->''Addendum 4445-02: Recent data suggest a correlation between prolonged exposure to SCP-4445 and marked psychological changes in the subject. These include:''\\
''[[GRatedDrug Mild to moderate dependence]],''\\
''Diminished ability to enjoy popular fiction, mostly due to:''\\
''[[GenreSavvy Limited clairvoyance]] (After exposure to SCP-4445, subjects can successfully predict the endings of media to which they have had no prior exposure.)''\\
''[[JustForFun/TvTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary Tendency to lapse into impenetrable jargon]],''\\
''Diminished ability to distinguish between fiction and reality.''\\
''These symptoms abate with psychological counseling and the cessation of exposure to SCP-4445. (Claims from the subjects that this SCP "will ruin your life" are presumed to be hyperbole.) Nevertheless, all personnel recruited via this channel are strongly encouraged to forgo further exposure.''

->''I curse you for sending me into the timesink that is Wiki/TVTropes.''
-->--[[http://forum.baldursgate.com/discussion/comment/589432#Comment_589432 This]] forum post

->''I just want to say to you guys: Get out of my head! Thanks to the amount of time I've spent here, it's been months since I was able to sit down and watch a movie or TV show without knowing by the first commercial break, every major event that was going to happen in the {{plot}}.''
-->--'''Red Shoe'''

->''Abandon free time all ye who enter here.''

->"Do you know the end? Did Mom tell you that Fox is--"\\
"Oh, shit," Jeremy's father interrupts. "They killed Fox?"\\
That's the problem with being a writer, Jeremy knows. Even the biggest and most startling twists are rarely twists for you. You know how every story goes.
-->--''Magic for Beginners'' by Kelly Link

->''I need to consume more of your time than this comic alone can do. Here, have a [[BeatPanel link to TV Tropes]]. [[TakeOurWordForIt And another one]]. And [[TheOldestOnesInTheBook another for good measure]]. Bwahahahahah!''
-->--'''[[@/DMMAus David Morgan-Mar]]''', ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1926.html #1926]]

->''Warning: this site is fascinating and will eat hours of your time.''
-->--'''Creator/PhilFoglio''', ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/fun.php Extra Fun]] (providing a link in the process)

->''Fifteen minutes into a Wiki/TVTropes voyage I realized my peril and managed to claw free.''
-->--'''Shamus Young'''

->''Hmmm. Well, I have to say that both sides have a point but oooooh SmallNameBigEgo never seen that one before click click click click click AUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH.''
-->--'''judyhazeleyes''' of [[http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/ fandom_wank]] demonstrates the usual process

-->--'''queenanthai''' [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/1074381.html?thread=31308493#t31308493 on scans_daily]]

->''The [=TVtropes=] ''[[Webcomic/QuestionableContent QC]]'' page is every single idiotic comment from my forums distilled into one HTML document.''
-->--'''Jeph Jacques'''

->''Somewhere on the Wiki/TVTropes Wiki is a theory that [[WMG/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure Bill and Ted are Time Lords]], but I'm not going to provide a link because that would involve ''entering'' the [=TVTropes=] Wiki, and it might be months before I came out again.''
-->--'''[[http://get-medieval.livejournal.com/393251.html Irony-chan]]'''

->''Just tell her parents you weren't watching her because you were editing [=TVTropes=]. They'll understand.''
-->--''[[HypocriticalHumor TV Tropes]] [[ScareEmStraight PSA]]''

->''TV Tropes must be the only wiki where I can start off looking at ''Series/DoctorWho'' and end up with advice over what gun I should buy.''
-->--'''[[WrongGenreSavvy TV Tropes]]'''

->''The main reason to avoid putting something incorrect or unrealistic-looking in a TV show or film is that it disrupts people's [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief suspension of disbelief]] ... [but] the only people whose ability to suspend their disbelief might suffer are those who work in TV--and they will have lost that ability long ago. When they watch telly, all they can see is the work that's gone into it and the mistakes. It's like taking an Egyptian slave on a tour of the pyramids--he doesn't marvel, he just gets sympathy backache.''
-->--'''David Mitchell'''

->''If you read Wiki/TVTropes''\\
''[[TvTropesWillRuinYourLife So much that you're addicted]]''\\
''Don't be surprised if you lose your job''\\
''And then are soon evicted''

-->--'''The rules for http://www.fsdlcookies.myadopts.com/'''

->''The world is forever spawning Damned Things--things that are neither [[XanatosGambit tree]] nor [[BatmanGambit shrub]], [[BittersweetEnding fish]] nor [[EarnYourHappyEnding fowl]], [[BlueAndOrangeMorality black nor white]]--and the categorical thinker can only regard the spiky and buzzing world of [[{{Canon}} sensory fact]] as a profound insult to [[HomePage his card-index system of classifications]]. Worst of all are the facts which violate "[[MagicAIsMagicA common sense]]" that dreary bog of sullen prejudice and muddy inertia. The whole history of [[Wiki/TVTropes science]] is the odyssey of a pixilated card-indexer perpetually sailing between such Damned Things and desperately juggling his classifications to fit them in.''
-->--'''Hagberd Celiene''' of the ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' trilogy on TV Tropes

