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Made Of Win Archive Late 2010

Continued from Made Of Win Archive Early 2011.
I Love Dogs: A shiny Made Of Win to whoever wrote the page header for Dirty Harriet.
Digitrev: A made of win goes out to Merseyuser1 for pot holing The Situation's transsexual incident to Noodle Incident.
Madrugada: A MOW for Rick777, for making No Shit Sherlock redirect to Captain Obvious.
Unknown recipient for the current (29/12/10) caption for Snicket Warning Label. This is the image and the caption is "Eh. It's not so bad if you're allergic to cats."
Deuxhero: One to UT 62.245.87.146 for this line in the Deus Ex characters page (emphasis added)

Out of context quotes FTW.
Zadia: One Made of Win to whoever made the Laconic page for Australian Wildlife. I laughed quite a bit at that.

Sweet Madness: One to wikkit for finding a much better picture of Cyd Charisse for the She's Got Legs page than the one I had originally placed. A round of applause for top-notch image sleuthing!
Jack5: One for whoever wrote the page on A Case of Spring Fever as a horror story. Note: To fully appreciate the humor of this page, make sure you first watch the MST3K video on this short film.
  • Sgt Frog 1: Agh, that was the Narmiest article I've ever read. "The heart is like a spring"? That's like saying the knee is like a door because they're both hinges.
    • Malchus: Well, to be fair, in certain sex positions you could grab the knees to spread the legs open—and I'm gonna shut up now.
  • Madrugada: When you're dealing with a Jerkass Genie, that's not too much of a reach...
  • Civanfan: At last, another delicious win...soon I shall have all the win, yes....

vicnog: As a Homestar Runner fan, I applaud the (now sadly made anonymous by the sands of time) tropers who chose the page quotes for Clueless Contributor and Artistic License - Law. Combolations, Elizagerth!
Reiko Kazama: Whoever made Yandere a Self-Demonstrating Article. I was waiting for that to happen!
  • [1]: -bows- I started it. And made a line (the private-impaling one, I believe) in there.

Latia: AceOfPlanes for Tangled's entry under Beyond the Impossible. Because...it's so true:

Madrugada: To the unknown editor at 140.192.249.73, who put this hottip in the LEGO Genetics page: "This is also how it's portrayed in movies with CG* effects showing the double helix spinning around, taking out one rung and putting another in, with the whole thing glowing to show how it's been affected."

SimonNormally: That is brilliant. -applauds-

SpiriTsunami: Seconded. Puns are always better with science.
SonicLover: One to peccantis for this gem of an addition to PlayingWith.Eigen Plot (pothole mine, the rest his):
* Conversed: "That show's antics got so ridiculous that I stopped watching it. I mean, if I were an evil overlord, I'd make it damn sure to have some asexual or gay guards as well!"
It counts because although it makes perfect sense in context, it is absolutely hilarious either way.

Kalle: That line's good, but this one made me crack up:
* Discussed: "Darkie, your security stinks! It's a cakewalk for guys like those pesky heroes! Go change it immediately!" "Yes mother."

Mirage Knuckler: I'd like to give one to whoever created the the laconic page for BeigeProse. So awesome, as is the one for Wiki Vandal.

Hydro Globus: Even though it was given a MOW, I changed the Beige Prose one. For the record, it said "Brevity."
Sgt Frog 1: One for whoever created the Danbooru page. I have been waiting for someone to set up a page for it! (I'm not sure how to do it myself.)

Phoenix Fire: Easy-peasy. Go to the url (for example, "http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MadeOfWin"). Erase the part after the last slash ("http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/"). Type in the title you want ("http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TitleOfTropeOrWork"). Go to your shiny new page, hit "Edit page," and start typing away. If you want to do it in a namespace other than "Main," change it to, say, "http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/SugarWiki/TitleOfTropeOrWork" instead.

Citizen: I never thought of adding a page for that on here...


Sgt Frog 1: Okay, I tried creating my first page today...the Laconic entry for Shotgun Wedding. I think it came out alright.

Phoenix Fire: That's a terrible pun. I wholeheartedly approve. (*surreptitiously changes link to go to Laconic Wiki instead*)

Renagade: I hereby grant a Made of Win to you messer Sgt Frog 1 for the aforementioned Laconic page. I laughed rather hard.
sgrunt: One for SonicLover's glorious image on Playing with a Trope.

Sonic Lover: Another one? Seems I really know how to work the audience around here. Any favorite panels?

Dragon Quest Z: I like how you found a way to illustrate the difference between Invoked Trope and Exploited Trope, and how Defied Trope contrasts with Invoked Trope.
Iaculus: Big Made of Win to carla for her sterling work on the Fan Fic Recommendations pages. Nicely done.
Willbyr: One very overdue MOW to nombretomado for the volume of work he (she?) has done and continues to do on the Pages Needing Example Sorting page.

emeriin: She's a she (I talk to her a lot), and seconded. Organization fetishes must be rewarded when they end in productivity.
Tannhäuser: I have been very remiss in not mentioning the bit about Prince Richard from the Richard of Gloucester page, which makes me snicker every time I re-read it. I'm very sorry I couldn't find out who the original poster was, but kudos to an inspired snark nonetheless.
Thnikkafan:One to whoever came up with the name for Kevlard.

Malchus: Reading that name, and remembering an old joke about fat guys having boobs, I now have difficulty keeping the pun "Kevlard Breast" out of my thoughts.
Zadia: One shiny Made of Win to whoever put the picture on Oh, the Humanity!. *applauds*

Malchus: Seconded. Mostly because I will now have nightmares involving giant, flying manatees that explode crashing into my house. Which, as far as nightmares go, would be pretty awesome.
Fyrewyre: To whoever put the image/caption/pothole combo on I Know Kung Fu. L. O. Freaking. L.
ROBRAM 89: I don't even know if it was intentional, considering the deceptive tone of the "series" itself, but I have to congratulate whoever saw fit to put the genuinely frightening Candle Cove article on Sugar Wiki and put the straightforward one explaining it on Darth Wiki.
From the Lampshade Hanging It Just Bugs Me page:
Troper #1: Now saying THAT bugs me. Can reality match, say, a demonic creature that defies belief being made of the souls of the damned and is the personification of all sins in existence, with the creature in turn actually being an angel that was corrupted by said souls joining its body, with the very sight of said creature driving people mad? If so, then, um, well, yeah...
Troper #2: Yes. One of the many things that happened during summer camp.

Sonic Lover: I for one would like to know the context behind that line.

Anonymous Mc Cartneyfan: The beginning of the thread was a troper stating that the act of Lampshade Hanging bugged him. Another replied that Lampshade Hanging works because truth can be much stranger than fiction. The immediate reply to that was the exchange above.
Pykrete: No idea if it's been mentioned or not, but the image on Friendless Background made my day.

Earnest: Thank you Pykerete, it's been a rough day so far, but this makes it a good day. ^_^
D Roy: This Hypocritical Humor line at the opening of Beach Episode made me giggle.
Art: Why does every anime series under the sun have to have a fan-service episode? An episode in which the cast all wander around in swimwear or less for no real reason? It's so low-brow.
Pip: Shall we confirm that by watching it again?
Art: Absolutely.


Haven: Lambda77 on the Troper Tales for Beware the Nice Ones, for his suitably epic reply to the infamous "He broke 33 pencils in his life, and had a good friend break two of those pencils because they were too hard."

Sonic Lover: There were multiple replies to that line. Which one is it?

Haven: Thought the potholes cleared it up, but the fourth one, beginning with "I actually shit myself".


thatother1dude: This reply post on Shaped Like Itself:

  • David Bowie's "Changes" has the line "Strange fascination, fascinating me".
    • Perhaps the latter two words were Bowie's narcissistic self-description, whereas the previous two words were describing (from a slightly-less self-absorbed viewpoint) how he felt about his fascinating self. In which case, there should have been a colon after "fascination". Uh...that's not particularly less tautological than any other interpretation, is it?

