I am Tropers/AntonioCalavera, Filipino [[TvTropesWillRuinYourLife TV Tropes addict]] and English teacher extraordinaire! I've been lurking on the wiki for years and have been immensely pleased with its [[TaughtByExperience growth]] and friendly, sensible attitude towards fiction and its parallels in RealLife.

I am a single, [[{{Geek}} geeky]], [[SmartPeopleWearGlasses bespectacled]] lecturer of [[LitClassTropes English literature]] at a major Jesuit [[WackyCollege university]] in Quezon City. I have been a licensed pilot since my college years and am a great fan of [[ComicBooks graphic novels]] and ScienceFiction. I play more VideoGames than are good for me, fly my family's [[TimTaylorTechnology souped-up]] [[CoolPlane Cessna 152]] on weekends whenever possible, and [[RidiculousProcrastinator procrastinate]] way too much when checking my students' papers.

I also enjoy Scuba diving, flying with Dad, and pestering my students, whom I love dearly despite their perpetual grammar problems. After a hiatus of five years, I'm back to writing fan fiction as well.

In addition to providing hours of entertainment, TVTropes has [[TvTropesWillEnhanceYourLife greatly influenced]] me in the way I think about literature and media, and my students have reaped the benefits. After years of lurking, I've decided to get known and become a [[TheContributors Contributor]] so that I can give something back.


[[folder: Tropes about Antonio Calavera]]
* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: [[WaistcoatOfStyle Waistcoat]]: check. Pocketwatch: check. [[NiceHat Fedora]]: check.
* ClassRepresentative: Was one back in college for my Literature block. They called me the [[DoubleEntendre block head]].
* CoolTeacher: Was recently voted "Legendary Teacher" in a university-wide poll.
* CoolShades: Helps with the above.
* TheDumbledore: Not nearly old enough to be one, but someday...
* EvilLaugh: Used whenever a student inquires about upcoming exams.
* {{Geek}}: [[{{Egregious}} Egregiously]]
* HotTeacher: Allegedly, though his students probably say that so he'll raise their grades...
* InfoDump: Insists that lecture is not an obsolete teaching method, just not done well enough.
* MostTropersAreYoungNerds: Guilty as charged.
* MrExposition: Tends to teach from memory. Having a major in English Literature, a minor in Philosophy, and an in-progress master's degree in Literary and Cultural Studies helps.
* MysteriousTeachersLounge: Averted. His cubicle is crammed to the gills with books, guarded by a [[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies plush carabao]], and is the site of essay consultations.
* NiceHat: Defining appearance trope; wears a certified replica of IndianaJones' fedora
* NoliMeTangere: Undergraduate thesis topic
* PoliticallyMotivatedTeacher: Expects his students to make the Philippines a better place someday.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Can be negotiated with regarding most class requirements. Compensates by giving ridiculously hard exams.
* TricksterMentor: Not above mindgaming students during writing assignments
* WackyCollege: Natural habitat


[[folder: Favorite Works]]

* {{Disney/Frozen}}
* {{VideoGame/The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim}}
* {{Literature/The Lord of the Rings}}
* {{Literature/The Chronicles of Narnia}}
* {{Literature/His Dark Materials}}
* {{VideoGame/Final Fantasy X}}
* NeonGenesisEvangelion
* TengenToppaGurrenLagann
* CodeGeass
* SwatKats
* TheRealAdventuresofJonnyQuest
* JusticeLeagueUnlimited
* {{Starcraft}}
* SinsOfASolarEmpire
* AliensVsPredator
* {{FEAR}}
* {{Crysis}}
* AssassinsCreed
* {{Mechwarrior}}
* StarTrek
* StarWars
* {{Serenity}}
* {{Batman}}
* {{Superman}}
* {{XKCD}}
* QuestionableContent
* {{Sinfest}}
* DarthsAndDroids
* SchlockMercenary