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Tropers: bwburke94
Me in November 2012, after not shaving for a month.

Hey, this is bwburke94!

Enough expository banter! Today we fight like men! And ladies! And ladies who dress like men! For bwburke94... IT IS DESCRIBING TIME!

Hey, this is bwburke94! I'm a troper just like you, from Massachusetts. I'm also occasionally a fanfic writer and Let's Player... well, I would be, except for Schedule Slip. I discovered TV Tropes in 2009 when I googled Kaizo Trap. Don't ask me how I remember that, it's an aspie thing.

My name is Brendan. Not a very common name for fictional characters, huh? But if you misspell my name because you're an idiot, feel my pain.
I have received a Made of Win on two occasions:
An edit I have made has been listed on Funny/TV Tropes on one occasion:

Fanfics I have written include:


Tropes applying to myself:

  • American Accents: Despite being from Massachusetts, I have a Vermont accent because I went to school in Vermont for four and a half years.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: I can never really focus on one thing at a ti-PUPPY!
  • Asperger Syndrome: Does this really count as a trope?
  • Berserk Button:
    • Do not misspell the name of a major character in whatever work you are discussing. Especially on This Very Wiki.
      • When discussing Final Fantasy VII proper, her name is Aeris, not Aerith. NO EXCEPTIONS. I've edit warred with my brother on The Other Wiki over that one.
      • If the spelling of the character's name is important to the work (Near's real name in Death Note to give one example), you have no excuse.
    • Do not accuse me of being homosexual, racist, or a pedophile. EVER. note 
    • Do not treat me like I'm still a little kid. EVER.
  • Camp Straight: Which is where all the rumors about my sexuality came from.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Some of my tweets can be like this. See here.
  • Game Mod: I'm a romhacker. I deliberately avoid hacking Super Mario World due to Sturgeon's Law - but I'm open to hacking any other (cartridge-based) game.
  • Genre Savvy:
    • So you think that aspies Will Not Tell a Lie? Watch your stereotypes be proven wrong. I can be surprisingly deceptive at times.
    • TV Tropes Has Ruined My Life, so I can see plot twists coming from a mile away... but I was like that even before then.
  • Gentle Giant
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: I tend to wear blue clothes, as opposed to my brother's red. Averted nowadays, as by now everyone can tell us apart.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: Yes, this even applies when we're all the same age.
  • One of the Kids: Applies more to my friends than to me, but I'm in college, and I occasionally talk to inanimate objects. I've exaggerated this trope sometimes to annoy my brother.
    Me: Hi pillow. You're my friend.
    My brother: SHUT UP FAG.
  • Real Name as an Alias: My name is Brendan W. Burke. The 94 comes from the fact that the name "bwburke" was taken on my first email provider. Yes, I was using my initials and last name as an alias before HC Bailly was.
  • Too Many Babies: My family's a borderline. I'm a quadruplet, but my mom didn't have any other kids.
  • Younger than They Look: Whenever I decide to go a while without shaving, the result is this. Though I don't have a fake ID for beer-drinking purposes. I promise. (Yes, this and One of the Kids at the same time.)

Tropes applying to my fanfics:

Tropes applying to me as a gamer:

Tropes applying to my Let's Plays:

Tropes applying to me on This Very Wiki:

Tropes applying to my other Internet hobbies:

  • Overly Preprepared Gag: Seems to be my specialty.
    • I joined Smogon in 2010 specifically to make a Metang@ joke on New Year's Eve of 2012, two and a half years later. The site admins were not amused.
    • In early 2012, I created a new Wikipedia account. Its name, when anagrammed, foreshadowed my main April Fools' prank of 2013.
    • I topped 2012's Smogon prank with a 2013 joke on a certain sports message board (which will remain unnamed) that I had set up with a gag on a different board in 2005. Yep, an eight-year setup.
  • Significant Anagram: I tend to anagram my name or my other common aliases when I need to act "anonymously". Also shows up in my fanfics occasionally.

Other info about me related to This Very Wiki:

Lastly, some random crap:

  • I voted Obama in 2012, though it was an anti-Romney vote rather than a pro-Obama vote. After four years of dealing with each of them, I would have preferred to Take a Third Option, but I couldn't because America sucks like that.
  • I edit The Other Wiki. I have been blocked several times for trolling, usually on April 1. To be specific, I had accounts (yes, accounts) temporarily blocked on April 1 every year from 2006 to 2012, and again in 2014.
  • I contributed to the Twitch Plays Pokémon lore on occasion, including devising the name "Gimmick" for the Black protagonist. Contrary to popular belief, I wasn't the one who came up with "Allons-y" for the pre-crash Black 2 protagonist.

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