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''Crush[ed]'' (also known as "Crushed") is a woefully unpublished [[BoysLoveGenre Boy's Love]] novel, written by Tropers/CJCroen1393. It is an attempt at averting the overuse of the '''ridiculous''' "Victim Falls For Rapist" thing in BL.

[[{{Adorkable}} Toby]] [[HollywoodNerd Hutchinson]] is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent with a generally normal life. He's [[PlatonicLifePartners best friends]] with Maya Daniels, a SpoiledSweet YaoiFangirl and her boyfriend, [[BrainlessBeauty ditzy heartthrob]], Joseph. He has a great family life and [[MommasBoy adores]] his mom, Heather, has good grades in school, and despite the large amount of [[TheBully bullying]] he receives, he finds his life to be pretty good.

Oh, and he's [[WordOfGay gay]]. And ''[[TransparentCloset totally in denial about it, too]]''.

There is no bigger BerserkButton for Toby than people asking "Are you gay?" without getting to know him. He has [[NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat nothing against homosexuals]] but hates when people make assumptions without actually getting to know him. The big problem is that the more people get to know him, the more they're absolutely ''sure'' he's gay.

So one day, Toby's being bullied (again) when someone swoops in and beats up all the bullies, asking Toby if he's alright. After this man leaves, Toby is totally [[LoveAtFirstSight fascinated]] with him and wants to see him again. [[YaoiFangirl Maya]] is excited to hear this but Toby insists that it's just to thank him.

The man, as it turns out is [[TallDarkAndSnarky Jack]] [[LonelyRichKid Cunningham]], a [[TheStoic mellow]], [[BiTheWay bisexual]] high school student who hangs out with the StudentCouncilPresident [[HeroicComedicSociopath Nigel]], who specializes in ComedicSociopathy, and Nigel's Vice President and [[OppositesAttract lover]], [[TheHeart Nora]]. Nora acts as the voice of reason among Jack's TrueCompanions while Jack and Nigel have a near constant BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine.

As Toby tries to get close to Jack, HilarityEnsues.

The series is [[DevelopmentHell probably going to have]] nine volumes, each one named after the seasons and intended to span over two years.The first two books count as one volume. A FramingDevice in the form of the boys ten years after the events of the series telling their adopted daughter stories of their lives:

* ''Book 1A: Spring, Toby's side'': Deals with Toby meeting Jack and his ComingOutStory.
* ''Book 1B: Spring, Jack's side'': Toby's story from Jack's point of view. Also chronicles Jack's coming out story and Toby's first glimpse at both prejudice and acceptance.
* ''Book 2: Summer'': Deals with the boys' summer vacation. Features humor, fanservice, angst and awesomeness.
* ''Book 3: Fall'': Features ADayInTheLimelight for Maya, Joseph, Nora and Nigel.
* ''Book 4: Winter'': Featuring Toby and Jack's first Christmas together.
* ''Book 5: Second Spring'': Features Toby and Jack's first anniversary and first falling out.
* ''Book 6: Second Summer'': Features Toby and Jack trying to keep in contact after Jack graduates.
* ''Book 7: Second Fall'': ADayInTheLimelight for Tyler, Kevin and Lydia.
* ''Book 8: Second Winter'': Toby and Jack spend another Christmas together.
* ''Book 9: Epilogue'': A {{Timeskip}}, in which Toby and Jack move in together, marry and adopt a young girl, bringing the story full circle.

