Tropers / Metalitia

I've watched WAY too much TV in my lifetime, and I know an absurd amount of trivia, having soaked up whatever I could find like I was a sponge.

TV Tropes ruined my nights. That is all. :)

Oh wait, it's not! Here's a few tropes I am an example of.

Meanwhile, I'm motivated by/represented by the following:

I wish there was a trope where I could express the fact that I'm not proud of my heritage, but right now, there's only a YKTTW I'm trying to launch, called Heritage Self Hatred.

My characters in fiction display the following tropes (this is a work in progress):

  • Author Avatar: Verity in my Whateley Universe fan-fiction, Jason/Jada Jordan in my Unit 88 stories.
  • Apologizes a Lot: Jason/Jada in my Unit 88 stories, Verity in my Whateley Universe fan-fiction.
  • De Terminator: Again, Jada (but not Jason) in my Unit 88 stories, and Verity in my Whateley Universe fan-fiction.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Verity.
  • No Indoor Voice: Verity sometimes.
  • Gender Bender: Jason/Jada in Unit 88.
  • Mind Rape: Happens to Verity (and to a somewhat lesser extent Tamara Lam) in my Whateley Universe fan-fiction, leading to a possible Despair Event Horizon.
  • Driven to Suicide: Jason shortly before becoming Jada in his/her Unit 88 origin story, Verity before my Whateley stories start.
  • Hazel Eyes: Both Verity and Clarity in my Whateley stories. Verity's eyes eventually turn green after intense short-term exposure to various non-standard perceptual weirdnesses.
  • Transsexual: Verity.
  • Living Lie Detector: Verity. This is hir primary mutant power. Shi is also trying to cultivate the observational SKILL version of it (a la Cal Lightman/Paul Ekman) to bolster hir truth detection.
  • Mama Bear and Papa Wolf: Alternates between Tamara Lam and Ashley Poole in the Unit 88 stories, they are both of these to each other and to Jada (who is also fiercely protective of THEM).
  • Telepath: Tamara and Ashley in the Whateley stories (not in the Unit 88 stories, though). Tamara is the more standard 'path, while Ashley reads (and can manipulate) emotions rather than outright thoughts. Both their powers are enhanced through skin-to-skin physical contact. Ashley also has probability-based precognition.
  • The Empath: TECHNICALLY you could say Ashley (Whateley version) is one, but she INSISTS that her power doesn't actually work like that (she reads/detects emotions rather than feeling them) except when other people's emotions are REALLY strong.
  • Mindlink Mates: Tamara and Ashley in the Whateley stories, slowly building up to Tamara and Verity becoming this as well.
  • Psychic Link: Tamara and Ashley (Whateley), then they add Verity and Clarity after a group mind-exploration experiment goes right (though with some unexpected side effects, such as the fact that Verity and Clarity get added to Tamara and Ashley's link). Strengthened due to a later life-saving mind-linking "psyche restoration" procedure performed on Tamara and Verity.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: Verity, when hir power is activated.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: Verity, when hir power is deactivated.
  • Truth Serum: Verity can envelop someone in a "Truth Bubble" (an aura that appears blue on the right viewing equipment) that compels someone to be completely honest. Most of the time, this Truth Bubble surrounds Verity when hir power is activated.

Personal Notes (because I don't wanna ruin the Vandalism section)

Me: For the record, I'm kinda jealous of Drunk Scriblerian.
Me: also, reading the saga of DJay32 makes me really sad. I mean REALLY sad.

Me: I'm depressed..., I seem so good on paper (I can't even find the damn trope for it, "looked good on paper"), but I'm just so undesirable. I mean, I'm honest, I work hard, I try to help out around the house when asked (I will NEVER do housework without being asked because I'm NOT A DAMN MIND-READER and you're not paying me to do it!), I run errands for my elderly infirm neighbor and clean up after her dog and bird, I walk my other neighbor's dogs sometimes, and I try to keep in shape! Except, I literally do hate my family, I hate my life, I hate myself, I have no job, no money, I'm too socially stunted to make it past the interview part of a job app or to make new friends or get a girlfriend, and my hopelessness has severely stunted my ambition to almost zero. And I'm a tranny with no money to transition. No Precision F-Strike wonder I tried to commit suicide 3 times...eesh.

Me: I was trying to be helpful earlier to someone in Whateley's IRC chat and my mind immediately went to a dark place. *sigh* No wonder I'm alone and friendless. Even I don't want to be around me after hearing/reading some of the stuff I say/write, so it only makes sense I'm hesitant to post my fiction writings. *sigh again* Eesh.

Me: Yesterday was my 26th birthday, and I just feel so damn LONELY. After getting nothing for Christmas and now nothing for my BIRTHDAY? Agh, I hate my life. I don't wanna be lonely anymore...and screw Rob Thomas for ruining that phrase.

Me: A beautiful woman smiled at me for no reason I could think of today, and I was too nervous to respond...but it made me feel nice inside, even for just a little while, before my day was once again ruined by my mother being mean. Dammit, I can't even enjoy a good-looking woman smiling at me...

I don't like the word "vandalism" here. Just post stuff if you want. I may post some random thoughts myself.

This section is for people to post stuff/vandalize, I guess. If you wanna. You know. If you don't, that's cool too, cuz it's not like I'm actually know...stuff to happen.

  • Hi. Noticed you saying good things in Writer's Block. [grin] —Morven
    • Thanks! I mean, I'm a little late thanking you, but, you know...
  • Hi! I'd just like to thank you for your comment on my page. With what I'm currently dealing with at the moment (the issues that my comment in Social Bullying thread entail - inability to trust, feeling alone, lack of self-worth, etc., etc. - it was really nice. So, sincerely, I thank you. —Punkreader
  • Hello! I don't know if you have to edit a troper's page to vandalize it, I'm a newbie here, so if I'm doing something wrong I'm really sorry. Anyways, I saw your posts on D Jay 32's thread, and you seem like a great gal! Hugs and stuff. —MrCorfield
  • Vand—! I mean... Posting! - Amused Troper Guy
  • Awww...I just wanna give you a hug! <3 Taira Mai
  • It's what you are that's making your life miserable. As in, you're apparently too introverted, lazy and/or pessimistic to get better results. - Serocco.