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27th Jun '16 2:46:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': In the episode "Crushed", the normally snarky and brooding Mandy falls head over heels for a boy Billy befriended named Piff. Angry at her humiliation and fearful that such previously unknown feelings would reduce her into a simpering fool like [[LoveMartyr Irwin]], she demands that Grim cut out her heart so she would no longer experience love again. Initially delighted at the idea, Grim goes for a different method after Mandy explains her dilemma to him. Using makeup and cosmetics, Mandy's new appearance immediately catches Piff's attention, who falls head over heels for her, and pathetically asks her to the Spring Dance (just as Irwin had done earlier) only to be rejected and punched in the face. Considering [[CrapsackWorld where they live]], Mandy had good reason for thinking love was for the weak-minded.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': In the episode "Crushed", the normally snarky and brooding Mandy falls head over heels for a boy Billy befriended named Piff. Angry at her humiliation and fearful that such previously unknown feelings would reduce her into a simpering fool like [[LoveMartyr Irwin]], she demands that Grim cut out her heart so she would no longer experience love again. Initially delighted at the idea, Grim goes for a different method after Mandy explains her dilemma to him. Using makeup and cosmetics, Mandy's new appearance immediately catches Piff's attention, who falls head over heels for her, and pathetically asks her to the Spring Dance (just as Irwin had done earlier) only to be rejected and punched in the face. Considering [[CrapsackWorld where they live]], Mandy had good reason for thinking love was for the weak-minded.



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22nd Jun '16 6:45:06 AM FlowerofMay
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* In the TV miniseries adaptation of Anne Rice's ''The Feast of All Saints'', Dolly Rose references this trope when explaining her choice to open a brothel instead of going into [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla%C3%A7age placage]] to Marie, who adamantly refuses to enter a placage relationship under any circumstances.

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* In the TV miniseries adaptation of Anne Rice's ''The Feast of All Saints'', Dolly Rose references this trope when explaining her choice to open a brothel instead of going into [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla%C3%A7age org/wiki/Placage placage]] to Marie, who adamantly refuses to enter a placage relationship under any circumstances.
22nd Jun '16 5:25:58 AM Dravencour
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** It's not just the ''Legend of Korra'' fandom - any fandom with a prominent enough shipping faction (especially those with a somewhat even gender ratio) will get people who loudly complain about 'cancer' and 'delusional fangirls' regardless of how peaceful the shippers are. That in their eagerness to prove themselves the true fans they have become just as petty and stubbornly argumentative as their apparent enemy generally seems to escape them.

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** It's not just the ''Legend of Korra'' fandom - any fandom with a prominent enough shipping faction (especially those with a somewhat even gender ratio) will get people who loudly complain about 'cancer' and 'delusional fangirls' regardless of how peaceful the shippers are. That in their eagerness to prove themselves the true fans "true fans" they have [[HeWhoFightsMonsters become just as petty and stubbornly argumentative as their apparent enemy enemy]] generally seems to escape them.
20th May '16 6:46:54 PM Furienna
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** Which completely misses the point since ''Romeo and Juliet'' is already one big slam against romance. It's not so much a critique of romance itself[[note]]note that Creator/WilliamShakespeare seemed to be mostly in favor of the sensation[[/note]] as a critique of dumbass kids who, as soon as they ''think'' they're in love, immediately overreact. They're so blinded by love that they kill themselves the moment something goes wrong. Plus all the people they get killed along the way. The message seems to be the opposite of this trope: Romance should only be for people mature enough to deal with it sensibly, and kids should stay out of it.
28th Mar '16 2:20:58 PM MBI
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* From ''Film/MoulinRouge'':
-->'''Satine:''' Love makes us act like we are fools/Throw our lives away for one happy day
5th Mar '16 11:50:44 PM DrFraud
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* This is Harry's attitude in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4177266/chapters/10447191 The Consequences of a Binding Ritual]]''. His sole reaction when he believes that he might be physically attracted to Ginny Weasley is to hope that he can seduce her to the dark side because LoveMakesYouCrazy.