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!!Tropes

* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Heather, Toby's mom. Jack even mistook her for Toby's sister.
* {{Adorkable}}: Toby.
** [[YaoiFangirl Maya]] too.
* {{Bishounen}}: [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys Toby, Jack, Nigel, Joseph]]...
** And Tyler, Kevin, [[{{Transsexual}} Lydia before her transition]]...even [[CompleteMonster Terrance]] qualifies (Kevin's attraction to him is stated to have been "purely physical").
* SexySadist: Averted with Jack and Joseph. Subverted with Nigel, who is this way to everyone except [[MoralityPet Nora]].
* BoysLoveGenre: Duh.
* CloudCuckooLander: Maya.
* ArcWords: "Am I in love?", "I am free" and any variation of the two.
* StraightGay: Toby; Despite the jokes about his sexual orientation and TransparentCloset, he really doesn't have a lot of stereotypical aspects of homosexuality (besides the love of pink and musical theatre). What makes people realize he's gay is his thinly veiled attraction to other men and lack of attraction to women.
** Tyler also qualifies, to the point that Toby didn't even know he was gay until he told him.
* OneHeadTaller: Toby (short) and Jack (tall), Maya (short) and Joseph (tall), Nora (short) and Nigel (tall), Tyler (tall) and Kevin (short), and Lydia (tall) and Joey (short).
* NoBisexuals: Averted with Jack and Lady Lana. Also a ''giant'' pet peeve for both Jack and the author.
* ProperLady: Nora.
* FiveManBand / TrueCompanions: By the end of it all.
** TheHero: Toby
** TheLancer: Jack
** TheSmartGuy: Nora
** TheBigGuy: Joseph
** TheChick: Maya
** TokenEvilTeammate: Nigel
* CampGay: Kevin.
* MoralityPet: Nora to Nigel.
* SexyShirtSwitch: [[spoiler: Toby wakes up wearing only Jack's shirt at one point]].
** The author also enjoys drawing this.
* CastFullOfGay: Downplayed, but that doesn't stop the author from affectionately nicknaming the series an "LGBT Kitchen Sink".
** For anyone wondering, Toby, Ms. Rice, Kevin and Tyler are gay, Jack and Lady Lana are bisexual, Lydia and Mel are transgender, and Maya, Joseph, Nora, Nigel, Heather and Joey are straight.
* GayConservative: Kevin.
* CureYourGays: Discussed. Toby asks his mom about a [[IHaveThisFriend "friend"]] who happens to be gay and doesn't want to be. He asks his mom about a "straight camp" that he heard about from the internet. His mom promptly goes ''ballistic'', [[DefiedTrope telling him that such places are "unspeakably horrible" and that his "friend" should never even consider such a place, going so far as to]] [[GodwinsLaw compare them to concentration camps]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Jack.
* NakedFirstImpression: It's not really a first impression, but the first time Jack and Toby actually have a conversation is when Toby is naked in Jack's bed. [[spoiler: This is due to Toby crashing his bike in the rain. His clothes were wet so Jack removed them so Toby wouldn't catch a cold]].
* {{Fanservice}}: It's a BL novel. It's to be expected. In fact, it's easier to list the fanservice that's ''not'' directed at women, like Nora and Maya in swimsuits, or [[GirlOnGirlIsHot Lady Lana making out with Ms. Rice]].
* YaoiFangirl: Maya, and, to a lesser extent, Nora.
** And Tyler for a rare male example.
* BiTheWay: Jack and Lady Lana.
* LipstickLesbian: Ms. Rice.
* TokenYuriGirls: Ms. Rice and Lady Lana.
* TeamMom: Nora.
* {{Transsexual}}: Lydia (born "Lucas") is a Male-to-Female example. Her boyfriend's uncle Mel is a Female-to-Male example.
* TransparentCloset: '''''TOBY'''''. But only in the first novel.
* {{Animesque}}
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Nigel. His EstablishingCharacterMoment is hitting Jack with his backpack and asking about his day.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Jack.
* ExiledToTheCouch: [[spoiler: Toby to Jack after they start living together.]]
* ComingOutStory: The first half of the story is this for Toby.
** Subverted with Ms. Rice. The group is surprised when she reveals that she's a lesbian but she wasn't in the closet, she just keeps her personal life and professional life separated.
* {{Expy}}: Lady Lana of LadyGaga.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Nigel.
* AsianAndNerdy: Kevin.
* {{Fangirl}}: Ms. Rice of Lady Lana.
* StudentCouncilPresident: Nigel, who ''Never'' uses his power for good.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Toby to Jack.
* DraggedIntoDrag: Maya likes to do this to Toby.
** At one point, she does this while Jack shows up. Toby gets embarrassed and trips. Jack gets an eyeful of Toby's underwear. Cue {{Nosebleed}}.
* ParentalAbandonment: Poor, ''poor'' [[spoiler: Kevin]].
* TheHeart: Nora.
* ShirtlessScene: Toby and Jack get a few. [[HoYay Usually together]].
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Averted; the series takes place in St. Charles, Illinois, [[WriteWhatYouKnow the author's old hometown]].
* BrainlessBeauty: Joseph. Lampshaded by Maya:
--->'''Maya''': I love Joseph, but I'm willing to admit that I've met rocks smarter than him...
* NiceHat: Maya wears a hat with fox ears and [[YaoiFangirl a heart-shaped pin attached to it that says "YAOI"]]. Joseph wears a blue fedora.
** Ms. Rice threatens Maya's a lot.
--->'''Ms. Rice''': Maya take your hat off or I will sell it on the internet.
* MommasBoy: Toby.
* InsufferableGenius: Kevin.
* OpenMindedParent: Heather.
* CoolTeacher / BadassTeacher: Ms. Rice.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: [[{{Otaku}} Maya]] and [[ProperLady Nora]], respectively.
** And [[CoolTeacher Ms. Rice]] and Lady Lana
* {{Otaku}}: Maya.
** OtakuSurrogate
* {{Nosebleed}}: Jack after seeing [[DraggedIntoDrag Toby's]] [[PantyShot underwear]].
** Maya gets these when in YaoiFangirl mode.
*** In the beach episode, Nora and Maya [[{{Fanservice}} in swimsuits]] invokes this reaction from [[CovertPervert Jack]], [[YuriFan Joseph]] and [[HeroicComedicSociopath Nigel]]. And [[StraightGay Toby]] is ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny totally unaffected]]''.
* SleepCute: [[HoYay Toby and Jack]]
* LonelyRichKid: Defied by Jack, who never tells people that he's rich.
* SpringtimeForHitler: Maya, who is disgusted at the amount of LovingForce in BL ends up writing a BL manga where the uke is held prisoner by the seme and is tortured and raped constantly. Yeah, [[PornWithoutPlot that's the whole plot]]. It ends with [[spoiler:the seme getting so angry that he ''kills'' the uke by...um {{Seven}}-esque [[{{Squick}} means]]. While the uke screams [[DyingDeclarationOfLove "I LOVE YOU!!!]]]]. And, [[CrazyPrepared for good measure]], she uses an alias, just in case people come at her with TorchesAndPitchforks. And then, to her horror, everyone ''loves'' it.

