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YMMV: Dream of the Red Chamber
- Die for Our Ship: Critics and common readers have painted the "interfering characters" in a bad light, for hundreds of years.
- Ho Yay: My goodness, these novels are blatant.
- Happens most frequently with Baochai's brother Xue Pan, although it's subverted once when he hits on an actor who's actually straight and gets beat up for his trouble.
- Moreover, the relationship between Bao-yu's best friend Ching Chun is paricularly obvious. They are both attracted to the other's beauty, and it's strongly implied that Bao-yu blackmails Ching Chun into a tryst.
- Who can forget the amorous antics of the boys at school?