August 20: Favourite Tropes (a trope is a commonly used theme or plot device) (submitted by Andrea @ Books for Muse)
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I’ve done favourite tropes for Friday Favourites recently so I guess this will be ‘Favourite Tropes that weren’t included the last time.’ Make sure to check my prievious post as well then so we can cry about tropes even more!
They are forced to hold hands… but what is this?? Why are their hearts beating so fast and their palms get so sweaty and… is that blush that makes their faces so hot??? SPOILER: Yes, it is.
It just makes for a great chemistry and I LOVE chemistry. I need some anticipation and eye contact that’s lasts just a second too long to be casual and the waiting game of who first jumps whom, that’s all.
(For those wondering — UST means unresolved sexual tension)
Honestly, most of opposities attract but that’s such a classic and innocent one!
When some I-m-such-a-badass or I-m-the-coolest-kid-in-town character suddenly makes some niche Star Wars trivia or Very Specific Knowledge I’m just… My child now.
Well, that’s opposities attract again techincally but… Hear me out. IT’S A FUCKING GOOD ONE. Of course, providing it’s Carmilla/Laura from Carmilla webseries type not some dudebro straight up latching on his pixie dream girl and draining her whole lifeforce.
This just always gets me. ALWAYS.
That’s not exactly a trope since I see that so rarely but I’m always excited for women training people. I grew up with so many male authoritative figures and, honestly, not that many real life men to look up to. Women can and do teach us all the stuff. Show it, please.
Just give me more women who lived a long enough life they decided to straight up stop caring what people think about them and be as quirky and peculiar as possible. Dancing alone in the rain. Telling spooky stories to children and travellers. Wearing at least 15 articles of clothing and not one matches the other. I’m here for that shit.
I have a brother and so many sibling relationships either are not explored at all or seem to be written by an only-child… Where are my siblings who would die for each other but also will have a bloody fight for the last slice of pizza which will lead to a week long angry side glances and looking for an opportunity for a revenge at???
Anyway, I love to suffer and let’s finish at that.
What are your favourite tropes?? COMMENT/LEAVE A LINK TO YOUR TTT