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''Crush[ed]'' (also known as "Crushed") is a woefully unpublished [[BoysLoveGenre Boy's Love]] novel, written by Tropers/CJCroen1393. It is an attempt at averting the overuse of the '''ridiculous''' "Victim Falls For Rapist" thing in BL.

[[{{Adorkable}} Toby]] [[HollywoodNerd Hutchinson]] is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent with a generally normal life. He's [[PlatonicLifePartners best friends]] with Maya Daniels, a SpoiledSweet YaoiFangirl and her boyfriend, [[BrainlessBeauty ditzy heartthrob]], Joseph. He has a great family life and [[MommasBoy adores]] his mom, Heather, has good grades in school, and despite the large amount of [[TheBully bullying]] he receives, he finds his life to be pretty good.

Oh, and he's [[WordOfGay gay]]. And ''[[TransparentCloset totally in denial about it, too]]''.

There is no bigger BerserkButton for Toby than people asking "Are you gay?" without getting to know him. He has [[NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat nothing against homosexuals]] but hates when people make assumptions without actually getting to know him. The big problem is that the more people get to know him, the more they're absolutely ''sure'' he's gay.

So one day, Toby's being bullied (again) when someone swoops in and beats up all the bullies, asking Toby if he's alright. After this man leaves, Toby is totally [[LoveAtFirstSight fascinated]] with him and wants to see him again. [[YaoiFangirl Maya]] is excited to hear this but Toby insists that it's just to thank him.

The man, as it turns out is [[TallDarkAndSnarky Jack]] [[LonelyRichKid Cunningham]], a [[TheStoic mellow]], [[BiTheWay bisexual]] high school student who hangs out with the StudentCouncilPresident [[HeroicComedicSociopath Nigel]], who specializes in ComedicSociopathy, and Nigel's Vice President and [[OppositesAttract lover]], [[TheHeart Nora]]. Nora acts as the voice of reason among Jack's TrueCompanions while Jack and Nigel have a near constant BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine.

