Tropers / Coolman 229

"I ran really fast, and when I stopped, I discovered that socks have no traction."

"Don't worry, you have main character privileges."

A dude who loves to draw and come up with stories. He has a Deviant Art page, where he puts up his comics. He also writes some articles in his Deviant Art journal. He also has a Youtube channel, which now has some videos on it. And now he has a Tumblr! The story of how he came to TV Tropes is long forgotten, but it probably had something to do with his roommate. He loves happy endings, but isn't above subverting it for a story.

My Analysis page is no longer a Quotes page!

He also writes fanfic now.

Tropes pertaining to this man:

  • Affectionate Parody: My comics do this all the time.
  • Archive Binge: Attempted on the Pokémon anime, only for Mega Upload to be taken down.
  • Art Evolution: My drawing ability has significantly improved since I started doing comics. Very noticeable if you look at my early comics, then look at my doodles that I do now.
  • Author Appeal: I love clever, manipulative villains that are smart enough to run away or surrender, or have a back-up plan so that they never lose, per se. Almost all major villains in my stories will be like this, mostly modeled after pre-RE5 Wesker. One comic that I'm planning has an entire act where the villains are nothing but this.
  • Ban on Politics: I have this on my Pacho & Jimmy comics. After some...lackluster comics centered on politics. I may draw some political comics, but it won't be Pacho & Jimmy. Though that doesn't mean I won't make the occasional political joke, but I won't do any comics all about them.
  • Berserk Button: Go ahead. Ask me why I hate Death Note. And just tell me how Light is just like Lelouch.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: I try not to resort to violence, but I don't like it when people piss me off. I can work around getting pissed off by turning it into humor, but sometimes...I just want to deck some people. Thankfully, I've never done anything worse than a Dope Slap. I may say that I am annoyed if I can't take it.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: TV Tropes and Tumblr don't help.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Too many times.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: Only if I really like them. Other than that I'm fine.
  • Catch-Phrase: Nathan Fillion is always relevant!!note 
    • Or "Elaborate Fire Nation Trap!"note 
    • "Or something like that." I've managed to turn stupid things I've said funny with this line.
  • Chaste Hero/Celibate Hero: I really don't get flirting. I'm really bad at it. And I'm not interested in sex. That can wait until marriage.
  • Christianity Is Catholic: Averted. Bugs THE CRAP out of me. Whenever you see Christianity in television, it's always Catholic. I don't have a lot of problems with Catholics, but for the love of God! There are other sects! What about Baptist, Protestant or non-denominational churches?
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: I always say odd things and act oddly. It's not that I'm really nuts (though that's a distinct possibility), it's just more fun.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: People tell me that I'm a Chick Magnet, but I don't see it. Maybe that's why I'm clueless?
  • Covert Pervert: Most people couldn't tell..... I'm not proud of it....
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Improving to save not one but two theater class plays. Once was my Theater II class, and we were performing Neil Simon's Rumors. I was Ernie, and when a friend playing Ken came in after shooing out officer Welch, he shut the prop door too hard and it fell on the guy playing Glenn. It only bumped his head on the way down, but those doors are heavy and he didn't flinch. Everyone on stage, in the audience, and our senior director all gasped. I ran along with Ken across the stage to pick up the door. While doing that I shoutednote  "Good God, Ken! Why did you break the door?!" and he replied "I'm sorry!" Everyone in the audience laughed, as well as our senior director, and was considered the highlight of the night. Later my theater teacher praised me for being the only person to not break character.
    • In my Theater III class, we performed Jake's Womennote , and as I was the only guy in the class, I was Jake. Much of the play was just me monologuing to the audience, so I was alone most of the time. There was one scene were the girl playing my wife Maggie suddenly skipped to the part where she leaves, and we hadn't done half the scene. I was at a loss, all alone on the stage stuck in the middle of an unfinished scene. I just started complaining to the audience about hernote . Then after what I guess was about 30 seconds she came back and we finished the scene. I don't remember what I said, I just know that it went over well and the audience didn't notice.
