Thursday Discussion: Book Tropes I Wish Would Die

It’s Thursday

I love Thursdays because we are that much closer to Friday although this weekend I have to work and that is no fun at all 😦

Thursday is also the week we have the Thursday Discussion!

The Thursday Discussion is a book prompt started by Ally Writes Things. Every other Thursday we get a different prompt to write about! This Thursday’s topic is Book Tropes we would like to die!!!

Actually it’s least favorite tropes but I’m a dramatic princess so

I got a lot of help from my friends with this one so thank youuu, I love you guys.

Let’s get it popping

The Chosen One AKA The Mary Sue

All knowing, all seeing, all powerful. Okay, we get it, Harry Potter. I’m tired of these perfect characters who do no wrong and everyone loves them regardless. They snap their fingers and fart glitter and just like that order is restored and the book is over.

Until…

the sequel

seriously, this is a tired overused trope and a big reason as to why I stopped reading Laurel K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake’s books. I could not stop rolling my eyes enough at how perfect Anita was and how everyone loved her and her sex/zombie/vampire power. Also at the farting glitter power?? I just described myself. Teehee.

Sexual assault as a plot point for “strength”

I am beyond tired of seeing this everywhere in media. It’s dehumanizing and unfair and I’m just exhausted. I don’t even really want to talk about it but it needs to be brought up. Enough.

Sassy black women and gay sidekick friends

No. No. No. Fuck you.

Black women and gay men are not your accessories.

I started a book and got to a page where the gay bestie twirled and said something like girl you are looking like a chip and the whole bag and knew instantly that this was not for me. I just…could not.

Love Will Heal Us 🙂

Go. Fuck. Yourself.

My friend Emer wrote a really touching entry about this regarding chronic illness and her own thoughts about the representation with books. Please read it here. She’s lovely and funny and it is really well written and I adore her so much!

A thought on Illness Representation

My point is no. Hell no. Stop it.

Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Is the new manic pixie dream girl the cool girl? I’m just going to copy and paste that monologue because it’s my favorite fucking thing ever.

‘Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot.  ‘

anyway, as always men 🙂

WOMEN ARE NOT YOUR PROPS.

Omg, so this is long. Lmao.

So, some tropes I DO like. Surpise, they’re HORROR.

Tropes Amanda Likes

  • When they run into the woods at night (idiots)
  • When they take out the ouija board and are about to summon the spirits (morons)
  • When they say let’s split up! (FOOLS)
  • When they get naked in the haunted, bubbling, surrounded by trees lake (You gonna die)

Thanks for joining me for another Thursday discussion! Let me see your comments and thots below!

19 thoughts on “Thursday Discussion: Book Tropes I Wish Would Die

  1. I recently (barely) finished a book with a ‘Chosen One’ trope in it and it was honestly nearly painful to read. If it wasn’t an ARC I’d have DNFd at like 20% 😂😂 love your list of good tropes… it always amuses me how they think they’re gonna survive doing dumbass shit 😂

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  2. It’s always such a bad idea to read blogs while I’m at work because I can never stop myself from laughing out loud and it totally spoils my cover of seriously serious worker. HAHAHAHA Amanda why you so hilarious?!?! I was rolling reading this post! I think it’s safe to say that I totes agree on all these tropes you hate. They’re so overdone and it’s time to be over them! And all those tropes you like. Lmao yes, all the idiots morons and fools just gonn die.

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  3. Yes, down with all of these tropes!! Also, I was laughing out loud at the tropes you do like 😂. Seriously, what do people think is gonna happen when they use a ouija board? If you don’t like being disturbed when you’re asleep, what makes you think the dead would like it any better??

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  4. I love all those horror tropes as well because yaaaas y’all are about to die and I love it!!! Sassy black women sidekicks have got to go because bitch I’m not here for you entertainment like a jester.

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