Kalle: Re: the page image for Tertiary Sexual Characteristics — I was completely fooled until I read the Pot Holes in the caption. Well played.
Zadia: A Made of Win for whoever made the Laconic entry for Catch22.
Arutema: Whoever did the Thanksgiving logo.

Computer Sherpa: Seconded! Do not mess with Lampshade Turkey!

High Octane Awesome: Kinda looks like it says "Tv ropes".

Phoenix Fire: No, see, it's a T-urkey! ...er, sorry, I'll shut up now.
Chris X: Whoever wrote this in the the laconic version of Everybody Hates Hades deserves a win:
  • Parodied: Tuoni possessed Joel Schumacher into making Batman & Robin so people commited mass suicide.
Heh heh heh! So that's what happens to Schumacher!

Phoenix Fire: You mean the Playing With Wiki version?

Chris X: Oh, right. My bad.
One More: Whether it was intended or nor, but this bit from Touhou characters list, Luna Child's entry:
Luna can manipulate sound, dampening it so she can sneak around. She is at her strongest when the moon is out, but is weakened if the weather is cloudy.
It's a freakin' POEM!
Madrugada: Another one for a troper who will never be known by name unless they step forward to claim it; this entry on A Good Name for a Rock Band:
* Crosby, Stills, Nash, and sometimes Young
Hydro Globus: Another one (to a troper lost in time) regarding The Bible: Whoever decided that the rename of Paul on the Character Sheet for The Bible is an example of Spell My Name Without An S is a genius. Or, well, has great ideas. Anyway, is eligible for the hug.

Aliroz The Confused: That was me. Thanks for the MOW.
D Roy: Two of them. This bit from Twenty Bear Asses. I did not know that discussion related to The Bible could make me laugh, out, loud.
  • The Bible. King Saul: "Sure, David, you can marry my daughter, just bring me a hundred Philistine foreskins." Worst. Quest. Ever. At least the drop rate is 100%...
    • David apparently got caught up in the "farming" and brought in two hundred, by the way. Thus proving that Level Grinding and Collection Sidequest (not to mention Bragging Rights Reward!) is indeed Older Than Dirt.
      • This is a good place to point out that Saul was trying to get David killed. Again. Just think of it. "Sure, David. Just bring me evidence that you've mutilated the penises of a hundred Philistines." Left unsaid: "Yes, mutilated. The boy aint a rabbi, I'm sure his 'circumcisions' won't be exactly neat. As soon as the Philistines figure out what he's up to, they'll start fighting not only for their lives but for their junks against this mad genital-chopping serial killer I've just unleashed. Have fun, boy!"
  • Also, the caption for High School AU. Lol!

Shay Guy: Took me a minute reading the Merlin Sickness page before I realized what had been done with it. Clever.
KooriRenchuu - I want to give a big MOW hug to fzzr_miller for the puntastic title to the article Date Crêpe. I actually laughed when I saw that, it takes a lot to make me laugh anymore.
High Octane Awesome: One for whoever rewrote the The Slender Man Mythos page as being nonfictional.

Fyrewyre: WHY??? WHY WOULD YOU ALERT ME TO THE EXISTENCE OF THAT??!?!?!?!?? WHHHHHYYYYYyyyyyy?

Malchus: I, on the other hand, thank you for alerting me to the existence of that. It's delightfully creepy.

Phoenix Fire: Ain't it just? ^_^ I, for my part, failed to notice the rewrite until it was pointed out (this is the problem with just skimming articles you visit a lot), but approve heartily. [[supersecretspoiler:He cost me a couple nights' sleep; it's the least I can do to inflict it on everyone else.]]
batfan: I can't find who posted it, but this post from the One More Day page has in my opinion one of the best puns I have seen on this wiki:
Executive Meddling: JMS really didn't want to put his name on the last two parts, and shortly jumped ship to the Distinguished Competition.

ROBRAM 89: Bzzt. Marvel has been using that term as a sometimes-playful-sometimes-antagonistic jab at DC for decades.

batfan: It's still a better pun than one generally sees in this wiki. I also think it's a great example of how Executive Meddling is a really good way to antagonize your best talent. Marvel lost Grant Morrison the same way.
Medinoc: To Uknown Troper for the page picture of Super Drowning Skills.
SpellBlade: I found this amusing.
Dracosummoner: To whoever turned Broken Aesop into an Incredibly Lame Pun on the Clueless Aesop page (D.A.R.E. entry).
Thinks Too Much: I can't find the author, but I'd like to award one point to whoever, on the Nice Jewish Boy page, referred to Jesus as "not a tame carpenter."
Sonic Lover: It's a shame that natter is generally frowned upon on this wiki, because it tends to be quite the crack-up. This little gem buried in Tertiary Sexual Characteristics (identity of author unknown) made my day:
* Averted in 3 in Three: the title character (a talking digit) is addressed as "Ms. 3" despite having no Tertiary Sexual Characteristics.
** Well, yes, but that's because of her primary and secondary sexual characteristics. I mean, look at those curves!

Dragon Quest Z: Natter is arguing. A reply can often be just something funny instead, which is clearly not an argument.

Paul A: Natter is any response that results in the main page looking like a conversation instead of a properly-formatted description. Funny replies are funny, but they don't belong on the main page. You want replies, that's what the Discussion pages and the Forums are for.

Fyrewyre: You see, that's where we differ, yes, I can see the need to trim long conversations that take away from the page and are genuinely distracting, but if it's just a quick comment or two that make for a great joke, then what's the harm?

Micah: Wikis don't do things in small doses; the giraffes won't go that way. If you like the joke, be creative and find a non-conversational way to rephrase it.
Mr Death: One to hoodiecrow on Rape as Comedy, for the simple "not cool" footnote when discussing a story from the Bible of a woman randomly grabbing someone's penis during an argument. It made me giggle.
* If you want to know more, that commandment is found in Deuteronomy 25:11-12. It may seem like a Big Lipped Alligator Moment or even Disproportionate Retribution (highly doubtful), but chances are, as with everything else mentioned, that it was designed to avert Ain't No Rule.

Zadia: A Made of Win to whoever added the picture for Permanent Red Link Club.
sgrunt: Rhyme Beat gets one for putting in a lot of the work in getting the Ace Attorney pages split.
Renagade Whoever is responsible for the laconic version of As Long as It Sounds Foreign. The return to article link gave me a good chuckle.
Willy Four Eyes: As much as many of us Tropers don't like the idea of having pages locked, I find it quite hilarious that the Protection from Editors page is, well...protected from editors.

Pykrete: As is Orwellian Editor.

Muninn: Nah, the great part about Orwellian Editor is that there's no edit history (well, one edit that made no changes *)

thatother1dude: I think locking the page was the edit, it's just that it doesn't show on the markup and you obviously can't do it if you're not Fast Eddie.

Paul A: Sorry to spoil your fun, but the one edit does actually involve a tweak to the grammar of the last sentence in the first paragraph; and the reason all the other edits are missing is plain old non-sinister archiving procedure, same as every other page whose visible history doesn't stretch back to its creation.

Citizen: Amusing nonetheless.
Pykrete: A MOW to whoever made this line in No Antagonist:
  • Armageddon: The closest thing this movie has to an antagonist is Bruce Willis' acting.

Reiko Kazama: One Made of Win to whoever did the caption for the picture on Actually That's My Assistant. Sounds almost exactly like something Ed would say.
Balrog1911 : In case this hasn't been awared already, I'd like to award one to whoever came up with this on Samuel L. Jackson's fate as Ray Arnold in Jurassic Park, with a thumbs-up to everyone who kept it going to its illogically awesome conclusion.

