History Tropers / Starshine

28th Mar '11 8:29:41 AM starshine
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{{Tropers/Starshine}}, or Maddi as she is known to [[RealLife the meatspace]], is a 20 year old (though that is subject to change) troper, [=LJer=], and [[MostTropersAreYoungNerds general oddity]] in college in Boston (originally from {{Joisey}}).
* Have been described as "a 20-year-old straight American girl with the soul of a 50-year-old gay British man," which is pretty accurate.
* Have also been described as "in a state of perma-drunkenness," which is accurate even though I'm straight-edge.
* The [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]] among my friends, though I talk like a Blue Oni (mixed with a [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration Tamarian]] and [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness a stereotypical British Butler]]).
* The [[SherlockHolmes Holmes]] to my [[HeterosexualLifePartners Heterosexual Life Partner]]'s [[PussInBoots Watson]] (no really, it's bizarre how closely we fit the archetypes) and the [[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Bones]] to my [[TheStraightWillAndGrace Straight Will and Grace]]'s [[TheSpock Spock]].
* Tend to edit my Troper page when I'm bored.



*ArchiveBinge (I'm kind of a media vacuum.)
*BornInTheWrongCentury (the early 1800s (RegencyEngland and the Romantic period), to be precise. Thus the reason why I'm an utter sucker for anything set in that period.)
*BrokenBird (Assumed by most people (see DysfunctionJunction) but averted, thank you very much.)
*BuffySpeak (mixed with SpockSpeak, SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, and BritishEnglish for maximum confusion.)

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*ArchiveBinge (I'm kind of a media vacuum.)
*BornInTheWrongCentury (the early 1800s (RegencyEngland and the Romantic period), to be precise. Thus the reason why I'm an utter sucker for anything set in that period.)
*ArchiveBinge
*BornInTheWrongCentury
*BrokenBird (Assumed by most people (see DysfunctionJunction) but averted, thank you very much.)
(averted)
*BuffySpeak (mixed with SpockSpeak, SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, and BritishEnglish for maximum confusion.)



*CloudCuckoolander (I'm always the drunkest person at the party. I am also straight-edge. It has been suggested that actual drugs would sober me up.)
*ConversationalTroping (sometimes, conversational TV Troping.)
*DeadpanSnarker ([[TheLionKing oh,]] ''[[SarcasmMode goodie]]''.)
*DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment (I have a tendency to describe things as "x... and x", among other things.)
*DistractingDisambiguation (I often attempt to get all of my thoughts into one sentence. I do not succeed.)
*DysfunctionJunction (see BrokenBird; you would not believe the amount of ludicrously over-the-top crap that has happened to my family. My dad calls it "memoir fuel".)

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*CloudCuckoolander (I'm always the drunkest person at the party. I am also straight-edge. It has been suggested that actual drugs would sober me up.)
*ConversationalTroping (sometimes, conversational TV Troping.)
*DeadpanSnarker ([[TheLionKing oh,]] ''[[SarcasmMode goodie]]''.)
*DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment (I have a tendency to describe things as "x... and x", among other things.)
*DistractingDisambiguation (I often attempt to get all of my thoughts into one sentence. I do not succeed.)
*CloudCuckoolander
*ConversationalTroping
*DeadpanSnarker
*DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment
*DistractingDisambiguation
*DysfunctionJunction (see BrokenBird; you would not believe the amount of ludicrously over-the-top crap that has happened to my family. My dad calls it "memoir fuel".)



*ForHappiness (I tend to prioritize by what I will be happiest with having done in the future rather than what is necessary right at this particular moment. This has actually turned out a pretty good strategy, surprising as that is.)
*GenkiGirl (I get really (''[[{{Understatement}} really]]'') enthusiastic[[hottip:*: "stay up all night for free tickets to see ''TheMerchantOfVenice'' for the third time", enthusiastic]] about theater.)
*GratuitousFrench (mais je n'ai pas etudie le francais en deux ans, donc je ne suis pas aussi bonne qu'avant...)
*HeterosexualLifePartners (my best friend (above [[SherlockHolmes Watson]]) and I aren't sure if we're this, SeparatedAtBirth, or [[MindScrew actually the same person from divergent universes]].)

