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Thursday Tropes: Man Hug


It's Wednesday here but it's Thursday in a ton o'places, so why wait? Here's your Thursday Trope, in honor of International Hug Day!

Your tropey prompt is:

Man Hug

I'm sure a lot of us in a certain fandom thought 'McDanno' when they bumped into the existence of International Hug Day while browsing the web today. I wanted to write up a McDanno hug story in tribute, myself, but work kicked my butt again. So. it gave me a smile and a snort when I went to TV Tropes to look up some info for this post and this was the very first example listed:
Very common on Hawaii Five-0. Steve and Danno are quite prone to man hug, especially when one or both has just gotten out of a life-threatening situation.

Yes, they are, and for that I'm most thankful.

Your Man Hug fic for the Thursday Trope could be simple and straightforward; your favorite slashy huggers doing just that, whatever the fandom. Or maybe it's a first, tentative man hug between two characters. Do they get teased by their counterparts, or are others in their fictional world glad to see them make progress from frenemies to friends?
Of course, women are seldom if ever portrayed as giving Man Hugs, but maybe a super heroine does as a sign of shared or renewed partnership with another that is aimed at stopping the bad guy.

And you could have a fic about the Man Hug that turns into more.
Oh, and by the way, we've had just a huge start to the year with the tropes! A shout out to agdhani who went on a TEAR this week, and who really should post to the comm with a list of them. They're all quite good!

Once spring hits, I'll get a list of all the Thursday Tropes together before we move on to our next seasonal prompt.
For now, good luck to you for the week ahead and happy writing!


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Jan. 22nd, 2015 04:25 am (UTC)
gonna get a post together at the end of the weak I think...with the combined links. That should give me a chance to do a few more. I went back to the start of 2014 and copied all of the Thursday Tropes down...so that's my goal to tackle when I'm not doing homework.
Not sure why I've found sudden inspiration...but I'm gonna go with it as long as the muses cooperate :)
Jan. 22nd, 2015 02:23 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! My muse has only had her head half in the game and been fairly cranky this month - I say go for it, as long as it's working for you! And I'll say again, it's always fun to see the prompts become fics, it really is!!!
Jan. 22nd, 2015 09:54 am (UTC)
Awww, who doesn't love a man hug! Especially as you say, The Steve/Danny ones, although as I recall there were a few in Lost too between a certain doctor and a con man on occasion, even. ;-)
Jan. 22nd, 2015 02:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, indeed - TV tropes included them, too - see below. LOST mastered the touching reunion/group hug thing so well, it's one of my favorite things about the show. :)

In LOST when Jack returns alive after being captured by the Others, he and Sawyer do the handshake followed by a pat on the back version.
Actually Lost loves this trope, when ever a male character returns from the jungle he is greeted with either a man hug from someone in the crew (Hurley is pretty dependable for this, but it could any guy) or a Reunion Kiss from their sweety.
Jan. 27th, 2015 09:17 am (UTC)
Jan. 22nd, 2015 03:07 pm (UTC)
Jan. 23rd, 2015 04:23 pm (UTC)
Not a fill, but the prompt reminded me of this video:

It's also a frequent feature of Sons of Anarchy. If I knew where to get the song and clips from the show, I'd probably create something like it, hah.
Jan. 23rd, 2015 05:35 pm (UTC)
That is AWESOME! The lyrics fit so perfectly, lol....
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