Speaking of Words I Wish Would Disappear From Fiction, "ghost" as a verb just makes me roll my eyes (it works for me outside of sex scenes, just not when breaths or fingers or antennae or other appendages are ghosting over any parts of anyone, plz), and "lover" in most permutations (probably because I don't actually know anyone who would seriously refer to somebody as their "lover" unless we're talking adultery. If a man or a woman "takes a lover" in a marriage, it's one thing; I'm fine with it in that context. For a woman to talk/think about her "lover" I think she's read too much crappy romance. For a man to talk/think about his "lover", I always think back to Emmett and Teddy on QaF. WHO WERE USING THE WORD IRONICALLY, THANKS! >.>) I fully realise it's a perspective thing, but every time I see "lover" used without irony, I just giggle.
...er. I typed this in my gmail drafts at work and there was a point originally, but I've forgotten what it was, and I'm unlikely to remember. So have some recycled!kittens: