A college graduate, freelance writer, and two-time NaNoWriMo winner, StreamofConsciousness has been browsing the site for years. When he's not [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife trying to figure out his place in the grand scheme of things]], he's usually writing novels and articles, [[{{Literature}} reading]], [[VideoGames gaming]], [[MusicTropes listening to music]], studying everything from [[ArtTropes art]] and [[RealLife history]] to [[PhilosophyTropes philosophy]] and [[PsychologyTropes psychology]].

He's also rumored to be a well-known [[ReviewsAreTheGospel reviewer]] on a major gaming site, but prefers to [[SecretIdentity keep that under wraps]].

This Troper contains examples of:

* {{Adorkable}}: Nothing makes him smile like a box of [[{{LEGO}} LEGOs]].
* AcademicAthlete: Took soccer and jujitsu in his undergrad years. These days, he focuses on hiking and world travel.
* [[AmbiguouslyBrown Ambiguously Olive]]: '''No one''' can figure out his ethnicity unless explicitly told. Guesses have included [[DashingHispanic Spanish]], [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench French]], [[TheMafia Ita]][[ItaliansTalkWithHands lian]], Russian, Greek, [[NiceJewishBoy Israeli]], African, Cuban, Colombian, Indian, and [[AsianAndNerdy Chinese]].
* AnimalMotifs: The Octopus.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: Whenever he wants to see if people are listening.
* TheAntiNihilist: ''Tries'' to be this on his good days.
* {{Authors}}: Aside from his supposed reviewing career, he aspires to become a famous novelist.
* TheBGrade: [[BreakTheHaughty Had to deal with this]] during his Freshman year in college. He got over it, though.
* BeachEpisode: Often while traveling, especially in Thailand, Aruba, and Maui.
* BeneathTheMask: He's ''far'' more serious and philosophical than his GentlemanAndAScholar persona lets on.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: It takes a ''lot'' to make him angry. [[UnstoppableRage But when]] [[MaddenIntoMisanthropy he does...]]
* {{BookWorm}}: His books aren't stacked on a shelf. They're ''layered''. The eclectic collection includes {{Classic Literature}}, {{Fantasy}}, {{Historical Fiction}}, {{Horror}}, [[{{Thriller}} Thrillers]], {{Nonfiction}}, [[PhilosophicalNovel Philosophy]], [[ClassicalMythology Mythology]], and PostModernism.
** Most people have game apps on their mobile devices. He has ''encyclopedias'' on World History, Literature, Philosophy, Art, Critical Theory, Earth Sciences, and Astronomy. That's aside from texts, dictionaries, and podcasts covering [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseLanguage Japanese]], [[ChineseLanguage Mandarin]], Thai, [[SmartPeopleKnowLatin Latin]], and ''[[UsefulNotes/EsperantoTheUniversalLanguage Esperanto.]]''
* BilingualDialogue: [[FunWithForeignLanguages Randomly lapses]] into [[UsefulNotes/SpanishLanguage Spanish]] just to see if people are listening.
* BizarreTasteInFood: He was raised on home-cooked super-spicy food (raw garlic, jalepeños, and onions as snacks), and has proven to have cast iron stomach on multiple travels. This typically involves finding the [[MasochistsMeal spiciest dishes available]]. If he tries some [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce new tasty sauce]] abroad, he'll buy some and add it to his kitchen when he gets home. This has resulted in Mexican salsa recipes, Caribbean chicken marinades, and a jar of Moroccan saffron. However, [[ForeignQueasine he managed to eat]] a [[FundamentallyFunnyFruit durian only once]].
* BrainyBrunette
* BriefAccentImitation: His default is the [[AmericanAccents NorCal]], but he can make it go all over the place.
* BrilliantButLazy: Excellent at [[AwesomenessByAnalysis analyzing]], planning, and [[TheStrategist strategizing]]...when he's motivated to actually do something.
* BrokenAce: Constantly strives to improve himself through studying and experience, sometimes to impossible standards.
* CameraFiend: Takes ''hundreds'' of pictures whenever he travels.
* CharacterAlignment: ChaoticGood. [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Within the game]], it extends to an [[OurElvesAreBetter Elf]] [[GentlemanWizard Wizard]]/[[TheArchmage Sorcerer.]]
