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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: [[AuthorAvatar Edrobot]], [[CloudCuckoolander Gamzee Makara]], [[{{Hipster}} Dave Strider]], [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Jake English]], [[GrumpyBear Karkat Vantas]], [[CatGirl Nepeta Leijon]], [[UnexpectedCharacter Pinkie]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pie]]. Not pictured: [[HarmlessVillain Caliborn]], [[WallOfText Kankri]], [[BigBad Caius Ballad]], {{Phelous}}, [[HarmlessVillain Lord English]], [[spoiler: [[BiggerBad Tara Gilesbie]]]], [[spoiler: Darksied]].]]
->''HOW CAN YOU THINK OF THAT MISRIBLE PILE OF LAMINATED THINKPAN EXCREMENT AS ANYTHING BUT AN ABOMINATION OF THE WRITTEN WORD?''\\
--Karkat Vantas

[[CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase Jake English's]] [[LongTitle Mysterious Theater of Scientific Romance From the Year 3000]] is an {{MST}} series written by {{Tropers/Edrobot}}, centering around characters from {{Homestuck}} riffing [[SoBadItsGood really bad fanfiction]]. The twist is that Jake, canonically liking absolutely all movies, here likes absolutely all fanfics, and takes most of them a bit too seriously. HilarityEnsues.

You can find a list of links to the episodes [[http://mspaforums.com/showthread.php?49049-FANFICTION-Jake-English-s-Mysterious-Theater-of-Scientific-Romance-From-the-Year-3k&p=6547927#post6547927 here]]. Additional episodes are periodically published on edrobot's blog, which you can find [[http://edrobot.blogspot.com/ here]].

Works riffed so far include:
* ThirtyHs [[http://edrobot.blogspot.com/2012/07/jake-englishs-mysterious-theater-of_21.html (Complete)]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5386092 Burston's Sorrow]] [[http://edrobot.blogspot.com/2012/08/jake-englishs-mysterious-theater-of_8.html (Complete)]]
* FanFic/HomestuckHigh [[http://edrobot.blogspot.com/2012/07/jake-englishs-mysterious-theater-of.html (Complete)]]
* FanFic/HinataEndsWithTheSoulCalibur [[http://edrobot.blogspot.com/2012/08/jake-englishs-mysterious-theater-of_29.html (Complete)]]
* FanFic/DaveStdiderPokemonTraner [[http://edrobot.blogspot.com/2012/09/jake-englishs-mysterious-theater-of_24.html (In Progress)]]
* FanFic/LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami [[http://edrobot.blogspot.com/2012/10/jake-englishs-mysterious-theater-of_26.html (In Progress)]]
* {{Webcomic/Sonichu}} [[http://edrobot.blogspot.com/2012/11/jake-englishs-mysterious-theater-of_22.html (In Progress)]]
* FanFic/HellstormEvangelion [[http://edrobot.blogspot.com/2012/12/jake-englishs-mysterious-theater-of_25.html (In Progress)]]
* FanFic/HartShapedLove [[http://edrobot.blogspot.com/2012/11/jake-englishs-mysterious-theater-of.html (Complete)]]
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!!Tropes featured in this series include:
* AuthorAvatar: Edrobot
* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 3 is this for the other Homestuck characters.
* AdaptationalWimp: Lord English, who is reduced to being a HarmlessVillain for comedic purposes.
* AprilFoolsDay: Caliborn and [[OriginalCharacter Lux Lexor]] review a chapter of DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns, an actually GOOD fanfic.
* ArcVillain: Caius Ballad, The Prophet Gilesbie, and Monarch end up being this in seasons 2, 3 and 4.
* BrickJoke: In one chapter, [[ItMakesSenseInContext wolf says that Big Daddy will keep stomping on Troll Phelous D1's spine untill october]]. Come October, Big Daddy finishes his attack, and Troll Phelous D1 escapes.
* BreakoutCharacter: Electra Pendragon went on to become a major character in Edrobot's other fic, Fanfic/JusticeSocietyOfJapan.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Valerie from Pokemon X appears in a CutawayGag for no other reason than the fact that the author finds her kind of creepy.
