38, a Troper who lives in Pittsburgh, but born in Toledo Ohio because someone had to be. When not on TV Tropes I'm busy with my wife and three kidlets. I came to TV Tropes when a friend on Livejournal (I'm Rufus Honker IV there) complained that it was sucking up so much of his time. The first thing I looked up was something that had long bugged me about kid's shows - shows where a character thinks his birthday is forgotten. To my total shock, there it was: Forgotten Birthday. I've been a convert ever since. I love movies, books and some TV. TV shows are far Better on DVD - I prefer my information through a fire hose rather than trickled week by week. I don't really closely follow (but don't have any problems with) Anime, comic books, or fanfiction. My favorite genre is Science Fiction. I prefer the hard end of Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness. A story set on a spaceship does not a scifi story make. I'm also a huge fan of Apocalyptic Fiction - I even have a rarely-updated-these-days website about it - but I don't follow it as much as I used to. Having kids makes the idea of scrounging for necessities rather sour. Yes, I know my name has "muggle" in it. Yes, I was a big fan of Harry Potter back in the day. The series is over now (the movies are nice, but story's over, folks!), and I've moved on - but the name remains.* While I'm not really into Fan Fiction, I adore Wild Mass Guessing. Just little ideas about a piece of fiction are far more interesting to me than fleshing out a full story. I got yelled at a few times for not running new tropes through YKTTW first, and I do now - but I find it annoying because more often than not when I do no one comments at all on them, positive or negative. I miss Troper Tales, but I see why it had to go.
The moment I finish reading/watching a work, I:
I have started the pages for the following Tropes:
And thank you to everyone who has gone on to work on those pages. Each change makes me proud.
The following Useful Notes pages:
Created the pages for the following works:Comics
Live Action TV
Tropes which apply to my life.
My favorite tropes to follow:
Movies filmed near me
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