'''The Strange Love Collection''' is a unique {{Anthology}} of "oneshot" (single-chapter) FanFiction stories, written by various authors, set in the universe of ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', and centering around the theme of sex and relationships. The collection was edited by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~lodylodylody Lodylodylody]] and posted on [[FanFictionDotNet FanFiction.net]]. The collection came about as the result of a challenge with the following rules:

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[[folder: The Rules]]
* A pool of all known ''Suite Life'' characters (no matter how minor) was compiled. This included characters from other series who appeared in {{Crossover}} episodes, and had actually set foot on a Tipton property.
* Writers would be assigned a pair of characters randomly-drawn from that pool
** Writers could specify whether they desired:
*** A {{het}} (male/female) pairing
*** A male or female [[SlashFic slash]] pairing (male/male or female/female)
*** Any combination of the above
** Writers could request one "do-over" drawing per submission. Writers were required to write for their "do-over" pairing (and not the original) once it had been assigned.
** Certain pairings were automatically disqualified, and a "do-over" was automatically issued without penalty.
*** Pairings of persons [[IncestIsRelative related by blood]]
*** Pairings between two {{Crossover}} characters.
** Once drawn, characters would be returned to the pool, and could be drawn again any number of times.
* Writers were then to write a story based upon a relationship between the two characters
** The nature of the relationship was entirely up to the writer. Valid relationship types included:
*** Romantic
*** Platonic
*** Purely sexual (eg: one-night stands)
*** Unrequited love
*** Fantasies
** Sex was neither to be shown nor implied between adults and minors. [[TheJailBaitWait Aging-up]] the younger character was a valid remedy.
** Stories had to be "oneshots," that is, a single chapter. There were no restrictions on length, however.
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Fifteen authors contributed:

[[folder: The Contributors]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~darkelements10 DarkElements10]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~ethereality88 Ethereality88]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~fizzystarburst Fizzy Starburst]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~thehurricane13 The Hurricane 13]]
* Tropers/JamesDoyle
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~lodylodylody Lodylodylody]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~purplewowies purplewowies]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~silverturtle SilverTurtle]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~snapplelinz Snapplelinz]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~tiger002 tiger002]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~undefinedliving Undefinedliving]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~waldojeffers Waldojeffers]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~woundedhearts woundedhearts]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~wyntirsno Wyntirsno]]
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The collection began accepting submissions on January 1, 2010, posted its opening chapter on January 15, 2010, closed to submissions on March 15, 2010, and posted its closing chapter on March 22, 2010.

A new collection will be opened to submissions in January 2011.

The {{anthology}} consists of two collections:

* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5671109 Strange Love]] - A collection of stories hosted by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~wyntirsno Wyntirsno]] with content ratings up to, and including, T.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5671086/1/ Strange Love: After Hours]] - A collection of stories hosted by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~waldojeffers Waldojeffers]] with M-rated content.

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!This collection provides examples of:

