History Main / GrandRomanticGesture

4th Feb '16 1:06:42 AM laserviking42
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* The Onion has [[http://www.theonion.com/article/romantic-comedy-behavior-gets-real-life-man-arrest-757 a great article]] parodying the rom-com gesture.
20th Jan '16 6:16:00 PM Adept
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* ''MagicalDiary'' sees Damien (if you pick his path) writing you offers of anything he can think of that you might want. This includes [[BreadEggsMilkSquick jewels, silk dresses, a seat in the government, and world conquest or the death of your enemies]]. He later apologizes for the last one, musing that it would probably be wrong - unless you wanted him to, but he admits that he doesn't actually know how to be 'good'. "But for you, I would try." Possibly just played with, in that the game (as it currently stands) does not let you see if he would actually go through with any of this.
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* ''MagicalDiary'' ''VisualNovel/MagicalDiary'' sees Damien (if you pick his path) writing you offers of anything he can think of that you might want. This includes [[BreadEggsMilkSquick jewels, silk dresses, a seat in the government, and world conquest or the death of your enemies]]. He later apologizes for the last one, musing that it would probably be wrong - unless you wanted him to, but he admits that he doesn't actually know how to be 'good'. "But for you, I would try." Possibly just played with, in that the game (as it currently stands) does not let you see if he would actually go through with any of this.
14th Jan '16 7:57:29 AM johnsmithxxi
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* The ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales'' episode "Full Metal Attraction" is full of them, as Fenton Crackshell's over the top grand romantic gestures drive Gandra Dee to distraction:
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* The ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "Full Metal Attraction" is full of them, as Fenton Crackshell's over the top grand romantic gestures drive Gandra Dee to distraction:

--> Gandra: Oh, Fenton, you shouldn't have done it! --> Fenton: [[ComicallyMissingThePoint I knew I should have hired the Acrobatic Assorted Nuts instead!]]
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--> Gandra: '''Gandra''': Oh, Fenton, you shouldn't have done it! --> Fenton: '''Fenton''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint I knew I should have hired the Acrobatic Assorted Nuts instead!]]
14th Jan '16 7:56:16 AM johnsmithxxi
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* The ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales'' episode "Full Metal Attraction" is full of them, as Fenton Crackshell's over the top grand romantic gestures drive Gandra Dee to distraction: ** He fills her house with bouquets of roses. Unfortunately, Gandra Dee is allergic to Roses. ** He buy lunch for her at work, in the blue collar Duckburg Bean Factory. The lunch is a candlelit gourmet meal, complete with a mariachi band for musical accompaniment. ** He hires the "Singing Chocolates" to give Gandra Dee an enormous amount of candy: --> '''Singing Chocolates''': --> Oh, we're the singing chocolates, --> As sweet as we can be, --> Fenton gives his love, --> To his sugar Gandra Dee! --> Gandra: Oh, Fenton, you shouldn't have done it! --> Fenton: [[ComicallyMissingThePoint I knew I should have hired the Acrobatic Assorted Nuts instead!]] ** Fenton later buys Gandra Dee a two-story cake "with chocolate frosting, marshmallow topping and aluminum siding." ** Fenton isn't the only one in the episode with grand romantic gestures. To declare her love for Gizmoduck, Robotica first paints R Loves G on Scrooge's money bin. Later, she attempts to destroy the money bin (and kill Gandra Dee) in an anguished declaration of love.
25th Dec '15 9:44:00 PM MoonByte
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* Interestingly, whenever a Yaoi manga features a filthy rich suitor, it often ends up with exactly this. The most common case is often that the poor guys porch/garden/etc is filled with flowers/his favorite food/whatever he stated he likes or with the suitor appearing with the most ridiculous flower bouquet. A bit rarer is the suitor giving something apparently common to his love (a ring, a dessert, a decorative object), just to explain that the price is actually equal to that of a house or race car.
27th Nov '15 7:37:29 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ScottPilgrim and the Infinite Sadness'', Todd Ingram proclaimed his love for Ramona by [[spoiler: blowing a hole in the moon with his vegan powers]]. This is eventually revealed to be trivial for him [[spoiler: since he later declares his love for Scott's ex, Envy, the same way. This ends up biting him in the ass when someone realizes he's responsible for both holes, and suddenly his GrandRomanticGesture for Envy doesn't seem so grand or romantic]]. Plus, [[spoiler:it caused [[MediumAwareness about thirty pages]] [[RealityEnsues of tidal waves and explosions.]]]]
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* In ''ScottPilgrim ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim and the Infinite Sadness'', Todd Ingram proclaimed his love for Ramona by [[spoiler: blowing a hole in the moon with his vegan powers]]. This is eventually revealed to be trivial for him [[spoiler: since he later declares his love for Scott's ex, Envy, the same way. This ends up biting him in the ass when someone realizes he's responsible for both holes, and suddenly his GrandRomanticGesture for Envy doesn't seem so grand or romantic]]. Plus, [[spoiler:it caused [[MediumAwareness about thirty pages]] [[RealityEnsues of tidal waves and explosions.]]]]
13th Oct '15 6:18:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In the episode ''Clay City English Teacher'', Mr. Conklin encourages Mr. Boynton to make a grand romantic gesture to Miss Brooks, in order to dissuade her from transferring to Clay City High. Mr. Boynton tries to impress Miss Brooks by imitating SamSpade. [[ItMakesSenseInContext It makes sense in context.]]
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In the episode ''Clay City English Teacher'', Mr. Conklin encourages Mr. Boynton to make a grand romantic gesture to Miss Brooks, in order to dissuade her from transferring to Clay City High. Mr. Boynton tries to impress Miss Brooks by imitating SamSpade.Literature/SamSpade. [[ItMakesSenseInContext It makes sense in context.]]
21st Sep '15 7:38:19 PM dmcreif
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* At the end of ''PrettyWoman'' Richard Gere's character arrives at Vivian's apartment in a white limousine and climbs up the fire escape to try to convince her to marry him. Earlier in the movie she had told him about her fantasy of a prince on a white horse coming to carry her off, and it was previously established that he had a fear of heights.
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* At the end of ''PrettyWoman'' Richard Gere's character Edward arrives at Vivian's apartment in a white limousine and climbs up the fire escape to try to convince her to marry him. Earlier in the movie she had told him about her fantasy of a prince on a white horse coming to carry her off, and it was previously established that he had a fear of heights.
7th Sep '15 5:53:18 AM VVK
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Runs heavy on RuleOfRomantic. In RealLife, be warned: this has appeared on [[http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2011/10/four-lies-movies-taught-us-about-dating/all/1/ lists]] in the lines of "stupid things movies taught us would work." Especially if the other person's ''not'' already into you...
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Runs heavy on RuleOfRomantic. In RealLife, be warned: this has appeared on [[http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2011/10/four-lies-movies-taught-us-about-dating/all/1/ lists]] in the lines of "stupid things movies taught us would work." Especially if the other person's ''not'' already into you... "
7th Sep '15 5:51:00 AM VVK
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Runs heavy on RuleOfRomantic. In RealLife, be warned: this has appeared on [[http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2011/10/four-lies-movies-taught-us-about-dating/all/1/ lists]] in the lines of "stupid things movies taught us would work."
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Runs heavy on RuleOfRomantic. In RealLife, be warned: this has appeared on [[http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2011/10/four-lies-movies-taught-us-about-dating/all/1/ lists]] in the lines of "stupid things movies taught us would work." " Especially if the other person's ''not'' already into you...
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