because she’s more of a representation of “look how fucking shitty people can be when they are an adolescent because of their insecurities; and yes we’ve all been there and shouldn’t go back” than “lololol she is so cool for making fun of everyone, bullying people, and manipulating her friends”
i feel like see a lot of enid coleslaw idolizing especially on tumblr and wonder if people ever get this. i think it’s made a bit more evident in the graphic novel than the movie. part of the reason i identified so strongly with her as a teen was because she had her faults, and she’s kind of full of shit - like i was, but couldn’t admit to myself at the time. but at the same time i wanted to be her friend, and i felt like i was a lot like her.
yeah, ghost world is one of my favourite graphic novels and movies - but aspiring to look and act like enid coleslaw as a character would make you a shitty friend and a racist douchebag. don’t do it.
(also semi-ironically? i pitched a piece about ghost world focusing on enid’s relationship to clothing as a facet for her identity insecurities to rookie mag waaaaaaaaay back in the day when the ball was just getting rolling on that project and i got that wonderful form rejection email womp womp)
with all the film stills that keep popping up I’m wondering: have you all seen the films you’re posting? Everytime I see the triptych for The Emryo Hunts In Secret I wonder if they know the film they’re posting, or if they know anything about Wakamatsu and would be excited that I managed to find a copy of Ecstasy of the Angels on DVD not from the internet. You post Valerie and Anna Karina stills but have you seen them? Or do you just like the image/deep subtitled message?
i’ve been wondering the same thing.
as much as i love the livejournal film_stills community for introducing me to a lot of great films i would not have heard about otherwise, a film still is one thing, and the film itself is completely another.
also i’m sure i am not alone in appreciating the irony in this: i swear i saw the film still of seymour (steve buscemi) saying “i can’t relate to 99.9% of humanity” a good twenty times on my dashboard a few months back. every time i saw it again and again i wanted to laugh. in cases like this, you have to wonder the reason people are posting it. is it because they love seymour’s character? because they love ghost world? or because they think they also do not relate to 99.9% of humanity?
and more importantly, what the fuck do i care. it’s the internet. it’s always going to find a way to irritate me.