  • Although this troper maintains that Samuel Jackson only lost the one arm to the pack of raptors (which were much more numerous in the book), and was able to kill near all of them before getting away. He then ran into the T-rex and went (mind you at this point, he only has one arm) on to best the Rex in single combat. The Rex was impressed and vowed to avenge Jackson, thus supplying the Deus Ex Machina scene at the end of the movie where the T-rex saves the day and saves Jackson's rep.

Feo Takahari: I don't know if this has already gotten an award, but the picture caption for Oddworld is surprisingly clever.
Rogue 7: To whoever added the theory to Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory, that Hotel California is about Changeling: The Lost, thank you. I think you've just given me inspiration for my next Changeling character.
Noaqiyeum: A Made of Win to whoever is responsible for the line on top of Fanfic Recs/Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - "Proof that the remaining 10% is worth dying for. Repeatedly."
SapphireBlue: It's probably been there for ages without me noticing, but I'd like to give a Made of Win to whoever put that picture on the Even Evil Has Standards page. It's just...perfect.

Madrugada According to the page history, it was put up in August by someone editing anonymously.
thatother1dude: I don't care if it probably is taken out of context, that page quote for Power Creep, Power Seep is just hilarious:
So the LORD was with Judah. And they drove out the mountaineers, but they could not drive out the inhabitants of the lowland, because they had chariots of iron.

BlackWolfe: It's lost to time now (and I did a google search for site:tvtropes.org "made of win" writers block to see if it had been awarded). But whoever made Laconic.Writers Block. Yeah. Made of Win.
Draco234 I'd like to thank the guy who made the fanfic page for Spellbinding Radiance.
Cryptic Mirror: A Made of Win to Willbyr for managing to almost single handedly convert the behemoth that is the Neon Genesis Evangelion fanfic recommendations page from the old comments system to the new reviews system.
guardyanangel would like to give one to all Tropers for dealing so well with The Situation. We may get knocked down, but we'll get back up again. May TV Tropes ruin our lives forever!

Lady Norbert: Seconded. I would like to further nominate the estimable Linkara — yes, that Linkara — for jumping in with both feet to try to find a way to help. His Twitter feed lit up with the news and despite not being an "official" troper, he urged his followers to do what they could to save the site by donating or purchasing items from the new store.
BlackWolfe: One to Madrugada for seeing my Ask The Tropers comment about Stan Freberg Presents The United States Of America needing an index and just up and creating the Recorded and Stand-Up Comedy index apparently so it would fit somewhere.

Madrugada De nada, dude. When I went looking and found we didn't have an index for it, well, it seemed like the thing to do at the time.
Zadia: One to everyone who contributed to the Overly Long Running Gag on the page for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, because it's just frickin' hilarious.
Chihuahua0: Do pages count? Because the Laconic page for Nothing Is Scarier is the best Laconic page I ever seen.
Fyrewyre Speaking of Tropes That Will Never Happen, a Made of Win to everyone who contributed a Trope idea or sarcastic comment to that page, but one in specifics:

ROBRAM 89: My Immortal is not a writer.[/pedant]

Sgt Frog 1: Okay, fine then. "Tara Gilesbie" is neither male, adult, human, or a writer.

Malchus: So, basically, she has no talent and she must write?

Fyrewyre: Boooooooo!

Haven: "My Immortal is not a writer." But note it's in the category of writers that aren't writers.

Shotgun Ninja: Whatever you want to call it, THAT should not be considered writing.

Tropers/Shygirl: Rather, it should be considered beating the keyboard with a dead snake.

An Other T: ...and going through spell-check; half asleep.
maledicted: I would like to award a sincere Win each to:
  • Whoever put the "Chekhov's Custom .50 Cal Desert Eagle" gem on Tropes That Will Never Happen. With games like Modern Warfare being so popular nowadays it just makes it ROFL-worthy.
  • The long lost troper who added this to S.T.A.L.K.E.R.'s Badass Bookworm example:
    • "During one playthrough this troper gave the good doctor an AS Val assault rifle scrounged up during earlier escapades, and then could only follow in awe as Kruglov ascended to Headshot Godhood and single-handedly took out every aggressor in his way."
  • Everyone who's edited the Funny Answering Machine Troper Tales page. You people are great, I haven't laughed that hard in ages!

Augustine: I'd like to give a collective made of win for everyone involved in cleaning up the Memetic Mutation pages. You all know who you are. It's a ton of work and you guys are doing a great job.
shiro_okami: One for whoever put up the samurai comment on Trigun for Equal-Opportunity Evil. I LO Led.

thatother1dude: Fairly certain that was already nominated.
Doug S Machina: One to the creator of the TV Tropes Halloween logo. I love it, and I really didn't expect it.

Madrugada: That would be Tangent128


Bronzethumb: To whoever decided to kick off that new editing agreement page with "Don't panic". Great touch.

Doug S Machina: Agreed!

whitetigah: Thirded, and an additional one to whoever put the "maybe" button into the new content warning page.

Madrugada: In both cases, it was Fast Eddie who actually put them there, but Spaïn Sun deserves the kudos for suggesting the "Maybe" button, and BlackWolfe suggested the line about humming "The Girl from Ipanema".

Koveras: One MOW to Spaïn Sun for the Maybe button from me, too!

Mr Death: What's the Maybe button actually do? I didn't think to try it out before I hit Yes.

Madrugada: It produces this message:

"Cool. We'll wait for you to think it over.

We would play some soothing 'hold' music for you now but there were licensing issues. Hum "The Girl from Ipanema", if you like."

Schizo Technician: here's a link to the music, if providing a link is allowable...

Dark Sasami: What, no pothole?

  • Madrugada I think Fast Eddie wants to get folks through the gate and on their way wiki-walking as soon as possible. That's just a guess, though...

  • BlackWolfe: I put the pothole in the suggested text and Fast Eddie stripped it, so I assume that's the case. I'm still floored he used it, it's such a cheesy line.

Fyrewyre: To whoever is responsible for this tidbit from the Bishōnen page, Anime folder:


Kriegsmesser: Which troper is responsible has been lost to time, but... from Magical Native American.
  • "I AM TUROK!" His magical power, of course, was the ability to carry enough firepower to kill half the planet.

I admit, I lolled.
Fyrewyre: To whomever put up the first guess and the responses to it on the Animaniacs Wild Mass Guessing page.
Madrugada: To whoever wrote the Fatal Flaw entry on Hamlet's page, succinctly summing up 400+ years of lit-crit in 16 words: "Fatal Flaw: It's widely agreed that Hamlet has one. There's rather less agreement on what, specifically, it is."

TheInferno: Seconded. That's good.

LadyNorbert: Thirded.
SpiriTsunami: A Made of Win to mjcabooseblu for using "Holmage" in the trope listing for House. Well punned, my friend.
BlackWolfe: A Made of Win to SonicLover for creating PlayingWith.People Sit On Chairs. Yes, SonicLover, it is a fun page.

sgrunt: He already has one for that page, courtesy of me. :)

SonicLover: Thanks. You know you've done something when two people independently decide to praise you for it on this page.

Dracosummoner: You definitely deserve it. ^_^ That's one of the funniest things I've read on this site. I also want to give a Made of Win to BlackWolfe and sgrunt for mentioning this, because I sadly would probably never have found it otherwise.

LadyNorbert: Seconding Dracosummoner's nomination. I had no idea People Sit on Chairs was even the name of a trope.

SonicLover: It's not. It's a Predefined Message.
Chihuahua0: I like to thank feral for adding a good amount of tropes to the page Kira Is Justice.
Dante668: One MOW point to the contributor to Odd Job Gods who defined Anonymous as The God of Being Retarded on the Internet (pothole his).
Medinoc: If the history of Mahou Sensei Negima! is accurate, we now have an automatic ptitle unpotholer. Thanks! That "ptitle uselessly put in a pothole" format was irritating me.
Fyrewyre: For whoever put the picture of Sex Sells, how bad is it that my first instinct was to click "Play"?

