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22nd Apr '14 3:09:47 AM TheGreatUnknown
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This is [[WhatAreTheContributorsRealNames Owen]]. I'm a 21-year-old American troper from Pennsylvania, and tend to be nostalgic for things long before I was even born. Can I help it that [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks they did things better back then]]? Oh, and I also have Asperger's Syndrome and am Obssessive-Compulsive, as well as suffering from ADD. [[AcceptableHardLuckTargets Please don't hold this against me.]]

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This is [[WhatAreTheContributorsRealNames Owen]]. I'm a 21-year-old 23-year-old American troper from Pennsylvania, and tend to be nostalgic for things long before I was even born. Can I help it that [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks they did things better back then]]? Oh, and I also have Asperger's Syndrome and am Obssessive-Compulsive, as well as suffering from ADD. [[AcceptableHardLuckTargets Please don't hold this against me.]]
14th Apr '12 3:06:58 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* NotAllowedToGrowUp
14th Apr '12 3:06:10 AM TheGreatUnknown
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14th Apr '12 3:00:48 AM TheGreatUnknown
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->''[[AltumVidetur Ex nihilo, nihil fit.]]''

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->''[[AltumVidetur Ex nihilo, nihil fit.]]''
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This is [[WhatAreTheContributorsRealNames Owen]]. I'm a 20-year-old American troper from Pennsylvania, and tend to be nostalgic for things long before I was even born. Can I help it that [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks they did things better back then]]? Oh, and I also have Asperger's Syndrome and am Obssessive-Compulsive, as well as suffering from ADD. [[AcceptableHardLuckTargets Please don't hold this against me.]]

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This is [[WhatAreTheContributorsRealNames Owen]]. I'm a 20-year-old 21-year-old American troper from Pennsylvania, and tend to be nostalgic for things long before I was even born. Can I help it that [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks they did things better back then]]? Oh, and I also have Asperger's Syndrome and am Obssessive-Compulsive, as well as suffering from ADD. [[AcceptableHardLuckTargets Please don't hold this against me.]]



* EvilTowerOfOminousness



* TheAntiChrist
* ThrownOutTheAirlock



* VillainousGlutton

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* VillainousGlutton



-->''[[AltumVidetur Boni principii,]] [[BookEnds bonus finis]].''
23rd Sep '10 4:19:09 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* DeathGlare



* FanficRecs/ChipAndDaleRescueRangers


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-->''[[AltumVidetur Boni principii,]] [[BookEnds bonus finis]].''
7th Sep '10 6:45:34 PM TheGreatUnknown
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This is [[WhatAreTheContributorsRealNames Owen]]. I'm an 18-year-old American troper from Pennsylvania, and tend to be nostalgic for things long before I was even born. Can I help it that [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks they did things better back then]]? Oh, and I also have Asperger's Syndrome and am Obssessive-Compulsive, as well as suffering from ADD. [[AcceptableHardLuckTargets Please don't hold this against me.]]

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This is [[WhatAreTheContributorsRealNames Owen]]. I'm an 18-year-old a 20-year-old American troper from Pennsylvania, and tend to be nostalgic for things long before I was even born. Can I help it that [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks they did things better back then]]? Oh, and I also have Asperger's Syndrome and am Obssessive-Compulsive, as well as suffering from ADD. [[AcceptableHardLuckTargets Please don't hold this against me.]]
29th Aug '10 6:08:47 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* HighFunctioningAutism
29th Aug '10 6:08:12 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* [[({{ptitlem4f37xq499gk}} Attention Deficit...ooh, Shiny!]]

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* [[({{ptitlem4f37xq499gk}} [[{{ptitlem4f37xq499gk}} Attention Deficit...ooh, Shiny!]]
29th Aug '10 6:05:48 PM TheGreatUnknown
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[[HypocriticalHumor Describe The Great Unknown here.]] [[color:white:FNORD]]

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[[HypocriticalHumor Describe The Great Unknown here.]] [[color:white:FNORD]]
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29th Aug '10 6:05:42 PM TheGreatUnknown
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-->''It's better to be barefoot than without books.''
-->-'''Icelandic proverb'''



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->''[[AltumVidetur Ex nihilo, nihil fit.]]''



I also like to include {{justifying edit}}s, and correct grammar and code (in fact, if this were TheOtherWiki, I'd be what you call a Wikignome--oops, they deleted it as not noteworthy.

