The Romance Trope Contest

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    kaul hilo (100)

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    RESULTS ARE HERE


    Tropes and clichés are no longer a thing of the past. In this contest, just pick a romantic trope listed below and write a story that involves the trope in some way - even if you twist the trope into your own thing!

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    - Mibba’s Rules and Guidelines apply.
    - No pre-writes.
    - Minimum of 500 words, no maximum.
    - It can be a one-shot or a chaptered story. Chaptered stories do not have to be completed by the deadline.
    - No incest or rape, please! You will be disqualified.
    - Let me know of any username changes or if you'd like to drop out.
    - Link the contest in the summary.
    - Your layout must be readable.
    - All ratings allowed.
    - It can be original fiction or fan-fiction.
    - I will allow two people per trope.

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    - If it’s an original take on the trope.
    - If you have a custom layout.
    - If you don’t take the typical romance route.
    - Diversity in characters.

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    Warning: if you choose to browse the site further, you may come across spoilers for TV shows. View at your own discretion.
    NOTE: If you would like a trope that hasn't been listed, please choose from the list HERE and let me know, then I will add it to the list below.

    - All Girls Want Bad Boys || In media, it’s the bad boys that the girls want. Maybe it’s just that good is boring and evil is sexy. Read more HERE.
    - Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl || The gentle girl with a heart of gold will always coax the brooding, angsty boy from his moods. A take on the All Girls Want Bad Boys trope. Read more HERE.
    - Childhood Marriage Promise || The young children making the innocent promise that when they are older, they shall marry each other. Read more HERE.
    - Dying Declaration of Love || Coming clean with your feelings just before you die, because it is better to let someone know you love them late than never. Read more HERE.
    - Everyone Can See It || It is obvious that they love each other. Everyone can see it… except them. Read more HERE.
    - False Soulmate || A person has very deep feelings for their love interest, but it was not meant to me. This may be due to unreciprocated feelings or incompatibility. Read more HERE.
    - First Love || Love that is normally remembered rather fondly, a special memory for the participants. May lead to a second love, or may remain forever. Read more HERE.
    - Flirting Under Fire || Many stories will leave the romance for between action scenes, but some stories like to have their romances during action scenes. Read more HERE.
    - Friends With Benefits || With the amount of sexual attraction they have, you’d think they were destined. But, they are not. Instead, their intense attraction for each other only lasts in the bedroom. Read more HERE.
    - Gay Guy Seeks Popular Jock || Where the gay guy, normally a nerd, geek or someone generally shy, falls in love with the jock. Read more HERE.
    - The Gentleman or the Scoundrel || The interests in love triangles tend to have two archetypes: the kind-hearted gentleman and the dangerous, wild scoundrel. Read more HERE.
    - Handsome Devil || He’s a complete jerk, he’s horrible to you and makes fun of you. However, you can’t help but be attracted to him regardless. Read more HERE.
    - High School Sweethearts || The couple in high school who believe that their love will last forever. Read more HERE.
    - I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me || The delighted astonishment from a character when someone (typically 'out of their league') claims that they feel the same way about them. Often this happens when the jock discovers the nerd is indeed sexy. Read more HERE.
    - Interrupted Declaration of Love || They’re just about to confess to each other, but instead their declarations of love get interrupted. Read more HERE.
    - Lady and Knight || The romance between the lady and her knight, a very chivalric image. Read more HERE.
    - Literally Loving Thy Neighbour || Having a crush on the person who lives next door. Read more HERE.
    - Long Distance Relationship || Perhaps they used to lived together, or perhaps they romance began over letters, the phone or the internet. Read more HERE.
    - Love Letter || A confession through the written word, normally when characters are not brave enough to confess through the use of speech. Read more HERE.
    - Manic Pixie Dream Girl || The girl who is stunningly attractive and seems to have many quirks, she completely opens up and changes the love interest’s life. Read more HERE.
    - Opposites Attract || Strong relationships thrive on each other’s differences and how they compensate for each other. Read more HERE.
    - The Princess and the Pirate || The rebel boy and the girl who may be upper class who fell for each other. Read more HERE.
    - Robo Romance || The love between robots or artificial intelligence, because they too can experience love. Read more HERE.
    - Romantic Runner-Up || The person who just doesn’t measure up and loses the love interest, because someone can do everything just a little better than they can. Read more HERE.
    - Runaway Bride || A woman who abandons her groom at the altar, normally to either be with her new flame or assert her own independence. Read more HERE.
    - Secret Relationship || Two people have fallen in love, but have decided to keep their love a secret from everyone else, for various reasons. Read more HERE.
    - Star-Crossed Lovers || No matter how much these people try to be together, they are ultimately destined to be apart, for one reason or another. Read more HERE.
    - Time Travel Romance || Two people from completely different times falling in love. Can be comedic, tragic or bittersweet overall. Read more HERE.
    - Uptight Loves Wild || One is rather uptight, whilst the other is completely untamed. It's true love. Read more HERE.
    - Villainesses Want Heroes || The villainess is looking for love, but none of her own subjects will do. So, she seeks out the hero instead, who is much more to her standards. Read more HERE.
    - What Does She See In Him? || A couple may be all over each other, but any innocent bystander may question what they even see in each other. Read more HERE.
    - You Are Worth Hell || The love interest is in trouble and cannot escape or be rescued. The only way they can stay together is if the hero joins this fate. Read more HERE.

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    There is no deadline to enter.
    The deadline for your submissions will be March 31st.
    Judging will begin on April 1st.