Malchus: *sneaks in behind Fyrewyre and imitates Fyrewyre's voice* ...WITH MYSELF. *sneaks out*
NKSCF: This one goes out to the troper who put this on the Enforced Method Acting page, just because it's an awesomely lame pun: During the dubbing of Gundam SEED, Kira's voice actor Matt Hill actually asked the vocal director to kick him in the crotch to make his crying sound authentic. Say what you will about the man, but you have to admit, he's got balls.

thatother1dude: I have to also include this line about Aliens and the scene with the cat:
  • Not telling the animal what will happen next was already an established director's technique at the time, but Ridley Scott used it to great effect.

Mega Magikarp: Whoever chose the page picture for And Ninety Nine Cents. That's got to be the first time something has made me laugh and cry at the same time.
Mr Death: One to dRoy for making a couple edits to the Deadpool Headscratchers page to make it hilarious.*
Scialen: I give a MOW to whoever snuck this little gem on the Ghostbusters page. The reason is because I had forgot the association and was quite merrily reading the whole page until this point: Fyrewyre: Oh, fuck yes. Seconding this like whoa.
Phoenix Fire: Whoever put the potholes to Brainwashed and The Virus in the first paragraph of the Chick Flick trope description. As a woman who tends to respond to Romantic Comedy movies with something between boredom and outright nausea, it made me laugh very hard.
Lightflame A made of win to TorchicBlaziken for this on the Scribblenauts page:
  • Fridge Horror: The ending of the sequel. The Starites are destroyed, Jeremiah Slazcka, a baby, a deer and Barack Obama all die and Maxwell is stuck on the moon. The time machine shows that the future is apocalyptic and people have already left for Mars. Hopefully a third game will clear things up.
    • Wait... how the hell did they manage to give Scribblenauts, a game with no remarkable plot, a Downer Ending? ...as depressing as that is, it's kind of impressive.

JewelMaiden: The anti-Frodo/Sam post on the No Yay page. It's just ... perfect.
NewtonTheNewt: This And Zoidberg moment on the Angst? What Angst? page:
Arthur Dent watches as everyone he ever loved or cared about...plus the entire human race destroyed right before his eyes.

KaeozCrimson: One for the person who made the caption to the image of Planet Eater. Horrible pun or not, that made me laugh.
SpiriTsunami: Just saw this description on the Literotica page: It's the "America Online" of porn stories in that most people start there, some never leave, and lots of them are idiots. Absolutely hilarious, and as far as the description of AOL users it's perfectly apropos. I wouldn't know about Literotica, of course.
  • SlvstrChung: Hee. Thanks. (I, sadly, would know about Literotica, so I speak from experience. slvstrChung: spelunking the depths of online depravity so you don't have to.)

JK Roo: One to Chris X for his... alteration to Peachi's page, But Thou Must included. Wish I'd thought of it first. GG Crono seconds this!
Fyrewyre: Another one (I'll stop soon, I swear) to all the contributors for the, what is sure to become a, Overly-Long Gag pertaining to Saw on Intentionally Awkward Title.

Medinoc: Seconded, the hurricane of Who's on First? jokes is great.
Fyrewyre: One to whoever put this groan-worthy pun on the Jennifer's Body page:

Describe Jennifer's Body here.

34C-26-34

SgtFrog1: I laughed out loud at that. I have been waiting for an excellent Describe Topic Here joke like that!
sgrunt: I have no idea why, but the picture and caption on Justice Will Prevail cause me to break out in giggles.
Chabal 2: I was extremely pleased to discover someone had beaten me to putting up the new page image for The Movie. Kudos to that person and especially its creator, may Trope-Tan smile upon him/her.

Madrugada: It's probably going to be moved from that page, since it's not an example of that trope at all. But it's on Notable References to TV Tropes too, and it's a perfect example of Title: The Adaptation.

TheNerdyNinja: While we're on the topic, one for Agent Coop, the one who created the image and won the Cracked photoshop contest with it.
sgrunt: Unknown Troper 24.15.28.223 must have had a lot of fun turning The Backwards R into a Self-Demonstrating Article

Citizen: Went too far; now it's a pain to read.
GhostLad: The article for The Bible has already gotten a lot of love, but I just wanted to tip my hat to whomever listed the Book of Revelation as a Gainax Ending.

Deuxhero: Going to have to disagree, Revelation is a pretty straight example of the trope (It starts with an albino bronze footed flaming eyed Jesus with a sword in his mouth revealing the future to a missionary, the rest is ever odder), nothing really clever.

KaeozCrimson: Besides, it's more of a Gecko Ending on crack, weed, meth, and acid, honestly.

SchizoTechnician: Wow this feels weird for me, atheist who identifies as a Jew, to be the one to say, but I'm pretty sure its just really heavy metaphor, allegory, and cultural reference, none of which we in this era have any context for, turning something mildly odd and vaguely cosmic. Very roughly speaking, its like if people from the year 3000 tried to understand the English dub of Bobobo Bo Bo Bobo going by the martian translation of said dub. It didn't originally fit, changing cultural context around what was a very topical book made it so.

ThinksTooMuch: I'm going to disagree with the agreement. It's clever because it's very true, but we wouldn't necessarily normally see it like that.

Haven: Of course not, and it's that very dissonance that makes it a joke at all.
macroscopic: A MoW to whoever added this line to the Whale Wars article. It's been a while since I've laughed out loud reading the wiki.
In case you are wondering, the whales do not actually war with each other.

Phoenix Fire: Whoever added the English vowels to the Five-Man Band: Other page with "Y" as the Sixth Ranger is a wonderful person.
Tropers/Travis: Whoever the hell Wiki Magic'd the "A*mazing" article, you are the best person ever and deserve a MOW. I wrote it not knowing whether anyone else on the site actually knew it existed, and you have proved me wrong. Thank you, truly, for fixing what I couldn't, and reminding everyone that Wiki Magic is a beautiful thing, as is this kids' game show.
Progeny Ex Machina: All controversy about the page itself aside, I have to award one to A Random Serf for their rendition of "Still Alive" on the My Immortal quotes page. (Granted, I don't know the original song, but it sure looks like an awesome parody.) I just youtubed the song, and it is an awesome parody.

Phoenix Fire: That is... beautiful. I guess now we know why GLaDOS went Ax-Crazy.

Le Chuck 4: Holy shit thirded. One of the most awesome things I've ever read here.

Grimace: Wow. That's really nicely done.

Doug S Machina: That is brilliant.
Zadia: I give a Made of Win to whoever put the picture and caption on Epic Fail, because that was frickin' hilarious.
Kaeoz Crimson: An enormously hilarious Made of Win to the one responsible for the image and caption of Parental Favoritism. I lol'ed.

Hydro Globus: Seconded. Great image!
Riti Troll: I would like to give a made of win to whoever managed to properly pothole Akira in my recommendation on the Fan Fic Recommendations page for Pokemon.


Reflextion: I would like to give one Made of Win to 70.57.148.28 (Fyrewyre, according to the edit he/she made) for starting the TroperTales.This Is Gonna Suck page, and putting the traditional main page link / clever comment at the top of the page, rather than the bottom - a design aesthetic that seems entirely appropriate for This Is Gonna Suck:
It's a good thing thing's aren't so bad in real lif- There's a Troper Tales page for this? Aw crap, This Is Gonna Suck.

