November 4th, 2021

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NaNoWriMo 2021! Day 20/Day 4

Advice: Daily or weekly word goals can help you track your progress toward your end-of-month goal, regardless of whether you average the same number of words every day. Use word count trackers to help log and measure your progress, but it is worth nothing that in most genres 50,000 words doesn’t constitute a commercial book-length manuscript. Know what you’re setting out to accomplish. A rough draft of a draft? A full length manuscript? Then do the math. For an 80,000 word novel, for instance, that’s 2,666 words a day, or if you prefer weekly goals, that’s 20,000/week for four weeks.
And remember, there is no hard rule that says your draft has to be complete by midnight of the last day.

Prompt: “You should have listened.”

Hawaii Five 0::Grace & Danny::Pizzeria

Word of the Day 11/04/21 Nyctophobia

Nyctophobia (noun)
nyctophobia [ nik-tuh-foh-bee-uh ]

noun Psychiatry.
1. an irrational or disproportionate fear of night or nighttime darkness: My nyctophobia is debilitating during the short days and long nights of winter.

Compare scotophobia.

Origin: First recorded in 1890–95; nycto- + -phobia

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Hawaii Five 0::team::Ohana

Thursday Tropes: Week 42

It's been a minute, hasn't it? Well, we're back...and maybe slightly different?

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This time around...A. FULL. YEAR. OF. TROPES!

Some Thursdays will have 2 tropes, some will have 3, but I think the majority will have 1 that's really popular.

Descriptions will be pulled from TV Tropes and a link provided if you want more information.

The rules? They're simple. Write at least 250 words or create 2 icons/1 banner. Anything from suggestive to outright porn is allowed.

This week, there is 1 trope! (and it's a favorite of mine!)

Bodyguard Crush: Modern beliefs towards equality between the sexes make the good old Rescue Romance trope somewhat difficult to play straight. However, there's a question in the air... what if "that male" is either hired or honor-bound to protect "that female"? That wouldn't be chauvinist at all — not only is the guy getting rewarded or paid (whether in money, benefits, rank raises, fame/reputation, etc.) by his bosses or upperclassmen for taking care of the girl's safety, but it fulfills residual Knight in Shining Armor imagery without causing eyebrow-raising among the fandom.

If the bodyguard is a female who takes care of a male, she can keep her romantic feelings for her ward and show off her Action Girl skills constantly, which greatly decreases the chances of her being a victim of Chickification. Finally, this provides a good way to get a Chaste or Celibate Hero, who normally wouldn't be interested in the opposite (or the same) sex, into a position where their romantic feelings can be more easily played upon.

Sweet deal... or is it? This often conflicts with the protector's sense of professionalism, especially if they're a Battle Butler or a Ninja Maid. What happens if the bodyguard and the liege's relationship goes bad? What if the conflicts distract the protector or if plans and orders coming from the bosses change...?note

A Bodyguard Crush is extremely common in Lady and Knight dynamics.

Variants include the protected having his/her crush on the bodyguard first, and the bodyguard being picked for the job because one of them has a crush. If the bodyguard seeks to protect a person because he/she has a crush on them, but Cannot Spit It Out, it's a Declaration of Protection.

A subtrope of Unequal Pairing.

See also Subordinate Excuse, Poisonous Friend. Contrast A Match Made in Stockholm.