Here’s today’s question:
In storytelling, you get certain tropes — earmarks of genre, of format, of style, of author — that either happen naturally or are evoked forcibly to be a part of the story.
(You can find a major warehouse of these tropes at TVtropes.org.)
So, let me ask you:
What tropes are you tired of seeing?
What tropes in storytelling are too toxic? Too predictable? Or too damn boring?