Tropers / Caliburn Absolute EX

Welcome to the Cathedral of Shadows, where demons gather...

A proper introduction is in order. I'm Caliburn, but you can call me Cali or Cal. I'm a teenager from the United States, and I like to dabble in playing video games, writing, acting, and letting my free time get sucked away by this wiki. I make it a policy to treat everyone with respect, so unless you're particularly heinous, I'll try to be as polite as possible.

In mid-April of 2017, I entered a relationship with Seduced By The Light, and we're both very enthusiastic about it. You probably won't hear much about it here on the forums, but if you see me and Light in the same Discord together, expect some lovey-dovey banter here and there.

If you're wondering about the EX in my handle, I had another account, but it had an underscore in the username, so I couldn't make a contributor page (at least, not one that I could link easily). I added the EX to this new one to differentiate the two. And also because Mettaton (though the Pokemon Trading Card Game was more of what I had in mind when I came up with it).

About a year ago, I started ITT: We Have All Become Pokémon. Let me, Beverly, Black Mage Anolis, or Cabe_Bedlam know if you're interested! It may be a bit complicated and fast at times, but it's a fun experience!

Also, I have an ongoing liveblog detailing my experience with Night in the Woods right here. Feel free to check it out!

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    The Following Tropes May or May Not Apply to Me 
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: I like helping people, what more needs to be said?
  • Cuteness Overload: I cannot help myself from gawking at cute things.
  • Deadpan Snarker: More downplayed in real life, but I've had my share of few stand-out moments.
  • The Faceless: Only one person here knows just what I truly look like, and I intend to keep that detail under heavy wraps.
  • Friend to All Children: I try to give off a "cool older brother" sort of image.
  • Furry Fandom: It's not something I like to bring up very often, and I've only really started being open about it recently, but I do consider myself to be a furry.
  • The Gadfly: What can I say? I like to mess with people sometimes.
  • Good Feels Good: I genuinely like helping other people and I feel bad if I can't.
  • Grammar Nazi: Have I ever mentioned how much it irks me when people mix up its and it's?
  • Gratuitous German: I occasionally drop bits of it here and there, particularly saying guten nacht instead of good night. You know, maybe it'll give people the wrong impression if I put this trope so close to Grammar Nazi?
    • I have been informed that guten nacht is not grammatically correct, and the proper phrase is gute nacht. Just goes to show how much I actually know about the language, huh?
  • The Heart: I extend my kindness towards all, be they friend or otherwise! I'm always willing to hear someone out if they need help, no matter who that someone is! (Actually, who that someone is is kinda important, but I give everyone a fair chance.)
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Prior to my relationship with Light, I considered myself to be straight. This led to a lot of confusion regarding my feelings for them, but seeing as we're boyfriends now, I think you can figure out the outcome by yourself.
  • Insane Forgiveness: I'm an easygoing guy, you'd have to do something pretty despicable to get me to lose faith in you.
  • I Will Wait for You: Big problem with long distance relationships? You know you're never going to see your lover for a while, probably years in the case of me and Light. I can definitely wait, though. They're worth it.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: It's an objective fact that cats are the greatest animals on the face of the planet, you cannot argue with this.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Yeah, the world is pretty shitty, but that doesn't give me the right to make it any shittier. I mean, who would that even benefit anyways?
  • Love Before First Sight: Up until almost two weeks into our relationship, I had no idea what Light even looked like, nor did they know what I looked like.
  • Love Freak: I promote any and all forms of love, provided they're actually healthy within their contexts.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Whenever I'm onstage, I'm typically typecast as rich people, jerks, or rich jerks. Offstage, I make a point of trying to be a nice person.
  • Most Fanfic Writers Are Girls: I avert this, being male and a proud fanfic writer myself. Not that I've actually written fanfiction in a while, though...
  • Nice Guy: Well, I certainly try to be. So far I'd say I do a pretty good job.
  • The Nicknamer: I usually come up with or use dumb nicknames for a lot of things/people. I should make a list...
  • Official Couple: With Seduced By The Light. From the bottom of my heart, I hope this relationship lasts forever.
  • The Pollyanna: I hardly ever feel bad for long, and I make it a point to try to help others feel better too.
  • Ridiculous Procrastinator: I'm a troper, does this come as a surprise to anybody?
  • The Power of Friendship: A firm believer, and yes, I am entirely aware of how corny I sound.
  • Schedule Slip: Happens more than I'd like for it to with... y'know, just about everything, actually.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: I try to act like a saint, but my vocabulary sure as fuck doesn't reflect that.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Any instances of this are purely Played for Laughs. The last thing I want is to be seen as an egotist (among other things).
  • Sophisticated as Hell: I tend to pepper my sentences with some hella ornate or obtuse words in addition to less fancy shit.
  • Verbal Tic: Not quite verbal as it's more prominent in text conversations, though I do have a tendency to say "though" a lot.

    The Following Are Works That I May or May Not Have Made, Be They Published or Otherwise 
  • As Above, So Below (A retelling of Shin Megami Tensei IV with a few changes made here and there, presented as a forum quest on this very forum. Published and more or less dead at this point, sadly.)
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Astral Frontier (A Pokémon Mystery Dungeon fanfic with multiple viewpoint protagonists and some elements of Deconstruction. It began as a way for me to try writing something without planning it ahead of time, but then I began to plot things out, as I always do, and long story short you can expect a Door Stopper if I ever get that far. Published and on indefinite hiatus.)
  • Shining Megami Tensei: AMITY (A crossover between My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Shin Megami Tensei that I wrote when I was just getting into both franchises. It was unfortunately lost before it could be published and I question whether it was a good idea to begin with, but nonetheless, I consider it noteworthy enough to mention here. Unpublished and cancelled.)
  • Vagabond Odyssey [tentative title] (An RPG Maker game following a mercenary named Iris as she escorts a prince on his quest for revenge. Sounds cliche at first, but if you ask me, the execution is what really matters, and I plan on making it stand out in at least some capacity. Unpublished and in-progress.)

    The Following Are Pages I May or May Not Have Started 

    The Following May or May Not Be My Characters 
Note: Characters are ordered by work; each one is assigned a single trope. Currently incomplete.

    The Following Are Tropes I May or May Not Enjoy Immensely 

The Following Works May or May Not Be Favorites of Mine




    Plays and the Like 

    Video Games 

    Western Animation 

    Assorted Web Originals 

Gather demons and come again!