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    Cliche war

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by Scarlett_156, Oct 26, 2008.

    My cliche is bigger and much more maximal than yours. That means that my cliche can kick your cliche's butt all around the ring.

    (Example: Oh my dear sweet Lady Jane Grey, thy hindquarters are more than enough for my mirror.)

    yours in Chaos, Scarlett
     
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    Ok, I'm small enough to reply to my own topic:

    A hesitant and yet spunky young hero/heroine braves great odds to save his or her own true love/family/pet. xoxo
     
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    A kid is born with mystical powers and is the only one that can save up from some evil mastermind/demon/wizard/etc.
     
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    Oh! Oh! And I guess you think you're so great!

    Two lovers meet and yet their instant of recognition is torn apart by some sort of... ocurrence. xoxo
     
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    The timer on the nuclear device ticks down to 1, THEN the MC cuts the yellow wire to 'turn it off'.

    Ohhh just let it go off already and lets see what happens!!
     
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    I think we might already know what "happens", Mr. Bond! ;)
     
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    I have a teenager sucked into a fantasy world. I've been told that's pretty cliche, though I do hope I put enough interesting twists on it to make it...well, interesting.
     
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    In honor of Tehuti, I'll go with this one. A person gets sucked into some fantasy world and learns they were destined to be the hero of that land.
     
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    Prophecies.... Need i say anymore?
     
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    No, no, worse yet...

    There is a prophecy, but at the 11th hour all realize that the prophecy has been misread and that the savior is actually the demon and the true savior is the potato pealing, scruffy haired scally-wag from the kitchen who has had a rough time of it at the hands of the overbearing and overstrict head-of-the-house-help, but who has been secretly nurtured by the plump and jolly head cook who is usually sassy and quick tongued and takes little lip from the overbearing and overstrict head-of-the-house-help.
     
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    A beautiful, spunky, vivacious--yet virginal--young heroine is so forcefully seduced by the raffish, experienced, devil-may-care male protagonist that it seems like a rape. And of course she likes it, and falls in love with him.
     
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    someone that just saved the world and is offered something valuable such as their master's sword or valuable says: "No, no, i'm not worthy enough"

    just take the d*** thing already!
     
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    ^^^ ROTFLMAO!!

    A technical type says: "Oh, don't worry! Nothing could possibly go wrong!" (and then something goes wrong).
     
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    A woman says in the mits of a horrible day, "Nothing worse could happen." And it begins to rain.

    (Going off of the above.)

    ~*~Moira~*~
     
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    Baha, that is nothing!

    The old man with the cane turns out to know all about your magical powers/the magical land inside the closet/the prophecies/the ring/the sword!
     
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    The shy girl falls hopelessly in love with the loner boy.

    Also...

    The best friends really should be more then just friends.

    ~*~Moira~*~
     
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    And yet somehow... (at least on camera)... they never are....

    The jaded and world-weary policeman checks his gun before confronting some sort of threat.
     
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    I'll tell you a big cliche, idealistic/moralistic heroes. Has anyone noticed how alot of plot material comes from the hero(es) being too nice and forgiving?
     
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    Girl has unattainable crush who she's madly in love with an loses track of the world around her. Then, by some miracle, she gets her crush.
     
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    Oh, god, I hate that.
     
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    Turns out it was all just a dream...
     
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    Yes, indeedily doodley doo! And yet it wouldn't be a cliche if it wasn't all too true! (rhyming my ass off here)

    .... and then I woke up!!! and it was all just a dream........

    (is that a sort of modern-day "deux ex machina" sort of scene..?)

    The loving, nurturing, forgiving grandma type fumbles in her purse....
     
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    Sisters who are quarreling.

    ~*~Moira~*~
     
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    How about this one, the main female of the story usually accomplishes nothing other than getting captured or slowing the hero down, even if we were told that she is very strong but never shows it.
     
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    The woman proves herself to a man who thinks for some reason she is incredibly weak. For instance, GI Jane. Lol.
     

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