There are TOO MANY YA cliches and they are used all the freaking time. BUT. There are a few I actually… enjoy reading. *gasp*
Annnnnd here’s a list! All the tropes I HATE WITH PASSION and those I actually like reading…
TROPES I HATE:
This is one of the ones that I hate the most. “His mouth quirked in a smile.” OKAY, I DON’T KNOW WHY BUT IT CAUSES AN ACTUAL CRINGE FEST IN MY ENTIRE BEING. I am so glad my younger, naive self didn’t use this word in writing.
“WE COMPLETE EACH OTHER; I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT HIM; ETC”
OKAY. This isn’t how love works, y’all. Your partner doesn’t define you. You survived what? sixteen years of your life and you found a boyfriend and now you can’t live without him? PATHETIC. You’ll probably end up breaking up since this is supposed to be based on REAL LIFE.
Almost every book I’ve read described kissing the exact same way. *AHEM*
His soft warm lips press mine and I melt at the touch. I moan in response. Nothing matters except him. Nothing else matters, especially not the fact that he is an ABSOLUTE bucket of Wookie dung and will end up breaking my heart in fifty pages.
It wasn’t that hard to write. I’ve never ever been kissed but I can still write a cliche kissing scene. WHY? BECAUSE IT’S WRITTEN THE EXACT SAME WAY SO MANY TIMES I COULD PUKE CLICHED KISSES. Seriously, you can write kissing JUST CHANGE IT UP. PLEASE.
I don’t think anyone has ever looked at someone and thought: His cheekbones are high and shining.
I’ve never ever mentally described cheekbones. Heck, I don’t even notice anyone’s cheekbones. (Except maybe Bananabee Cookiehack’s) (But then it’s hard not to notice them- even John did)
Please just stop with the describing before I die.
WORDS I HATE IN TITLES: Curse, blood, bone, assassin, crown, heart, throne, glass, iron, queen, princess, etc.
I mean, I love so many books with these words in the title. So many. But it’s just annoying. Let me explain:
“Hey, what are you reading?”
“Oh… uhm… The Cursed Assassin’s Glass Throne.”
“Hey, what are you reading?”
I admit both are cringy, but even coming up with fake book titles is HARD.
See Twilight for more information.
THE CLICHE ROMANCE
Girl wants love. Finds Boy. Girl describes cheekbones. Boy describes lips. Suddenly find themselves together. Oh yeah, they kiss a lot. OH THERE’S A FIGHT. Wait… didn’t they just fight? Oh CRAP they’re doing it. They end up living happily ever after.
Did I mention they’re fifteen?
TROPES I LOVE:
I mean, Romeo and Juliet = 2nd favorite Shakespeare play. (1st is Macbeth)
Anyway… I love it. It’s fun once in a while!
THE AMAZING FIERCE LADY
This has an exception: I hate the amazing fierce ladies who hate anything girly. Like c’mon. Be amazing and wear skirts! Heels! Whatever!
Prime Examples Of Amazing Fierce Ladies Who Are Still Feminine:
Hope Van Dyne:
(Not the best gif but it’s hilarious)
EVIL RELATIVE/BEST FRIEND/BOYFRIEND
I mean… It’s a classic.
It’s just so fun to see the characters cry in anguish because they’re related to such a dirtwad.
“AS YOU DO”
I went to hell for my brother’s possessed soul, as you do. I jumped off a building for my BFF, as you do. I drive around in a police box, as you do.
I believe this is a cliche by now.?? BUT I LOVE IT. I’m working on a Peter Pan one rn AND I’M LOVIN IT!
‘ENEMIES’ THAT FALL FOR EACH OTHER.
y KNOW, WHERE THEY DON’T ADMIT IT CAUSE THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO HATE EACH OTHER.
THE ‘ACCIDENTAL’ RUN-INS:
Them: KABOOSH. They collide in the hall! They must awkwardly help each other up!!
ANYWAY. I hope someone found this interesting! Thanks if you did! Thanks??? If you didn’t.
THANKS FOR READING HERE’S ANTMAN