Ahoy guys! Hope you are having a great day! Today I will be talking about the SEVEN tropes I cannot tolerate anymore or I will spontaneously combust. (My Chemistry teacher is proud y’all)
I cannot tell you how much I hate tropes. They suck my soul and I am left as only a blob of flesh and blood. (This is getting graphic, sorry sorry)
I just feel like that up to one extent it is FINE. But YA is getting so repetitive lately, and I just cannot anymore.
SO LET US BEGIN THIS ROLLERCOASTER OF DEATH-
I do not believe in love at first sight. it seems unrealistic and shitty and cringy to me. Okay, let us take another realistic approach. Maybe you see someone and you instantly love them. (this is obviously lol worthy again) BUT THEY WON’T LIKE YOU BACK OKAY SHUT UP. Maybe mutual insta-lust is okay, (not really) BUT INSTA LOVE SHOULD BE ERASED FROM EARTH AND MARS AND ALPHA CENTAURI. (Now my Physics teacher is proud) Insta-love honestly is the cheapest way to do romance. If you are including it, you rather just stop writing romance and disappear.
2.) LOVE TRIANGLES
This whole concept is just full of shit. You can very obviously love multiple people at once, but YOU CANNOT LOVE THEM EQUALLY OKAY STFU. (I am the love guru) Many YA books suffer from this trope and it honestly needs to stop. I once heard a Booktuber say that it is okay that love triangles are included since no one has only one love interest and it is realistic, BUT love triangles mean equally loving more than one person at once which causes the MC distress. Yup. This is the truth.
which brings me to-
3.) YOU ONLY EVER HAVE ONE LOVE INTEREST IN YOUR LIFE AND YOU MARRY THAT PERSON-
Nooooooo. Nopes. Just no. I cannot handle this anymore. YOU DO NOT MARRY YOUR FIRST BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND OKAY??? OKAY.
4.) HERO WITH TRAGIC BACKSTORIES
To be honest, the only books I like with this trope are Cassandra Clare ones. Other ones??? Mehhh. The hero behaves like ABSOLUTE TRASH and all the MC can think is that she is attracted to him. Think about global warming. IT is ATLEAST A BIGGER ISSUE THAN YOUR LOVE LIFE GOSH DANGIT. And when the tragic story isn’t even tragic, it is just pure shitty, my eyes get tired FROM ALL OF THE EYE ROLLING. We are actually supposed to cry and feel bad for the hero whereas I am here laughing. Oops. That didn’t go as well as the author planned.
5.) HERO TREATES THE HEROINE LIKE TRASH, BUT PLOT TWIST!! HE ACTUALLY WUVS HER AND IS DOING THIS SO THAT SHE DOESN’T GET TO KNOW ABOUT HIS FEELINGS
I don’t really need to explain here, do I??
6.) THIS PERSON IS DEAD! okay not really
These get to me ALL THE FREAKING TIME. It’s like all the authors are already tormenting us, but they bring the character back to life!!! You think I should be happy right? But I am not. This gets so frustrating. I am literally mourning the death of my baby but HE/SHE IS ALIVE AND ALL OF MY TEARS WENT IN VAIN AND MY BOOK IS STAINED AND MY FACE IS FULL OF SNOT. Whyyyyyyyy??????????????????????? (just so that the authors can drink the tears of their readers. I honestly think this is how they get energy)
7.) HEROINE GETS INRODUCED TO A NEW WORLD WHICH SHE WAS A PART OF BUT WAS SHIELDED FROM IT AND LEARNS EVERYTHINGGGG IN A FEW WEEKS
This. Oh god this. It is the icing on the cake for unrealistic tropes. Other people in that world train for literal years, but the heroine? She is the best, so obviously she can learn everything in a few weeks and be the best as always! *cough* Clary Fray *cough*
As much as I like some tropes (like hate to love, slow burn, friends to lovers) everything in excess is not good for yer health. Even books.
Stay healthy and strong y’all.
Tell ME- (yay I changed the graphic ;P) Do any tropes trouble you? Do you hate any tropes on this list? (of course you do. I can do no wrong)