Tropers / Ripheus

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Huh, so that's how you make a page. Cool!

As for myself, I'm a male college student from Montana. I formerly attended the University of Montana in Missoula, but I'm a native Bozemanite, and a definite Cats fan (Cat-Griz is kind of a big deal around here), so for various reasons, I transferred to MSU-Bozeman, which I'm enjoying immensely. I got into TV Tropes a while ago (February 2009), but only decided to start contributing around March 2010. I'm a history/classics major, and I enjoy all things related to Greco-Roman culture.

As far as edits I make, I generally don't create new examples for older pages; I'd rather refine someone else's work than try to stretch something that doesn't really fit. One page I have contributed a fair bit to is Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness. This is because I am a huge Death Metal fan, and am seriously considering starting some pages for bands I'm into. So far the only one I started is for Atheist, but perhaps more will come. Most of the bands I'm really into are 8-11, but I still enjoy stuff way below those (all the way down to 1), since quality doesn't really correlate with hardness. I also try to provide balance to viewpoints that are perhaps unjustly shunned (IE while I support gun control, its opponents deserve to be heard, and not contemptuously dismissed), regardless of whether I agree with them; this is because, as a left-wing atheist, I understand what it's like to be unfairly dismissed.

Aside from the above stuff, I have fairly typical tastes for this site. My favorite film directors are Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Cameron Crowe, and Christopher Nolan. I'm a huge Joss Whedon fan, though my favorite show by far is Angel, which isn't the case for most people. I also love shows like The Wire, Community, Robot Chicken, The West Wing, Supernatural, and Mad Men. My favorite fictional book is War and Peace, and my favorite nonfictional book is the Muqaddimah. Seriously, if you've never heard of it, read the Wikipedia article, and prepare to have you mind blown. I am also a huge Star Wars fan, and I enjoy the Expanded Universe even more than the movies. My favorite games are RPGs, J or Western (though I prefer Western, especially Bioware games), and my favorite game is Final Fantasy X, followed by Knights of the Old Republic. Besides this website, I enjoy quite a few others, but one of my favorites is the AV Club, where I have the same handle. It's a great website for top quality articles (though it does skew hipster), and the comments section is often the best part so feel free to check it out.

The one thing I forgot to include seems to be Anime. I'm not a huge fan of it, but the shows I have seen (and like) are:

Well, this seems like a good place to stop. I'll probably make a few modifications some other time, but for now, this seems like a pretty decent foundation.