Tropers / Dr. NoPuma

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

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 Sam.

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. Also, the works that I created pages for are not included on this list.)

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

  • 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.), youkai, and most monsters from Greek mythology (especially the chimera and the Minotaur)
  • Elemental Powers: Light, water, ice, electricity, air, plants, and poison.
  • Internet memes: Youtube Poop, Rage Comics, LOLCats, advice animals (especially Courage Wolf), Moon Moon, reaction images, poorly made 3d animations, "Haters gonna hate", Top 10 Anime parodies, Omega Flowey Edits, and pretty much every skeleton meme.
  • Musical instruments: Pipe organ, music box, piano, calliope, violin/cello/etc, and accordion.
  • Genres in general: Comedy, fantasy, adventure, action, mystery, and musical (mainly for the Villain Songs).
  • Music genres: Classical, jazz, and soundtracks for movies/video games/etc. I'll listen to almost anything, though.

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:
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Subverted. I like to act evil sometimes (see Giggling Villain below), but I don't really have any malicious intentions.
  • Creepy Long Arms: Well, I think they are! They're very skinny too. I wish I had Rubberhose Limbs.
  • Creepy Long Fingers: Again, I think they are. It helps that I've been playing piano since elementary school. I'm pretty sure my piano teacher back then even lampshaded how long they are!
  • 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 everything, I stumble a lot while talking and have trouble thinking of what to say... yeah.
  • 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 Hate Past Me: ...Okay, maybe I kinda hate Present Me too, but this still applies. I have a lot of Old Shames, and I frequently remember stupid things I said or did in the past, and they still bother me.
  • Myers–Briggs: ISFJ, according to a quiz.
  • Neutral Good: According to a personality quiz.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Downplayed. As much as I love things like villains, darkness, and scary music, I still sometimes get scared by horror movies and games, as well as anything else that involves blood, and I usually avoid these things.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • CAKE! Especially vanilla cake. Actually, pastries in general.No, scratch that, ALL sweets!
    • MEAT! Especially burgers.
    • Also, Italian food, especially lasagna.

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

Cucumber Quest

Dreaming and Awake

I like hearing what voices other people imagine my characters having, but if you're interested, here are the voices I imagine them having:

Kirby
  • In Kirby Super Star, after Kirby defeated Marx, Marx didn't just fly into NOVA on his own. Kirby punched him into NOVA as a Finishing Move.
  • In the same game, Captain Vul was totally planning to betray Meta Knight, he just never got the chance to execute his plan.

Klonoa

Luigi's Mansion

Sparklecare

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

Undertale

Mobile Games

I have played many games that I got from the Google Play Store, most of which have an Excuse Plot, or even less. So I make up my own stories about these games.

Alchademy

Bubble Shooter by Smoote Mobile
  • The mass of bubbles is actually the ghost of a Monster Clown who wants to possess the little fox. That's why, when the bubbles are close to the ground, the fox gains what I call "the scary clown face", where his eyes turn into cross shapes and he gains a Jagged Mouth - because the ghost clown has almost completely possessed him. When the bubbles reach the ground, the fox cries because he knows that the ghost clown has won, and now he'll be possessed. Also, the fox is a former circus animal - just look at the flips he does when you complete a level!
    • So, this is my theory on the game's backstory: the fox used to be the "animal sidekick" to the clown at the circus. But the clown was abusive to the fox, so it ran away. The clown tried to stop it, and accidentally got himself killed in the process. Enraged at losing his fame, the clown's ghost became determined to possess the fox and force him to perform humiliating tricks FOREVER. However, the ghost of another, friendlier clown came to the fox and explained to it that ghost clowns manifest as colorful bubbles, and the only way to defeat the Monster Clown is to launch some of his (the good clown's) bubbles at him (the evil clown), using a little circus cannon.

Cat Goes Fishing LITE
  • The cat is actually a benevolent Mega Neko who catches big fish for regular sized people (or maybe regular sized cats). That's why there's an unusually small house just behind the cat, and why even the smallest fish can be sold for fairly high amounts of money.

Doomsday Clicker

Snapimals
  • The Captain speaks with a Tidewater accent. In fact, I imagine him sounding exactly like Andy Taylor.

Swinging Stupendo
  • Stupendo is the result of genetic experiments with the intent of creating a completely invincible creature, for military purposes at first, but then his creators began to enjoy "testing his invincibility" way too much, and kept him in the lab to electrocute him over, and over, and over...

Sword of Xolan
  • Xolan is a Dashing Hispanic.
  • Xolan used to be a circus performer, based on his colorful outfit and double jump ability. Maybe he was an acrobat/strong man.

The Wild X Sim 3D games by Turbo Rocket Games
  • Every animal you play as is actually a sadistic Blood Knight who hunts For the Evulz. You're also an Abusive Parent to your offspring, training them as killing machines and never sharing your food with them.

    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.


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