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“Everyone thinks we’re dating.” Simon randomly announced in the middle of of his and Jace’s second weekly movie nights.

Jace hit the pause button on the remote and gave Simon a quizzical look. “And?”

“That doesn’t bother you?”

“No?”

Simon stared at Jace. “It doesn’t?”

“Why would it?” Jace asked, raising an eyebrow. “I mean… aren’t we?”

“What?” 

“Aren’t we dating?” Jace repeated. “I mean, this is a date, right?”

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anonymous asked:

Do you know any wincest fics where dean is jealous of Jess?

Helloo friend! right now with Jess I remember this one And That Devotion Crumbles  is an AU in which Jess is a guy, also, if you’re interested in this trope I made a few list HERE and HERE

And those are some of my favorites, sorry for not being more useful ♥

The Devil Really Does Wear Prada An AU crossover with The Devil Wears Prada. What if Sam were a little more…fabulous? Jess never died, John goes missing much later, and Dean. Well. He’s in for quite a surprise.

Turnabout  Dean’s sometimes a little insecure about his place in Sam’s life. Especially when old Stanford buddies show up. And then things go wrong.

All That’s Done’s Forgiven  Adam POV: The angels told Adam a lot of things about his brothers—he hadn’t thought for a minute this part was true.

A Threefold Path to Redemption Sam finds a way to keep Dean from going to hell: he’ll go in his brother’s place. He knows it’s going to be bad and that he’ll emerge changed. He never knew how much.

Every Piece Will Find Its Place Dean is badly injured on a hunt and Sam turns to his old money-making standby: prostitution. Dean is not impressed.

These Promises, I’ll Keep  Sam is off limits, but that doesn’t stop Dean from falling for the boy. That doesn’t stop Dean from taking what is his.

Room and Board  They spend four hours at the courthouse, and more than once Sam has to kick Dean into being as humble and apologetic and completely cowed as he can possibly pull off. Dean’s pretty sure no one is buying it but he gets his plea in and he has his day in court set in seven days. There is something to be said about having a lawyer…well, an almost lawyer – in the family. And Dean feels a twinge of guilt at the acknowledgement that Sam probably would have made a hell of a lawyer if things had turned out differently. It’s a given that Dean would do anything to protect Sam. But Dean has a little trouble dealing with just how far Sam will go to protect him.

Learn to Say the Same Thing  As the purpose of this weekend is to get to know one another, please wear your name tag at all times. Sam and Dean end up at a single’s retreat in the mountains and run into old friends.

Stranger Than Fiction  Meta-comedy/drama set immediately post-4x18, The Monster at the End of This Book. Dean can’t stop wondering why people would write gay porn about him and Sam. Research takes him to interesting places; re-reading novels for subtext, visiting message boards, and a really freaky place called LiveJournal. What he discovers is a sick fascination with fanfiction, more about gay sex than he ever wanted to know, and an even deeper obsession with understanding why people write this stuff. Meanwhile, they’re hunting a mysterious monster that takes the form of a person’s truest love to kill them slowly, the lines between fanfiction and reality are starting to break down, and they still have to stop Lilith and save the world.

Mr Congeniality  When Ash points Sam and Dean in the direction of a new case, they have to go undercover in an all-male beauty pageant in order to find who or what is bent on destroying it.

First Best Friend

Pairing: Sam x Reader

Word Count: 1743

Warnings: Little Angst, nice fluffy ending.

A/N – this is for @jared-padaloveme ‘s Fluffy Birthday Challenge. Happy Birthday Juju! With the prompt/trope → “You’re afraid that you’ll lose me in big crowds so you always hold my hand but now you just hold my hand when there’s only, like, five people around and I’m getting vry suspicious.”

The first time you met Sam Winchester, you were only a little munchkin. You barely remember but your mom had taken pictures. They were kept in your memory box, stored deep inside your closet, hidden under a few old sweaters that don’t fit you anymore but you refuse to throw away.

