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17th Mar '17 3:52:15 AM XFllo
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* Not totally unheard of, but usually saved for special occasions. The most common are proposals, prom-posals, and trying to make up for a truly spectacular blunder. The first two are almost expected and do often work out. The last one works less often and sometimes results in being slapped.
26th Jan '17 4:35:55 PM XFllo
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* In Game of Thrones, this seems to be part of Jamie's motivation for [[WouldHurtAChild pushing Bran out the window]], saying, "The things I do for love." However it back backfires, Cersei finds attempted child murder somewhat less than romantic, and more importantly, it triggers a whole series of events that cause them both a lot of trouble.



* A very common occurrence on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', usually in the form of a song. Blaine is especially fond of these, like his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBwno6pszXo marriage proposal]] to Kurt. He convinced three rival show choirs to do an elaborately choreographed (and costumed) dance to "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles throughout the entirety of the large Dalton Academy, where they met and fell in love. Blaine is singing, all of Kurt's friends and family are there, and the proposal concludes on the stairs where they fell in love with an equally elaborate speech. Kurt very emotionally says yes.

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* A very common occurrence on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', usually in the form of a song. * ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Blaine is especially fond of these, like and his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBwno6pszXo marriage proposal]] to Kurt. He convinced three rival show choirs to do an elaborately choreographed (and costumed) dance to "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles throughout the entirety of the large Dalton Academy, where they met and fell in love. Blaine is singing, all of Kurt's friends and family are there, and the proposal concludes on the stairs where they fell in love with an equally elaborate speech. Kurt very emotionally says yes.
25th Jan '17 6:19:02 AM StFan
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->'''Beast:''' I want to do something for her... but what?
->'''Cogsworth:''' Well, there's the usual things: Flowers... chocolates... promises you don't intend to keep...

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->'''Beast:''' I want to do something for her... but what?
->'''Cogsworth:'''
what?\\
'''Cogsworth:'''
Well, there's the usual things: Flowers... chocolates... promises you don't intend to keep...






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-->'''Mary Sue''': I bet he'd kill people for me, if I asked him to! ...oh ''dear''. He probably would, too.

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-->'''Mary Sue''': Sue:''' I bet he'd kill people for me, if I asked him to! ...oh ''dear''. He probably would, too.



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* In ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie,'' on Valentine's Day, Duane, who's been platonically seeing Penny, fills his student council presidential office with elaborate romantic decorations, and presents her with lingerie, chocolates and a "Valentine's villanelle." Unfortunately for him, Penny has been contemplating breaking up with him for some time because she feels [[NoSparks no physical attraction]] to him, and his over-the-top gesture is what finally leads her to tell him it's over.
* Subverted when James recites a sonnet to Eponine in ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}''. A morally ambiguous AnthropomorphicPersonification of the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality proceeds to spend a lot of time and effort making the line "And I would trade the place of kings" reality, resulting in what appears to be a fan-favourite character KilledOffForReal in a comic where NobodyCanDie.

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* In ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie,'' on Valentine's Day, Duane, who's been platonically seeing Penny, fills his student council presidential office with elaborate romantic decorations, and presents her with lingerie, chocolates and a "Valentine's villanelle." Unfortunately for him, Penny has been contemplating breaking up with him for some time because she feels [[NoSparks no physical attraction]] to him, and his over-the-top gesture is what finally leads her to tell him it's over.
* Subverted when James recites a sonnet to Eponine in ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}''. A morally ambiguous AnthropomorphicPersonification
the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cartoon "In Search of the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality proceeds to spend a lot of time and effort making the line "And I would trade the place of kings" reality, resulting in Yellow Dello", Homestar doesn't know what appears to be get Marzipan as a fan-favourite character KilledOffForReal in present, and Coach Z has some advice that ultimately inspires Homestar's search for the eponymous Yellow Dello:
-->'''Coach Z:''' Don't just get her
a comic where NobodyCanDie.flower. Get her [[FlowerFromTheMountaintop some rare flower from the tallest mountain!]] That way she knows how much she means to ya!



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* In the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cartoon "In Search of the Yellow Dello", Homestar doesn't know what to get Marzipan as a present, and Coach Z has some advice that ultimately inspires Homestar's search for the eponymous Yellow Dello:
-->'''Coach Z:''' Don't just get her a flower. Get her [[FlowerFromTheMountaintop some rare flower from the tallest mountain!]] That way she knows how much she means to ya!