* TheCharmer: Has gained a reputation for being one, [[IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn despite his protests]] [[UrbanLegendLoveLife to the contrary.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Most people ''think'' he's this until they realize he's constantly snarking at them, or he drops the act and gets serious.
* ColorMotif: His outfits are typically comprised of darker shades of green, brown, and black.
* ConvertedFanboy: It took a ''lot'' of coaxing to get him started on ''TheWheelOfTime''.
* [[CoolBigBro Cool Big Cousin]]: Though normally [[AloofBigBrother quiet and solitary]], he often ends up watching and [[BigBrotherMentor mentoring]] his younger cousins.
* CrazyPeoplePlayChess: While not nearly as pronounced as other examples, there are still shades of this.
* CulturalRebel: He frequently [[GenderIsNoObject expresses disdain]] over [[DoubleStandard double standards]], [[GenderAndSexualityTropes gender roles]], and countless other aspects of society. He actively plays with or subverts cultural expectations, with varying degrees of success.
* TheCynic: Despite putting up a [[StepfordSmiler positive front]], his [[BeneathTheMask cynicism is one of his defining characteristics.]]
* DoingItForTheArt: He enjoys the creative process more than the meager financial profits.
* DoIReallySoundLikeThat: His first attempt at voice acting was...interesting.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Having a relatively small build, and [[LongHairedPrettyBoy long, curly brown hair]] often results him [[HilarityEnsues getting mistaken for a woman.]]
* DueToTheDead: He was a pallbearer [[NeverMessWithGranny for]] [[CoolOldLady his]] [[{{Determinator}} grandmother]].
* EncyclopaedicKnowledge: ''Wishes'' he had this, and [[GoalInLife continually studies to make it happen]].
* TheEnneagram: Type 5.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: It happens every now and then, often with [[HilarityEnsues hilariously awkward results]].
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: He grew out his hair to [[IJustWantToBeSpecial create a distinctive look]] and play with gender roles.
* EyeScream: ''Narrowly'' - about a quarter of an inch - averted when he was a toddler. [[UnusualEyebrows Scars, on the other hand...]]
* FascinatingEyebrow: It's practically a personal character tic.
* ForgetsToEat: Whenever he gets ''really'' into reading or writing.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Often switches between choleric and melancholic.
* GeekPhysiques: Knowingly subverts this by walking/jogging a couple of miles a day. He also played [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]] and took jujitsu in college.
* GeekyTurnOn: Literature, History, and Cosmology.
* GeniusBookClub: As a teenager, he made the effort to read every piece of classic literature he could find. His book collection now ranges into the hundreds, including everything from the works of [[TheIliad Ho]][[TheOdyssey mer]] and [[DivineComedy Dante]] to [[WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] and [[ParadiseLost Milton]]. Subverted in that he covered all of these because he [[BookWorm enjoyed reading and learning about their historical and cultural significance]], not to make himself appear more intelligent.
* GentlemanAdventurer: Much to the surprise of anyone who thinks literature is his only passion. Notable adventures include:
** Climbing several mountains in California, along with lengthy backpacking and extended stays in the [[WildWilderness Sierra Nevadas.]]
** Crossing the [[{{UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco}} Golden Gate Bridge on foot and spending a weekend on Alcatraz]].
** Spending a summer living on Malaysia's southern coastline.
** Touring the [[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC National Mall]] in the middle of the night.
** Getting lost on the [[UsefulNotes/LeMetropolitain Le Metropolitain]] long enough to eventually figure it out...without speaking a word of French.
** Visiting the ruins at Chichen Itza.
** Reaching the top of [[MonkeysLionsAndAnnoyedSpaniards Gibraltar]].
** Wandering around the casbah in [[{{UsefulNotes/Morocco}} Tangiers, Morocco]].
** Weathering a monsoon while stuck on a small boat off the Phi Phi Islands.
** [[BeneathTheEarth Visiting caves]], such as Carlsbad Caverns, the Caves of Nerja, and the [[{{UsefulNotes/Hawaii}} Hana Lava Tube]].
** Spending time in the [[GhibliHills rainforests and coastlines]] of Maui.
** Reaching the peak at [[http://www.nps.gov/hale/index.htm Haleakala]].
** Surviving the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hana_Highway Road to Hana]].
* GentlemanAndAScholar: Tries to be [[PolitenessJudo polite]], thoughtful, and is interested in studying a wide variety of subjects.
* GentlemanSnarker: Prone to this. Most people don't pick up on it unless they read between the lines or listen carefully.
