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* Exaggerated in ''Fanfic/ByTheBook''. Apple becomes obsessed with courting Darling "correctly" (as written in a textbook). She sends Darling several thousand copies of a perfumed and enveloped love letter. There are so many that they spill out of Darling's balcony.

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* ''LightNovel/WashioSumiIsAHero'':
** Sonoko gets a love letter from a girl. Gin initially mistakes it for a challenge and Washio thinks it's a curse.
** Subverted with Washio. She thinks she's received a love letter but it's actually an anonymous letter telling that she's nitpicky. Washio proceeds to [[DisproportionateRetribution ritually burn the letter]].


* ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'': when [[VillainousCrush Valerie Payne]] tells [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Shendu]] that she wants to fall in love before being married, he takes it as a challenge and makes it a habit to send her love letters regularly. While Valerie doesn't want to admit any feelings for the Demon Sorcerer, she doesn't throw any of the letters away. Shendu states that he thought it fitting to use romanticism in letter writing to woo Valerie because it's becoming a lost art in modern times. He includes with the last letter a magical symbol that Valerie can use to call him, and it possibly saves her life when she's mauled nearly to death.

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* ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'': when When [[VillainousCrush Valerie Payne]] tells [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Shendu]] that she wants to fall in love before being married, he takes it as a challenge and makes it a habit to send her love letters regularly. While Valerie doesn't want to admit any feelings for the Demon Sorcerer, she doesn't throw any of the letters away. Shendu states that he thought it fitting to use romanticism in letter writing to woo Valerie because it's becoming a lost art in modern times. He includes with the last letter a magical symbol that Valerie can use to call him, and it possibly saves her life when she's mauled nearly to death.death.
* ''Fanfic/{{Warmth}}'': Yukari and Minamo became friends over a love letter. In high school, Minamo put a love letter in a female student's locker but had second thoughts. Before she could get the letter back, some bullies grabbed it and were about to [[ForcedOutOfTheCloset out her]], until Yukari saved Minamo by taking the letter herself.





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** The light novel's plot is set in motion when Kaguya receives another letter, presumably from the same student. [[spoiler:It's not. Hayasaka had taken care of the original writer months ago and the current one was actually written by Kaguya herself as part of another one of her schemes to get Shirogane to confess.]]






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* In ''Manga/NijigaharaHolograph'', Maki tries to give Kohta one, but he is still distraught over his perceived failure to stop his classmates from harming the girl he liked and he completely blows Maki off.


Blackmail using letters exchanged by two lovers having an affair

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the letter is given to the wrong person, or misinterpreted, or the sender decided they shouldn't have sent it after all after the letter is already sent

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the The letter is given to the wrong person, or misinterpreted, or the sender decided they shouldn't have sent it after all after the letter is already sentsent.



the recipient is creeped out by the letter due to it being obsessive and over the top

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the The recipient is creeped out by the letter due to it being obsessive and over the toptop.



* ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'': when [[VillainousCrush Valerie Payne]] tells [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Shendu]] that she wants to fall in love before becoming married, he takes it as a challenge and makes it a habit to send her love letters regularly. While Valerie doesn't want to admit any feelings for the Demon Sorcerer, she doesn't throw any of the letters away. Shendu states that he thought it fitting to use romanticism in letter writing to woo Valerie because it's becoming a lost art in modern times. He includes to the last letter a magical symbol that Valerie can use to call him, and it possibly saves her life when she's mauled nearly to death.

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* ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'': when [[VillainousCrush Valerie Payne]] tells [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Shendu]] that she wants to fall in love before becoming being married, he takes it as a challenge and makes it a habit to send her love letters regularly. While Valerie doesn't want to admit any feelings for the Demon Sorcerer, she doesn't throw any of the letters away. Shendu states that he thought it fitting to use romanticism in letter writing to woo Valerie because it's becoming a lost art in modern times. He includes to with the last letter a magical symbol that Valerie can use to call him, and it possibly saves her life when she's mauled nearly to death.



* ''Film/LoveLetters'' is about, well, love letters, that cause a create deal of grief between three people.

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* ''Film/LoveLetters'' is about, well, love letters, that which cause a create deal of grief between three people.



* In ''Now I Rise'', Lada opens a letter expecting it to be from her brother, and is shocked to see it is from Mehmed, her former lover. It's a long poem about her beauty, which she is [[IAmNotPretty annoyed by]] as he tried to read and write her poetry when they were together and she always rebuffed him. After the poem, there's a short and businesslike proposition concerning diplomacy and armies. It's rather abrupt, and Lada is unsure whether this means he still loves her or not.

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* In ''Now I Rise'', Lada opens a letter expecting it to be from her brother, and is shocked to see it is from Mehmed, her former lover. It's a long poem about her beauty, which she is finds [[IAmNotPretty annoyed by]] annoying]] as he tried to read and write her poetry when they were together and she always rebuffed him. After the poem, there's a short and businesslike proposition concerning diplomacy and armies. It's rather abrupt, and Lada is unsure whether this means he still loves her or not.



* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Bones, Son of Cyrano", Bones Snodgrass has been slipping love poems into Harriet Conklin's lunch. Walter Denton tries to compete by writing his own poem. However, he instead relies on Mr. Boynton's quotation from ''Literature/CyranoDeBergerac''. [[IdiotBall Walter gives the note to Harriet . . . the note in Mr. Boynton's handwriting.]] [[LoveLetterLunacy Soon, the note is mistakenly passed to Miss Brooks and even on to Mr. Conklin.]] HilarityEnsues.

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Bones, Son of Cyrano", Bones Snodgrass has been slipping love poems into Harriet Conklin's lunch. Walter Denton tries to compete by writing his own poem. However, he instead relies on Mr. Boynton's quotation from ''Literature/CyranoDeBergerac''. [[IdiotBall Walter gives the note to Harriet . . .Harriet... the note in Mr. Boynton's handwriting.]] [[LoveLetterLunacy Soon, the note is mistakenly passed to Miss Brooks and even on to Mr. Conklin.]] HilarityEnsues.



* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Poetry Mixup", Stretch Snodgrass had been slipping love poems into Harriet Conklin's lunch. Walter Denton tries to write his own poem. However, Walter instead relies on Mr. Boynton's quotation from ''Literature/CyranoDeBergerac''. [[IdiotBall Walter gives the note to Harriet . . . the note in Mr. Boynton's handwriting.]] [[LoveLetterLunacy Soon, the note is mistakenly passed to Miss Brooks and even on to Mr. Conklin.]] HilarityEnsues. The episode was later [[RecycledScript remade]] for television, with Stretch Snograss [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute exchanged for his brother Bones.]]

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Poetry Mixup", Stretch Snodgrass had been slipping love poems into Harriet Conklin's lunch. Walter Denton tries to write his own poem. However, Walter instead relies on Mr. Boynton's quotation from ''Literature/CyranoDeBergerac''. [[IdiotBall Walter gives the note to Harriet . . . the note in Mr. Boynton's handwriting.]] [[LoveLetterLunacy Soon, the note is mistakenly passed to Miss Brooks and even on to Mr. Conklin.]] HilarityEnsues. The episode was later [[RecycledScript remade]] for television, with Stretch Snograss Snodgrass [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute exchanged for his brother Bones.]]



* In ''Theatre/TheRivals'', Sir Lucius writes a letter expressing his feelings for Lydia, and enlists her maid to deliver it discreetly; it leads to an ongoing correspondence. What he doesn't learn until the end of the play is that the maid played a prank on him and he's actually been corresponding with Lydia's battleax of an aunt.

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* In ''Theatre/TheRivals'', Sir Lucius writes a letter expressing his feelings for Lydia, and enlists her maid to deliver it discreetly; it leads to an ongoing correspondence. What he doesn't learn until the end of the play is that the maid played a prank on him and he's actually been corresponding with Lydia's battleax battleaxe of an aunt.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', the protagonist will receive love letters in his shoebox if he does good at tests, usually containing some useful item or other that a secret admirer has made for you. [[spoiler:And if you think it's one of your {{Love Interest}}s who did it, you're in for a shock later...]]. As the Fortune Social Link reveals, Naoto is also plagued by these on a regular basis ('plagued' because [[CelibateHero the detective prince has better things to do than play around with romance]]).
* You can collect these for a sidequest in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. The quest-giver wants them as blackmail material over their noble authors.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', the protagonist will receive love letters in his shoebox shoe box if he does good at tests, usually containing some useful item or other that a secret admirer has made for you. [[spoiler:And if you think it's one of your {{Love Interest}}s who did it, you're in for a shock later...]]. As the Fortune Social Link reveals, Naoto is also plagued by these on a regular basis ('plagued' because [[CelibateHero the detective prince has better things to do than play around with romance]]).
* You can collect these for a sidequest in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. The quest-giver wants them as blackmail material over their noble authors. (The letters can be read in the codex and most of them are hilarious.)
** If ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' is played by importing a Warden who romanced either Zevran or Leliana in ''Origins'', they will receive an affectionate letter from their LoveInterest during the course of the DLC.


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* One cutscene in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'' shows the title character receiving such a letter from his college sweetheart Claire.

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* Kaguya gets a love letter in chapter 12 of ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar''. She has no intention of actually meeting the person that wrote it, but she pretended to be interested in order to force Shirogane to confess to her. The writer of the letter was never identified. Chapter three of ''We Want to Talk About Kaguya'' (which takes place concurrently with chapter 12 of the main series) rules out resident Kaguya fangirl Erika... while at the same time revealing that she has a massive box of letters addressed to Kaguya that she's never sent.


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* Used pretty tragically in ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'', where Meg's love letter for Diana is not well received, and the protagonist Jennifer gets to suffer ire from both sides after being unwillingly dragged into the mess.