As Toby tries to get close to Jack, HilarityEnsues.

The series is [[DevelopmentHell probably
going to have]] nine volumes, each one named after the seasons and intended to span over two years.The first two books count as one volume. A FramingDevice in the form of the boys ten years after the events of the series telling their adopted daughter stories of their lives:

* ''Book 1A: Spring, Toby's side'': Deals with Toby meeting Jack and his ComingOutStory.
* ''Book 1B: Spring, Jack's side'': Toby's story from Jack's point of view. Also chronicles Jack's coming out story and Toby's first glimpse at both prejudice and acceptance.
* ''Book 2: Summer'': Deals with the boys' summer vacation. Features humor, fanservice, angst and awesomeness.
* ''Book 3: Fall'': Features ADayInTheLimelight for Maya, Joseph, Nora and Nigel.
* ''Book 4: Winter'': Featuring Toby and Jack's first Christmas together.
* ''Book 5: Second Spring'': Features Toby and Jack's first anniversary and first falling out.
* ''Book 6: Second Summer'': Features Toby and Jack trying to keep in contact after Jack graduates.
* ''Book 7: Second Fall'': ADayInTheLimelight for Tyler, Kevin and Lydia.
* ''Book 8: Second Winter'': Toby and Jack spend another Christmas together.
* ''Book 9: Epilogue'': A {{Timeskip}}, in which Toby and Jack move in together, marry and adopt
through a young girl, bringing the story full circle.