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* In the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cartoon "In Search ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie,'' on Valentine's Day, Duane, who's been platonically seeing Penny, fills his student council presidential office with elaborate romantic decorations, and presents her with lingerie, chocolates and a "Valentine's villanelle." Unfortunately for him, Penny has been contemplating breaking up with him for some time because she feels [[NoSparks no physical attraction]] to him, and his over-the-top gesture is what finally leads her to tell him it's over.
* Subverted when James recites a sonnet to Eponine in ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}''. A morally ambiguous AnthropomorphicPersonification
of the Yellow Dello", Homestar doesn't know TheoryOfNarrativeCausality proceeds to spend a lot of time and effort making the line "And I would trade the place of kings" reality, resulting in what appears to get Marzipan as be a present, and Coach Z has some advice that ultimately inspires Homestar's search for the eponymous Yellow Dello:
-->'''Coach Z:''' Don't just get her
fan-favourite character KilledOffForReal in a flower. Get her [[FlowerFromTheMountaintop some rare flower from the tallest mountain!]] That way she knows how much she means to ya!comic where NobodyCanDie.
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' brought us the actions [[MadHatter Jervis Tetch]] used to woo his Alice. Including, but not limited to - brainwashing a pair of thugs to go jump off a bridge to impress her with his bravery when they're about to get mugged; brainwashing the Maitre'd of a restaurant (as well as the ''rest'' of the staff) into getting them a seat and the romantic usuals (violin/flowers/etc.). After she reconciled with her boyfriend the same night, though, he uses brainwashing to break them up again, then does the "extravagant Flower surprise" in her house... which he didn't have a key for. Alice is, understandably, creeped out - but mostly because Jervis had no way of knowing that the two had broken up.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' brought us the actions [[MadHatter Jervis Tetch]] used to woo his Alice. Including, but not limited to - -- brainwashing a pair of thugs to go jump off a bridge to impress her with his bravery when they're about to get mugged; brainwashing the Maitre'd of a restaurant (as well as the ''rest'' of the staff) into getting them a seat and the romantic usuals (violin/flowers/etc.). After she reconciled with her boyfriend the same night, though, he uses brainwashing to break them up again, then does the "extravagant Flower surprise" in her house... which he didn't have a key for. Alice is, understandably, creeped out - but mostly because Jervis had no way of knowing that the two had broken up.



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21st Jan '17 8:01:54 PM Willbyr
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20th Jan '17 9:42:00 AM Willbyr
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--> '''Chaucer:''' There she is Will. The love of your life. Your Venus.
--> '''Will:''' And how I hate her.

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--> '''Chaucer:''' There she is Will. The love of your life. Your Venus.
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Venus.\\
'''Will:''' And how I hate her.



-->'''Sandra:''' How did you get so many?
-->'''Edward:''' I phoned everywhere in five states. I told them it was the only way to get my wife to marry me.

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-->'''Sandra:''' How did you get so many?
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many?\\
'''Edward:'''
I phoned everywhere in five states. I told them it was the only way to get my wife to marry me.












































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15th Jan '17 6:01:22 PM Dravencour
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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.

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* Interestingly, whenever a Yaoi {{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.
15th Jan '17 6:00:49 PM Dravencour
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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." In the real world there is another name for this kind of behavior: stalking.

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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." In the real world there is another name for this kind of behavior: stalking.
[[StalkerWithACrush stalking]].
15th Jan '17 7:26:16 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}:'' Subverted twice.
** The first time Wilson Fisk asks Vanessa out, she says she has to close up shop, and he just politely leaves. She's surprised that he didn't offer to buy the place so she could leave early; he quietly says that "Any woman who can be bought isn't worth having."
** On their second date, Fisk does buy out the entire restaurant, but this was a pragmatic move, not a romantic one. He's not good in public and doesn't want to be interrupted like that fatal mistake Anatoly did on him last time, so buying the restaurant was the simplest solution.

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}:'' Subverted twice.
twice by Wilson Fisk.
** The first time Wilson Fisk asks Vanessa out, she says she has to close up shop, and he just politely leaves. She's surprised that he didn't offer to buy the place so she could leave early; he quietly says that "Any woman who can be bought isn't worth having."
** On In the very next episode, for their second date, Fisk does buy out the entire restaurant, but this was a pragmatic move, not a romantic one. He's not good in public and doesn't want to be interrupted like [[OffWithHisHead that fatal mistake Anatoly did on him last time, in the previous episode]], so buying the restaurant was the simplest solution.
15th Jan '17 12:16:33 AM Adept
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{{Grand Romantic Gesture}}s occur when someone gives elaborate gifts or stages outlandish events in an attempt to be romantic. Sometimes it works, sometimes it backfires. The path to true love never did run smooth, after all.

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{{Grand Grand Romantic Gesture}}s Gestures occur when someone gives elaborate gifts or stages outlandish events in an attempt to be romantic. Sometimes it works, sometimes it backfires. The path to true love never did run smooth, after all.
11th Jan '17 5:14:04 PM eroock
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* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "Time Keeps on Slippin'," Fry and Leela get married after Fry does something incredibly romantic for her. The problem: Because of the random time slips plaguing the episode, neither of them remember what it is he did for her, and she demands a divorce. In the end, he rediscovers what he did: [[spoiler:Rearrange a bunch of '''stars''' to say "I love you, Leela". Unfortunately, [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold the romantic gesture is blown up before she sees it again]].]]

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* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "Time Keeps on Slippin'," Slippin'", Fry and Leela get married after Fry does something incredibly romantic for her. The problem: Because of the random time slips plaguing the episode, neither of them remember what it is he did for her, and she demands a divorce. In the end, he rediscovers what he did: [[spoiler:Rearrange a bunch of '''stars''' to say "I love you, Leela". Unfortunately, [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold the romantic gesture is blown up before she sees it again]].]]
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