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2nd Feb '16 11:50:17 AM Spindriver
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The middle ground is akin to TheMasochismTango, both the Giver and the Taker are in a deeply co-dependent relationship they can't break out of. Maybe they're a Sugar Daddy and a shop happy floozy, a parent who can't stand to say "no" and an emotionally needy SpoiledBrat, or an indulgent monarch raising a RoyalBrat. In all variations, both participants will be unwilling or unable to leave, change or even identify the relationship.
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The middle ground is akin to TheMasochismTango, both the Giver and the Taker are in a deeply co-dependent relationship they can't break out of. Maybe they're a Sugar Daddy SugarDaddy and a shop happy floozy, [[GoldDigger shop-happy floozy]], a parent who can't stand to say "no" and an emotionally needy SpoiledBrat, or an indulgent monarch raising a RoyalBrat. In all variations, both participants will be unwilling or unable to leave, change or even identify the relationship.
29th Nov '15 10:34:52 PM jewishenjolras
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* Literature/TheSecretHistory provides a perfect example of the first variant, with Charles as the Taker and Francis as the Giver.
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* Literature/TheSecretHistory ''Literature/TheSecretHistory'' provides a perfect example of the first variant, with Charles as the Taker and Francis as the Giver.
29th Nov '15 10:34:03 PM jewishenjolras
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* "/Literature/TheSecretHistory" provides a perfect example of the first variant, with Charles as the Taker and Francis as the Giver.
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* "/Literature/TheSecretHistory" Literature/TheSecretHistory provides a perfect example of the first variant, with Charles as the Taker and Francis as the Giver.
29th Nov '15 10:33:02 PM jewishenjolras
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* "/Literature/TheSecretHistory" provides a perfect example of the first variant, with Charles as the Taker and Francis as the Giver.
1st Nov '15 10:43:42 AM Tuol
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** And she [[spoiler:still hasn't, as she suffered from a AesopAmnesia almost immediately afterwards, something that is actually beginning to be deconstructed in and of itself.]]
22nd Sep '15 9:19:58 AM Ciel12
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* ''Manga/YuGiOh'' plays with this. Yugi solves the Millennium Puzzle and gains a spirit for an alter ego. The spirit then protects Yugi from bullies and wins games of all kinds on his behalf, including tournaments, whilst letting Yugi take credit. Initially Yugi refuses to entertain the idea of the helping the spirit get his freedom, but he later admits his dependency and resolves to become stronger. Zigzagged in that most of the reason the pair entered tournaments in the first place was people targeting the Puzzle and Yugi's loved ones, rather than Yugi using the spirit intentionally for personal glory.
5th Aug '15 4:10:28 PM CameronWhite
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* The title character from ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' and John in the initial stages of their friendship. John is extremely tolerant of Sherlock, who makes no effort to be either easy to live with or particularly accommodating, despite John being willing to kill criminals and put his life on the line for Sherlock's sake. Ultimately averted, however, when [[spoiler:Sherlock allows the world to believe he is "a fake genius" and stages his own suicide to safeguard John's and their other friends' lives.]] John himself doesn't seem to believe this of their relationship, as stated by him during his [[spoiler:graveyard spiel following Sherlock's supposed death]]: "I was so alone, and I owe you so much." Understandable, as the very first episode hints that John sorely misses the thrill and danger of war, and that helping Sherlock with his cases gives him a sense of purpose and allows him to experience the excitement he craves.
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* The title character from ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' and John in the initial stages of their friendship. John is extremely tolerant of Sherlock, who makes no effort to be either easy to live with or particularly accommodating, despite John being willing to kill criminals and put his life on the line for Sherlock's sake. Ultimately averted, however, when [[spoiler:Sherlock allows the world to believe he is "a fake genius" and [[UndyingLoyalty stages his own suicide to safeguard John's and their other friends' lives.lives]].]] John himself doesn't seem to believe this of their relationship, as stated by him during his [[spoiler:graveyard spiel following Sherlock's supposed death]]: "I was so alone, and I owe you so much." Understandable, as the very first episode hints that John sorely misses the thrill and danger of war, and that helping Sherlock with his cases gives him a sense of purpose and allows him to experience the excitement he craves.
5th Aug '15 11:05:03 AM Prfnoff
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* "Manchild" by {{Eels}} is an interesting example: the Taker in question is clearly depressed about her life, and there's nothing the Giver can do to completely help her despite all attempts to do so - therefore, she's is the one who thinks about the Giver as a Taker. -->And every time you crave for me, I'm here. -->And anything you hunger for, I'll share. -->And I will be quietly standing by, while slowly I am dying inside. -->Hold me in your arms, -->And let me be the one who can feel, -->Like I am a child in love.
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* "Manchild" by {{Eels}} Music/{{Eels}} is an interesting example: the Taker in question is clearly depressed about her life, and there's nothing the Giver can do to completely help her despite all attempts to do so - therefore, she's is the one who thinks about the Giver as a Taker. -->And every time you crave for me, I'm here. -->And here.\\ And anything you hunger for, I'll share. -->And share.\\ And I will be quietly standing by, while slowly I am dying inside. -->Hold inside.\\ Hold me in your arms, -->And arms,\\ And let me be the one who can feel, -->Like feel,\\ Like I am a child in love.

-->All you do is take all I do is give -->Baby, why don't you give me a chance to live * "Everything She Wants" by Wham. The whole song really, but especially: -->They told me marriage was a give and take -->Well you've shown me you can take, you've got some giving to do' * RobThomas has ''You take and take and take and take and'' in Give Me The Meltdown.
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-->All you do is take all I do is give -->Baby, give\\ Baby, why don't you give me a chance to live * "Everything She Wants" by Wham.Music/{{Wham}}. The whole song really, but especially: -->They told me marriage was a give and take -->Well take\\ Well you've shown me you can take, you've got some giving to do' * RobThomas Music/RobThomas has ''You take and take and take and take and'' in Give "Give Me The Meltdown."

* "Why Don't You Get a Job?" by TheOffspring depicts this kind of relationship between a man and his GoldDigger girlfriend. The last verse reverses the genders.
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* "Why Don't You Get a Job?" by TheOffspring Music/TheOffspring depicts this kind of relationship between a man and his GoldDigger girlfriend. The last verse reverses the genders.
2nd Aug '15 6:30:02 PM CameronWhite
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