Tropers / Tempest Knight

A 20-something geek guy who resides in Mississauga (you know that's right beside Toronto, right?). Here you will find a list of works I've created, creators and works that I'm fond of, and a bit about me, because why not?

NOTE: This page is always under construction. I'm kinda obsessed with getting it just right.

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  • Androids Are People, Too: Face palm....No...they're...NOT!!! Robots physically cannot have emotions. You can program the appearance of emotions, but they're really just doing what you told them to do. To give them the ability to have true free will, you'd have to program them to think outside their programming — a contradiction in terms if I ever heard one.
    • To top it off, any robot given the ability to mimic human behavior (a) has to bypass the Uncanny Valley (news flash: this ain't gonna happen. Ever.) and (b) feeds off our need to empathize with anything we find cute, attractive, or at least somewhat human. In other words, they're designed to manipulate you. Think about that.
  • Bad Boss: Aside from explaining why so many mooks turn on the Big Bad, who in their right mind would act like this before getting to the point of absolute power? This only discourages people from working with you. It's possible to be an Evil Overlord without being stupid.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: For some reason, people act as if Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Game Of Thrones, and The Last Of Us are the best things ever. To quote Elicia Clegg: I respectfully disagree. How is watching everything come tumbling down amidst a storm of rape, murder, betrayal, and general cynicism entertaining in the slightest? I have enough problems in Real Life. Leave my entertainment alone!
    • Even Star Wars can't get away with this. The only movie in the franchise that I despise is Rogue One (I haven't seen The Last Jedi...yet...) We spend the movie with a cast of underdeveloped (and mostly unlikable) characters who all die at the end. And the entire film is spent banging our heads with the message Everything in this world sucks! And the only reason they get the Death Star plans is that we knew that was going to happen anyway, so it doesn't count.
  • God Is Evil: I'll ignore the fact that it insults my religion (even though it does)...and instead focus on the fact that people only include it in their work because they hate the church and can get away with it. If they did this to any other religion (look at the things Muhammad did in Allah's name, for goodness' sake!) they'd receive verbal backlash from people they pretend can do no wrong.
  • Humongous Mecha: While it can make for some spectacular imagery, there are very good reasons these don't exist in real life, all of which can be summarized in one word: practicality. I'm just waiting for a work of fiction to have one of these show up, only for a guy armed with a wrench to run up to its foot and loosen a few bolts, which brings the whole thing tumbling down.
  • Idiot Hero / Idiot Plot: I don't like watching people do stupid things, unless I'm supposed to laugh at them. If you want me to take you seriously, actually put some thought into the story and characters!!
  • Nudity Tropes: I do not like sex or nudity in my entertainment. Period. A bit of fanservice? Sure; I can handle that — it might be stupid, but I can live with it. But full-on nakedness? No thank you; you've just managed to turn me off your product entirely. I'm against censorship, but that doesn't mean I'll give your work the time of day — I'll simply ignore its existence. If you're even going to consider putting nudity into your work, you'd better have a really, REALLY good reason for it. And no, "exploration of artistic themes" is not a good reason. We all know exactly why you're doing it.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Not every boy/girl pairing results in a romance. And I'm not against a boy and girl getting together, but you need to properly develop their relationship. You can't have them go the entire story saying nary a word to each other, then suddenly have them kiss in the last shot.
  • Shoot Out the Lock: This doesn't actually work. If anything, the lock will actually be more secure than it was before you shot it.
  • The Unfair Sex: Ladies, believe it or not, we actually don't mind being the expendable gender. We will happily sacrifice ourselves to ensure your survival. But you do NOT get to complain about how difficult you have it when you won't even consider what we have to go through! Yes, there are evil men who abuse good women. And there are just as many evil women who abuse good men. You do not have a monopoly on the victim card.
  • Zero-Approval Gambit: Sometimes. If you accept that your actions carry the risk of having everyone turn on you, that's one thing — public approval is overrated and honour is for the weak. But if you INTENTIONALLY go out of your way to make people hate you, that's something else entirely. It's always — ALWAYS — better to simply tell them the truth about what's going on — spies will probably figure out what you're doing and use it to their advantage anyway. Besides, if you tell the people the truth and they still hate you for what you're trying to accomplish, that says more about them than it does about you.
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