[[caption-width:300:drawn by the illustrious Luka Delaney of [[ Kagerou]]]]

Adventurer, linguist-in-training, college student. Newly moved to the east coast (Swarthmore college! Whoo!), thoroughly enjoying all of this crazy snow. Good times! Reads obscene quantities of webcomics, a born-and-raised Star Wars dork, very active roleplayer (of all types--yes, even [=LARPing=])... all-around geek, really. Entirely blames Tropers/TheFirebottle for getting him trapped in this horrible place.

[[TroperWorks Also writes a whole lot]]! [[ Have actually been posting writings online of late]]. Main projects include WebOriginal/TheHopeSaga ( ), Catalyst (a book, hopefully), and Schism (some sort of magnum opus space opera). Currently writing a novel called Chosen, with the intention of attempting to get it published. (Yikes.)

Can be contacted in the following ways (and is highly amenable to new friends!):

AIM: [=SunshineDuk=]

[[ FP]]/[[ FB]]: [=SunshineDuk=]

[[ LJ]]/[[ dA]]: [=GheoFabulousDuk=]

!!Tropes that apply to This Troper:

* ALadyOnEachArm: In Japan. [[UnusualEuphemism Hilarity]] ensued.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: A few of my close friends are legitimately convinced that I'm actually a HeroicSociopath with some very detailed masks. Admittedly, if I were, it would explain a hell of a lot about me. I myself haven't ruled out the possibility.
* AnythingThatMoves: For a few years, I was something of a slut. It was fun!
* ArcWords: This has happened for various different story arcs. It's a little weird. The two most distinct ones were ''"You are my sunshine,"'' and ''"[[{{Dinotopia}} Breathe deep." "Fly high."]]''
* BadassBookworm: One time, I went to Portland to visit Reed College. I spent more time in Powell's than on campus. ...I did an overnight stay on campus. Badass? [[ Judge for yourself.]] (And I can swordfight, do aikido, and run parkour. So yes, I am a something of a {{Ninja}}.)
* BadassLongcoat: I have a dueling coat for exactly this purpose. It blows in the wind so beautifully. <3 (See [[ here]] and [[ here]].)
* BetterAsFriends: With the second ManicPixieDreamGirl who shew up in my life. It was very mutual, and we stayed best friends for a good two years. ...we actually kissed MORE often AFTER we broke up, though it was entirely platonic. Yeah, our lives are weird, don't worry about it.
* BerserkButton: Spoilers. I will flip out if you spoil something for me, or for someone else in my presence. Seriously. I made a girl cry the other night because she spoiled an FMA plot point for a friend of mine.
* BiTheWay: Closer to Pansexual, really.
* BlindWithoutEm: And how. Dear gods do I need my glasses. (Also need them for psychological reasons, interestingly. Never tell me to get contacts, I will pointedly ignore you.)
* BornLucky: Was going great, but subverted when it came time for college admissions. Ouch. Thank gods for transferring!
* BrilliantButLazy: Managing to scrape my way through college so far, though.
* BuffySpeak: All the time. Some people have hard times making sense of my wordspeak. Friends get used to it all quicklike, usualbouts. (We call it Flynnish, for various reasons.)
* CharacterDerailment: Freshman year of college. At the wrong college. It was... bad. Fortunately lead to CharacterDevelopment and eventually CharacterRerailment, though it took a while (and transferring to a good school).
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: I had a severe hero complex for many years. I got over it.
* CunningLinguist: See above re: majoring in linguistics. Also see above re: blaming Tropers/TheFirebottle.
* CrazyPrepared: An extremely odd variant. Before bringing up a topic of conversation over AIM, I will open a half-dozen relevant links in tabs, so that I can send them immediately if/when they come up.
* {{Determinator}}: You betcha.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: With Paul, my best friend since birth. In high school our lives took us in very different directions. We're still very close, but we're actually different people now. Time was people mistook us for twins.
* DynamicEntry: Especially if I am wearing one of my various dramatic swooshy coats.
* EvilLaugh: And often. I have a number of different cackles for different situations.
* GratuitousJapanese: Nearly fluent now. Two months of homestay already, and planning to do the JET program after college. (Guess who's to blame? If you guessed Tropers/TheFirebottle, no prize!)
