Tropers / FlakyPorcupine

Stories are for joining the past to the present. Stories are for those late hours in the night when you can't remember how you got from where you were to where you are. Stories are for eternity, when memory is erased, when there is nothing to remember except the story.
Tim O' Brien, The Things They Carried.

Greetings! I'm a 22 year old troper born and raised in Berkshires, Massachusetts, suffering from depression and perpetual boredom. I'm a somewhat retired Creepypasta writer that worked hand-in-hand with Mutahar of SomeOrdinaryGamers, being a lead admin for his website. I always look for new works to get into, as well as playing bass guitar.
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Tropes That Can Be Applied To Me. YMMV, of course.

  • Adorkable: I've been called cute and such, sometimes relating to my interests. I guess this applies?
  • Animal Motifs: The Prickly Porcupine, or any other particularly spiny animals.
  • Anti-Nihilist: Depending on my mood. I can either be an enthusiastic little ball of energy that admits there is no higher purpose or I can be a downtrodden, moody Straw Nihilist. Obviously I'd love to always be the former, and I believe in personal enjoyment and finding happiness despite how dark the world can seem.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Non-constructive criticism. I'm not saying that any comment or review has to be one of praise, but not telling the creator what was good and/or bad about a work isn't helpful for them to grow. Brutal Honesty is helpful only when it doesn't just demean the author.
    • Artists treating their fans and fellow contemporaries like crap, at least unprovoked or without solid reason for doing so. These people have helped you become what you are, show them respect.
  • Better as Friends: Granted, I don't talk to them often, but there is no bad blood between my past love interests.
  • Book Dumb: Ironically as it may seem, I flip-flopped on how well I performed in school. Double ironically, the only class I have ever failed was a literature one, for a couple of personal reasons.
  • Borrowed Catch Phrase: Two of them: "Life sucks, and then you die", and "'Sup nerds?".
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Guilty as charged. :^)
  • Broken Pedestal: Gene Simmons of KISS is probably the biggest offender of this. I used to love the band as a kid, but when he started to become a greedy Jerkass, any and all respect for him was gone in a flash.
  • Chaotic Good: According to the alignment test. I'm going to guess that this is mostly due to my views of personal freedom/enjoyment over control.
  • Color-Coded Stones: Birth stone is Emerald, so green, of course. Insert your Redhead In Green jokes here, I guess.
  • Color Motif: Sometimes red, sometimes orange. Wonder why?
  • Cool Loser: It seems that a lot of people who know of my Creepypasta works (as well as both online and real life friends) become rather surprised by how much of a nobody I was and have always been.
  • Cosmic Plaything: What I see myself as, frequently overlapping with Born Unlucky. Nothing ever seems to go my way, for one reason or another.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: While not everything was always gloomy and downtrodden, I'm... not a very happy person, behind the mask. I was almost almost a victim of nuchal chord (umbilical chord wrapped around the neck) — which happened twice. Everything goes up and down from there.
  • Deadpan Snarker: My sense of humor is drier than the Siberian desert.
  • Depression: Diagnosed with mild to severe depression.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: I mean, why else am I even making this page other than because It Amused Me?
  • Does Not Like Spam: Onions. Adding onions to anything will instantly ruin it for me.
  • Drink Order: Usually water, occasionally milk or tea. Actually don't like alcohol.
  • Eastern Zodiac: A Wood Pig. Actually kinda funny, when you consider that boars/pigs and porcupines are of the porcine family.
  • The Eeyore: During my depression episodes, sometimes bordering on being a Straw Nihilist.
  • Encyclopaedic Knowledge: I'm not by any means saying that I know absolutely everything there is to know about everything, but to subjects I invest myself in, I tend to be very knowledgeable inside of due to constant research and free time.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Once posted a picture of myself on a site I use, and was hit on by one of my male friends there.
  • Fanboy: To go more in depth, musically I'm a huge fanboy of Cormorant and Katatonia. I'm also well-versed in Mortal Kombat, and played every game in the series, including the spin-offs (yes, this includes the infamous Mortal Kombat: Special Forces) except for the specialized handheld ports.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: I live with a permanently damaged right leg that brings discomfort and oftentimes severe pain 24/7.
  • Fiery Redhead: I certainly have a bit of a temper.
  • Friend to All Children: My mother was a daycare provider, so I have patience with kids. To a point.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine is the most reoccurring one, but whether I am also Melancholic or Phlegmatic seems to depend on my mood (with a lean on Melancholic). All of this is according to this test.
  • The Gadfly: Of the It Amused Me variety (since I'm not antisocial), and sometimes going into being a Troll, but I rarely actually get off of the suffering itself.
  • Geek: Well, duh. Most Tropers Are Young Nerds, right?
  • G.I.F.T.: To a point, but I know to what extent I should try and push something. Namely, I'm not an Internet Tough Guy and can't stand people who are. But I certainly will indulge on some Trolling every now and then For the Lulz.
  • Grammar Nazi: Downplayed. I'm not always strict about spelling and grammar outside of reviewing others' writing (and even regularly speaking or typing, I'm very informal and don't care about my own errors), but will correct people on occasion.
  • The Heart: In group efforts, I tend to try to be the more moral uplifting person. I remember an amusing instance where I was breaking up a fight in a chat I was moderating while listening to Cannibal Corpse (not that I'm particularly a fan, I just happened to be checking out their at the time latest album, A Skeletal Domain).