** Subverted when[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Andrew Ryan and Zachary Comstock suddenly appear in front of rose and company to belt out an expository rap duet.]] It's actually a brick joke from season 3.
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase
* CompassionateCritic / Caustic Critic: Characters can be found all across the spectrum. But among the regular reviewers...
** Dave, Karkat, Lant, Electra and Pinkie Pie are all Caustic Critics of one breed or another, though Pinkie cares more about cracking jokes than making fun of the work.
** Alfred leans more twoards being a Compassionate Critic, but Karkat, Lant, and even Jake dip into this when they try to explain why a work is so bad.
* CreatorsPet: Parodied with Electra and Opal.
* TheComicallySerious: Caius Ballad.
* ConsultingMisterPuppet: [[AuthorAvatar Edrobot]] [[SelfDeprecation resorts to this at one point]] with a [[FinalFantasy Tonberry]] plush.
* CutawayGag: Used a few times, most notably in a cutaway gag that lead to a cutaway gag in a cutaway gag.
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler: Parodied in the season 4 finale. After freeing Zeus from Granny Goodness, Zeus immediately solves all the plot threads without any sort of explanation.]]
* TheDevilIsALoser
* EveryoneHasStandards: Jake doesn't like {{Webcomic/Sonichu}}.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Jake
** TheLancer: Dave
** TheSmartGuy: Karkat
** TheBigGuy: Caius
** TheChick: Pinkie Pie.
* ParodySue: Electra Pendragon, a deluded girl who thinks she's the daughter of [[FateStayNight Saber and Gilgamesh]].
** EnsembleDarkhorse: According to [[http://mspaforums.com/showthread.php?p=6928877#post6928877 this poll]] at least.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: What happens to Karkat when he reads Pinkie Pie's "{{Fanfic/Cupcakes}} II".]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Caius Ballad by the end of Season 3.]]
* HarmlessVillain: Every villain except Caius Ballad, the Prophet Gilesbie, Jade Edwards and Kotomine Kirei.
** Special mention goes to Orgy XIII, who's ranks include [[{{Phelous}} Troll Phelous D1]], [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Douchy McNitpick]], and [[FanFic/IfIWasYourNazi Nazi Roxas]], a Big Daddy, the and a grossly out of character version of [[StarFox Wolf O'Donell]], none of whom have ever managed to cause anyone any kind of lasting harm whatsoever.
** Double Subverted with [[ZettaiHeroProject Darkdeath Evilman]]. He ''does'' manage to cause problems for people [[OffscreenVillainy (ofscreen)]], but ends up being defeated in a hilariously anticlimactic way.
** Also subverted with (The Webcomic/DinosaurComics version of TheDevil), who kills [[spoiler:Troll Phelous]].
* IntoxicationEnsues: What happens to Caliborn after getting into Gamzee's sopor stash.
* KidFromTheFuture: Electra may or may not be this.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Caliborn]].
* LampshadedTheObscureReference: In one episode Karkat and company go to [[{{Foundation}} Trantor]]... and then realize that nobody can actually think of any good jokes about the Foundation series.
** Later, they end up witnessing a confrontation between "some obscure DoomPatrol villains".
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler: Lant failed to save Alternia from the Vast Glub, and he failed to save the SBURB session he was inexplicably thrown into. Alfred, meanwhile, accidently sabotaged his own session by abusing the laws of time travel until one of his doomed selves went god tier and became an OmnicidalManiac.]]
* GoodIsNotNice: [[spoiler: Caius Ballad]] post HeelFaceTurn.
* NamesTheSame: The OriginalCharacter Jade Edwards and the canon character Jade Harley.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Minor character Lux Lexor once stole [[MemeticMutation FOURTY CAKES]] [[spoiler:OF WEAPONS GRADE PLUTONIUM.]]
** [[MemeticMutation And that's terrible.]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[CallOfDuty Call of]] [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies Zombie]] [[{{Homestuck}} Troll]] {{Phelous}} [[EvilTwin D1]] [[OneWingedAngel Alter]].
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Karkat gives a very straigforward and logical explanation as to why he doesn't like ThirtyHs.
