History PlayingWith / MyBelovedSmother

3rd Nov '17 9:06:59 AM Synchronicity
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** [[AdultFear Charlie was kidnapped as a child]], so Alice's smothering is an emotional reaction to it.
24th Sep '17 2:14:00 PM creader
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* '''Gender Flip''': OverprotectiveDad

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* '''Gender Flip''': OverprotectiveDadFlip''':
** OverprotectiveDad
** Alan is overly protective of Charlie.
21st Mar '17 9:39:02 AM megarockman
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* '''Subverted''': Charlie complains about his mother's overbearing nature to everyone in earshot; when she finally appears, it's revealed he was [[EmoTeen exaggerating wildly]] and she's a perfectly normal mother.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Charlie complains about his mother's overbearing nature to everyone in earshot; when she finally appears, it's revealed he was [[EmoTeen exaggerating wildly]] and she's a perfectly normal mother.mother.
** The first time Charlie's friend Bob meets Alice she's asking Charlie whether he remembered to brush his teeth. Bob is briefly scandalized before Charlie lets out an exasperated, "Mom, that was ''one'' time!" and Alice laughs - turns out Alice is just teasing him and is just putting on a show to break the tension.
21st Jan '17 9:11:23 PM AgentKyles
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** ''Alice'' is the one who's really dependent and needs attention. Life wasn't kind to her, and now Charlie, her only child (or, perhaps, her only ''son'' - she doesn't care about daughters that much), is the only person in her life she can cling to.

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** ''Alice'' is the one who's really dependent and needs attention. [[DarkAndTroubledPast Life wasn't kind to her, her]], and now Charlie, her only child (or, perhaps, her only ''son'' - she doesn't care about daughters that much), is the only person in her life she can cling to.



* '''Defied''': Alice's own mother smothered her, so she decides to focus on making her child comfortable, [[IAmNotMyMother but not overbearing]].

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
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Alice's own mother smothered her, so she decides to focus on making her child comfortable, [[IAmNotMyMother but not overbearing]].overbearing]].
** Demetra, Alice's old friend, after seeing everything in her family finally gives her an AntiSmotherLoveTalk, which prompts Alice to loose her grip over Charlie,
11th Dec '16 12:18:30 AM AgentKyles
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* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???The writer has encountered one of these species (which is, sadly or gladly, very much TruthInTelevision) and wants to show the problems that will ensue if the mother doesn't back down one day.



** Alice is so overbearing she drives away Charlie's LoveInterest and friends. Charlie is too smothered by Alice's behavior and he [[CallingTheOldWomanOut calls her out on it]], and it tears their relationship apart.

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** Alice is so overbearing she drives away Charlie's LoveInterest and friends. Charlie is too smothered by Alice's behavior and he [[CallingTheOldWomanOut calls her out on it]], [[YoureNotMyMother and it tears their relationship apart.apart]].
11th Dec '16 12:12:26 AM AgentKyles
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** Alice's son keeps bothering her because he still hasn't matured enough.

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** Alice's son keeps bothering her [[MommasBoy because he still hasn't matured enough.enough]].



** Alice will come into Charlie's work place and call him constantly, cooing over him and even spies on Charlie's {{love interest}} to make sure that everything is fine for him.

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** Alice will come into Charlie's work place and call him constantly, cooing over him and even spies on Diane, Charlie's {{love interest}} girlfriend, [[KnightTemplarParent to make sure that everything is fine for him.him]].



** ConvenientlyAnOrphan.



* '''Defied''': Alice's own mother smothered her, so she decides to focus on making her child comfortable, but not overbearing.

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* '''Defied''': Alice's own mother smothered her, so she decides to focus on making her child comfortable, [[IAmNotMyMother but not overbearing.overbearing]].



** Alice is so overbearing she drives away Charlie's LoveInterest and friends. Charlie is too smothered by Alice's behavior and he calls her out on it, and it tears their relationship apart.
** Alternately: Alice forgets about her own life because she worries about Charlie's before her own, and Charlie is ungrateful.

