History PlayingWith / StalkingIsLove

4th Feb '16 8:00:45 AM Eievie
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* '''Straight''': Lucy finds out that Richard has been spying on her for some time, taking pictures and yearning after her from afar. She finds this romantic rather than creepy.
* '''Exaggerated''': Lucy learns that Richard has been following her around, memorizing her schedule and keeping exhaustive records of her every move. Instead of barracading herself in the house and calling the police, she squeals with delight and embraces him.

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* '''Straight''': Lucy Alice finds out that Richard Bob has been spying on her for some time, taking pictures and yearning after her from afar. She finds this romantic rather than creepy.
* '''Exaggerated''': Lucy Alice learns that Richard Bob has been following her around, memorizing her schedule and keeping exhaustive records of her every move. Instead of barracading herself in the house and calling the police, she squeals with delight and embraces him.



** Although while Lucy is flattered and even reciprocates his feelings, she still is worried that there might be something wrong with him.

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** Although while Lucy Alice is flattered and even reciprocates his feelings, she still is worried that there might be something wrong with him.



** [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe Lucy is desperate for love and never imagined anyone would take an interest in her, let alone ''this'' much interest]].
** Richard's stalking feeds Lucy's ego.
** Lucy has been isolated through out almost all of life. Years of isolation have made it so that she craves attention and socialization so much that to her being stalked is a good thing. Lucy has NoSocialSkills or any psychological or social knowledge, making her unaware of what kinds of people are stalkers and how inappropriate it is.

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** [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe Lucy Alice is desperate for love and never imagined anyone would take an interest in her, let alone ''this'' much interest]].
** Richard's Bob's stalking feeds Lucy's Alice's ego.
** Lucy Alice has been isolated through out almost all of life. Years of isolation have made it so that she craves attention and socialization so much that to her being stalked is a good thing. Lucy Alice has NoSocialSkills or any psychological or social knowledge, making her unaware of what kinds of people are stalkers and how inappropriate it is.



* '''Inverted''': Richard tries his best to avoid Lucy. When she finds out about this, she feels mega insecure, and seeks to make him love her.

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* '''Inverted''': Richard Bob likes Alice, and so he tries his best to avoid Lucy. her as not to make a fool of himself in front of her. When she Alice finds out about this, she feels mega insecure, finds it charming and seeks to make him love her.romantic.



** It seems like Lucy finds Richards' actions romantic but it is later revealed that it was all a lie (out of fear that if she directly told him how she finds his actions revolting he would react rather violently.) Lucy approaches Richard and tells him how flattered she is but when he gets himself ready to date her she leaves and when she is further away from him she calls the police and have him arrested.
** Lucy is flattered by Richard's utter "devotion" to her. But then Richard reveals that he is a StalkerWithoutACrush trying to get some dirt on her or intimidate her. As a result, she either quickly realizes how creepy it was in the first place or is left heartbroken.

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** It seems like Lucy Alice finds Richards' Bob's actions romantic but it is later revealed that it was all a lie (out of fear that if she directly told him how she finds his actions revolting he would react rather violently.) Lucy Alice approaches Richard Bob and tells him how flattered she is but when he gets himself ready to date her she leaves and when she is further away from him she calls the police and have him arrested.
** Lucy Alice is flattered by Richard's Bob's utter "devotion" to her. But then Richard Bob reveals that he is a StalkerWithoutACrush trying to get some dirt on her or intimidate her. As a result, she either quickly realizes how creepy it was in the first place or is left heartbroken.



** However Lucy had Richard arrested because she wanted to see just how serious of a stalker he is. When Richard breaks out of jail and tracks down Lucy, she is flattered.
** Richard later falls in love with her and starts stalking her again. He also begins sneaking into her house and leaving around chocolates and jewelry for her as an apology. Lucy finds this sweet and they end up in a loving relationship.

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** However Lucy Alice had Richard Bob arrested because she wanted to see just how serious of a stalker he is. When Richard Bob breaks out of jail and tracks down Lucy, Alice, she is flattered.
** Richard Alice later falls in love with her and starts stalking her again. He also begins sneaking into her house and leaving around chocolates and jewelry for her as an apology. Lucy Alice finds this sweet and they end up in a loving relationship.



** Richard's devotion to stalking Lucy is ''incredibly'' creepy, but Lucy turns out to be a NightmareFetishist -- which scares ''Richard'' off and reverses the entire situation, as she becomes ''his'' stalker.
** Richard's stalking makes Lucy fall for him... but everyone ''else'' is insanely {{squick}}ed out by this and respond accordingly.
** Or alternatively, [[OnlySaneMan Lucy]] rejects or breaks up with Richard for stalking her and no one else sees what the big deal is.
** People actually pay people to stalk them. [[labelnote:*]] Bonus points if there are arguments against this practice under the reasoning that stalking should be done out of love not money! If so, cue the DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything vibes. [[/labelnote]]
* '''Zig Zagged''': Lucy responds favorably to Richard at first, but as she learns more about the depths of his obsession, she wavers between feeling flattered and feeling deeply disturbed. Her friends and family also respond in varying ways, ranging from "Aww! How romantic!" to "Oh God what?!" and "Hang on, Daddy just has to get his gun..".