Fyrewyre: My first Mo W... Thank you for giving it to me. *Bows* *Disappears in a puff of feathers* *Pops back in* 'She', by the way. *Disappears in a puff of feathers*
Loyal 2 NES: I would like to give a MoW to whomever came up with the title for What the Fu Are You Doing?. That is just gold.
Doug S Machina: One to "JC Cy C 2" wrote this in the Real Life section of Ensemble Darkhorse:

(Extra points for setting up the gag, too.)
Sgt Frog 1: One shiny, new Made of Win to an unknown troper on the Large Ham page. Sadly, I can't find his/her handle on the edit history.
  • When this is narm, the large hams are likely to have come from Hillshire Narm (Go Keet!).

Kaeoz Crimson: An enormous (and sadly rather late) made of win to the person who made the Ascending Toad entry on Good Bad Bugs.
  • "Crysis features some extremely amusing bugs, but none are as awesome as the mighty Ascending Frog. By picking up a harmless frog from the ground and lofting it heavenwards, you will be awed as it proceeds into the stratosphere, unhindered by your puny gravity. Ascending Frogs can be seen in the wild in the cave immediately before the alien ship, where they cheerfully levitate, jumping vertically every time their hop animation cycles and staying that high until they hop again. Vicious brutes who shoot the noble Ascending Frog and subject it to gravity will pick the slain creature up and find it levitates above their hand, rotating slowly in righteous fury at their vile conduct and no doubt dubious sexual morals."

Deuxhero: To Figment Jedi for this bit on Pokémon Black and White


To whoever added the WMG to the Doctor Who page saying the Doctor's real name is Jelly Baby. You made me laugh for about five minutes.
Pykrete: Between the laughs and the taste in music, whoever added the stinger at the end of Boom, Headshot deserves one:

Haven: I added that a while ago. Glad you liked it!

BlackWolfe: Atrocious. Horrible, horrible pun. MOW well-deserved.
Whoever added this to the Pretty Cool Guy page:
Rain Normally: To Conn Exclamation Mark, for this thing of beauty (last line) in Nerds Are Sexy:
  • Dolph Lundgren has a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering, and one of his most famous roles was playing He Man in an 80s movie adaptation.

Malchus: Seconding again. Two MoW's for Incredibly Lame Puns in a row. I am most pleased.
Doug S Machina: The page image for Accentuate the Negative. Oh God, it hurts.

Malchus: As a lover of painfully bad puns, I wholeheartedly second this.

Zadia: That is one of the most awesome puns ever. Thirded.

Dracosummoner: Fourthed.

Triple Elation: Ooh, that was me! Thanks.
Van Hohenheim: Whoever added this little bit on the High Octane Nightmare Fuel page for Bleach:
  • I choose to believe that Kubo created said monstrosity by wondering what would happen if Barragan's Hollow form had sex with Minazuki, Orochimaru and a giant bat whilst in a vat of black ink and the resulting mutant baby spawn was filled with dopamine to give it that special pinch of nightmare. Sweet dreams, fellow tropers!
    • Thanks, I thought that was pretty good too. -g3m1n1

Korval: I give props to whomever added this to the Misery page: "Hilarious in Hindsight: Paul's Misery series is focused on a pretty but flighty young woman who is the focus of two guys who do all the cool stuff. The series is obscenely popular. Fans, but especially middle-aged women, adore it. Critics everywhere skewer it. Almost twenty years later..."
  • Latia: Ah, thank you. :D It was too perfect not to mention.

sgrunt: The header on Narm/Metal Gear gets funnier every time I read it.

Willy Four Eyes: [comes out of cardboard box] Thank you. I try. (Sometimes not hard enough, though...)
Phoenix Fire: Props to Reika, for replacing the Narmy picture on Higurashi no Naku Koro ni with something actually scary. Also, the Pot Hole on the caption made me laugh.
sgrunt: to whoever made Tsundere and most of its other namespace pages (at least mildly) self-demonstrating. It's hilarious.
Nightsky: Attention, whoever named Adipose Rex — I love you.

sgrunt: Looks like that was Unknown Troper 24.55.65.158.
Vifetoile: A delayed Made of Win to rupert - who took all of my examples of Hammerspace on The Colbert Report page, and provided a link to every single incident. That is dedication, right there.
Kaeoz Crimson: I give a big Made of Win to whoever was responsible for the image and caption of Emotionless Girl. It really made my day.

Malchus: It would be creepy if someone actually won. Or, y'know, it turns out that the image is a gif with a really slow animation cycle making said pic "blink" once every several minutes or so. *nudge-nudge, hint-hint*

L: Animated Gifs aren't allowed on pages anymore.

Malchus: Oh. Well, there goes that idea.
Quanyails: I give a Made of Win to Omamus (sorry, no contributor's page) for his comment on the back-and-forth editing on what's classified Complete Monster on the Kingdom Hearts character sheet. In his words: "Behold. These pages used to be full of power. United with the hearts of their editors, on this barren site editors of light and darkness were locked in combat as a great edit War raged..."
Murex: One to T-bone61 for describing Sosuke Aizen as "pretty much a superhuman aggregate of dickery" (AKA Troll) on the Bleach main page. So funny, so true.
Iron Lion: A belated MoW to Tannhäuser for providing the self-demonstrative text to Major General Song.

Tannhäuser: Forbear, my friends, and spare me this ovation: I have small claims to such consideration.
Mr Death: One to Azaram for coming up with "TreeCP/IP" to describe the neural interface/global network of Pandora on the Avatar Just Bugs Me page.
Pykrete: Whoever suggested on the Final Destination page that Death manifests through primal forces like "wind, fire, gravity and elemental stupidity". You made my night.


Grandy: To the ones who had this conversation on the Discworld Headscratchers page.

  • Also please note that the UU's staff is so large and bloated that in Last Continent, several years after he arrives, there are professors who have never even seen Ridcully.
    • Are you kidding? UU's staff is so large and bloated that there are professors who haven't seen their feet in decades.
    • Zing!


Deuxhero: To L, for thinking with portals on the Portal page (the "currently" at the start).

thatother1dude: That's some nice Painting the Fourth Wall.

sgrunt: Now complete with Describe Brick Joke here.

Silver2195: One to Oonerspism for cleaning up the massive amounts of Natter on the Wanton Cruelty to the Common Comma page.
Sgt Frog 1: One Made of Win to Gilgameshkun for his line on the Snark Bait page. You may or may not like Finding Nemo, but I thought that line, at the very beginning of the page no less, was hilarious.
Mokyn: One to whoever organized the TGWTG-Funny page into seperate folders for each contributor. I've been meaning to do that myself, but never got around to it. Hooray for proper organization!

T-Jack: I'm gonna claim part of that for myself, since although I didn't do the "folders for everyone" bit, I'd sorted the page into subfolders and lumped every contributor's entries together already some time ago.
Myles: To whoever brought Wiki Magic to the Guyana page. Feels good to see I'm not the only Guyanese troper here.
thatother1dude: Whoever named/renamed Zipperiffic.
Feo Takahari: To De Vos, for an entry on Poison Oak Epileptic Trees drawing detailed parallels between the protagonists of Animorphs and the gods of Warhammer 40K.
Geargrinder: To RainyDayNinja for the name for One Stave Limit. Seriously man, clear, concise, witty, everything as Father Ed teaches.

Grandy: As the one to create the YKTTW in question, let me second that and show my jealousy in not thinking it first.
Haven: One to whoever added the first two sentences in No Ending.
The Yeti: To whoever added the note about onions in the "other" section of the Real Life Tear Jerker page. This troper felt better after reading it.
Sweet Madness: To unknown troper 71.174.191.10 for the Laconic John Dies at the End entry. I literally spit soda out of my nose.
  • I SO need to check that book out.

