cricketmask: (my own reality is the best reality)
I’ve been thinking a lot about narrative kinks lately. I've written a little about them before, although I wasn’t particularly organized about it. Lately, though, I’ve had a lot more time on my hands for writing and reading and watching tv/movies and whatnot, and there are definitely things that I gravitate towards over and over again. Even more, I will probably enjoy the movie/show/book/fic simply because it includes one of my narrative kinks. I prefer that they’re done well, of course, but I can’t even count how many bad movies I’ve watched (and enjoyed!) simply because they promised something vaguely dystopian.

Setting and universe tropes I love! )

Character tropes I love! )

Scenario tropes I love! )

Miscellanous tropes I love! )


There are other things I gravitate towards a lot, like stuff set during WWI or WWII, or anything involving dinosaurs, or stuff involving parallel universes that occasionally intersect, or fantasy worlds just on the other side of this one, but none of those really get to me the way the stuff above does. Like, if I see something that promises dinosaurs, I’m like, “ooooh, yay, dinosaurs, I should check that out sometime.” Whereas if something promises a time loop? I’m like, “WHY AM I NOT READING/WATCHING IT RIGHT THIS SECOND WHYYYYY?”

It’s funny – looking back over the list, my tastes in fiction run a bit darker than I always thought. I am really big on dysfunctional people in dysfunctional settings and situations! Also, robots!

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