Tropers / Grimalkin
I am a Troper who joined recently after undergoing a massive Archive Binge
. I created the page for The Gospel According to Larry
because I'm obsessed with that book (as are others apparently, judging by the proliferation of Wiki Magic
there), as well as the page for Looking Backwards
because we might as well have one. I am also a budding author who uses TV Tropes to analyze my own work and come up with new ideas.
Although I'll never complete them,
here's a trope-based summary of some of my pet projects (Note: despite mentioning tropes from other media, all of these are literary in nature):
- Eternity's Edge: Life Embellished meets Affectionate Parody meets High Fantasy. Includes lots of inside jokes. Quite Troperiffic.
- Grey: Starts with an ordinary person opening and using a mysterious CD that turns out to be an unintentional Soul Fragment for a leader within La Résistance (of Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters variety). Shenanigans result involving the Muggle having to choose between La Résistance and The Empire, as well as a Love Triangle. The name derives from the Grey and Gray Morality displayed within, and the color is used symbolically throughout the piece to reinforce this. Also, the Muggle (and narrator) has an Ambiguous Gender enforced through Gender-Neutral Writing, a Gender-Blender Name (Sam Casey Hansen), and The All-Concealing "I".
- Meta Origin: While it does include Differently Powered Individuals, the titular Meta Origin is left unexplained, and the title is more of a marker of the story's being Metafiction, with several Genre Savvy characters purposely invoking tropes and searching TV Tropes for the Author Avatar. There's more to it than that, but it's pretty Troperiffic, so listing all the tropes involved would be more trouble than it's worth.
- Life in Kingston: Reality Ensues meets Differently Powered Individuals. Lots of material from Required Secondary Powers and Blessed with Suck.
- The Repair Men: Film Noir meets Time Travel.
- Untitled: Cyberspace and Time Travel feature most prominently, with some Schrödinger's Butterfly in there too.
Tropes displayed by this Troper:
- Absentminded Professor (want to be this someday)
- Attention Deficit Creator Disorder (I have yet to finish a major project without being forced to)
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!
- Bacon Addiction
- Brainy Brunette
- Breaking the Fourth Wall (sometimes will lampshade this by saying "I'm breaking the fourth wall!")
- Brilliant, but Lazy
- Crazy-Prepared (With school supplies and candy.)
- Cute Clumsy Girl (Keep getting small, stupid injuries.)
- Cuteness Proximity ("You're a kitty!")
- Distracted By The DISCO BALL!
- Ditzy Genius
- Fleeting Passionate Hobbies
- Grammar Nazi
- Hammerspace (Where my candy comes from.)
- Hard Work Hardly Works (I always do my papers the night before, no matter how long I've known about them. I've yet to get below a B in a class in my life, and routinely get A grades on my BS papers.)
- Informed Judaism (A fair amount of friends apparently didn't know until I explicitly told them. It probably doesn't help that I'm Reform, and thus feel free to indulge my love of bacon pizza and the like.)
- Kindhearted Cat Lover
- Knight in Sour Armor (Best explanation of my philosophy found so far. Basically, I'm cynical, but still try to make the world a better place, despite not believing that it will work.)
- Nice Hat (I'm known for them.)
- Otaku (Obsessed with time travel and Pokemon.)
- Picky Eater
- Rummage Sale Reject (Though I haven't pulled off this particular outfit yet, it wouldn't be unusual for me to wear a camouflage jacket, tie-dye pants, shiny silver Uggs, a Mickey Mouse watch, a zipper wristband, and a top hat in the same outfit.)
- Shrinking Violet (when with those I don't know well)
- Sweet Tooth
- Trademark Favourite Food (Bacon pizza)
- Walking Techbane (I've wrecked four or five cell phones over the course of two years while using them infrequently, and have seen their battery life go up without charging them, or go down at a much faster rate than normal. My watches (manual, not digital!) break frequently as well, including one which worked fine in the store but began alternating between working and stopping within a few hours of wearing it. Computers, the GPS, the TV, and various other technologies appear immune, however.)
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