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Fandom tropes

Snagged from [personal profile] thisbluespirit , but grouped instead of ranked because I've written so few of them. It's a very bizarre list, and for that matter some strange tropes I've heard of actually aren't on it.

I have written:
  • Hurt/comfort (c'mon, hardly a surprise!)
  • Body swapping
  • Hogwarts AU (in my case, crossover)
  • Amnesia (just temporary, and I loathe, loathe, loathe "it was for you own good", e.g. Donna Noble)
  • High school/university AU
  • Fairy tale/mythology AU (plus a Once Upon a Time crossover)
  • Enemies to friends to lovers (my first M&B one, Avon/Servalan. Also temporary amnesia involved.)
  • Characters swap roles AU (I don't mean in the bedroom)
I could write:
  • 'Groundhog Day'/karmic time loop
  • Snowed-in cabin/isolated together for extended period of time
  • Found families
  • And they were roommates!
  • Friends to lovers
I will probably never write:
  • Coffee house AU/food service AU*
  • Magical connection (telepathy, etc)
  • Fake dating/fake marriage accidentally turns into feelings
  • Royals/political marriage turns into feelings
  • Loyalty kink
  • Seemingly unrequited pining
  • Vampires/werewolves AU
  • 'Pride and Prejudice' AU
  • Unusually specific occupation AU, like, the Author clearly has the same job
  • 'They all work in an office' AU
  • 'Falling for a coworker/teammate is a bad idea' except this is fiction so it works out
  • Accidentally fell in love with the mission target
  • They break up (but then they get back together)
  • Unrequited pining
JUST NO!
  • Adopting/raising a baby
  • Soulmate identifying marks (tattoo, red thread of fate, etc)
  • Daemons
  • 'Everyone is evil'/mirrorverse AU
  • Alpha/beta/omega
  • Selfcest (possibly due to time travel)
  • Hot single parent(s)
  • Supernatural creature/human romance
  • Reincarnation/'25 Lives' AU
  • Polyamory
* This seems to be a fairly common AU which I've never really got. I've also noticed that when I get recced Kindle books, 'cosy' murder mysteries sometimes come up and they almost always have protagonists who are bakers, cafe owner, or something involved with food. What is this? Is this a female thing like ponies and shoes which I just never got? Also posted on Dreamwidth, with comment count unavailable comments.
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