sandol

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    sandol posted an update in the group THE EVER NEVER HANDBOOK Talk 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hello, members of Quills and Spills, today’s post on tropes will just be a question (credit to @zee110, check out her amazing Question of the Day).
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    There are two common ways of viewing tropes: 1) Tropes are unoriginal and overused, so I should avoid using them 2) Tropes are popular and well-loved for a reason and are good tools. What are your favorite or least favorite tropes? (i.e. the Chosen One, enemies to lovers, medieval setting)
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        cattyrose replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

        I feel du.mb asking but what is a trope

          cattyrose replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

          ohhhhhhhhhhh ok

          book-lover77 replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

          It’s like a cliché type thing (that’s how I see them, probably not the most accurate, sorry). Basically, an overused character or sequence of events or plot twist, anything like that, and has been used many times before and isn’t the most original.
          My least favorite trope has to be popular kid x nerd kid, but I do hate love triangles too (if that’s even a trope, I don’t think so actually).

        delilahkitty replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

        Yes what is it-

        lauren813 replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

        my favorite is quite obviously enemies to lovers and my least favorite would probably be the chosen one – so annoying

        shadowshinobi replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

        My least favourite trope is love triangles. They’re way too overused and they make me cringe sometimes.

          lauren813 replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

          eek yes, and love hexagons only make things worse

          shadowshinobi replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

          Any love shape in general is bad.

          lauren813 replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

          yes except sometimes if theyre written well they can be good

          shadowshinobi replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

          Yes, like The Infernal Devices. One of my favourite book series.

          lauren813 replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

          oml yes the infernal devices is amazing!!

          lunalovegoodfan replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

          *lives in a love square* XD

        agathatedros06 replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

        the Chosen One
        IM A STAR WARS FAN

        lynxdragon67 replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

        medieval

        madnsocal replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

        My least favorite trope is probably the nerd x popular kid because honestly I think it’s very unrealistic. Usually those type of books there is the “popular” kids, “nerd” kids, “art” kids, “drama” kids, “music” kids, and so many other types of categories. And those kids have to stick together just because of what they look like or what they like to do for fun. I think that’s very unrealistic, most people hang out with different people who have different interests all of the time. I probably don’t like the trope because how unrealistic it is and some times cringe. Anyways, sorry this was long and this is just my opinion. I know there are very good books with popular kid x nerd kid, but I personally didn’t really enjoy the books with popular kid x nerd kid. Thank you for listening to my ted talk.

          cattyrose replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

          you like Hophie?

        madnsocal replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

        I know, I’ll get a lot of hate for this, but personally no. It’s not because of the popular kid x nerd kid though, it’s because how Sophie treats Hort. Sophie is treated like a Queen by Hort which I think is adorable, but Sophie treats Hort like a trash bag and a waiter who does everything for her. I think if Rafal wasn’t planning to destroy Tedros and Agatha and rule the world and he wasn’t a thousand years old, I would definitely ship Rafal and Sophie. In the fan fiction me and one other person is writing, I had Sophie and Hort get married and have children, but I tried to make sure that Sophie treated Hort like a human being not a trash bag. But I like Rafal x Sophie much better than Hophie.
        Oh my god, I’m ranting again. Sorry this is so long, I got a little carried away-

        zee110 replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

        Oop- thanks for the credit! My favorites would definitely be enemies-to-lovers or enemies-to-friends-to-lovers my least favorite…can’t think of on the top of my head 😅

        2iycrb2qawutob replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

        My favourite is probably enemies to lovers and my least favourite would be the bad guy turning good or something along those lines or vice versa when a good guy turns bad

        lunalovegoodfan replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

        Enemies to loversssss ofc is my favorite or a really really wicked Love triangle hmm yeah chosen one really is awful

        jafaristhebest replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

        Okay, I have a list of tropes I hate:
        1) Chosen One; normally results in them being a Mary Sue or something like that or having all the powers (Sophie Foster I’M KIND OF LOOKING AT YOU HERE) Plus they’re frequently not as interesting as the “supporting” or “background” characters, such as Luke from Star Wars–he’s kinda the Chosen One and by far the least interesting (in my opinion, of course).
        2) Mary Sues OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS I HATE Mary Sues WITH ALL MY BEING THEY ARE SOOO EXASPERATING WHO WANTS TO READ OR WATCH A CHARACTER WHO CAN DO LITERALLY EVERYTHING
        3) It all ends with love and friendship and the villain is vanquished by hugging it out. This is quite similar to My Little Pony, which is why I am not the largest fan of that show, and is used in a few books… it’s a bit annoying. The Sister Grimm series (read book 9 yesterday! :D) had a similar ending, but as all the prior villains weren’t destroyed by love, I decided the villain’s “death” was somewhat satisfying…
        4) I can’t think of another one right now haha but I’m sure I will sometime or the other.
        Now my favorite tropes are probably:
        1) Enemies-to-lovers
        2) When the character is blind-sided by something, such as loss or love, and fails to see what is in front of them, which can lead to betrayal, mis-led distrust, or other interesting feelings; however, when this is used primarily in every book or every other book it does get a bit annoying and tiring.

          lauren813 replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

          oh my god you read the sisters grimm too? I read it a while ago but I thought it was pretty good!

        jafaristhebest replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago

        Okay, I have a list of tropes I hate:
        1) Chosen One; normally results in them being a Mary Sue or something like that or having all the powers (Sophie Foster I’M KIND OF LOOKING AT YOU HERE) Plus they’re frequently not as interesting as the “supporting” or “background” characters, such as Luke from Star Wars–he’s kinda the Chosen One and by far the least interesting (in my opinion, of course).
        2) Mary Sues OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS I HATE Mary Sues WITH ALL MY BEING THEY ARE SOOO EXASPERATING WHO WANTS TO READ OR WATCH A CHARACTER WHO CAN DO LITERALLY EVERYTHING
        3) It all ends with love and friendship and the villain is vanquished by hugging it out. This is quite similar to My Little Pony, which is why I am not the largest fan of that show, and is used in a few books… it’s a bit annoying. The Sister Grimm series (read book 9 yesterday! :D) had a similar ending, but as all the prior villains weren’t destroyed by love, I decided the villain’s “death” was somewhat satisfying…
        4) I can’t think of another one right now haha but I’m sure I will sometime or the other.
        Now my favorite tropes are probably:
        1) Enemies-to-lovers
        2) When the character is blind-sided by something, such as loss or love, and fails to see what is in front of them, which can lead to betrayal, mis-led distrust, or other interesting feelings; however, when this is used primarily in every book or every other book it does get a bit annoying and tiring.

        snakelover replied 1 month, 3 weeks ago

        Hi, can I join this club? It’s for writing and goofing off, right dae?

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