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!!Tropes

* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Heather, Toby's mom. Jack even mistook her for Toby's sister.
* {{Adorkable}}: Toby.
** [[YaoiFangirl Maya]] too.
* {{Bishounen}}: [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys Toby, Jack, Nigel, Joseph]]...
** And Tyler, Kevin, [[{{Transsexual}} Lydia before her transition]]...even [[CompleteMonster Terrance]] qualifies (Kevin's attraction to him is stated to have been "purely physical").
* SexySadist: Averted with Jack and Joseph. Subverted with Nigel, who is this way to everyone except [[MoralityPet Nora]].
* BoysLoveGenre: Duh.
* CloudCuckooLander: Maya.
* ArcWords: "Am I in love?", "I am free" and any variation of the two.
* StraightGay: Toby; Despite the jokes about his sexual orientation and TransparentCloset, he really doesn't have a lot of stereotypical aspects of homosexuality (besides the love of pink and musical theatre). What makes people realize he's gay is his thinly veiled attraction to other men and lack of attraction to women.
** Tyler also qualifies, to the point that Toby didn't even know he was gay until he told him.
* OneHeadTaller: Toby (short) and Jack (tall), Maya (short) and Joseph (tall), Nora (short) and Nigel (tall), Tyler (tall) and Kevin (short), and Lydia (tall) and Joey (short).
* NoBisexuals: Averted with Jack and Lady Lana. Also a ''giant'' pet peeve for both Jack and the author.
* ProperLady: Nora.
* FiveManBand / TrueCompanions: By the end of it all.
** TheHero: Toby
** TheLancer: Jack
** TheSmartGuy: Nora
** TheBigGuy: Joseph
** TheChick: Maya
** TokenEvilTeammate: Nigel
* CampGay: Kevin.
* MoralityPet: Nora to Nigel.
* SexyShirtSwitch: [[spoiler: Toby wakes up wearing only Jack's shirt at one point]].
** The author also enjoys drawing this.
* CastFullOfGay: Downplayed, but that doesn't stop the author from affectionately nicknaming the series an "LGBT Kitchen Sink".
** For anyone wondering, Toby, Ms. Rice, Kevin and Tyler are gay, Jack and Lady Lana are bisexual, Lydia and Mel are transgender, and Maya, Joseph, Nora, Nigel, Heather and Joey are straight.
* GayConservative: Kevin.
* CureYourGays: Discussed. Toby asks his mom about a [[IHaveThisFriend "friend"]] who happens to be gay and doesn't want to be. He asks his mom about a "straight camp" that he heard about from the internet. His mom promptly goes ''ballistic'', [[DefiedTrope telling him that such places are "unspeakably horrible" and that his "friend" should never even consider such a place, going so far as to]] [[GodwinsLaw compare them to concentration camps]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Jack.
* NakedFirstImpression: It's not really a first impression, but the first time Jack and Toby actually have a conversation is when Toby is naked in Jack's bed. [[spoiler: This is due to Toby crashing his bike in the rain. His clothes were wet so Jack removed them so Toby wouldn't catch a cold]].
* {{Fanservice}}: It's a BL novel. It's to be expected. In fact, it's easier to list the fanservice that's ''not'' directed at women, like Nora and Maya in swimsuits, or [[GirlOnGirlIsHot Lady Lana making out with Ms. Rice]].
* YaoiFangirl: Maya, and, to a lesser extent, Nora.
** And Tyler for a rare male example.
* BiTheWay: Jack and Lady Lana.
* LipstickLesbian: Ms. Rice.
* TokenYuriGirls: Ms. Rice and Lady Lana.
* TeamMom: Nora.
* {{Transsexual}}: Lydia (born "Lucas") is a Male-to-Female example. Her boyfriend's uncle Mel is a Female-to-Male example.
* TransparentCloset: '''''TOBY'''''. But only in the first novel.
* {{Animesque}}
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Nigel. His EstablishingCharacterMoment is hitting Jack with his backpack and asking about his day.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Jack.
* ExiledToTheCouch: [[spoiler: Toby to Jack after they start living together.]]
* ComingOutStory: The first half of the story is this for Toby.
** Subverted with Ms. Rice. The group is surprised when she reveals that she's a lesbian but she wasn't in the closet, she just keeps her personal life and professional life separated.
* {{Expy}}: Lady Lana of LadyGaga.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Nigel.
* AsianAndNerdy: Kevin.
* {{Fangirl}}: Ms. Rice of Lady Lana.
* StudentCouncilPresident: Nigel, who ''Never'' uses his power for good.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Toby to Jack.
* DraggedIntoDrag: Maya likes to do this to Toby.
** At one point, she does this while Jack shows up. Toby gets embarrassed and trips. Jack gets an eyeful of Toby's underwear. Cue {{Nosebleed}}.
* ParentalAbandonment: Poor, ''poor'' [[spoiler: Kevin]].
* TheHeart: Nora.
* ShirtlessScene: Toby and Jack get a few. [[HoYay Usually together]].
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Averted; the series takes place in St. Charles, Illinois, [[WriteWhatYouKnow the author's old hometown]].
* BrainlessBeauty: Joseph. Lampshaded by Maya:
--->'''Maya''': I love Joseph, but I'm willing to admit that I've met rocks smarter than him...
* NiceHat: Maya wears a hat with fox ears and [[YaoiFangirl a heart-shaped pin attached to it that says "YAOI"]]. Joseph wears a blue fedora.
** Ms. Rice threatens Maya's a lot.
--->'''Ms. Rice''': Maya take your hat off or I will sell it on the internet.
* MommasBoy: Toby.
* InsufferableGenius: Kevin.
* OpenMindedParent: Heather.
* CoolTeacher / BadassTeacher: Ms. Rice.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: [[{{Otaku}} Maya]] and [[ProperLady Nora]], respectively.
** And [[CoolTeacher Ms. Rice]] and Lady Lana
* {{Otaku}}: Maya.
** OtakuSurrogate
* {{Nosebleed}}: Jack after seeing [[DraggedIntoDrag Toby's]] [[PantyShot underwear]].
** Maya gets these when in YaoiFangirl mode.
*** In the beach episode, Nora and Maya [[{{Fanservice}} in swimsuits]] invokes this reaction from [[CovertPervert Jack]], [[YuriFan Joseph]] and [[HeroicComedicSociopath Nigel]]. And [[StraightGay Toby]] is ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny totally unaffected]]''.
* SleepCute: [[HoYay Toby and Jack]]
* LonelyRichKid: Defied by Jack, who never tells people that he's rich.
* SpringtimeForHitler: Maya, who is disgusted at the amount of LovingForce in BL ends up writing a BL manga where the uke is held prisoner by the seme and is tortured and raped constantly. Yeah, [[PornWithoutPlot that's the whole plot]]. It ends with [[spoiler:the seme getting so angry that he ''kills'' the uke by...um {{Seven}}-esque [[{{Squick}} means]]. While the uke screams [[DyingDeclarationOfLove "I LOVE YOU!!!]]]]. And, [[CrazyPrepared for good measure]], she uses an alias, just in case people come at her with TorchesAndPitchforks. And then, to her horror, everyone ''loves'' it.
massive overhaul.


[[{{Adorkable}} Toby]] [[HollywoodNerd Hutchinson]] is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent with a generally normal life. He's [[PlatonicLifePartners best friends]] with Maya Daniels, a SpoiledSweet YaoiFangirl and her boyfriend, [[BrainlessBeauty ditzy heartthrob]], Joseph. He has a great family life and [[MommasBoy adores]] his mom, [[HotMom Heather]], has good grades in school, and despite the large amount of [[TheBully bullying]] he receives, he finds his life to be pretty good.

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[[{{Adorkable}} Toby]] [[HollywoodNerd Hutchinson]] is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent with a generally normal life. He's [[PlatonicLifePartners best friends]] with Maya Daniels, a SpoiledSweet YaoiFangirl and her boyfriend, [[BrainlessBeauty ditzy heartthrob]], Joseph. He has a great family life and [[MommasBoy adores]] his mom, [[HotMom Heather]], Heather, has good grades in school, and despite the large amount of [[TheBully bullying]] he receives, he finds his life to be pretty good.



* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Heather, Toby's mom. Jack even mistook her for Toby's sister.



* HotMom: Heather, Toby's mom. Jack even mistook her for Toby's sister.


** And [[CoolTeacher Ms. Rice]] and [[StrangeGirl Lady Lana]]

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** And [[CoolTeacher Ms. Rice]] and [[StrangeGirl Lady Lana]]Lana


*** In the beach episode, Nora and Maya [[{{Fanservice}} in swimsuits]] invokes this reaction from [[CovertPervert Jack]], [[YuriFanboy Joseph]] and [[HeroicComedicSociopath Nigel]]. And [[StraightGay Toby]] is ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny totally unaffected]]''.

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*** In the beach episode, Nora and Maya [[{{Fanservice}} in swimsuits]] invokes this reaction from [[CovertPervert Jack]], [[YuriFanboy [[YuriFan Joseph]] and [[HeroicComedicSociopath Nigel]]. And [[StraightGay Toby]] is ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny totally unaffected]]''.


A character sheet is in the planning stages.


* SpringtimeForHitler: Maya, who is disgusted at the amount of VictimFallsForRapist in BL ends up writing a BL manga where the uke is held prisoner by the seme and is tortured and raped constantly. Yeah, [[PornWithoutPlot that's the whole plot]]. It ends with [[spoiler:the seme getting so angry that he ''kills'' the uke by...um {{Seven}}-esque [[{{Squick}} means]]. While the uke screams [[DyingDeclarationOfLove "I LOVE YOU!!!]]]]. And, [[CrazyPrepared for good measure]], she uses an alias, just in case people come at her with TorchesAndPitchforks. And then, to her horror, everyone ''loves'' it.

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* SpringtimeForHitler: Maya, who is disgusted at the amount of VictimFallsForRapist LovingForce in BL ends up writing a BL manga where the uke is held prisoner by the seme and is tortured and raped constantly. Yeah, [[PornWithoutPlot that's the whole plot]]. It ends with [[spoiler:the seme getting so angry that he ''kills'' the uke by...um {{Seven}}-esque [[{{Squick}} means]]. While the uke screams [[DyingDeclarationOfLove "I LOVE YOU!!!]]]]. And, [[CrazyPrepared for good measure]], she uses an alias, just in case people come at her with TorchesAndPitchforks. And then, to her horror, everyone ''loves'' it.


