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belongs in this index if the description is written as though the description itself is an example. For instance,
No Indoor Voice
looks like it were written by someone who has no indoor voice. We do this
as a means of having fun
. Thanks to the
, whether this very article counts as a self-demonstrating article
depends entirely on whether we say it is
Absent-Minded … What did I forget again? I knew there was something. …
Accent Upon The Wrong Syllable
Accentuate the Negative is a terrible article and those who like it have no taste in quality content.
AAO ( Acronym and Abbreviation Overload)
I can't be on this page. It's Against My Religion.
I can't afford to be on this page. I'm a Jew.
all lowercase letters
Allegedly Free Game
All Just a Dream
All Red Entry
Amanda McKittrick Ros
Apologises a Lot (sorry for being self-demonstrating).
Applied Mathematics = This
archy and mehitabel
Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?
Asian Speekee Engrish
See the the article.
Attack of the Eye Creatures Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!—Sorry, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a serious condition that ca—hey, is that an ice cream truck?! YIPPEE!!!
Authors Of Quote
Egregious Author Vocabulary Calendar
Front To Back
The Backwards Я
Bad Liar has no link on this page. I swear..
The Beast of Yucca Flats
Beam Me, Scotty!
Be as Unhelpful as Possible
Beige Prose. It's simple and plain. That's what it is.
Better Than It Sounds — The folder names.
Big Brother Is Employing You
Big Brother Is Watching
Big Lipped Alligator Moment
YEEEEEEEEEEES! Bizarro Universe isn't on this page.
Blackout is a word association game show hosted by Bob Goen and created by Jay Wolpert.
B lackout Base men t
This does not link you to Blatant Lies.
BIGGER IS BETTER
Bold Inflation Bookcase Passage
Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs
Hey, you out there in front of the computer! Stop just browsing this index and click on Breaking the Fourth Wall!
Broken Record Broken Record Broken Record Broken Record Broken Record
Brüno That Buffy Speak article thing looks okay.
But He Sounds Handsome- This isn't the actual page, but I heard that the actual page is really great. Probably the best page ever.
But Wait, There's More!
The Cake Is a Lie
CALLING … YOUR … ATTAAAAAAAAAAACKS! CamelCase
Captain Obvious — This links to the Captain Obvious trope.
Captain Obvious Aesop
cat planet! [Insert 15 minute speech on Character Filibuster here]
CHRCTR NM LMT
Hello, I'm Adam West.
Come one, come all and see the walking Dead Man.
This is MY page! The Merc with a Mouth, the Regenerating Degenerate, The Crimson Comedian, the one and only Deadpool!
Doom's page. Be thankful that he shares it with you.
My name is Wolverine. I'm the best at what I do, and what I do... isn't very nice.
HULK SMASH PUNY PAGE! HehehehaHAHAHAHAHAHA! The Joker will make ya smile!
Either CEO Luthor or President Luthor will do, thank you.
You don't know the power of the Dark Side!
Visit my page and kneel before Loki of Asgard.
Will you puny Homo Sapiens visit the page for the master of magnetism, Magneto?
The Main Man Lobo's page.
Read my page and join the Sinestro Corps. We will bring order to the universe.
I, Thanos of Titan, your executioner.
Good-bye! Me no am Bizarro #1!
I, the Riddler, implore you to visit my page.
So two risen, a wyvern, and a priest walk into a bar... Nya ha ha ha ha! I'm Henry, by the way.
Ignorant traitor, kneel and beg for forgiveness.
*munch* *crunch* I'm Kyoko and here's my page, so just read it and piss off. And don't waste food or I'll kill you. *snarf*
Look up at me...and behold the Demon Lord Lucifer.
I'm Rainbow Dash and my page makes this wiki look about 20% cooler!
TROPES!!!! SELF DEMONSTRATING!!! ANIMAL'S PAGE!!!! GRAAAAAAARRRRGHHH!!!!! ♫ Yörn, desh born, der rďtt, de gďtt der gűe, örn desh dée born desh de umn břrk břrk břrk!♫
The AI of Aperture SCIENCE Enrichment Center, GLaDOS.