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I also like to include {{justifying edit}}s, make sure everything is grammatical, coded and correct grammar and code (in fact, if this were TheOtherWiki, I'd be what you call a Wikignome--oops, they deleted it as not noteworthy.
working properly wherever I go.



A huge fan of {{Anime}}, WesternAnimation, {{Literature}} and many films (okay, ''everything''), these tropes apply to me and my life:
* AdultChild (Me, but also my father and one of my uncles in particular.)
* AllForNothing (In my last year of elementary school, the school district put together a lot of money to build a beautiful, relaxing flower garden for students to sit in and admire, and to preserve butterflies. I spent months with my mother raising a butterfly just for this purpose--and mind you, this was our third attempt, as the other two butterflies had apparently been subject to pesticides and never emerged from the chrysalis. However, this one ''did'' survive, and I had the honor of releasing it in a special ceremony into the garden, where it looked wonderful. Two years later, I learned that the school had the garden removed to make room for new classrooms as the population of the township expanded.)
** On the bright side, though, I ''did'' get to see that butterfly (Chris-3) again; it must have been, as it willingly [[AllAnimalsAreDogs flew up next to the window of the car and flapped at us for a good minute or so, perhaps recognizing my mother and I]]. I swear to God.
* AntiquatedLinguistics (Whenever I desire to sound as though I fit into the era into which I sometimes wish I had been born. Do not deride this; it is what allowed me to reach the upper echelon of a national vocabulary competition and receive a free trip to that ever-spinning playground, HollywoodCalifornia.)
** On a related note, I endeavour to keep my discourse civil at all times. If, by any chance, you hear me uttering untoward words in public, it's a safe bed indeed that something very bad [[FreakOut is happening]] [[HeroicBSOD to me]].
* BadassBookworm (Oh, yeah. I can't actually ''fight'', but my DeathGlare is usually enough to make people back off.)
* BerserkButton (''Capitalism is a good thing!'')
* BigScrewedUpFamily
* [[GirlNextDoor Boy Next Door]] (Because of this, nobody wants to date me...I actually ''tried'' offering a date to [[MyNaymeIs Sherri]], but apparently she "wouldn't feel right dating someone she knew so well". * Sigh.* I guess AllGirlsWantBadBoys. And I'm a good guy.)
* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: My Asperger's. It kind of sucks to not have any social skills, but then I don't much like people in general and I am much smarter because of it.
* BrilliantButLazy (You have ''no idea'' how many times people have called me this. It is, as it happens, true.)
* TheChewToy (Granted, my laziness doesn't help, but the universe really does seem to hate me.)
* CommonEyeColors (Mine were [[color:blue:blue]] when I was a child, but now they're [[color:gray:gray]]. Appropriate, I think.)
* [[CosplayOtakuGirl Cosplay Otaku Guy]]
* CreepyChild (My eleven-year-old or so cousin Jenny.)
->'''Jenny''': [''playing with Jenga blocks''] Here's this guy, and see, here's the crocodiles, [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant and they're eating him]]!
* TheDaria
* DataVampires (I've found a way to thwart them: simply copy before hitting "Send".)
* DeadGuyJunior (Middle name: Charles. Father's middle name: Charles. Uncle's middle name: Charles. Grandfather's middle name: Charles.)
* LittleMissSnarker
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeepImmersionGaming (I get it into gaming. A ''lot''. So much so that, yes, I cosplay, and I'm into Live-Action Roleplaying [LARP].)
* DieForOurShip (Keep your [[EasyAmnesia amnesia]], [[TheLegendOfZelda Ilia]]!)
* DisappearedDad ([[TearJerker He died when I was 10...]])
* DreadfulMusician (I act. But I don't sing.)
* DysfunctionJunction (My family is weird, weird, ''weird''.)
* [[EvilUncle Evil Aunt]] (Having been a SpoiledBrat growing up, one of my aunts now is bitter about living in a rundown house in an overgrown lot, so she's trying to steal the rest of the family's property, including [[MoralEventHorizon convincing my (recently late) and senile great-grandmother to sign over the property to her so she can use it as housing for her richer daughter instead of a nicer house for my poor (also late) Grandma as was planned]].)
* EvilLaugh (Uwehehehehe...)
* FiveManBand + {{Nakama}} + FiveTokenBand (From my days at daycare. I'm still friends with three of them.)
-->'''TheHero''': [[{{Pollyanna}} Nathan]]
-->'''TheLancer''': [[MetaGuy Mike]]
