This Twitter Account Brilliantly Captures The Ridiculousness Of Guys From Teen Fiction
"My family doesn't love me, but I don't want to talk about it."
A Twitter account is totally nailing the silliness of the male romantic interests from young adult novels and movies, who tend to be, well, a little dramatic.
The account, @BroodingYAHero, brilliantly points out the absurdities of the heroes of these books, who always manage to sweep the heroine off her feet despite being kind of lame.
For example, smoking kills. Why do they always do it?
We're looking at you, Chad Michael Murray.
Oh, come on.
Don't always be so shocked ladies, you're worth it!
The account even responds to fans.
The brains behind the account is Carrie DiRisio, a grad student and writer.
DiRisio told BuzzFeed News that she created the account and its character "Broody" while procrastinating from studying one day, and was shocked when it began accruing thousands of followers.
She said she doesn't base Broody on any particular character, and comes up with the tweets off the top of her head.
"I've read so many books and watched far too much TV so random tropes and character traits pop up in my brain," she said.
She said the attention the account has gotten has been a "wild ride," and that Broody was created all in good fun.
"He exists to poke a little fun at some of the over-used tropes in young adult novels but never to bash the genre as a whole," she said.