Oh, hello! Wheatley here. Feel free to give a look at my brand new page. It's a labor of love, really. Still a work-in-progress, don't judge me yet. Eventually I'd like to get it to sort of shoot fire at you. That's what I'm aiming for. But y'know, small steps.
I'm the biggest hunk in America. You ain't never gonna find a better lookin' guy than me; Johnny- Hr! -Johnny Bravo.
Oh, hello. My name is Eric Cartman. I'm an awesome dude who kicks a lot of ass and you will respect my authoritah!
Sonic is here, motherfuckers!
Please come in.
WAAAHAHAHAHAHA! WALUIGI NUMBER ONE!
It's a pleasure to meet you, Troper. You can call me Adrian.
Go read the page for the great and awesome King Bowser now, worms!
Behold Ganondorf, the Great King of Evil!
GRAAARRRRGHHHHHHHH!!! (breathes fire)
Behold the unsurpassed psychic powers of Mewtwo!
TOOP! TOOP! TOOP! SHOW ME YA MOVES! HWAAAAAAAAH!
Tingle, Tingle! Kooloo-limpah!
Oh, I'm not here to contribute constructively to the wiki. I'm just here for a little... uhh, divine intervention. ^_^
This princess kitty's page is the happiest one!
HOLD IT! Your Honor, this wiki is missing a crucial piece of information...a self-demonstrating character page of ME, Phoenix Wright!
This is the self demonstrating page on the internet website TV Tropes for me, MOJO JOJO! The main oppressor to the Powerpuff Girls!
TROPER TROPER TROPER TROPER TROPER TROPER TROPER TROPER TROPER Despair tropers, because all of you are shitty compared to this radiant page of Yuki Terumi!!
Circular Redirect: go here instead!
Class Clow—ROBERT! Stop throwing paper airplanes!
Colon Cancer: The Article: The Link
Comically Missing the Point
This has never not been no link to nowhere except Confusing Multiple Negatives
Sorry, you didn't win the big prize, but here's our Consolation Prize.
Conspiracy Theorist (or at least that's what they want you to think!)
We wish we could talk about Could Say It But, but…
Counting to Potato in three, pizza, eighteen, capital-D, Rushmore...
Counting to Three — I'll give you to three to click that link. One …
"cough" *Cough* Snark *Cough* "cough"
Creepy Changing Painting
Crowing Moment Of Funny
Cue Card Pause
Dada is egg
"Dear John" Letter
This is the Department of Redundancy Department trope. Click on it to access the Department of Redundancy Department trope. To click on the Department of Redundancy Department trope …
Describe Describe Topic Here here.
Derailed for Details
Destroy The Product Placement
Did Not Do the Bloody Research, arse.
Did you actually believe there would be no link here?
Disorganized Outline Speech is four. Now G or possibly B is…
The Dissimile page is kinda like a dog that talks, only it's not a dog, doesn't talk, and is actually a trope.
Distracted by My Own Sexy
Doctor Who: The Gunfighters/At the Last Chance Saloon
Do not go to this cool Trope!
Don't Explain the Joke. (Get it? This link takes you to Don't Explain the Joke.)
Do Well, But Not Perfectt
YOU CALL THIS A LINK TO DRILL SERGEANT NASTY, YOU WORTHLESS MAGGOT!?
/*Dummied Out*/ (You can't get to that page from there. You can from here, though.)
Ear Trumpet: ("Huh?! WHAT!?) EAR TRUMPET!!!
This link is Egregious.
Either/Or Title, or: A Title by Any Other Name
The Elmuh Fudd Syndwome page is a gweat exampo, as wehw.
Everything Ending Fatigue
Example as a Thesis
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
Nothing to see here
. The End
Out of Order
Excited Show Title!! Faction Paradox
<trope> Faux HTML Tags</trope>
Finnegan's Wake First-Person Smartass
flouers 4 algrenom
note Forced Tutorial
Foreigner for a Day
For Inconvenience, Press "1"
The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You
Freudian Slit … er, Slip.