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** Richard's Bob's devotion to stalking Lucy Alice is ''incredibly'' creepy, but Lucy Alice turns out to be a NightmareFetishist -- which scares ''Richard'' ''Bob'' off and reverses the entire situation, as she becomes ''his'' stalker.
** Richard's Bob's stalking makes Lucy Alice fall for him... but everyone ''else'' is insanely {{squick}}ed out by this and respond accordingly.
** Or alternatively, [[OnlySaneMan Lucy]] Alice]] rejects or breaks up with Richard Bob for stalking her and no one else sees what the big deal is.
** People actually pay people to stalk them. [[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Bonus points if there are arguments against this practice under the reasoning that stalking should be done out of love not money! If so, cue the DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything vibes. [[/labelnote]]
* '''Zig Zagged''': Lucy Alice responds favorably to Richard Bob at first, but as she learns more about the depths of his obsession, she wavers between feeling flattered and feeling deeply disturbed. Her friends and family also respond in varying ways, ranging from "Aww! How romantic!" to "Oh God what?!" and "Hang on, Daddy just has to get his gun..".



** Lucy is not being stalked at all.
** Lucy is creeped out by Richard's inappropriate behavior and she files for a restraining order.
** Lucy never finds out that Richard is stalking her.

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** Lucy Alice is not being stalked at all.
** Lucy Alice is creeped out by Richard's Bob's inappropriate behavior and she files for a restraining order.
** Lucy Alice never finds out that Richard Bob is stalking her.



* '''Lampshaded''': "So, instead of getting a restraining order, you sleep with him? Lucy, you need help".
* '''Invoked''': "When Lucy finds out I've been stalking her, she'll be so flattered, that she'll want me".
* '''Exploited''': It's well known in town that if you want a date with Lucy, you'd better get a hold of her schedule and some binoculars.

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* '''Lampshaded''': "So, instead of getting a restraining order, you sleep with him? Lucy, Alice, you need help".
* '''Invoked''': "When Lucy Alice finds out I've been stalking her, she'll be so flattered, that she'll want me".
* '''Exploited''': It's well known in town that if you want a date with Lucy, Alice, you'd better get a hold of her schedule and some binoculars.



* '''Discussed''': "I would have called the cops myself, but apparently Lucy thinks Richard stalking her was really hot."

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* '''Discussed''': "I would have called the cops myself, but apparently Lucy Alice thinks Richard Bob stalking her was really hot."



** Lucy's positive reaction to him adds fuel to the fire; however, after becoming her boyfriend, Richard finds that Lucy is "changing" from the ideal image he'd constructed of her to something different. Something he doesn't like as much... The steps he takes to ''fix'' this mainly make matters worse, until the relationship comes to a painful, destructive end.
** Lucy is delusional and paranoid, and only thinks Richard is stalking her. Richard just happens to ride the same bus as her and lives down the street from her but has no real interest in her at all.
* '''Reconstructed''': Despite his initial stalking attitude, Richard mellows out as his love for Lucy grows stronger and learns to trust her. Lucy, for her part, turns from a FragileFlower to a confident, happy young woman and both end up HappilyMarried.
* '''Played For Laughs:''' Richard is incredibly bad at the "not being seen" park of stalking, and Lucy [[FailedASpotCheck has no ranks in Spot]]. HilarityEnsues.
* '''Played For Drama:''' Lucy's parents find out that Richard has been stalking on their daughter for weeks and Lucy seems to be flattered by it. RealityEnsues.

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** Lucy's Alice's positive reaction to him adds fuel to the fire; however, after becoming her boyfriend, Richard Bob finds that Lucy Alice is "changing" from the ideal image he'd constructed of her to something different. Something he doesn't like as much... The steps he takes to ''fix'' this mainly make matters worse, until the relationship comes to a painful, destructive end.
** Lucy Alice is delusional and paranoid, and only thinks Richard Bob is stalking her. Richard Bob just happens to ride the same bus as her and lives down the street from her but has no real interest in her at all.
* '''Reconstructed''': Despite his initial stalking attitude, Richard Bob mellows out as his love for Lucy Alice grows stronger and learns to trust her. Lucy, Alice, for her part, turns from a FragileFlower to a confident, happy young woman and both end up HappilyMarried.
* '''Played For Laughs:''' Richard Bob is incredibly bad at the "not being seen" park of stalking, and Lucy Alice [[FailedASpotCheck has no ranks in Spot]]. HilarityEnsues.
* '''Played For Drama:''' Lucy's Alice's parents find out that Richard Bob has been stalking on their daughter for weeks and Lucy Alice seems to be flattered by it. RealityEnsues.
20th Mar '14 8:51:40 PM SKJAM
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* '''Discussed''': "I would have called the cops myself, but apparently Lucy thinks Richard stalking her was really hot.

