Tropers / Pinata
is the internet screen name of Mythology 101 Cycle
author Jeremy Frost. He has written several poems, a few short stories and a little bit of Fan Fiction
under this name while waiting for the first Mythology 101 book to finally be completed. Which it isn't yet
. He is also a regular contributor to Honorable Hogwarts
, and is known by Pinata there too.
Much of his work can be found on Literotica
Works that were written under the name Pinata:
- The Sex Star: Web Serial Novel written for Literotica, currently on Chapter 13.
- Jason Frost and the Muggle-born Revolt (work in progress): Prequel Fan Fic to Honorable Hogwarts, showing what the OCs were doing during the timeframe of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In the Potterverse, The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized.
- Sea Dog Cemetery: PWP story written for Literotica's Halloween contest in 2011.
- Candy For Candy: Another Literotica Halloween contest entry. Pinata loves Halloween.
- The Ghost Writer: The third, and final, Literotica Halloween contest entry. A serious horror story that just happens to have sex in it, rather than PWP like the other two. Drew a comparison to Stephen King in a user-posted comment.
- Candy Everybody Wants (work in progress): Due to heavy user demand on Literotica for a sequel to Candy For Candy, Pinata is working to produce one.
- Happy Holidays, Damn It!: Written for Literotica's Winter Holidays Contest 2011, but delayed until January by repeated rejections (see Breaking the Fourth Wall below).
- Ella Inseminated (work in progress): X-rated version of Ella Enchanted, being written for (what else?) Literotica. Not a contest entry.
- Cinemark 18 May 2003: Poem posted to Literotica as well as numerous other sites, including right here on TV Tropes. Not erotic in nature.
- No Man's Land (work in progress): New Web Serial Novel idea. Horny aliens wipe out the male population of Earth so they can have the women for themselves. It's basically Falling Skies as a porno.
Tropes that apply to Pinata's work:
- Absolute Cleavage: Kaitlyn's slingshot bikini at the end of The Ghost Writer. Word of God assures us that this is going to be a part of the Costume Porn in Candy Everybody Wants as well.
- Action Girl: Anything he's written taking place in the Harry Potter universe contains at least one example. The Sex Star contains four actual girls and two Hermaphrodite characters who might fit the bill.
- No Man's Land is going to deal pretty heavily with this trope, as well.
- Adorkable: At least three characters in The Sex Star, Sabrina in The Ghost Writer and two of his characters on Honorable Hogwarts are at least intended to be this.
- Also stated to be the main reason he fell so madly in love with the subject of Cinemark 18 May 2003, who had a Nerdgasm when he asked her whether she had seen The Matrix Reloaded.
- All Love Is Unrequited: A major recurring theme in his poetry. He even has a poem called "Unrequited".
- All Men Are Perverts: Applies to his Literotica stuff in a BIG way.
- All Women Are Lustful: Double Subverted. There are characters in The Sex Star that need aphrodisiacs to get them really going, but once they get going they get going. Also pops up in some of his other stories where women are wary of/uninterested in sex, but then enjoy it once they start having it.
- Anvilicious: Happy Holidays, Damn It!, but in a very funny way.
- Anything That Moves: Too many examples to list. Even The Sex Star by itself has too many individual characters to whom this applies.
- Asshole Victim: Pulled off a couple of times in The Ghost Writer, and a few times in The Sex Star. Also Jason's typical M.O. on Honorable Hogwarts.
- Also applies to Mary in Happy Holidays, Damn It!
- Author Appeal: In massive quantities, as is the case with anyone who writes erotica.
- Author Tract: Happy Holidays, Damn It! is about punishing a Christian girl for pushing her religion down everyone's throats by saying "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays". For extra bonus points, the girls punishing her are explicitly stated to be witches, invoking the author's own pagan beliefs.
- Biggus Dickus
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Has occurred a few times. Usually leads to Asshole Victim.
- Bi the Way: Any female character who's not an example of Anything That Moves is probably this. Averted with most (but not all) male characters.
- Bittersweet Ending: The Ghost Writer, unless of course you consider it a Downer Ending.
- Black and Gray Morality: By way of Its Not Rape If You Enjoyed It.
- Black and White Beauty: See also Author Appeal. This guy definitely has a "type".
- Bond One-Liner: In Chapter 12 of The Sex Star, and at the end of The Ghost Writer. A couple of them have occurred on Honorable Hogwarts as well.
- Bound and Gagged: Played with, but never played straight. Characters are often bound, but never gagged. Pinata has been quoted as saying, "I like looking at women's faces too much to ruin them with masks, gags or blindfolds."
