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 [lj ate my post like 5 seconds after I thought "Hey, I should probably copy that so I don't accidentally delete it.]
I'm taking a tiny break from the last stressful study stuff, so I thought I'd do the trope meme and talk a little about my practically only squick. Only, I stumbled upon it unwillingly again and you're getting a tiny rant instead:


Dear really very good fic writers of the world,

Stop sticking mentions/metaphors/similes of drowning (oneself) in your pwps (or plotty fic for that matter) like it's supposed to be a good thing. There are much better, less overused ways to describe a character feeling overwhelmed. Drowning is not a romantic concept.

No, seriously, three times this week. Stop it right this moment.

Sincerely,
a disgruntled, short-of-breath Ace.


I'm not being unreasonable, am I? It is quite jarring to go from "Hey, hot! :D" to "What. D:" and the rest of the fic gets read (if it does) while thinking something like "I have very little trust for you anymore. :|". Torchwood is brainwashing me into dealing with it though, what with the sort of canon instances. (I've started to think of the episode with the squick as reassuring /o?.)

Date: 2011-04-24 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] escherzo.livejournal.com
... maybe a lot of fic writers have had near-drowning experiences?

:/

Date: 2011-04-24 07:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wethepainted.livejournal.com
That would be very unfortunate, but all the power to them if it helps to associate it with hotness!

I'm feeling a lot less rant-y today, so I'm willing to admit this might be like my irritation with not being able to donate blood; I get why it makes sense (I have too little to spare), but it annoys me nonetheless.

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