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*ForHappiness (I tend to prioritize by what I will be happiest with having done in the future rather than what is necessary right at this particular moment. This has actually turned out a pretty good strategy, surprising as that is.)
*GenkiGirl (I get really (''[[{{Understatement}} really]]'') enthusiastic[[hottip:*: "stay up all night for free tickets to see ''TheMerchantOfVenice'' for the third time", enthusiastic]] about theater.)
*GratuitousFrench (mais je n'ai pas etudie le francais en deux ans, donc je ne suis pas aussi bonne qu'avant...)
*ForHappiness
*GenkiGirl
*GratuitousFrench
*HeterosexualLifePartners (my best friend (above [[SherlockHolmes Watson]]) and I aren't sure if we're this, SeparatedAtBirth, or [[MindScrew actually the same person from divergent universes]].)



*InformedJudaism (ethnic, not practicing.)
*KnightInSourArmor (but I'm okay with it.)
*ManicPixieDreamGirl ('''yeah.''')
*NiceHat (a collection of 18 and counting.)
*NoFourthWall (sometimes I wink at the camera. Just in case.)
*OnlySaneMan (disturbingly often, considering how much of a CloudCuckoolander ''I'' am.)

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*InformedJudaism (ethnic, not practicing.)
*KnightInSourArmor (but I'm okay with it.)
*ManicPixieDreamGirl ('''yeah.''')
*NiceHat (a collection of 18 and counting.)
*NoFourthWall (sometimes I wink at the camera. Just in case.)
*InformedJudaism
*KnightInSourArmor
*ManicPixieDreamGirl
*NiceHat
*NoFourthWall
*OnlySaneMan (disturbingly often, considering how much of a CloudCuckoolander ''I'' am.)



*ParentsAsPeople (Think if [[{{Castle}} Rick Castle]] and [[GilmoreGirls Lorelai Gilmore]] somehow ended up with joint custody.)
*ReallySevenHundredYearsOld (see above quote.)

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*ParentsAsPeople (Think if [[{{Castle}} Rick Castle]] and [[GilmoreGirls Lorelai Gilmore]] somehow ended up with joint custody.)
*ParentsAsPeople
*ReallySevenHundredYearsOld (see above quote.)



*SeriousBusiness (''American Football''. Especially the New York Giants and Michigan Wolverines. I like to joke I was more stressed for the last :35 of SuperBowl XLII than for my SATs. That's a lie, I'm not joking.)
*SesquipedalianLoquaciousness (I really do talk like this all the time.)
*ShoutOut (taken up to eleven, see page quote.)
*StepfordSmiler: (I've gotten incredibly good at hiding when I'm angry or upset. Confrontation just feels like a massive waste of time.)
*{{Spoonerism}}: (to ReflexiveResponse levels. Oh hod gelp.)
*TwinTails (to the point that I feel rather naked without TwinTails and a NiceHat. Often combined with ZettaiRyouiki.)

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*SeriousBusiness (''American Football''. Especially the New York Giants and Michigan Wolverines. I like to joke I was more stressed for the last :35 of SuperBowl XLII than for my SATs. That's a lie, I'm not joking.)
*SesquipedalianLoquaciousness (I really do talk like this all the time.)
*ShoutOut (taken up to eleven, see page quote.)
*SeriousBusiness
*SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
*ShoutOut
*StepfordSmiler: (I've gotten incredibly good at hiding when I'm angry or upset. Confrontation just feels like a massive waste of time.)
*{{Spoonerism}}: (to ReflexiveResponse levels. Oh hod gelp.)
(zig zagged)
*{{Spoonerism}}:
*TwinTails (to the point that I feel rather naked without TwinTails and a NiceHat. Often combined with ZettaiRyouiki.)



My only {{Berserk Button}}s are [[HypeBacklash Hype]]-[[HypeAversion Anything]], GuiltyPleasures, and ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike. Make your own decisions as to what to like, own your decisions, and don't judge other people for theirs. (Okay, [[HypocriticalHumor maybe judge them a little]] if they only watch TheRealHousewivesOfOrangeCounty, but mostly, don't judge people.) I do have a SingleIssueWonk-- for God's sake, people, it is not that difficult to learn the difference between "less" and "fewer".

Okay, and [[SciFiGhetto genre]] [[AnimationAgeGhetto ghettos]]. Genre is not a measure of quality, it is a categorization tool, sheesh.



