I wanted the hurtling moons of Barsoom. I wanted Storisende and Poictesme, and Holmes shaking me awake to tell me, "The game's afoot!" I wanted to float down the Mississippi on a raft and elude a mob in company with the Duke of Bilgewater and the Lost Dauphin. I wanted Prestor John, and Excalibur held by a moon-white arm out of a silent lake. I wanted to sail with Ulysses and with Tros of Samothrace and eat the lotus in a land that seemed always afternoon. I wanted the feeling of romance and the sense of wonder I had known as a kid. I wanted the world to be what they had promised me it was going to be—instead of the tawdry, lousy, fouled-up mess it is. — Robert Heinlein, Glory Road
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Nornagest was one of the first tropers to populate the new pmwiki based forum. His knowledge in a great variety of subjects (derived, according to his own words, from a mild Wikipedia addiction), reasonable demeanor and dry wit earned him great respect among most circles in the fora. Aditionally, due to his professed hatred for internet memes, low tolerance for silliness, and usually serious attitude, he was unofficially dubbed "The Serious Troper". However, despite his reputation, Nornagest was actually a very amicable person; he despised pointless confrontation, could be frequently seen holding friendly conversations with other tropers, and even admitted to derive amusement from less serious activities such as Troper Shipping.
He was mostly seen around It Just Bugs Me, On-Topic Conversations and Yack Fest subforums.
Records of TV Tropes, Chapter V: The Forumgoers