Female, age 20, beleaguered collegiate, Jesus freak, Tolkien
geek. I can’t even remember how I first came across this site two years or so ago, but the rest is history
, especially as I have a very dry sense of humor and a deep appreciation for satire and literary analysis.
I'm attempting to introduce my friends and family, who are generally endowed with a healthy dose of Nerd
(but mostly branching out in other directions), to this site. So far my results have extended as far as confusion regarding my constant usage of overtly befuddling wiki lingo. I do have one friend who is an occasional peruser of the site (we must admire her fortitude, aye?) who is (too) quietly amused at all of my trope references.
Trope list is indefinitely under construction, because wiki editing is an obsessive hobby of mine. The list of things I like
will also come under construction soon—but it’ll be long. C’est divertissement sans fin!
Due to password difficulties, this troper runs a second account on other computers under the moniker Solar East
Rhapsody Of A Whimsicality has created pages for the following works:
The universe has bestowed the following tropes on Rhapsody Of A Whimsicality:
- Angrish: Usually more when I'm stressed or disgusted than when I'm angry. See also my entry for Buffy Speak.
- Archive Binge: How I do love these, no matter what the art medium.
- Badass Longcoat: Happily bucking the trend of short wool coats going around my age-and-gender group.
- Basement-Dweller: My transition into independent adulthood is still underway.
- Blessed Are the Cheesemakers / Everythings Better With Chocolate: Mmm, cheese and chocolate—my two gastronomic indulgences and major comfort foods (though not at the same time).
- Blue Eyes: Depending on whom you talk to; a few people have insisted they're grey.
- Brainy Brunette
- Brief Accent Imitation: I live in midwestern America and have a run-of-the-mill accent to match (with a slight twist of the Michigander), so I sometimes adopt other people's accents because I can.
- British English: Despite being natively fluent in American, I consume a lot of British media, so I've ended up adopting a fair amount of this into my vocabulary. My family thinks it's hilarious.
- Buffy Speak: I'm not always very verbally articulate. See also my listing for Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness.
- Comeback Tomorrow: A staple of half the conversations I have in my lifetime, to my perpetual frustration. See also my listing for Deadpan Snarker.
- Conversational Troping
- Cool Big Sis: Minus the connotations of “hot” (unless it’s a case of Geeky Turn-On).
- Cute Bookworm
- Daddy's Girl: Unusually enough, since I'm one child of five.
- Deadpan Snarker: I'm quite good at it in print when I want to be; as my social skills slowly improve, I find that I'm using it more in spoken conversation. I dream of someday attaining Gentlewoman Snarker status.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Minus the eerie; I'm too smiley and not photogenic enough for that. I'm just perpetually really, really pale.
- Fanfiction: I write and read a fair amount of it, though I'm much more picky than most about quality.
- Fangirl: Obviously.
- Fascinating Eyebrow
- Gamer Chick
- Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies
- Grammar Nazi / You Keep Using That Word: I'm trying to be less Nazi-ish about it, though.
- Heroic BSOD: My knee-jerk reaction to stressful situations of any kind.
- Homeschooled Kid: and proud.
- I Call Her "Vera": I have a tendency to name inanimate objects; my laptop's name is Asfaloth, for example.
- The Insomniac / Heavy Sleeper: There is no middle ground. I'm either 100% awake to the world or 100% dead to it.
- Lady of Adventure: …is my dream job. I'd like to do overseas missionary work someday soon, so you never know…
- Lampshade Hanging: I do this often on my own life. My mother hates it because she always thinks I'm trying to suspend her disbelief about something I supposedly did.
- Moe: Several people have told me I tend to manifest this (though none of them are anime geeks enough to use the Japanese terminology).
- Mood-Swinger: Not quite medically bipolar, but it's more ubiquitous than just "it's my time of the month".
- Most Writers Are Writers: Doubly—not only have I written characters that are writers, but I have been written into a friend's story as a character who is a writer. Fabulously meta, I know.
