Occasionally i look at the Scott Pilgrim tv tropes page.
what bugs me is: When do the books ever say that Kim Pine is unattractive?
all you get is SHE thinks she’s less attractive than some of the other characters.
That just indicates that Kim is insecure and/or uncomfortable with her…
Okay, for the record: Kim Pine is my favorite SP character, and always has been. I found her to be the most attractive of the lot not only in appearance, but in personality.
Before I ever read the series, I took one of those stupid little internet identity quizzes to find the character I would be like or whatever, and it gave me Kim. At first I was like, “lolwut! Kim’s a girl, stupid hipster-quiz,” but… over the next couple of years, as I grew along with the series itself, I realized that I was being superficial and immature.
I came to relate more to Kim Pine than any other character which, given the exorbitant amount of colorful, memorable characters, says quite a lot to me. I mean, to be frank, I find a little bit of myself in every character of the series, and I think that’s kinda the point somehow. Scott Pilgrim, and Lost At Sea while we’re thinking about it, both mean so very much to me, and will always have a special place in my heart. They helped me in my struggle through the most difficult times of my life, and I won’t mince words about it. I love them dearly.
Reading Lost At Sea, I continuously found myself thinking, “self… Mal obviously wrote this book about you and your stupid life and made you a girl to protect your identity or something retarded like that. Because you’re not a girl. Wait,” and still, Kim has managed to touch my heart more than Raleigh, by leaps and bounds. That tough-ass girl; or is she? Doesn’t know. Doesn’t know much of anything and doesn’t care (except she does) and she really doesn’t care (because she’s been hurt, bad. A lot) And that’s okay, she’s used to it. She’s used to doing all the work, while everyone slacks right off. But if you keep forgetting your mistakes, you’ll keep making them, right?
I live that struggle every day. I don’t know, everyone probably does. It makes you feel sick, and it makes you feel ugly. Everyone else’ grass looks a little greener. But the most beautiful people I’ve ever met are complicated, hurt, insecure and self-conscious. I keep falling for those Kim Pines.
Hell, I used to reflect my “big ex” onto Envy when I first started the series. But Envy grew on me too, when she finally admitted that she was hurt over Scott, that their feelings were mutual. It brought the great Envy Adams down to “just Kim’s” level. I noticed that it seems like every leading girl in the series had that Kim Pine revelation. That no one’s perfect. Ugly, gorgeous, thin, fat, ginger, blond, pale, tan, freckles, we all fuck up, and get fucked up. How does that imply that “Kim is supposed to be ugly, despite being identical to every other character in art style, except with freckles?”
Besides, freckles are fucking cute.
Mal, if somehow you come across this, I’m so sorry if I completely lost the plot. I’ll take it down no questions asked if you want me to. But thank you, for giving me so much to think about.
I like this panel so I slapped some color on it and made it into a little gif thingy. Cute, right? (click for the big version!)
this already has 4500 notes before i reblog it!
I saw this the other day but haven’t had a chance to reblog it until now. I have said many times that this is one of my favorite scenes in the series.
<3 all my feels