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* '''Discussed''': "I would have called the cops myself, but apparently Lucy thinks Richard stalking her was really hot."
20th Mar '14 8:51:18 PM SKJAM
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* '''Discussed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???"I would have called the cops myself, but apparently Lucy thinks Richard stalking her was really hot.
28th Feb '14 8:26:33 AM Sheneshta
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** In the second downplayed version, because the behavior is innocuous, if slightly inappropriate where there isn't an existing relationship. It ''might'' worsen into "real" stalking, or it could just be awkward and the person's way of demonstrating affection and interest.

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** In the second downplayed version, because the behavior is innocuous, if slightly inappropriate where there isn't an existing relationship. It ''might'' worsen into "real" stalking, or it could just be awkward and the person's clumsy way of demonstrating affection and interest.
21st Jan '14 11:10:31 PM BibsDibs
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** Lucy is flattered by Richard's utter "devotion" to her. But then Richard reveals that he is a StalkerWithoutACrush trying to get some dirt on or intimediate her. As a result, she either quickly realizes how creepy it was in the first place or is left heartbroken.

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** Lucy is flattered by Richard's utter "devotion" to her. But then Richard reveals that he is a StalkerWithoutACrush trying to get some dirt on her or intimediate intimidate her. As a result, she either quickly realizes how creepy it was in the first place or is left heartbroken.
21st Jan '14 11:10:05 PM BibsDibs
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** Lucy is flattered by Richard's utter "devotion" to her. But then Richard reveals that he is a StalkerWithoutACrush trying to get some dirt on her. As a result, she either quickly realizes how creepy it was in the first place or is left heartbroken.

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** Lucy is flattered by Richard's utter "devotion" to her. But then Richard reveals that he is a StalkerWithoutACrush trying to get some dirt on or intimediate her. As a result, she either quickly realizes how creepy it was in the first place or is left heartbroken.
21st Jan '14 11:06:13 PM BibsDibs
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** Lucy is flattered by Richard's utter "devotion" to her. But then Richard reveals that he is a StalkerWithoutACrush trying to get some dirt on her to humiliate her in front of everybody. As a result, she either quickly realizes how creepy it was in the first place or is left heartbroken.

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** Lucy is flattered by Richard's utter "devotion" to her. But then Richard reveals that he is a StalkerWithoutACrush trying to get some dirt on her to humiliate her in front of everybody.her. As a result, she either quickly realizes how creepy it was in the first place or is left heartbroken.
21st Jan '14 10:58:41 PM BibsDibs
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** Lucy is flattered by Richard's utter "devotion" to her. But then Richard reveals that he is a StalkerWithoutACrush trying to get some dirt on her to humiliate her in front of everybody and she quickly begins to realize how creepy it was in the first place.

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** Lucy is flattered by Richard's utter "devotion" to her. But then Richard reveals that he is a StalkerWithoutACrush trying to get some dirt on her to humiliate her in front of everybody and everybody. As a result, she either quickly begins to realize realizes how creepy it was in the first place.place or is left heartbroken.
21st Jan '14 10:56:49 PM BibsDibs
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** Lucy is flattered by Richard's utter "devotion" to her at first. But then Richard reveals that he is a StalkerWithoutACrush trying to get some dirt on her to humiliate her in front of everybody.

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** Lucy is flattered by Richard's utter "devotion" to her at first. her. But then Richard reveals that he is a StalkerWithoutACrush trying to get some dirt on her to humiliate her in front of everybody.everybody and she quickly begins to realize how creepy it was in the first place.
21st Jan '14 10:54:53 PM BibsDibs
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* '''Subverted''': It seems like Lucy finds Richards' actions romantic but it is later revealed that it was all a lie (out of fear that if she directly told him how she finds his actions revolting he would react rather violently.) Lucy approaches Richard and tells him how flattered she is but when he gets himself ready to date her she leaves and when she is further away from him she calls the police and have him arrested.
* '''Double Subverted''': However Lucy had Richard arrested because she wanted to see just how serious of a stalker he is. When Richard breaks out of jail and tracks down Lucy, she is flattered.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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It seems like Lucy finds Richards' actions romantic but it is later revealed that it was all a lie (out of fear that if she directly told him how she finds his actions revolting he would react rather violently.) Lucy approaches Richard and tells him how flattered she is but when he gets himself ready to date her she leaves and when she is further away from him she calls the police and have him arrested.
** Lucy is flattered by Richard's utter "devotion" to her at first. But then Richard reveals that he is a StalkerWithoutACrush trying to get some dirt on her to humiliate her in front of everybody.
* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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However Lucy had Richard arrested because she wanted to see just how serious of a stalker he is. When Richard breaks out of jail and tracks down Lucy, she is flattered.flattered.
** Richard later falls in love with her and starts stalking her again. He also begins sneaking into her house and leaving around chocolates and jewelry for her as an apology. Lucy finds this sweet and they end up in a loving relationship.


Added DiffLines:

** Lucy never finds out that Richard is stalking her.
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