* GottaCatchThemAll: ''Always'' gets a key chain whenever traveling abroad. It's recently been extended to local maps.
* GuiltyPleasures: GundamWing.
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: He's typically listening to music whenever he goes somewhere. If he's exploring some place new, however, he leaves the headphones off.
* HiddenDepths: He can actually sing decently, but is too self-conscious to show it. Instead, he claims that [[HollywoodToneDeaf no one should be subjected to it.]]
** Few people realize that the [[IntroversionTropes bookish introvert]] is an [[GentlemanAdventurer avid world traveler]].
** Even fewer know that he's dabbled in PhotographyAndIllustration and [[VoiceActors Voice Acting]].
** Even ''he'' didn't know he was [[FriendToAllChildren good with kids]] until he realized how often his younger relatives gravitated toward him.
* HulaAndLuaus: Attended one in Kihei, complete with a show and roasted pig.
* HumbleGoal: Watching all of [[HayaoMiyazaki Hayao Miyazaki's]] films.
* TheIllegible: He tends to write very quickly, thus resulting in stylish but utterly unreadable messages.
* InformedLoner: Much to the surprise of anyone who doesn't know him well.
* TheInsomniac: Used to be one in college, but is actively trying to curb the habit.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: A fellow in his mid-twenties who spends his free time writing, reading, and gaming. [[{{Understatement}} Those are hardly the most social of hobbies.]]
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: If his appearance is anything to go by...
* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts: The entire point of his traveling.
* IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat: Inverted with his eyesight. He made it through third grade before [[UnwantedGlassesPlot learning]] he ''really'' needed glasses.
* JadeColoredGlasses: Occasionally falls into this on his bad days.
* LonersAreFreaks: Tries to [[DefiedTrope defy this]], with [[TheSocialExpert varying]] [[StepfordSnarker results.]]
* [[MassiveNumberedSiblings Massive Numbered Cousins]]: Though an only child, he's the fourth eldest of ''seventeen'' grandchildren. And that's just on ''one side'' of the family.
* MeasuringTheMarigolds: Subverted. He might come off as bookish and analytical, but his [[WatchingTheSunset nature]] and [[OceanAwe travel]] [[CityOfAdventure photography]] indicate otherwise.
* MementoMacGuffin: Necklaces from Chichen Itza and the Caves of Nerja, a small jar of saffron from Morocco, a [[SimpleStaff wooden hiking stick]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Buddhism}} Buddhist]] prayer beads, a passport stamp from the Haleakala summit, and dozens of key chains.
* MistakenForSubculture: The long hair, dark clothes, and serious facial expressions has led people to assume he's some combination of [[TheRockStar rock guitarist]], {{Goth}}, [[HotLibrarian librarian]], or some kind of [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippie]] [[WhiteCollarWorker businessman]]. [[SharpDressedMan His sense of style and appearance]] lead to [[MistakenForGay more awkwardness.]]
* MistakenNationality: Taken UpToEleven in that while most people get mistaken for two or three nationalities, he's gotten ''well over a dozen'' different guesses. [[BoringButPractical The ambiguity helps him blend in while traveling abroad.]]
* MrViceGuy: Wrath.
* MundaneUtility: He doesn't just [[SingingInTheShower sing in the shower.]] He uses songs to ''keep track of the time''. A personal favorite is [[{{Music/Queen}} Under Pressure]], which clocks in at four minutes.
* MyersBriggs: INTJ.
* NerdsLoveToughSchoolwork: Thoroughly enjoyed reading the [[HistoryOfEnglish Middle English version]] of ''TheCanterburyTales'' out loud. He also finished ''[[RenaissanceMan The Book of the Courtier]]'' in a single sitting.
* NervesOfSteel: When the house next door burst into flame, he grabbed an extinguisher, rallied as many neighbors as he could find, and ''[[BadassBookworm fought the blaze until the fire department arrived]]''. Granted it was only for a few minutes, but no one had ever seen the bookworm move so ''fast'' before.
* NeverLiveItDown: A notoriously awful karaoke incident in Cabo San Lucas.
* NoodleIncident: Transporting a ''huge'' authentic Moroccan rug out of Africa and back to the States.
** Racing across the [[NewYorkCity Brooklyn Bridge]] to catch the last train out of [[{{UsefulNotes/NewYorkSubway}} Grand Central.]]
