History Tropers / MrZAP

2nd Feb '16 4:25:32 PM MrZAP
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One of the main reasons why I like TV Tropes so much is because of my love of stories. I love stories in any medium, and in any genre, so long as they're done well. It matters much less to me whether or not a story has a happy or a sad ending, or what the subject matter is, or whether the characters are even likeable, so long as it's well done. Maybe it makes me a bit of a story connoisseur... there are some stories I absolutely didn't enjoy for varying reasons, while admitting wholeheartedly that they were well done and that it was specifically because of my own hang-ups that I didn't like them. TheSorrowsOfYoungWerther is probably the best example. I absolutely loathe Werther as a character, which makes the whole things a pain to read... but it's really well-written, with good characterization and description, and a decent plot. I'm the same way with {{Fargo}}, for the most part, and a lot of other works. Let it not be said that I can't appreciate quality.

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One of the main reasons why I like TV Tropes so much is because of my love of stories. I love stories in any medium, and in any genre, so long as they're done well. It matters much less to me whether or not a story has a happy or a sad ending, or what the subject matter is, or whether the characters are even likeable, so long as it's well done. Maybe it makes me a bit of a story connoisseur... there are some stories I absolutely didn't enjoy for varying reasons, while admitting wholeheartedly that they were well done and that it was specifically because of my own hang-ups that I didn't like them. TheSorrowsOfYoungWerther is probably the best example. I absolutely loathe Werther as a character, which makes the whole things thing a pain to read... but it's really well-written, with good characterization and description, and a decent plot. I'm the same way with {{Fargo}}, for the most part, and a lot of other works. Let it not be said that I can't appreciate quality.
7th Feb '15 7:55:09 AM MrZAP
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* PlanetOfHats (philosophically opposed)
7th Feb '15 6:26:57 AM MrZAP
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* Favorite authors, (mostly) in no particular order, include JRRTolkien, MarkTwain, NeilGaiman, TerryPratchett, OscarWilde, GeorgeOrwell, KurtVonnegut, EdgarAllanPoe PhilipKDick, and MichaelStackpole.

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* Favorite authors, (mostly) in no particular order, include JRRTolkien, MarkTwain, NeilGaiman, TerryPratchett, OscarWilde, GeorgeOrwell, KurtVonnegut, EdgarAllanPoe PhilipKDick, RobertLouisStevenson, and MichaelStackpole.
7th Feb '15 3:52:07 AM MrZAP
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* DotHackLegendOfTheTwilight (manga, then anime dub preferred)



* {{Cyborg009}} (2001 dub; I am generally annoyed by how hard it seems to be to find)



* {{Anime/FLCL}} (dub preferred)



* Main/RosarioPlusVampire (anime, dub preferred, mean to read the manga)



* MarvelZombies



* Film/AmericanHustle (2013)



* AnotherYear (2010)



* CitizenKane (1941)



* TheFighter (2010)



* Film/FrostNixon (2008)



* TheGraduate (1967)



* TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra (2001)
* MadMax (1979) and TheRoadWarrior (1981), [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] MadMaxBeyondThunderdome (1985... primarily for [=MasterBlaster=])



* MidnightInParis (2011)


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* MidnightInParis (2011)


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* {{Film/Protagonist}} (2007, documentary)


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* {{Film/UHF}} (1989)
7th Feb '15 2:01:31 AM MrZAP
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* Literature/HarryPotter (with books 3 and 4 being the high point of the series, though I like it all)

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* Literature/HarryPotter (with books 3 3-4 and 4 7 being the high point points of the series, though I like it all)
6th Feb '15 9:24:05 AM MrZAP
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[[FavoriteTrope Favorite Tropes]]: I generally appreciate these tropes a lot when done right, though none of them should be used in just any situation. A lot of them are favorites due to aligning well with my personal sensibilities. I'm also more likely to play these straight in my own stories.

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[[FavoriteTrope [[folder: Favorite Tropes]]: Tropes]]
I generally appreciate these tropes a lot when done right, though none of them should be used in just any situation. A lot of them are favorites due to aligning well with my personal sensibilities. I'm also more likely to play these straight in my own stories.



* AllMythsAreTrue



* {{Deconstruction}} and {{Reconstruction}}, when done well



* ShownTheirWork (a big part of my writing philosophy)




[[PetPeeveTrope Pet Peeve Tropes]]: These lists mostly apply only when played straight, and none of them can break a work on their own.

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[[folder: PetPeeveTropes]]
These lists mostly apply only when played straight, and none of them can break a work on their own.




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* Favorite authors, (mostly) in no particular order, include JRRTolkien, MarkTwain, NeilGaiman, TerryPratchett, OscarWilde, GeorgeOrwell, KurtVonnegut, PhilipKDick, and MichaelStackpole.

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* Favorite authors, (mostly) in no particular order, include JRRTolkien, MarkTwain, NeilGaiman, TerryPratchett, OscarWilde, GeorgeOrwell, KurtVonnegut, EdgarAllanPoe PhilipKDick, and MichaelStackpole.


