Hey guys, That 897 Guy here. Also known as Bones897 and InvaderZim897. I'm a calm (to the point of being lazy), healthy, somewhat emotional individual who tries to be nice to people, but I also have a firm belief that only being nice is boring. Still, though, most of the people around me with the most friends seem to be the pushovers with barely any sense of humor. But even if it for some reason doesn't win me friends, I love to laugh, and the two friends I have that are the same way are enough. Anyway, I generally get along with everyone at least, and I just love being around people.
I am the definition of "someone with too much free time." I have no job and rarely any homework, and I don't use my free time productively as much as I should. But if I do something at the right time, which seems to be late at night, I can be pretty darn productive. I could be described as "nocturnal" because my sleep schedule seems to naturally drift in that direction. I can go from normal to nocturnal in 24 hours, but it takes days to go back. And even if I try to maintain the normal schedule, it slowly reverts anyway.
TV Tropes became my favorite wiki and possibly overall website pretty quickly. I love fiction, especially that of the animated kind. I attempt to make my own animation, but non-animated cartoon drawing is my true passion. I'm the creator of such series (that no one knows about [yet]) as Swampy
, Pizza and Friends
, Unlucky Duck
, Bob and Tom
(a comic which had its main characters named by one of my friends. I hadn't heard of the radio show yet, unfortunately. I also later remembered a song I hated that was from that show
), Lightning Man
, and my current series is one featuring what has become my main character, Chester, whom I created four or five years ago. I'm writing graphic novels about him and his friends.
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Shows/Books/Movies/Games/Miscellaneous Things I Like
These Works are Made of Win Because of the Rule of Cool, For the Evulz.
- [adult swim]
- American Dad!: It's a lot like Family Guy, but so different from it too. I like its more plot/character-driven episodes in contrast to Family Guy, while still having the same kind of humor. The fact that it has a canon makes it Futurama-like, but that show has a different sense of humor.
- Beavis And Butthead: The Idiot Plots are great.
- Cartoon Network
- Family Guy: Funny. There's episodes I don't care for, just like with any show, but this is a severely underrated show in my opinion (I mean, it's popular among the Lowest Common Denominator type audience, but I'm talking about when actually intelligent people tear it to shreds, which happens a lot. This is just a funny show, rarely to be taken seriously. But yet, you still like the characters and their interactions... well, I do, anyway...
- Futurama: This show is flawless. It originated some of the most quotable lines in TV history; reflected quite well by the impressive number of tropes on This Very Wiki it has named. Go look at its "Moments" pages for several examples of why this show kicks your favorite show's ass. Which it doesn't have! Gwah-hah-heh-heh-heh!! note
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: A very clever, entertaining show with tons of lovable characters. And all the memes just make it better.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender : When this show first came out, I judged it for being anime-inspired in its artistic style. I've always kind of felt that tons of Anime & Manga, as well as other art inspired by them, is all kind of done in the same style or is all Dragon Ball Z-ish or something. I no longer think this about all, just quite a bit. Anyway, my buddy The Bren MAN recently showed me all the episodes of this in order, and it turns out that I reeeeeally friggin' like it. I regret missing the original run, but at the same time I'm excited to be a fan in time for the sequel series.
- Invader Zim: A Nicktoon cancelled just when it was going to get good. It was good anyway, but I've mostly grown tired of the entire first season.
- My Life as a Teenage Robot: The animation of this show is very attractive and stylish; and the different styles used, the widely varying color schemes, character designs, and transformations of the characters are impressively done. It's also pretty funny.
- The Ren & Stimpy Show: A mostly forgotten Nicktoon, but it has its downright hilarious moments. The adult show sucks, though.
- Rugrats: This show is really funny, interesting, well-written, and charming; I personally think it deserved its rather long run (by Nickelodeon standards especially; where shows have the cancellation version of George Jetson Job Security).
- SpongeBob Squarepants: The first three seasons are extremely funny and memorable, in my opinion at least.
- South Park: A show that varies wildly in many aspects, but generally entertaining, funny, and... informative. If you don't like it at all, it's probably because you're dealing with a member of its Fan Dumb (boy, does it have one, there are so many people who don't actually get it but think they do).
- Bone: I composed a lengthy symphony of gushing on this in "Gushing About Shows You Like" a while back. Go check that out if you wanna see (mine will probably be the only one on Bone, or the longest).
- Disney Animated Canon: Friggin' LOVE Disney, and Walt Disney himself is something of a role model to me (even though I'm nothing like him, really, and it's not likely I ever will be, but I think anyone who wants to entertain should look up to him some).
- Aladdin: Great songs, appealing characters, and funny.
- Beauty and the Beast: Pretty much right in the center of Disney's renaissance; and it shows. It's got great songs, great animation, and something about Gaston is really funny, too (probably why Youtube Poop that features him tends to be good).
- The Lion King: Probably the first movie I saw and one of my favorites by default, even if it's a ripoff.
- The Princess and the Frog: This movie has been called "not up to par" by my sister, but I think it's right up there with the Renaissance era Disney movies, which I guess they were shooting for. It fixes the problem of Disney's princes and princesses being shallow, simplistic characters completely. They tried it with Jasmine first, and still did a good job, but I think Tiana is possibly Disney's most developed female lead. The plot is also very distinct from the source material, which has become more and more typical of Disney, but that's to be encouraged.
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarves: I just love the dwarves and their personalities and interactions. Snow White, not so much... but this is still the best you can make Snow White without changing its basic plot around a bunch.
