I don't really remember how I came upon this site. But I love reading lists of things on the internet so it is a perfect fit. I must have found this site by 2008 at the earliest, but it might have been earlier.
The first big thing I did on here was expanding the Sonic the Hedgehog
comic page, because I am a fan, I was bored, and I was procrastinating on something else. When I first saw it, it was like five tropes and a line of text.
For some reason one hot day in April in 2009 I got a wild hair up my ass and decided to clean up Hey, It's That Voice!
. I sort of regretted it by the next day, but by then it had already started. The cleanup process took about a week spread over a month's time. The worst part was having to delete people's entries that didn't fit in with the new setup I had. Eventually I finished it and put the massive revisions on the page, hoping no one would mind.
I worked on the Excel Saga
entry to make it more in line with the manga. Originally it just focused on the anime, but I added tropes for the manga, then split the pages when namespaces became more common. I also cleaned up the character pages and added better pictures.
But the project that really got me started on my current semi-obsessive page cleanup interest was the Dead Space
page. I cleaned that up, made pages for all the tropes that were for different games or spin off media, moved tropes to character page and organized that. I separated the Headscratchers, Funny Moments
, Awesome Moments
, Fridge pages, Wild Mass Guessing
pages, Heartwarming Moments
, Nightmare Fuel
, and Tear Jerker
so that examples that were only for specific media went with that media's page.
That just set me off. A lot of pages, especially Video Game
pages, had a lot of redundancies, and improperly placed tropes, or were abandoned entirely, and I cleaned up and organized a ton of them, especially the Emotional Torque
pages, plus fixing the namespaces so when a trope page talked about a specific game, or whatever, the link went to that game. The biggest project was cleaning up Metal Gear
, which did not anything separated into their own pages. That one had a lot of namespaces that need cleaning, and its Headscratcher pages were unwieldy originally. I also cleaned up Resident Evil
, Parasite Eve
, the Sonic the Hedgehog
and Saints Row Emotional Torque
pages. I still do it if I get into another franchise.
I also added Agatha Heterodyne
to the Pantheon of Technology
under Goddess of Steampunk Machinery
and Hannibal Lecter
to the Pantheon of Food
under God of Humanitarians
, back when trope page games were still a thing.
Trope pages that I created: Fungus Humongous The Pig Pen Thirteen Is Unlucky Lighthouse Point Two Best Friends Play Insomniac With Dave Attell Drunk History