* HoYay: SO MUCH. Dear gods. My life seems to be fueled by this, sometimes. It doesn't help that there has been EXPLICIT SLASHFIC WRITTEN OF THIS. TWICE. ...make that thrice.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Both ways! I consider many of my parents' friends to be my friends as well (and they consider me theirs), and I consider the eldest of the children I babysit for to be a friend, despite his being nine years my junior. (He considers himself my Padawan. This tells you a lot about why I like him so much.)
* LargeHam: I am the kind of guy who will climb something tall just to pose dramatically and make a pointless proclamation.
* LeParkour: Because WHEEEEEE!
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: [[SoYouWantToLiveForever I am completely set on immortality]]. Dying just strikes me as a terrible idea!
* LifeImitatesArt: Mixed with DangerouslyGenreSavvy. My life seems to be a webcomic, complete with story arcs, one-dimensional plot point characters, dramatic climaxes, and even hiatuses. (Those SUCK.) I use my extensively knowledge of webcomics to my advantage. I also periodically BreakTheFourthWall and talk to the readers. This tends to confuse the people around me quite a bit.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Two of them! Only one did I actually date, though. Both wound up being my absolute best friends for a few years. Let me tell you, those were seriously strange days.
* MistakenForGay: Repeatedly. By my ''own mother.''
-->"You just haven't realized it yet..."
-->"No, I just can't seem to get a girlfriend!"
-->"Right, because you're gay."
-->"No!" (Of course, when I ''did'' come out as bi, her response was a very loud "[[IKnewIt I told you so!]]"
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: ... to cook! I have been invited numerous places just so I would cook crepes for people. My entire dorm now pays me to do it for them on Saturday mornings! :3
* ProudToBeAGeek: I, uh, founded a [=LARPing=] company. So Yeah.
* PsychoticSmirk / SlasherSmile: Usually only used when in character. In my DarkerAndEdgier days (now behind me) used to intensely disturbing effect against people I did not like.
* RapeOfTheLock: I had waist-length hair. Then I got lice. It was not good. Did bad things to my psychology, as it came at a very bad time in my life. Last straw sort of thing. [[HairReboot It has since grown back, though.]]
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: Shrug.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Most of the way down the idealistic end. Sadly, life seems to be trying to push me down the path of cynicism. Resist! Cling to your hippie ideals!
* SuperSentai ([[PowerTrio and]] [[SuperSentaiStance all]] [[CallingYourAttacks associated]] [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience tropes]]!): We are the QUAP Rangers! Quantum! Underscore! Advanced! Physics! ''Rangers!''
* TheHero: FINALLY. For many, many, MANY years I was always playing TheLancer to someone else's hero. My turn in the spotlight, bitches. (I've gotten over my hero complex, though.)
* WhatTheHellHero: I did some bad stuff freshman year. I was called on it. Extensively.
* WeirdnessMagnet: And how. People are always asking me how to have my life, and I really have no idea. Strange things just tend to find me.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: My long hair has resulted in many people mistaking me for a girl. As I tend to think of myself as androgynous, this does not bother me at all.

!!Things I enjoy:

Top tier of fannish obsession:
* FullmetalAlchemist
* TheDresdenFiles
* StarWars
* TheHitchhikersGuidetotheGalaxy
* GunnerkriggCourt
* MSPaintAdventures
* SluggyFreelance
* {{Bokurano}}
* {{Anathem}}
* SnowCrash
* {{Myst}}
* {{Kagerou}} (And launched the page for it! Whoo!)
* {{Halo}}
* {{Marathon}}
* TheAbhorsenTrilogy
* NeonGenesisEvangelion
* UnknownArmies
* ChronoTrigger
* MassEffect

Other things I am terribly fond of:
* YoungWizards
* CowboyBebop
* LastExile
* NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind
* TheLegendofZelda
* {{Metroid}}
* TengenToppaGurrenLagann
* {{FLCL}}
* {{Baccano}}
* SummerWars
* OuranHighSchoolHostClub
* AzumangaDaioh
* DetroitMetalCity
* {{Dollhouse}}
* {{Firefly}}
* BounennoXamdou
* HigashiNoEden
* GoldenSun
* AvatarTheLastAirbender
* CaveStory
* {{Gargoyles}}
* Too many webcomics to list

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