-->'''TheSmartGuy''': [[TheShortGuyWithGlasses Owen (Me)]]
-->'''TheBigGuy''': [[GentleGiant Brandon]]
-->'''TheChick''': [[GranolaGirl Jennifer]]
-->'''SixthColumn''': [[FreakOut David]]
* {{Emulation}} and {{FanTranslation}}s (God bless them, I use them.)
* FanNickname (To my friends I'm "The Human Dictionary".)
* FanPreferredCouple (I have my own, thanks, for almost anything I watch.)
* FurryFandom (I'm ''damned'' proud of it, too!)
* {{Geek}} (Anyone who knows that Gothmog was slain by Ecthelion in Gondolin is definitely one.)
* GeekyGlasses (Since I started wearing them when I was five, I was only briefly concerned, and now I can't imagine being without them as they're part of my "look".)
* GenreSavvy ("Yeah, I see where this is going.")
* GrammarNazi (''Bin ich über Grammatik überempfindlich? Ja, sehr viel so!'')
* HardWorkHardlyWorks (In a real definition of {{Irony}}, I spent months and months training for the Regional Spelling Bee, and made hundreds of flashcards--but the word that allowed me to win (yes!) was the one I noticed because I ''hadn't'' made a flash card of it. ("Eutaxy".)
* HurricaneOfPuns
* HollywoodNerd (A surprising number of people--[[EvenTheGuysWantHim of both sexes]]--have commented on how good I look, despite the acne, the ears and my love for fiction. As it happens, I'm kind of a loner when it comes to interpersonal relationships, though not entirely.)
* (Somewhat) InsufferableGenius
* ItRunsInTheFamily (Geekiness)
* ItsALongStory (So, on Halloween I go out dressed as the Red Death to hand out candy to passerby...and three hours later I'm breathing in cigarette smoke and my feet are stuck to the floor as some drunk girl asks me if my name is "Kanye".)
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold (I sometimes can do caring and thoughtful things with no thought for reward; my father was deeply touched when I showed him a certain crystal egg that I'd bought as a souvenir, and obviously loved--then, remembering that it was his birthday, I told him, "Oh, you need a present! Here you go!")
* JustOneMoreLevel ([[http://freerice.com/ This]]. Oh, man, how many grains did I donate on that? On the bright side, it was extremely useful in studying for the Vocabulary Championship.
* JustifiedCriminal (I don't think it's fair that one of my other uncles went to prison simply for lending a large amount of money to a friend. He's clean-cut, has kids and a nice home, pays taxes and is a jovial person; there's no way he'd be doing anything criminal with it.)
* LargeHam (When I want to, I can be this; otherwise, I'm told that my acting is surprisingly good, perhaps from my [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian deep desire to be someone else]]. Actually, I just like putting on a mask, literally or figuratively.)
* LawfulNeutral (My natural inclination.)
* {{Leitmotif}} (I won't tell you which one, but a certain song from ''SesameStreet'', back when it was good. Hint: [[NoodleImplements it involved red-eyed tree frogs]].)
* LickedByTheDog (Dogs like me, a ''lot'', but I'm a cat person! For some reason, though, small children not related to me tend to be afraid. Why? I have no idea, since I actually like kids...my mother suggests it's because I'm TheAntichrist. Yeah, what would that make you, ''Mom''?)
* LikeFatherLikeSon (Yes, I'm a lot like my father. I'm proud of it, too, as he was a genuinely good man.)
* LooksLikeCesare (If my hair were black, I kind of would.)
* MagicFeather (I used to have a stuffed octopus to protect me from scary things...unfortunately, he got stolen in a [=McDonald's=], but I've since bought multiple ones to make up for it. The one is especially meaningful for me, since it comes from my last vacation with both my parents, which was probably the happiest moment in my life.)
* MeaningfulName (My parents' surnames mean "Law" and "Judge", so it's only natural they'd wind up together.)
** Also, I admit to abusing it with RP and story characters. Nearly every char I create has a name that's an [[ViewersAreGeniuses elaborate]] ShoutOut to something.
* MeddlingParents / {{Tsundere}} (My mother.)
* MoodWhiplash (I can go from sobbing to laughing hysterically in five minutes.)
* MSTing (I do this sometimes with the others in the dorm--"Short Circuit" was a particularly good one. And sometimes the jokes just right themselves.)
-->'''Stephanie''': (''while dancing with Johnny 5 the robot'') I...I hope you know what you're doing!
-->'''Johnny 5''': (''seductively'') Oh, Johnny know...
-->''(Cut to the next morning.)''
* TheNapoleon (Height: 5'3". Ego: much taller.)
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye (As you can probably tell, I miss my father a lot. Last words?)
-->'''Troper (age 10)''': Time to go home?
