Day 14: In your own space, share your love for something fannish: a trope, cliché, kink, motif, theme, format, or fandom.
Oh, I love SO MANY tropes. I think though, that the one I want to talk about today is Team/Found Family/Families of Choice. I love strong relationships between people that don't necessarily include a sexual or romantic component, and instead is just that kind of deep, abiding love you have for people who are dear to you. Often my teams or found families HAVE romantic pairings/moresomes in them, but that relationship is just part of the family dynamic.
I often think that one of the things we crave as human beings are those relationships based solely on love and care, unconditional love, where it doesn't matter who you are or what you did, you are loved anyway. That's not to say there aren't consequences for your actions, but simply that the love people have for you goes beyond whatever mistakes you make. I am adopted and I have that support from my family and my extended family (which is found family, not cousins and such, though I have a lot of those too), and I just want all my characters to have that too. I want Jody to wrap Sam in bubble wrap and feed him chocolate. I want Teyla to quietly and kindly teach Rodney how to be better at social interactions. I want Eliot to be the bedrock that Leverage relies on because they know he will be there, NO MATTER WHAT. That kind of love is divine, WAAAAAAAY more than sexual/romantic (for me, anyway) and I want all my characters (and all my friends, and all of freaking humanity) to experience it.