This page was made in the event that anyone finds something I wrote to be interesting enough that they found it necessary to click on my name. Since you're here, here's a little bit about me.
Likes: Video games, anime and manga, taking long walks, books and reading.
List of things I was introduced to via TV Tropes:
Shameless fanfiction plugs (Both are complete.):
(This one's a just-for-fun Harry Potter parody which I put online after a friend told me to.)
(A South Park/Death Note crossover where Cartman finds a Death Note.)
This Troper displays examples of the following Tropes:
- Ambiguously Gay: Some people, even my own sister, thought this for a while. Upon finding out, I was able to establish that, no, I'm not gay, just really bad with girls.
- PetPeeveButton: Referring to all kart racers as Mario Kart clones. I think that the word clone in this context carries negative connotations, as it implies to me that Nintendo are the only people allowed to make kart racers, and nobody else is allowed a piece of the pie, regardless of whether they bring in their own ideas or not. Personally, I prefer Crash Team Racing.
- Beware the Nice Ones: I'm slow to anger, but if you do set me off, watch out!
- Butt Monkey
- Cannot Spit It Out: For fear of being told the feeling isn't mutual. It's happened at least once.
- Cosmic Plaything
- Closet Geek: Among strangers.
- Crowning Moment of Awesome: Does anyone still have copies of the Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK lying around? If so, look at the letter pages in issues 73 and 98. Yup, that's me. A letter in issue 82 was incorrectly credited to me, but I happen to share the letter writer's opinon anyway.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Dethroning Moment of Suck: A letter I sent to Metro Game Central singing the praises of Team Fortress 2 and The World Ends with You and complaining about people who only play Call of Duty and FIFA got taken out of context then blown ridiculously out of proportion by the readers, who proceeded to tear into me, accusing me of being an arrogant, elitist snob, which is damn rich coming from them, given their frequent championing of niche games, genres and companies, such as Dark Souls Bullet Hell Shooters, and Atlus. I had a hand in revealing the dark underbelly of a previously reputable, learned community who I thought knew better. I sorted things out and apologised the next day, though given how they behaved, I'm not convinced I should have had to. If anything, I deserve an apology more than they do. It was around this time that they gave up on credibility and settled for Pandering to the Base, writing reviews that make Metacritic users look good, and being colossal dicks about it. Of course, their cultists... I mean readers still worship the ground they walk on.
- Did Not Get the Girl
- Epic Fail: My attempt at learning to drive. I eventually gave up when I was still nowhere near test standard after two years. It led to me becoming more than a little bitter when everyone else was able to pass their tests in short order with minimal effort, then proceeded to show off at every opportunity.
- Extreme Doormat
- Gentle Giant: I was the tallest and most laid back of my peer group.
- Loners Are Freaks
- Nice Guy
- One-Scene Wonder: I tended to get cast in these roles during school productions.
- Only Sane Man
- Proud to Be a Geek: I was by far the biggest nerd in my circle of friends and would often talk about things they had little to no knowledge of.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to pretty much anyone else's red.
- Sad Clown: Of the Deadpan Snarker variety.
- Shrinking Violet
- The Alcoholic: Averted. I was the one person in my school year who didn't drink.
- The Chew Toy
- The Hyena
- The Quiet One: I don't tend to speak unless spoken to. I'm not often spoken to, ergo...
- The Smart Guy: My designated role whenever I was part of a Five-Man Band.
- The Woobie
- This Loser Is You
- Throw the Dog a Bone: My first kiss. At the age of 17. Shut up!
- Took a Level in Jerkass: I did during the second and final year of sixth form. The fact that it was my final year was the one thing that kept me going at times.
- Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: For my own amusement, I ran three big competitions where I came up with 128 different fictional characters and pitted them against each other in a tournament setting. The first two were for badasses, legitimate or memetic, and the third was for villains. The first was won by Chuck Norris, who defeated King Mickey in the final, and the second was won by Angemon, beating Light Yagami. The villain contest saw Dr. Robotnik/Eggman triumph over Guildenstern.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Anything that looks like it might go my way tends to backfire in the most elaborate way possible.
Vandalism here, because all the cool kids are doing it: