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Nothing "star-crossed" about them.: Starcrossed Lovers get usage counts

Altair and Vega make a good example to highlight because they are one of the more famous classical examples from ancient mythology. It's Older Than Dirt - and it has the added benefit of actually involving stars. (I wouldn't be surprised if they are the source of the phrase).

But also, they are a good image. Look at it. A woman in the sky reaches down longingly to the man below her as looks longingly at her, but they are divided by a river of stars. (Alternative pictures don't have the star motif but they still have them divided by a river as they long for each other).
 
If we don't have any more suggestions should we go to a crowner?
 
I don't think there have been any good suggestions.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 29 Yuanchosaan, Mon, 31st Jan '11 8:10:22 PM from Australia Relationship Status:
antic disposition
How about Orpheus and Eurydice? I'm trying to find a good image of Eurydice being dragged back into Hades.

"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj
 30 Helter Skelter, Mon, 31st Jan '11 8:41:29 PM Relationship Status: Drift compatible
The first Romeo and Juliet one is pretty iconic. I like it.

 31 Catalogue, Mon, 31st Jan '11 8:48:27 PM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
Yes, we can get away with Just A Face when it's iconic, but we need to imply the star-crossedness somehow. I like the Orpheus and Eurydice one, where Orpheus looked back and the deal was cut, it does convey that their love is troubled.

That or Altair and Vega, where there are actual stars.
The words above are to be read as if they are narrated by Morgan Freeman.
 32 Dragon Quest Z, Mon, 31st Jan '11 9:11:00 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
We are getting an image links page, though.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
This is getting warmer.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 34 Yuanchosaan, Thu, 3rd Feb '11 12:58:51 AM from Australia Relationship Status:
antic disposition
Bump. Think we can put a crowner up, or does anyone else have suggestions?
"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj
Captain Mimi
if I could find some better pictures obviously, Romeo and Juliet
This is Mimi-don't let her cuteness fool you-she's got spunk.
Cure Candy
[1] [2] Tanabata? The Japanese holiday based on this [3].

EDIT: nah

edited 28th Feb '11 10:19:05 PM by Raso

[up] That's what I think, Zhinü and Niulang, Orihime and Hikoboshi, Vega and Altair.

Older Than Dirt, and a big holiday celebrating their star-crossed nature? Plus they are actual stars too?

I think this image is the best.

But also found:

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D (probably no good, since they are using Haruhi and Kyon as stand-ins, but if you didn't know the characters...)

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edited 2nd Mar '11 7:22:42 AM by Sackett

 
 38 Catalogue, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 8:16:47 AM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
I like this.
The words above are to be read as if they are narrated by Morgan Freeman.
 39 Dragon Quest Z, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 8:27:20 AM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Okay, please someone make a crowner.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
Crowner is here: [1]

Captain Mimi
Awesome, thanks
This is Mimi-don't let her cuteness fool you-she's got spunk.
Captain Mimi
hmmm....alot of good images, problem is...which one do I love more?
This is Mimi-don't let her cuteness fool you-she's got spunk.
 43 Willbyr, Thu, 21st Apr '11 5:28:59 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Bump for more votes.
Captain Mimi
The winning lead is the only one in green, and also has a 5:1 ratio...should we put it up?
This is Mimi-don't let her cuteness fool you-she's got spunk.
Tanabata 3 currently leading at 5-1. Romeo & Juliet 2 is at 0. Personally, I prefer R&J—it has the nice added bonus of depicting their two feuding factions clearly opposed to each other.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
Captain Mimi
[up] I personally prefer it more too BECAUSE of that very thing. But alas...sad

edited 21st Apr '11 5:33:18 PM by marheavenangel89

This is Mimi-don't let her cuteness fool you-she's got spunk.
The leading one is the only one that actually shows any kind of "distance" between them.

The trope doesn't require physical distance. [up]
Rhymes with "Protracted."
I didn't mean physical distance. I meant it metaphorically. As in a barrier, or something keeping them apart.

With the others, it's just two people holding hands out at each other.

Captain Mimi
The second Romeo and Juliet poster (the one in second) has the fueding families behind, weilding weapons at each other...the very thing that is keeping this couple from having a having a normal happy life together. (Plus it's one of Shakespeare's most famous peices of work that still has an impact on people to this day. Basically...it's a timeless classic)<- But that isn't part of the trope....just one of the reasons why I PERSONALLY favor it over the star one....I kind of don't get it. I don't know who or what Tatabana is.
This is Mimi-don't let her cuteness fool you-she's got spunk.

Image Pickin: Starcrossed Lovers
17th Apr '11 12:02:09 PM
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