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* "Falling in Love With Love" in ''The Boys from Syracuse'' expresses this outlook.
-->Falling in love with love is falling for make-believe!\\
Falling in love with love is playing the fool!\\
Caring too much is such a juvenile fancy!\\
Learning to trust is just for children in school.
29th Jan '16 8:58:21 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Stage Door'' by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, this is the reason why a SmallNameBigEgo playwright doesn't want to write "potboilers":
-->'''Keith''': The theater shouldn't be just a place to earn a living in. It should be thunder and lightning, and power and truth.\\
'''Terry''': And magic and romance!\\
'''Keith''': No, no! Romance is for babies! I write about ''today''! I want to tear the heart out of the rotten carcass they call life, and hold it up bleeding for all the world to see!\\
'''Terry''': How about putting some heart ''into'' life, instead of tearing it out?\\
'''Keith''': There's no place for sentiment in the world today. We've gone past it.\\
'''Terry''': I suppose that's why you never hear of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.\\
'''Keith''' ''(turning away)'': That's a woman's argument.\\
'''Terry''': Well, I'm a woman.
21st Jan '16 1:22:30 AM LadyNorbert
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* Tzipporah has shades of this in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', with one of her sisters commenting at one point "That's why Papa says she'll never get married". She warms up to Moses and the two are wed at the end of the "Heaven's Eyes" montage.
* In Don Bluth's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'', Mrs. Field Mouse, Mr. Beetle, and the frogs all try to convince Thumbelina that marrying for love is a stupid thing to do, and that she ought to instead choose a husband that has money and can provide for her. Those characters all just want to use Thumbelina for their own ends.

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* Tzipporah has shades of this in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', with one of her sisters commenting at one point point, "That's why Papa says she'll never get married". married." She warms up to Moses and the two are wed at the end of the "Heaven's Eyes" montage.
* In Don Bluth's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'', Mrs. Field Mouse, Mr. Beetle, and the frogs all try to convince Thumbelina that marrying for love is a stupid thing to do, and that she ought to instead choose a husband that has money and can provide for her. Those Of course, those characters all just want to use Thumbelina for their own ends.



* Doc Brown seems to play the scientist version of this to a degree in ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.

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* Doc Brown seems to play the scientist version of this to a degree in ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. He certainly gets over it by the third film, however.



* Isabelle Lightwood from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', is quite young to be this cynical, but then she is privy to the fact that her parents have a HappyMarriageCharade going on. She openly questions how her brothers can so readily fall in love. But then, they aren't in on the family secret.

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* Isabelle Lightwood from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', is quite young to be this cynical, but then she is privy to the fact that her parents have a HappyMarriageCharade going on. She openly questions how her brothers can so readily fall in love. But then, love; on the other hand, they aren't in on the family secret.



* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Robert and Cersei have a scene for themselves where both of them elucidate on this point: The two have been married (for political reasons) for 17 years and hate each others' guts, and both of them have long since lost people they had unrequited love towards and have problems genuinely feeling for anyone else (for Robert, it was Lyanna Stark. For Cersei, it was Robert. ''Ouch'').

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Robert and Cersei have a scene for themselves where both of them elucidate on this point: The two have been married (for political reasons) for 17 years and hate each others' other's guts, and both of them have long since lost people toward whom they had felt unrequited love towards and have problems genuinely feeling for anyone else (for else. (For Robert, it was Lyanna Stark. For Cersei, it was Robert. ''Ouch'').''Ouch.'')



-->'''Dolly Rose''': I deal in flesh, cher, and I don't make judgements about it, I merely know its value to the men who must have its pleasures. And I do it without the illusion of love or romance or some foolish dream of aristocracy that comes with placage.

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-->'''Dolly Rose''': I deal in flesh, cher, ''cher'', and I don't make judgements judgments about it, I merely know its value to the men who must have its pleasures. And I do it without the illusion of love or romance or some foolish dream of aristocracy that comes with placage.



** Which completely misses the point since ''Romeo and Juliet'' is already one big slam against romance. It's not so much a critique of romance itself[[note]]which Creator/WilliamShakespeare seemed to be mostly in favor of[[/note]] as a critique of dumbass kids who, as soon as they ''think'' they're in love, immediately overreact. They're so blinded by love that they kill themselves the moment something goes wrong. Plus all the people they get killed along the way. The message seems to be the opposite of this trope: Romance should only be for people mature enough to deal with it sensibly, and kids should stay out of it.

