Swan Tower (swan_tower) wrote in fangs_fur_fey,
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love triangles

It seems to me -- based on utterly unscientific observation -- that love triangles have become really common in urban fantasy. The default in my head is that the female protagonist must choose between two hot supernatural guys (or one supernatural and one normal), but of course there are variations on it. Maybe there's more than two guys. Maybe it's the guy choosing between multiple women. But you know what I mean: instead of one love interest, there's several, and the question of how that's going to get resolved is a significant part of the plot.

(If you think I'm wondering about this because it's an issue in my Sooper Sekrit UF Project, you'd be right.)

So, poll time! I'm curious to know what y'all think about love triangles/quadrilaterals/gordion knots/etc. As always, feel free to tear the issue apart in comments, whether you're ranting or raving.

Poll #1097545 Love Triangles

What's your opinion of love triangles?

Love 'em. They add a really tasty (and hot!) layer of tension and conflict.
38(27.9%)
Hate 'em. They're horribly overused, and rarely convincing.
33(24.3%)
Don't really care. They're pretty much furniture to me nowadays.
42(30.9%)
Only if they stay triangles. Go go gadget threesome!
23(16.9%)

Who do you generally root for the heroine to end up with?

The good guy. He's the one who will actually make her happy, in the long run.
44(32.6%)
The bad boy. I don't read for realism; I read for hotness, and bad boys are way more hot.
11(8.1%)
Neither. Usually they've both proved themselves jerks by the end. Or they were cardboard cutouts to begin with.
45(33.3%)
Why choose? Menage a trois for the win!
35(25.9%)

How do you like to see the love triangle resolved?

One of the guys bows gracefully out, conceding the field to his opponent.
2(1.5%)
One of the guys dies heroically, thereby conceding the field to his opponent.
6(4.4%)
The heroine makes up her own mind, rather than having it made for her by circumstances.
115(85.2%)
I only kept reading the Anita Blake series to get to the inevitable Anita/Jean-Claude/Richard scene.
12(8.9%)


Viva la love triangles, or down with them?
Tags: marie brennan
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