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** Alice is so overbearing she drives away Charlie's LoveInterest and friends. Charlie is too smothered by Alice's behavior and he [[CallingTheOldWomanOut calls her out on it, it]], and it tears their relationship apart.
** Alternately: Alice forgets about her own life because she worries about Charlie's before her own, and Charlie is ungrateful.an UngratefulBastard.



** After Alice dies, Charlie realizes how ungrateful he's been and dedicates his life to his own son.

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** After Alice dies, [[IMissMom Charlie realizes how ungrateful he's been been]] and dedicates his life to his own son.



Back to MyBelovedSmother

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Back And don't be late back to MyBelovedSmother[[MyBelovedSmother the main page]]! Mommy'll be missin' ya so much, and it's gonna be cold in the evening...
10th Dec '16 11:44:03 PM AgentKyles
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* '''Downplayed''': Alice calls Charlie at least once a week, occasionally offering to do his laundry or asking if he's ''still'' single.

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* '''Downplayed''': Alice calls Charlie at least once a week, occasionally offering to do his laundry or [[IWantGrandkids asking if he's ''still'' single.he's]] ''[[IWantGrandkids still]]'' [[IWantGrandkids single]].



** Alice is a "hands off" parent who lets Charlie go completely after he leaves the house.

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** Alice is a [[HandsOffParenting "hands off" parent parent]] who lets Charlie go completely after he leaves the house.



* '''Subverted''': Charlie complains about his mother's overbearing nature to everyone in earshot; when she finally appears, it's revealed he was exaggerating wildly and she's a perfectly normal mother.
* '''Double Subverted''': ... Or at least, it seems that way, until she asks him if he washed behind his ears.

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* '''Gender Flip''': OverprotectiveDad
* '''Subverted''': Charlie complains about his mother's overbearing nature to everyone in earshot; when she finally appears, it's revealed he was [[EmoTeen exaggerating wildly wildly]] and she's a perfectly normal mother.
* '''Double Subverted''': ... Or at least, it seems that way, until she asks him if he washed behind his ears.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice is a beloved smother, but realizes she needs to give her son some space. But when Charlie manages to make a mess she's overbearing again and the cycle repeats.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice is a beloved smother, but realizes she needs to give her son some space. But when Charlie manages to make a mess she's overbearing again and the cycle repeats.repeats, ''ad nauseam''...
15th Jul '13 6:39:13 AM VPhantom
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* '''Parodied''': Alice will come into Charlie's work place and call him constantly, cooing over him and even spies on Charlie's {{love interest}} to make sure that everything is fine for him.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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Alice will come into Charlie's work place and call him constantly, cooing over him and even spies on Charlie's {{love interest}} to make sure that everything is fine for him.
15th Jul '13 2:39:02 AM CheeseDogX
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** Anytime Charlie is supposedly on his own, Alice can be seen following him, usually [[PaperThinDisguise wearing large sunglasses and a raincoat]] or [[NewspaperThinDisguise hiding behind a NewspaperThinDisguise]]. Occasionally she even resorts to hiding in garbage cans to keep an eye on him.

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** Anytime Charlie is supposedly on his own, Alice can be seen following him, usually [[PaperThinDisguise wearing large sunglasses and a raincoat]] or [[NewspaperThinDisguise hiding behind a NewspaperThinDisguise]].newspaper]]. Occasionally she even resorts to hiding in garbage cans to keep an eye on him.
15th Jul '13 2:38:31 AM CheeseDogX
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** Anytime Charlie is supposedly on his own, Alice can be seen following him, usually [[PaperThinDisguise wearing large sunglasses and a raincoat]] or [[NewspaperThinDisguise hiding behind a NewspaperThinDisguise]]. Occasionally she even resorts to hiding in garbage cans to keep an eye on him.
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