Tropers / Emily G

I'm a contributor from Montreal, Canada. I studied music at McGill University, and I like to write and to make cookies. I like this website a lot!

My sister and one of my friends also have contributor's pages.


Some tropes that describe me in some way:

  • Berserk Button - In high school, my berserk button was when anyone called me by my first name. (I'm usually called by my middle name.)
  • Big "NO!" - I did this when my computer game froze.
  • Canada, Eh? - I live there.
  • Cherry Tapping - One time I killed a final boss in a computer game by dropping my weapon and slapping him to death.
  • A Dog Named "Dog" - While playing The Sims 2, one of the first families my sister and I created was a gay couple and their adopted daughter. The two men were named Papa and Daddy, and the girl was named Girly.
  • The Eeyore - I can be this at times.
  • Everybody Hates Mathematics - well, I do, anyway.
  • Everything Is an Instrument - I've used coffee cans, cookie boxes, and pencils as instruments.
  • Everythings Better With Chocolate - also my Trademark Favourite Food.
  • Fingerless Gloves - I've worn them while playing music in cold places.
  • Fun with Acronyms - My initials spell "KEG."
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar - I sent in a poem to the website of a newspaper comic. They printed the poem on their website, unaware that the first letter of each line formed a dirty acrostic.
  • G-Rated Drug - I feel high after drinking lots of caffeine. I also sometimes treat chocolate like a sort of drug.
  • Hollywood Pudgy - I'm not fat, but also not thin.
  • Kwyjibo - my usual way of playing Scrabble.
  • Line-of-Sight Name - No, my name isn't one. But I play Sims, and I often name my Sims after some object or word found near the computer.
  • Measuring the Marigolds - I was showing my friend a Matisse painting. I started explaining why I thought the painter painted the painting, but my friend stopped me, saying that he just enjoyed paintings for what they were and didn't try to analyze them.
  • Rapunzel Hair - My hair is long.
  • Sdrawkcab Name - Once in a concert, I had written one of the pieces of music that was performed. In the program, my name was written backwards instead of forwards.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial - I said to a friend once, "No, I did not just record a video of you on my camera, and it's not going on Facebook."
  • Sweet Tooth - I have it.
  • Tetris Effect - I've gotten Tetris effects from everything from painting boxes to actual Tetris.
  • The Trope Song - My sister and I wrote a song called The Vaudreuil Song.
  • T-Word Euphemism - I sometimes refer to the word "foodie," which I hate, as "The F word."
  • Visual Pun - One year, my sister and I gave our mother some Lindt chocolate for Christmas. We took some chocolates out of the box and replaced them with lint from the dryer.
  • Wiki Walk - I like to go on these, especially on this website.
  • Why Can't I Hate You? - I've encountered people I just can't hate.


Some tropes I have used in my own writing:


Some tropes I have observed in real life:

  • all lowercase letters - I know people who do this in their emails.
  • Arcadia - When I was a Mc Gill student, I found an Arcadia in the middle of downtown Montreal, in the form of the Mc Gill campus and the music building steps. Odd, I know.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking - I saw a comment on a forum that said, "Stealing, lying, and wearing socks with sandals are all downright wrong."
  • Babies Make Everything Better - Although I haven't actually seen this trope firsthand, I read a magazine article about this trope. A teenage girl had many problems, including drug problems, but decided to clean up her life when she had a baby.
  • Beautiful Dreamer - A friend of mine posted a picture on Facebook of her boyfriend sleeping, and commented that it was cute.
  • Big, Friendly Dog - I've known some.
  • Big Fun - I'm sure we've all known a few of these good people.
  • Big "SHUT UP!" - My mom does this.
  • Cats Are Mean - Actually, I'm a cat owner and cat lover, and most of the cats I've met have been wonderful creatures. But one time, there was an evil black cat in my yard. Most cats I find outside run away when I come towards them, but this black one hissed at me whenever I went near it, and looked like it was about to attack. I had to chase it away with an umbrella.
  • Deus ex Machina - One time, I had to bring a big heavy contrabass clarinet from the music store to school. I had no idea how I'd bring it there. Suddenly, my teacher appeared in the store and offered to drive me to school with the instrument.
  • Don't Explain the Joke
  • Gasshole - Unfortunately, I've had to sit next to one in long rehearsals. It was not pleasant at all.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar - I found a package of rolls in a store. Twice on the package, there was the phrase "master bakers."
  • I Am the Noun - A friend of mine once declared, "I am Bulgarian music!"
  • I Need a Freaking Drink
  • Insufferable Genius - I've known a few, unfortunately.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible - I get this effect from a guy in my class. The class is in French, and I can usually understand it, but this one classmate talks so fast I can't understand him. Much of the rest of the class, being native French speakers, can always understand him.
  • In Vino Veritas
  • Mary Sue - I know someone who seems to be is one.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings - I know a girl who has five sisters.
  • Mathematician's Answer - A conductor told me I was playing out of tune. I said "Am I sharp or flat?" and he said "yes."
  • Orwellian Editor - A moderator on a forum I'm a member of was like this. Thankfully, she hasn't been around the forum in a while.
  • Perma-Stubble
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense - I know of someone that this trope describes well.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter - I've owned some.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin - One of the more annoying tropes that I've seen in real life, my particular pet peeves being "lose" spelled as "loose," "defiantly" used when "definitely" is meant, "flare" instead of "flair," and "peak" instead of "peek."
  • Shlubb And Klump English - A writer for a local paper here uses this kind of language, often using malapropisms.
  • Small Name, Big Ego - I've encountered composers who are like this. Not all composers are like this, though.
  • Sleep Cute - I've seen a photo of two of my friends that could qualify as this.
  • Tin Man - I had a teacher who claimed he had no heart, but I have evidence to the contrary.
  • "Tom? Dick?" "My Name Is Harry!" - My father does this.



Messages: Write me a message here if you like.

Sorry, I just had to say, looking at you siblings one, i had to say that my dad had 11 siblings lol. Sorry, just had to say that. Good night anyways. Leoganado

How odd. I know of another Emily G. in Montreal. She just finished cegep though. Anyways, fellow Montrealer here. Music at McGill, huh? That sounds pretty awesome. :O What was it like? (iamdatroper) —Emily G here. Music at McGill was fun, now that I look back at it. Very difficult, but I met a lot of cool people.
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