An exhaustive list of everything I've ever seen and liked would be a bit ridiculous and rather indulgent, so I'll stick to the things I mostly trope about:



[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Television]]
* ''{{Alias}}''
* ''{{Angel}}''
* ''AvatarTheLastAirbender''
* ''TheBigBangTheory''
* ''BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
* ''{{Bones}}''
* ''{{Castle}}''
* ''{{Chef!}}''
* ''CovertAffairs''
* ''DoctorWho'' (new, classic, and BigFinish adventures)
* ''{{Dollhouse}}''
* ''{{Firefly}}''
* ''{{Frasier}}''
* ''{{Friends}}''
* ''GossipGirl''
* ''{{House}}''
* ''HowIMetYourMother''
* ''LieToMe''
* ''{{Leverage}}''
* ''{{Lost}}''
* ''{{Merlin}}''
* ''{{Moonlight}}''
* ''{{NCIS}}''
* ''NCISLosAngeles''
* ''{{Sharpe}}''
* ''SlingsAndArrows'' (considering I'm basically the female, college-student Geoffery Tennant...)
* ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''
* ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
* ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''
* ''StarTrekVoyager''
* ''{{Supernatural}}''
* ''{{The 4400}}''
* ''TheWestWing''
* ''WhiteCollar''
* ''{{Torchwood}}''
* ''UnitedStatesOfTara''
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* CodeGeass
* YuYuHakusho
* ShugoChara
* NabariNoOu
* FullMoonWoSagashite
* ZoidsChaoticCentury
* {{Cyborg 009}}
* PrincessTutu
* GundamWing
* SuzumiyaHaruhiNoYuutsu
* FruitsBasket
* AzumangaDaioh
* CowboyBebop
* {{Digimon}}, DigimonAdventure02, and DigimonTamers
* ImmortalRain
* LoveHina
* TheDaughterOfTwentyFaces
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Film]]
* Tons of old movies: MGM musicals, AlfredHitchcock, CaryGrant, BusterKeaton, TheThinMan series, and AkiraKurosawa films to name a few.
* ''ThePrestige''
* ''Film/StarTrek''
* ''Film/SherlockHolmes''
* ''TheLordOfTheRings''
* ''TheFifthElement''
* ''MinorityReport''
* ''CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''
* ''NationalTreasure''
* ''BrokebackMountain''
* ''IRobot''
* all {{Pixar}} films but especially ''{{Wall-E}}'' and ''FindingNemo''
* DisneyAnimatedCanon
* ''DieHard''
* ''BringingUpBaby''
* ''RearWindow''
* ''SinginInTheRain''
* ''OceansEleven''
* ''{{Inception}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Literature]]
* ''HarryPotter''
* ShannonHale
* JaneAusten
* ScottWesterfeld
** ''{{Uglies}}''
* ''FaerieWars''
* JasperFforde
* Kathy Reichs
* SherlockHolmes
** ''TheSevenPercentSolution''
* ''TheGiver''
* TamoraPierce
** TortallUniverse
* ''The21Balloons''
* GoodOmens
* ChuckKlosterman
* ''TheLookingGlassWars''
* ''MyNameIsWill''
* ''ArtemisFowl''
* ''The Last Mortal Man''
* ''Through Violet Eyes''
* TheQueensThief
* HoratioHornblower
** {{Aubrey-Maturin}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Theater]]
* {{Shakespeare}}, of course. Particularly ''{{Hamlet}}'' of the tragedies and ''TwelfthNight'' of the comedies.
* TomStoppard, particularly ''The Coast Of Utopia'', which literally changed my life (if you come across a reference to it on this wiki, it's probably me gushing again) and ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' but NOT THE MOVIE (Oldman and Roth are fabulous, but it makes no sense to have a story almost entirely about theater conventions take place in a film without a serious overhaul of the text.)
* EdwardAlbee, particularly ''The Zoo Story''
* ''CyranoDeBergerac''
* ''The Night Thoreau Spent In Jail''
* ''Speech & Debate''
* ''TwelveAngryMen''
* I really like AaronSorkin's plays, shut up.
[[/folder]]

As should be obvious by now, I'm a [[{{Understatement}} bit of a pop cultural omnivore]] who hopes to have a career in theater, most likely criticism or dramaturgy.

And of course, I've gotten hooked on several works through This Very Wiki:
* CodeGeass
* PrincessTutu
* GoodbyeChains
* ShugoChara
* GundamWing
* QuestionableContent

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5th Aug '10 9:22:03 AM starshine
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* ''[[Film/StarTrek Star Trek]]''
* ''[[Film/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes]]''

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* ''[[Film/StarTrek Star Trek]]''
''Film/StarTrek''
* ''[[Film/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes]]''''Film/SherlockHolmes''


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