I've read over and over how the 'damsel in distress' plot is overused, outdated, etc... But, I happen to like reading those types of stories, and I like writing them as well. Mind you, I don't mean the type of 'damsel' that just sits there and does nothing whatsoever to help herself and waits for her knight in shining armor to come riding to her rescue. At the same time, I'm tired of reading plots where the 'damsel' rescues herself and doesn't need the 'knight' whatsoever, and he's just there to look pretty and act dumb (or some such thing as that). What do you all think about these types of stories?