Hello, this is the Earl of Sandvich here! My name is Chris [DATA EXPUNGED][[note]]did so because this is such a common name and I have no wish of revealing my full name. At all.[[/note]] I've been around this here wiki since the Spring of 2010, and most of the edits I do around here relate to the technical stuff, such as the relocation of wicks or namespacing old works pages to an appropriate medium. I post on the forums too, mostly around Forum Games and the threads for works of interest.

As for my current status, I am bored (well, aren't we all). [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife TV Tropes ruined my life]], but at the same time [[TVTropesWillEnhanceYourLife it enhances it]] and [[TVTropesAsAGatewayDrug has in fact introduced me to a few works]]. I am also a self-proclaimed Video Game systems index curator, making sure that everything is properly indexed, capitalized and namespaced.

As of now, I am the Herald for the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/conversations.php?topic=awesome It Just Awes Me!]] subforum, so don't be afraid to PM me if you have any questions about it.

[[TroperWall/EarlOfSandvich Feel free to Vandalize here. :3]]


!!Tidbits 'bout me

* Age: 26
* Birthday: November 5
* Current residence: Moscow, Idaho
* Majors: B.S. Geography (Class of December '12; GIS certificate), B.S. Political Science
* Minor: International Studies
* Interests: Gaming, surfing the internet, bicycling/walking, foreign cuisine, looking into international events/cultures

* MyersBriggs personality: ENTP, though really I'm more ambiverted than extroverted.
* Orientation: Straight, though not ruling out the possibility of a bromance
* Politics: Libertarian, though pragmatic; a classical liberal if you will
** Economic: Pro-Free market and Pro-Consumer; largely minarchist in this regard; the state should be left to the essential roles
** Social: Similarly laissez-faire; Staunchly towards free speech/expression rights, Staunch secularist, believes in equal rights and the right to choose what to do with one's own body
** Foreign Policy: Largely pragmatic; Liberal with a few elements of Realist; intervention should be a last-resort option
* Religion: UsefulNotes/{{Agnostic|ism}}[[note]]I neither believe nor can verify the presence of deity, even so I doubt there's much significance even if there's one[[/note]]
* Grammar:
** I use American spelling though I prefer British spellings at some points (such as using "theatre" instead of "theater")
** Most of the time, I tend to not use the Oxford comma since I don't see much use in them (I can still use it if having no comma doesn't otherwise make it clear, and when it comes to separating entire quotes I would use it)
** I tend to leave differing grammatical structures alone, but tend to be anal about incorrect grammar unless there's a proper context for such.
* I believe that we're a glass half full. It's easy to forget that life in general has been better, but there's no denying there are still problems.

* E-mail: neryon@gmail.com
* Steam Handle: [[http://steamcommunity.com/id/earl_of_sandvich Earl of Sandvich]]

[[folder:Tropes I bestow upon myself]]
* BerserkButton: Okay, so I don't actually go berserk, but I get incredibly cross when I hear:
** Ahistorical bullshit that makes the social sciences look bad. I have an interest in the social sciences and I've seen plenty of disproven drivel used under it. And for chrissakes properly back up your views!
** Black-and-white reasoning of any political stripe. Is it any wonder that modern political discourse is fucked up these days?
** "ThinkOfTheChildren" I have lived long enough to see how pervasive this argument is, even to this day, and especially when also substituting "children" with whatever is convenient at the moment. It seems EVERY generation ever has this kind of bullshit for whatever medium purportedly "corrupts society", even while evidence is against them.
* BigEater: I do have episodes like this. I do try to be a bit watchful about it though.
* BrutalHonesty:
** Okay, maybe not that brutal, but even in uncomfortable moments I'll lay out an assessment, and I expect the same on the other hand. I'd rather people be upfront rather than have criticisms behind my back that I only know of it from hearsay.
** I may be affable, but I can tell you that when you're depressed or otherwise facing some emotional issues, I'll be blunt with you: seek a professional. (S)he'll help you out better than the internet will. I can be concerned about such cases, but anything beyond that comes across as trite and counterproductive
* BunnyEarsLawyer: I can be a bit of a doof and be a mite childish at times, but aside from making constructive edits on the wiki, I am a prospective geographer in real life. I also do take pride in ensuring that I do my job at a timely manner.
* CovertPervert: Subverted. Although I'm not by any means a prude although being discreet, I don't really think about it this often. However, you can play a game of Cards Against Humanity to see what I'm capable of.
* CuddleBug: Both in the forums and in real life (when I get the chance), I do like to give hugs for people who'd like one.
* MustHaveCaffeine: In the form of coffee and tea
* WillNotTellALie: I'll be as transparent as possible.