** Getting frostbite while visiting the Eiffel Tower.
** Talking his way into a special exhibition in Musée d'Orsay.
** Winning a game of chess in four moves.
** [[GotVolunteered Being volunteered]] to lead a [[WeddingDay wedding procession]] [[IndyPloy literally a minute before the ceremony started]]. ''Twice''.
* NotAMorningPerson: Gets so into his reading and writing that he ignores the time...and comes to regret it the next day.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Thanks to his [[LongHairedPrettyBoy long hair]] and [[AmbiguousGender androgynous appearance]], some [[MistakenAge assume him to be nearly a decade younger]] than his real age. Amusingly, it works both ways; due to his [[WiseBeyondTheirYears serious demeanor and general levelheadedness]], many assume him [[YoungerThanTheyLook to be much older than he really is.]] Much confusion ensues.
* PastimesProvePersonality: [[{{Authors}} Writing]], [[BookishTropes Reading]], [[VideogameTropes Gaming]], [[{{TabletopGame/Chess}} Chess]], [[ArtTropes Art]], [[MusicTropes Music]], [[GameOfNerds Baseball]], [[{{Seekers}} studying all]] [[RenaissanceMan kinds of subjects]]...There's a pattern in there, somewhere.
* ThePerfectionist: Occasionally, especially with regard to his writing.
* ThePhilosopher: Frequently seen musing over the questions of life. He reads various texts to gain greater insight and develop his personal philosophy. Several people regard him as a [[TheConsigliere source of advice and morality]] in {{Real Life}}, despite [[CynicalMentor his efforts to stay away from that role.]]
* PosterGalleryBedroom: There are no posters. There ''are'' framed, 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles depicting high-res panoramic photos.
* TheProfessor: One of his recurring nicknames; he's usually quiet and introverted, but if you ask him about something relevant to his interests, he'll go into [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic full-blown lecture mode]]. He's also prone to [[GeekyAnalogy making references]] that usually no one understands.
* ProudToBeAGeek: He's not terribly vocal about it, but everyone knows of his love for academics, culture, and video games. They just don't know ''how'' geeky he is; a quick glance of his place reveals a functioning Galileo thermometer, a PDF of [[LeonardoDaVinci Leonardo da Vinci's]] journal, literary-themed pins, panoramic jigsaw puzzles, ''three'' [[{{Franchise/LEGO}} LEGO]] chess sets and a ''{{Hamlet}}'' figure, ''[[{{Franchise/Castlevania}} Castlevania]]'' and ''ZoneOfTheEnders'' figurines, a HelloKitty [[StreetFighter Chun-Li]], ''William Shakespeare's StarWars'', the entire ''Graphic Canon'' anthology, and ''The Dictionary of Imaginary Places.''
* TheQuietOne: The written word is his preferred medium of communication. When he actually speaks aloud, most people can't hear him.
* QuirkyCurls: [[LongHairedPrettyBoy About two feet of them]]. Some people are surprised to learn he's a highly academic BookWorm as opposed to a rock guitarist.
* RealMenCook: He can make some ''mean'' sandwiches. The spicier, the better!
* RealMenWearPink: As mentioned above, he dismisses gender roles in favor of what he really enjoys. He was a {{Wholesome Crossdresser}} during his college days, and has a bit of a [[CutenessProximity weak spot for cute things]]. He actively subverts the idea that MenCantKeepHouse by keeping his household running smoothly and being surprisingly decent at cooking. Women often ask him for hair advice as well.
* TheReliableOne: Usually. However, it sometimes goes to [[BrokenAce unhealthy lengths]] and results in a stubborn refusal of help, if not [[NervousWreck something worse]].
* RenaissanceMan: He aspires to become one, but [[GenreSavvy he acknowledges that he is nowhere near achieving it.]]
* ScheduleFanatic: ''Used'' to be one in college. He still pays attention to timing and efficiency, but doesn't stress over it.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Lapses into this sometimes in RealLife. Deliberately defies this in his writing, which makes it seem more natural.
* SharedFamilyQuirks: Recently discovered that [[ProudToBeAGeek geeky]], independent, and [[{{Determinator}} badass determination]] streaks [[ItRunsInTheFamily run wide and deep in his extended family]]. He still reads the most, though.
* SharpDressedMan: Occasionally, though he's more comfortable with business casual. He also ''rocks'' a [[BadassLongcoat stylish trench coat]] and [[ScarfOfAsskicking scarves]] in cold weather.