* OriginalCharacter: Lant Kreck, Alfred Smith, Electra Pendragon, Lux Lexor, Jade Edwards, and Opal Edwards.
* OverlyLongName: [[ParodySue Electra]] [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Rozelyn]] [[GratuitousJapanese Sakura]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Belladonna]] [[FateStayNight Tokasha Emiya]] [[{{Tsukihime}} Brunestud Tono Nanaya]] [[FateStayNight Einzbern]] Pendragon.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: The entirety of [[MissingEpisode Episode 26]], which somehow includes [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Sho Minamimoto]], [[InvaderZim Gaz]], and [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the Great And Powerful Trixie]] as part of the SuicideSquad, as well as [[FateStayNight Gilgamesh]], {{Phelous}}, [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Bizzaro Discord]] and Aradia reviewing FiftyShadesOfGrey.
** Subverted in Episode 27, where {{Phelous}} defeats [[ZettaiHeroProject Darkdeath Evilman]] offscreen by getting him addicted to {{VideoGame/DOTA 2}}.
* PreviouslyOn: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ijc9kwNWDQ&feature=plcp Spoofed here.]]
* PostModernism
* RaisedByHumans: Opal, a [[{{Pokemon}} Gardevior]] who was raised alongside Jade Edwards.
* RefugeInAudacity: Often subverted by Jake, who can get legitimate (or at least legitimate-sounding) analysis out of what he's reading.
* RepetitiveName: A one-off gag features Troll {{Phelous}} announcing that he's going to review Troll Film/{{Troll 2}}.
* SerialEscalation: In Season 1, Caliborn was the closest thing there was to a villain, [[HarmlessVillain and he was pretty pathetic]]. Season 2 introduced [[FinalFantasyXIII2 Caius Ballad]] and his plan to destroy the timeline. Season 3 introduces [[MyImmortal the Prophet Gilesbie]], who threatens to destroy ''reality itself''.
* ShockingSwerve: After all but stating that Monarch was [[spoiler: Cronus Ampora's]] secret identity, Edrobot suddenly changes his mind and decides that Monarch is really [[spoiler: [[PokemonXandY Valerie]]]]
* SelfDeprecation: [[spoiler: FanFic/HinataEndsWithTheSoulCalibur was written by the same guy who wrote this.]]
* SuckinessIsPainful: Subverted; Karkat is the only one who acts like this is true.
* UnexpectedCharacter: T-Rex and Utahraptor, from Webcomic/DinosaurComics.
* TVGenius: Jake. Knowledgeable on many subjects (or actually just knows that he can consult Website/{{Google}}/Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}/Wiki/{{TV Tropes}} on any matter), but can't understand the difference between good and bad literature.
* TheDevilIsALoser
* WalkingSpoiler: The author takes great pains to talk about [[spoiler:Calliope and Caliborn]] in only the vaguest of terms, in order to avoid spoiling people who haven't yet read {{Homestuck}}. He also avoids mentioning exactly how Jake English is related to Homestuck, or the last names of any of the [[spoiler:Dancestors]].
* VillainDecay: Parodied with Caliborn, Lord English, and (in a one-off gag) [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]]. [[spoiler: PlayedForDrama with Caius Ballad.]]
* [[spoiler:WhamEpisode: In Episode 11, [[FinalFantasyXiii2 Caius Ballad]] makes his debut. [[KillEmAll And then kills everyone.]]]]
** Then episode 22 ends with TheReveal that [[spoiler: Caius Balad was an UnwittingPawn who was made to forget about Yuel so that Gilesbie can posses her body. Caius is then about to make a HeelFaceTurn when [[FateStayNight Kotomine]] traps him in an "Anti Time Field" that will prevent them from interfering with [[BigBad Tara Gilesbie's]] plans.]]
** Episode 33 doesn't end too badly, but [[spoiler: Electra remembers that she was sent back in time to stop [[CountdownToFinalCrisis The Great Disaster]]]]
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants
* WholePlotReference: Season 2 is a pastiche of FinalFantasyXIII2, and Season 4 meant to be a parody of CountdownToFinalCrisis.
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