Tropers / Dr. NoPuma

"You're the forum's cinnamon roll, Puma."
Beverly

Welcome to the page that I spend way too much time editing!

I'm a guy who lives somewhere in the US and was a fan of this website a long time before finally getting my account on March 28, 2015. Before that, I just lurked around on here, reading pages.

In case you're wondering where my username comes from, it actually has nothing to do with Dr. No. It's a nickname my parents call me because one time, when I was signing up for another website, I wanted my username to be Dr. Puma because I like pumas and other big cats, and I sometimes likes to act like a Mad Scientist. Where the No part came from, I don't remember.

I want to work in the entertainment industry, and I'm especially interested in art, animation, and storywriting. However, I'm not sure yet which medium I want to work in. Still, I dream of my own works getting pages on This Very Wiki someday!

I go to many different parts of the wiki, but I can usually be found on the Trope Launch Pad, or on the Just for Fun threads in the Forums, especially Forum Games.

Since some other tropers are doing it too, here are three characters that I think best describe me: Clawhauser, Klonoa, and the Mayor.

If you've seen some of my work on this wiki before reading this, or you read the information below, you may have noticed that I have some sort of affinity for clowns, circuses, and similar things. Kind of strange, considering that I used to be scared of clowns, just like most kids. For a while I couldn't remember how it started, but now I think I know:

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    Explanation 
(For the best effect, listen to this while reading the following.)

Now that I think about it, maybe I have always kinda liked clowns. I got freaked out when I saw them in real life, but I do remember drawing pictures and writing stories about clowns back in elementary school.

All of the following happened in my early middle school years. That's when I got Super Paper Mario, and I was introduced to Dimentio. For some reason, I was far more interested in him than the other characters in the game, even before I learned that he was the true final boss. I just liked his design, his leitmotif, etc. Also, it took me a long time to figure out that Dimentio was a boy. I seriously thought he was a girl, and I may have been kind of in love with him.

And then one day, I was reading a Reader's Digest magazine when I saw a little preview for The Night Circus. I thought it because it reminded me of Dimentio. Some time later, I went to my school library and saw that book in the "New Books" section. Without hesitation or thought, I grabbed it and checked it out.

I remember another incident that added even more fuel to the fire. One of my friends was having a party at a bowling alley, but we accidentally went to the wrong one. I remember my dad calling my friend's parents, trying to get everything sorted out. Because I had nothing else to do (This was before I had a cell phone!) I looked at the arcade to see what games they had. That's how I discovered CarnEvil. I never played the game, I just watched the demo. I thought it was terrifying because of the blood and zombies, yet I couldn't stop watching. I loved how the carnival rises up from the ground, and although the flying clown head scared me at first, I still thought he was pretty cool. Later, I looked it up on the Internet and learned all about it. I learned that the clown head's name is Umlaut, and he's now my favorite character in the game!

I'm sure there were more incidents like these that added to my bizarre fascination, but that's all I remember.

    Pages I started 

Favorites

    Favorite works 

(NOTE: Titles in bold indicate works that TV Tropes introduced me to.)

Anime & Manga

Comic Books

Comic Strips

Film - Animated

Film - Live-Action

Literature

Live-Action TV

Video Games

Webcomics

Web Video & Web Animation

Western Animation

And there are probably many others, but I just can't think of them right now.

And there are many, many works that I want to see, whether they've already been released or not. I used to have a list of these works, but I got tired of updating it.

    Favorite tropes 

Pet Peeve Tropes

  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Admittedly, I don't outright hate this trope (I think even some villains with little personality or motivation can be cool and interesting in other ways), but I would like to avoid it in my own works.
  • Horny Nosebleed: I hate this trope more than I can say. I just don't understand why anime tries to make nosebleeds look cute, or like it's a good feeling. As someone who actually gets nosebleeds a lot, I can tell you that it is a horrible feeling.
  • Jukebox Musical: I have mixed feelings on this one. On one hand, if done right, these can be pretty entertaining, but more often, this trope seems a bit cheap and uncreative. I'd rather see original musical numbers. Besides, you know what this trope usually means? Either No Song for the Wicked, or a villain song with Soundtrack Dissonance!
  • No Song for the Wicked: I can see why this trope exists, but really, it's more fun when the villain does sing. Scar was a very elegant, high-and-mighty character, and he got a great villain song!
  • One-Word Title: Similar to Jukebox Musical, I have mixed feelings. Some works (like Splatoon) have very creative one-word titles, but other times, it seems pretty lazy. It doesn't help that this trope is everywhere nowadays.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Again, this is probably mainly because I like scary, dramatic music.

    Other favorites 
  • Animals: Big cats in general, foxes, wolves, hyenas, bears, weasels, mice, rats, bats, walruses, seals, octopuses, crabs, jellyfish, starfish, vultures, owls, peacocks, ducks, and many others.
  • Colors: Blue, white, green, orange, and red.
  • Monsters: Ghosts, Things That Go "Bump" in the Night, skeletons, pumpkin people, werecreatures, aliens, cryptids (such as Sasquatch, chupacabras, etc.), kitsunes, and most monsters from Greek mythology (especially the chimera and the Minotaur)
  • Elemental Powers: Light, water, ice, electricity, air, plants, and poison.
  • Musical instruments: Pipe organ, music box, piano, calliope, violin/cello/etc, and accordion.
  • Music genres: Classical, jazz, and soundtracks for movies/video games/etc. I'll listen to almost anything, though.
  • Genres in general: Comedy, fantasy, adventure, action, mystery, and musical (mainly for the Villain Songs).