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youremarvelous ha respondido a tu publicación “re: fanfic tropes: oh crap! there are fanfics of us…”

thank you Chris for sending them a fluffy coffee shop au to start with. Viktor goes on a fanfiction reading binge until Yuuri has to cut him off when he cries over a cheating fic. Yuuri makes a (not so secret) account and writes the infamous “Viktor does the dishes” fic that has garnered 5k kudos and 2k bookmarks

Viktor Nikiforov ✔ @v_nikiforov
I absolutely cannot believe some people

Viktor Nikiforov ✔ @v_nikiforov
I would never cheat on yuuri!

Viktor Nikiforov ✔ @v_nikiforov
he is the love of my life HE IS MY LIFE

Viktor Nikiforov ✔ @v_nikiforov
do people think so little of me???

Viktor Nikiforov ✔ @v_nikiforov
what have I ever done to make them think I’d do something like

Viktor Nikiforov ✔ @v_nikiforov
he could never take the trash out again and I’d still love him

Viktor Nikiforov ✔ @v_nikiforov
@katsuki_y YUURI YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU RIGHT

Yuri Plisetsky ✔ @yuri_plisetsky
@v_nikiforov @katsuki_y what the hell is going on right now

Katsuki Yuuri ✔ @katsuki_y
@v_nikiforov Please come out of the bathroom and stop reading fanfiction wow

Katsuki Yuuri ✔ @katsuki_y
@christophe_gc This is all your fault

assorted persona 5 thoughts:

1. What if….the main character is That Guy who, if given the option, will not fucking sleep, ever. Morgana’s continued “go the fuck to sleep” commands are not made to stop you from doing work, they’re made so that the main character sleeps more than three hours a night and doesn’t pass out the next day. what if the main character has passed out multiple times before so morgana is like Oh My God, You Overworked Idiot. 

2. Let Me Date Ryuji, You Cowards, and also Let Ryuji Say Fuck

3. Give me that fic where the rest of the phantom thieves learn that the main character is selling his body to science in a shady back alley clinic to buy drugs for them and are alarmed and concerned for his well-being. bonus points on if they burst in on a clinical trial and haul him bodily out and he’s like, confused and passing out and they’re freaking out. good trope. 

“no i’m fine guys,” akira says, on the verge of passing out, slurring his words. 

“what the fuck,” ann says. “oh my god, you idiot” 

4. really random but i like the idea of a post-game au where when everyones older, ryuji is on the olympic team for like idk short distance running 100 meter dash or smthing for japan and ann is a hecka famous model and both are in a vogue japan photoshoot bc olympics is happening and they meet on set and its like “what the fuck, ryuji?” “what the fuck, ann? oh wait you’re a model this makes sense” and then there’s a bunch of gorgeous spreads of the two of them and in the blurb for their section its like talking about how they knew each other from high school idk. 

so i started watching that fucking “13 Reasons Why” show that people can’t shut the fuck up about and so far its awful:

1. The main characters are terrible. The girl is a perfect example of a manic pixie dream girl, and the main boy character is a wandering lost soul who needs to learn a lesson, which is grotesquely John Green-esc. 

2. The whole idea of the girl leaving behind tapes after her death is very romantic, which it shouldn’t be; if the writers were going for something realistic, they completely missed the target. It’s offensive how they portray suicide under the “tragically beautiful” trope. They’re using the tape idea to soften the raw and gritty of what suicide actually is, and what the aftermath actually looks like. This is especially dangerous for anyone who’s already considering suicide; the show is practically screaming, “Don’t you worry about anything, sweetie; suicide is a beautiful thing that leaves behind a wonderful, tragic legacy.” Again, it’s almost vomit-inducingly similar to John Green.

3. THE GIRL IS BLAMING EVERYONE FOR HER SUICIDE. She leaves behind these tapes for the sole purpose of making everyone in her life (or rather, those she deemed “responsible”) feel guilty. It’s also highly implied that she killed herself not because she felt stuck and hopeless, but out of revenge. The guilt she leaves behind for these people also drives one of her former friends to fucking drown himself. She literally drove another kid to suicide after her death with her fucking guilt-tripping tapes. The show likes to play off the tapes like she just wants people to understand her story, but all she’s done so far is saddle these fucking teenagers with a huge suitcase full of debilitating guilt that will follow them for the rest of their lives. THE ONLY ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR HER DEATH IS HERSELF.

