Veanne on Aug 5th 2018 at 12:23:09 AM
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LondonKdS on Aug 16th 2018 at 8:03:16 AM
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No Guy Wants to Be Chased - but being a chasee is a completely different matter. Also, not All Women Are Prudes, but sometimes it's so much more more interesting to pretend a little. Hence, flirting by chasing the girl through Ghibli Hills. Expect giggling. A Sweet Chase must be a completely consensual bit of mutual fun - otherwise, it's something else. May be treated as a G-rated version of Best Her to Bed Her, especially if it ends with a nice snog. May also be treated as a bit of a sport to build up the appetite, if you know what I mean, but it can be a substitute equally well. Compare Meadow Run, where the lovers run to meet each other.
- The well-known Batman story "Date Knight" by Darwyn Cooke and Tim Sale, originally published in Solo #1 but later collected in various places. Basically just Batman and Catwoman chasing each other around Gotham and indulging in massive Foe Romance Subtext. The ending has Batman tied up and hanging from a gutter with lipstick kisses all over his face.
- In Lords and Ladies, we learn Esme Weatherwax and Mustrum Ridcully used to engage in this in their youth. So did Gytha Ogg (presumably with many blokes), but while Esme could outrun any man, she had a tendency to trip on the first root she managed to find.
- When Natalia hails a cab in Nutria i Nerwus, the driver assumes it's this trope, but upon learning it isn't, he eagerly steps on it and helps Natalia escape her stalker, cause it's just like in the movies.
- Technomagia i smoki has a less happy example with a bit character who hires prostitutes for a bit of a sport (both running and their regular fare, probably), because his job is terribly stressful and that's how he relaxes.
- In the Junie B. Jones book Dumb Bunny, Sheldon and Lucille have a schoolkid romance. At one point, Sheldon chases her around the school grounds.
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. After Tom gets Becky Thatcher to say "I love you" to him, she springs away from him and runs around and around the desks in the schoolroom with Tom chasing her. When he catches up to her, he puts his arms around her neck and asks for a kiss.
- Call of Cthulhu supplement Curse of the Chthonians, adventure "Dark Carnival". Lucy Pringle and her boyfriend Kent Howard are strolling along a riverbank. Kent tries to kiss Lucy and she runs away laughing, calling out "If you can catch me, you can kiss me!" Kent races after her, trying to catch her and earn the kiss.
- Looney Tunes
- Pepe Le Pew assumes that whenever Penelope runs away from him, she's playing hard to get, when in reality she is running away for completely different reasons.
- In "Whats Opera Doc", Elmer Fudd as Siegfried chases after Brunhilde as she dances in a flirty fashion, not realizing that she's really Bugs Bunny in disguise.
- Classic Disney Shorts:
- In the Silly Symphony short "Music Land", the Prince of the Isle of Jazz chases after the Princess of Symphony Land to give her a kiss. He tries to hide and surprise her, but ends up kissing the queen instead, which lands him in jail.
- In Boat Builders, Goofy falls in love with a mermaid mannequin for the ship and finds that it vanished while he wasn't looking. He then sees her calling "Yoo-hoo!" (actually Mickey trying to carry it away and getting it stuck in ship's whistle cord), and Goofy believes "she" wants to play.
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