Freudian Slippery Shi-er, Slope.
From The Latin Intro Ducere
Fun with Acronyms
Fun with Subtitles
Gadsby Glad You Thought of It
Grammar Nazi— YOU! YES, YOU! HOW DARE YOU PUT A PREPOSITION AT THE END OF A SENTENCE?!
Gratuitous Vreemde Lingua
"Groundhog Day" Loop
Grumpy Old M— What did I tell you about not saying disingenuous and disrespectful things about your elders?!
YOU ROTTEN KIDS!!! Ham and Cheese
Heävy Mëtal Ümlaut
Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today??
Heh, heh, you said " Heh Heh, You Said X."
Her Code Name Was Mary Sue
Hey, maybe you should go into the Hiimdaisy article. Hmm…
Hitler Rants Statement: HK-47's portion of the KOTOR character page is very much self-demonstrating, as it is written entirely in his eccentric verbalisms. Suggestion: You should visit it, master.
> Begin reading excessively verbose document about .
Honest Trailers Hostile Show Takexpecting a complete link? Too bad! Waluigi Time! (See
Brawl in the Family'') How Do I Used Tense?
How Not To Write An Example
How To Basic
Hurricane of Excuses
Is Husky Russkie, da?
Laconic Hulkspeak page self-demonstrating, too!
HULK TALK GOOD!!!!! HE ALREADY ON PAGE!!!!!! BUT IT NOT MATTER BECAUSE MORE LINKS TO HULK ARE BETTER!!!!!! GRAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! I Am the Noun
If On A Winters Night A Traveler
Ikaruga Image Links Wiki's own Image Links Wiki
Inheritd Iliteracy Titel
In Medias Res
Insane Troll Logic
It's called " Insistent Terminology", not "the particular expression you want to use"!
Internet Cold Reader
Interrupted by the End
Interrupting Me— Yo, TV Tropes, I'm really happy for you and Imma let you finish …
In Which a Trope Is Described
Is This Thing Still On? is a self demonstrating trope.
It's All About Me
It's a Good Life! It really is!
It Is Pronounced Tro PAY, not "Trohpe", and you would do well to keep that in mind when dealing with someone of my sophistication.
I've Got an X and I'm Not Afraid to Use It
This is not I Was Never Here, and there was never an entry made to link to it.
Jeff … um … er … Goldblum … yeah…
Jews Love to Argue
Just a Face and a Caption
You have sixty seconds to tell us about without hesitation, repetition, or deviation, starting NOW!
Just a Minute Just for Pun
Yo, I'm really happy for you and Imma let you finish, but Kanye West is the best Self-Demonstrating Article of All Time!
Killed Mid Sent— GAKKK!!
We really do have everything on this wiki, because we have Kitchen Sink Included!
Krazy Kat Lampshaded Double Entendre
Leaning on the Fourth Wall
Legends of the Hidden Temple
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Let Me Get This Straight. There's a page about this?
Letters 2 Numbers
Like Is, Like, a Comma
Linking to an Article Within the Article is a Self-Demonstrating Article
Loads … (buffering) … and Loads … (buffering) … of … (buffering) … Loading
The Lonely Island
A Title That Has a Rather Large Length at About Two Standard Deviations Above the Average Title Length
Lost In Tran
Madness Mantra Madness Mantra Madness Mantra Madness Mantra Madness Mantra …
And if You Visit this Page, as do All Who Come Here Afore Long … You'll Find Self-Demonstration of the Modern Major General Song.
Mark Does Stuff
Mordin's portion of Mass Effect 2 character sheet. Idiosyncratic speech patterns. Tough to describe, takes too long! Demonstration faster. Enjoy.
[sharp inhale] Can you please tell me your name? This Troper. What is the name of this programme? .
Mastermind "I left the
Max Payne page bleeding in the gutter, the fourth wall slowly draining from it."
