I am and hopefully will always be a sucker for a good romantic story.  Even though I haven’t been on a real date since the Clinton administration, it’s always nice to enjoy them in my fictions.  Having shown the Widget one of my favorite movies, ‘Say Anything…’, this weekend, I’m considering the bombastic nature of romance in our stories.  Many times, big romantic gestures that would be ill-advised (or illegal) in the real world end up being perfect basis for lifelong love in fiction, bringing together imaginary couples and leading us to today’s manic pixie dream query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still thinks that a relationship forged in blowing up a Death Star was pretty much doomed, Kylo Ren or neversuch, asking: What are some of the greatest romantic gestures in all pop culture?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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5 Comments

  1. August 29, 2016 at 11:37 am — Reply

    ” I love you.” ” I know.”

  2. DamienR
    August 29, 2016 at 1:14 pm — Reply

    There is one story, with many gestures, all summed up in the simple phrase… “As You Wish”

  3. August 29, 2016 at 5:52 pm — Reply

    Proposing on the Universal Studios tour when Jaws pops out of the water.

  4. August 29, 2016 at 6:57 pm — Reply

    “Real World London”
    Giving your boyfriend a Cows heart with naild in it for Valentines Day.

  5. Toric
    August 29, 2016 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    I’m a sucker for romantic gestures that are low-key, personalized, and witty. My favorite is in “Stranger Than Fiction”. The protagonist is dating a baker, so he buys her flours. Not flowers, a dozen different types of flour.

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