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2nd Oct '17 7:39:55 PM Doug86
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* In ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Lwaxana Troi is flirting with an alien scientist and reminisces about how she "sparkled" in her youth. He's too distracted to reply, so she directly tells him what she's doing.

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* In ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Lwaxana Troi is flirting with an alien scientist and reminisces about how she "sparkled" in her youth. He's too distracted to reply, so she directly tells him what she's doing.
2nd Sep '17 11:35:44 PM eroock
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-->-- Creator/JohnCleese

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-->-- Creator/JohnCleese
'''Creator/JohnCleese'''
2nd Sep '17 11:35:33 PM eroock
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->They say, "I'm sorry the house is so messy," forcing you to respond, "No, not at all; it's looking beautiful." Actually, a better response would be, "No, not at all; I enjoy a little squalor."

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->They ->''They say, "I'm sorry the house is so messy," forcing you to respond, "No, not at all; it's looking beautiful." Actually, a better response would be, "No, not at all; I enjoy a little squalor.""''
9th Jul '17 11:56:12 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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-->'''Fiance:''' It just needs a little sauce!" (''Pours soy sauce all over the dish'')

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-->'''Fiance:''' It just needs a little sauce!" sauce! (''Pours soy sauce all over the dish'')
23rd May '17 10:07:51 AM tromag
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* In ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Lwaxana Troi is flirting with an alien scientist and reminisces about how she "sparkled" in her youth. He's too distracted to reply, so she directly tells him what she's doing.
-->"You see, that's called 'fishing for a compliment'. You're supposed to tell me I still sparkle."
25th Mar '17 5:26:14 PM TropesForever
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So, [[OurProductSucks you go out of your way to call attention to how bad it is]][[note]]Even though it's ''nowhere'' near as bad as ''this'' entry.[[/note]], tell everyone why they'd never want to see it, and, in extreme cases, {{wangst}} at length about how you're a miserable failure of a writer who deserves to die alone.[[note]]I wonder what that makes ''me'', then?[[/note]]

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So, [[OurProductSucks you go out of your way to call attention to how bad it is]][[note]]Even though it's ''nowhere'' near as bad as ''this'' entry.[[/note]], entry[[/note]], tell everyone why they'd never want to see it, and, in extreme cases, {{wangst}} at length about how you're a miserable failure of a writer who deserves to die alone.[[note]]I wonder what that makes ''me'', then?[[/note]]
7th Jan '17 9:52:03 AM Argon2
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-->'No one would wish to. I am deformed. I am ugly.'
-->'Are you fishing, here, by any chance?'
-->She laughed at him. 'Fishing?'
-->'For compliments, I mean,' Fitz said. 'Look, Vettul, if it helps, you're not ugly... I mean, you're...' He felt himself growing flustered.

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-->'No one would wish to. I am deformed. I am ugly.'
-->'Are
'\\
'Are
you fishing, here, by any chance?'
-->She
chance?'\\
She
laughed at him. 'Fishing?'
-->'For
'Fishing?'\\
'For
compliments, I mean,' Fitz said. 'Look, Vettul, if it helps, you're not ugly... I mean, you're...' He felt himself growing flustered.


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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'' character Juliet, according to WordOfGod, enjoys being told she's not fat. Hence her frequently saying that she is.
[[/folder]]
23rd Nov '16 2:18:53 AM Argon2
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* In ''Anime/{{Danganronpa}} 3: Despair'', Gundham reassures everyone that his pet bear will only bite high-ranked demons. Sonia, who has a crush on Gundham, indignantly asks if he means she's a demon of low rank. Of course, since both of them are perfectly human and just like to pretend otherwise, it's clear that Gundham ''didn't'' mean that and she knows it.

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* In ''Anime/{{Danganronpa}} 3: Despair'', Gundham reassures everyone that his pet bear will only bite high-ranked demons. Sonia, who has a crush on Gundham, indignantly asks if he means that she's a demon of low rank. Of course, since both of them are perfectly human and just like to pretend otherwise, it's clear that Gundham ''didn't'' mean that and she knows it.it.
* In ''[[LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool The Honor Student At Magic High School]]'', Miyuki asks Tatsuya if a particular hairpin looks good on her. Being rather socially blunt, Tatsuya obliviously replies that there's a mirror close by.
1st Nov '16 1:46:04 AM Argon2
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* In ''Anime/{{Danganronpa}} 3: Despair'', Gundham reassures everyone that his pet bear will only bite high-ranked demons. Sonia, who has a crush on Gundham, indignantly asks if he means she's a demon of low rank. Of course, since both of them are perfectly human and just like to pretend otherwise, it's clear that Gundham ''didn't'' mean that and she knows it.



* In ''Film/MeanGirls'', Regina mentions at the Plastics' lunch table that she needs to lose a few pounds. She then stares expectedly at Gretchen and Karen, who immediately start complimenting how skinny she is.

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* In ''Film/MeanGirls'', Regina mentions at the Plastics' lunch table that she needs to lose a few pounds. She then stares expectedly expectantly at Gretchen and Karen, who immediately start complimenting how skinny she is.



* In ''Literature/SquidsWillBeSquids'', one of the fables has pigeon doing that. She gets eaten, but really, she had it coming.
* ''Literature/HuckleberryFinn'': "Mary Jane she set at the head of the table, with Susan alongside of her, and said how bad the biscuits was and how ornery and tough the fried chicken was-and all that kind of rot, the way women always do for the force out compliments..."

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* In ''Literature/SquidsWillBeSquids'', one of the fables has a pigeon doing that. She gets eaten, but really, she had it coming.
this.
* ''Literature/HuckleberryFinn'': "Mary Jane she set at the head of the table, with Susan alongside of her, and said how bad the biscuits was and how ornery and tough the fried chicken was-and all that kind of rot, the way women always do for the to force out compliments..."
30th May '16 12:27:10 PM Kid
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'''Family:''' [Appalled silence]

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'''Family:''' -->'''Family:''' [Appalled silence]
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