Does anyone really know what a trope is? Tropes are so ingrained in pop culture that we don’t even realize that they’re there. Tropes are found in images, books, comics, television shows, and many other narrative works. Often viewed as overused plot devices, we beg to differ. Sure, who leaves their car keys under the visor? Why doesn’t anyone hear the creepy music in horror films? Then again, who doesn’t love a good, friends to lovers rom-com? Or a rousing “Today is not that day” speech delivered by Aragorn? Let’s appreciate our favorite tropes in books, movies, anime, manga, video games and find out which ones make us groan. Presented by: Corrina Lawson is the co-founder of GeekMom.com and an award-winning author. USA Today bestselling author Jamie K Schmidt writes erotic contemporary and paranormal romance. Award-winning author, Casey Wyatt, loves writing stories that go bump in the night, adores Doctor Who, and collects stray cats.