Madrugada: To whoever added "Useful Notes: I-88 in Illinois Between Mile Markers 42 and 43" to Tropes That Will Never Happen. You couldn't have picked a better stretch of road.
  • That entire page is hilarious! Somebody start the "Complaining About Legend Of Zelda Enemies You Don't Like-Like"

sgrunt: to SonicLover for the literal version of PlayingWith/People Sit On Chairs. Got to love playing with Playing With Wiki.
DRoy: The page picture for You Kill It, You Bought It. Lol.
Yinyang107: One to the genius behind this line on Cute, but Cacophonic:
  • The Tribbles from Star Trek: ridiculously cute, but if you introduce them to Klingons, they make an unholy racket. And so do the Tribbles.

The Painted Maypole: One each to cassius335 and Carth for the image and caption to Vomit Indiscretion Shot. It really needs no introduction.

Cassius335: Thank you. When I saw it, I knew it was perfect for the page.

Haven: Poor Molly.
Koveras: One to Lee M for his reply in this YKTTW to the question "Then why have a Real Life section at all?":
"^ Beats me. If we had real lives what would we be doing here?"
This joke never grows old for me.
Tropers/shiro_okami: I cracked up at this exchange in The War Has Just Begun.

  • Comes off as a party pooper? Gandalf has an explicit reputation for this, it's even one of his many names.
    • One of his names is "Party Pooper"?
    • Not literally, but one of his names is "Stormcrow", indiciating he meddles with the affairs of others and brings trouble with him.

Progeny Ex Machina: I cracked up at Schizo Technician's response to my point on Headscratchers/Legend of Zelda.

Schizo Technician: All things are incomprehensible when viewed through alien eyes. Although I really wish there was a shorthand way of saying "carbon based life forms as opposed to sillicon-based ones". Or at least a biological classification for Gorons (are they technically animals, in which case the sentence is good as is, or are they a separate phyla entirely, in which case either Animals or Eukaryotes would be more accurate)? Oh, well, I suppose its not like Goron biological science is terribly advanced..
DRoy: This little jem from Big Eater page. This troper lol'd a lot.
  • Saber's excuse is pretty thin too, considering how much she eats. In the fan-disc sequel Hollow Ataraxia, almost every scene with her will bring up food, if not actually involving eating. Other characters bribe or taunt her with food at several points.
  • Let's be honest here, Saber's options are being a Big Eater and being a raging nymphomaniac.

bluepenguin: Considering the way Nasu writes sex scenes, the latter possibility is... a little frightening.
  • D Roy: Aaaaaaand you just earned yourself a MOW.

shiro_okami: One for each of the too numerous to list here Buzz Aldrin jokes on Talk to the Fist.

Paranoid Android: Doubly so for the Mass Effect one: how often do you see a meme like that in a context that actually fits?
Kalle: Finding this on Optional Sexual Encounter made me snicker like a twelve-year-old. Win for you!

  • Each God of War game has one of these. You get a decent amount of red orbs for doing them, although this is useless in God of War 2 since you lose all your red orbs shortly after, before you have a chance to use them.

Chevalier Malfait: I'd like to acknowledge Rebochan for the much-needed tidy-up and expansion of the Penny and Aggie page, with particular appreciation for zir objectivity and balance regarding this often controversial webcomic.
Dark Hunter: One to an unknown Troper for the most epic response to an It Just Bugs Me! question I have ever seen. Fittingly, it's from the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann IJBM page. It is really, really long, so it's been foldered. Beware spoilers, open at your own risk.
    The speech that shall pierce the heavens 
It's all part of the drill metaphor, you see. Drills create holes. They move away from the starting point. You can't use a drill to 'un-drill' something* . Spiral Energy can be used to pierce and create the heavens, and everything that can be stretched out to mean, including creating and destroying mass. You can't fill a hole with a drill. You can put something in the hole, or move things through the hole, and that's really the whole point. Simon believes his purpose is to make way for generations to come. Spiral Energy should not be able to bring back the dead. The people who are gone are gone, just like where the dirt goes after it's been dug in Episode 1.\\
They LIVE ON! ON OUR BACKS! AND IN OUR HEARTS! Their deaths are what allow us to MOVE FORWARD, TOWARDS THE HEAVENS! If Kamina could be brought back, nobody would have escaped the Lotus-Eater Machine. He would be there with them, and the Anti-Spirals would win again! If Nia had survived, it would set a precedent for people to start bringing back the dead. Evolution, the very nature of Spiral Energy would slow down, even more than it already has. People wouldn't fear death! Remember Episode 9? Simon lost his very will to live, and he couldn't access his Spiral Power! Same deal for returning Nia to human form. Changing things back and preventing the natural order of things is against evolution, both in the Darwinian sense and in the 'improvement of oneself' sense. It's against the very nature of Spiral Power! The Anti-Spirals, much like yourselves, believed that going back, preserving the state of the universe, would have been the best decision. If the Anti-Spirals had their way, the universe would have suffered an early heat-death due to its expansion. If the Spiral Nemesis had occured, the universe would have been able to start anew. See below on this page. The Anti-Spirals were/are Lawful Evil Well Intentioned Extremists in a universe powered by Chaotic Goodness. Yes, they were well-intentioned, but they could never achieve what they wanted to, as long as Spirals kept evolving and fighting against them* . You can't ever restore that hole* . Trying to fill it in by spinning your drill in the opposite direction is stupid. Any idiot could tell you that. You can drill all that rock away and replace it with a new rock, but you lose the old rock. You can meticulously glue all the pieces back into place, but the rock will still never be as strong as before. You can, however, use the hole. You can dig in a quarry for precious resources. You can tunnel through a mountain and build a road! If there is no path for you to take, YOU CAN CARVE ONE YOURSELF! It was spelled out in the climactic speech! I quote: Long speech pasted here for referenceParaphrased and dramatized to go along with the drill metaphor, that's: (Cue Sorairo Days) "Even when we are locked in an eternal cycle of renewal and defeat, spinning endlessly where we stand, we will drill our way out, for the sake of everything we went through to get here! No matter what stands before us, be it a humble stone or a towering mountain, we hold the power to drill our path through this wall![...]Mark my words! This drill will drill through the Earth itself! I am not a man, drilling to get to the surface! I am a drill, drilling this hole so people to come will be free to explore the other side! That is the nature of progress! Of evolution! Of DRILLING!

THIS DRILL IS MY SOUL! This drill ensures the future for us all! It insures the past was not in vain! My drill, no, my soul, My unquellable raging spirit to break through this defiant mountain...this boiling in my veins...this soul...

This * DRILL* IS THE DRILL THAT REVEALS THE HEAVENS! That is the nature of Spiral Energy! Those who have died died not in vain! Their deaths have fueled our fighting spirit, our raging desire to break through the walls that hold us in! In their deaths we have life anew! The Spirals knew this, and it led to their ultimate victory! Their fallen comrades and their ultimate sacrifice allowed Spiral races everywhere their long-deserved victory! Their lost brothers and sisters LIVE ON WITHIN THEM and in the world as they know it! The Spirals don't need to look back at the past! No matter what happens, no matter what destiny says we can or can't do, I can only move forward! And I have something that will pierce this mountain, destiny, and the UNIVERSE!\\
It's a SOUL! A SPIRAL! A DRILL!\\
JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?!!
  • I WILL ALSO ADD tl;dr here, so you don't have to. It pretty much boils down to "Spiral Energy does not work that way! Goodnight!"
  • Le Chuck 4: Good god, give that guy an award. Thats pretty much a wiki-intern CMOA.

Zarbi Nerada: One for this comment on the Complete Monster page for Literature, r.e. Fenrir Greyback:
  • He'll kill you, rape you, and eat you. And, if you're really lucky, he'll do it in THAT order.