    • One timenote , when I was playing Counter Strike 1.6 in my high school library, I did something ridiculously awesome. I was playing on the Counter-Terrorist side against one guy on Assault with gravity turned down to about 200 or 400. I bought a Deaglenote  and just decided to go with that. Within about 20 seconds of the match starting, my opponent jumped off of the warehouse roof and went flying through the air. Without thinking, I turned up and fired one shot. Headshot. I won. That was pretty much the highlight of my day.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: I can usually adapt to controls pretty well, but gosh darnit, Kingdom Hearts had such a backwards control schemenote  (X for attack and O for jump) I kept jumping when I wanted to attack and attacking when I tried to jump. It was almost completely unplayable.
  • Deconstructive Parody: This also happens in my comics.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Story of my life.
  • Doing It for the Art: The reason I do comics, and take the time to accurately represent video game and anime characters.
  • Ear Worm: Some songs just don't leave.
  • Entry Pimp: I become this sometimes if I get into something. For an example, check the Continuity Nod page, and go to Adventure Time under Western Animation. Most all of that is mine. I created that entry and did everything except for part of Goliad and Beyond this Earthly Realm. note 
  • Failed a Spot Check: I've done this a number of times, but I'll always spot a penny on the ground.
  • Fan Web Comic: I'm planning some of these. Specifically for Metal Gear Solid, Pokemon, Mass Effect and Adventure Timenote .
  • Running Gag: Bushbabies.note 
    • Salad/bread/pudding is for wimps and it gives you cancer!note 
    • No, Lokinote 
  • Self-Deprecation: Some of my humor comes from this.
  • Series Continuity Error: I have stumbled into these with my Pacho & Jimmy comics sometimes, like accidentally switching two characters'note  names for a good half a year. I lampshaded it and explained that they experimented with switching names and hypnotized everyone to do so. This caused Paranoia Fuel for the character it was explained tonote .
  • Serious Business: If you want to discuss something with me that I know a lot about (Metal Gear Solid, Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, Batman, Anime in general), be prepared to be destroyed with information. I also get worked up if people insult Pokémon, Zelda, MLP, or anime (among other things) without any real argument.
  • Shrinking Violet: I may not look it at first, but I am shy.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: A friend of a Tumblr friend seems to have something against me. I was told I'm his archnemesis. I've embraced it.
    • And it turned out to be a hoax created by a friend.
    • And apparently he's all into my being his archnemesis now...
  • Stick Figure Comic: I started out doing comics like this, mostly themed on video games like Resident Evil and Half-Life. The most prominent being a Super Smash Bros. themed one called Tales of Brawl: An Adventure Through Melee, that featured stick figure versions of Smash Bros characters finding out about Brawl. I only did one issue that was four pages, but it was fun to do.
  • Socially-Awkward Hero: I'm willing to help people, but when it comes to social stuff.....yeah...and girls? Yeah...
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Often in Joseph DeCreaux form, and when playing video games, often done during a Crowning Moment of Awesome or when I Take a Level in Badass. I like to say these when it's funny. Especially when it's funny.
  • Stereotype Flip: I'm a born and raised Texan. No, I don't speak in a southern drawl, I do not own a horse, I don't wear a cowboy hatnote , and I have never been to a rodeo. I'm a rather meek guy who's rather geeky.
  • Stop Being Stereotypical: I do not appreciate Texan stereotypes, as seen above. And those crazy "Fundamentalists" who bash gays and condemn everyone that's not them aren't real Christians. I'd rather not be grouped with them. You're supposed to speak in love, not hate. Hate the sin, not the sinner.
  • The Teetotaler: After accidentally tasting beer at a young age, I don't look to try it again.
  • The Quiet One: When I'm not jumping around and yelling, I'm this. Due to my shyness, if I'm not totally comfortable in my surroundings, or I don't have anything to say, I become this. Often borders on being stoic.

