anthroslug wrote: KennethMiller wrote:
Freemage wrote:Insane doctor who becomes obsessed with TB patient pays for her grave (and later, mausoleum) when his unproven experimental treatments fail and she dies, then steals her body and keeps it, preserved, in his home for 7 years. People in the 1940s decide this is a romantic love story. (Link is to This American Life podcast.)
This one seems like a nice plot for my game, but will people like it in current times?
Depends on how you frame it. At the time, this was treated as romantic, but more recently people look at it and think “that guy was seriously nuts, and he did something really messed up!” If you can frame it not as romantic, and in a way that is non-exploitative (and your group is up for this sort of creepiness), then you could pull if off.
Yeah, I agree that doctor must be totally crazy. Stealing the body and preserving it for 7 years... and that's considered romantic? In my opinion he needed mental treatment.
Maybe the whole theory of romance between a doctor and patient is fascinating, that is why people in the 1970's considered it to be a romantic love story.