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Old 09-30-2016, 10:19 PM   #145
Flyndaran
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Default Re: bending stereotypes

I agree. Too often it's used as an excuse to be a jerk and attacking those complaining about said jerkish behavior.
Why be yourself, when you can try to be just a little better?
But that leads into the Young Adult fiction trope of destiny.
Who need work ethic, time, or skill when fate will just make everything happen for you?
At least older fiction gave us a short training montage even if that would of course be woefully inadequate. Now we just get some confidence epiphany and sudden explosion of ability not once hinted at.
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