Men In Bla Merlin Sickness
Metaphorgotten is an article which explains how the process of explaining metaphors can be derailed like a train on steel tracks that can travel at an optimum speed over some 100 km/hour on a good day assuming steady maintenance as a result of decent technical, accountancy, and managerial practice conducted in the manner of a pedestrian or series of pedestrians trying to make their way through one of those hedge-maze things which are always home to a variety of small but rather vicious and/or poisonous wildlife which you have to set poison and traps on a regular basis, in much the same way that a navigator must constantly check their charts and their position to fulfil their navigator-ial duties, kind of like how a security company which employs ex-military personnel in an attempt to break into the 'private military contractor' market has to ensure they are properly paid like your old aunt Saoluan and the way she used to wear those lovely Petunias in her hair that she used to get from ol' Alice's gardening center down the back of Niddrie, 'til Alice became more like a platypus to the place's currawong than a mole to its mongoose…
; the main article is playfully mocking the english instruction manual.
Metroid 1 Michael McConnohie
You will need money to view this article. Please fill out your credit card info.
These other tropes may be valiant, but none so mighty as Miles Gloriosus!!
Mission Control Is Off Its Meds
Mister B. Gone
The Fakepicture Motor Mouth is a page on this wiki butI'mnotsureyou'dknowbecauseThisTroperistalkingsofastthatit'sstartingtogethardtounderstand whatthey'resayingbutitdoesn'treallymatterbecausewhyintheworlddidIwriteThisTroperanywaythat's completelybadforminthewikiifI'mnotonaTroperTalespagewhichI'mcertainlynotsowhyintheworlddidI writelikethatohdoesitreallymatteranyway no OF COURSE it ! … ( doesn't GASP … Deep breath …)
The Mousetrap Museum of the Strange and Unusual
Nails on a Blackboard
Neighbourhood Friendly Gangsters
Whoah, like, New-Age Retro Hippie, man!
Nicky the Nickmaster
N Bud et
NO INDOOR VOICE
No Fame, No Wealth, No Service
No One Sees the Boss
Would you like to see Fake Interactivity?
You would? Then let's Go, Go, Go!
No Punctuation Period
Normality — part of the natural population.
Note to Self: Edit more articles on TV Tropes.
Nothing Is Scarier
No True Scotsman
Now Do It Again Backwards drawkcaB niagA tI oD woN
Obsessed Are the Listmakers
Olympus Mons want to fight!
Ominous Save Prompt
Orwellian Editor does not exist. There was never an Orwellian editor. Such a trope could not exist, ever.
Our lawyers advised us to mention that Our Lawyers Advised This Trope.
Overly Long Gag
Overly Long Gag
Overly Long Gag
Overly Long Gag
Overly Long Gag
Incredibly Long Name to Have to Try and Say
Overused Running Gag
Pardon My Klingon, petaQ
This link to [CENSORED] is classified Security Clearance VIOLET.
Phineas and Ferb
Pictures For Sad Children
Peace & Love, Incorporated
Please Subscribe to Our Channel
Pokémon Speak: TV tropes! Trope trope, TV TV trope!
WELCOME! IT'S ELF'S GAME!
P-p-porky P-p-p-p-ig Pron-n-n Pronun-nun-un Pron-n-n... uh, Talking
Present Day: Right now, the moment you read examples of this trope, the examples are happening as we speak.
Previously On TV Tropes: An article about Previously On
The Product Placement link is brought to you by TV Tropes.
Protection from Editors: Go ahead, try to change the description. We'll wait.
Punched Across the Room
Rage Against the Author, you bastards!
Are you happy now?
Affirmative. The database is now pleased.
Rapid-Fir— Rapid Fire Interrupting
Back in my day, we didn't have any of them fancy links to Rambling Old Man Monologue!
Reading the Stage Directions Out Loud. New bullet.
