No,I don't think so... I can't remember much of what I did on this website, it's been a while you see.
Yeah, that's exactly what we've got to do!
My story's magic revolves around the soul and the heavenly bodies too, it's a brilliant idea and as far as I know, it's rarely used in stories.
I second what writeshiek33 said.
I think it's laziness, yeah they may be overused but if you can add a few tweaks here and there, they might just work. I personally avoid using...