''Crush[ed]'' (also known as "Crushed") is a woefully unpublished [[BoysLoveGenre Boy's Love]] novel, written by Tropers/CJCroen1393. It is an attempt at averting the overuse of the '''ridiculous''' "VictimFallsForRapist" thing in BL.

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''Crush[ed]'' (also known as "Crushed") is a woefully unpublished [[BoysLoveGenre Boy's Love]] novel, written by Tropers/CJCroen1393. It is an attempt at averting the overuse of the '''ridiculous''' "VictimFallsForRapist" "Victim Falls For Rapist" thing in BL.



There is no bigger BerserkButton for Toby than people asking, "Are you gay?" without getting to know him. He has [[NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat nothing against homosexuals]] but hates when people make assumptions without actually getting to know him. The big problem is that the more people get to know him, the more they're absolutely ''sure'' he's gay.

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There is no bigger BerserkButton for Toby than people asking, asking "Are you gay?" without getting to know him. He has [[NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat nothing against homosexuals]] but hates when people make assumptions without actually getting to know him. The big problem is that the more people get to know him, the more they're absolutely ''sure'' he's gay.


[[{{Adorkable}} Toby]] [[HollywoodNerd Hutchinson]] is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent with a generally normal life. He's [[PlatonicLifePartners best friends]] with Maya Daniels, a SpoiledSweet YaoiFangirl and her boyfriend, [[BrainlessBeauty ditzy heartthrob]], Joseph. He has a great family life and [[MommasBoy adores]] his single mom, [[HotMom Heather]], has good grades in school, and despite the large amount of [[TheBully bullying]] he receives, he finds his life to be pretty good.

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[[{{Adorkable}} Toby]] [[HollywoodNerd Hutchinson]] is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent with a generally normal life. He's [[PlatonicLifePartners best friends]] with Maya Daniels, a SpoiledSweet YaoiFangirl and her boyfriend, [[BrainlessBeauty ditzy heartthrob]], Joseph. He has a great family life and [[MommasBoy adores]] his single mom, [[HotMom Heather]], has good grades in school, and despite the large amount of [[TheBully bullying]] he receives, he finds his life to be pretty good.


The series is [[DevelopmentHell probably going to have]] nine volumes, each one named after the seasons and intended to span over two years. A FramingDevice in the form of the boys ten years after the events of the series telling their adopted daughter stories of their lives:

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The series is [[DevelopmentHell probably going to have]] nine volumes, each one named after the seasons and intended to span over two years.The first two books count as one volume. A FramingDevice in the form of the boys ten years after the events of the series telling their adopted daughter stories of their lives:



* ''Book 5: Second Spring'': Features Toby and Jack's first falling out.

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* ''Book 5: Second Spring'': Features Toby and Jack's first anniversary and first falling out.



* ''Book 8: Second Winter'': A {{Timeskip}}, in which Toby and Jack move in together, marry and adopt a young girl, bringing the story full circle.

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* ''Book 8: Second Winter'': Toby and Jack spend another Christmas together.
* ''Book 9: Epilogue'':
A {{Timeskip}}, in which Toby and Jack move in together, marry and adopt a young girl, bringing the story full circle.


The series is set for nine volumes, each one named after the seasons and intended to span over two years. A FramingDevice in the form of the boys ten years after the events of the series telling their adopted daughter stories of their lives:

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The series is set for [[DevelopmentHell probably going to have]] nine volumes, each one named after the seasons and intended to span over two years. A FramingDevice in the form of the boys ten years after the events of the series telling their adopted daughter stories of their lives:

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The series is set for nine volumes, each one named after the seasons and intended to span over two years. A FramingDevice in the form of the boys ten years after the events of the series telling their adopted daughter stories of their lives:

* ''Book 1A: Spring, Toby's side'': Deals with Toby meeting Jack and his ComingOutStory.
* ''Book 1B: Spring, Jack's side'': Toby's story from Jack's point of view. Also chronicles Jack's coming out story and Toby's first glimpse at both prejudice and acceptance.
* ''Book 2: Summer'': Deals with the boys' summer vacation. Features humor, fanservice, angst and awesomeness.
* ''Book 3: Fall'': Features ADayInTheLimelight for Maya, Joseph, Nora and Nigel.
* ''Book 4: Winter'': Featuring Toby and Jack's first Christmas together.
* ''Book 5: Second Spring'': Features Toby and Jack's first falling out.
* ''Book 6: Second Summer'': Features Toby and Jack trying to keep in contact after Jack graduates.
* ''Book 7: Second Fall'': ADayInTheLimelight for Tyler, Kevin and Lydia.
* ''Book 8: Second Winter'': A {{Timeskip}}, in which Toby and Jack move in together, marry and adopt a young girl, bringing the story full circle.