  • Heroes Love Dogs: I'm a dog person, especially when it comes to golden retrievers although I am not picky.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With my closer friends (not that I don't have close friends of the LGBTQ or female variety).
  • Hidden Depths: In regards to music taste, a lot of people who view me as a Metalhead tend to be surprised in knowing that I listen to a lot of Folk Music, Hip-Hop, and even some pop music.
  • Hypocritical Humor: My other favorite kind of humor, sometimes overlapping with my usual dishing of sarcasm.
  • The Insomniac: I sleep very little at night, which also means that if I have to wake up early, I lose sleep over it.
  • In the Hood: On cold days, I'm usually wearing a hoodie with the hood up. This has been lampshaded so many times to count.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Not as much as dogs, but I love a good cat all the same.
  • Large Ham: Handing out pork as if it were Christmas dinner.
  • Lead Bassist: What I aspire to be...
  • Leitmotif: Back when the Creepypasta Wiki had the option of playing music on your profile page, I used Avril 14th by Aphex Twin — a Lonely Piano Piece for my melancholic writings.
  • Messy Hair: Usually, unless I decide to shave most of it off.
  • Metalhead: Huge listener of Doom Metal, Black Metal, and Death Metal in particular. I really like most kinds of it outside of Groove Metal, Nu Metal, Deathcore, and most Metalcore.
  • Missing Mom: Passed away when I was fifteen in March of 2010.
  • Mistaken for Gay: In at least one instance, due to some Ho Yay with a character I've written and another one with a friend's character (who is actually gay, and I miss dearly) for a story on the SOG Wiki. That and the Ship Tease people made between us. I'm heterosexual, with a little bit of bi-curious.
  • Mistaken Nationality: Someone's about to ask me if I'm Irish in three... two... one...note 
  • Myers–Briggs: ENFP-T, though some of my friends debate this back and forth as I can come across as an introvert to some and an extrovert to others. Funnily enough, took a different test many years back and got INFP, so everything else seems largely correct.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Not so much of the "aroused" part of the trope, but well-executed (or rarely real life) Nightmare Fuel can endear me in the sense of seeing what they have to offer to the table. Probably why I stick around plenty of Nightmare Fuel pages.
  • Non-Action Guy: I don't particular put myself in a lot of athletic exercises or fighting, so this is a given.
  • Not a Morning Person: Which is why I try to instead sleep most of it away.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Odd case. Even with friends from the Creepypasta and SOG Wiki on my Facebook, they sometimes still refer to me as Flaky despite my name being there. Some of them switch between my real name and Flaky. I call them out on it.
  • Pet-Peeve Trope:
  • Promoted Fanboy: To say that I was ecstatic to start running the SomeOrdinaryGamers Wiki and to becoming a close online friend with Mutahar would be an understatement.
  • Proud to Be a Geek
  • Pungeon Master
  • Rage Breaking Point: Really bad RNG or general in games will often be the catalyst, which both happens often, and that I genuinely love Roguelikes anyway due to the unique challenges a lot of them bring.
  • Red-Headed Hero: "Heroic" in the sense in that in morality-based games I tend to lean to the good side, neutral at worst.
  • Sad Clown: I tell jokes, sometimes to mask my depression and loneliness.
  • Self-Deprecation: Every other sentence, really. I mean, what kind of an idiot would otherwise list this here?
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Most people who know me would probably agree when I say I suffer from Sloth and Wrath. Pride is also debateable.
  • Seven Heavenly Virtues: Friends and others have said that Humility is one of my better traits.
  • Shameless Self-Promoter: Yes, yes. I tend to upload anything I write or otherwise to many different sites knowing that at least a few people will read them.
  • Shout-Out: My username (which is often the one I'll use) is named after a character in Happy Tree Friends.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: My eyes are more of a cloudy and dull green, with some brown towards the center and blue around the outside.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Usually of the Precision F-Strike variety, but I'm not afraid of dropping a Cluster F-Bomb by any means.
  • Sore Loser: Often accused of this. Admittedly, can be accurate.
  • Soul-Sucking Retail Job: Subverted. I currently work retail, and have been for more than a year as of me typing this, and I like the job. Even if I get the occasional grouchy customer, my employees and staff usually makes it so I can't stay angry for long.
  • Starving Artist
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Mozzarella sticks, raspberries, and dark chocolate if I had to do a top three.
  • Trekkie: Granted, I'm only a casual watcher than anything, but still.
  • Video Game Caring Potential: By instinct, I usually try to make "morally right" choices in games, but sometimes I can act as a Knight Templar towards antagonists which can sometimes lead to a case of Video Game Cruelty Potential and/or Moral Myopia. I'm kind of odd like that, maybe Good Is Not Soft?
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With just about all my friends, or people whom I feel comfortable enough with. You have been warned.
  • Weak, but Skilled: In luck-based games, particularly The Binding of Isaac or Mario Party.
  • Western Zodiac: Gemini.
  • The Woobie: I seem to have this effect on people, if not a Jerkass Woobie.
  • A World Half Full: My own personal belief, and what I want to accomplish.
  • Writing by the Seat of Your Pants: Frequently. Most of my creepypasta works were written without much planning, although some of them I do take the time to put research and thought into before putting it into words. Sometimes this works, other times not so much.