Other stuff

    Tropes that apply to me 
  • Ambiguous Disorder: I know I'm somewhere on the autism spectrum, but as far as I know, we're not sure where exactly. When I was 3, my parents took me to a doctor who basically gave up on me and diagnosed me with PDD/NOS, then listed a lot of life skills and other things that I would never be able to do. Aaaaaaand I have been able to do most of those things, although I do have trouble with some of them (see No Social Skills below).
  • Author Appeal:
  • Big Eater: I don't like food... I LOVE it. I have so many favorite foods that I can't decide on one, and my parents have often joked about how much I eat (although I'm far from being the only big eater in my family.)
  • The Ditherer: So, so much. It's most obvious with my avatars: I can't decide at all which one I want to use, and I usually switch every couple hours. This also applies to many other things, like how I'll often side with the first opinion I hear, unless I really disagree with it.
  • The Ditz: I see myself as this. I misunderstand almost everything, I stumble a lot while talking and have trouble thinking of what to say... yeah. At least on here, I can play it down as something funny.
  • Funny Character, Boring Actor: I like acting like a Large Ham on here, but I'm actually much more quiet and reserved in real life. For some reason, I find it easier to speak my mind when I'm typing than when I'm talking. But you wanna know how online!me and real!me are alike? We're both pretty optimistic, and we're both idiots.
  • Giggling Villain: My parents and siblings sometimes joke that my laugh sounds creepy, though I'm much better at doing a creepy little chuckle than a full-on, loud laugh. Still, I do it every time I don't think anyone can hear me.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: I do this a lot. "Crap" is the only word I commonly use that even comes close to being a curse word. I don't mind when other people curse, though.
  • The Hyena: Almost anything will make me laugh. I was in a Drama class one year in school, and when the members of each group were evaluating the other members, this is what his group had to say about me: "You have to stop laughing at all the lines." (Or something like that.) I don't laugh very loud, though.
  • Myers–Briggs: INFP, according to a quiz.
  • Neutral Good: According to a quiz.
  • Nightmare Retardant: To me, any Ominous Music Box Tune is this. I just love music boxes and their beautiful sound so much that it's impossible for me to be scared of them.
  • No Social Skills: This is why I describe myself as a Funny Character, Boring Actor. I don't know why, but it's just so much easier for me to speak my mind when I'm typing than actually talking.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Unfortunately, I am not a puma or a doctor. I'm also not Dr. No (although I have seen a few other 007 movies, and I like them.)
  • Pungeon Master: I love Incredibly Lame Puns, and I try to use them whenever possible.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: As mentioned before, I'm actually pretty quiet in real life, so this trope usually applies when I play video games. I love Video Game Cruelty Potential. See also Giggling Villain above. That trope also applies more strongly when I play video games.

    Headcanons 
Note that most of my voice headcanon lists are works in progress.

Klonoa

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Super Mario Bros.
  • Birdo is female. I prefer that interpretation because it's the simplest.

TinkerQuarry Headcanon voices:

Undertale

    Other 
Work in progress. A question mark means I haven't decided yet.

Troping my dreams

I'm very interested in dreams, and I try to remember my own whenever I can. I've written some of them down on the Weird dreams thread in Yack Fest. Now, here are some tropes that I think apply to my dreams.

My characters in roleplays

In general:

  • Put on a Bus: Happens often, due to me being busy and often losing track of what's happening in each thread, getting left behind and finding it hard to get back in. I do try for The Bus Came Back sometimes, though.

Puma (We All Work in an Office)

Puma (Tropers: The Series)

  • Non-Ironic Clown: Sometimes works as a birthday party clown. Hates the stress of the job, but still enjoys entertaining people.

Zucca

My character in "We work at an Interdimensional Pizza Place". He is an alien who resembles a cat or ferret who is just getting a job at the pizza place.

Jack/Puma (We're in a Haunted School)

  • The Medic: Has shown interest in becoming this, as he's not a good fighter.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: In this story, Puma is a nickname for my real name, Jack. Jack isn't my real real name, though.

Felis

My character in "We're a League of Villains". He started out as a mysterious, quirky man in a cat costume who can float and teleport... but often finds himself disappearing. But I later decided to change this, and had him turn into an actual, female cat.
  • Cats Are Magic: An anthropomorphic cat who can fly and teleport... but not always at will.
  • Cats Are Mean: Subverted. She's part of a supervillain team, and part of her wants to act evil... but deep down, she's a real softie who cares for everyone.
  • Composite Character: He initially described himself as a cross between Schrödinger's Cat and the Cheshire Cat. Following his transformation and gender change, however, he's going in a different direction, although she does occasionally show traits of those two.
  • Cosmic Retcon: I wanted to change the whole "silly guy in a fursuit" thing, so Beverly suggested that I make it because of Felis' Power Incontinence, taking her to Another Dimension that changed her dramatically.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Both her hair and her eyes are a bright reddish purple.
  • Fat Cat: In costume only at first, but later becomes a real, anthropomorphic one.
  • Furry Female Mane: Ironically, she lacked one when she had just a costume, but she gained one when she became a real cat.
  • Gender Bender: Started out male, but was turned female through mysterious means.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: In a way. She's hardly malicious in nature, acts a bit awkward, and can't even control her powers.
  • Power Incontinence: The reason why he tends to disappear for long periods of time.

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