Tropers: bwburke94

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Hey, this is bwburke94!

Enough expository banter! Today we fight like men! And ladies! And ladies who dress like men! For bwburke94... IT IS DESCRIBING TIME!

Hey, this is bwburke94! I'm a troper just like you, from Massachusetts. I'm also occasionally a fanfic writer and Let's Player... well, I would be, except for Schedule Slip. I discovered TV Tropes in 2009 when I googled Kaizo Trap. Don't ask me how I remember that, it's an aspie thing.

My name is Brendan. Not a very common name for fictional characters, huh? But if you misspell my name because you're an idiot, feel my pain.

My username is bwburke94 with all lowercase letters, and is custom titled that way. I highly recommend you pay attention to that.
I have received a Made of Win on two occasions:
An edit I have made has been listed on Funny/TV Tropes on at least two occasions:

Fanfics I have written include:


Tropes applying to myself:

  • American Accents: Despite being from Massachusetts, I have a Vermont accent because I went to school in Vermont for four and a half years.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: I can never really focus on one thing at a ti-PUPPY!
  • Asperger Syndrome: Does this really count as a trope?
  • Berserk Button:
    • Do not misspell the name of a major character in whatever work you are discussing. Especially on This Very Wiki.
      • When discussing Final Fantasy VII proper, her name is Aeris, not Aerith. NO EXCEPTIONS. I've edit warred with my brother on The Other Wiki over that one, but I leave it alone here unless it's a direct quotation. She's renameable anyways.
      • If the spelling of the character's name is important to the work (Near's real name in Death Note to give one example), you have no excuse.
    • Do not accuse me of being homosexual, racist, or a pedophile. EVER. note 
    • Do not treat me like I'm still a little kid. EVER.
  • Camp Straight: Which is where all the rumors about my sexuality came from.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Some of my tweets can be like this. See here.
  • Game Mod: I'm a romhacker. I deliberately avoid hacking Super Mario World due to Sturgeon's Law - but I'm open to hacking any other (cartridge-based) game.
  • Genre Savvy:
    • So you think that aspies Will Not Tell a Lie? Watch your stereotypes be proven wrong. I can be surprisingly deceptive at times.
    • TV Tropes Has Ruined My Life, so I can see plot twists coming from a mile away... but I was like that even before then.
  • Gentle Giant: Except when I'm angry. And you do not want to get me angry.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: I used to wear blue clothes, as opposed to my brother's red. Nowadays, the "tag" has shifted to our accents.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: Yes, this even applies when we're all the same age.
  • One of the Kids: I'm in college, and I occasionally talk to inanimate objects. I've exaggerated this trope sometimes to annoy my brother.
    Me: Hi pillow. You're my friend.
    My brother: SHUT UP FAG.
  • Real Name as an Alias: My name is Brendan W. Burke. The 94 comes from the fact that the name "bwburke" was taken on my first email provider. Yes, I was using my initials and last name as an alias before HC Bailly was.
  • Too Many Babies: My family's a borderline. I'm a quadruplet, but my mom didn't have any other kids.
  • Younger Than They Look: Whenever I decide to go a while without shaving, the result is this. Though I don't have a fake ID for beer-drinking purposes. I promise. (Yes, this and One of the Kids at the same time.)

Tropes applying to my "Circle B" logo and its later variants:

  • Logo Joke: Several - most of which were recreated when I updated my logo later on.
    • The original Circle B (September 2013) had only one variant, coloring the circle red and white (mimicking a Poké Ball) for Pokémon fansites.
    • The second incarnation of the logo (February 2014) had three variants — the Pokémon variant returned, along with new variants for Fanfiction.net note  and the Out Of The Park Baseball forums note .
    • The third incarnation of the logo (September 2014) introduced three new variants, all involving changing the B to another letter: two for my bwburkeMusic and bwburkeGaming YouTube channels note , and one for my 20th birthday Facebook profile picture note . In addition, the OOTP variant was redesigned note  to avoid confusion between my avatar and that of a forum administrator.
    • The third-and-a-half incarnation (November 2014) note  has one new variant so far, for Gallifrey Base note .

Tropes applying to my fanfics:

Tropes applying to me as a gamer:

Tropes applying to my Let's Plays:

  • Old Shame: Any of my pre-2014 LPs. I'm surprised I was never Retsupuraed.

Tropes applying to me on This Very Wiki:

  • Catch Phrase: In my edit summaries.
    • "Anti-natter-fication" Context 
    • "Examples are not recent"/"Example ceased to be recent in (year)" Context 
    • "This is not Attack of the The Eye Creatures" Context 
    • "Into every generation, ________ is born" Context 

Tropes applying to my other Internet hobbies:

  • I was a regular on BrantSteele (the site with the Hunger Games simulator) long before it became popular.
  • Ascended Meme: I named my Wikia bot account "Quit In Protest Bot", as a reference to my now-infamous rant on Survivor ORG Wiki.
  • Overly Preprepared Gag: Seems to be my specialty.
    • I joined Smogon in 2010 specifically to make a Metang@ joke on New Year's Eve of 2012, two and a half years later. The site admins were not amused.
    • In early 2012, I created a new Wikipedia account. Its name, when anagrammed, foreshadowed my main April Fools' prank of 2013.
    • I topped 2012's Smogon prank with a 2013 joke on a certain sports message board (which will remain unnamed) that I had set up with a gag on a different board in 2005. Yep, an eight-year setup.
  • Significant Anagram: I tend to anagram my name or my other common aliases when I need to act "anonymously". It never works.

Other info about me related to This Very Wiki:

Lastly, some random crap:

  • I voted Obama in 2012, though it was an anti-Romney vote rather than a pro-Obama vote. After four years of dealing with each of themnote , I would have preferred to Take a Third Option, but I couldn't because America sucks like that.
  • I edit The Other Wiki. I have been blocked several times for trolling, usually on April 1. To be specific, I had accounts temporarily blocked on April 1 every year from 2006 to 2012, and again in 2014.
  • I contributed to the Twitch Plays Pokémon lore on occasion, including devising the name "Gimmick" for the Black protagonist. Contrary to popular belief, I wasn't the one who came up with "Allons-y" for the pre-crash Black 2 protagonist.