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DracoDei
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11:14:09 AM Aug 26th 2011
Pinkie Pie is listed on one of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic as doing this to HERSELF... was going to add this here but wasn't entirely sure for some reason.
BooleanEarth
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01:41:40 AM Aug 3rd 2011
I was just wondering: what's the reasoning behind the title? I see from the ykttw archive that the old title was worse, but this seems odd and specific to me. There's no trope-namer example so...?
RobinZimm
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05:52:02 AM Sep 25th 2010
A character is made happy against his will. Although maybe unwelcome, the happiness is real
The character is actually happy, not merely forced to pretend. This may be done by drugs, Psychic Powers, Brainwashing for the Greater Good or simple persuasion. This trope comes in many flavores: The happiness can be blissful, romantic, purely sexualized, or whatever.

Not speaking from experience, here, but am I right in saying that this is part of what makes rape disturbing?
Ekuran
11:05:08 AM Jan 31st 2011
Rape just has this as an 'enforced side effect' sometimes, which is really fucked up. But this trope is all about making someone happy purely in and of it self.
BooleanEarth
01:38:36 AM Aug 3rd 2011
Also the idea that rape makes you happy even involuntary or that physical arousal corresponds to psychological happiness (or even necessary physical pleasure) is wrong and fraught with Unfortunate Implications. Although the comparison is not unfounded: this trope could be a form of Mind Rape.
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