     A Few of My Favorite Things 

     Things that I do not like 

Happens quite a bit when I don't like what's happening in a show/game, or it's just ambiguous. Here are some notable ones:

  • Code Geass: Euphemia and Shirley were actually turned into Cyborg Ninjas after their deaths. They then went on secret missions, Time Crisis style! Time Crisis: Area Eleven!
  • Death Note:
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender/Avatar: The Legend of Korra:
    • The Duke is Lin Bei Fong's father.
    • Given how Iroh treated Zuko and those children in The Tale of Iroh, just think of how he would treat Zuko's daughter. He would treat her like his own granddaughter and be the most awesome great uncle ever. Then you remember that she named her son Iroh. Iroh II is now a walking Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
    • The prosecutor at Yakone's trial is Bolin and Mako's grandmother. There is absolutely no evidence to this. Just an idea. As for why we never heard of her.... Yakone did break out of jail......
  • Avatar: The Legend of Korra: As far as I'm concerned (and until season 2 gives us something better), the last several minutes of Endgame didn't happen. Everything after Aang tells Korra that she's unlocked her spiritual side didn't happen, and Mako realized he was becoming a douche and apologizes to Asami and reconciles with her, realizing that his brother Bolinnote  is better for Korra and his feelings are merely platonic. Korra then spends the foreseeable future learning her spiritual side and eventually learning how to regain her ability to bend Water, Earth, and Fire and restore bending in others. And it was Bolin who went out to Korra instead of Mako, because he got shafted.
    • Personally, I'd call season 1 "Book 1: Amon" and rewrite the last 5 episodes. Everything up to episode 7 was great. Amazing, even if the love triangle got in the way of telling the story. But after that, Korra lets Mako go. This ends the Love Triangle. At this point, Bolin is there to help Korra. I'd start with them growing closer as Mako gets shifted to the background and become The Lancer and Asami's boyfriend. I'd like to have him reveal what happened to him and Bolin after their parents died to Asami, and how they got into Pro Bending. I'd even like to see that he is terrified of his firebending since a firebender killed his parents. Everything would pretty much happen the same, with all the attention and scenes focused on Mako and Korra given to Bolin and Korra. That takes all of the romance drama out. When Korra is kidnapped, Tenzin is the one who gets intense about finding her, while Bolin is worried sick. Korra doesn't unlock all of the Yakone story. I'd rather her do it a little more slowly, using this time to get more in line with her spiritual side. It'd be nice if we saw Korra meditating more throughout episodes 2-7. If she got better glimpses throughout, it wouldn't be so sudden. After the rescue Tenzin carries her to Oogie, with Lin telling everyone to give her space, and Bolin takes care of Korra. She realizes that he really cares about her. Team Avatar would have some sort of bonding moment. Then we get to Amon's backstory. I like him being Tarrlok's brother, but he should have been a non-bender. His hatred of benders should have been from his father and Tarrlok's cruelty. His ability to remove bending should be Energybending, which he should have learned from a spiritnote . I'd like to see him use Energybending like Yakone and Tarrlok use Bloodbending. Amon would still remove Korra's bending, Korra wouldn't Airbend, instead activate the Avatar State, defeating Amon (who escapes and would be assumed dead) and destroying a good chunk of the building they're in. Amon would use this against her later against her. Everything else would still happen, and the Equalists would be defeated. Korra would go out to the cliff and cry, Aang pops up, and tells her that when we're at our lowest we're open up to the greatest change. He would give her hope by telling her that there is a way to get her bending back, but she's going to have to master her spiritual side and basically reconnect to the elements. Not like the other series, but she'd have to get used to not having bending. Bolin would come up to her and ask her who she's talking to. She'd then hug him, and they'd have a tender moment (not kiss, though. That would be saved for later). In season 2 she'd have to learn Airnote  and gain the ability to give other people back their bending. Maybe the season finale. It would have been so much better that way.
  • [Prototype]: I like to think that Alex spared Karen Parker. She really didn't want to betray him in the first place. She was strong-armed by Blackwatch. And given that Alex has had Character Development I think it would be nice for him not to eat her. Not to mention, what better way to help her get out than to pull a Faking the Dead by making everyone think she was nommed by Alex?.
    • And let's just forget [Prototype2]. I don't like the idea of Alex Mercer as the bad guy. It goes against the Character Development that he got in the first game. It also destroys the interesting Anti-Hero from Prototype 1 by turning him into a Generic Doomsday Villain. Though his plan was actually pretty well thought out, I would have preferred him to use that plan to get rid of the virus rather than spread it. I think that would be more in line with what he did in the first game.

I have a rule about shipping. I really only like parings that make sense in context of the story or how they are portrayed. This doesn't mean that it needs to be canon, but it should at least have some evidence to back it up or at least have potential. Ships like Lelouch/Shirley, Bolin/Korra, and Link/Maronnote  are ones I support. Though I do have a few crackships. I don't hate anyone for shipping differently, and I don't hate characters for getting in the way. It's a fun thing to do, and we should respect it, no matter how absurd it can getnote .

     Good Dubs 
For the whole Subbing vs. Dubbing debate, I find the argument of "purists" rather elitist. There are good dubs, there are bad dubs, and here are a few of my favorites:

     Favorite Game Stories