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!
Forgotten Birthday: So it's a character's birthday. They hoped that others would notice. They have known each other for quite a while, how could they forget?
Oh wait, they did forget. Even if the birthday person reminded them, it's all for naught. It may take a bit for the companions to get over the guilt, while the birthday person is guaranteed not to take it well.
Alternatively, the birthday person may be the forgetful one instead, usually either showing how selfless they are or that they never really celebrated their birthday before.
Compare Doesn't Know Their Own Birthday for when they don't know their birthday in the first place, and Forgotten Anniversary for the wedding day variant. If the birthday wasn't truly forgotten after all, and the other characters threw a Surprise Party, it's a Not-So-Forgotten Birthday. Can lead to a One-Person Birthday Party or Convenience Store Gift Shopping. The opposite of Celebration Miscalculation, which can cover when a birthday is celebrated, but on the wrong day. If they're not invited to someone else's party, it's Uninvited to the Party.
I feel this on a deep level. My own parents forgot my birthday 1 year. Or they claimed that I was "bad" therefore, I wasn't deserving of a gift (but I got a cake?)