TV Tropes definition: "Author Appeal is a kind of Fanservice where the presence of a particular gimmick or kink is so widespread and prominent that it is interpreted as a specific reason the creator actually produced the work. Often, this can overlap with a certain philosophy the author espouses; for instance, an "enlightened culture" in The Future may have no nudity taboo, or may have everyone bisexual, remove all body hair at birth, et cetera. Deliberately satirical or political stories often invoke associated Take That moments." The entire article: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AuthorAppeal Mine are: Blonde protagonists Rebels Handsome men in distress Long-haired men Sexual tension between villains and protagonists Forests everywhere (surrounding the town, the characters' homes, etc.) Close friendships (complete with constant hugs, kisses on cheeks, lots of touching) A jerkass who is secretly nice A tough girl and a tame, shy girl being best friends I didn't even realize I was doing this until I gave it a thought.