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It's no secret that I hardcore stan Zooey Deschanel.

I first noticed her in her first scene in Yes Man. When she rode up in that motorcycle, whipped off that helmet with the googly eyes, and that raven cascade of hair floated in a cloud around her tiny shoulders and pretty face, I just about died and became her slave fan forever.

As I noticed her in more films and shows, I did not become annoyed by her, I did not become jealous of her, nor did I want to stop watching her. I just fell more and more in love with watching her. Whatever she's in, even if she's drowning kittens, my eyes fill up with love and I squeal, "I love her! She's so awesome! Can I adopt her? I want to take her home!"

More and more of my time is spent perusing Tumblr, news articles, for anything and everything Zooey.

So when she got her own Twitter, I nearly died. When she got a Tumblr, I died again. Then HelloGiggles, then New Girl, and I just exploded into smithereens.

And as I heard people criticize her, I wasn't offended at first. I figured not everyone liked the same things, and at first people weren't really being a dick about it. They just didn't like her, and that was okay.

Then when New Girl came along, the criticism came in droves. Not only this, they had all these weird excuses besides just "not liking her." They tried to tie it into feminism or acting your age or saying she was trying too hard and on and on.

I watched the first episode of New Girl ... and just about died. Okay, hi, this girl is me. I randomly sing. I randomly dance. I like simple pleasures, and I have a large enthusiasm for life. I look for the good in people, and I am a bit too trusting. I ask for help when I need it, and I enjoy doing things that give me feelings of nostalgia. My breakups tend to be messy and I tend to look bad when they happen. Zooey Deschanel, the most beautiful girl, the girl I stan hardcore for, is playing me.

However, not only is she playing me, but the internet hates her.

Aww, the internet hates me. :-(

Apparently then, I'm too quirky, I try too hard, I act too childish, I dress weird, and I am an affront to feminism.

The cool thing is that my friends who watch the show love the show. Which feels good because my friends love me. One of them even says the show makes her miss me a lot.

So even if the internet hates me, at least my friends love me. Really, isn't that all that matters?

Therefore, I would like to say whatever to the reasons people hate Zooey Deschanel's Jess Day. I am a capable, functioning person in society. I have a 3.8 GPA, I receive top evaluations at my job, and I am awesome at many things. My love for kittens and enthusiasm for life may put others off, but there are many different types of people out there and not everyone is going to get along all the time. Girls like Zooey are not out there to say you have to love kittens and wear vintage dresses in order to be valued as a woman. They are not there to say you cannot be a woman without being clumsy or young. However sometimes women love kittens, wear vintage, are clumsy, young, and beautiful. Sometimes they are also opinionated, competitive, and get things done. And when you criticize someone's personality or character as being an affront to feminism, then you're being irrational. You're also being a dick about it.

Date: 2012-02-14 05:21 pm (UTC)
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I love Zooey and you both!


Hi!. I'm Jen, fiance to Greg, college student, and future crazy cat lady. I love makeovers, decorating, collecting random facts, trivia, playing show and tell, camp movies, shopping, libraries, random singing, random dancing, snuggling, and loafing. Oh, and watching Glee.

Greg has been my partner in crime for nine years. I've known him since high school; he is my soulmate and best friend. He's an actor, a playwright, a poet and works in data entry. We spend most of our time laughing hysterically. We're thinking about getting married sometime this decade and adopting our first cat sometime in the next few weeks.


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