“A trope is a common pattern in a story or a recognizable attribute in a character that conveys information to the audience. A trope becomes a cliche when it’s overused. Sadly, some of these tropes often perpetuate offensive stereotypes.
“I’m kind of pretty and pretty damn smart. I like romantic things like music and art. And as you know, I’ve got a gigantic heart, so why don’t I have a boyfriend? It sucks to be me! It sucks to be me!”—“What Do You Do With a B.A. in English/It Sucks to Be Me” from Avenue Q. (via dreamsoftheuniverse)