➤ So, I know at least someone in this group has heard or experienced through Episode stories of cliches, ideas and stereotypes. But could you imagine a story without a number of them? Chat in the comments!
1. Bad Boys and Mafias
In badass leather jackets, smoking hot shades, a smooth reputation with one night stands and keeping a dark secret, bad boys are way intimate with the readers who binge watches and scans Episode original and featured chapters relating to bad boys and mafia gangs in your home page.
For instance, the okay Bad Boy’s Girl with obsessed manipulator and brainwasher Nicole, protagonist Fatty Tessie and the Stone brothers –
Or the heart-melting romance inside the story Bad Boy Roommate when you end up living with a dashing and handsome rule breaker and girl charmer, Shane, who is protesting he doesn’t do dating but blushes profusely every time you’re there, and his best friend Austin who has eyes for you too. Then there’s the completely weird and conceited Madison who can’t even take a hint Shane is over her. Dreamy and competitive love triangle for me to growl in frustration when it’s that moment to choose who you want –
To be honest, the path which I understand it, and no judgment please, but most of them include:
a. Stating the obvious, a bad boy who has trashed and hooked up with near everything that has a pulse and breath on the school campus.
b. The female main character who refuses the bad boy and somewhat interests him.
c. Bad boy tries to seduce her and his companions notice and tease him about it.
d. In the end they get together and leave the bad boy’s horde of crazy fangirls behind.
Epitome of the typical bad boy story. People say bad boys are overused, we need more angelic, rule-abiding scholars and class presidents. What do you think?
2. Mean Girls & Rivalry
I mean, can you imagine a story without an antagonist? The one who’s kind of undergoing therapy treatment because of her disgusting psycho behavior and jealous of you since the love interest is drooling over you? Nope. If they were permanently removed, when would your savage sense come into use? In fact some Episode story plots are entirely constructed out of rivalry and to outdone each other in a contest.
Via The K*ss List – your dominant personality then forces you to meet Riley the girl who wears pink every day, and her henchmonkeys in the K*ss List to take the throne, her private bathroom and Riley’s crown at the Black and White Ball.
Also the sickening mental image when you have the choice to FREAKING THROW A BEEHIVE AT RILEY to only GET RID OF HER! Isn’t that, like, criminal-based?
Nevertheless, this story is seriously enjoyable. Excluding that scene where you plant a buzzing beehive on Riley’s face.
STEPS TO RECOGNIZE A MEAN GIRL
- A whole lot of sass, sashays around as if she owns the whole school which in this case she probably does, figuratively speaking.
- Loaded, rich and intimidating. Take Riley, she even wears tinted glasses indoors so that’s a sign they’re kind of desperate to remain on the reign.
What’s your opinion? Are mean girls essential, can everybody just deal with life and be nice to each other, or is rivalry neccessary?
Any other cliches or unfair details you noticed in Episode stories?