First off Hello, I am new to the forums and it is a pleasure to meet you all. I have an idea for a system of hard magic that follows specific rules. All of the Brandon Sanderson Laws of Magic apply to it as well. (I know a lot of people feel one way or another about Sanderson's "laws." I didn't open this post to discuss that.) My issue, Have you ever used a concept that seemed cliché or unpopular and had good results? Horrible example- Mood-rings. Incorporated in a serious way even though the idea of this idea or item is already in your reader's heads as a laughing matter/ un-interesting.