What do you think about mafia stories?

I have yet to read a mafia story that I enjoyed, tbh. :slightly_frowning_face: To me it feels like a solid second in the list of overused-Episode-tropes, after BadBoys™. :weary: As Parix said, you’ve gotta bring something new, and make your story extra special, since we’ve already got Chain Reaction lol.

I could complain about the immorality of mafia stories, but when I think about it, my picky ass doesn’t read anything that: involves bad boys, involves millionaires, has an over-sexualised cover, is in the romance section, has a single grammatical mistake in the description, or focuses on high schoolers, college students, or a job, so wtf do I even read lmao. So take my opinion with a grain of salt lmao.

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I agree, MJ really did bring it out. The comedy, action, romance, pretty good. :raised_hands::100:

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I think they’re overused and somewhat cliche, especially if authors are using the romance route. I’d advise to make it more memorable and unique. What’s your target audience though?

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Overrated… sorry

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Agreed.

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I agree with you, many of them are so banal and repetitive. Mine is more drama and action with a bit of romance. But I have many ideas to make it different from others :slight_smile:

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Same, and if it has no cliches.

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As long as they don’t view toxic relationship in a Romantic way I don’t mind them!!

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eh they are ok, soooo many people do them though
but if yours has something unique and different then I would probably like it :heart:

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My preference i mafia. I like those but they have to be good. Not too cliche, but enough to get me hooked. I’m making a gang related story. But it doesn’t focus too much on the gang. My two main characters are gun dealers, but they get compromised so they have to run away with the gang somwhere. Thats where drama starts and blah blah blah.

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Yea, mine too isn’t completely about mafia

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I think they’ve been kind of overdone, but gURL I BELIEVE IN YOU, YOU CAN MAKE A MAFIA GANG THINGY INTO THE BEST EPISODE STORY THERE IS SKSKSKSKSKSK EVEN THE UGLY RUDE LIFEGUARD SHALL BOW DOWN TO YOU

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O MY GOD AHAHAHAHA I LKVE YOU, we need to stop talking about that stupid and ugly lifeguard. THIS IS GETTIN OUT OF HANDS

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LmAO IT IS

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I love the drama and the action you get in them, sometimes they leave you guessing what will happen and it isnt all just romance, and it has all these different things into them so it is really fun to read!

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Actually I hate the way Mafia is represented in some Episode stories. All about romance, action, drama and bad boys. Ik that this is what the majority of us want, but Mafia is not about this things at all. I’m Italian and I know a lot about this stuff, I recommend you to really inform yourself before creating a story with this topic 'cuz it’s very complex. Read something about Falcone e Borsellino or Giuseppe Puglisi (Don Pino Puglisi), for exemple, to understand a little bit better.

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hi, im writing a story with mafia themes and I tried to research how they worked so it would be more realistic bit any tips

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thank you :sweat_smile:

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