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Post Reply Cliches that you always avoid when it comes to fiction novels
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Posted 10/25/16
I personally hate the cliche of a girl being all weak and every guy comes to her aid.
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26 / F / New Jersey, USA
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Posted 10/25/16

kiri97 wrote:

I personally hate the cliche of a girl being all weak and every guy comes to her aid.


That would be annoying.
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Posted 3/4/17 , edited 12 days ago
The most common cliche in drama or story made by people from my country:

Girl is plain, poor, a loser, and maybe a loner. She's supposed to be the representative of the 'normal' people. The there's this rich, handsome, popular guy at school. He's probably got a fanclub and chances are they call him 'Prince'. That guy and the girl from before are gonna fall for each other. If the guy is an ass, he'd probably be teasing or bullying her at 1st. There's also a chance she's gonna become his maid/servant for some reason.

Then another guy will show up. He's probably either more like her (poor and a loser) or like him (rich and popular) but chances are he;s gonna have good looks anyways and will be the nicer one of the two guys. He's gonna fall for her, too but wouldn't get her.

If it's not in a school setting, it's gonna be in a work setting or the guy would be some kinda millionaire or actor or both. The same thing is gonna happen anyways.

I mostly avoid these like the plague unless I'm dead bored (my sister won't lend me the books she borrowed from her classmate because she knows I'll be complaining in the end anyways). Like, can't these people use a different cliche or something? Can't they use those cliches and twist them into something better? Can't they not follow the leader? Just because one such story had become popular doesn't mean you all have to make the same thing. Jeez.

EDIT: Speaking of cliches, my mom kept borrowing pocket books from my aunt lately and I don't know how many times I groaned at seeing different books describe the main guy as some kind of 'Gorgeous, Multi-Billionaire CEO' of some well-known company and how the girl can't resist him and for some reason, the same could be said for how the guy feels for the girl no matter which archetype she falls into. Ugh...
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Posted 3/5/17
I don't like werewolves or vampire but only because I've read so many bad ones, it takes more effort to find a good one.
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Posted 8 days ago
Not sure if it counts, but I hate characters who are writers that are clearly just author inserts.

Gross.
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broken marriage
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ubermensch "alpha males"
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