Hi! I'm just one of the many contributors here on TV Tropes. I'm an Aquarius, so don't be surprised if I go into a sudden period of inactivity after a heavy one of editing. I keep on vacillating in my interests—one week, I'll be crazy about manga, the next, I'll be tired of it and be more interested in riddles and optical illusions. Of course, somewhere in the next month, I'll be hankering for manga again.
I originally took the username Roseanne
before it was pointed out that there was a TV show of the same name. Oopsies.
Most people who know me in real life would label me a Meganekko
(if any of them read this site, which they unfortunately don't), but I'm more of a Cloud Cuckoolander
deep down inside. I have a horribly selective memory that will remember entire quotes from books but not
the author or character names!
Case in point: I remembered a book from my childhood being about a male character's experience in a labor camp, and also that there were complaints about there being no snow-ins so far (a snowstorm means no work assigned on that day due to escape attempts, see), and that the main character managed to smuggle a shard of metal (useful for cutting things) into the camp by hiding it in one of his mittens, made a point of picking the old-aged inspector over the young one, and
was almost busted when the old inspector crushed the mitten not holding the shard (thankfully, at that point, the inspector was told to hurry it on already). Despite recalling all this in minute detail, I could not for the life of me
remember the author or even the protagonist's name! (Happily, Wiki Magic
did its work and some random tropers who read this identified this as One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Did I mention how much I love TV Tropes?)
Additionally, I tend to get my story ideas from minor, unimportant scenes in books that just happen to tickle my fancy and send my imagination running off into less and less related tangents. Though I'm currently just trying to finish
some of the half-finished fanfics lying on my hard disk and overcome my chronic Attention Deficit Creator Disorder
I am also a Yaoi Fangirl
who likes to believe that I can tell the difference between well-written and poorly-written Slash Fic
. I dislike Natter
and Complaining About Shows You Don't Like
, but have been guilty of indulging in them quite a few times. Hey, I'm only human
Finally, for the record
, I'm a young nerd
who just happens to be female
Series TV Tropes
is guilty of corrupting me into deserves to be worshipped for introducing me to
Pages I started (most of them taken from YKTTW
- Accidental Pervert
- Am I Just a Toy to You?
- And Then There Were None
- And Zoidberg
- Art Evolution
- Beauty Equals Goodness — the cause of many a Broken Aesop.
- Behind the Black
- Belated Backstory
- Big Brother Mentor
- Bile Fascination — the reason why I actively seek out zero-star reviews on movie critique sites.
- Blade Run
- Blue Bishōnen Ghetto — Because we females like fanservice too.
- Bookworm Adventures
- The Call Knows Where You Live
- Chekhovs Invisible Gun
- A Clockwork Orange
- Corrupt Church
- Cultural Translation
- Embarrassing Rescue, after Lale's suggestion on the Unwanted Rescue discussion page.
- Eye Tropes (and became embarrassed when I didn't know where to mark it up in)
- Femme Fatale
- Friendly Fireproof
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!
- Girls Love
- Going Down with the Ship — Kudos to adam850 for coming up with a double entendre title (well, sort of).
- Great Expectations
- The Great Gatsby
- The Grotesque
- How to Become a Love Interest: The seed for this was planted in Heroes Want Red Heads Discussion. (Also my first Made of Win!)
- Hype Backlash — When the latest classic just doesn't live up to all the hype.
- I Coulda Been a Contender
- Jane Eyre
- Kimagure Orange Road
- Look Both Ways
- Love Hurts — "Is it better to love once than to never have loved at all?"
- Love Martyr
- Midair Bobbing
- Morality Tropes — index page for Good Is Dumb, Evil Is Cool, Balance Between Good and Evil, etc.
- More Expendable Than You
- Never Got to Say Goodbye
- Operation Jealousy
- Opposites Attract — index page for Odd Couple, Odd Friendship, Different as Night and Day, and Salt and Pepper.
- Out-of-Clothes Experience — after it hung in YKTTW limbo for nearly two weeks.
- Pair the Spares
- Passing Judgment
- Personal Space Invader
- Plot Leveling
- Pocket Protector
- Portal Splat
- Quality by Popular Vote
- Race Tropes — yet another index page for Mighty Whitey, Scary Black Man, Asian Store Owner, Token Minority, etc.
- Rape Is Love
- Revised Ending
- Screw Destiny — Hell, yeah!
- Seme and Uke, being the yaoi fangirl that I am.
- Sexy Shirt Switch
- Shadow Of The Templar
- Split the She Is All Grown Up entry into Beautiful All Along (take off the glasses, shake out the hair, instant nerd-turned-beauty) and a new She Is All Grown Up (okay-looking childhood friend turned babe).
- Shirtless Scene
- Shrinking Violet
- Skater Boy Syndrome
- Something Wicked This Way Comes
- Spirited Away
- Stand Alone Episode
- Stoic Spectacles
- Talent Double
- Tenchi Solution
- Token Romance (Aesop: If you see a busty female in an action, adventure, or disaster film, she's 99.9% likely to become the hero's arm candy.)
- Troper Tales for What Do You Mean, It's Not Didactic? and The Untwist
- True Art Is Angsty
- True Art Is Offensive
- The Tyrant Falls in Love
- Unwanted Rescue
- Vindicated by History
- Vocal Evolution
- Weasel Edit (Second Made of Win!)
- What Is This Thing You Call Love?
- Who Wants to Live Forever?
- Why Am I Ticking? — I did only the lead paragraph; other people added the examples.
- Why Couldn't You Be Different?
- Why Didnt You Just Say So
- Wingding Eyes
- A Wrinkle in Time
Other pages I significantly contributed to:
- Added Alliterative Appeal
- Boys Love
- Butterfly of Doom — Didn't start it or suggest it, but is the original source of the "frail, pretty, delicate-as-a-sheet-of-glass butterfly causing the world to turn inside out" line.
- Even the Guys Want Him — Didn't start it, but replaced the confusing how-to entry with a basic description of the trope.
- 1984 — Expanded from a one-sentence entry into a multiple-paragraph one.
- Stardust — Added an actual summary and more tropes.
- Vertigo — Again, added a summary and listed some more tropes. Many series articles just Need More Love.
- A good number of discussion pages and Troper Tales.
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