Tropers: Umbramatic

Umbramatic here!

I'm a huge fan of all sorts of stories across all forms of media. In particular, I like any decent fantasy and sci-fi, as long as it doesn't use too many of my pet peeve tropes, or use them too prominently. (In some cases, if the story is interesting enough, I may just ignore the pet peeve tropes and enjoy myself anyway.) I'm an aspiring fantasy writer and hope someday to write comics or novels, but I'll settle with nearly any form of storytelling to let my ideas loose. Unfortunately, I can sometimes have a hard time putting my ideas into writing.

After going through what can best be described as a mental breakdown, I actually emerged on the idealistic side of the sliding scale of idealism vs cynicism, as hard as it can be. My new perspective is that being depressed sucks, so I''m continually disgusted with the way Holywood, critics, etc. glorify the depressing. As a result, I'm something of an angst avoider, though, again, if the work is interesting enough I may just watch/read /play it anyway. Additionally, the cynicism of cynical works can occasionally be far more tolerable when the work is funny. I like funny.

The rest of the page is broken up into sections for whatever stuff I want to put on here.

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     Tropes I like using in my writing  

As an amateur writer, I use tropes all the time, but some stick out more than others. (Very much a WIP.)

     Pokedex Articles  

I'm a huge fan of Pokémon, and I've been so since its inception. So, it's only natural that I help with The Pokédex - Extended Fanon Edition . For the sake of keeping track (as well as blatant self-promotion), here's all the articles I've written (or rewritten) in order by National Dex number:

     WAAPT 

Also on the subject of Pokemon... I've been part of the RP We Are All Pokémon Trainers for over two years now, and it's been one heck of a wild ride. Here is an in-progress list of some highlights, both large and small. (Warning, heavy It Makes Sense in Context involved. If that's a problem just skip.)

My first post.

A reveal! (Long story behind that one, which I may also post here eventually.)

...And the heartwarming aftermath.

A bedtime story for a post-apocalyptic world.

The backstory of one particular Shiny Salamence.

And she dreamed of para, para, paradise~

Ship = canon~

The tragic tale of two villains.

The life of a germaphobic Rotom.

The beginning of my first anniversary celebration~ (It extends several pages past that, if you want to see all of it.)

A weirdness search.

Near-Breakup! (Don't worry, it gets better)

Ammy's beatdown of Ransei!Umbra.

Wham.

Beating a champ with style.

Mega Metagross Vs. Marowak

If you happen to be in the RP with me and know any more, feel free to suggest them.

Additionally, a quote of mine that was sigged (well, half of it is mine):

"HOW THE [FRILLISH] DID A MONKEY GET AHOLD OF MY HUSBAND'S SWORDS?!"

"<It was a magical monkey~>"

Also "Speak of the ghost lord and find him in your hat..."

    Fic Index 

Want something other than PEFE and R Ping? Here's an index of my fanfics:

The Long March Of Time: My first-ever posted fanfic, detailing my own take on the Pokemon world's history. Old, kinda bad, and permanently unfinished for reasons, but still fond of some parts and it's where I got my start, so I still listed it here. FFnet, Bulbagarden (Slightly less bad)

Green And White: Oneshot focusing on the story of Pokemon White (and some ancient history) from Reshiram's perspective. A few lines feel... weird to read now, but it's always been relatively popular on F Fnet and I'm actually planning out a sequel because I want to revisit Reshiram and N as characters. FFnet

Caging Destruction: A oneshot featuring the antics of Yveltal and Dialga's attempts to keep her in line. My first fic to be posted after a long hiatus, it was written as a Spiritual Successor to a contest entry I felt was too flawed to publish. FFnet, Serebii, Bulbagarden

Crater Dreams: Another oneshot. Like Caging Destruction, this was originally a story written for a contest. Unlike Caging Destruction, I actually revised the entry rather than overhauling it into a new story from scratch. As for what it's about... Well, you know how in ORAS Wallace mentions he's the descendant of the ancient Sootopolans? This goes into a bit more detail on that. FFnet, Serebii, Bulbagarden

     Vandalism  

Vandalism and such goes here: Umbramatic