Tropers / RL Nice

I am RL Nice. I was born with the name RL Nice. Well, the RL is actually initials. They stand for the letters R and L. Iím quite proud of my first name, and I think my last name is quite nice, too. Because my last name is literally Nice.

By the way, my real name is not actually RL Nice. But feel free to run a background check on RL Nice. Iíd be really curious to see if there actually is someone named RL Nice in Real Life. Mainly because I donít want to be sued.

Anyways, who am I? Iím Spider-Ma... no... I'm not... Iím a 22 year old film student, who attends a university that offers film as a major. Unless youíre reading this after September 2013. In which case I will no longer be a 22 year old film student. I will be a 23 year old film student. Unless youíre reading this after September 2014. In which case I will no longer be a 23 year old- aw, fuck it.

Anyways, I like movies. All kinds of movies. Except for romance movies. Unless they have explosions in them. Explosions are very romantic. Sometimes, Iíll drop the names of true cinema artists like Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, Jean-Luc Godard, FranÁois Truffaut, Akira Kurosawa, and me. But the truth is that I much prefer the Summer Blockbuster. Sure, Last Year at Marienbad may be a surrealist masterpiece that deftly explores the concept of memory and emotion, but it didnít have Tommy Lee Jones kicking an alien in the scrotum that just so happened to be located on its chin. In the end, Tommy Lee Jones fighting a Ballchinian will always show greater artistic depth than Max von Sydow playing chess with Death. Because Tommy Lee Jones won an Oscar. So he must be better. Well, Max von Sydow has also gotten nominations, true, but that doesn't matter, since it doesn't change the fact that he never saved Will Smith from being eaten by a 300-foot alien worm who's also a Victoria's Secret model. Besides, Death didnít have balls on his chin.

AnywaysÖ hereís a list of shit that I like. Actual shit is not among it, because thatís gross.

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    Comic Books 
  • Hmm... Hellboy, and... yep. That's about it.
    • I Lied. Lately, I've decided to expand on my comic book readings, including several Batman comics and the usual Marvel fare. But thatís about it.
    • I Lied. Again. I grew up with the BIONICLE comics.
    • I Lied again.
    • I Lied about lying. There really are no other comics I read.
    • I Lied about lying about lying. After seeing Dredd, I am seriously considering reading some Judge Dredd. Although, as of this writing, I havenít actually started reading them, so technically, I Lied about lying about lying about lying.
      • I have since started reading them. So I Lied about lying about lying about lying about lying.


    Live-Action TV 



    Video Games 

    Tabletop Games 
  • I don't play any tabletop games (I make a horrible nerd, I know), but I do love the setting and the fiction behind Warhammer 40,000. I'm also starting to read about BattleTech courtesy of my childhood interest in MechWarrior.

    Western Animation 
  • Futurama
  • Everything else is listed under the Film section.


List of tropes that apply to me

  • All Asians Are Alike: Itís true. I frequently look in the mirror and mistake myself for Nute Gunray. Iím Asian, by the way.
  • All Hail the Great God Mickey!: Iíve been to the future (donít ask, but Iím never going near an intoxicated two-toed sloth again, thatís for certain), and after the nuclear war, society has come to venerate Men in Black II as a seminal masterpiece of Sonnenfieldian Impressionism and as a template that one should base themselves morally after.
  • Ambiguous Gender: But only to trees, which canít tell what gender I am because theyíreÖ well, theyíre trees. To everyone else Iím obviously a dude.
  • Cargo Cult: That printer in the Equipment Room that doesnít collate shit even when I check the ďcollateĒ button before printing? I worship it. With my fist.
  • Casual Kink: I once rescued a Damsel in Distress. She promptly asked me to tie her up again.
  • Empathic Environment: Lots of people get sad when it rains. I learned that from Men in Black II.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Really, everything. Pizza, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, tofuÖ
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: I learned how to play Twister from watching Men in Black II.
  • Men in Black: Itís not really a trope, but Iím going to apply it to myself anyways. Because Iíve been in New York City many times before. Thatís close enough of a connection, right?
  • Mile-High Club: Does it count if it was on the moon?
    • Speaking of sex on the moon, would a werewolf remain in wolf form all the time if he was on the moon? What if he was on Jupiter? Would Europa count?
  • Omniglot: Ich verstehe jede Sprache. Nein, ich bin nicht mit Google Translate.
  • Precision F-Strike: I rarely fucking curse, and when I do, thereís usually a really fucking good reason to do so, like if Iím fucking pissed, or if I see something really fucked up, or some shit like that. Really, overusing the word fuck makes one sound like some dumbass motherfucking gangbanger with no sense of class at all. God, I hate fuckers like that.
  • Anachronic Order: See what I did there?
  • Really 700 Years Old: You know that Bronze Age? That was all me. Because I invented bronze.
  • Ret Gone: Iíve gone back in time and stopped the Federation of Idaho from seceding and starting World War III. Now you may be asking "But RL Nice, Idaho never seceded and World War III never happened!". Exactly.
  • Unreliable Narrator: As you can tell by the other tropes I have listed about me, I am indeed unreliable. This applies to this very listing of Unreliable Narrator, which means that I am not really an Unreliable Narrator, and so everything I said about myself (except for me being an Unreliable Narrator) is true.

Pages that I started

As a film major, I have a few (big budget) film ideas I'm continuously brainstorming on. One I'd like to share with you fellas is the Loki America trilogy.

The trilogy revolves around an Occult Detective Intrepid Reporter named Loki America whoís based off of every Testosterone Poisoning, Memetic Badass and Crazy Awesome trope I can think of. He travels the world seeking sensational stories involving the paranormal and outrageous conspiracy theories for the London based newspaper The Mantis.

Joining him is his on and off again girlfriend ZoŽ Pandora, a resourceful young woman who usually ends up getting pulled into his adventures by association with him. Other characters include his Lovable Coward and Brilliant, but Lazy fieldresearcher Abraham Phoenix, and Da Editor of The Mantis: the eccentric yet Crazy Awesome Sir Saxon Loveblast.

The tone Iím going for can best be described as ďAsh from Evil Dead goes on Indiana Jones-esque adventures to solve X-Files mysteries.Ē

First drafts (well, second in one case) are completed and submitted to the U.S. copyright office. If you're interested, PM me. Not that I'm expecting anyone to do so, since I have a pretty much invisible presence on the TV Tropes forums.

The three parts of the trilogy:

Terror of the Fourth Reich

ZoŽ Pandora gets called to Nepal by Loki for help on a story on the Yeti. They discover and battle a small army of modern-day Nazi's led by a Hitler clone who are trying to poach the Yeti.

The Star Curse

ZoŽ gets kidnapped by MIBís after telling Loki about a potential story involving UFOís. Loki follows her trail to the United States, where he meets Nova Flamekiller, an Action Girl with Psychic Powers, who joins him to rescue her boyfriend, who was kidnapped by the same people. Together, they race against a scientologist Ku Klux Klan cult to get to Area 51 as government MIB's try to stop them.

Revenge of the Orient

After using a haunted camera, ZoŽ gets possessed by the ghost of H.P. Lovecraftís murdered granddaughter, Chloe Lovecraft. Loki agrees to help Chloe track down her murderers in Hong Kong, and discovers that they are a demon worshipping cult led by Fu Manchu.


Redhead bound gagged and vibra- Sorry... thought this was Google for a second.

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