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Post Reply Cliches that you always avoid when it comes to fiction novels
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Is there a cliché in fiction novels that you typically avoid whether it's the title, plot, or character?

List them down and tell me why you hate them so much.
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I really hate himedere characters because they're usually really stuck up and snotty and I hate people/characters like that. Good thing they're one of the less common dere types.
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The characters all being boring and humourless *cough*Terry Brooks*cough*
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mimi_mioda wrote:

I really hate himedere characters because they're usually really stuck up and snotty and I hate people/characters like that. Good thing they're one of the less common dere types.


You realize I'm talking about fiction novel clichés right? Unless you're referring to fanfiction?
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qualeshia3 wrote:


mimi_mioda wrote:

I really hate himedere characters because they're usually really stuck up and snotty and I hate people/characters like that. Good thing they're one of the less common dere types.


You realize I'm talking about fiction novel clichés right? Unless you're referring to fanfiction?


it's still a fictional character archetype, just one rooted in a different medium.
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octorockandroll wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


mimi_mioda wrote:

I really hate himedere characters because they're usually really stuck up and snotty and I hate people/characters like that. Good thing they're one of the less common dere types.


You realize I'm talking about fiction novel clichés right? Unless you're referring to fanfiction?


it's still a fictional character archetype, just one rooted in a different medium.


Truth.
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octorockandroll wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


mimi_mioda wrote:

I really hate himedere characters because they're usually really stuck up and snotty and I hate people/characters like that. Good thing they're one of the less common dere types.


You realize I'm talking about fiction novel clichés right? Unless you're referring to fanfiction?


it's still a fictional character archetype, just one rooted in a different medium.


My god, I'm stupid. I forgot I mentioned to put character clichés.
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mimi_mioda wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


mimi_mioda wrote:

I really hate himedere characters because they're usually really stuck up and snotty and I hate people/characters like that. Good thing they're one of the less common dere types.


You realize I'm talking about fiction novel clichés right? Unless you're referring to fanfiction?


it's still a fictional character archetype, just one rooted in a different medium.


Truth.


Sorry about that. My mistake.
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Dogs. They're always cheap pity bait. If there's a dog on the cover of a book and is has a nice golden award sticker there's a 99% chance that dog is the main boy/girl's best buddy and it's gonna be dead af by the end of the book. Idk, I have never seen a dog used for anything besides that and guard dog, I just feel like they're a crutch to a story at this point.
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ClothStatue wrote:

Dogs. They're always cheap pity bait. If there's a dog on the cover of a book and is has a nice golden award sticker there's a 99% chance that dog is the main boy/girl's best buddy and it's gonna be dead af by the end of the book. Idk, I have never seen a dog used for anything besides that and guard dog, I just feel like they're a crutch to a story at this point.


That's a first for me.
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The Chosen One. More specifically, when a novel starts off early on calling the main character out as some predestined savior figure. Throws a huge red flag that the MC is a Mary Sue.
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The main character living a happily ever after with a woman who he looks at for 3 seconds on a subway in the first chapter.

It's too predictable and forced. I know it's what people expect and what makes readers happy, but it's still too forced because most of the time the reasoning for the two getting together boils down to "You're male, I'm female, let's marry and have children."

Of course there are couples that I can see working out, but most of the time it's boring and forced.
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The main character living a happily ever after with a woman who he looks at for 3 seconds on a subway in the first chapter.

It's too predictable and forced. I know it's what people expect and what makes readers happy, but it's still too forced because most of the time the reasoning for the two getting together boils down to "You're male, I'm female, let's marry and have children."

Of course there are couples that I can see working out, but most of the time it's boring and forced.


There are really stories like that or that's just exaggeration of most romance?
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qualeshia3 wrote:


Dogempire wrote:

The main character living a happily ever after with a woman who he looks at for 3 seconds on a subway in the first chapter.

It's too predictable and forced. I know it's what people expect and what makes readers happy, but it's still too forced because most of the time the reasoning for the two getting together boils down to "You're male, I'm female, let's marry and have children."

Of course there are couples that I can see working out, but most of the time it's boring and forced.


There are really stories like that or that's just exaggeration of most romance?


It's somewhat of an exaggeration. I mean sure that couple two went through that traumatic ordeal together, but that doesn't mean that they're both compatible because of that.

It's hard to out into words, but there's a certain atmosphere when the two interact that indicates whether they would make a good couple. When two characters get together without hitting any internal check boxes that they would be good together I end up getting annoyed.
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