-story memes or themes you absolutely hate -
Two come to mind immediately -
- Chosen child must save the world - & there is absolutely nothing special about this kid other than the author tells you he or she is special. Harry Potter & a million imitators, I’m thinking of you. Can’t, I don’t know, a grown adult fill this role sometimes? With actual special qualities?
- life (or human civilization) couldn’t possibly have happend without outside [alien] assistance. Throws almost all of know science out with the bathwater. turned me against 2001, and possibly new Prometheus movie too.
Would someone else like to vent?