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* My taste in music is hard to pin down entirely, but can probably best be described as having two facets. The primary facet is for "orchestral" music, along the lines or classical and instrumental music, opera and ballet music, and especially film/game/show scores. The secondary facet is generally more modern, focusing mostly on classic and some contemporary rock, and mostly on the softer end of the scale. One of the only things that don't neatly fit into either of the categories are musical scores, which can probably be lumped into scores in general. If I have a favorite musical genre, it is "scores"... if that counts as a genre.


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* RockyAndBullwinkle (quite possibly the first show I ever watched (certainly the first one I remember), on VHS, and still very good)
6th Feb '15 7:03:29 AM MrZAP
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Aside from that... well, occasionally I'll put up examples, but mostly I just correct grammar.

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Aside from that... well, occasionally I'll put up examples, but mostly I just correct grammar.
grammar and formatting mistakes.
6th Feb '15 7:02:52 AM MrZAP
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I'm a ''very'' rare poster on the forums. I laargely missed the boat on the naming controversies due to mostly lurking and rarely visiting the forums, but am ostensibly a supporter of [[TheArchiveOfBellicoseLexiconEntities PLATTER, with a dose of KNIVES and WHISK]].

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I'm a ''very'' rare poster on the forums. I laargely largely missed the boat on the naming controversies due to mostly lurking and rarely visiting the forums, but am ostensibly a supporter of [[TheArchiveOfBellicoseLexiconEntities PLATTER, with a dose of KNIVES and WHISK]].
6th Feb '15 7:02:32 AM MrZAP
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''Very'' rare poster on the forums.

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''Very'' I'm a ''very'' rare poster on the forums.
forums. I laargely missed the boat on the naming controversies due to mostly lurking and rarely visiting the forums, but am ostensibly a supporter of [[TheArchiveOfBellicoseLexiconEntities PLATTER, with a dose of KNIVES and WHISK]].



* {{Baccano}} (dub preferred)
* [[BeetTheVandelBuster Beet the Vandel Buster]]

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* {{Baccano}} (dub preferred)
(anime, dub preferred, light novels are on my to-read list)
* [[BeetTheVandelBuster Beet the Vandel Buster]]Buster]] (manga)



* BusoRenkin

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* BusoRenkinBusoRenkin (manga)
* {{Chobits}} (manga)



* ReadOrDie

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* ReadOrDieReadOrDie (OVA mainly, dub preferred)



* ShamanKing

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* ShamanKingShamanKing (manga)



* TsukuyomiMoonPhase (sub preferred)



* Film/BattleRoyale (2000)



* ForrestGump (1994)



* Film/TheGoonies (1985)



* ShaunOfTheDead (2004)




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* YoungFrankenstein (1974)



* Literature/HarryPotter
* [[TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series]]

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* Literature/HarryPotter
Literature/HarryPotter (with books 3 and 4 being the high point of the series, though I like it all)
* [[TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series]]series]] (with the first two books being the best)



* TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy



* {{VideoGame/Tsukumogami}}

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* {{VideoGame/Tsukumogami}}{{VideoGame/Tsukumogami}} (99 Spirits)



* {{Animaniacs}}
* BatmanTheAnimatedSeries

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* {{Animaniacs}}
{{Animaniacs}} (honorable mention favorite)
* BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesAvatarTheLastAirbender
* BatmanTheAnimatedSeries (honorable mention favorite)
* WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks



* CourageTheCowardlyDog
* DextersLaboratory

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* CourageTheCowardlyDog
CourageTheCowardlyDog (honorable mention favorite)
* DextersLaboratoryDextersLaboratory (my #3 western animated show)



* TheFairlyOddParents
* TheFlintstones

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* TheFairlyOddParents
TheFairlyOddParents (honorable mention favorite)
* TheFlintstonesTheFlintstones (honorable mention favorite)



* {{Futurama}}

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* {{Futurama}}{{Futurama}} (honorable mention favorite)



* HeyArnold

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* HeyArnoldHeyArnold (honorable mention favorite)



* WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague and JLU
* KimPossible
* [[LooneyTunes Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies]]
* MegasXLR
* ThePowerpuffGirls

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* WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague and JLU
JLU (JL is my #5 western animated show)
* KimPossible
KimPossible (honorable mention favorite)
* [[LooneyTunes Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies]]
Melodies]] (honorable mention favorite, especially when ChuckJones is involved)
* MegasXLR
MegasXLR (my #2 western animated show)
* ThePowerpuffGirlsThePowerpuffGirls (honorable mention favorite)



* SamuraiJack
* ScoobyDooWhereAreYou

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* SamuraiJack
SamuraiJack (my #4 western animated show)
* ScoobyDooWhereAreYouScoobyDooWhereAreYou (honorable mention favorite)



* SpongebobSquarepants



* WesternAnimation/TeenTitans

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* WesternAnimation/TeenTitansWesternAnimation/TeenTitans (honorable mention favorite)



* TomAndJerry
* WackyRaces

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* TomAndJerry
TomAndJerry (honorable mention favorite)
* WackyRacesWackyRaces (honorable mention favorite)
6th Feb '15 2:45:47 AM MrZAP
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Favorite Works:

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Favorite Works:
[[folder:Works I Like]]



* WackyRaces

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* WackyRacesWackyRaces
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