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10th Jul '16 7:10:54 PM Shoebox
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* In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Edward Cullen starts out by flat-out stalking Bella and watching her as she sleeps. Does she mind? No. Even as he tells her how dangerous he is, she still finds him attractive, allowing him to entirely remove her from her old life and family (which, granted, she wasn't particularly happy with, but her sheer passive willingness to be guided by him can still come across as disturbing). He even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in the aborted prequel ''Literature/MidnightSun'', becoming disgusted with himself when he sneaks into Bella's window to watch her sleep and berating himself as a creepy stalker who ''should not be doing this''. [[IgnoredEpiphany It doesn't stop him from going ahead and doing it anyway.]] [[ParanoiaFuel Repeatedly.]] When he does finally confess that he has been watching her sleep, she is flattered. Yes, you read that right. She is flattered. By someone watching her sleep.

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* In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Edward Cullen starts out by flat-out stalking Bella and watching her as she sleeps. Does she mind? No. Even as he tells her how dangerous he is, she still finds him more and more attractive, eventually allowing him to entirely remove isolate her from her old life and family (which, granted, friends (even granted that she wasn't particularly happy with them to begin with, but her sheer passive willingness to be guided by him passivity can still come across as disturbing). He Edward even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in the aborted prequel ''Literature/MidnightSun'', becoming disgusted with himself when he sneaks into Bella's window to watch her sleep and berating himself as a creepy stalker who ''should not be doing this''. [[IgnoredEpiphany It doesn't stop him from going ahead and doing it anyway.]] [[ParanoiaFuel Repeatedly.]] When he does finally confess that he has been watching her sleep, she is flattered. Yes, you read that right. She is flattered. By someone watching her sleep.
10th Jul '16 7:05:32 PM Shoebox
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* In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Edward Cullen starts out by flat-out stalking Bella and watching her as she sleeps. Does she mind? No. Even as he tells her how dangerous he is, she still finds him attractive. He eventually takes Bella away from her human friends (that she never really liked in the first place) and her old life (that she hated) and she goes along willingly the whole way. He even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in the aborted prequel ''Literature/MidnightSun'', becoming disgusted with himself when he sneaks into Bella's window to watch her sleep and berating himself as a creepy stalker who ''should not be doing this''. [[IgnoredEpiphany It doesn't stop him from going ahead and doing it anyway.]] [[ParanoiaFuel Repeatedly.]] When he does finally confess that he has been watching her sleep, she is flattered. Yes, you read that right. She is flattered. By someone watching her sleep.

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* In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Edward Cullen starts out by flat-out stalking Bella and watching her as she sleeps. Does she mind? No. Even as he tells her how dangerous he is, she still finds him attractive. He eventually takes Bella away attractive, allowing him to entirely remove her from her human friends (that she never really liked in the first place) and her old life (that and family (which, granted, she hated) and she goes along willingly the whole way.wasn't particularly happy with, but her sheer passive willingness to be guided by him can still come across as disturbing). He even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in the aborted prequel ''Literature/MidnightSun'', becoming disgusted with himself when he sneaks into Bella's window to watch her sleep and berating himself as a creepy stalker who ''should not be doing this''. [[IgnoredEpiphany It doesn't stop him from going ahead and doing it anyway.]] [[ParanoiaFuel Repeatedly.]] When he does finally confess that he has been watching her sleep, she is flattered. Yes, you read that right. She is flattered. By someone watching her sleep.
20th Jun '16 11:40:07 AM gewunomox
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* "Sometimes a Fantasy" by BillyJoel. The song is basically [[HarassingPhoneCall about a phone sex call]], but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhJg1finpyU video]] is ''creepy'' because some guy seems to be ''forcing'' Billy into having phone sex, and ''watching''. Guh?!

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* "Sometimes a Fantasy" by BillyJoel.Music/BillyJoel. The song is basically [[HarassingPhoneCall about a phone sex call]], but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhJg1finpyU video]] is ''creepy'' because some guy seems to be ''forcing'' Billy into having phone sex, and ''watching''. Guh?!
4th Jun '16 9:04:29 PM gewunomox
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* "Every Breath You Take" by ThePolice is sometimes interpreted as being about this, but that one's really more of a straight-up ObsessionSong.

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* "Every Breath You Take" by ThePolice Music/ThePolice is sometimes interpreted as being about this, but that one's really more of a straight-up ObsessionSong.
24th May '16 10:40:23 AM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Sasaki theorizes that Torso removes the legs of his victims so they won't "leave". Once he becomes obsessed with Mutsuki, he becomes obsessed with following him and making him his, which especially escalates after Mutsuki responds to his affections in the negative leading to him to cut off his limbs to keep him from leaving. A volume 4 diary entry reveals that he believes they share a mysterious connection, and this "spark" of desire will be his salvation. He just believes they need to have a long, private talk.....then Mutsuki will understand their destined bond, and return his love. After he cuts off Mutsuki's legs and arms he declares he will forcibly marry him while having him dressed up in a white dress and putting a wedding ring on his cut off hand. He then stands in front of him shirtless while breathing deeply which heavily implies Attempted Rape. Usually, his past "lovers" rejection of him drives him to extreme violence to punish them including destroying their faces. Also, in chapter 73 of re: Torso brings Mutsuki a flower crown, but gets angry when Mutsuki glares at him and won't accept his compliments. He beats Mutsuki violently while screaming insults. He later has them on a makeshift bed and says he only beats Mutsuki because of how deep his love for him is.

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' does a variation. While Torso's actions towards his "lovers" is depicted as being very disturbing Torso thinks what he's doing isn't wrong. Sasaki theorizes that Torso removes the legs of his victims so they won't "leave". Once he becomes obsessed with Mutsuki, he becomes obsessed with following him and making him his, which especially escalates after Mutsuki responds to his affections in the negative leading to him to cut off his limbs to keep him from leaving. A volume 4 diary entry reveals that he believes they share a mysterious connection, and this "spark" of desire will be his salvation. He just believes they need to have a long, private talk.....then Mutsuki will understand their destined bond, and return his love. After he cuts off Mutsuki's legs and arms he declares he will forcibly marry him while having him dressed up in a white dress and putting a wedding ring on his cut off hand. He then stands in front of him shirtless while breathing deeply which heavily implies Attempted Rape. Usually, his past "lovers" rejection of him drives him to extreme violence to punish them including destroying their faces. Also, in chapter 73 of re: Torso brings Mutsuki a flower crown, but gets angry when Mutsuki glares at him and won't accept his compliments. He beats Mutsuki violently while screaming insults. He later has them on a makeshift bed and says he only beats Mutsuki because of how deep his love for him is.
24th May '16 10:37:15 AM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Sasaki theorizes that Torso removes the legs of his victims so they won't "leave". Once he becomes obsessed with Mutsuki, he becomes obsessed with following him and making him his, which especially escalates after Mutsuki responds to his affections in the negative leading to him to cut off his limbs to keep him from leaving. A volume 4 diary entry reveals that he believes they share a mysterious connection, and this "spark" of desire will be his salvation. He just believes they need to have a long, private talk.....then Mutsuki will understand their destined bond, and return his love. After he cuts off Mutsuki's legs and arms he declares he will forcibly marry him while having him dressed up in a white dress and putting a wedding ring on his cut off hand. He then stands in front of him shirtless while breathing deeply which heavily implies Attempted Rape. Usually, his past "lovers" rejection of him drives him to extreme violence to punish them including destroying their faces. Also, in chapter 73 of re: Torso brings Mutsuki a flower crown, but gets angry when Mutsuki glares at him and won't accept his compliments. He beats Mutsuki violently while screaming insults. He later has them on a makeshift bed and says he only beats Mutsuki because of how deep his love for him is.
14th May '16 11:26:22 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in [[http://snltranscripts.jt.org/04/04qfunhouse.phtml this]] ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch. Also, [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/40972/saturday-night-live-don-drapers-guide#s-p5-sr-i0 this]] spoof of ''MadMen''.