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* Used pretty tragically in ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'', where Meg's love letter for Diana is not well received, well-received, and the protagonist Jennifer gets to suffer ire from both sides after being unwillingly dragged into the mess.


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* A letter of this nature [[ChekhovsGun turns out to be important to the plot later on]] - [[spoiler:Sir Carrot wants to be [[OneTrueLove Princess Parfait]]'s KnightInShiningArmor, but [[FailureKnight he's too cowardly to protect her or even fight]], [[MyGreatestFailure which led to Parfait being imprisoned by the villains]]. He eventually receives a letter from her ([[PetTheDog thanks to the Nightmare Knight]]) and learns how much Parfait loves him despite everything, which gives him the confidence and bravery he needs. Realizing he got her letter, Parfait pours her love and faith into her [[MementoMacGuffin carrot pendant]], allowing Carrot to finally level up into a (literal) KnightInShiningArmor with the ability to use magic]].


->''I write this to you - what more can be said?''\\

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''Will not entirely abandon me.''

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''Will not entirely abandon me.''"''


the letter is given to the wrong person, or misinterpreted, or the sender decided they should've have sent it after all after the letter is already sent

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-->--'''Creator/AlexanderPushkin''', ''Literature/EugeneOnegin'', "Tatiana's Letter to Onegin"

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* In ''Now I Rise'', Lada opens a letter expecting it to be from her brother, and is shocked to see it is from Mehmed, her former lover. It's a long poem about her beauty, which she is [[IAmNotPretty annoyed by]] as he tried to read and write her poetry when they were together and she always rebuffed him. After the poem, there's a short and businesslike proposition concerning diplomacy and armies. It's rather abrupt, and Lada is unsure whether this means he still loves her or not.


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* In ''Theatre/TheRivals'', Sir Lucius writes a letter expressing his feelings for Lydia, and enlists her maid to deliver it discreetly; it leads to an ongoing correspondence. What he doesn't learn until the end of the play is that the maid played a prank on him and he's actually been corresponding with Lydia's battleax of an aunt.
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* In ''Theatre/TheRivals'', Sir Lucius writes a letter expressing his feelings for Lydia, and enlists her maid to deliver it discreetly; it leads to an ongoing correspondence. What he doesn't learn until the end of the play is that the maid played a prank on him and he's actually been corresponding with Lydia's battleax of an aunt.
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Bones, Son of Cyrano", Bones Snograss had been slipping love poems into Harriet Conklin's lunch. Walter tries to write his own poem, but instead relies on Mr. Boynton to give him a quotation from ''Literature/CyranoDeBergerac''. [[IdiotBall Walter gives the note to Harriet . . . the note in Mr. Boynton's handwriting.]] [[LoveLetterLunacy Soon, the note is mistakenly passed to Miss Brooks and even on to Mr. Conklin.]] HilarityEnsues.

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Bones, Son of Cyrano", Bones Snograss had Snodgrass has been slipping love poems into Harriet Conklin's lunch. Walter Denton tries to write compete by writing his own poem, but poem. However, he instead relies on Mr. Boynton to give him a Boynton's quotation from ''Literature/CyranoDeBergerac''. [[IdiotBall Walter gives the note to Harriet . . . the note in Mr. Boynton's handwriting.]] [[LoveLetterLunacy Soon, the note is mistakenly passed to Miss Brooks and even on to Mr. Conklin.]] HilarityEnsues.


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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Poetry Mixup", Stretch Snodgrass had been slipping love poems into Harriet Conklin's lunch. Walter Denton tries to write his own poem. However, Walter instead relies on Mr. Boynton's quotation from ''Literature/CyranoDeBergerac''. [[IdiotBall Walter gives the note to Harriet . . . the note in Mr. Boynton's handwriting.]] [[LoveLetterLunacy Soon, the note is mistakenly passed to Miss Brooks and even on to Mr. Conklin.]] HilarityEnsues. The episode was later [[RecycledScript remade]] for television, with Stretch Snograss [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute exchanged for his brother Bones.]]
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* In ''Theatre/TheRivals'', Sir Lucius writes a letter expressing his feelings for Lydia, and enlists her maid to deliver it discreetly; it leads to an ongoing correspondence. What he doesn't learn until the end of the play is that the maid played a prank on him and he's actually been corresponding with Lydia's battleax of an aunt.
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Bones, Son of Cyrano", Bones Snograss had been slipping love poems into Harriet Conklin's lunch. Walter tries to write his own poem, but instead relies on Mr. Boynton to give him a quotation from ''Literature/CyranoDeBergerac''. [[IdiotBall Walter gives the note to Harriet . . . the note in Mr. Boynton's handwriting.]] [[LoveLetterLunacy Soon, the note is mistakenly passed to Miss Brooks and even on to Mr. Conklin.]] HilarityEnsues.
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