-->'''Dad''': Yeah.
* NightmareFetishist (I enjoy being scared.)
* NotSoAboveItAll
* OminousLatinChanting: (Not Latin, but I speak German while nobody else here does, and I'm usually able to sound ominous in it. Also Spanish if done correctly.)
* PeerPressureMakesYouEvil: (Averted--a one-time friend from yet another daycare wanted me to huff aerosol cans with him, but I refused. Just as well, considering that he didn't know how to do it properly, as it turned out, and that would probably have killed me.)
* [[MamaBear Papa Bear]]: You do not even ''consider'' doing anything bad to children around me. I love kids, and will protect them vehemently.
* {{Pirates}}: My father was a sometime sailor, and he really bought into the image. He'd have me believe he was one. Incidentally, he'd also have me believe he signed the Declaration of Independence (complete with calligraphy to prove it!) and in Santa Claus.
* PlayfulHacker (No, I didn't hack this wiki. But I did figure out the password to a daycare computer when I was seven years old. It was 'youth'; the sign was right there. It's been getting gradually bigger ever since.)
* RealAfterAll (Something like that. I was wise--or maybe [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynical]]--enough to realize at age five that maybe SantaClaus was "just the good feeling in everyone's heart around Christmas". This saddened my father, who didn't want to see me grow up so soon, and from downstairs on Christmas Day he jingled some bells just as I was looking out the window, to see a plane off in the distance. I believed seriously for another five years or so, and now I firmly believe in it just because the idea of SantaClaus is such a beautiful one.)
* RedHeadedHero (Guess who.)
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl (When I was a kid; less now, thankfully. I remember once when I was waking up from a [[NightmareDreams nightmare about being eaten by dogs]] and not screaming--until I reached out and touched my teddy bear.)
* ShorterMeansSmarter
* {{Squee}} (Whenever I see something to back up my favorite EpilepticTrees or fanart of a FanPreferredCouple.)
* {{Squick}} (A ''lot'' of things are this for me, but in a RealLife example, at 16 I was hit on by a FlamboyantGay waiter in F.A.O. Schwarz. I'm not homophobic, but just the way he said it, and my age...)
* SteamPunk (I enjoy dressing this way.)
* TakingTheHeat (I got pressured into confessing to mocking the kid I was tutoring in elemntary school, which I ''did not do''; it must have been some other redhead. Not that I'm ''bitter'', or anything.)
* TeamDad (Mom.)
* TeamMom (Dad.)
* TricksterArchetype (My dad, completely.)
* ToyShip (Here's hoping she's not reading this, but I've known Jennifer since preschool, and I always liked her a lot...)
* VictorianLondon (I like to think of myself as a bastion of this type of morality. In public. But then again, that's pretty much [[TruthInTelevision true of the real Victorians, too]].)
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife (It has. I'm okay with it.)
* VerbalTic (Many, due in part to [=OCD=].)
* XanatosGambit (They work! Especially if you're good at lying like I've had to become...)
* {{Wangst}} (Yeah...but fortunately, I don't usually share it online. I just have quiet existential meltdowns occasionally. [[IGotBetter I get better.]])
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes (I've been told that it's a real condition, but I don't know the name of it: I have a very difficult time staying in a place where there is something really high above me to look at, because it makes me feel terrified that either it's going to fall on me, or I'm going to fall over and crack my head open. This makes it difficult for me to engage in my hobby of appreciating architecture, such as the Statue of Liberty and a nice cathedral I went to on vacation in [[CanadaEh Quebec]]. Also, large dogs--I'm ''terrified'' of large dogs, considering how small and frail I was in childhood and remain to this day. If it's bigger than a beagle, I don't want it around me.)
* WildTeenParty (Hey, someone's got to be sober [[TakingTheHeat in case Campus Security shows up]]. Not that it matters much when the RA himself is drunk...)
* WillNotTellALie (Very much so when I was younger. At four years old, I couldn't read, and noticing that the fridge seemed to be set at a different temperature than usual, I thought I'd help by turning it up. Unfortunately, that turned it to "Defrost", but when I confessed at once I wasn't punished, and my parents even found it funny.)
-->'''Dad''': You know, honey, with all the food out of the fridge, it might be a good time to defrost.
-->'''Mom''': Shut up, dear.