Haven: You know that's a quote from Firefly, right? (On the other hand, the completely unexpected yet all-too-appropriate pothole before that made me chuckle.)
Kriegsmesser:One MOW and several lawls to whoever's responsible for this bit of snarky gold on I Know Mortal Kombat
  • Note that Grossman is not talking about learning specific techniques. He's talking about aquiring the will to kill. That is, his research shows that many people - possibly most people - tend to flat out refuse to take human life, even in combat. This resistance can be overcome, though, and sufficiently realistic video games are one of the things that can help break it down. Actually the video game thing is a pretty tiny corner of his larger project.
    • That's why there were almost no casualities from ancient wars to world war 2 and everyone came back home and everyone was happy :3

Phoenix Fire: Many, many awesome points to The Rich Sheik for taking my Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot joke on the main Codex Alera page and running with it. My chest still hurts from laughing so hard.
Sweet Madness: Congratulations are in order for Ghilz and all the other tropers who added the official fanart for Dissidia: Final Fantasy to the character page, and for including captions that made me laugh until I nearly cried.
thatother1dude: The picture and caption for Uranus Is Showing are just hilarious.
Duke: A Pog-shaped MOW goes to the Tropers who wrote the "Those Were The Days" parody in The Nineties page. Those were the days, indeed.
Earnest: One to the writer of the laconic entry for Black Speech. Not the description itself (which is fine), but what's under it.

Yinyang107: Concurrence.
Rothul: Honore DB for the last bit in the Game Theory Take a Third Option (emphasis mine):

  • A classic from Mathematics: the Truel, a duel with three participants. Mr. White has a one in three chance of hitting his target, Mr. Grey a two in three chance, and Mr. Black is a perfect shot. To make things fair, Mr. White has the first shot. Who should he shoot?
    • If he shoots at Mr. Grey, he might kill him, then Mr. Black has the next shot. "Oops".
    • If he shoots at Mr. Black, seemingly the best option, he might kill him, then Mr. Grey has the next shot. Oh dear.
    • If he takes a third option and shoots into the air, Mr. Grey and Mr. Black shoot at each other until one dies, then Mr. White has the first shot in a * duel* . Note that the odds are still against Mr. White, so he may want to look into an even thirdier option like running away and changing his name.

Le Chuck 4: One Made of Win to Lobster Magnus for The Stinger on the Die Sendung mit der Maus page. Perfectly fitting.
szaleniec1000: truteal, for the pair of quotes in Draco in Leather Pants that sum up the trope beautifully.

Bokor: It must have been mentioned before, but whoever put the "CRAB PEOPLE" line on Gushing About Shows You Like. Probably the first time I've laughed out loud reading this wiki.

Dante668: The troper responsible for the following line on the Oh Crap page:

  • In The Last Crusade, after Indy has beaten Vogel to a pulp on top of the tank, he looks up to see it moving right towards a very tall cliff. He's so stunned his hat blows off his head.

The pothole conjures a mental picture of Indy's hat gaining sentience and deliberately bailing on him, the disloyal bastard. I laughed for a full minute.
Across The Stars: One big, fat MOW to Tropers/Zephyr7, who did the long, hard and frankly boring work of reformatting the World War II CMOA page. Bless you and all your work.
Loyal2NES: I'd like to nominate the guys and/or gals responsible for this little exchange in Elites Are More Glamorous:

  • Whenever the word "Navy" is mentioned in any context in any kind of war film or video game, it is followed by "SEALs" about 98% of the time. The other 2% is Top Gun or some other variation of Navy piloting.
    • Make that 98%/1.5%/0.5%

@thatother1dude: From that same article:
  • In Warhammer 40,000, Space Marines get most of the glory for any battle that they participate in, while the Imperial Guard really does most of the actual fighting; if the Space Marines were the tip of the spear of the Imperial military, the Imperial Guard would be the rest of the spear head, the shaft, and the person holding it.

Zadia: I give a Made Of Win and several cookies to everyone who put all the snarky comments relating to Filler on the American Idol page. You guys made my morning. * distributes cookies*
ChaoticBrain: When shown a picture of Major Glory in the article for Captain Geographic and asked "Can you guess where he's from?", s/he replied Liberia? I give up.

Looney Toons: ...Um... What?

Mr Death: I think it's referring to the picture on Captain Geographic and its caption.

Looney Toons: Ah! Yes, I think you're right. The lack of a link to the actual page threw me.

Specialist290: Honestly, that one would work better if he were black. Still, it's pretty clever.

Dracosummoner: When I saw Liberia, I got confused and thought of Action Hank.
Master TMO: One Made of Win to the entire TV Tropes site, for crashing right as I clicked on the Unwinnable by Design link.
  • Apparently my comment came across as complaining or being a jerk and got deleted. It was not meant that way. I thought it was funny/ironic that the site chose that moment to crash. Certainly not worth complaining over. Site crashes happen. Timing like that doesn't always. :)
T-Jack: It was certainly not ironic. </nitpick>
  • Master TMO: * twitch* Somehow posting this has gone from a light-hearted fun thing to something akin to presenting my thesis before a hostile review board.
    • Doug S Machina: Attempting to be lighthearted and getting slammed? You can't win.

Lady Norbert: I'd like to nominate Master TMO for a Made of Win based on his responses throughout the above exchange.
  • Master TMO: I cheerfully and happily accept this MOW statue .... they mispelled my name on the plaque. Figures. :)

Haldo: To whoever summarized the plot of Romeo and Juliet on its Headscratchers page.

Zadia: Seconded so very much.

RavenGrave: Thirded with passion.
SgtFrog1: One Made Of Win to Twentington for his/her haiku on The Price Is Right. I watched that show for the better part of nine years (and still watch it occasionally) and I never realized that the lines near the beginning of every show can form a haiku.
Specialist290: One to Solle, for the image on Discredited Meme. Sums up what so many of us have been thinking.
  • Already deleted by AlirozTheConfused. here's what it was, for future reference.
  • Dragon Quest Z: I put it back. There was no reason to delete it, as it's a perfectly good example of this.
  • I was the one who deleted it. It's just one meme (Batman Being Badass) overriding another meme (Candlejack).

RegalStar: Whoever made/found the image for With Catlike Tread.
Jordan: To whoever wrote the Laconic page for Gundam 00: "A Middle Eastern ex-terrorist and his friends fight Gender-Queer androids with giant robots." It's funny because it's true.
Digamma: One to slvstrChung for pulling together this huge, comprehensive entry on The Trojan War.

Zadia: Seconded. That's one epic page.
Haven: One to Tzetze for cleaning up Homestuck. It looks a lot nicer now; let's try to make it last.
Glowsquid: One to Warron for fixing the self-demonstrating BRIAN BLESSED page.
D Roy: a MOW for whoever responsible for The NEW Stinger of Doctor Who High Octane Nightmare Fuel page. Haha, really brilliant. [[supersecretspoiler:in a really horrifying way.]]
  • Seconded by Mariecat: Ha that's fantastic!

Miracle Whip Hipster: A made of win to whoever stuck a sad-face emoticon linking to The Woobie after the story of the manga author trapped in an And I Must Scream type scenario. Brilliant.

Egak: Uh... where, exactly?

Geoduck: It's after the entry for Kyouko Okazaki under Real Life on And I Must Scream. (I assume that's what's being referenced.)
  • One huge made of win to everyone who has been helping clean up after the vandal blanking troper pages.

  • If this hasn't already been MOWed: to the writer of the first WMG for the Avatar movie, This Troper sends his thanks and "F*** YEAHS!" across the tubes. It turns what this troper thought was an uninspired high-budget film into a wonderful subversion of cinema tropes that leaves him grinning stupidly.

