30 January 2016 @ 10:20 pm
[meme] fanfic tropes  


over on tumblr there is a "ultimate fanfic trope showdown" quiz? test? that ranks your taste in fanfic tropes and these are my results:

Rank Name
1 Found Families
2 Fake Dating/Fake Marriage Accidentally Turns Into Feelings
3 Seemingly Unrequited Pining
4 Espionage AU
5 Loyalty Kink
6 Trapped in an Elevator/Snowed-In Cabin/etc
6 A/B/O
8 Coffee House AU/Food Service AU
8 High School/Uni AU
10 Adopting/Raising a Baby
11 Soulmate Identifying Marks: Tattoo, Red Thread of Fate, etc
12 Rivalmancy
12 Friends to Lovers
14 Enemies to Friends to Lovers
15 Royalty/Arranged Marriage
16 Age Difference (possibly due to time travel)
16 Vampires/Werewolves AU
18 'Groundhog Day'/Karmic Time Warp
19 Magical Connection (telepathy, etc)
20 Fake Out Make Out
21 Hurt/Comfort
22 Amnesia
23 Role Reversal AU
24 Reincarnation/'25 Lives' AU
25 Sex Pollen
26 Actually Unrequited Pining
26 Incest
26 Selfcest (possibly due to time travel)

i'm actually surprised at the placement of some of these, particularly a/b/o being at number six, because i had never even read an a/b/o fic until last year, the year before? even though i started reading fic back in 06/07! on the other hand, i am absolutely not at all surprised by the first five because found families, loyalty kink, fake relationship, spy au, and seemingly unrequited pining are my faves. also this was strangely difficult? but that may just be because i'm an extremely indecisive person.

if you do it, let me know! i'd love to see your results (and see how similar/different ours are).
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kitty_fic: Hello Kitty // Kitty On[personal profile] kitty_fic on January 31st, 2016 03:36 am (UTC)
Ooh this is a fun meme!
I actually did it awhile ago here if you want to see :)
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[identity profile] delacourtings.livejournal.com on January 31st, 2016 05:49 am (UTC)
i'm soo late to this. i love how two of my top 5 (found families and espionage au) are in your last 5!
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kitty_fic: Hello Kitty // Kitty On[personal profile] kitty_fic on January 31st, 2016 05:53 am (UTC)
but not too late!

I have so many memes that I've missed but saved and I tell myself one of these days I'll go back and do!

I don't think I even realized what found families was until sometime after I took this meme. I think googling it while taking this was the first I really had ever heard of it actually XD

And I think I've only really read one or two fics with that theme that I can think of, so it's not really that I don't like it, just that I wasn't familiar with it :D

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i was born difficult for myself: Arrow Thea[personal profile] geckoholic on January 31st, 2016 02:23 pm (UTC)
Great meme, isn't it? :D I think I did it too, let me dig up the link...

ETA: here it is

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[identity profile] delacourtings.livejournal.com on February 1st, 2016 02:51 am (UTC)
ah! found families is in your top 5 too! i love that trope.

i'm surprised friends to lovers wasn't as high on mine as it is on yours because i adore that trope too. honestly, fic (or any media) with found families + friends to lovers in it is just ♥ ♥ ♥ (throw in a dose of fake dating and everyone secretly pining after the other thinking they don't feel the same way and i am gone).
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