Some of my favorites:
* StarWars (Original Trilogy and ExpandedUniverse)
* JRRTolkien (''Anything'' by the Great Master of Fantasy, but particularly ''TheHobbit''. Why? Because it's the first story my father ever read to me when I was just a little child.)
* StudioGhibli (All of it, but particularly ''SpiritedAway'', ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and ''Princess Mononoke''.)
* AliceInWonderland
* DungeonsAndDragons (But ''[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks not]]'' [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks 4e]].)
* ''TheSecretOfNIMH'' and ''AnAmericanTail'' (Brilliant films, and in large part how I first realized I was a furry.)
* {{Earthbound}} (Also ''EarthboundZero'' and ''{{Mother 3}}''.)
* TheLegendOfZelda
* MST3K
* OrderOfTheStick
* DragonQuest
* {{Fable}}
* FinalFantasy
* ChronoTrigger
* SuperMarioBros and PaperMario
* TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy
* TheRockyHorrorPictureShow

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A huge fan of {{Anime}}, WesternAnimation, {{Literature}} and many films (okay, ''everything''), these tropes apply to me and my life:
* AdultChild (Me, but also my father and one of my uncles in particular.)
* AllForNothing (In my last year of elementary school, the school district put together a lot of money to build a beautiful, relaxing flower garden for students to sit in and admire, and to preserve butterflies.
I spent months with my mother raising a butterfly just for this purpose--and mind you, this was our third attempt, as the other two butterflies had apparently been subject to pesticides and never emerged from the chrysalis. However, this one ''did'' survive, and I had the honor of releasing it in a special ceremony into the garden, where it looked wonderful. Two years later, I learned that the school had the garden removed to make room for new classrooms as the population of the township expanded.)
** On the bright side, though, I ''did'' get to see that butterfly (Chris-3) again; it must have been, as it willingly [[AllAnimalsAreDogs flew up next to the window of the car and flapped at us for a good minute or so, perhaps recognizing my mother and I]]. I swear to God.
* AntiquatedLinguistics (Whenever I desire to sound as though I fit into the era into which I sometimes wish I had been born. Do not deride this; it is what allowed me to reach the upper echelon of a national vocabulary competition and receive a free trip to that ever-spinning playground, HollywoodCalifornia.)
** On a related note, I endeavour to keep my discourse civil at all times. If, by any chance, you hear me uttering untoward words in public, it's a safe bed indeed that something very bad [[FreakOut is happening]] [[HeroicBSOD to me]].
* BadassBookworm (Oh, yeah. I can't actually ''fight'', but my DeathGlare is usually enough to make people back off.)
* BerserkButton (''Capitalism is a good thing!'')
* BigScrewedUpFamily
* [[GirlNextDoor Boy Next Door]] (Because of this, nobody wants to date me...I actually ''tried'' offering a date to [[MyNaymeIs Sherri]], but apparently she "wouldn't feel right dating someone she knew so well". * Sigh.* I guess AllGirlsWantBadBoys. And I'm a good guy.)
* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: My Asperger's. It kind of sucks to not have any social skills, but then I don't much like people in general and I am much smarter because of it.
* BrilliantButLazy (You have ''no idea'' how many times people have called me this. It is, as it happens, true.)
* TheChewToy (Granted, my laziness doesn't help, but the universe really does seem to hate me.)
* CommonEyeColors (Mine were [[color:blue:blue]] when I was a child, but now they're [[color:gray:gray]]. Appropriate, I think.)
* [[CosplayOtakuGirl Cosplay Otaku Guy]]
* CreepyChild (My eleven-year-old or so cousin Jenny.)
->'''Jenny''': [''playing with Jenga blocks''] Here's this guy, and see, here's the crocodiles, [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant and they're eating him]]!
* TheDaria
* DataVampires (I've found a way to thwart them: simply copy before hitting "Send".)
* DeadGuyJunior (Middle name: Charles. Father's middle name: Charles. Uncle's middle name: Charles. Grandfather's middle name: Charles.)
* LittleMissSnarker
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeepImmersionGaming (I get it into gaming. A ''lot''. So much so that, yes, I cosplay, and I'm into Live-Action Roleplaying [LARP].)
* DieForOurShip (Keep your [[EasyAmnesia amnesia]], [[TheLegendOfZelda Ilia]]!)
* DisappearedDad ([[TearJerker He died when I was 10...]])
* DreadfulMusician (I act. But I don't sing.)
* DysfunctionJunction (My family is weird, weird, ''weird''.)
* [[EvilUncle Evil Aunt]] (Having been a SpoiledBrat growing up, one of my aunts now is bitter about living in a rundown house in an overgrown lot, so she's trying to steal the rest of the family's property, including [[MoralEventHorizon convincing my (recently late) and senile great-grandmother to sign over the property to her so she can use it as housing for her richer daughter instead of a nicer house for my poor (also late) Grandma as was planned]].)
* EvilLaugh (Uwehehehehe...)
* FiveManBand + {{Nakama}} + FiveTokenBand (From my days at daycare. I'm still friends with three of them.)
-->'''TheHero''': [[{{Pollyanna}} Nathan]]
-->'''TheLancer''': [[MetaGuy Mike]]
-->'''TheSmartGuy''': [[TheShortGuyWithGlasses Owen (Me)]]
-->'''TheBigGuy''': [[GentleGiant Brandon]]
-->'''TheChick''': [[GranolaGirl Jennifer]]
-->'''SixthColumn''': [[FreakOut David]]
* {{Emulation}} and {{FanTranslation}}s (God bless them, I use them.)
* FanNickname (To my friends I'm "The Human Dictionary".)
* FanPreferredCouple (I have my own, thanks, for almost anything I watch.)
* FurryFandom (I'm ''damned'' proud of it, too!)
* {{Geek}} (Anyone who knows that Gothmog was slain by Ecthelion in Gondolin is definitely one.)
* GeekyGlasses (Since I started wearing them when I was five, I was only briefly concerned, and now I can't imagine being without them as they're part of my "look".)
* GenreSavvy ("Yeah, I see where this is going.")
* GrammarNazi (''Bin ich über Grammatik überempfindlich? Ja, sehr viel so!'')
