*cough OH MY GOD THIS IS SO CS cough*
[GIFS NOT MINE]
But how much does this apply to CS? I mean– how long did Hook follow Emma around and basically emotionally harass her until she gave in? Notice:
Canon line from Hook: “One of these days, I’m going to stop chasing this woman.” Chasing, as in chasing after because she is running the fuck away.
Canon line from Neal: “And if not, I’ll quit bugging you.“ (after asking Emma out). As in Hey, no pressure, up to you, your decision.
Let’s be fair: Hook does say to Neal: “I’m going to back off.” Which was a decent gesture in the ten seconds before he added, “I’m in this for the long haul. I don’t think she’s going to let you back in, do you?”
Now–true, saying he’s in it for the long haul can be construed as “romantic” or “sweet” or “non-threatening” [if you’re high], but let’s take this in context: his claim to “back off”? He just admitted that was total bullshit, because he’s saying, “Well, if Emma doesn’t take you back, that gives me full permission to keep pursuing her and I’m gonna.” And Hook, he may be in for the long haul, but he doesn’t really think about whether or not Emma wants to be in the long haul. Kinda seems like he decided that limiting his STD-transferral to one woman is enough to constitute a relationship–oh, and if she’s not into it…well, she’ll come around, right?
Wearing down a woman until she gives in is not “love”. And I’m fairly confident it qualifies as stalking and/or harassment.
I won’t apologize for ranting because every time another bullshit CS post somehow ends up on my dash, I get pissed and apparently, chatty.