Okay, here's a confession I must make: I'm a sucker for the film Love Actually. Listen, I know that it's a hot mess. I am well aware that it makes use of every silly "romantic" trope in the book. I know quite well that running after the object of your affection in an airport is likely to get you slapped with terror charges rather than get said object to admit they're head over heels in love with you. And I know that showing up to the door of a married woman and professing my love for them probably isn't the best of ideas, particularly when the man that woman is married to happens to be my best friend? So why has it enraptured me so?!

After Redditor Dabrigstar asked the online community, "What's something that is romantic in movies but creepy in real life?" people shared their own observations.

"Someone coming home..."

Someone coming home and finding their entire apartment full of flowers when the sender obviously had no legal way to get in.


"Those elaborate plots..."

Those elaborate plots that trick the other person into falling for you.



Stopping someone's wedding and asking them to be with you. Really? You couldn't shoot your shot before the wedding? It's not a surprise event. You're really going to embarrass everyone involved and destroy their wedding day when you could have just shown up last Wednesday?


"Sorry, dude..."

Relentlessly pursuing an ex who clearly doesn't want you back. Sorry dude, leaving wine and roses in your ex-girlfriend's car while she's at work isn't cute, it's super creepy and stalkerish.


"If someone..."

Chasing someone who already said no, multiple times. If someone is already in a relationship trying to break them up. "Love" at first sight, no, that's just lust and desire.



Obsessive and unrequited love sometimes spanning YEARS that ultimately succeeds because the less interested party gets worn down, and realizes they're a big dummy and they loved them after all.


"Have fun..."

Breaking through airport security to profess your love.

Have fun getting tased and sent to prison, jackass.


"Maybe more disgusting..."

Maybe more disgusting than creepy but having spontaneous sex then just putting their clothes back on and going about their day without even cleaning themselves up.


Serenading someone in general without breaking eye contact. Yeah, the editing makes it look good and all... but in reality it's more of a mix of creepy, awkward, and altogether wishing the moment was over.



Forced kisses to shut up.

My guy, she's being emotional and trying to work through her feelings and all you do is claim her lips. No.


"He stalked me online..."

Turning up at your door with flowers. I once had a chap do this to me - I'd canceled the first date as I got a creepy vibe from him. He stalked me online, found my address, drove three hours, and turned up with a dozen red roses. Luckily I got a family member to answer the door and say I wasn't there, as he'd texted me half an hour before to ask whether I was home. I later let him know that this was NOT okay.


"Pretty much..."

Pretty much every film where the lead guy follows around his love interest and badgers her into a date despite telling him no multiple times.


"The trope..."

The trope where two guys fight over a woman who gets absolutely no say in who she dates.


"Telling someone..."

Telling someone you have feelings for them using handwritten signs and a cheap tape player outside their home just weeks after their wedding at which you were the best man while her husband who is your best friend sits inside watching a f****** quiz show.


"Not sharing..."

Not sharing the door you're floating on in the middle of the freezing Atlantic Ocean after you survive the capsizing of the Titanic.


"If you don't mind..."

Surprising your partner with massive financial decisions.

If you don't mind, I'd like to weigh in before you buy me a car or even a f****** house!


"Then he follows her..."

Singing at someone.

Recently watched Top Gun again and the scene in the bar is so disgusting. Then he follows her into the bathroom! Even when she is there with another man and had told him no.


"I watched..."

I watched The Holiday recently, and something that struck me as weird which is never addressed in the film is that Jude Law's character has sex in his sister's bed with basically a complete stranger.


"When two strangers..."

When two strangers who travel randomly together decide to end up in the same destination without even knowing each other well and they fall in love.


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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.


"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo


"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade

Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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