Stratadrake (sometimes abbreviated as "Strata") is a user who has been on the Internet for a few years (possibly more). Outside of TV Tropes, he currently resides on various sites such as deviantART and FurAffinity, and has had experience on other sites and wikis.
Some trope articles I've written:Most of these are videogame related.
- Appropriate Animal Attire
- Flip Screen Scrolling
- Endgame Plus
- Escape Rope
- Last Chance Hit Point
- Percent Damage Attack
- Platform Battle
- Portable Hole
- Shielded Core Boss
- Taunt Button
Some tropes/articles I've hit with a sledgehammer:...by which I mean made significant edits to. (Not always good edits, but...)
- Empty Piles of Clothing: Significant tweaks to the writeup. OP considered it an improvement.
- Freelook Button: Launched it from the YKTTW.
- Plug 'n' Play Technology: Overhauled the writeup, OP considered it an improvement.
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: This is what happens when you play an RPG while surfing the wiki....
- Shapeshifting: Soft-split between shapeshifting abilities and transformation events (a significant thematic distinction).
Tropes and topics that I find interesting:
- First-Person Ghost: I've been aware of this trope for years. Imagine you were playing a first-person game where your character is a quadrupedal dragon. If you used a freelook to glance behind you, you'd damn well better see some hindquarters and a tail back there, right?
- LEGO: I grew up on these things. Thousands and thousands of pieces, and still growing.
- Our Monsters Are Different, including:
- Instant Awesome Just Add:
- Transformers: Was (and to a lesser extent, still am) a fan of these things.
My own Troper Tales:
- Berserk Button: See Rant Inducing Slight.
- The Chains of Commanding - Inside the fanart-central.net domain, where I'm a mod.
- Don't Call Me Sir - Anywhere else.
- Heroic BSOD - August 2006. (Don't ask.)
- I Do Not Like Garlic or Avocado - True. But I definitely do not like celery or onion.
- Incredibly Lame Pun - A cherished family tradition. They tend to strike without warning.
- No Pronunciation Guide: Another cherished family tradition. Apparently nobody knows how to pronounce (or spell) the German "tsch".
- Portmantitle: Coined from "strategy" + "dragon" in early 2000.
- Precision F-Strike
- Rant Inducing Slight: Whomever ends up on the receiving end of this was probably Bullying a Dragon well before it.
- Serial Tweaker - Sometimes played Up to Eleven, with drastic impromptu edits to arbitrary articles, for better or worse.
- Tear Jerker (and/or Player Punch):
- 2001, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: I never read the books. All I knew about Tolkien was from Rankin/Bass's The Hobbit and The Return Of The King. The only characters I knew the names of were Frodo, Bilbo, Gandalf, and Gollum — and that the One Ring had to be destroyed in Mount Doom. So I had literally no knowledge that Gandalf was going to take that fall in Moria (yeah; I was sobbing all the way through Lothlórien). That's not counting what happens later, like Sam's nearly drowning, Frodo's nearly killing Sam in The Two Towers, or just about everything that happens to Sam and/or Frodo in 2003's The Return Of The King.
- 2006, Ōkami: A highly emotional moment late in the game (involving the original Shiranui, no less!), a climactic final boss tune, and a slightly sad ending.
- 2011, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky: The end of the main story arc. Sure, you saved the world, but you changed history in the process, so your Hero is now Ret Gone, and your partner can't stop crying after watching you vanish right in front of him.
- 2005, Shadow of the Colossus. The game Dropped A Bridge on your horse Agro right before the final colossus battle. Then It Got Worse.
- The Stoic
- TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life
- TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Vocabulary
- My 2007 Nano novel: 56,000 words about a species of symbiote. One half of which are the noble protagonists, the other half are Always Chaotic Evil. In other words, Puppeteer Parasite versus The Virus (good luck figuring out which is which), versus all the other animals who can't tell any difference between them. Most of it is uploaded to my deviantART account, including character drawings and sketches.
- Followed up by a sequel in 2011, clocking in at 60,000 words.
- Emerald Legacy: My 2010 novel; a 52,000 word story set in a world of wild Pokémon that is thrown into turmoil when two human trainers show up harboring ominous plans for the Darker and Edgier, Mon-eat-Mon world they live in. I've uploaded most of it (well, the important parts anyway) to my FurAffinity account.
- In 2012, an adaptation/recreation of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers Of Sky. Had to skip a few middle chapters here and there but I did finish the Story Arc as a whole and set a new personal record of 70,000 words.