Yes, I know, the title is quite weird but...work with me please *grin* I was talking about this on Saturday with my best friend (Starfire) and thinking about it this morning in the shower (and no, I don't know why things pop into my head when I am in the shower...maybe it's because I'm a little more relaxed?) *shakes head* Anyway, when I read Aymless' post on Shannon K Butcher's Burning Alive I thought I had to ask: are there some plots that you would be happy never to read again? Plots that are re-hashed in various formats (but still identifiable) that drive you insane with their predictability?
My personal non-favourite is the stalker plot. Starfire and I were talking about the stalker plot on the weekend, and she commented that with one particular author (who shall remain nameless) it was scarily predictable. My exact words were: Page 50: 'Entrance stalker, stage right'. There are others that drive me insane - the BIG MISUNDERSTANDING (note capitals), for one - but it is the stalker plot that has me wanting to stand on a soapbox and rant.
So, what plots drive you to stand on a soapbox and rant about their inanity? And...what would you like to see more of?