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Pushing Up Roses (Sarah Wilson) is a writer/artist/humorist/video producer. Her Website, [[http://pushinguproses.com PushingUpRoses.com]] was launched during the summer of 2009. She is known for her show, "Let's Play Shortys", which goes up on That Guy With the Glasses and youtube. The show features her playing games that have been either lost into obscurity or mediocrity, and often has a co-host. Co-hosts include WebVideo/PawDugan, WebVideo/PatTheNesPunk, WebVideo/ObscurusLupa, [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]], WebVideo/PeanutButterGamer, WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows, and WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob.

After [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe's]] departure from ''Transmission Awesome'' (the official podcast of TGWTG), Roses joined the cast along with WebVideo/YRulerOfTime.

On January 1st, 2013, Roses announced her retirement from TGWTG.com and subsequently joined Retroware.TV; shortly afterwards, she began a series called "Second Look", looking at some popular-back-then games and deciding if they warrant a return. Over time, she has gradually transitioned away from doing Let's Plays and has begun to focus more on reviews and video essays. She also speaks frequently about her struggles with body dysmorphic disorder, depression, and suicidal ideation; she has plans to publish a memoir going into further detail about these experiences.
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!!This reviewer provides examples of:

* {{Allegory}}: In her "Behind the Video" parody, she uses things like "video game addiction" and becoming ill via consumption of White Castle to represent the more serious things she had been through months prior.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Is apparently this to [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] in MortalKombat.
* AuthorAppeal: Tattoos. And death. Gory gory death. Gory, slimy horrendous scary deaths. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Of the deadly variety]].
* TheCastShowOff: Damn, [[http://blip.tv/pushinguproses/some-of-shelly-s-blues-5351152 she can sing]].
* CrossOver: Besides Paw Dugan, she also played with WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows, WebVideo/LordKat, WebVideo/ObscurusLupa, [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]] and [[WebVideo/LazyGameReviews LGR]].
* DaddysGirl: On her website, she often writes about her relationship with her deceased father. The articles detail her admiration for her father, and has been quoted saying "He is my hero." She also has stated that the heavily death-themed ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'' helped her overcome her father's death.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: Happily approves of B. J. Blazkowicz's [[WalkingShirtlessScene ripped physique]] on the cover of ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' in her "Thrift Store Finds" video.
* FanGirl: Of both TheMonkees and Hall & Oates.
* FetishRetardant: [[{{In-universe}} Roses and Oancitizen's]] reaction to ''F$#% Quest''.
* FlatWhat:
** In her Let's Play of ''Hugo 2'' when she realizes the other side of the [[FakeDifficulty frustratingly difficult]] path through the garden of Venus' flytraps leads right back to the gate.
** Also spoken in her Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures LP, in response to PeanutButterGamer's banter.
* FluffyTheTerrible: Has a tendency to name everything cute or mundane names, including horrible monsters.
* FriendshipMoment:
** During her Let's Plays, she will mention or give shout outs to her friends. During their collaboration of ''VideoGame/TheOregonTrail'', Paw Dugan and Roses named the members of their party after their fellow video producer friends.
** "Make friends!" is pretty much a CatchPhrase for her.
* {{Goth}}:
** As [[SelfDeprecation a call back to her teenage years]], in the premiere for Second Look, Goth Roses appears in an ImagineSpot that's DeliberatelyMonochrome, with Music/{{Morrissey}} blasting in the background.
** In a top 10 favourite {{Creator/Sierra}} deaths, she ''literally'' dressed up as Death.
* {{Geek}}:
** In real life, she tutors computer applications and web coding. "I like Robots more than people."
** In her "Wizard101" video, she explains her love of her childhood math classes.
* GenkiGirl: She's nearly always smiling.
* {{GeniusBruiser}}: She will assault you with intelligent words, then kick your ass with her kickboxing skills.
* TheGimmick: When appropriate, she will often dress up as death/zombie makeup to suit specific reviews.
* JumpScare: A few in her "Sanitarium" review, and then a minor scare in Treasure Mountain, where a clip jarringly jumps to a mock scream and a jittery screen.
* LameExcuse: WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows and WebVideo/PawDugan get out of participating in her ''33 1/3 Revolutions per Monkee'' review by claiming to be 'on fire' and 'drowning' respectively.
* LetsPlay: Originally the main content of her channel. Since leaving TGWTG, she has gradually begun focusing on her other work. During her playthrough of The Secret of Monkey Island with LGR, she announced that it would be her last full Let's Play and that she intended to focus on content she enjoyed producing more going forward.
* ManChild: Sarah [[http://www.formspring.me/PushingUpRoses/q/258306522151396189 calls]] [[AlterEgoActing Roses]] much more childlike and bubbly than herself.
* NerdGlasses: Though they're more of a necessity than a fashion statement, due to intense astigmatism.
* OppositesAttract: While Roses is usually very quirky/borderline morbidly cute ("Corn cob death is my favorite"), her partners, either Paw Dugan or LGR, are often more laid back and the voice of reason.
* MrExposition: Explains the backstory behind certain scenes in Music/TheMonkees' film ''Film/{{Head}}'' to Paw and Todd.
* {{Parody}}: As her departure video for TGWTG, she created a Behind The Music parody, featuring dramatic acting and writing.
* PlayerTic: During her Let's Play of ''King Quest VII'', she tends to place the crown-shaped cursor over Rosella's head anytime there is a character conversation with no player input.
* RunningGag:
** In her videos, she references other adventure games: "THROW CHOP!! THROW CHOP!!" "PUT GEM IN MOUTH!!" She also has a penchant to try to make friends with ''everyone and anything''.
** WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows becoming less and less of a special guest in every appearance.
** "It's a bone! It's a bone! It's a bone!"
** Everything is named Tad. Everything. [[VideoGame/JurassicPark Even the raptors.]]
* SelfDeprecation: Takes some shots at herself in "Behind The Video", particularly when she humorously admits to being complicated.
* SequelHook: At the end of her ''33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee'' review, Paw appears to seal her into a VideoGame/{{Myst}} trap book...
* SophisticatedAsHell:
** oancitizen sings "The Bad Touch" by BloodhoundGang while the main character in ''F$#% Quest'' serenades a girl in a grand opera voice.
** Her ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' review starts out with her speaking eloquently over Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", while wearing a tiny top hat.
* ThatsWhatSheSaid: She'll insert these (that's what ''she'' said) into her videos every so often. Usually because it IS something that she said.
* TakeThat: Mocks a character's blue eyeshadow, then shows a picture of Music/{{Kesha}} also wearing blue eyeshadow.
* TookALevelInBadass: Has taken up kickboxing during her hiatus from producing videos.
* WildMassGuessing: InUniverse example. She thinks WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows is a 13-year-old girl, in part because this site said he likes ''Series/{{iCarly}}''.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Looks and acts VERY young at heart, as demonstrated in many videos.
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