4. The aftermath is only very, very slightly accurate at best. Really, the only thing “real” about it was the hoard of kids at the school who barely knew her leaving flowers and cards at her locker, telling everyone “we were so close! I just don’t understand!” The only other drama coming out of this show is stemming from the tapes, and not the fact that someone just fucking killed themselves. Instead of showing what people really go through when someone close to them takes their own life, they spend their energy on a wild fucking goose chase looking for “clues” about the tragedy of her life that drove her to suicide. 

As someone who has struggled with depression and attempted suicide in the past, this is pretty offensive. When I wanted to kill myself, it wasn’t out of revenge; I was terrified and felt trapped and saw no other way out. Not once did I think, “I know, I’ll kill myself! That’ll show ‘em!” When you’re that deep in a hole that you think ending your life is your only option, you don’t think about how it will affect other people at all, because in your mind, no one will care at all. This show is in no way accurate about what someone is thinking or going through personally when they’re thinking about committing suicide. 

TLDR: “13 Reasons Why” is literally a horribly-managed re-write of John Green’s Looking For Alaska that doesn’t follow any guidelines about how to handle the subject of suicide. 

Tom and Tord as Foils of Each Other

Just making a long analysis below the cut about why I think Tom and Tord can fit into the “bitter enemies who hate each other because they’re so similar” trope and why they’re really just two sides of the same coin.

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Hey here’s a wild concept

If you’re telling a horror story that has the “if you see the creature, you’re doomed” trope, or the “if you know the story, you’re doomed” trope, GIVE WARNING. Say “the legend says that if you hear this tale, you will become another victim” BEFORE you tell the story. If you intend to show a picture of the monster that will come after you if you know what it looks like, WARN PEOPLE before you show it, so that they can look away if they want.

Not all horror fans are the same. We all have different fears, and the fun ends when those fears cause you legitimate paranoia. I can read stories about murderers and ghosts until the cows come home, but stories that describe creatures that will kill you if you know about them? I can’t do it. And I’m sure other people have the same issue. If I’m given reason to believe I will be the next victim in the story, I will no longer enjoy it, I’ll be completely petrified, and not in a good way. You won’t ruin the scares by giving people a little warning.

anonymous asked:

Hello Ma'am, I'm somewhat new to the writing scene, but you seemed... pleasantly approachable, so I wanted to ask. I'm writing a tfp fic where, after his death in Predacons Rising, Optimus is sent back to his younger body, right before he meets Megatronus for the first time. Do you happen to have any advice on tropes to avoid? Tropes to hit on? How Gay is Too Gay when it comes to Autopop and Deceptidad? Thank you for your time and assistance!

Eeee!!! Hello!!!! Goodness, I love helping other people write, especially because it’s shit like what you’re looking to create that has me going “gimme it noooowwww because it sounds so goooooood!!!”

Okay, so, my own fangirling aside, I’m going to give you the advice that I follow myself:

Write the story that you want to read.

Are there tropes? Sure. But they’re fun tropes. Are they overdone? Maybe, but how can you make it funny or heartbreaking, rather than cliché? Better yet? Forget about tropes. Your reader base will find out the tropes on their own and have fun numbering them. If you ever want to see an incredible list that I had no hand in, but have so much fun reading, Check This Out on TV Tropes. It not only tells you what tropes I inadvertently used, but also how they were tropes in Things We Don’t Tell Humans. Which I do plan on finishing, but goddamn is that fic a pain in my ass right now.

How gay is too gay? Okay, look. There’s never anything so much as Too Gay when it’s Op/Megs. Let’s be realistic. Battles are foreplay. Sassing at each other is basic communication skills. Their world is your playground, and you’re the one who gets to choose if we’re going to be on the swings or on the merry-go-round for this chapter, or that long arc. The only time something becomes Too Gay is if you’re the one wincing and wondering if you should tone it down and save some of the Gay for another chapter.

Have Fun!

Don’t write to please someone else, unless this is a commissioned fic. And if you need a beta reader, or if you just want me to read it, I would be super, super happy to have the chance to read your labor of love. Because I’m a sucker for MegOp fics.

