[[caption-width-right:300:Mr. Cool]]


''A man is sifting through piles of dusty trope pages and works. He looks up when he spots you, and smiles.''

[[FourthWallGreeting Hey there, I didnít hear you come in!]] As you can see, itís been awhile since I was in here, and I just thought Iíd tidy things up a bit. As long as youíre here, itíd be nice if youíd help me out, and Iíll tell you a little something about myself as we do.

Iím The Great Unknown. Why do I go by that? Good question. Letís just say that [[{{Retcon}} now]] itís because, well, there are far too many things that are obscure and unknown out there. Theyíre also great! Hence, itís my desire to show them off to, well, anyone whoíll possibly listen!

If you want basic details, it wouldnít be fitting to give much away, but Iím a male from Pennsylvania whoís old enough to know better but young enough to not care. And yes, [[SelfDeprecation I know thatís an old joke]].

A couple things you should also know:

* Iím a [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]]. A huge one, in fact, and I have absolutely no reason to be ashamed about, thank you very much!
* I like to write and to roleplay. I can often be found on Forum Games, and Iím always planning to write fanfiction. Maybe one of these days Iíll get one finishedÖ

Okay, okay, Iíll tropefy myself:
* {{Geek}} / {{Nerd}}
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses
* TheSnarkKnight

Anyway, that should cover the ''basics''. The rest is for you to find out! I mean, if you care. If not, Iíll just be here, quietly editing things and not-so-quietly playing forum games!

Here are a few examples of the pages Iíve started:
* TwoFaced
* Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion
* Literature/TheWindInTheWillows
* Film/SunsetBoulevard
* Fanfic/PackStreet
* Fanfic/RoommatesMemoirsOfTheHairlessApe

[[folder:A Few Especially Good Friends I've Made Here]]
Note that not being on here yet doesn't mean you're ''not'' a friend!

* Tropers/{{arcada188}}
* Tropers/{{Beverly}}
* Tropers/DrNoPuma
* Tropers/PresidentStalkeyes
* Tropers/{{Sedmikrasky}}

It might be easier to list the things I ''don't'' like, so I'll just be slowly working on this list of things I particularly enjoy as I go along. For my own amusement.

[[folder:General things I enjoy]]
* AlternateHistory: [[SlidingScaleOfAlternateHistoryPlausibility Plausible or not]], but generally not AlienSpaceBats level.
* FairytaleMotif: Especially those that play TruerToTheText or at least encapsulate [[AnAesop the original message]].
* TheHerosJourney
** Comparative mythology in general.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''
* ''ComicBook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew''
* ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}''
* ''ComicBook/LutherArkwright''
* Creator/AlanMoore (sometimes)
** ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''
* ''ComicBook/MouseGuard''

[[folder:Film - Live Action]]
* Creator/TheCoenBrothers
** ''Film/{{Fargo}}''
* ''Film/GroundhogDay''
* ''Film/TheTrumanShow'


And finally, since I do talk about her a lot, here's some information about my favorite original character, as written by myself.

[[caption-width-right:350:Read her description? She knew you'd do that.]]

Nakhta de Renaud[[labelnote:note]]Pronounced ''KNOCK-tuh deh Reh-KNOW''[[/labelnote]] is the Queen of Vulland, a FunnyAnimal kingdom in a Western European style setting. Her distinctively white-furred fox royal family tree [[RoyalBlood stretches back some 1000 years]], though it's rare that any one monarch [[HighTurnoverRate gets to enjoy the position for long]] with all the infighting, assassinations, and coups over the years. Nakhta's father was one such wily, long-reigning monarch, and even though she was the youngest of five kits, she was [[ParentalFavoritism the favorite]] and learned everything she knows from him. Like everyone in the family, she's [[RoyallyScrewedUp not entirely well]], acute paranoia that strikes from time to time and an absolute compulsion to scheme and plot being just two of her many issues. She was never expected to actually rule, though, until a tragically-timed accident at sea cost the lives of her mother, father, and all her siblings, leaving the just-adult vixen in charge. Once Nakhta has something, she's unwilling to part with it, particularly power, and only time will tell if she's capable of holding together such a fractious kingdom...

Nakhta was, as you might guess, largely intended as a {{Deconstruction}} of various villains across the ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series. They're all StupidEvil [[BlackAndWhiteMorality irredeemable monsters]], but does that really make sense? Do they deserve NoSympathy for being raised by an evil family with no real chance to be good? Even if they're not, is it realistic for them to be pure evil and their relatives pure good? These are just a few of the questions raised by the series, and Nakhta is an examination of what it might look like if one of them were the protagonist instead.

She will be making an appearance as the star of a side story in the upcoming visual novel ''VisualNovel/ThePiratesFate''!

'''Tropes associated with her:'''
* AmbiguouslyEvil: She likes to leave her motivations as hidden as possible. The only thing that's clear is that she has a plot for seemingly every contingency, but they vary wildly in just how dark they are, and her ultimate goals (if any) are unknown.
* TheChessmaster
* CunningLikeAFox
* DecadentCourt: It's been that way for centuries, and she sees no reason to change it. In fact, she might be quietly encouraging it, in order to take some of the potential anger of the commoners off herself if it comes to that, and also to keep them from plotting against her or terrorizing said commoners.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: To some extent; while the people might be somewhat afraid of her, it's not because of her actual decisions. She really does try her best to be fair in her judgments whenever remotely possible. (As such, she sees herself as TheHighQueen.) Rather, people are afraid that she'll find out everything about them and their plans, with spies everywhere--and they're not wrong.
** [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask The Vixen Wearing the Queenly Mask]]: On the other hand, being a queen is a lot of pressure, and she didn't ask for it. She wanted to be [[TheManBehindTheMan the power behind the throne]]. She's just too stubborn to give it up.
* RoyalBrat: Downplayed, as she's 19, but she does have her moments of stunning immaturity from time to time.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Averted! She's entirely innocent of her family's death, not that anyone believes her.]]
* TheSouthpaw: Somewhat literally.