I have this headcanon where Steve’s son is born with his original health maladies and wants to grow up to be just like his dad - and Steve is confronted with all these feelings of inadequacy as a father because he realizes his son can’t grow up to be like him. But no kid will probably ever be better protected from bullies, considering who all his uncles are. It’s probably just a matter of time before Uncle Tony builds him some really sweet replacement braces (“Should they have spinning rims? I feel like they should have spinning rims.”)
steve grew up in brooklyn and later fought in the army during WWII
knowing this, how can you write fanfics and go “hmm, yes…he probably doesnt swear at all ever”
People need to accept that not all “cliches” are bad. People still like stuff like forbidden love stories, underdogs winning, and the dog biting back. The term cliche is negative, produces an image of all that is trite and boring, but actual cliches can be very good. Storytelling is built on cliches after all.
It’s not the cliche but how it is utilized by the author.
See, the important thing is to ask the question: “How did cliches become cliches in the first place?”
the answer is usually: “people enjoyed so much the first time that it was repeated until it gained the title ‘cliche’”
In other words, most cliches are built out of repetition that occurred due to love of the trope. Good authors are the ones that don’t use the flanderized versions of the cliches, but rather they realize and utilize the factors of the cliche that made people love it in the first place.
You know when a fast angry song comes on that you know every word to and you’re in just the right mood that your eyes light up with the fire and angst of a thousand punk rockers and you just feel so alive
Your OTP was supposed to go on a date, but Person A gets stuck in a situation that could end their life (stuck underground, held hostage, etc…) and Person B starts panicking when the news show the situation. Person A finds a way to contact Person B and says their goodbye. Whether Person A survives or not is up to you.