* HardWorkHardlyWorks (In a real definition of {{Irony}}, I spent months and months training for the Regional Spelling Bee, and made hundreds of flashcards--but the word that allowed me to win (yes!) was the one I noticed because I ''hadn't'' made a flash card of it. ("Eutaxy".)
* HurricaneOfPuns
* HollywoodNerd (A surprising number of people--[[EvenTheGuysWantHim of both sexes]]--have commented on how good I look, despite the acne, the ears and my love for fiction. As it happens, I'm kind of a loner when it comes to interpersonal relationships, though not entirely.)
* (Somewhat) InsufferableGenius
* ItRunsInTheFamily (Geekiness)
* ItsALongStory (So, on Halloween I go out dressed as the Red Death to hand out candy to passerby...and three hours later I'm breathing in cigarette smoke and my feet are stuck to the floor as some drunk girl asks me if my name is "Kanye".)
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold (I sometimes can do caring and thoughtful things with no thought for reward; my father was deeply touched when I showed him a certain crystal egg that I'd bought as a souvenir, and obviously loved--then, remembering that it was his birthday, I told him, "Oh, you need a present! Here you go!")
* JustOneMoreLevel ([[http://freerice.com/ This]]. Oh, man, how many grains did I donate on that? On the bright side, it was extremely useful in studying for the Vocabulary Championship.
* JustifiedCriminal (I don't think it's fair that one of my other uncles went to prison simply for lending a large amount of money to a friend. He's clean-cut, has kids and a nice home, pays taxes and is a jovial person; there's no way he'd be doing anything criminal with it.)
* LargeHam (When I want to, I can be this; otherwise, I'm told that my acting is surprisingly good, perhaps from my [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian deep desire to be someone else]]. Actually, I just like putting on a mask, literally or figuratively.)
* LawfulNeutral (My natural inclination.)
* {{Leitmotif}} (I won't tell you which one, but a certain song from ''SesameStreet'', back when it was good. Hint: [[NoodleImplements it involved red-eyed tree frogs]].)
* LickedByTheDog (Dogs like me, a ''lot'', but I'm a cat person! For some reason, though, small children not related to me tend to be afraid. Why? I have no idea, since I actually like kids...my mother suggests it's because I'm TheAntichrist. Yeah, what would that make you, ''Mom''?)
* LikeFatherLikeSon (Yes, I'm a lot like my father. I'm proud of it, too, as he was a genuinely good man.)
* LooksLikeCesare (If my hair were black, I kind of would.)
* MagicFeather (I
used to have a stuffed octopus to protect huge list of tropes concerning me from scary things...unfortunately, he got stolen in a [=McDonald's=], personally, but I've since bought multiple ones to make up for it. The one is especially meaningful for me, since it comes from my last vacation with both my parents, which was probably the happiest moment in my life.)
* MeaningfulName (My parents' surnames mean "Law" and "Judge",
thought that wouldn't be quite so it's only natural they'd wind up together.)
** Also, I admit to abusing it with RP and story characters. Nearly every char I create has a name that's an [[ViewersAreGeniuses elaborate]] ShoutOut to something.
* MeddlingParents / {{Tsundere}} (My mother.)
* MoodWhiplash (I can go from sobbing to laughing hysterically in five minutes.)
* MSTing (I do this sometimes with the others in the dorm--"Short Circuit" was a particularly
good one. And sometimes to share. Here's some of the jokes just right themselves.)
-->'''Stephanie''': (''while dancing with Johnny 5 the robot'') I...I hope
things you most need to know what you're doing!
-->'''Johnny 5''': (''seductively'') Oh, Johnny know...
-->''(Cut to the next morning.)''
* TheNapoleon (Height: 5'3". Ego: much taller.)
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye (As you can probably tell, I miss my father a lot. Last words?)
-->'''Troper (age 10)''': Time to go home?
-->'''Dad''': Yeah.
* NightmareFetishist (I enjoy being scared.)
* NotSoAboveItAll
* OminousLatinChanting: (Not Latin, but I speak German while nobody else here does, and I'm usually able to sound ominous in it. Also Spanish if done correctly.)
* PeerPressureMakesYouEvil: (Averted--a one-time friend from yet another daycare wanted me to huff aerosol cans with him, but I refused. Just as well, considering that he didn't know how to do it properly, as it turned out, and that would probably have killed me.)
* [[MamaBear Papa Bear]]: You do not even ''consider'' doing anything bad to children around me. I love kids, and will protect them vehemently.
* {{Pirates}}: My father was a sometime sailor, and he really bought into the image. He'd have me believe he was one. Incidentally, he'd also have me believe he signed the Declaration of Independence (complete with calligraphy to prove it!) and in Santa Claus.
* PlayfulHacker (No, I didn't hack this wiki. But I did figure out the password to a daycare computer when I was seven years old. It was 'youth'; the sign was right there. It's been getting gradually bigger ever since.)
* RealAfterAll (Something like that. I was wise--or maybe [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynical]]--enough to realize at age five that maybe SantaClaus was "just the good feeling in everyone's heart around Christmas". This saddened my father, who didn't want to see me grow up so soon, and from downstairs on Christmas Day he jingled some bells just as I was looking out the window, to see a plane off in the distance. I believed seriously for another five years or so, and now I firmly believe in it just because the idea of SantaClaus is such a beautiful one.)
* RedHeadedHero (Guess who.)
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl (When I was a kid; less now, thankfully. I remember once when I was waking up from a [[NightmareDreams nightmare
about being eaten by dogs]] and not screaming--until I reached out and touched my teddy bear.)
me:
* ShorterMeansSmarter
AdultChild
* {{Squee}} (Whenever I see something to back up [[({{ptitlem4f37xq499gk}} Attention Deficit...ooh, Shiny!]]
* {{Geek}} / {{Nerd}}
* HighFunctioningAutism
* {{Otaku}}
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses
* TheSnarkKnight