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    - 4 comments on stories of your choosing, comments will be at least 100 words.
    - 4 recommendations on stories of your choosing.
    - A custom layout by me. Examples HERE.
    - A custom aesthetic by me. Examples HERE.
    - A blog interview.
    - Subscriptions to 4 of your stories of your choosing.
    - A custom one-shot by me.

    First place can choose four.
    Second place can choose three.
    Third place can choose two.
    Honourable mention can choose one.

    All entries will receive a comment of at least 100 words, a recommendation and a subscription.
    All winners will receive and aesthetic based around their entry.


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    1. eugene fitzherbert. | Runaway Bride | Evermore
    2. CarryOn | What Does She See In Him? | ENTRY
    3. louis. | Childhood Marriage Promise | Altruistic
    4. losing control. | Love Letter | Dear Love
    5. captain solo. | The Princess and the Pirate | All That Glitters
    6. cleopatra. | Star-Crossed Lovers | Blood Orchid
    7. Daeris | The Princess and the Pirate | Beyond the Seas
    8. dawn of light | Everyone Can See It | ENTRY
    9. caligulasAquarium | Dying Declaration of Love | Eyes
    10. king khan | Time Travel Romance | We Will Go
    11. BringMeTheZiam | Gay Guy Seeks Popular Jock | ENTRY
    12. XXXataktoulaXXX | Opposites Attract | ENTRY
    13. woe. | What Does She See In Him? | ENTRY
    14. ForensticFuentes | Gay Guy Seeks Popular Jock | ENTRY
    15. heretic. | The Gentleman or the Scoundrel | ENTRY
    16. joelkanitz. | Literally Loving Thy Neighbour | ENTRY
    17. clockworkprince | Love Letter | Just in Time
    18. hyrule. | Childhood Marriage Promise | ENTRY
    19. prayers. | Robo Romance | V / S / O N
    20. Proud Saiyan Warrior | Uptight Loves Wild | ENTRY
    21. Tipsy. | Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl | Powerless
    22. pocahontas. | All Girls Want Bad Boys | ENTRY
    23. Midna the Dark | Lady and Knight | Forever & Always
    24. sindie. | I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me | ENTRY
    25. swell | Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl | Farmer Girl
    26. balani | First Love | April

    Do not be afraid to message me if you have any queries about the contest. If you need an extension on the deadline, just let me know and I'll happily give you one. I also encourage you all to recommend and comment on each other's entries!

    * ✓ means I have commented on, recommended and subscribed to the story.
    January 16th, 2016 at 04:56am
  • Qhuinn.

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    Can I enter for Runaway Bride?
    January 16th, 2016 at 05:15am
  • kaul hilo

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    @ Qhuinn
    Sure thing Cute
    January 16th, 2016 at 05:16am
  • Brittt

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    Can I enter with What does she see in him? Please? :) Got a great idea in my head for this.
    January 16th, 2016 at 05:30am
  • kaul hilo

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    @ CarryOn
    Of course Cute
    January 16th, 2016 at 05:30am
  • catra.

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    @ cis.
    [omg did you just tvtropes me. i love you.]

    could i enter with Childhood Marriage Promise, please? inspiration just hit me like a train. OMGYES
    January 16th, 2016 at 05:42am
  • kaul hilo

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    @ louis.
    I so did tehe

    But of course you can Cute
    January 16th, 2016 at 05:47am
  • losing control.

    losing control. (4250)

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    Could I enter with Love Letter? tehe
    January 16th, 2016 at 05:51am
  • squidward tentacles.

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    PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE YES PLEASE OMGYES
    January 16th, 2016 at 05:52am
  • kaul hilo

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    @ losing control.
    Yes, you can tehe

    @ captain solo.
    I WAS HOPING SOMEONE WOULD PICK THAT ONE OMGYES
    January 16th, 2016 at 05:58am
  • warmaiden

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    OMG IM STUCK BETWEEN ROBO ROMANCE & STAR-CROSSED *slams head against wall* can i just take star-crossed then?
    January 16th, 2016 at 06:04am
  • kaul hilo

    kaul hilo (100)

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    @ cleopatra.
    Of course you can tehe
    January 16th, 2016 at 06:04am
  • Calairiel

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    I'd like to enter with The Princess and the Pirate please.
    January 16th, 2016 at 06:05am
  • kaul hilo

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    @ Daeris
    Sure thing! Cute
    January 16th, 2016 at 06:06am
  • dawn of light

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    SO SO MANY CHOICES
    ELLA DUDE
    I have to go with Everyone Can See It!!!!
    January 16th, 2016 at 06:38am
  • inactive;;;

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    @ cis.
    Could I enter with Dying Declaration of Love?
    January 16th, 2016 at 06:44am
  • raja sahara

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    OMG this is hard to choose from! But I think I'm gonna go with time travel romance lmfao
    January 16th, 2016 at 08:19am
  • crldnvrs

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    @ cis.
    May I have Gay Guy seeks Jock? :3
    January 16th, 2016 at 08:24am
  • Lady.V.

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    @ cis.
    I would like to enter with opposites attract. Cute
    January 16th, 2016 at 10:28am
  • kaul hilo

    kaul hilo (100)

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    Ghoul of 2016
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    @ XXXataktoulaXXX
    @ BringMeTheZiam
    @ decay
    @ insufferable;
    @ dawn of light

    You shall all be added now Cute
    January 16th, 2016 at 11:03am