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses: He's not short, it's just that most men are taller than him!
* ShrinkingViolet: ''Used'' to be one when he was younger. Some traits still show up, usually when he's in someplace new.
* SignatureDevice: An iPod, complete with the phrase ''[[PretentiousLatinMotto Non sum qualis eram]]'' engraved on the back.
* TheSmartGuy: Usually the go-to person for ideas and planning in {{Real Life}}.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: He doesn't play as much as he used to, but still enjoys it. He once beat two people at chess and Super Street Fighter IV ''[[BeyondTheImpossible simultaneously.]]''
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: And judging by [[SexySpectacles certain]] [[WhatBeautifulEyes reactions]], it's definitely a good thing.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Uses this whenever people don't understand his overly wordy explanations.
* SplitPersonality: Gets accused of having this, in multiple ways. Most people who see his quiet and bookish side are shocked to find out about his traveling and creative exploits. Same goes for when he drops the snarky act and [[{{UsefulNotes/Existentialism}} waxes philosophical.]]
* StarvingStudent: Reduced to one in the last couple of quarters before getting his degree.
* StoicSpectacles: He wore contacts for a while, but eventually decided glasses looked better and were far less troublesome.
* TheStoryteller: One of his best skills.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Inverted from the usual type; he's [[StepfordSnarker pleasantly snarky]] to everyone, but only those closest him know how serious and cynical he can be.
* SuperSpeedReading: ''Attempted'' this briefly in college and decided it was too impractical.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Not so much on the first, but ''definitely'' the latter two. Occasionally gets mistaken for an AloofDarkHairedGirl if the person doesn't look close enough.
* TaughtByExperience: Typically a result of his traveling abroad.
* TaughtByTelevision: Infamously learned the alphabet by watching WheelOfFortune every night as a child.
* ThatOnePlayer: When it comes to [[FightingGame fighting]] and [[ActionAdventure action games.]] Oddly, he routinely fails miserably at [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]] and expresses disdain [[TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches all the cliches]] that come with them.
* TheTeetotaler: He doesn't even drink coffee. A SpotOfTea, on the other hand...
* TheToothHurts: Found that out the hard way when he had to get all four wisdom teeth removed.
* ThinkingOutLoud: All the time, much to the confusion of anyone not used to him.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Jalepeños, onions, and garlic.
* UnkemptBeauty: [[RapunzelHair Two feet of curly hair]] and Caribbean trade winds do ''not'' go well together. He gave up brushing his hair after a few days at sea, resulting in an unruly but stylish mane.
* TheUnsmile: Sports a ''terrifying'' one when he wants to get a laugh out of someone.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Usually invokes this until said viewer gets a better look at him. The [[AmbiguousGender androgynous appearance and hobbies]] lead to [[AmbiguouslyGay other]] [[TransparentCloset assumptions.]]
* VocalDissonance: You wouldn't think a guy with rock star hair would be so quiet.
* WaterfallShower: Briefly while on the Road to Hana.
* {{Workaholic}}: Especially when it comes to reading and writing.
* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: A staunch believer in this, despite being an introverted loner and [[TheCynic cynical]] {{bookworm}}. When given the opportunity, he usually travels around the world. Places visited have included [[{{UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands}} Aruba]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Mexico}} Chichen]] [[{{UsefulNotes/Pre-ColumbianCivilizations}} Itza]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Malaysia}} Kuala Lumpur]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Singapore}} Singapore]], [[{{UsefulNotes/France}} Paris]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Morocco}} Tangier]], [[MonkeysLionsAndAnnoyedSpaniards Gibraltar]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Spain}} Málaga and Seville]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Thailand}} Thailand]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Canada}} Vancouver and Victoria]], and [[{{UsefulNotes/Hawaii}} Maui]]. That's not counting his trips to WashingtonDC, NewYorkCity, [[{{UsefulNotes/Philadelphia}} Philadelphia]], and a summer road trip around [[{{UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates}} America]] when he was younger. Ironically, he rarely visits SanFrancisco despite living in its vicinity.
* WritersBlock: Dives into this occasionally, [[TenMinuteRetirement usually for no more than a month]].
* WritersCannotDoMath: Not quite. He made it through [[CalculusIsArcaneKnowledge Calculus]], then vowed never to take another math course again.

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