Cleeshay: N: A plot device, idea, literary concept, or any thing within a work of art that people misidentify as a cliche. I personally made the word up, because I think there HAS to be a word for fake cliches.
Cleeshays are things that occur in stories, and get accidentally called cliché. Some are good, some bad, but it’s almost impossible to write a story without having one thing happen in it that also happened in another story. Most of the things that become cleeshays are actually either tropes or technical limitations of the medium in which the work is made.
Clichés are things that lazy authors do instead of doing something original, because doing something original means you don’t get to let all the authors who came before do your wr…Read more >