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Hi, I'm Tre. I was a Troper (initially joining in 2010), then I wasn't, and now I am again.

I'm eighteen, black, mostly male, a writer, a technology junkie, a purveyor of platformers, and a pop culture aficionado. In addition to my writing (which mostly lives on my blog, American Style Buffoonery, I also make crappy Electronic Music as Trevor Whatevr, with three EPs and two albums under my belt. I used to have a novel series in the works, but at this point in time it's kind of dead (though I'm not planning on abandoning the universe entirely).

That's pretty much it. Drop me a line!

Works and Other Things I Love:

Pages I've launched or Entry Pimped:

Don't trip over the tropes:

Tropes pertaining to my music:

  • Art Evolution: Continuously since the stage name change.
  • Book Ends: The first song on w/e, Eighteen Years, gets a reprise after Into The Future, the final track.
  • Cover Version: Only one of note so far: my version of "(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan" by Dntel and Ben Gibbard.
  • Chiptune: I blend this with elements of house and other genres of electronic music in my work.
  • Double Meaning Title: w/e, which can be interpreted:
    • as being an abbreviation of "Whatevr", making it a Self-Titled Album and a reference to the album's Genre Roulette,
    • or as the word "we", being a nod to the many collaborations on the album itself.
  • Electronic Music
  • Fading into the Next Song: A couple of tracks on w/e do this.
  • Fake-Out Fade-Out: My remix of "A Time of Evolution" by Vassrvögel uses one of these.
  • Genre Roulette: w/e drifts between house, chiptune, and dance, but special mention has to go to "No Clear Distinction", a haphazard collection of about five different styles rolled into one song.
  • Hidden Track: "Eighteen Years (Reprise)", the last song on w/e.
  • Instrumentals: Most (though not all) of my stuff.
  • Myspeld Rökband: The second E in the word "whatever" is nonexistent (and none of the vowels exist when the TRVRWHTVR name is used). This was done on purpose to keep people from confusing me with a DJ going by the same name, and to improve my ability to be found in a Google search.
  • Officially Shortened Title: TRVRWHTVR is used for remixes, though the pronunciation stays the same.
  • Sampling: I was wary of this at first, but since I joined Audiotool I've warmed up to it.
  • Signature Style: What I like to call "epic chiptune", which takes the fundamental elements of chiptune and expands upon them with house-like synths, reverb and samples. Debuted with "Gomez" and popped up a majority of the songs on w/e.
  • Shout-Out: I love these.
    • The cover art for w/e is a glitch art image made from pictures of (almost) all of the works given nods by the songs themselves (or stuff I just thought was cool at the time).
    • The sample in "One for Fog, Two for Treasure" is lifted directly from Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. The title of the song is taken from a line by Skidmark from Turbo FAST.
    • "Eighteen Years" features a glitched-up image from BioShock Infinite as its cover. (Additionally, the song itself closely resembles "Aquatic Ambiance" from Donkey Kong Country, though this was not planned.)
    • "I'm Dirty Dan!" is a love letter to SpongeBob, particularly the second season episode "Survival of the Idiots".
    • "Bound by the Box" is thematically inspired by and named after elements of Time Fcuk and The Binding of Isaac. The cover art also references BattleBlock Theater, though not (initially) intentionally.
    • Speaking of BattleBlock Theater, the Callow Youth track "Your New Best Friend" was originally bookended by samples from the game but they were removed due to a (erroneous) copyright claim on Sound Cloud. The cover art is still a screenshot from the game, however.
    • My remix of "Forever" by A.I. Steam features Pinky and the Brain.
    • "Gomez", in both cover art and sound, serves as an attempt by Tre to capture the spirit of the Fez soundtrack.
    • The name "TRVRWHTVR" exists largely as a reference to MSTRKRFT and STRFKR.

Before you go:

Until next time, tropers. ^_^

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