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Day 10 - In your own space, share your love for a trope, cliché, kink, motif, or theme. (More than one is okay, too.) Tell us about it, tell us why you love it, give us some examples and recs. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

There are just so many that I do love, but my go-to is always friends to more. I have a huge love of friends moving into something more, especially where they both love each other, but think the other could never feel that way about them. Or even when both are completely oblivious, but get thrown into a situation where it just suddenly hits them and then throws them for a loop. I think it's why some of my favorite pairings are Steve/Bucky, Jensen/Cougar, Casey/Danny, Kirk/McCoy, Barry/Cisco, Steve/Danny - because they all start as best friends and it develops into more.

I also have a huge love of close sibling relationships. I think it might relate back to my love of The Outsiders because close familial relationships like Halliwell sisters (and then the boys later), Dean & Sam WInchester, the Tracy brothers, Oliver & Thea Queen...there are more, but my brain cannot focus at the moment.

There are plenty of other tropes that I enjoy as well and I think they're always fun to write like trapped together, huddling for warmth, That amnesia and fake relationships that become real. I'm a huge fan of genderbending where you take a guy character that I love and make him an even more awesome girl character.

So much good stuff out there to read and write.


Some recs:

Timeline by perfect_plan - Captain America, Steve/Bucky - It's a modern setting AU, but I think it's still fundamentally Steve and Bucky. With Steve completely in love with Bucky, but afraid to lose the friendship and Bucky ending up confused when some things come to light. It's a really good story and a fine example of my love of friends to more.

He Is, They Are
by ThatGirlSix - Thunderbirds, Gen - It's movieverse and it's set immediately before, during and after the events of the movie, told from different points of views of all of the boys. It's just so perfect and really captures the love the boys have for each other, even when they can't understand one another.

Down the Rabbit Hole by archet - Stargate Atlantis, Sheppard/McKay - There are so many great fics based around tropes and cliches in this fandom. So hard to choose from, but I had never recced this one before so I figured I would share. It's got zombies and hurt/comfort and McKay being McKay. Hard to go wrong.
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