Personal Pet Peeves:
* DeathOfTheAuthor: It's a cheap copout. If the author leaves his work up to interpretation, that's fine. When an author really means something in his capacity from the get-go, it's a stretch to say anything else.
* JustForFun/RoleAssociation: I feel that this should have been the one to redirect to HeyItsThatGuy and essentially state the actors and their roles, not the other way around. This? It's bloated and ripe for inflating wick counts. It's annoying!


[[folder:So what the hell do I do on this wiki anyways?]]
* Mainly [[Administrivia/WickNamespaceMigration namespace transferrals]] (of course... peoples, stop, I beg you, STOP referring to works without a namespace (or worse, referring ANY wick as "Main/"; I mean c'mon, it's such a useless artifact anyhow, more on that later), for our collective sakes please!)
* Occasionally fix the all-too-damn-common "its-it's confusion" ([[http://youtu.be/W8YNi6-pF80?t=27s Take it away, Strong Bad!]])
* When I spot a hottip around, I replace it with a [=[[note]]=] tool. I hope that I'll never EVER see a hottip again, the same way I'd look at ptitles.
* Alphabetizing entries, because it makes all kinds of sense and reduces clutter. If the case is that it's a work within a series, I'd sort the series examples in chronological order.
* I used to chime in at times at the Complete Monster cleanup, felt I gave all the input I could based upon the works I actually know, but I keep an eye out now and then.
* Removing artifacts (tropers' notes are not artifacts and I treat them all with respect, however there are features that no longer have use in the wiki (coloring, strikethroughs and text expansion), as well as those [=<<|Index|>>=] things with just as much use to a wiki page)
* Spacing (Paragraphs obviously are spaced, but between examples there is just no need, neither is there such need between folder markups and the examples themselves, although I do agree that there should be a space between folders)
* Dealing with redirects. And how? [[Film/{{Aliens}} I say we nuke them from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.]] Assuming of course they don't garner enough links at a given timetable.

[[folder:Pages he created (not including namespace transferals)]]
* ApprovalOfGod (launched and started)
* BearyFriendly (sponsored and launched as part of split from BearyFunny)
* HammeredIntoTheGround (sponsored and launched)
* ImageSource (not started or sponsored; launched)
* OddballDoppelganger (sponsored and launched as part of a Repair Shop facelift of one page)
* OvershadowedByControversy (Sponsored and launched, idea by @/{{Elle}})

'''Works:'''[[note]]Keep in mind, some of these are a result of splitting, given I have [[LumperVsSplitter Splitter]] tendencies.[[/note]]
* ''Film/TheAristocrats'' (in order to distinguish from the obscenely hilarious series of [[AntiHumor anti-jokes]] this documentary's about)
* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' (although I've only just got it in November 2012, I started the page earlier in the summer)
* ''VideoGame/BrokenAge''
* ''WebAnimation/BrokenQuest''
* ''VideoGame/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (gathered from tropes on the Series/ page. Hey, I just created a Buffy works page on TV Tropes! I feel special now! :P)
* ''VideoGame/CatacombSnatch'' (as in the game developed for the Humble Bundle Mojam)
* ''VideoGame/TheCave''
* ''VideoGame/ChexQuest'' (my first page contribution to the wiki, and that was long ago)
* ''WebAnimation/ColinMochrieVsJesusHChrist''
* ''Podcast/TheCoOptionalPodcast'' (a split)
* ''Podcast/CoxNCrendor''
* ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' (another split)
* ''VideoGame/{{Dwarfs}}'' (this page needs more love)
* [[VideoGame/HalfLife1 Both]] [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 pages]] for the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' games[[note]]actually started as just placeholder descriptions of both[[/note]]
* ''WebVideo/HitlerRants''
* ''Music/LemonDemon'' (split from the Creator/NeilCicierega page as part of the Creator/ namespace relocation)
* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' (Moving the description and tropes from [[VideoGame/Left4Dead the original game]])
* ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' (particularly to distinguish from [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors the original musical]])
* ''Music/NinjaSexParty'' (thank you ''WebVideo/GameGrumps''!)
* ''WebAnimation/OneMinuteMelee'' (split from ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'')
* ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest''
* ''VideoGame/PennAndTellersSmokeAndMirrors''
* ''VideoGame/PokerNight2''
* ''VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame''
* ''Advertising/SegataSanshiro'' (split from the Creator/HiroshiFujioka page)
* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' (since [[WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut the film]] has its own page, why not?)
* ''WebAnimation/SpyAndPyro'' (enough tropes to take from the Creator/AndrewKepple creator page.)
* ''Music/{{Thriller}}'' (started in an incorrect namespace though...)
* ''VideoGame/ThyDungeonman''

