Tropers: Bailoroc

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     Name Origin 

A long time ago I used to call myself Background Bailey, because I liked to rip sprite backgrounds from NES/SNES games for fun. Unfortunately, most people assumed that Bailey was my first name, not my last, which lead to some rather uncomfortable and awkward situations... So I took my last name and reworked it a bit, coming up with 'Bailoroc' because I thought it sounded like the name of a wizard or a necromancer or something cool like that.

     Basic information 

  • Name: Friends call me Mitch; I'll leave it at that.
  • Age: 27
  • Job: College Student/Retail associate
  • Goals: Graduate college, get a career started, attend art school and various self-improvement classes, learn to draw well, learn to animate, learn to sprite, and design a few freeware video games for the internet community. Now, as to whether or not I can actually achieve any of that.....
  • Favorite food type: Seafood, Chinese
  • Favorite fictional element: Darkness

     Tropes that apply to this troper 

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     Tropes I hate/dislike 

  • Aesoptinum: Come on, man, you can think of better ways to teach your audience an Aesop!
  • All Guys Want Cheerleaders: Eeeew, no! I can't stand cheerleaders! Or cheerleader types!
  • All Men Are Perverts: No, they aren't.
  • All Women Love Shoes: That's sexist! That's sexist and wrong! Stop being sexist!
  • Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: I prefer stories where your special powers aren't tied to something that can simply and easily be stolen.
  • Bamboo Technology: No, damn it, NO! You can not make everything out of wood and grass!
  • Big Red Button: I know there are ways to justify having a self-desruction mechanism on your ship/machine/factory/whatever, but this isn't one of them.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Unless we're talking about something that needs a Magical Incantation in order to work, why can't you just do it?
  • Christianity Is Catholic: It's like Hollywood doesn't even know Protestants even exist!
  • Cloning Blues: As far as I'm concerned, all living things (and maybe even a few non-living things) have a soul, so a clone is just as real as a non-clone. Besides, identical twins are basically nature's clones, aren't they?
  • Collapsing Lair: Unless we're talking about a structure that's being held together by the villain's will, this trope is usually kind of stupid...
  • Context-Sensitive Button : NO! NO! Science does not work like that! Maybe magic, but not science!
  • Cosmetically Advanced Prequel: I know it can't be helped but it still bugs me.
  • Dark Is Evil: Meh...I prefer works that use "Dark People who happen to be evil" rather than "Everything dark is evil!!1!!"
  • Deader Than Dead: This is High Octane Nightmare Fuel for me and I wouldn't wish this on anyone, not even a Complete Monster.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: This trope is stupid and sexist, my most hated combination.
  • Do-Anything Robot: Unless it's made out of magic, nanobots, or liquid metal, this trope doesn't make any sense. The issue of the limitations of physical space alone keeps me from taking this trope seriously.
  • Double Standard: Double standards are pure evil and must be exterminated from our cultures. Yeah, I said it.
  • Duct Tape for Everything: Duct tape does not work that way.
  • Eleventh Hour Superpower: Lazy writing at it's laziest.
  • Elves Versus Dwarves
  • Every Proper Lady Should Curtsy: Shut up; don't make me smack you! Besides, "ladies" are lame; tomboys are much more awesome!
  • Fictional Counterpart: Shows and media should be allowed to use the real deal's name; I hate how restrictive American copyright laws are.
  • Fluffy Cloud Heaven: I don't know what goes on in heaven anymore than the rest of us but I'm sure whatever it's like is more wonderful and meaningful than this stupid trope.
  • Forgotten Phlebotinum: If it's forgotten that easily, then there was no point in showing it off in the first place.
  • Forgotten Superweapon: Erg...getch....WHY WOULD YOU FORGET ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THAT!
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: Not only do I not find "girl on girl" "hot", but I struggle to understand how other men apparently do. See, if it was a homosexual girl who was purchasing the yuri material, that would make sense because she is gay herself; what does a straight male gain from watching two gay women from making out? I don't get it! And because of my ridiculously sheltered upbringing, I probably never will. Needless to say, I find straight people obsessing over gay couples to be creepy and voyeuristic.
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: Parodies and subversions are always funny but other than that this is one trope that's kind of lame when played straight.
  • Grandpa God: I'm pretty sure God doesn't look like this...or anything, really, being a Supreme Spirit...can this trope be discredited now?
  • Great Big Book of Everything: Unless it's a magical or an electronic book, this just doesn't work out.
  • Handy Remote Control: Can a remote have a lot of useful, pre-progammed options? Sure. But can it do anything? Not without magic it can't.
  • Het Is Ew: YOU IDIOTS! You yourself (unless you were a "test tube baby") are a product of at least one heterosexual encounter! We're a species that reproduces through sexual intercourse between two different sexes; it's how nature (or God if you believe in that sort of thing like I do) made us, so stop acting like it's some kind of gross, bizzare sin of some kind! Geeze! It's like gay-bashing in reverse!
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: No I don't, shut up. Just because I find you attractive doesn't mean I instantaneously lose my will power. Damn it, I fucking hate this trope!
  • I'm a Man, I Can't Help It: Fuck you and this trope.
  • Infinite Supplies: It's fine for video games due to the nature of the medium but as soon as you start thinking about it in any other...
  • Inventional Wisdom: ....WHAT?!?
  • Menstrual Menace: Now you're just being sexist.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Again, really lazy writing. I don't mind characters learning new powers but either their powers should still be developing, they're unstable enough to change, or they earn their new powers through work....otherwise...
  • Offscreen Villain Dark Matter: Plllooooot hoooooooole!
  • Outgrown Such Silly Superstitions: The less I say why I hate this trope, the better.
  • Red Right Hand: No, it's actions that make you evil, not a deformity.
  • Screw Learning, I Have Phlebotinum!: Unless we're talking about a scientific and/or magical Neural Implanting as a side or secondary effect, this trope is insanely stupid.
  • Self-Defenseless
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: Unless you can justify it, this trope seems...stupid and unnecessary. Besides, destroying something the old-fashion way is just more exciting.
  • Shallow Love Interest
  • Spear Carrier
  • Status Quo Is God: I hate this trope. I loathe this trope. I despisethis trope. It's an excuse for lazy writing and for cowards who are afraid of a little continuity.
  • Take That, Critics!: Unless your critics are complete idiots (and by complete idiots, I mean in a "stupid YouTube poster", "retarded Hill-Billy", or "Chris-Chan" kind of way), you should take all criticism seriously; sometimes they might point out something you may have missed and can be a valuable learning experience.
  • The Dark Side: Dark Is Not Evil, damnit.
  • The Unfair Sex: I still hate double standards.
  • Time Travel: It's not that I hate Time Travel persay, it's just that too many stories either uses really bad paradoxes or utilizes it poorly.
  • TV Genius
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: Why?

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