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* Parodied in [[http://snltranscripts.jt.org/04/04qfunhouse.phtml this]] ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch. Also, [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/40972/saturday-night-live-don-drapers-guide#s-p5-sr-i0 this]] spoof of ''MadMen''.''Series/MadMen''.
2nd May '16 7:32:39 AM JackG
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* The Australian 1980's add for Impulse body spray. "If a stranger gives you flowers, that's Impulse." (and yes, it did get parodied)
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30th Apr '16 8:14:41 AM aye_amber
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* "Why Don't You Write Me?" by SimonAndGarfunkel is downright creepy, and captures the stalker's mindset perfectly.

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* "Why Don't You Write Me?" by SimonAndGarfunkel Music/SimonAndGarfunkel is downright creepy, and captures the stalker's mindset perfectly.
8th Apr '16 9:24:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''FamilyMatters''. Urkel's behavior towards Laura borders on this, even though it's played for laughs and seen as annoying even at its worst. Though a handful of incidents--his locker combination being equivalent to her measurements, him asking for a lock of her hair--leave her genuinely creeped out, by the end of the series, they're together. The DoubleStandard comes into play here also--his behavior is considered romantic and endearing, but Myra and Myrtle' s identical behavior towards him and Eddie, respectively, is portrayed as the craziness it truly is.
* ''SexAndTheCity'': Big's behavior towards Carrie after he's married someone else--constantly calling her, lurking outside her apartment waiting for her to come home, then continuing to lurk waiting for her boyfriend to leave, showing up uninvited and unannounced and only leaving when she tells him her boyfriend is coming back, following her to the hotel where she's staying, following her into the elevator and grabbing and kissing her repeatedly, telling her, "I love you". Throughout all this, she repeatedly and explicitly tells him to leave her alone and during the kissing scene, tries to fight him off physically, before finally responding to his kisses. The next shot is of them in bed. The DoubleStandard is glaring--throughout their on-again, off-again relationship, any pursuing behavior of Carrie's was viewed as pitiful and worthy of ridicule and ended with her being dumped, whereas Big's harassment and essentially forcing himself on her is portrayed as sexy and romantic and results in him getting her back.

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* ''FamilyMatters''.''Series/FamilyMatters''. Urkel's behavior towards Laura borders on this, even though it's played for laughs and seen as annoying even at its worst. Though a handful of incidents--his locker combination being equivalent to her measurements, him asking for a lock of her hair--leave her genuinely creeped out, by the end of the series, they're together. The DoubleStandard comes into play here also--his behavior is considered romantic and endearing, but Myra and Myrtle' s identical behavior towards him and Eddie, respectively, is portrayed as the craziness it truly is.
* ''SexAndTheCity'': ''Series/SexAndTheCity'': Big's behavior towards Carrie after he's married someone else--constantly calling her, lurking outside her apartment waiting for her to come home, then continuing to lurk waiting for her boyfriend to leave, showing up uninvited and unannounced and only leaving when she tells him her boyfriend is coming back, following her to the hotel where she's staying, following her into the elevator and grabbing and kissing her repeatedly, telling her, "I love you". Throughout all this, she repeatedly and explicitly tells him to leave her alone and during the kissing scene, tries to fight him off physically, before finally responding to his kisses. The next shot is of them in bed. The DoubleStandard is glaring--throughout their on-again, off-again relationship, any pursuing behavior of Carrie's was viewed as pitiful and worthy of ridicule and ended with her being dumped, whereas Big's harassment and essentially forcing himself on her is portrayed as sexy and romantic and results in him getting her back.
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