->''Go ahead, wreck your life,''\\
''That might be good,''\\
''Who can say what's wrong or right?''\\
''Nobody can.''
-->--'''Music/TheyMightBeGiants''', "Spiraling Shape"

->'''N Tom 64:''' I think it's one "prophecy/seeing into the future-type of event" per person.\\
'''The Helldragon:''' Or some {{trope}} like that, I don't know, I don't know. We'll check Wiki/TVTropes after this and we'll find out.\\
'''N Tom 64:''' Don't go on there; you'll never leave.\\
'''The Helldragon:''' ''[Commentary for the movie]'' ...Yeah, [=TVTropes=]. You get on there; prepare to stay awhile.
-->--From the '''[[LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries Hellfire Comms]]''' commentary of ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'' [[http://blip.tv/file/4042777 here]].

->''A Wiki/TVTropes article links here. Kiss your free time goodbye.''
-->--'''A ''1d4chan'' [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Dakka article]]''' on MoreDakka

->''Last thing I remember, I was''\\
''Running for the door''\\
''I had to find the passage back''\\
''To the place I was before''\\
''"Relax," said the night man,''\\
''"We are programmed to receive.''\\
''You can check out any time you like,''\\
''But you can never leave!"''
-->--'''Music/{{Eagles}}''', "Hotel California"

->''Wiki/TVTropes is a veritable black hole of hyperlinks, each leading further into the center of oblivion. The entire site is made up of a community that spends its life collecting patterns and commonalities between fictional worlds. It applies names to every plot device, every story arc and every cinematic tool ever captured by a camera and then links them to one another. The result is like being in the mind of a paranoid schizophrenic deciphering hidden codes in newspapers. Clicking on one link will ensure that you click on another, and another until you have lost your way back home and forgotten who you are.''
-->--'''Website/{{Cracked}} columnist Soren Bowie''', [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/exploring-internet-in-11-days-epic-online-odyssey/ "Charybdis"]]

->''There are two things about the book that make it purest evil: the first is that anyone can add to it, so it's always changing and growing larger. The second is that every entry contains several references to other cleverly-named {{trope}}s, and touching one of those names sends you to an explanation of that {{trope}}'s name, complete with references to other {{trope}}s...and at some point you look up and see you're eight years older than when you started.''
-->--''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', "Tome Of Tropes" encounter

->''Oh dear, you've found Wiki/TVTropes. Expect to lose years of your life mindlessly clicking on links. Seriously, what's with that site?''
-->--'''jimj316''' talking to [[Tropers/StraightFlame this troper]], [[http://nifflas.lpchip.nl/index.php?topic=1307.msg44621#msg44621 Nifflas Support Forum]]

-->--'''Quotidian Torture''', [[http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2011/01/are_you_writing_a_vampire_nove.php#comment-3150393 Pharyngula]]

->''During ''Series/{{Lost}}'', after writing scripts and editing episodes all day, it was nearly impossible for me to come home and watch scripted television without my critical brain kicking in. Instead of being caught up in the narrative, I could see only what was underneath--the blueprints and building materials.''
-->--'''{{Showrunner}} Carlton Cuse''', ''[[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/arts/television/30lost.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha28 The New York Times]]''

->''Death Note is (at least the first half) a truly excellent story, but when you put it as Tropey [=McTropeface=] finds a Droppytrope and [=TropeyAngel=] Tropes him into Troping a TropeTrope along with [=LoliTrope=] and [=NoNameTrope=] Trope the Trope, well.. it kind of loses something in the translation, you know?''
-->--'''[[VideoGame/BillyVsSNAKEMAN Al McMasters]]'''

->"But I warn you, [[Website/{{Cracked}} this site]] is like... like... hrm... [[StealthPun Some sort of addictive substance. Something that will keep you up all night?]] Oh, I know! Wiki/TVTropes[[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife .com!]]''[sic]''"
-->--'''[[http://manboobz.com/2011/05/10/smurfette-was-a-stuck-up-bitch/comment-page-3/#comment-17282 Commenter]]''' at ''[[http://manboobz.com/ Manboobz]]''

