Shamelessly stolen from a bunch of people, the trope meme!

1 Supernatural Creature/Human Romance
2 Enemies to Friends to Lovers
3 Loyalty Kink
4 Seemingly Unrequited Pining
4 Hurt/Comfort
6 ‘Groundhog Day’/Karmic Time Loop
7 Royals/Political Marriage Turns Into Feelings
7 Fake Dating/Fake Marriage Accidentally Turns Into Feelings
7 Amnesia Fic
10 Snowed-In Cabin/Isolated Together For Extended Period of Time
11 Reincarnation/’25 Lives’ AU
12 Found Families
13 Magical Connection (Telepathy, etc)
14 And They Were Roommates!
15 ‘Falling For A Coworker/Teammate Is A Bad Idea’ Except This Is Fiction So It Works Out
16 Friends to Lovers
17 They Break Up (but then They Get Back Together)
18 A/B/O
19 Accidentally Fell In Love With The Mission Target
20 Polyamory
21 Fairy Tale/Mythology AU
22 Soulmate Identifying Marks (Tattoo, Red Thread of Fate, etc)
23 Hot Single Parent(s)
24 Body Swapping
25 Adopting/Raising a Baby
26 Characters Swap Roles AU (I don’t mean in the bedroom)
27 Coffee House AU/Food Service AU
27 ‘They All Work In An Office’ AU
27 Unusually Specific Occupation AU, Like, The Author Clearly Has The Same Job
27 Actually Unrequited Pining
27 Selfcest (possibly due to time travel)
27 Vampires/Werewolves AU
33 ‘Everyone is Evil’/Mirrorverse AU
33 High School/University AU
33 Daemons
33 Pride and Prejudice AU
37 Hogwarts AU

Like a lot of people, I ended up finding this hard. I admit to having to retake it, since I did too many “No Opinion/I Like Both” on the first go, and went back and forced myself to choose between things, particularly in the early rounds. Doing it that way, the top five turned out to be my Essentially Bulletproof Kinks, the next five are my, “Eeh, sure usually” picks, and I have no idea how A/B/O ended up ranked higher than polyamory, but go figure.

Disappointing exclusions from the list that I would definitely picked over the ten million AU options:

  • consentacles
  • voluntary possession/multiple-entities-in-one-body
  • casefic/plot-not-porn
  • fix-its1
  • slow burn
  • identity porn
  • teratophilia2
  • curtainfic
  • dragon AU.3

Anyway. Happy Shiptoasting February, everyone reading this on Dreamwidth…

  1. How was this not an option? []
  2. I know I scored “Supernatural Creature/Human Romance” high but, like, that can mean anything from like “elf/human” to “Cthulhu/human” and just FYI when I picked it I meant the latter. []
  3. Despite not particularly being into AUs, this is my One True AU and there needs to be like wa-aa-ay more of it… []