for the pendulum to swing the other way, for men to start reading Jane Austen, learn how to knit, pretend to like cosmos, organize scrapbook parties, and make out with each other while we leer. And then we’d say, Yeah, he’s a Cool Guy.
But it never happened. Instead, women across the nation colluded in our degradation! Pretty soon Cool Girl became the standard girl. Men believed she existed - she wasn’t just a dreamgirl one in a million. Every girl was supposed to be this girl, and if you weren’t, then there was something wrong with you.
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. (via the-library-and-step-on-it)

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so yesterday boy took me to see wicked! since it was playing about 15 minutes away from his place so i wore a pretty black dress and he put on nice clothes and we went to see a musical!!

it was very nice! the glinda was played by the understudy, and that was a little disappointing b/c i felt like she didn’t have that much chemistry w/ the elphaba and maybe that was b/c she was the understudy? but still great!

boy had no idea on what wicked even was (his roommate went on wednesday and so he bought tickets b/c he got his on-call bonus and so he’s throwing money around [at me!]), and so before we went i made him listen to “popular” b/c that is my favorite but then he went in and he didn’t know anything and he enjoyed it very much especially every time glinda did a glinda-thing.

overall it was delightful and i think i have convinced boy that we must watch cinderella when it is in town next year… WE SHALL SEE.

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I mean, what I don’t get is that les mis is all about the students wanting to establish a republic, and China actually stylizes itself as a republic, hence being called the “People’s Republic of China” (so like, DOUBLY REPUBLICAN BECAUSE IT’S NOT JUST THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA, IT’S THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA), and this actually makes sense because the communist arose as a means to rebel against the nationalists who called themselves the republic of china but they really weren’t doing shit for the poor people so they were like “hey, communism!” and were like, “we’re not the republic of china, we’re the PEOPLE’S republic of china”


Filed under flips a table okay i'm done i'm done i'm sorry i had to complain not that i don't like coffee shops i love coffee shop aus i don't spend any time in them so that's how i live vicariously the coffee-drinking life through coffee shop aus YOU MIGHT THINK I'M KIDDING BUT I'M NOT