Realistic Diction is, err, sounds fake
Recycled In SPACE
RED ALERT — THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Redirect
note Repeat to Confirm
Repetitive Audio GlitchRepetitive Audio GlitchRepetitiveaudioglitchreptitiveaudioglitch
Don't click on Reverse Psychology.
Rhymes on a Dime — It rhymes all the time!
Rhyme And Reason — A game show of one season.
Rhyming List. So it doesn't work here. Don't get pissed. Hey!
Great music to be found here!
Ridi … I'll do it later.
R. Lee Ermey — WHAT IS YOUR MAJOR MALFUNCTION, PRIVATE TROPER!?
Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: A trope discussing the apparent use of a lengthy lexicon by the excessively verbose.
Robot Dinosaurs That Shoot Beams When They Roar
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rouge Angles of Satin
Running Gag ( Overly Long Gag; please report to the Department of Redundancy Department.)
Said Bookism, extrapolated TV Tropes eagerly
YMMV.Saw SAY MY NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME!
The Schizophrenia Conspiracy
Do Not Click SCP Foundation (our site is one of the many objects in the Foundation's possession)
The Scottish Trope: Don't say the name!
Selfdemonstration, troper, selfdemonstration!
Self-Demonstrating Article describes itself... but only as long as you believe it does.
Self-Deprecation, a page brought to you by the ding-dongs known as the tropers. We don't mean literally. That's just self demonstration.
Die Sendung mit der Maus
Sen...zzz...wuzzat? Oh, Senior Sleep Cycle
Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness is a multifaceted and indubitably verbose entry concerning an infamous phenomenon well-documented among editors and fictional characters alike.
Shaft Shameless Self-Promoter
Shoo the Dog, go on, Shoo!
A Fascinating Margin
Hello, this is Sir Ron Lionheart and welcome to my page! Haha! FANTASTIC!
This link will smurf you to the Smurfing article.
The author has no comment about what this trivia page is about.
So Good We Mentioned It Twice
So Good We Mentioned It Twice
Sophisticated as Hell
*RING!*Sound *HONK!* Effect *DING!* Bleep *CHOP!*
Sound Off! One, two!
Strange of Speaker Syntax
S-S-S- Speech Impediment
Spell My Name with a Blank
The Spell My Name With A The
Stages of Monster Grief
Staging an Intervention
Stop Poking Me
"Strangers on a Train"-Plot Murder
Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion
Dude, you should, like, totally visit the Surfer Dude page, man!
Streisand Effect: Don't click here! Don't look at this picture! Stop! No! Don't do it.
Suspiciously Similar Substitute
There is no Suspiciously Specific Denial link here. It does not exist in any which way, so you can't even try to look for it.
hear artickle is the (page) the FOR halarious stripper cortoon
Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff Symbol %&$#?@! Swearing
Arr, Talk Like a Pirate, maties!
Talks Like a Simile
Talk to the Fist
Telegraph Gag STOP
Temporal Paradox, a page that was created before TV Tropes even existed by people who haven't even been born yet, and who wouldn't have been born if their grandfathers hadn't been killed.
> Parse Text
Text Tropes Textless Album Cover (besides the link, of course)
The Man Your Man Could Smell Like
Theme Tune Rap, yo!
There Is No Rule Six (Take a look at the "Radio" subsection)
The "The" Title
The Tropeless Tale
This Might Be an Index
This Page Redirects To Itself
Time Bomb, exploding in 10 … 9 … 8 …
Time Travel Tense Trouble is listed here.
Tiny Tropes TV Tropes
Title Drop Osiyo, Tipis And Totem Poles, mitakuye oyasin
TIIIIITLEEEEE SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAM!!! That Troper
There are Three Certainties in Life: Death, Taxes, and Self-Demonstrating Articles.
I shouldn't be telling you this, but These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know.
This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!
This Is My Story
This! Is! TV Tropes!
This Trope Name References Itself
Those Two Bad Guys
The Toblerone! Ha Ha!
Top Ten List
This trope is Totally Radical, dawg! Fo' shizzle!