->''You might check out Wiki/TVTropes and think "Hey, this isn't a single-serving site, [[TVTropesWillEnhanceYourLife this is an amazing resource]] that I'll come back to again and again!"''\\
''Well it's not. The diabolic thing about Wiki/TVTropes is that any actual utility is an illusion--your life will never be enriched because you know what a [[TheWoobie Woobie]] is, or who the members of a FiveManBand are. It's an elaborately designed trap, meant to capture all your free time.''\\
''Therefore, go once, waste a day, and then never look back. You'll thank us later.''
-->--'''Alex Castle''', ''Maximum PC''[='=]s "[[http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/100_websites_see_you_die_part_1 100 Websites To See Before You Die (Part 1)]]"[[note]]Wiki/TVTropes is on page 4, at the 8th position, by the way[[/note]]

->''Linking to Wiki/TVTropes?''\\
''Why not just throw the readers into a bottomless pit?''\\
''Caution: Entering [=TVTropes=] should be attempted only if you have the proper gear. I suggest tying a strong guide rope to a tree near the entrance and attaching the other end to your waist--bring along a blind man with instructions to remind you after thirty minutes to quit reading and get back to work. Said blind man should be armed with a cudgel to help persuade you to return.''
-->--'''Board Admin of [[http://www.ofteninspired.com Often Inspired]]''' commenting on someone linking to [=TVTropes=] during [=NaNoWriMo=]

->''Is the snake an example of the "InsurmountableWaistHeightFence"? *sigh* I've been to Tv Tropes too many times.''
-->--Comment by Website/YouTube user '''[=BigGator5=]''' on a LetsPlay video of ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4b5J6JbLZo here]].[[note]]He is describing a snake that is blocking the path to the next major section of the game. The snake will not be moved until you [[GuideDangIt scare him away with tambourine music]][[/note]]

->'''NB:''' If you follow the link to TV Tropes, I am not responsible for the approximate 4.5 hours of productive time you will lose. K?
-->--'''SB Sarah''', [[http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/blog/the-grand-sophy-by-georgette-heyer/ review]] of Creator/GeorgetteHeyer's ''Literature/TheGrandSophy''

->'''Aurini:''' ...Heh, this might be worth a top level post except tvtropes has covered it all already.\\
'''[[Creator/EliezerYudkowsky Eliezer_Yudkowsky]]:''' The most rationalist-relevant TV Tropes would easily be worth a top post or three.\\
'''[=JulianMorrison=]:''' You'd lose your whole crop of rationalists. They would never come back out.
-->--'''[[http://lesswrong.com/lw/169/the_sword_of_good/1334 Comments]]''' on ''Blog/LessWrong''

->''Don't click. Click and you're dead. It is vast. Vaster than you can imagine. Don't scroll down, don't move your mouse, and DON'T CLICK.''
-->--'''The Doctor'''

->''The internet was out for ten minutes, so I spent some time with my family. They seem like nice people.''
-->--'''Internet posting'''

->Oh, a link to TV TROPS!\\
-->--'''Dragirby''', comment on [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/881484-tumblr this]] ''Website/KnowYourMeme'' post.

->'''Anonymous:''' "How come my class period ended? Oh yeah, I was on TV Tropes."
->'''Teacher:''' "You realize school's been over for an hour, right?
->'''Anonymous:''' "FUCK."
-->-- Anonymous story

->"''Hey Dad, could you - oh, you're on Wiki/TVTropes. Never mind.''"
-->--Real quote from Tropers/{{Pittsburghmuggle}}'s teenage daughter, coming into the room to ask him something, 2013. Became his Troper Page's page quote.

->why don't I visit TV tropes, she said I need it for a column, she said It won't take more than a minute, she said
-->--Alexandra Petri, https://twitter.com/petridishes/status/695610282626969604

->'''reynard61:''' Itís a fairy tale. You should really just relaxÖ (link to MST3KMantra)
->'''Francisco:''' Links to TV Tropes need warnings. (winking emoticon)
->'''redhairsword:''' The fact that itís a link to TV Tropes is the only warning youíre going to get, Iím afraid. (frowning emoticon) The first time I found TV Tropes, I stayed up all night long and into the next day with no sleep. Thatís not normal, but on TV Tropes it is. TV Tropes: Not even once.
-->Comments for a [[Webcomic/ErstWhile Erstwhile]] [[https://web.archive.org/web/20160601093445/http://www.erstwhiletales.com/maidmaleen-33/ comic]] (spelling and punctuation corrected).

->From a [[http://echochamber.me/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=42391&sid=7e1e6af160853452c10b979c463bb04b&start=160 XKCD forum thread]] discussing the "Tab Explosion" comic:
-->'''The Girl Who Stole The Hat Guy's Hat:''' Screw it, I'm going on there. I will update later to say if I have become addicted yet. Edit: GODDAMN YOU!!!!!!!!! Not even 15 minutes later, and I already have six tabs open!!!!!!!!!!! Edit: an hour and a half later, I'm out. I closed all the tabs I had open and now I'm never going back there again.
-->'''Dragon Hawk:''' You can't get away that easily. Wiki/TVTropes is calling your name. You can hear it. It has you now. Moowhohahahahahah!!!