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  1. fantasygoose

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    There are some things, that are "romantic" in fiction but isn't in real life.
    These happen in freaking songs too.

    For example:
    • The jealous guy, who doesn't want the girl to talk to other guys, because the other guys want to date her. (I understand that some people would find that romantic and be like "Awww, he loves her so much." This is actually happens in unhealthy relationships.)

    • Commiting suicide after the signicant other dies. (I don't know how many find it romantic, but this happens in Romeo&Juliet (The play, that some people find romantic.) I have also once seen a vocaloid fanvideo where the girl dies in the beginning and the boy gets sad and commits suicide just to be with her in the afterlife. "Aww, they are together in heaven." That is not romantic, that is just very sad.)

    • anything that is actually freaking abuse and happens in unhealthy relationships. (I once made a "romantic" scene, where the love interest gets jealous (there it is again) and starts beating her up, but that is okay because he kisses her in the end of the scene /sarcasm. I really regret writing that scene)

    • That one scene in Fault In Our Stars ( I have not read that book or seen the movie, but I know that there is a scene, where Hazel and Augustus kiss in Anne Frank's house and some people don't like that scene, because that place is not romantic. Even though I saw a Youtube comment that said "Anne Frank would actually have liked seeing a couple kissing in her house." I don't know about that....)

    • I saw one Facebook post, where someone posted a scene from a movie or TV series or I don't know, where this one man is giving a woman a bath, and the caption or something is like: "Relationship goals" or "I want a guy like that.", I can't remember exactly. This picture just reminded me of one of my family members, who can't take a bath by himself, so someone has to wash him. Well, if you are a person who can take a bath without any help, then you don't need a man like that.

    What other examples?
     
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    My friend showed me this bl she was reading where there was like a 13 year old and his uncle or something whos like 26 or something
    and like...???
    And my friend also said it's popular but why???
     
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    Like dramas where the boy practically force the girl to kiss him i wonder if someone can find that romantic
     
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    Yea, alot of things that are romanticized in movies or shows do NOT work in real life.

    It's kinda weird how society can set those false impressions through movies.

    If you're famous, rich, and perceived as good looking though you get away with ALOT more. lol.
     
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    I agree with all of it.
    But about the last one, was it a guy bathing his sick girlfriend or was like they just ended up having sex in the bath?
     
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    A guy bathing his mentally ill girlfriend.
     
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    definitely sick then.
    I wonder if it was Grey's Anatomy's Cristina and Owen..., that was pretty popular when it came out.
     
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    the suicide aesthetic is fucked up.
     
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    The school boy who bullies the hell out of the girl he secretly likes, picks on her just because he doesn't know how to approach her and ends up making the girl feel as though she's being targeted for no reason.
    Whether he likes her or not, he's still bullying her
     
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    Helga did that to her crush on a cartoon called Hey Arnold. But she didn't know better and it thankfully wasn't romanticized. He was never interested in her.

    For me it's forced kisses (usually men forcing women, with the woman's eyes bugging out every time), and grabbing someone's wrist and dragging them. You could wind up causing injury that way.
     
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    I am watching detective conan series and in many of the murder cases I side with the criminal cuz they had good reason , I don't know if this is romanticizing of crime the anime made it clear that their is no good reason to ever committing crime , but I can't help finding myself sympathizing with the criminals when they take revenge cuz the victim cased them to despair and feel injustice .
     
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    Anything to do with mental illness
     
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    like what ? can't think of any anime romanticizing mental illness !
     
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    Oh yeah, I remember and I don't think Arnold was really bothered by it. She still picked on him tho
     
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    People who romanticize The Joker and Harley o_O
     
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