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Thursday Tropes: Week 4

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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 are 2 tropes!

Feuding Families: If the families of the first perpetrator and victim are large enough and roughly equal in power and resources, this can go on for a long, long time. So long, in fact, that it's rather easy for them to forget what the original cause of their fighting was. A feud usually doesn't help the mental health of the individuals or the wisdom of their family culture. This can lead to three most obvious conclusions:

1. The near extinction of one or both warring families. Feuding clans usually start with picking out the men of their opponents. When they begin to kill the women and children too, that's the sign that things are headed straight to hell and there will be no reconciliation. Other seriously bad signs are if the families engage in Revenge by Proxy or visit the Sins of Our Fathers upon their children.

2. One family yields and flees the area. This rarely happens, because people are stubborn like that and it's also anticlimactic. Plus, the other family might just pursue them to finish the job, even if they started the feud to get them to leave in the first place.

3. They make peace. Sometimes they even intermarry to strengthen their arrangement, a form of Altar Diplomacy. This has been known to happen in real life, surprisingly enough. In real life, there was also a practice to pay blood money to appease the family of the dead and end this vicious cycle. This rarely happens in fiction, though.

Click the link in the description to give you more ideas

Love Triangle: Love triangles are usually resolved in one of four main ways:

1. The most common way is for two of the characters involved in the triangle to end up together, and the other one being eliminated through death, turning out to be unworthy of whoever they want, or stepping aside so that their beloved can be happy.
2. Sometimes no one gets what they want — perhaps one character decides that neither of the people vying for them are worthy, perhaps one rival murders the other or otherwise eliminates them in a way that causes the other person to lose all respect for them. Sometimes the person that both rivals want winds up dead, and either sets up a lasting enmity between the two or leads to a double case of My God, What Have I Done?.
3. Sometimes a fourth person is brought in as a Third-Option Love Interest; don't expect this option to go well with Shippers of either of the two pairings.
4. Finally, there's the option of the three characters becoming a One True Threesome, or one character deciding to Marry Them All. This is a rare thing, both due to societal expectations of one person ending up with one person and because love triangles don't often allow for attraction between all three members of the triangle.

I don't see much of this in the fandoms I'm apart of, thankfully...but I do see a lot of threesomes and moresomes that missed the love triangle part.

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jujukittychick
Feb. 5th, 2021 02:45 am (UTC)
lmao yeah, i never understood the love triangle thing, i'm more of a "why choose" kinda person. Whether it's one dating the two or all three dating each other, it just seems so much easier than dealing with the tug of war thing. luckily, most of the fandoms i follow seem to have the same idea lol
agdhani
Feb. 6th, 2021 12:58 am (UTC)
I'm having a 'triangle' issue in one of my book series...and then there's the 'best friend' who's about to come back into the picture (and has the most in common with the FMC)...
The one I thought she'd end up with may not be 'the one' when all is said and done
simplyn2deep
Feb. 6th, 2021 04:34 am (UTC)
I don't envy you, as a writer, having to deal with that!
agdhani
Feb. 6th, 2021 05:05 am (UTC)
She's proving to be a hard one to crack...and maybe she won't.
I'll be fine with it however it works out, but it would be nice if I had an inkling of where those relationships are going.
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