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20th Feb '17 9:43:20 AM Monolaf317
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* A possible and ''very'' dark interpretation for [[spoiler: [[DarkMagicalGirl Rosine]] and [[MoralityPet Jill]] ]] in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''.

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* A possible and ''very'' dark interpretation for [[spoiler: [[DarkMagicalGirl [[spoiler:[[DarkMagicalGirl Rosine]] and [[MoralityPet Jill]] ]] Jill]]]] in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''.
20th Feb '17 9:38:40 AM Monolaf317
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* There used to be a picture of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' up there on the page (with Nikki and Caitlin hugging and smiling) exemplifying this trope.

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* There used to be a picture of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' up there on the page (with Nikki and Caitlin hugging and smiling) smiling), exemplifying this trope.
20th Feb '17 9:37:52 AM Monolaf317
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Compare HeterosexualLifePartners, where it just doesn't seem ''as'' romantic. Also compare ExperimentedInCollege,

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Compare HeterosexualLifePartners, where it just doesn't seem ''as'' romantic. Also compare ExperimentedInCollege, ExperimentedInCollege.
6th Feb '17 10:49:16 AM Monolaf317
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If the romance starts to become too passionate, parents may try to intervene to separate the girls. This should never become physical ''that way''; it would 'corrupt' the IncorruptiblePurePureness, [[GrowingUpSucks which is then traded in for marriage.]] If the girls do cross the line into sex (or even passionate kissing), they are no longer this trope, instead becoming SchoolgirlLesbians, and are treated differently.

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If the romance starts to become too passionate, parents may try to intervene to separate the girls. This should never become physical ''that way''; it would 'corrupt' "corrupt" the IncorruptiblePurePureness, [[GrowingUpSucks which is then traded in for marriage.]] If the girls do cross the line into sex (or even passionate kissing), they are no longer this trope, instead becoming SchoolgirlLesbians, and are treated differently.
3rd Feb '17 2:37:41 PM eroock
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->"It was perfectly acceptable at Baker & Inglis to get a crush on a fellow classmate. At a girls school a certain amount of emotional energy, normally expended on boys, gets redirected into friendships."

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->"It ->''"It was perfectly acceptable at Baker & Inglis to get a crush on a fellow classmate. At a girls school a certain amount of emotional energy, normally expended on boys, gets redirected into friendships.""''



Compare HeterosexualLifePartners, where it just doesn't seem ''as'' romantic.

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Compare HeterosexualLifePartners, where it just doesn't seem ''as'' romantic. Also compare ExperimentedInCollege,
11th Jan '17 5:52:07 PM Rebbing
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->"It was perfectly acceptable at Baker & Inglis to get a crush on a fellow classmate. At a girls school a certain amount of emotional energy, normally expended on boys, gets redirected into friendships.'"

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->"It was perfectly acceptable at Baker & Inglis to get a crush on a fellow classmate. At a girls school a certain amount of emotional energy, normally expended on boys, gets redirected into friendships.'""
11th Jan '17 5:51:24 PM Rebbing
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->''"It was perfectly acceptable at Baker & Inglis to get a crush on a fellow classmate. At a girls school a certain amount of emotional energy, normally expended on boys, gets redirected into friendships."''

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->''"It ->"It was perfectly acceptable at Baker & Inglis to get a crush on a fellow classmate. At a girls school a certain amount of emotional energy, normally expended on boys, gets redirected into friendships."'''"



At the beginning of adolescence, there is a time when friendship is emphasized, usually junior high/middle school. These friendships can have very strong emotional bonds, and when two girls develop a close bond it will almost appear to be a romance. They [[HoldingHands hold hands]]. Getting together to do something is a "date." Fights are treated as a "break-up". They're willing to sleep next to each other [[ThereIsOnlyOneBed in the same bed.]] They may not "actually" be in a romantic relationship, but it is emphasized in such a way that if they were, you'd assume it'd look this way. [[HiveMind They're also sometimes capable of]] [[SpeakInUnison speaking]] [[MindlinkMates and moving in]] [[FinishingEachOthersSentences perfect]] [[{{Synchronization}} unison.]]

In the Western world this used to be far more widespread up until the late 1800s, and applied to both men and women, even into adulthood. It was referred to as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romantic_friendship romantic friendship]]". This practice waned at the turn of the 20th century, as adults, [[MistakenForGay particularly men, did not want to be mistaken as homosexual]] [[labelnote: Note]] Moving into the 21st century, it has made a resurgence with "bromance" being an encouraged social norm[[/labelnote]]. Generally, it only still occurs between young girls, where it is more socially acceptable, and non-indicative of sexual orientation.

In Japan this is known as "Class S" and is far more common than in the West. Due to the influence of Western female literature [[labelnote:Note]]Literature/ALittlePrincess and Literature/LittleWomen[[/labelnote]] the Japanese developed a belief that young girls are expected to have friendships with each other that emulate boyfriend/girlfriend relationships. This is considered a temporary but wonderful part of adolescence. They can then "graduate" from these friendships to "real" relationships with boys. To remain in a "Class S" relationship past middle school is seen as a sign of immaturity. It is expected that these friendships will continue into adulthood, but without the romantic elements. The possibility of one or more of the girls involved in a "Class S" relationship being ''truly'' invested in the other romantically is usually ignored.