- Toy Story: A nostalgic movie and one that brings its CGI characters to life in the best possible way, from the sweet beginning to the very Bittersweet Ending.
- The Incredibles: This movie deserves special mention for how unique it is from other Pixar and Disney movies... I never would've expected the right to die to be a topic seriously portrayed in such a movie, and this also probably has the highest Parental Bonus count.
- NES: This system itself will always be my favorite. I grew up playing it, even though its popularity was before my time (I was born the same year the last games were coming out for it). At the time I wanted a newer system, but it passes the Nostalgia Filter smoooothleh. Aside from that, it saved us from the Crash, man!! Its good games also have essentially infinite replay value. Although, the best games are now considered as bland as Seinfeld is unfunny, so it's kind of hard to describe the appeal of these games to a gamer of this generation.
Tropes I Am
This Troper shows examples of the following tropes:
- Anything That Moves: I'm a non-sex example. I'm just attracted to pretty much everyone that is human.
- Bi the Way: I've "come out" to several people in a way that was almost just like this, too.
- Dandere: I am often quiet, and just never really have anything to say to most people. But people who I feel comfortable enough with, I can be fairly talkative with and try to spend time with them whenever I can.
- Daydream Believer: The fact that fictional characters aren't real changes little about how I feel about them. If a series follows logic well enough that I can relate to anything about it (which isn't hard), the characters are real enough to me. I cry at the Tear Jerkers and feel happy at the Heartwarming Moments.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: I have a modest collection of Beanie Baby monkey plushies, ranging from chimps to apes to lemurs.
- Everything's Cuter with Kittens: LOVE THEEEM <333
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Since I tend to cross over characters from my various series.
- Narm: Where my current username came from was a video of me on YouTube doing terrible voice acting, which I decided to lampshade by putting in a "THAT '897' GUY HAS A SHIT VOICE" sign. I use "897" a lot in my usernames.
- Troll: Sometimes I do it. Yep.
- TV Tropes Will Enhance Your Life: I get trapped here all the dang time, but I like it enough that I never mind that. There's something inherently entertaining about this place. And anyway, it's given me a fun place to hang out any time I want and made me laugh, educated me, improved my vocabulary/grammar, AND gives me story ideas. Or at least teaches me that Tropes Are Tools.
Tropes I Like
Pet Peeve Tropes
These Tropes Suck
- AMV: I think this acronym should stand for "animated music video" instead of "anime music video." I'm personally not a fan of these types of videos at all, I think it's just another way people use other people's creations as if they, as fans, have some special connection with said creation. But that aside, things like that should not take away acronyms that should be used for things that are actually art. And I don't mean anime isn't art, I mean the way people use it in AM Vs isn't art. It may as well be called "animated music video" anyway, even as it is, because the whole "anime is not animation" distinction kind of annoys me in general.
- Animation Age Ghetto: Oooooooooohh. Yes. That was me steaming with rage. This trope is just plain terrible. It seems that the vast majority of animation is "family" entertainment, yes, but people seem to think that for adults to enjoy something "family"-oriented, it needs to have "mature themes," which in my experience tends to mean either High Octane Nightmare Fuel, sex, or some other taboo thing. I can't escape the feeling that when someone says that certain movies are too juvinile, they're talking about the fact that its subject matter isn't angsty or offensive enough, but the same movie not animated wouldn't seem like a kid movie to them.
- Closer to Earth: I think more feminists need to be made aware of this very prevalent trope.
- Forced Level Grinding: This is why I dislike most RPG's.
- 100% Completion: This trope's really starting to bug me. Looking for useless pieces of shit that have nothing to do with the game is boring. This is a full-on Berserk Button when you unlock something from 100% completion and it involves finding countless pieces of crap scattered all over the levels.
- Moral Guardians: Especially when it comes to things like censoring very, very mild nudity. Like, seriously, what's wrong with, for example, a butt? It makes SOME sense for gender-specific body parts such as genitals, but despite the sexual attraction people feel for that particular body part, that's basically like censoring a neck, for example, or elbows. It will never have a negative effect on anyone.
- Pedo Hunt: I hate hate hate how pedophiles are not treated as people. I already know what you're thinking. "Squick!" right? Well, I mean the ones that DON'T MOLEST THEM. The suffix "-phile" doesn't imply molestation or depravity of any sort. It just means "love;" but used in the same "sexual attraction" sense as many other words with the suffix. Having a sexual attraction to something doesn't mean anyone's going to get hurt because of it. Hating pedophiles is no different from hating gays. I hate it the most when gay rights supporters hate pedophiles, because they're turning their back on their belief that one's sexual preference is beyond control.
- This Troper: I like the phrase itself, but it really annoys me when people on Troper Tales insist upon using it past the first sentence, resulting in a full third-person entry in which only pronouns are used from then on, and my inner Grammar Nazi just wants to push a Big Red Button to turn them all into first-person simultaneously. Isn't it confusing? Consider how much easier this was on your inner Grammar Nazi than this: "This troper likes the phrase itself, but it really annoys him when people on Troper Tales insist upon using it past the first sentence, resulting in a full third-person entry in which only pronouns are used from then on, and his inner Grammar Nazi just wants to push a Big Red Button to turn them all into first-person simultaneously." It's even worse when they forget they're doing that halfway through and start using first-person then, but leave in the "his" and "hers."
As in, you're allowed to put in random crap here. DO IT. I NEED ATTENTION.