[[folder: The Tropes]]
* ActorAllusion - ''Rumors'' features an encounter between [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Alex Russo]] and Gwen from the episode "A Midsummer's Nightmare." Both are played by Selena Gomez in canon.
* AlphaBitch - Dana Wuhl is up to her old shtick in ''What the Heart Wants''.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation - [[AuthorFilibuster It's what fanfic is all about, people!]]
* TheArtOfBraRemoval - [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and Averted in ''Tipton Mountain''. Kirk is a seasoned veteran in the art of undergarment removal.
* BananaRepublic - The small South American military dictatorship of Cúncun, Esteban's home country, and the setting of ''The Executioner''.
* BelligerentSexualTension - Thick enough to serve up with an ice cream scoop between Drew and Stacy in ''It's Only Acting''.
* BetaCouple
** Cody and [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Max Russo]] in ''A Magical Vacation''
** London and [[ThatsSoRaven Chelsea Daniels]], who wasn't eligible to be an alpha, having never set foot on a Tipton property, in ''Cruisin' For Love in All the Wrong Places''.
** Zack and Max in ''Can't Fight the Moonlight''.
* BirdsOfAFeather - Skippy and Moose in ''Southern Guys''.
* BlackWidow - [[spoiler: Miss Klotz in ''Whatever Happened to Serge?'']]
* TheBrainlessBeauty - She's the same old Cassandra in ''At the Club''.
* ButLiquorIsQuicker - It's not the ultimate cause of [[spoiler: Emma and Brandi's]] night of passion in ''The Ex-Wives' Club'', but it certainly helped.
* BuxomIsBetter - [[ThatsSoRaven Raven Baxter]] might not have gotten any lovin' in ''Crusin' For Love in All the Wrong Places'' if anyone had ever told her about a sports bra.
* CasanovaWannabe - Mark in ''Seven Minutes in Purgatory''. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that he gets the girl in the end.]]
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown - [[spoiler: Arwin]] gets quite a shock when he barges in on [[spoiler: Dr. Chip]] in the locker room in ''The Doctor is In''.
* ComingOutStory - ''What the Heart Wants''
* CrackPairing - This collection serves as living proof that, in the hands of a skilled writer, ''any'' pairing can be made to work.
* DanceOfRomance - For Zack and Mary-Margaret in ''Finding a New Dream''.
* DidYouJustHaveSex - Maddie and Zack's accurate assessment of Cody's unkempt state at the beginning of ''The Unlikeliest of Pairs''.
* DressHitsFloor - Used to set the mood in ''Can't Fight the Moonlight''.
* DrowningMySorrows - The context in which Emma Tutweiler met Brandi Tipton in ''The Ex-Wives' Club''.
* ElevatorGoingDown - The setting for the action between [[spoiler: Jessica and Bailey]] in ''Blackout''.
* EroticDream
** Mary-Margaret has one in ''Ambition''.
** As does [[spoiler: Tutweiler in ''Yoga Lessons'']].
* FakeOutMakeOut - The action in ''The Birthday Bash'' ''started out'' as this.
* FirstKiss - Millicent's [[PostKissCatatonia renders her unconscious]] in ''Seven Minutes in Purgatory''.
* GhostShipping - In ''Possession'', Grace the Tipton maid has sex with [[spoiler: Irene, the ghost in suite 613, by having Irene masturbate while inhabiting her body]].
* GirlOnGirlIsHot - For most of the authors, and its male counterpart for two particular authors.
* HotForStudent - Emma Tutweiler toward [[spoiler: London]] in ''Yoga Lessons''.
* TheJailBaitWait - Inverted. Holden waits until his eighteenth birthday to make his move on [[spoiler: Connie]] in ''Old Enough to Love You''.
* KavorkaMan
** Despite looking like [[Magazine/{{MAD}} Alfred E. Neuman]], Dirk has a way with the [[UpperClassTwit rich and dumb]] girls in ''Tipton Mountain''.
** Woody takes some of his unexpected canon game and kicks it up a notch in ''Can't Fight the Moonlight''.
* KidsAreCruel - Haley's explanation for why she's so shy in ''What the Heart Wants''.
* LadyKillerInLove - Kirk develops genuine feelings for Hilary in ''Tipton Mountain'', [[spoiler: only to find out that all she wanted was to get laid.]]
* {{Lemon}} - The "After Hours" collection's ''raison d'etre''. Thoough there's plenty of sex, all stories have enough of a plot to save them from PornWithoutPlot-status.
* LesbianJock - [[spoiler: Becky]] hasn't figured out by the end of ''Crusin' For Love in All the Wrong Places'' if she's one of these, but is at least giving some serious thought.
* LikesOlderWomen
** Holden in ''Old Enough to Love You''.
** Woody in ''The Chef and the Busboy''.
* LipstickLesbian - All female characters shipped with other female characters in this collection, with the possible exception of [[spoiler: Becky]].
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters - Any character who ever appeared in a ''[[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Suite Life]]'' episode or set foot on a Tipton property was eligible for the lottery.
* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces - Numerous examples. A few include:
