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Why Should This Open Thread Worry

I was looking through my iTunes today trying to find the perfect optimistic song for this springy Wednesday OT. This one, it turns out, is one of my most played, and why wouldn’t it be? It’s upbeat! It’s catchy! It’s from Oliver and Company!!

Trivia: Oliver was voiced by a bebe Joey Lawrence. Woah!  I discovered that when I was researching trying to find if it was released on the Disney Channel before it was in theaters.  I swear I saw it on TV and then it came out in the theaters a year or so later. Does anyone remember this? I will give all my points to someone who can tell me that I’m not nuts (about this particular issue).

Have fun! It’s Wednesday!

By Luci Furious

There are no bad times, only good stories.

105 replies on “Why Should This Open Thread Worry”

(mild trigger for mental illness)

It never occurred to me to look at Cassie from Series 1 of Skins as a deconstruction of the manic pixie dream girl trope, but DAMN, once you do…

(for those who’ve never watched Series 1, Cassie suffers with serious mental illness issues and is recovering specifically from anorexia. Her reaction is to adopt a fey, coy persona which deflects all inquiry back to the interrogator, keeps them confused while she talks, and generally makes people think she’s really weird-crazy while she’s really making them ignore the fact that she’s not eating. There’s a scene where she displays how she does it and it is so frightening and so spot on.)

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