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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."

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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.

I clench my jaw as a subtle clue I'm upset. So subtle, in fact, that it will be explained every time I do.

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For example, smoking kills. Why do they always do it?

I only smoke enough to fill my broken heart. Not enough to fill my lungs with cancer

We're looking at you, Chad Michael Murray.

Masquerade balls are great because with only a mask over someone's eyes, I am BAFFLED as to their identity.

Oh, come on.

My family doesn't love me, but I don't want to talk about it. I'd rather just make poor choices and cry alone in my expensive car

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Don't always be so shocked ladies, you're worth it!

Tomorrow will be a school day, just like any other. Until our paths cross, and you realize I, the king of the school, know your name.

The account even responds to fans.

.@TropeHeroine Nothing. You are perfect as you are. Although, I'm sure my older-version-of-me will take almost 200 pages to realize that.

. @Harlee_S Are those crying faces? Please don't cry, although it does make your emerald eyes sparkle. I'll read you poetry to cheer you up.

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.

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