- Ms. Imagination
- Nerds Are Virgins: Just waiting on the right guy. And a wedding. Since I happen to think fellow Nerds Are Sexy, this could get interesting.
- Nice Hat: I currently own more of these (about 20) than I do pairs of jeans and shoes combined.
- Not a Morning Person…
- …but I also sadly avert Must Have Caffeine: I love the stuff, but if I drink it when I'm actually short on sleep it makes me sick.
- Older Than I Look: Standing 4'10" doesn't do me many favors. I was almost eighteen before waitresses stopped giving me the 12-and-under kids' menu.
- Pals with Jesus: I happen to believe this is the purpose of human existence.
- Petite Pride
- Photographic Memory
- Polyglot: I’m only really fluent in English, but I speak enough French be basically conversational, and I know some rudimentary German, Japanese, Gaelic, Quenya, and Sindarin.
- Pop-Up Trivia: Depending on the show, my entire family is frequently a walking personification of this trope (with or without the assistance of smartphones).
- Proud to Be a Geek
in the words of John Green:
Nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff. … Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can't-control-yourself love it. When people call people nerds, mostly what they're saying is, 'you like stuff.' Which is just not a good insult at all. That's like 'you are too excited about the miracle of human consciousness!'
- Rapunzel Hair: Down to my hips.
- The Reliable One: For some reason, people think this is going to be me, and then half the time I accidentally avert it and feel like a total jerk.
- Ridiculous Procrastinator: There's nothing that can't be put off until I feel more enthusiastic about it, except editing TV Tropes.
- Scars Are Forever: Between coming into the world three months prematurely (therefore needing lots of surgeries as a newborn) and emerging from adolescence as something of a klutz, I have several, though they're relatively inconspicuous.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: I've been known to invoke this often in writing, especially on social media but also in academia. Sometimes it's just because I love the toy box that is the English language, sometimes because it's just the zenith of jocularity to pedagogically flaunt one's superior vernacular and dexterity apropos contemporary Anglo-Saxon syntax circa those with subordinate linguistic competence.note
- Shout-Out: You mean these aren't a regular mode of communication for everyone? (I understood that reference.)
- Shrinking Violet
- Sibling Rivalry: I have three brothers and a sister, all very talented in their respective and equally nerdy areas of interest, so this trope was played straight for most of my childhood/teen years; I'm working hard to subvert it as I push off into my twenties.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man
- Skirt over Slacks: Often. I've been accused of being both "adorable" and "homeless" for this look.
- Spell My Name with an S / No Pronunciation Guide: I have a classic Scandinavian name with an American twist spelling, which my parents thought would solve any mispronunciation issues. It didn't work. Most people who see my name in print don't pronounce it correctly, and people who hear my name spoken cannot spell it properly.
- Spot of Tea: though I enjoy a good sugar-and-cream-doctored cup of coffee, too.
- Squee: Often.
- Sweet Tooth
- Unusual Euphemism: I have nil appreciation for vulgarity, and have been heard to create interjections on-the-spot like "flamingo hallelujah", to the point that my friends mock me for it.
- Tagalong Kid
- Tainted Veins: Except there's no "abnormal condition"; the veins in my arms are merely closer to the skin than is usual, making them highly visible.
- Tranquil Fury: I often invoke this when I'm really angry because I have a deep-seated terror of confrontation and conflict, but it is not my natural inclination.
- Tumblr: I spend far too much time here (albeit with periodic hiatuses, because sometimes all the Political Correctness Gone Mad combined with the excessive amount of homoerotic fanart induces Angrish and hyperventilation).
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: My running list of "names for my future kids" features a lot of…not really bizarre, but rather unconventional, names. Freya, Zion, Rowan, Moira, Sigurd. Can you tell I have a mythology fetish? Just try to tell me these aren't AwesomeMcCoolNames.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: though I'm gradually getting more cynical as my college education trundles on.
- Wise Beyond My Years: So I'm told over and over, though it doesn't feel like it.
- Writers Cannot Do Math: I've published short stories and volunteered as a student writing tutor, but toss an algebra problem at me and I go blue in the face.