Some of
my favorite EpilepticTrees or fanart of a FanPreferredCouple.)
* {{Squick}} (A ''lot'' of things are this for me, but in a RealLife example, at 16 I was hit on by a FlamboyantGay waiter in F.A.O. Schwarz. I'm not homophobic, but just
authors:
* JRRTolkien
* CharlesDickens
* RayBradbury
* DouglasAdams
* HPLovecraft
* [[JKRowling J. K. Rowling]]

It would take far too long to list
the way he said it, and my age...)
* SteamPunk (I enjoy dressing this way.)
* TakingTheHeat (I got pressured into confessing to mocking the kid I was tutoring in elemntary school, which I ''did not do''; it must have been some other redhead. Not that I'm ''bitter'', or anything.)
* TeamDad (Mom.)
* TeamMom (Dad.)
* TricksterArchetype (My dad, completely.)
* ToyShip (Here's hoping she's not reading this, but
pages I've known Jennifer since preschool, and I always liked her a lot...)
* VictorianLondon (I like to think of myself as a bastion of this type of morality. In public. But then again, that's pretty much [[TruthInTelevision true of
contributed to--though you can check the real Victorians, too]].)
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife (It has. I'm okay with it.)
* VerbalTic (Many, due in part to [=OCD=].)
* XanatosGambit (They work! Especially if you're good at lying like
bar above-- but so far I've had to become...)
* {{Wangst}} (Yeah...but fortunately, I don't usually share it online. I just have quiet existential meltdowns occasionally. [[IGotBetter I get better.]])
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes (I've been told that it's a real condition, but I don't know the name of it: I have a very difficult time staying in a place where there is something really high above me to look at, because it makes me feel terrified that either it's going to fall on me, or I'm going to fall over
written and crack my head open. This makes it difficult for me to engage in my hobby of appreciating architecture, such as the Statue of Liberty and a nice cathedral I went to on vacation in [[CanadaEh Quebec]]. Also, large dogs--I'm ''terrified'' of large dogs, considering how small and frail I was in childhood and remain to this day. If it's bigger than a beagle, I don't want it around me.)
* WildTeenParty (Hey, someone's got to be sober [[TakingTheHeat in case Campus Security shows up]]. Not that it matters much when the RA himself is drunk...)
* WillNotTellALie (Very much so when I was younger. At four years old, I couldn't read, and noticing that the fridge seemed to be set at a different temperature than usual, I thought I'd help by turning it up. Unfortunately, that turned it to "Defrost", but when I confessed at once I wasn't punished, and my parents even found it funny.)
-->'''Dad''': You know, honey, with all the food out of the fridge, it might be a good time to defrost.
-->'''Mom''': Shut up, dear.