* {{Fanservice}}: Toby's tendency to lose his clothes, Jack's cool snark, Nigel's sociopathy, Joseph's character in general...
** For the men, Nora and Maya in bathing suits.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Toby's tendency It's a BL novel. It's to lose his clothes, Jack's cool snark, Nigel's sociopathy, Joseph's character in general...
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be expected. In fact, it's easier to list the men, fanservice that's ''not'' directed at women, like Nora and Maya in bathing suits.swimsuits, or [[GirlOnGirlIsHot Lady Lana making out with Ms. Rice]].



* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Toby suffers losing his clothes rather often, for apparently no reason but comedy.
** That's probably [[{{Fanservice}} not the only reason]]...
* TransparentCloset: '''''TOBY'''''.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Toby suffers losing his clothes rather often, for apparently no reason but comedy.
** That's probably [[{{Fanservice}} not the only reason]]...
* TransparentCloset: '''''TOBY'''''. But only in the first novel.


** For anyone wondering, Toby, Ms. Rice, Kevin and Tyler are gay, Jack and Lady Lana are bisexual, Lydia and Mel are Transgender, and Maya, Joseph, Nora, Nigel, Heather and Joey are straight.

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** For anyone wondering, Toby, Ms. Rice, Kevin and Tyler are gay, Jack and Lady Lana are bisexual, Lydia and Mel are Transgender, transgender, and Maya, Joseph, Nora, Nigel, Heather and Joey are straight.

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** For anyone wondering, Toby, Ms. Rice, Kevin and Tyler are gay, Jack and Lady Lana are bisexual, Lydia and Mel are Transgender, and Maya, Joseph, Nora, Nigel, Heather and Joey are straight.


''Crush[ed]'' (also known as "Crushed") is a woefully unpublished [[BoysLoveGenre Boy's Love]] novel, written by Tropers/CJCroen1393. It is an attempt at averting the overuse of the '''ridiculous''' "RapeIsLove" thing in BL.

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''Crush[ed]'' (also known as "Crushed") is a woefully unpublished [[BoysLoveGenre Boy's Love]] novel, written by Tropers/CJCroen1393. It is an attempt at averting the overuse of the '''ridiculous''' "RapeIsLove" "VictimFallsForRapist" thing in BL.



* SpringtimeForHitler: Maya, who is disgusted at the amount of RapeIsLove in BL ends up writing a BL manga where the uke is held prisoner by the seme and is tortured and raped constantly. Yeah, [[PornWithoutPlot that's the whole plot]]. It ends with [[spoiler: the seme getting so angry that he ''KILLS'' the uke by...um {{Seven}}-esque [[{{Squick}} means]]. While the uke screams [[DyingDeclarationOfLove "I LOVE YOU!!!]]]]. And, [[CrazyPrepared for good measure]], she uses an alias, just in case people come at her with TorchesAndPitchforks. And then, to her horror, everyone ''loves'' it.

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* SpringtimeForHitler: Maya, who is disgusted at the amount of RapeIsLove VictimFallsForRapist in BL ends up writing a BL manga where the uke is held prisoner by the seme and is tortured and raped constantly. Yeah, [[PornWithoutPlot that's the whole plot]]. It ends with [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the seme getting so angry that he ''KILLS'' ''kills'' the uke by...um {{Seven}}-esque [[{{Squick}} means]]. While the uke screams [[DyingDeclarationOfLove "I LOVE YOU!!!]]]]. And, [[CrazyPrepared for good measure]], she uses an alias, just in case people come at her with TorchesAndPitchforks. And then, to her horror, everyone ''loves'' it.

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