mandy-baxter

just finished Last Man Standing

not sure whether it’s going to get renewed or not and I can’t make up my mind about whether I want it to be or not

on the one hand, BAXTER SISTERS ARE SOOOO AWESOME

on the other hand, MIKE BAXTER GO BURY YOURSELF IN A HOLE AND DON’T COME OUT UNTIL YOU RUN OUT OF AIR

on the one hand, diverse female characters (in terms of personality; the main cast is exclusively white)

on the other hand LOOK AT HOW THEY’RE TREATED ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT’S NOT ON THE LONG LIST A WOMAN NEEDS TO BE TO BE CONSIDERED A WOMAN

on the one hand, Ryan makes some really really good points against Mike’s racism, ableism, homophobia, american competitive spirit and general jackassery

on the other hand, RYAN IS OFTEN BEING AN ASSHOLE ABOUT IT AS WELL

so I just can’t make up my mind. I will say that Mandy is probably my favorite character, although I hate how everyone treats her. she’s a product of her society and she thrives in the world she chooses to live in, but any time she’s yanked out of it and put in a different world, everyone gets to make fun of her because she doesn’t immediately excel

she hasn’t had the chance to be “smart”. when she was little, way more attention was probably given to Kristen, the golden child. when she was a little older, more attention was given to Eve, Daddy’s favorite. but she chose the world of femininity and friends and she learned its rules and she KICKED ASS. she was never given the chance to be “smart”, but she’s immensely creative and resourceful. she has a good voice, an eye for fashion, could probably take up professional make-up artistry if she wanted to with ease. she finds ways to make things word, like when she had to write that term paper and found a HAM radio (I think that’s what it was called?) and got a bunch of accounts from people who were actually there during WWII. MANDY FUCKING BAXTER IS GREAT, BUT THE WORLD DOESN’T APPRECIATE HER, AND IN TURN ENABLES HER LAZINESS BECAUSE SHE THINKS SHE CAN’T AMOUNT TO ANYTHING IN THE AREAS SHE HAS TROUBLE WITH ANYWAY.

the women of this show are amazing; if only they were treated as such…

//YESS another you are awesome xD 

“No, no, no. That top so does not go with that skirt. C’mere, I have something better.” Mandy rifled through the archives of her fashion business. “Now, which do you want to keep, the top or the skirt, because honestly they don’t work together at all. Actually…” she tilted her head, studying the outfit before her. “Neither work. Not at all. Thank GOD you came to me. I’ll have to save you. Mandy to the rescue!” She grinned brilliantly as she pieced together a whole new outfit. 

"God, can you imagine what you’d do without me?” Mandy shook her head, her long black curls bouncing. “You’d be like… Watson without Sherlock. Or a pen, without Shakespeare! Or… or even a dog, without a blind person! Wait, that’s not right.” she frowned. 

“I have to find that in a whole new color.”

Mandy Baxter ~ Last Man Standing

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Midnight Thoughts

Just finished watching Last Man Standing. There’s a scene where Mandy and Kristin were talking about Ryan.

And Kristin says “Im not looking for a guy who’s gonna take care of me, but also i dont want a guy that i’ll have to take care of..”

Well thats explain everything. Im with Kristin on this.

There are also sayings “the gentlemen always pay on the first date” or “let the gentlemen pay” or whatever.. Who would say no to that. I wouldnt! But, lets be realistic ;)