Tropers / bwburke94
Oh look, I've finally updated my image. And this caption is from years ago.

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

I'm a troper from Massachusetts. I'm also occasionally a fanfic writer and Let's Player... well, I would be, except for Schedule Slip.
I have received a Made of Win on two occasions:
A contribution I have made has been listed on Funny/TV Tropes on at least three occasions:

Tropes and Useful Notes applying to myself:

  • American Accents: Despite being from Massachusetts, I have a Vermont accent because I went to school in Vermont for a few years.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: I can never really focus on one thing at a ti- is that a puppy?
  • Asperger Syndrome: Does this really count as a trope? No, I suppose not. So why is this listed on my page?
  • Berserk Button: See also my own Fandom Berserk Button page.
    • 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 per wiki policy. She's renameable anyways.
      • If the spelling of the character's name is important to the work, you have no excuse.
    • Do not accuse me of being homosexual, racist, or a pedophile. EVER. note 
  • Camp Straight: Which is where all the rumors about my sexuality came from.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When I feel like being one.
  • 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. My teeth are a deadly weapon.
  • 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.
  • Too Many Babies: My family's a borderline example. 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. (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  had one new variant, for Gallifrey Base note .
    • The fourth incarnation introduced variants for (deep breath...) TV Tropes note , YouTube again note , Skype note , Fanfiction.Net again note , note , Twitter twice note , note , and so on. All previous variants were also revamped for the new color scheme.
    • The fourth-and-a-half incarnation (December 2015/January 2016) note  has far too many variants to note, as this was the point I started doing logo variants for every site I use the logo on.

Tropes applying to me as a gamer:

Tropes applying to my Let's Plays:

  • Old Shame: Any of my pre-2016 LPs. I'm surprised I was never Retsupuraed.

Tropes applying to me on This Very Wiki:

  • Catch-Phrase: In my edit summaries.
    • "CLOUD-TO-BUTT ALERT!" Context 
    • "It's Chekhov with an H." Context 
    • "It's spelled [name] dammit" Context 
    • "This is not Attack of the The Eye Creatures" Context 
    • "_______ are not _______." Context 
    • Former catchphrases:
      • "Anti-natter-fication" 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 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 Sock Puppet account. Its name, when anagrammed, foreshadowed the account's main purpose... which wouldn't become clear until over a year later in 2013.
    • I topped 2012's Smogon prank with a 2013 joke on a sports message board (which will remain unnamed) that I had set up with a gag on a different board in 2005.
  • 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 edit The Other Wiki. I have been blocked several times for trolling, usually on April 1. My main account was blocked years ago, so most of my edits nowadays are from one-shot throwaways.
  • I contributed to the Twitch Plays Pokémon season 1 lore on occasion, including devising the name "Gimmick" for the Black protagonist.