From the land between Wake and Dream. (sea_thoughts) wrote,
From the land between Wake and Dream.
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Blame it on the hand jive...

For this, my first entry, I shall share with you a revelation. It's been knocking around in my head for quite a while, but I wanted to save it for this. In any fandom where there is a group of girls and a group of guys, they will inevitably all get matched up together, right? I'm primarily thinking of Sailor Moon, but I know it happens in Harry Potter, and it probably happens in other fandoms as well, right? I finalised realised the root of this uniquely annoying trend.

Grease


That's right, you heard me. That wonderful musical which is on during every holiday of any note; everyone in your class knows the lyrics, and the ones who think they have any kind of dramatic or musical talent beg at least once a year to have it as the school play. Whenever the megamix comes on at a party, everyone sings along. Yes, that one.

You know why this is the root of multiple matchmaking? Because everyone gets matched up in the film! Think about it! The two rebels get together; the two weird ones get together; the two dumb ones get together; the ones who want something better get together, and of course, the two opposites get together. Hell, even Patty and Tom get together. Eugene doesn't get anyone, but that's okay because he's a geek. *rolls eyes* And everyone grows up watching this. So naturally, when you get a group of gals and guys in a fictional universe, they all get together with each other, don't they? It's what people do! Even Friends almost (but not quite) did this! (Note: I love Grease. I just try not to think about the social & sexual politics too much.)

We should start a campaign for valid fictional characters who can remain single. Especially if the character has no intention of marrying or just isn't interested in a relationship. Shakespeare recognised that Don Pedro wasn't going to get married at the end of Much Ado About Nothing, despite the fact it was a comedy, so I'm sure we can do the same. It's okay to have single characters. And by extension, it's okay to be single. You don't have to be with someone to be happy. Maybe I'll develop this thought one day.
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Paranoid Personality Disorder:Low
Schizoid Personality Disorder:Low
Schizotypal Personality Disorder:Moderate
Antisocial Personality Disorder:Low
Borderline Personality Disorder:Low
Histrionic Personality Disorder:Moderate
Narcissistic Personality Disorder:Moderate
Avoidant Personality Disorder:High
Dependent Personality Disorder:Low
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:High

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