** A utility closet in ''The Unlikeliest of Pairs''.
** A [[TwoPersonPoolParty swimming pool]] in ''The Doctor is In''.
** The hallway ''outside'' of a cruise cabin in ''The Birthday Bash''.
** The commandant's quarters at a prison camp in ''The Executioner''.
** A hot tub in ''A Magical Vacation''.
* ManipulativeBastard - Spencer Moseby, who [[spoiler: in defiance of stated sexual preference]], has sex with [[spoiler: Esteban]] in order to get what he wants in ''Manipulative Moseby''.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover - All characters from crossover episodes who actually set foot on a Tipton property were eligible for the lottery. As such, the collection includes characters from ''ThatsSoRaven'', ''HannahMontana'', and ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''.
* MatingDance
** Cody and Dakota dance a mean tango in ''Can't Fight the Moonlight'', [[spoiler: both vertically and horizontally].
** Hilary took Kirk out on the floor basically just to get him in the mood in ''Tipton Mountain''.
* MayDecemberRomance
** London Tipton and Carey Martin in ''Just For Tonight''.
** Woody and Chef Gigi in ''The Chef and the Busboy''.
** [[HandsomeLech Kurt Martin]] and Matisse in ''An Awkward Reunion''.
* MentorShip
** Chef Gigi and Woody in ''The Chef and the Busboy''.
** Dakota Smith and Barbara Brownstein in ''The Executioner''.
* NerdsAreSexy - Cody gets plenty of action in this collection. [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Justin Russo]] gets more than his fair share, as well.
* NewOldFlame - [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Justin]] and London get a second chance in ''The Real Magic''.
* ObfuscatingStupidity - Revealed to be [[spoiler: Chelsea Brimmer's]] M.O. in ''The Unlikeliest of Pairs''.
* ObligatorySwearing - Many of the contributors have chosen to explore how the characters' language might become more "colorful" when not under the eye of the Disney censors.
* TheOneThatGotAway - ''The Mistakes I've Made'' reveals that [[spoiler: a young Wilfred Tipton once loved a young [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Theresa Larkin]]]]. Indeed, his loss was her eventual husband's gain.
* PreClimaxClimax - Dakota Smith and Barbara Brownstein are granted their one night of passion [[spoiler: before their execution]].
* PrecociousCrush - Mary-Margaret towards Moseby in ''Ambition''; Millicent towards Moseby and Agnes towards Skippy in ''Security''.
* ReallyGetsAround - Addison in ''Misunderstanding''.
* RichBitch - In ''The Ex-Wives' Club'', we have Jeanette Delaney, wife number four and president of the titular club, who leads her fellow ex-wives in using their divorce settlement money to ruin Wilfred Tipton.
* RuleThirtyFour - In full force.
* {{Sexiled}} - Cody is forced to hang out in Zack and Marcus' room while Woody works his mojo in ''Can't Fight the Moonlight''.
* ShipperOnDeck - After Holden reveals his secret love in ''Old Enough to Love You'', the twins give him a stirring pep-talk that gives him the courage to pursue her.
* StalkerWithACrush - [[spoiler: Miss Klotz]] toward Serge in ''Whatever Happened to Serge?''
* {{Starboarding}} - A surprising amount of it
** Mary-Margaret's one-sided schoolgirl crush on Moseby in ''Ambition''.
** Millicent also had a crush on Moseby, even going so far as to ask him out in ''Security''.
** Zack's canon {{Starboarding}} of Maddie finally comes to an end in ''Finding a New Dream''.
** Ilsa pines in secret for Maddie in ''Coveting''.
* StarCrossedLovers - Barbara Brownstein and Dakota Smith in ''The Executioner''.
* SweetPollyOliver - Taken to the next level in ''Rumors'', when [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Alex Russo]] actually [[GenderBender turns herself into a dude]].
* TenMinutesInTheCloset - Seven, actually, and it's the main gimmick of ''Seven Minutes in Purgatory''.
* TheirFirstTime
** [[spoiler: Dr. Chip]] and [[spoiler: Marissa]] in ''The Doctor is In''.
** [[spoiler: [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Justin Russo]]]] and [[spoiler: London]] in ''The Real Magic''.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl - [[ThatsSoRaven Raven Baxter's]] romantic encounter with [[spoiler: Becky Muldoon]] in ''Cruisin' for Love in All the Wrong Places''.
* TwoPersonPoolParty - [[spoiler: Dr. Chip and Marissa in ''The Doctor is In'']].
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend - [[spoiler: Zack]] loses [[spoiler: Maddie]] to a charming young marine in ''Finding a New Dream''.
* UptightLovesWild - Jerry Russo [[spoiler: fantasizes about Ilsa]] in ''Inspector on the Loose''.
* VirginityFlag - In ''Can't Fight the Moonlight'', Dakota is able to discern from the tone in Cody's voice when he talks about Bailey that [[spoiler: he gave his virginity to her]].
* WallBangHer - [[spoiler: Kirk and Hilary in ''Tipton Mountain'']].
* YouNeedToGetLaid - Emma Tutweiler in ''Yoga Lessons''.
* YourUniverseOrMine - In ''Possession'', it's gotta be Grace's universe. [[spoiler: Grace would have to die to visit Irene in hers]].
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