, a lady (rather than moose) who turned her usual handle into a Wiki Word
for the sake of convenience. Student, wannabe writer, video game addict and slavish Looking Glass Studios groupie, she is rumoured to be Australian, despite a suspicious fondness for tea, dislike of Vegemite and skin that bursts into flame upon contact with the rays of the daystar.
Intensely passionate about writing in general, storytelling in particular, and the need for stories to be celebrated and explored wherever they happen to occur - be it within literature, film, animation, or video games.
She spends her days locked in a room with ten million books, correcting the grammar and spelling of the world in between bouts of education, and appears to be sustained only by macaroni and periodic carbonated beverages.
Longwinded. Owns several hoodies. Probably correcting spelling and adding more words to something at this very moment.
This troper is disturbingly and obsessively knowledgeable about the following things:
- Pixar and Pixar's works.
- Valve's achievements in entertainment.
- Planescape: Torment
- Fallout (particularly Fallout: New Vegas).
- Mass Effect
- Dragon Age
- FEAR, though it has yet to actually frighten me. Oh well. Hallucinations!
- Looking Glass Studios and related products, as well as just about anything its ex-staff members go on to make that doesn't require clicky plastic guitars.
- Like Bioshock (and sequels).
- And Dishonored.
- Prototype, but not the sequel.
- Prince of Persia, particularly the more recent 3D games.
- Assassin's Creed, up until the Stupidness quotient became unbearable - right around the time Ezio appeared in a second game.
- Okay, basically anything with a major character in it who wears a hood.
- Spec Ops: The Line
- The Walking Dead
- Fallen London
- DmC Devil May Cry
- Okay, mainly video games.
- Which should probably make the addition of Homestuck no surprise.
- Or The Order of the Stick.
- Maybe Gunnerkrigg Court.
- And Digger.
- But not Kagerou. It's totally great.
- Welcome to Night Vale. My favourite episode is 'A Beautiful Dream'.
- Gentleman Bastard
- Ursula K. Le Guin (specifically, Earthsea).
- Neil Gaiman (specifically, Sandman).
- Terry Pratchett (specially, Discworld).
- Diana Wynne Jones
- You may be sensing a trend.
- Joss Whedon
- Tim Schafer
- Chris Avellone
- Hannibal, because puns and how much I unfortunately relate to Will Graham. Also, it's a very pretty show.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender and related.
- Star Wars and the EU...intermittently.
- Ninja Theory
- Frictional Games, or to use their informal name, Scaring the Howling Bejesus Out of Our Fanbase Studios.
- Lucifer because being a Catholic makes everything about reading it better.
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica, specifically the twelve-episode main series for its precision, beauty, and uplifting core.
- Cowboy Bebop because duh.
- Fate/Zero - uh, the anime, I mean. I'm weak for a completely straight-faced aerial dogfight between Gilgamesh in a magical chariot and a medieval knight in a fighter jet while King Arthur, Alexander the Great and Diarmuid Ua Duibhne battle a Lovecraftian monster summoned by Gilles de Rais. Also a tragedy of the incredible destructive potential of a person determined to do right but resigned to cynicism.
- Also, also, um. The MCU. Shhhh.
- Note: I am willing to mock every one of these things on the understanding that it is with the uttermost love that I do so.
- Additional Note: I am not on this wiki to talk about why I dislike anything because that's dull. Assume that I know whatever I'm talking about is flawed and that I love it anyway. There is no such thing as objectively bad entertainment, only technically bad. I think long and deeply on these things and smash people with Walls of Text if I believe they misunderstand this. This is a pre-emptive apology if you encounter me in a crusading mood and find yourself confused, frightened, annoyed or bored: I'm very sorry! I steer clear of YMMV and similar pages for this reason, but I haven't been able to squash the impulse completely.
This troper contains examples of:
- Cloudcuckoolander: When I was young, I often received the comment that I was away with the fairies. Getting older just means I can expand my list of mythical travelling partners, and write field reports.
- Expospeak Gag: For reference, see last paragraph of preamble.
- Grammar Nazi: I read a lot. This is one side effect.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: As has undoubtedly been made apparent.
- Your Mileage May Vary: I have my biases. I try to stay out of arguments, because it's the internet and Failure Is the Only Option. Still, some convictions I hold can make that button really tempting...
- Spec Ops: The Line questions the player's (and developers'?) motivations in pursuing a heroic fantasy that hinges wholly upon ever-more-realistic violence. This is a good question, and it is a good game. Indifferent gameplay, but a compelling and well-presented story.
- The ending of Mass Effect 3 was fine. The Extended Cut was fine, too. The game itself was great!
- Multiplayer and single-player should never occur in the same game.
- Reboots and reinterpretations of stories are never inherently bad (even if they are often mediocre). Never listen to fans who only want more of the same.
- An incredible amount of Serial Tweaking. Editing pages four separate times to fix four tiny spelling errors, that kind of thing. Um, sorry.
- Filled out the Prototype Character Sheet after it was launched. Roughly seventy-five percent of the page's content was added by me. The second game...not so much.
- Various Thief examples scattered throughout the wiki. Nothing related to the reboot, though. The reboot is a blight upon the franchise.
- Documenting my abject and virulent hate for the direction taken by Ubisoft in the Sands of Time trilogy. Also, a passionate defence of the rebooted game and especially Princess Elika.
- A refusal to conform to American English. Grey is a colour. Nobody can take it from me.
- Innumerable tiny formatting, punctuation, spelling, grammar and clarity tweaks. I like words!
- I'm too nervous to launch pages. But I've been here a while.
- Circle brackets are pretty.