I am a female troper from the US. I have an English literature BA and a Masters of Library Science. I primarily read fantasy, classics, and a select collection of webcomics; I watch some animated series and the occasional TV show. I have a tendency to get into works well after their heyday (for instance, I didn't watch ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' until 2012), particularly for TV shows, so at any given moment I'm usually working my way through a complete series.

I am the Forum Herald for both Projects fora. The system sends automatic [=PMs=] to newcomers to either forum; my job is to answer any replies to the [=PMs=], and help newbies in general.

[[folder:My Philosophy of Fiction]]
The following quote from "On Fairy Stories" by [[JRRTolkien J.R.R. Tolkien]] reflects my views on fantasy and fiction in general. I had originally had it at the top of the page, but it was a bit long for that.

->Fantasy is a natural human activity. It certainly does not destroy or even insult Reason; and it does not either blunt the appetite for, nor obscure the perception of scientific verity. On the contrary. The keener and clearer is the reason, the better fantasy will it make. . . .\\
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Fantasy can, of course, be carried to excess. It can be ill done. It can be put to evil uses. It may even delude the minds out of which it came. But of what human thing in this fallen world is that not true? . . . Fantasy remains a human right: we make in our measure and our derivative mode, because we are made: and not only made, but made in the image and likeness of a Maker. . . .\\
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The consolation of fairy-stories [is] the joy of the happy ending: or more correctly the good catastrophe, the sudden joyous "turn" (for there is no true end to any fairy-tale) . . . In its fairy-tale--or otherworld--setting, it is a sudden and miraculous grace: never to be counted on to recur. It does not deny the existence of dyscatastrophe, of sorrow and failure: the possibility of these is necessary to the joy of deliverance; it denies (in the face of much evidence, if you will) universal final defeat and in so far is evangelium, giving a fleeting glimpse of Joy, Joy beyond the walls of the world, poignant as grief. . . . When the sudden "turn" comes we get a piercing glimpse of joy, and heart's desire, that for a moment passes outside the the frame, rends indeed the very web of story, and lets a gleam come through.
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[[folder:Wiki Contributions]]
!![=YKTTW=]s I'm currently sponsoring:
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=2sdc8hu3olpcvhe3ev1za0c4 Burnless Fire]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=0oukxtelaxqz2dd5bxzyqxc6 Burn the Body]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=sdrpvkk75nu5xjy0m2xwk54k Burn the Undead]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=ngzcckaf3ka5zjq6eo4vo7i6 Fire Purifies]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=g4b2tktr7mzxs8ij4giw2h39 Magic Fire]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=wi7r61ypbmrw8s9tsv9y7yzv Sacred Flames]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=u7y2qdf5s0dhpflfimfyck6a Supernatural Flame-Like Being]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=lbsc1oejqpwyr6u6xqs5auda Symbolic Flames]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=xi6bw57igfehdcc8c4cehqvn Two Pairs of Foils and a Mediator]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=5w48i55m6ljx7hemzgc3c5je Weak to Fire]]

!!Tropes and works I curate:
* All the pages I sponsored, adopted, or wrote (see below), plus:
* FiveManBand and its multitude of subpages
* OverdosedTropes

!!Pages I wrote all or most of:
* Literature/FirebirdTrilogy (including the examples)
* Literature/LowlandsOfScotlandSeries (I did this one from scratch)

!!Tropes I sponsored:
* SpinningOutOfHere
* HerosMuse (based off a TRS thread)
* RacialRemnant
* PhosphorEssence (based off a TRS thread)
* DoubleMeaning
* TheProudElite
* WorldOfPun (from a TRS thread)

!!Tropes I adopted:
* SharpenedToASingleAtom
* IronicName
* CreepyGood
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[[folder:Favorite Works]]
This is a list of works which I do or at some point did consider favorites. (The list of works I particularly ''like'' is quite a bit longer; I've limited it to favorites in the interests of space.)

!!Literature
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''
* The Literature/FirebirdTrilogy
* ''Literature/HarryPotter''

!!TV Shows
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
* ''Series/DancingWithTheStars''

!!Manga
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''

!!Films
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''

!!Music
* Music/{{Nightwish}}
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!!!Here be troper notes:
''[-humm humn humn master of the house keeper of the mumble mumble..-]'' ♪ @/{{Johnnyfog}}

Hello and, stuff. ~ @/ThatHuman

Hello. You are always a welcome breath of calmness and rational thinking on the forum. Keep up the good work. ~ @/DarkConfidant

Wow, I thought there'd be a lot more vandalism on your page.... HI!! I am here to fix that! ~ @/{{Indigo12ash}}

[[Franchise/DynastyWarriors Enough!]] -[[@/{{desdendelle}} Guan Yu]]

Thanks for javascripting my Mary Sue test. -[[@/JewelledDragon jewelleddragon]]
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