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Playing With: The Big Damn Kiss
Basic Trope: Epic kissing scene.
  • Straight: After a long Unresolved Sexual Tension, two characters kiss, and the scene looks gorgeous.
  • Exaggerated: When they are kissing, new volcanoes erupt on the ground around them, and sprinkle lava everywhere.
  • Downplayed: Two characters finally kiss after accomplishing something quite good, like finding out they've been accepted to the same college, on a nice spring day.
  • Justified:
    • The characters are Reality Warpers who unwillingly change their environment by their excitement.
    • They deliberately went to some quiet scenic spot so they could finally be alone and open up to each other about their true feelings.
  • Inverted: When the two are kissing, clouds cover the sky, and The Bee Gees' Stayin' Alive plays in the background.
  • Subverted: The music gets powerful, the ocean's waves get higher, the sun starts shining.... they look at each other... He gets closer... but she just slaps him...
  • Double Subverted: ...That makes it even more powerful when she continues with a Slap-Slap-Kiss.
  • Parodied: When they are kissing, rainbows appear even though it's night, and the moon is having an orgasm.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: They are kissing, but nothing particular happens. It's just... mouths touching.
  • Enforced: The writer specifically asked for realistic visuals, but the visual artists found a kissing scene in that style too depressing.
  • Lampshaded: Did the Earth Move for You, Too?
  • Invoked: Bob buys fireworks, and sets them off when he is planning to kiss Alice.
  • Exploited: Bob times his kissing of Alice at the fireworks event, so influenced by the assault of all of her senses, she will fall for him.
  • Defied: Alice just wants a pleasantly, boring life, and intentionally avoid disruptive situations that would result in fireworks and catharsis.
  • Discussed: Two girls discuss if the other one ever had such a situation.
  • Conversed: A character mocks that in cartoons, emotions seem to control even the colors.
  • Deconstructed: The outstanding scenery above everyone who is kissing, means the end of privacy. You can't have a secret affair while fireworks are appearing above your head.
  • Reconstructed: People either learned to live without secret affairs, or learned to replace kissing with other practices, but the spectacular scenery is enough compensation for the inconveniences.

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