astolat (astolat) wrote,
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I think I failed this test?

Ultimate Fanfic Tropes Showdown 3.1

I feel like my final list is not actually true because I change my mind on what each trope means depending on context, which in this case was the trope it was matched up against!

Rank Name
1 Snowed-In Cabin/Isolated Together For Extended Period of Time
2 Enemies to Friends to Lovers
3 Magical Connection (Telepathy, etc)
4 Fake Dating/Fake Marriage Accidentally Turns Into Feelings
5 Fairy Tale/Mythology AU

6 Daemons
7 Royals/Political Marriage Turns Into Feelings
8 Seemingly Unrequited Pining
9 Soulmate Identifying Marks (Tattoo, Red Thread of Fate, etc)
10 Adopting/Raising a Baby
11 Friends to Lovers
12 Vampires/Werewolves AU
13 Supernatural Creature/Human Romance
14 Hogwarts AU
15 Accidentally Fell In Love With The Mission Target
16 A/B/O
17 Found Families
18 Loyalty Kink
19 Pride and Prejudice AU
20 'Everyone is Evil'/Mirrorverse AU
21 'Groundhog Day'/Karmic Time Loop
22 Characters Swap Roles AU (I don't mean in the bedroom)
23 'Falling For A Coworker/Teammate Is A Bad Idea' Except This Is Fiction So It Works Out
24 Amnesia Fic
25 Hurt/Comfort
26 And They Were Roommates!
27 Body Swapping
28 Hot Single Parent(s)
29 They Break Up (but then They Get Back Together)
30 Unusually Specific Occupation AU, Like, The Author Clearly Has The Same Job
31 Actually Unrequited Pining
32 Reincarnation/'25 Lives' AU
33 Polyamory
34 'They All Work In An Office' AU
35 High School/University AU
36 Coffee House AU/Food Service AU
37 Selfcest (possibly due to time travel)


but the real list is more like:

1) Competence (how! how can they not have included competence!)
2) Fealty (their linked definition of Loyalty Kink is REALLY not the same as mine)
3) Antagonist/counterpart romance
4) Bonding (really any imposed connection) develops into chosen connection
5) AUs that create interesting new stakes and worldbuilding

10) Isolated together
11) Huddling for warmth
12) Family/kid fic
13) Hurt/comfort

the others are in here in a vague cloud, happy to read them, wouldn't immediately jump

100) Artificial conflict/misunderstandings
1000) Unhappy endings
1,000,000) Mundane AUs

But the REAL real answer is that it totally depends on the fandom! What I want is different depending on the fandom and the pairing. But OKAY fine, that is much less interesting for quiz purposes, I GRANT YOU.

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