'''Drinking Games:'''[[note]]because although I'm a teetotaler, they're fun to make[[/note]]
* DrinkingGame/DeathBattle
* DrinkingGame/GameGrumps
* DrinkingGame/RickAndMorty
* DrinkingGame/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial

[[folder:Pet Peeves]]
* How the lock system is handled right now. I can name legitimate reasons for pages to be locked, but through the current system it takes one guy to demonstrate enough disregard to spoil it for everyone. I think a whitelist or a semi-lock (much like that of Wikipedia), while not perfect, would at least reduce incidents while making the experience more enjoyable and accessible to other tropers. It just helps everyone's bottom line since the "Locked Page Edit Requests" page tends to be a pretty slow effort.
* Bad grammar. While I won't be in-your-face about it, I can have slight GrammarNazi tendencies. While I'm fairly perceptive and open, I can get anal about improper uses of grammar (capitalization, spelling, confusion between possessive and contraction (namely its/it's), etc).
* WordCruft. We don't need to know for instance if an entry "qualifies" for the trope. If it does, it goddamn well does, so no need to emphasize the fact.

!!Stuff I Like
! There's not a lot here right now, but it will be expanded in time
[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop''
* ''Franchise/DragonBall''
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''[[note]]AMEN!! ~@/{{eternal noob}}[[/note]]
* Otherwise not that big into it. I did however grow up watching some, especially ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', ''{{Digimon}}'', Anime/YuGiOh'', etc.

* ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}''
* Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, especially:
** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''
** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' (childhood favorite, still my favorite)
** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' (IMO the best music of the Renaissance era)
** ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''
** ''Disney/WreckItRalph''
** ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''
* ''Film/DrStrangelove'' (what I consider to be one of the best comedies, if not one of the best all-around)
* ''Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy''
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''
* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''
* ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian''
* ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife''
* ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'' (possibly the best in my lifetime)
* ''Film/PansLabyrinth''

* Myth/ClassicalMythology (fascinated to it since I was a kid)
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' (not my favorite series, but got me interested in reading)
* Myth/NorseMythology (I also find this fascinating, although I didn't know about it early as ClassicalMythology)

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
* The first two seasons of ''Series/{{House}}''
* ''Series/{{Monk}}''
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''
* ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit''
* ''Series/RedDwarf''

* ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. Yes, I've heard [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the radio serials]], read [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the books]] and watched [[Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the TV series]] and [[Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the film]]. Haven't played [[VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the adventure game]] yet, but I love the series.

Overall, the 60's and 70's is where it's at. The 80's has its great moments, particularly in metal and pop, but it's hard to beat the two decades.

* Music/{{Alestorm}}
* Music/TheBeatles
* Classic HeavyMetal(in fact, ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' converted me into something of a fan)
** Music/IronMaiden
** Music/JudasPriest
** Music/RonnieJamesDio
* Music/ElectricLightOrchestra
* Music/{{Genesis}} (I don't care if it's Gabriel-era or Collins-era, I just love the music. ''Selling England by the Pound'' is one of my all-time favorites though)
** Music/PhilCollins
** Music/PeterGabriel
* Music/MiracleOfSound
* Music/{{Queen}}
* Music/TheyMightBeGiants
* Music/{{Yes}}

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney''
* ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII''
* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}''
** ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite''
* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''
** ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''
** ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' (shut up! It's still a real great game when taken on its own.)
* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' (WAY late to the party, but the game still holds up although graphics can be ugly by today's standards)
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series
** Particularly ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''!
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' isn't bad (in fact I really like the scenery), but the above just blows it out of the water in terms of story and technicality. (psst, here's a tip: seek out the "Fellout" mod. The game looks better without that greenish sky throughout.)
** The first two games in canon I also have, but haven't really gotten far into the first game quite yet.
* The ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' series
* ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor''
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''
* Both ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''
* ''VideoGame/RecettearAnItemShopsTale''
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow''
* ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable''
* The ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''
* ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'' (both old and new; got Vols. 1-4, 6[[note]]easily the weakest, and essentially an afterthought[[/note]], the 2011 edition[[note]]if you can get past the limitations compared to the other ports, it still can be fun[[/note]] and the 2015 Jackbox Party Pack, all for PC; The Ride is my favorite)

* ''Podcast/TheCoOptionalPodcast'''
* WebVideo/JesseCox (particularly his Fan Fridays or whenever he collaborates with [[WebVideo/{{Wowcrendor}} Crendor]])
** ''Podcast/CoxNCrendor''
* ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle''
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' (TVTropesAsAGatewayDrug very much applies here)
* Film/FilmCow
* ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' (and by extension the works of WebVideo/JonTron, Creator/{{Egoraptor}} and Music/NinjaSexParty)
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' (One of my first internet experiences!)
* ''WebVideo/JoJosBizarreAdventureAbridged'' (same as DBZA)
* ''WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}}''
* Creator/NeilCicierega (Also one of my first internet experiences)
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' (Just got into it. Loving it so far, and a real good example of TVTropesAsAGatewayDrug)
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' (same as the above)
* [[Creator/TheCynicalBrit TotalBiscuit]]
* ''Radio/TrueCapitalist'' (particularly the good trolls; another example of TVTropesAsAGatewayDrug)
* LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}}
** LetsPlay/HatFilms
** LetsPlay/{{Sips}}
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' (particularly the first two seasons)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' (I would heartily recommend episodes from the middle of its run)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''

!! Hopeful Ideas

Okay, so instead of placing it in the DarthWiki/UnpublishedWorks section (and therefore artificially create wicks), I'll have proposed ideas listed here until they come to fruition enough to warrant their own page. At the moment, I have just one, dating back from late 2012.

[[folder:Fallout Cascadia]]
A fan spinoff role-playing game (tabletop at the moment, since I would need to know programmers to make a game out of this), taking place around the Seattle area, going as far West as Olympia and as far east as Snoqualmie Pass. I'm hoping I can also utilize Vancouver, BC.

!! Otherstuffs

[[folder:My Top Ten Suggestions for a Future Death Battle]]
#VideoGame/DukeNukem vs. VideoGame/SeriousSam (if we can get both Creator/JonStJohn and John J. Dick (their respective voices) to do this, it would be great!)
#ComicBook/JudgeDredd vs. ComicBook/ThePunisher
#[[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] vs. [[ComicBook/{{Nova}} Richard Rider]] (another DC vs. Marvel matchup, go fig; either this or the Lanterns vs. the Nova Corps)
#ComicBook/ScottPilgrim vs. [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes Travis Touchdown]]
#[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy Summers]] vs. [[Franchise/EvilDead Ash Williams]] (I see both as good matches for each other: speed vs. reflexes, and they've dealt with similarly strong foes; and besides even if it weren't as even as I'd think, I'd love to hear the banter between the two if nothing else)
#[[VideoGame/GuiltyGear I-No]] vs. [[VideoGame/BrutalLegend Eddie Riggs]]
#[[VideoGame/KidIcarus Pit]] vs. [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Sora]] (though quantifying an RPG character can be difficult to pin down)
#[[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]] vs. [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Dio Brando]]
#ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} vs. ComicBook/{{Thanos}}
#ComicBook/{{Asterix}} vs. ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}

I also keep recurring troper castings for Death Battles. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=6eovb9o80ps6dfi26eyvg45l&page=151#3771 Season 1]] and [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=6eovb9o80ps6dfi26eyvg45l&page=197#4908 Season 2]] have been cast, and I'm currently waiting until there's six months worth of matchups (starting from the day Dante vs. Bayonetta debuted) before starting on Season 3.