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** Which completely misses the point since ''Romeo and Juliet'' is already one big slam against romance. It's not so much a critique of romance itself[[note]]which itself[[note]]note that Creator/WilliamShakespeare seemed to be mostly in favor of[[/note]] of the sensation[[/note]] as a critique of dumbass kids who, as soon as they ''think'' they're in love, immediately overreact. They're so blinded by love that they kill themselves the moment something goes wrong. Plus all the people they get killed along the way. The message seems to be the opposite of this trope: Romance should only be for people mature enough to deal with it sensibly, and kids should stay out of it.



* Semi-inverted in ''Cabaret'', as most of the overtly romantic numbers in the show take place between the elderly fruit vendor and landlady, while the younger characters get together for much more pragmatic reasons, mainly economic. [[spoiler:However, ultimately the sweet elderly couple split because the landlady decides she is too old to do something as dangerous as marrying a Jewish man just as Hitler is rising to power]].

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* Semi-inverted in ''Cabaret'', as most of the overtly romantic numbers in the show take place between the elderly fruit vendor and landlady, while the younger characters get together for much more pragmatic reasons, mainly economic. [[spoiler:However, ultimately the sweet elderly couple split because the landlady decides she is too old to do something as dangerous as marrying a Jewish man just as Hitler is rising to power]].power.]]



** Having been raised by a HumanoidAbomination, Morrigan claims that "love is fleeting and has no meaning." While she readily takes the PlayerCharacter to bed, she views it only as a [[FriendsWithBenefits sexual relationship.]] She panics when she begins to develop feelings beyond attraction for the protagonist.

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** Having been raised by a HumanoidAbomination, Morrigan claims that "love is fleeting and has no meaning." While she readily takes the male PlayerCharacter to bed, she views it only as a [[FriendsWithBenefits sexual relationship.]] She panics when she begins to develop feelings beyond attraction for the protagonist.



-->Zevran: I grew up amongst those who sold the illusion of love, and then I was trained to make my heart cold in favor of the kill. Everything I've been taught says what I feel is wrong.

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-->Zevran: -->'''Zevran''': I grew up amongst those who sold the illusion of love, and then I was trained to make my heart cold in favor of the kill. Everything I've been taught says what I feel is wrong.



* Having not exactly had much good experience with [[LoveHurts love]] and being more of a masochistic sort, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is nearly always grossed out by the mushier displays of affection and states Valentines Day is the holiday where guys suffer the most.

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* Having not exactly had much good experience with [[LoveHurts love]] and being more of a masochistic sort, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is nearly always grossed out by the mushier displays of affection and states Valentines Valentine's Day is the holiday where guys suffer the most.




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* The episode "Doomie's Romance" has WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} espousing this mentality, as he derides his car for falling in love (ItMakesSenseInContext) and repeatedly declaring that it's a waste of time. However, his heart keeps popping out of his chest and making very contradictory claims, suggesting this isn't really how he feels at all.
5th Jan '16 11:26:11 AM DrImpossible
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* In Don Bluth's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'', Mrs. Field Mouse, Mr. Beetle, and the frogs all try to convince Thumbelina that marrying for love is a stupid thing to do, and that she ought to instead choose a husband that has money and can provide for her. This is justified, because those characters all just want to use Thumbelina for their own ends.

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* In Don Bluth's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'', Mrs. Field Mouse, Mr. Beetle, and the frogs all try to convince Thumbelina that marrying for love is a stupid thing to do, and that she ought to instead choose a husband that has money and can provide for her. This is justified, because those Those characters all just want to use Thumbelina for their own ends.
15th Nov '15 7:04:11 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* Diane of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' seems to take a rather cynical view of romance. She's of the opinion that you've got to beat everyone else out for (her rather shallow idea of) "the perfect guy," and that every other romance is merely practice. She teases Rhoda for holding onto such naive ideas like thinking that maybe [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1591 you'll meet someone and fall for each other.]] The narrative seems to agree with Rhoda, as not only does Diane's statement contain a few contradictions (her ideal man is both assertive, and does what she tells him), but on top of that, Rhoda met her current girlfriend Catalina in [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1342 much the same way]] as she described.
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