--->''"Yeah, you're a pretty cool family. I think I'll keep you."''

Somewhere, in sunny Florida, there lives a family of four: Mom, Jaz, Taz, and Zilo. Living life, and finding their ways, the family sticks together no matter what. And the "what" comes in a variety of flavors, from [[StalkingIsLove stalker boyfriends]] to possessed cars, to The Great Cat Movement of 2003. Zilo, the protagonist, an avid fan of reading, writing, and drawing, is the main cause of the family's hair-raising adventures (though you really can't blame the possessed car on her). She spends most of her time plunked in front of a computer, traveling through a bizarre and dangerous land known as the Internet.

One day she finds a link leading to place called TV Tropes and [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife the rest was history]]. Her life turns into a land of tropes and her family is unwillingly dragged along for the ride. As they try to weather the new set of problems they have to deal with, Zilo tries to find a way to save her family from this strange new menace.

Heralded as [[BlatantLies the best story of all time in every single genre ever]].

'''This life features examples of:'''

* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "There are some things you should always remember! Your name, your social security number, where your car is, that your daughter doesn't know how to make nachos, things like that!"
* [[AwesomeMcCoolname Awesome Mc]][[OverlyLongName Overly Long]] [[MyNaymeIs Nayme]]: Zilo's full online alias is "Zilo Biscuit Kirbi Edward Blue Sugarpill The Notoriously Strange".
* BadassBookworm: Taz.
* BadassFamily: Take a guess.
* BigEater: The whole family
* BlondBrunetteRedhead: Jaz, Zilo, and Mom respectively.
** Recently, Zilo and Mom have swapped places, with Zilo having red hair, and Mom going back to dark brown.
* BrowserNarcotic / JustOneMoreLevel : Any time Mom or Zilo get on a computer.
* BuffySpeak: Most items are described with the word "thing" in there somewhere, such as "computer thing" (modem) "water dispense-y thing" (refrigerator dispenser) "music playing thing" (MP3) or just "that...thing"
* CatchPhrase: "Here I am!"
** "There's a trope about that...",
** Mom's "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny I'll sock you in your eye!"]]
** Jaz's "Howdy howdy!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Zilo. 'Nuff said.
** Jaz and Taz also, though Zilo is definitely the worst of the bunch.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: See CuteClumsyGirl.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: "No matter how old you get, you'll always be my baby." Awww, Mom!
* CuteClumsyGirl: Zilo. In spades.
--->'''Zilo:''' HOW DO YOU TRIP OVER A ''DISHWASHER''?!"
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Jaz
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Mom
* DeadpanSnarker: Whenever she's not being [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} crazy]], Zilo is one of these.
** ''Everyone'' in the family, the biggest offenders being Mom and Taz.
* DownerEnding: Eventually, [[spoiler: everyone dies]].
* FanFic: Zilo writes the ''FullmetalAlchemist'' variety. Like [[FanFic/TheSwitchGlitch this]].
* FourGirlEnsemble: With Zilo as TheDitz, Taz as the [[DeadpanSnarker snarker]] Jaz as the sexy, and Mom as the wise one.
* GoshdangItToHeck: The whole family. Zilo makes up her own swear words.
* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: Jaz's potatoes, after being in the back of the fridge for too long...
* HotLibrarian: Taz.
* IKnowMortalKombat: Or in this case, "I know DeadOrAlive".
* MamaBear: One word of advice: do not touch Mom's girls. She's not afraid of going to prison.
* MemeticMutation: "WAH!"
** [[Literature/{{Twilight}} WHITEFISH]] [[ThisIsSPARTA BLASTULAAAA!]]
* ObfuscatingInsanity: Zilo, who else?
* ObfuscatingStupidity: See above.
* OlderThanTheyLook: "You're 20? I thought you were twelve!"
* OnlySaneMan: Mom.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Taz]]'s moving to Oklahoma.
* SeinfeldianConversation: "How many ways can you fall in a hole?"
* ShapedLikeItself: "I was going to put sausage in the rice and make, uh...sausage rice."
* TakeAThirdOption:
--->'''Zilo:''' You've got a choice. Either have the fan on high and be a little cold, or turn the fan down and let your daughter burst into flames.
--->'''Mom:''' I'd prefer having a daughter who isn't so dramatic.
--->'''Zilo:''' [[InsultBackfire Mom, I'm an artist. That's not an option]].
* TheNicknamer: Jaz.
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife: But Zilo ''likes'' it. Mom, on the other hand...
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Mom.