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3rd Sep '17 9:56:03 PM Lanes17B
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** This exchange between [[ParentalIncest Seymore and Agnes Skinner:]]
-->'''Seymore:''' Well, we could've done worse mother.
-->'''Agnes:''' Speak for yourself!
3rd Aug '17 5:41:45 AM RobTan
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* PlayedForLaughs in '[['WebComic/PhD Piled Higher and Deeper]]'', Professor Smith tells [[NoNameGiven The Nameless Hero]] that studies show married [=PhD=] students graduate faster, then immediately segues into asking him how his love life is going.

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* PlayedForLaughs in '[['WebComic/PhD ''[[WebComic/PhD Piled Higher and Deeper]]'', Professor Smith tells [[NoNameGiven The Nameless Hero]] that studies show married [=PhD=] students graduate faster, then immediately segues into asking him how his love life is going.
3rd Aug '17 5:41:14 AM RobTan
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* PlayedForLaughs in '[['WebComic/PhD Piled Higher and Deeper]]'', Professor Smith tells [[NoNameGiven The Nameless Hero]] that studies show married PhD students graduate faster, then immediately segues into asking him how his love life is going.

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* PlayedForLaughs in '[['WebComic/PhD Piled Higher and Deeper]]'', Professor Smith tells [[NoNameGiven The Nameless Hero]] that studies show married PhD [=PhD=] students graduate faster, then immediately segues into asking him how his love life is going.
3rd Aug '17 5:40:40 AM RobTan
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebComic/PhD'', Professor Smith tells [[NoNameGiven The Nameless Hero]] that studies show married grad students graduate faster, then immediately segues into asking him how his love life is going.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebComic/PhD'', '[['WebComic/PhD Piled Higher and Deeper]]'', Professor Smith tells [[NoNameGiven The Nameless Hero]] that studies show married grad PhD students graduate faster, then immediately segues into asking him how his love life is going.
3rd Aug '17 4:29:55 AM RobTan
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebComic/PhD'', Professor Smith tells [[NoNameGiven The Nameless Hero]] that he read married grad students graduate faster, then immediately segues into asking him how his love life is going.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebComic/PhD'', Professor Smith tells [[NoNameGiven The Nameless Hero]] that he read studies show married grad students graduate faster, then immediately segues into asking him how his love life is going.



'''Smith: It's awkward that you haven't graduated.'''

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'''Smith: '''Smith:''' It's awkward that you haven't graduated.'''
graduated.
3rd Aug '17 4:29:31 AM RobTan
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebComic/PhD'', Professor Smith tells [[NoNameGiven The Nameless Hero]] that he read married grad students graduate faster, then immediately segues into asking him how his love life is going.
-->'''Smith:''' If you like, I can speak to one of my colleagues in the department. I'm sure we can find a suitable match for you within a close geographic area.\\
'''Nameless:''' Uh... This is awkward.\\
'''Smith: It's awkward that you haven't graduated.'''

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7th Jul '17 8:41:29 PM LadyNorbert
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* There is an entire genre of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfiction called the Marriage Law fic which centers around the Ministry forcing people to get married to a partner of the government's choosing in an effort to rebuild the population after the losses in the Voldemort war(s). This provides a way of forcing the start of a relationship between two parties who would not plausibly seek to be with each other. There is also a subgenre in which one or more characters is horrified by either the law in general or their chosen partner in particular, and try to do something to get out of the marriage, usually either by marrying someone else before the law comes into effect, fleeing the country, or starting an outright rebellion.
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' fanfic series ''[[http://higherarrowsfic.livejournal.com/24262.html Five Loaves of Bread]]''[[note]]Link requires joining the comm to read.[[/note]] includes this. The Capitol arranges everything about its subjects' laws -- where they live, where they work, and if and who they marry. It's technically possible to indicate a preference either way, but the the government is entirely free to ignore it when it suits them.

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[[folder: Fanfiction ]]

* There is an entire genre of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfiction called the Marriage Law fic which centers around the Ministry forcing people to get married to a partner of the government's choosing in an effort to rebuild the population after the losses in the Voldemort war(s). This provides a way of forcing the start of a relationship between two parties who would not plausibly seek one with each other. There is also a subgenre in which one or more characters is horrified by either the law in general or their chosen partner in particular, and try to do something to get out of the marriage, usually either by marrying someone else before the law comes into effect, fleeing the country, or starting an outright rebellion.
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' fanfic series ''[[http://higherarrowsfic.livejournal.com/24262.html Five Loaves of Bread]]''[[note]]Link requires joining the comm to read.[[/note]] includes this. The Capitol arranges everything about its subjects' laws -- where they live, where they work, and if and who they marry. It's technically possible to indicate a preference either way, but the the government is entirely free to ignore it when it suits them.

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* In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', the Tau Empire has a system of arranged breeding. Couples are selected on the basis of genetic advantage and sent a summons from a "Procreation Committee" to spend a day together trying to concieve. After conception, both partners will go their seperate ways, and any children from the union will be raised communally by trainers of their caste (though parents may take an interest in and visit the children).

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* In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', the Tau Empire has a system of arranged breeding. Couples are selected on the basis of genetic advantage and sent a summons from a "Procreation Committee" to spend a day together trying to concieve. conceive. After conception, both partners will go their seperate separate ways, and any children from the union will be raised communally by trainers of their caste (though parents may take an interest in and visit the children).
20th Jun '17 4:39:01 PM UglyPanda
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* In "Series/BetterOffTed", the company starts listing suggested partners for all the single employees based off of genetic compatibility, hoping that the resultant children cost the insurance plan less than usual. Phil, already married, gets an offer for a free vasectomy.

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* In "Series/BetterOffTed", the company starts listing suggested partners for all the single employees based off of genetic compatibility, hoping that the resultant children cost the insurance plan less than usual. Phil, already married, gets an offer for a free vasectomy.
20th Jun '17 4:37:02 PM UglyPanda
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* In "Series/BetterOffTed", the company starts listing suggested partners for all the single employees based off of genetic compatibility, hoping that the resultant children cost the insurance plan less than usual. Phil, already married, gets an offer for a free vasectomy.
4th May '17 11:17:52 AM TheBigBopper
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Very few people would want to be part of an ArrangedMarriage, but it's not all bad. After all, usually your parents are the ones selecting your spouse, and they know you and love you and want you to be happy. Or at the very least, they don't want you [[SpannerInTheWorks throwing a tantrum at the altar]] and destroying the [[AltarDiplomacy alliance they've been planning for years]]. They may have other, higher priorities than your happiness, but your happiness does usually matter. Therefore, there is at least some prayer that your spouse will be [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage someone you could grow to love]].

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Very few people would want to be part of an ArrangedMarriage, but it's not all bad. After all, usually your parents are the ones selecting your spouse, and they know you and love you and want you to be happy. Or at the very least, they don't want you [[SpannerInTheWorks throwing a tantrum at the altar]] and destroying the [[AltarDiplomacy alliance they've been planning for years]]. They may have other, higher priorities than your happiness, but your happiness does usually matter. Therefore, there is at least some prayer that your spouse will be [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage [[MarriageBeforeRomance someone you could grow to love]].
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