'''Basic Trope''': Your life now consists of reading and editing this site.
* '''Straight''':
** You spend 6 hours a day here.
** You finish reading a page and realize you need to be at work in 5 minutes.
** You can't enjoy watching movies like you used to because you're aware of all the tropes they're using, thanks to [=TV=] Tropes.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** You die of starvation because the time required to eat could be put to better use [[JustifyingEdit fixing other people's entries]].
** You do everything while here: You eat on TV Tropes, you drink on TV Tropes, when you sleep you dream of TV Tropes, and you even go on TV Tropes while on TV Tropes.
** You rent time on the Cray supercomputer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to handle your TVTropes tabbing.
** You finish reading a page and realize you needed to be at work 23 hours and 55 minutes ago.
** [=TV=] Tropes is the world-wide-web manifestation of [[MadeOfEvil all evil]] that kidnaps you and keeps you there until the end of time just ForTheEvulz.
* '''Downplayed''':
** You spend roughly 10 minutes a day here.
** You finish reading a page and realize you need to be at work in 15 minutes.
** TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary.
* '''Justified''':
** You didn't have anything better to do anyway.
** Your addiction is worse than you think and you need to talk to a counselor.
** You already have an internet addiction. TV Tropes just happens to be your latest preferred website.
** You happen to find TV Tropes really interesting, amusing, and you want to share your knowledge of your favourite media a lot.
* '''Inverted''':
** SugarWiki/TVTropesWillEnhanceYourLife
** [=TV Tropes=] allows you to survive an apocalypse by making you GenreSavvy.
** You ruin [=TV Tropes=]' life ForTheEvulz... {{You monster}}!
** You enhance [=TV Tropes=]' life.
** [[AnthropomorphicPersonification TV Tropes]] ruins its life or itself by spending too much time with ''[[ThisLoserIsYou you]]''.
** [[{{Advertising}} You ruin your life and/or waste time by]] ''[[{{Advertising}} not]]'' [[{{Advertising}} going to TV Tropes]].
* '''Subverted''':
** You spend quite a bit of time at this website, but it actually [[TVTropesWillEnhanceYourLife enhances your life]] instead.
** Alternatively: TV Tropes ''did'' ruin your life. But it sucked anyway and now you can start a new one.
** The site has made you GenreSavvy enough to realize its effect, so now you won't visit it any more.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...which makes you continue coming to this site for longer and longer periods of time, until you discover you've spent eight hours pressing "random article."
* '''Parodied''':
** You read one article and the next thing you know 80 years have passed and you've read every single page on the wiki.
** Writing blues songs about your spouse, children and dog leaving you because you're always reading TV Tropes, losing your job and being evicted. And now you're sitting in the street, still troping from a web-enabled cellphone.
** You realized how much TV Tropes ruins lives, and vowed to fight its evil influence, and free the trapped minds it holds in its thrall!
** You accidentally come here, and close the tab immediately, and apparently 80 years have passed.
* '''Zig Zagged''': You find yourself devoting too much time to TVTropes, and do something to prevent that. Then you slowly begin to circumvent/forget/ignore that, until you're back to your old ways. [[ViciousCycle So you put down another countermeasure]]...
* '''Averted''': You read and enjoy articles, and make the occasional edit, but it has no adverse effects on your social life.
* '''Enforced''': The government makes it illegal to come here, so you end up in jail.
* '''Lampshaded''': Telling your friends about how TV Tropes ruined your life.
* '''Invoked''':
** You introduce your worst enemy to [=TV Tropes=] to ruin their life.
** TV Tropes is part of a sinister conspiracy to [[BreadAndCircuses mollify the public]] and keep everyone busy (along with TV and videogames).
** Like the worst enemy above, a GenreSavvy troper knows the sites addictive qualities to beat the BigBad by [[SchmuckBait slightly mentioning the site]] during a confrontation. Not just invoked, but weaponized!
* '''Exploited''': Your greatest enemy uses your addiction to this website so that he can steal your belongings while you're at home.
* '''Defied''': You force your internet browser to block [=TVtropes.org=].
* '''Discussed''': What this page and its parent entry are all about.
* '''Conversed''': Discussing TV Tropes on a forum.
* '''Deconstructed''':
** The vast amount of time you spend at TV Tropes slowly makes you a sad, depressed [[LonersAreFreaks loner]] who [[IneffectualLoner never goes outside]]...
** See exaggerated 1.
** TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary
** People realize how much TV Tropes ruin people's lives. Thus, it ends up being hated by the entirety of the internet.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** ...but it turns out the long amount of time you spend on TV Tropes was just a symptom of depression, not the cause. After getting treatment for your depression, you thereafter only devote a reasonable amount of time to the wiki. [[TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary Your vocabulary is shot, though]].
** At one time when you go on TV Tropes while the server crashed, you yell "I'M FREE!"
** But then people realize the value of moderation. You can still trope on Sundays!
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': MoralGuardians attempt to ban TV Tropes to [[ThinkOfTheChildren save the children]].
* '''Played For Laughs''':
** Going to this site [[TVTropesWillEnhanceYourLife has made you witty, clever, and capable of dropping brilliant references in everyday conversation]]. Unfortunately, the sun now [[WeakenedByTheLight burns your flesh]], so you can't make much use of your new wisdom and wit.
** Because you're obsessively troping all the time, your family stages an [[Series/HowIMetYourMother intervention]]. You can't help mentioning that there [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere are]] [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin tropes]] [[GRatedDrug for]] [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife that]].
** Your parents tell you to get off the computer and go play outside. [[spoiler: You do anyway on your internet enabled cell phone.]]
** You make a t-shirt using the picture on the main page.
* '''Played For Drama''': Your wife divorces from you, you lost your job but you couldn't stop troping. You begin to sell your clothes and furnitures to buy fast-food in order to not to interrupt your troping.
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