Frodobatmanvader is a full-fledged, life-ruined troper. A father of one, and a husband (also of one), I stumbled upon T Vtropes when I was poking around Google for Sci-Fi cliches and haven't been the same since. I am fond of [[{{Pothole}} potholes]], wish that I could have a TVtropes Dictionary (that would automatically update, of course), and wish that I could convert all of my friends and family to this site.


[[folder:Image Pickin's I've Been Involved With:]]
[[AC:Found Pictures For]]
I love finding images for tropes. You're always bound to see my participation in a dozen or so ImagePickin Conversations at any given time.
* [[Webcomic/AlienLovesPredator AlienLovesPredator]]: Right before I made this entry, in fact.
* CryonicsFailure: formerly "Popsicle Splat."
* CosmicHorrorStory: I feel it's my personal CrowningMomentOfAwesome, if I may be so bold.
* EternalEngine: Currently in the midst of this discussion here: [[ !!]]
* {{Grendel}}
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: "Hey, Oscar Wylde- It's ''clobberin' time!''

[[AC:Edited Found Pics/Suggested Captions:]]
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Cropped the two pics together, and my suggested caption was actually chosen. Yay!

[[folder: Tropes that apply to {{ThisTroper}}:]]
* ActualPacifist
* AddictionDisplacement: My weapon of choice against my obsessive personality.
* AllWorkVsAllPlay: My wife and I, at times.
* ApologizesALot
* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: To the point that I have yet to finish a single story.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny
* [[BrilliantButLazy Brilliant but la--]]
* ConversationalTroping
* HappilyMarried
* JadeColoredGlasses
* NinjaEditor: It's rare site to see a post I've made that doesn't feature the "edited on..." footnote.
* PickyEater: My whole life, I've had issues with the texture of most fruits. Yes, the whole food group.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: More so verbally than textually.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Graham crackers & milk! (tm)
* TheMovieBuff: A bit rusty since fatherhood happened; I confess that mostly I use ThisVeryWiki to keep up appearances.
* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma: Guilty as charged.

[[folder: Pet Peeves]]
[[AC: {{PetPeeveTrope}}s]]
* RapeAsComedy: At least, when it's applied to women. Yeah, I know that's [[RapeIsOkWhenItsFemaleOnMale a double standard]]
* SacrificialLion: I love a good twist, but more often than not this trope is used as a [[ShockingSwerve twist for the sake of a twist]] rather than adding something to the story.

[[AC: Wiki Editing Pet Peeves]]
* '''X. Just...X''': [[BerserkButton Really!!?]] You actually [[FanMyopia think I automatically know what you're talking about]] based on the title alone!? You couldn't, I don't know, ''ELABORATE!?'' Grr.

[[folder: My Obsession With Trilogies & Franchises]]
My favorite tales invariably tend to be in the form of epic, inter-connecting [[RuleOfThree trilogies]]. The important thing to me is that As a result, I tend to ''hate'' [[TwoPartTrilogy Two-Part Trilogies]] and TrilogyCreep.

[[AC: These ones you could guess from my handle:]]
* StarWars: The originals, thankyouverymuch. (Though as I've gotten older I've developed criticisms for [[ReturnOfTheJedi Jedi]].)
* TheLordOfTheRings: Perhaps, to me, the most important entry of all my favorited things.
* TheDarkKnightSaga: Grew up on Burton's {{Film/Batman}}, but I'm pleasantly surprised at how [[ChristopherNolan Nolan's]] saga is holding my attention.

[[AC: Others:]]
* BackToTheFuture: Perhaps the only time that a TwoPartTrilogy ''worked''.
* TheMatrix: JumpedTheShark way too fast; it had so much [[RuinedForever potential]]. Sob.
* TheBourneSeries: Tight pacing and storytelling.

[[AC: My "Unofficially Collected Trilogies"]][[labelnote:Γ]] This means that they're really separate works that [[DeathOfTheAuthor aren't meant to create an interconnected trilogy by their respective makers]], but I [[SpiritualSuccessor consider them as such anyway]], either due to complementary themes or other reasons.[[/labelnote]]
* [[YourMindMakesItReal ''Your Mind Makes It Real'' Trilogy]]: Distillation of PostCyberPunk, with {{Inception}}, DarkCity, and the first [[TheMatrix Matrix]]
* [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel ''80's Monsters are Better'' Trilogy]]: The [[TheBlob Blob]], [[TheFly Fly]], [[TheThing Thing]] 80's remakes.
* [[GothSpirals Stop-Motion Impressionism Trilogy]]: Made up of TheNightmareBeforeChristmas, CorpseBride, and {{Coraline}}. [[labelnote:∅]]JamesAndTheGiantPeach, though made by HenrySelick, just doesn't have the whole Gothic-related motif going on, so I discount it[[/labelnote]]
* More to add as I think of 'em.

[[AC: Other Non-Trilogy Franchises I like:]]
* {{Film/Alien}}: The first is psychological horror perfection, the second is deservedly one of the most influential action-suspense films of all time, the 3rd and 4th are incredibly flawed but still viable works of art. [[AlienVsPredator AVP]], however, doesn't exist [[FanDiscontinuity outside of comic books]].
* JamesBond: I was already a fan during the Brosnan years, but the [[CasinoRoyale re]][[QuantumOfSolace tool]] was a breath of fresh air I didn't know the series needed.
* More to add as I think of 'em.

[[folder: Music I Like]]
* ToriAmos
* {{Radiohead}}
* MassiveAttack
* [[DaftPunk The Tron: Legacy Soundtrack]]
* FlorenceAndTheMachine

[[folder: Vandalism]]
''Vagrants Welcome!''
* Thanks for the comment on my page! - FrodoGoofballCoTV