Some of my favorites:
* StarWars (Original Trilogy and ExpandedUniverse)
* JRRTolkien (''Anything'' by the Great Master of Fantasy, but particularly ''TheHobbit''. Why? Because it's the first story my father ever read to me when I was just a little child.)
* StudioGhibli (All of it, but particularly ''SpiritedAway'', ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and ''Princess Mononoke''.)
* AliceInWonderland
* DungeonsAndDragons (But ''[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks not]]'' [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks 4e]].)
* ''TheSecretOfNIMH'' and ''AnAmericanTail'' (Brilliant films, and in large part how I first realized I was a furry.)
* {{Earthbound}} (Also ''EarthboundZero'' and ''{{Mother 3}}''.)
* TheLegendOfZelda
* MST3K
* OrderOfTheStick
* DragonQuest
* {{Fable}}
* FinalFantasy
* ChronoTrigger
* SuperMarioBros and PaperMario
* TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy
* TheRockyHorrorPictureShow
started:



* ''Muse'' Magazine.
* TheyMightBeGiants
* LooneyToons
* WatershipDown

to:

* ''Muse'' Magazine.
{{Fahrenheit451}}
* TheyMightBeGiants
* LooneyToons
* WatershipDown
SunsetBoulevard



* MontyPython
* CatsDontDance
* FilmNoir
* ''[[{{Amelie}} Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain]]''
* OneHundredYearsOfSolitude
* TheShadow (Because my father was a ''huge'' fan, collecting all the stories and the radio series as well as the movies. Also, it appeals to [[VigilanteMan my sense of justice]], though due to my [[KnightTemplar usually strict moral code]], I doubt I could bring myself to do that.)
* Anything I grew up watching: the old version of ''SesameStreet'', ''ChipAndDaleRescueRangers'', ''TomAndJerry'', ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' (Hell yes!), ''DuckTales'' ([[EarWorm WOOHOO!]]), heck, [[NarmCharm even]] the [[SoBadItsGood godawful]] ''CaptainPlanet''.

Some of my favorite authors:
* JRRTolkien
* CharlesDickens
* RayBradbury
* DouglasAdams
* HPLovecraft
* [[JKRowling J. K. Rowling]]

It would take far too long to list the pages I've contributed to--though you can check the bar above-- but so far I've written and started:
* APrairieHomeCompanion
* {{Fahrenheit451}}
* SunsetBoulevard
* TheWindInTheWillows
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