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I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate it! November is over and 2016 is nearly over!

This week I'm asking about favorite tropes, mostly because I felt like taking this trope sorter test again and seeing what I came up with. Listing only my top ten yields a fairly predictable set:

1 Fake Dating/Fake Marriage Accidentally Turns Into Feelings
2 Sex Pollen
3 Hurt/Comfort
4 Fake Out Make Out
5 Seemingly Unrequited Pining
6 Amnesia
7 'Groundhog Day'/Karmic Time Warp
8 Trapped in an Elevator/Snowed-In Cabin/etc
9 Loyalty Kink
10 Enemies to Friends to Lovers

What are your results if you feel like it, and what are you working on this week? I don't have anything ready to post (alas!) because Yuletide took up a lot of my energy (I do have four Yuletide stories written, so I feel good about that!). And things are going slowly on the writing front in general but I'm confident I'll find some time soon to work on my alien sex party fic, muahaha.
  • I can't figure out how to make the tropesorter code work for me...

    But methinks there'd be mostly hurt/comfort, angst, friendship, emotional hurt/comfort, and family drama.

    Finished my Yuletide and my Daredevil multipart! And posted a new chapter of Heron in My Life! Working on Under the Radar (my Batman/Daredevil crossover) now.

    Edited at 2016-12-03 11:38 pm (UTC)
    • Re: I can't figure out how to make the tropesorter code work for me...

      I'm betting "Found Family" would be a fave with you!

      Also, hey, wow, that's fantastic! That must be a very satisfying feeling. :D I hope the rest of December also treats you well!
  • I think the test is down? Anyway, I'd guess a few tropes would be hurt/comfort, old married couple, time travel, snowed-in. :)

    I have a queue of stories again that I can work on and post at leisure. I've got a holiday thing going and hope that my 2017 philosophy of 'No Planning' works out. Though if I sign up for something with a deadline, I''ll allow myself to plan! :)
    • Time travel! I gotta tackle some more time travel sometime...

      I am all here for a philosophy of "No Planning"! I hope it goes well (I should probably try it!)
  • Test worked for me. The results seem about right, although I might put them in a different order:

    1. Fake Dating/Fake Marriage accidentally turns into feelings
    2. Friends to Lovers
    3. Trapped in an Elevator/Snowed-in Cabin/etc.
    4. Magical connection (telepathy, etc.)
    5. Hurt/Comfort
    6. Royalty/Arranged Marriage
    7. Coffee House AU/Food service Au
    8. Enemies to Friends to Lovers
    9. Soulmate Identifying Marks
    10. Amnesia

    I am currently finishing "Curses Foiled Again" --which combines #s2, 4, and 9 -- and hope to have that posted by this evening. Fingers crossed, but it's looking good. Constantine is on the set at last anyway, so that's a huge step forward.

    Next up will be my World's Finest Christmas for this year, which will combine #s 1 (and 2?), and 6.

    My Big Bang fic is inching along but I'm feeling good about it at the moment. Come the new year, I have hopes of diving back into all the WiPs and if not completing them all in one fell swoop at least updating substantially. That's in addition to writing some one-shots along the way.

    Edited at 2016-12-02 04:16 pm (UTC)
    • I will never, ever, ever stop loving "Fake dating turns real." *happy sigh*

      I'm glad to hear things are coming along well! Even inching is great if you feel good about the results... And the plans for the new year sound really good. My Big Bang is currently still stuck in development but I'm hoping to start getting some words down soon! Wish me luck!
  • I am intrigued by the "numbering" I got, but it seems about right. (Looking at other people's responses, I might get kicked out of this club!)

    1 Soulmate Identifying Marks: Tattoo, Red Thread of Fate, etc
    1 Role Reversal AU
    1 Amnesia
    1 Sex Pollen
    1 'Groundhog Day'/Karmic Time Warp
    1 A/B/O
    1 Found Families
    1 Vampires/Werewolves AU
    1 Magical Connection (telepathy, etc)

    I worked my butt for the last month, but I won NaNo! I was working on my original novel - it is a hard sci fi adventure story. I still have 20-30K left to finish the first draft, but I can imagine finishing it! Which is a pretty amazing thing for me. So many words, so many more words than I have ever written.

    For now, I am editting my Yuletide fic. My beta did an incredible job - which means now I have a lot of work to do. Ha!
    • The more you say you can't decide the more likely you are to end up with ties, so I assume that's what happened with you! Telepathy and vampires almost made my top 10 as well...

      And CONGRATS on winning NaNo, that's wonderful! You have good reason to be proud--and Yuletide to edit, apparently! :D
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    • "Enemy to weird family member" sounds like the best trope ever. :D

      Gah, I have to do all my shopping and shipping for Christmas still! I'm lucky my family doesn't focus TOO much on presents as much as on time together, but still... I'm hoping to find a little time to write tomorrow in between paperwork!
  • Ah! I really wanted to reply to this, and totally just spaced it and spaced it!

    Aha... hahahaha. So, going through, I can see I have the trashiest tropes. XD Too bad there was no mpreg.

    1 Incest
    2 Selfcest
    3 Vampire/Werewolf AU
    4 A/B/O
    5 Sex Pollen
    6 Royalty/Arranged Marriage
    7 Age Difference
    8 Rivalmancy
    9 Hurt/Comfort
    10 Seemingly Unrequited Pining

    The first three of are of noooo surprise to me. Thems my breads and butters there. But lol. Man. I feel so ~trashy~, and yet... not trashy enough. There are a lot of tropes that could have filled in for some of those. XD

    Oh, and tied for dead last was 'coffee au' and 'high school au'. I just uuuusssuuuuaaally really do not care for those. lol
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