If the romance starts to become ''too'' passionate, parents may try to intervene to separate the girls. This should never become physical ''that way''; it would 'corrupt' the IncorruptiblePurePureness. [[GrowingUpSucks Which is then traded in for marriage.]] If the girls do cross the line into sex (or even passionate kissing), they are no longer this trope, instead becoming SchoolgirlLesbians, and are treated differently.

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At the beginning of adolescence, there is a time when friendship is emphasized, usually junior high/middle school. These friendships can have very strong emotional bonds, and and, when two girls develop a close bond bond, it will almost appear to be a romance. They [[HoldingHands hold hands]]. Getting together to do something is a "date." Fights are treated as a "break-up". "break-up." They're willing to sleep next to each other [[ThereIsOnlyOneBed in the same bed.]] They may not "actually" be in a romantic relationship, but it is emphasized in such a way that if they were, you'd assume it'd look this way. [[HiveMind They're also sometimes capable of]] [[SpeakInUnison speaking]] [[MindlinkMates and moving in]] [[FinishingEachOthersSentences perfect]] [[{{Synchronization}} unison.]]

In the Western world world, this used to be was far more widespread common up until the late 1800s, and applied to both men and women, even into adulthood. It was referred to as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romantic_friendship romantic friendship]]". friendship]]." This practice waned at the turn of the 20th century, century as adults, [[MistakenForGay particularly men, [[MistakenForGay did not want to be mistaken as homosexual]] homosexual]].[[labelnote: Note]] Moving into the 21st century, it has made a resurgence with "bromance" being an encouraged social norm[[/labelnote]]. norm.[[/labelnote]] Generally, it only still only occurs between young girls, where it is more socially acceptable, acceptable and non-indicative not indicative of sexual orientation.

In Japan Japan, this is known as "Class S" and is far more common than in the West. Due to the influence of Western female literature [[labelnote:Note]]Literature/ALittlePrincess literature,[[labelnote:Note]]Literature/ALittlePrincess and Literature/LittleWomen[[/labelnote]] Literature/LittleWomen.[[/labelnote]] the Japanese developed a belief that young girls are expected to have friendships with each other that emulate boyfriend/girlfriend boyfriend–girlfriend relationships. This is considered a temporary but wonderful part of adolescence. They can then "graduate" from these friendships to "real" relationships with boys. To remain in a "Class S" relationship past middle school is seen as a sign of immaturity. It is expected that these friendships will continue into adulthood, but without the romantic elements. The possibility of one or more of the girls involved in a "Class S" relationship being ''truly'' truly invested in the other romantically is usually ignored.

If the romance starts to become ''too'' too passionate, parents may try to intervene to separate the girls. This should never become physical ''that way''; it would 'corrupt' the IncorruptiblePurePureness. IncorruptiblePurePureness, [[GrowingUpSucks Which which is then traded in for marriage.]] If the girls do cross the line into sex (or even passionate kissing), they are no longer this trope, instead becoming SchoolgirlLesbians, and are treated differently.
31st Dec '16 1:36:01 PM nombretomado
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* EnidBlyton's six-part ''Malory Towers'' series has a strong tendency towards its girls pair-bonding and there's hand-holding and arm-linking too, though this is a reflection of girls' behaviour in British boarding schools at and prior to the time the books were written. One of the friendships, between [[spoiler:a daughter of the aristocracy and a very tomboyish girl who goes by the male form of her given name]] has suggestions of [[SchoolgirlLesbians butch-femme dynamics]], and their future paths after school are described as [[spoiler:going into business together to run a horse-riding school]].

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* EnidBlyton's Creator/EnidBlyton's six-part ''Malory Towers'' series has a strong tendency towards its girls pair-bonding and there's hand-holding and arm-linking too, though this is a reflection of girls' behaviour in British boarding schools at and prior to the time the books were written. One of the friendships, between [[spoiler:a daughter of the aristocracy and a very tomboyish girl who goes by the male form of her given name]] has suggestions of [[SchoolgirlLesbians butch-femme dynamics]], and their future paths after school are described as [[spoiler:going into business together to run a horse-riding school]].
15th Nov '16 2:53:21 AM pvsage
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** In Season 6, Starlight Glimmer and The Great and Powerful Trixie bond over both of them having a DarkAndTroubledPast in the episode "No Second Prances". In "Every Little Thing She Does", Starlight has two portraits of Trixie in her bedroom, one of which hangs beside her bed, and in "To Where and Back Again", Trixie is almost romantically affectionate toward Starlight.
6th Nov '16 1:22:43 PM wootzits
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* On ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'', all the girls at Natsumi's school seem to idolize her obsessively, and Koyuki actually has a crush on Natsumi (though this is ''far'' less blatant than in the manga, where it dives headfirst into the realms of SchoolgirlLesbians).

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* On ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'', ''Manga/SgtFrog'', all the girls at Natsumi's school seem to idolize her obsessively, and Koyuki actually has a crush on Natsumi (though this is ''far'' less blatant than in the manga, where it dives headfirst into the realms of SchoolgirlLesbians).
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