To the Batnoun!
This is not a link to The Treachery of Images.
[Trope Name] Injokes
Tropers Do It Without Notability
Truman Show Plot
Tsundere: You don't have to go on my page, I mean if you WANTED to click here you could, not like I care or anything, you don't have to. Well, not like you actually would want to. (I hope they go on the page~) … Huh? *blushes* I-I didn't say anything! You idiot, just go on the page!
"TV Tropes"? More like "TV Quotes"!
Two out of Three Ain't Bad
Tyop on the Cover
Unconventional Formatting Understatement, one of a few tropes on this page.
Click here to upgrade the trope page
Upgrade Complete Vader Breath
Like, Valley Girl, y'know? What-ever!
Van (guitar solo) Halen
Vanity Plate I2 5U AWSM
Voice of the Resistance
Wanton Cruelty to the Common Comma (The examples, are Self Demonstrating, not the description).
When is Running Gag gonna get here? The Department of Redundancy Department has been waiting ages now!
This is a link! It leads to the page!
Welcome to We Didn't Start the Billy Joel Parodies, They Were Always Burnin' Since the World's Been Turnin'
Wesley Willis! Wesley Willis! Wesley Willis! Wesley Willis!
What is What Did I Do Last Night? doing here?
You darn kids these days! When I Was Your Age, we read articles without all of this Self Demonstrating baloney! And we LIKED it that way!
"Where Are They Now?" Epilogue married her high-school sweetheart, with whom she has eight children, has traversed the globe, became incredibly wealthy, and is a vaunted pillar of her community.
[[ Wikipedia Syntaxer|Wikipedia syntaxer]]
World of Ham
Would Be Rude to Say "Genocide": Urges extreme caution on Real Life examples.
A sultry dame walks in and asks Write A Film Noir
I will not create a link to Writing Lines. I will not create a link to Writing Lines. I will not create a link to Writing Lines.
Xtreme Kool Letterz
Yandere: Please see my page, love... or it's the last thing you'll ever see.
Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe
Your TVTropes account are already checked in.
You horrible little nerd, wasting your time that could have been spent saving puppies instead of reading trivia on a page. You Bastard!
You Can't Get Ye Flask!
This index may be obsolete and under threat by that evil new media! You Can Panic Now!
You Don't Know Jack
You know what's buuuuullshit?
YOU! You No Take Candle
You are on your way to
Zork Book Ends
These Uncyclopedia articles. Lampshaded by the title of the category.
Not included on the list is the site's article about anti-humor which demonstrates itself by delivering a straight-forward article on the subject of anti-humor (for Uncyclopedia, this is anti-humor in and of itself.)
Look mindfully at an illustration of this topic from our sort-of rival wiki. (Sadly, following a drawn-out discussion and conflict of contributors, its particular lipogrammatic quality is now lost in favor of "clarity").
The Transformers Wiki has a lot of these:
This Fan Fic Rant about blind synonym usage.
Also, The Department of Redundancy Department.
This video about the conventions of British television news stories.
This video about the conventions of (American) film trailers that expect to win awards.
In The Science Of , the chapter on the human brain describes it as self-referential, then leads the reader to consider how they are experiencing the reading of Discworld The Science of Discworld.
This article about the conventions of newspaper articles that report scientific papers.
On the wiki, the Kingdom of Loathing page for the Haiku Katana item is written entirely in haiku.
This article [[note:[Unreliable Source?]:]] from the economist about The Other Wiki. [[note:[Unreliable Source?]:]]
The other Wiki's article on Interventions was evidently the subject of one .
note The BBC's guide to scripting a Radio Drama.
The entries on the Laconic Wiki, when linking back to the unabridged version, tend to be self-demonstrating with the links.
One Real-Life handbook on English grammar, titled How Not To Write, uses this trope. Each of its chapters is about a particular grammar mistake, and has as its Long Title a sentence containing exactly the kind of error the chapter discusses.
Try doing a Google search for "askew."
Oh no, here
we go again...