  • Deuxhero: Whoever put the picture on Our Angels Are Different. FINALLY! People who portray angels as winged humans have obviously never read the bible (Seriously, we get our first description of their nightmare inducing appearance in Genesis, the first part! how do you miss that?). Where exactly is the picture from though?
    • Hydro Globus: Just chirping in to add a seconding, and that the first thing angels say to anyone they come to meet is "don't be afraid". Guess why.
    • As best I can find out, the page image is a scan from this book. It's not anywhere else on the web except our Angels page, at least according to Tin Eye.

  • ROBRAM 89: Second, and second to wanting a hi-res version of the picture.


  • Specialist290: I'd like to nominate the following (from the Warhammer 40,000 High Octane Nightmare Fuel page) for showing how Troper humor can shine through even the GRIMDARKNESS of the far future:

  • Um... he once built one of those "solely as a token of worship" cathedrals by working the entire population of a planet to death, and then crowning it with their skulls.
    • To be fair, it was a really awesome cathedral.

Dragon Quest Z: Don't know who added this, but whoever added the second bullet point in the trope example in Code Geass. It got my first genuine groan from any pun I read on TV Tropes.
Cassius335: A MoW to whoever came up with the groan-inducing title Did Not Choo The Research.
Malchus: As a fan of silly word play, good or lame, I wholeheartedly third this MoW.
  • The Fan: One for whoever added this to Compensating for Something " Alternatively, if your accuser is female, simply say the following: "Well, you know what they say about women who accuse men of having small penises. They have CAVERNOUS vaginas!" then sit back and watch her shut the hell up.

  • Merton: One to whoever wrote the El Santo page. That thing's awesome.

Dragon Quest Z: To Soliferrum for the new BFG picture.

  • Enlong: Whoever came up with the idea of the Edit Tips, thank you very much. They're all great suggestions that should hopefully cut down on some very common problems.

  • Cassius335: I dunno. Someone may want to take the guy who wrote Edit Tip #0 aside and explain the very nature of a wiki to him. "Look like they were written by the same person"? Who's he trying to fool?

  • Rothul: I love the concept that we want someone to come to this site, and be thoroughly convinced that the entire thing was written by a singular demi-god of media.

  • Grimace: I call him "Trevor".

  • BLOODPOUCH: What the tip means is that we don't "I" or "This Troper" on a Main page. And Madrugada is a woman.

  • I like the Edit Tips and commend their creator. Even better, Tip #0 makes me imagine that the Main author and "This Troper" are arch-enemies.

  • Haven: #0 is actually the most helpful, IMO. There are a lot of really terrible edits that keeping that in mind could alleviate.

  • Schizo Technician: Indeed. Our biggest problems, stylistically, are Word Cruft complaining about lack of notice from other tropers (e.g., "I can't believe nobody has mentioned x yet..." instead of "x is an example because..."), and Justifying Edit stuff that turns the page into a Thread Mode conversation (e.g., Character X doesn't really count, because Freudian Excuse #327. Character Y, on the other hand, is the very epitome of this trope", instead of eliminating the reference to character x and adding a reference to character y). By reminding people that we want to be Trevor and not our individual selves, we remind them to cut back on those faux pauxs.
    • Also, I propose that we officially begin referring to the Hive Mind as Trevor from now on.

  • Metalitia: I'd like to give a MOW to Phoenix Fire for fixing up my Fullmetal Alchemist entry and making it actually sound awesomer than my original post. :)
    • Phoenix Fire Thanks. It just sounded a little awkward to me, so I fiddled with the wording. (Also, I'd like to give some kudos to the anonymous editor who added the short joke)

  • Rothul: A MOW to the writer(s) of the randomly appearing editing tips. Useful and snarky. Can we get a collection of them on one page?
    • Micah: Seconded, to both halves.
    • Erkhyan: Thirded. I certainly appreciated comparing a partially subverted trope to a partially pregnant woman.
    • BLOODPOUCH: I think Madrugada was responsible for them.
    • Madrugada: Thanks for the compliment, but in fact it was Dragon Quest Z who first suggested short editing tips on the edit page. I did write a bunch of them, though, including the "partially subverted = a little bit pregnant" one (which I was quite proud of, so knowing someone else appreciates it feels really good). So I'll accept that MOW. And all of the tips in use, plus many more that have been suggested but may or may not be added are on the Tips Worksheet

  • Marcella: A MOW to whoever put the image and caption on the page for Bill Clinton. First time this troper both laughed and groaned at something she saw on here.

  • Ingonyama: To DracMonster, who potholed, on the Everyone Is Satan in Hell page, the discussion of the disagreement between all the various Christian sects to Broken Base. Incredibly apt, and the image of each denomination acting like disgruntled fans and going off to make their own "one true church" because they don't like another group's doctrine/character interpretation/revelation/way of running things/reliance or lack thereof on Scripture/falling into sin etc. etc. etc. is fricking hilarious. And a special honorable mention to Moogi for "It's Satanically delicious!"
    • Madrugada Seconded. The little ditty "If it's longer than it's wide, then it's phallic. ..." is also a gem.

Gorank: This exchange in There Is No Kill Like Overkill (note the links):
  • Take a Lv.100 Heatran (highest special attack of all fire types), give it Choice Specs (boosts special attacks), boost its natural special attack all the way up, change the weather to sunny, activate Heatran's Flash Fire, and attack the above Paras with Overheat, the strongest Fire-type attack Heatran can learn. Put that through a damage calculator, and the damage reaches the millions. That would essentially erase that Paras from existence.
    • THANK YOU. I did the proper calculation. A Level 100 Heatran at max Sp ATK with his ability active, in a sunny field, wearing Choice Specs, using Overheat and getting a Critical Hit with Helping Hand added in against the weakest Level 1 Paras, has the potential for...wait for it...6,255,207.

thatother1dude: Are you sure about that? Does that take in account that a stat can't be raised higher than 999 (which max Special Attack Heatran would reach by just having it's Special Attack raised by 6 levels), or does Choice Scarf allow for stats to go higher than that like Thick Club does?
thatother1dude: Whoever put the One Piece example and accompanying links in Step Three: Profit.

Fyrewyre: To whoever changed the Deadpool page to be in first person. L. O. Freaking L.

D Roy: Darn you! You beat me to it!

Chris X: Thank you, but while I spurred the first change, this win doesn't completely belong to me. It should be shared by many many tropers that continued after me.


Kizor: My thanks to the troper who added this to Blackout Basement. It shouldn't rock, yet it's hilarious and one of the better examples of our prose.
  • Bioshock has the rather alarmingly black segment involving you and the shotgun you've just managed to find. You know you want it, you've been waiting for it, it's the barrel of laughs that discharges lead plugs into people! Here you go, here's thirty rounds on the house. Now I'm gonna kill the lights and send screaming crazy people at you from all directions. There is nothing more disconcerting in this game than voices from the dark howling about their lost and/or exploded babies, quests to find Jesus, dead husbands/wives or a bizarre mixture of the three.


Dr Mutton: I bestow one Win to whomever the Simpsons picture/caption on Jerk with a Heart of Gold belongs to.
The Jackal: I give one to everyone on Please, No Natter. Because, like all this wiki's greatest moments, it serves a serious purpose and is absolutely hilarious at the same time. Bravo.
Zadia: I give a Made of Win to the troper on the Lady Gaga Wild Mass Guessing page who did a track-by-track breakdown of how The Fame Monster is a Take That to Twilight.

Doc Matthews: Appreciated. It started off as a joke between me and one of my friends, so I decided to turn it into a full-blown satirical essay. The people on the official Lady Gaga forums didn't get it, so I thought my sense of humor would be more appreciated here. Haha.
D Roy:One for whoever created Real Life Wild Mass Guessing.
Zadia: Seconded so freakin' much.
Chris X: I am an Indonesian. However, reading the satirical entries of the Useful Notes of Indonesia just... made me laugh. Props to the Indonesian tropers who did this!
Continued in Made Of Win Archive Early 2010.
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