- Brain Bleach: Trust us, you're gonna need it. Especially if you read his stuff on Literotica.
- Brainy Brunette: Considering the number of brunettes in his work (see also Black and White Beauty), it's not surprising that this trope occurs quite often.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Happy Holidays, Damn It! was rejected three times with the message "Does your story contain an underage character?". The ages of the characters are never specifically stated, so there was no reason to assume anyone was underage, but the Literotica admins still did. This led Pinata to include a pithy remark directed at them about how all the characters are legal in parentheses — directly in the middle of the story's text. The story was approved.
- Buxom Is Better: Try and find a story on Literotica that doesn't play with this trope.
- Captain Ersatz: It's not uncommon for him to base his Literotica characters on women he's lusted after in Real Life, often giving the characters the same first names as their real-life counterparts.
- Catholic Schoolgirls Rule: Candy's trick-or-treat costume in Candy For Candy; Happy Holidays, Damn It! takes place at an all-girls' school where the students wear uniforms like this, too.
- Cluster F-Bomb
- Costume Porn: Everything he's posted to Literotica except for The Sex Star (in which the characters aren't wearing anything) has this.
- Country Matters
- Cruel and Unusual Death: The usual manner in which people are offed in The Sex Star, The Ghost Writer and Honorable Hogwarts. Nobody Dies in his other Literotica stories.
- Darker and Edgier: Considering the way that Cerebus Syndrome applies to The Sex Star, and the way that Gorn and High Octane Nightmare Fuel apply to The Ghost Writer, it's probably safe to say that his stuff on Literotica is at least intended to be Darker and Edgier than the other stories on the site.
- This is true of his poetry, too... non-limerick, completely serious pieces of raw, unbridled emotion with F-words in them.
- Deadpan Snarker: He loves doing this. The protagonist of The Ghost Writer is even a First Person Snarker.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Kaitlyn is still wearing her slingshot bikini when the cops come to the house to investigate a neighbor's report of gunshots at the end of The Ghost Writer. This has such an effect on the cops that they fail to notice that the sliding glass back door is shattered.
- Of course, it's implied that Kaitlyn may have some Mind Rape-oriented powers as well... maybe she hypnotized them or something.
- Emotional Torque: Turned Up to Eleven in his poetry, although he also knows how to make a character's death scene awesomely tragic when writing fiction (as evidenced in The Sex Star, as well as with certain characters on Honorable Hogwarts).
- Ethical Slut: Pinata is one himself, so this is a common enough trope in his work.
- The Fair Folk: The subject of The Ghost Writer, though it reads almost like a Cosmic Horror Story at times and is therefore an even darker interpretation of "evil fae" than usual.
- Fetish Fuel
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: See also Gorn.
- Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: Some of his stories don't even have male characters.
- Good Bad Girl
- Gorn: The deaths in The Ghost Writer are extremely graphic, especially considering Literotica's usual stance against such things. Also, as is noted on its trope page, Honorable Hogwarts.
- Goth: Francesca in Sea Dog Cemetery, according to Word of God.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Happens to one of the characters in The Ghost Writer, as well as a couple on Honorable Hogwarts.
- Immodest Orgasm
- Intentional Nightmare Fuel: The Ghost Writer. Also, the Saeki arc on Honorable Hogwarts and the Hell Is That Noise segments of each greenhouse scene in The Sex Star.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: As is also the case when he writes under his real name, villains are not treated kindly in this guy's work.
- Les Yay: And then some.
- Mind Rape: Candy For Candy is a mind-control story. It's also implied that Kaitlyn might be able to do this to her victims in The Ghost Writer.
- Most Writers Are Writers: A dark take on this in The Ghost Writer. May or may not also apply to The Sex Star, since Lynn is a journalist.
- Precision F-Strike: Done in at least three of his poems.
- Rape as Drama: It's now officially Gratuitous Rape in The Sex Star.
- Razor Floss: Kaitlyn's hair in The Ghost Writer, as it turns out.
- Really Gets Around
- Really 700 Years Old
- Shout-Out: The Ghost Writer contains Shout Outs to both TV Tropes and The Other Wiki; Sea Dog Cemetery takes place at, and therefore exists as a Shout-Out to, Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia; The Sex Star is Reference Overdosed.
- Spank the Cutie
- Stripperific: As is common in erotica. See also Costume Porn.
- Sure, Why Not?: His response to being asked whether he was going to write a sequel to Candy For Candy.
- Take That: He's proven to be pretty thick-skinned when it comes to constructive criticism, but if you offer him unconstructive criticism, be prepared for an Armor Piercing Insult or two.
- Troperiffic: Comes from the fact that he's a user here.