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                     so you’re saying your feelings for me -

                                                             they’re real, skye. they always have been.

skyeward week day 1: favourite episode
↳ nothing personal

bobbbrock  asked:

Hiya! I love your posts, especially the Brainstorming ones. I was wondering if you had any references that could help my friends and I with world building our fantasy/demon apocalypse story? We have lots of big ideas sussed out, but there's always room for more details.

I don’t personally have a lot of experience reading demon apocalypse stories, and I certainly don’t have any writing it, but I came across a few things that might be of help to you. 

Worldbuilding of (RPG) Lovecraftian demon apocalypse
The Demonata Series by Darren Shan (I’ve never read it, but it’s apparently good)
It’s always good to be familiar with the Tropes you’re working with
Otherwise, general research of the apocalyptic genre. Lots of blogs had great lists about things people don’t think about it post apocalyptic worlds (hmmm…perhaps I could do a brainstorming post for post-apocalypse?). 

That’s about all I’ve got. Hope it’s remotely helpful. 

Happy writing!

anonymous asked:

I have a question, just because I'm really curious, but if it bothers you I apologize in advance. What made you leave the mcl fandom and erase all your writings?

Hey :~) it’s O.K! i’m embarrassed tht i liked this game, and i’m tired of the largely uninspired characterization (sorry! i mean, things have improved on this front but characters are still mostly lacking IMO, they’re tropes tht haven’t been reworked enough), tired of the shitty way candy has behaved throughout the game, she’s startlingly irritating and non-relatable, and occasionally just displays a complete lack of empathy despite the fact tht she’s constantly being a nosey bi*ch who can’t shut TF up and listen and tired of the uninspired, underwhelming storyline

LIKE, she curls up beside a shirtless vulnerable Nathaniel in bed .. + later Nathaniel apologizes to her instead of her ever, ever displaying remorse for interfering when he clearly wasn’t willing to discuss wht was happening, she and Peggy fuck Melody over during the art competition by plastering her pictures all over the school under the theme of jealousy where EVERYONE will see them and then tht was handled so poorly by the adults

 the plotline is extra, extra boring, extra dramatic, extra overdone (no! i don’t want to talk abt this, i’m not asking, Nathaniel’s child abuse arc was resolved in 2-3 episodes and is rarely mentioned, are we supposed to presume he just over it lmfao whereas castiel just had a demonic ex gf and then we ge get hit with a car crash like why can’t we have well thought out shit and relationship building happening organically, because it would be boring? and I understand tht chino wants to make the game realistic but there’s a point tht things become ridiculous and you start asking yourself whether this is lazy). There’s very little abt the characters tht interests me now, and Candy’s interactions with them just seem bland. 

The fandom can’t shut the fuck up abt Alexy’s sexuality for 5 minutes, y’all have 5 dateable boys and he’s honestly just a trope! he exists 2 give candy commentary on her relationship, and furthers her (non-existent) character growth! candy displays very little interest in his well being, like ask yourself wht we kno abt his interests and life apart frm shopping and adopted? nothing.

 + any criticism of the game or chino is  consistently treated as unwarranted, y’all cannot shut up abt how we should respect her n treat her well and fail to realize tht this is her job! if she can’t deal with criticism, then she shouldn’t have marketed a game. this is unrelated but wht happened with the last eldarya episode was annoying, i had so many people sending me msgs abt ‘leaving chino alone’ and ‘not playing if i don’t like the game’ when all i said was that they were really going to make the men tht assaulted U your eventual love interests like that was something that was REMOTELY forgivable (and if U think so, U should think abt what direction Ur life has taken that Ur deflated ass really has to resort to thinking sexual assault is defensible just so U can seek sum external validation frm some cartoon pixels) it isn’t like there’s ever criticism of her art (which might be understandably rude n unasked for) so i don’t kno why y’all act like she created god’s green earth n any criticism automatically amounts to: ‘U think chino is lazy n untalented n U want her to cater to ur every whim when she’s literally paid all of your bills and prsnlly calls U in the morning so she can wire her salary into ur account’ 

did i really type this much? pretend U don’t notice

I’m putting this in the tag since a lot of U have asked me but i don’t want to talk abt it anymore or start any internet feuds with those of U that can’t get over Ur obsession with the anonymous feature and refresh button