How did you first come across TVTropes?:

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1 BaronPraxis27th Nov 2011 07:44:28 AM , Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Just thought this would be an interesting thread. Sorry if it goes better in Yack Fest or something.

I first found this site about 3 or so years ago when I was bored one day and decided to Google Concerned. I loved the comic and wanted to see if there was anything else like it or discussion on it or something I guess. Instead I came across the TV Tropes page. I read through the whole thing and found a few other fun articles, like Swiss Moment and the Evil Overlord List I've loved the site ever since.

edited 27th Nov '11 7:44:55 AM by BaronPraxis

I googled Brother-Sister Incest, looking for Brother-Sister Incest. TV Tropes delivered.

Then I noticed that TV Tropes also categorizes all other kinds of incest.

Then I noticed that it also categorizes all other tropes.
When someone posted Orion's Arm's page in the project's worldbuilding mailing list/forum.

edited 27th Nov '11 8:18:37 AM by ManInGray

4 Qeise27th Nov 2011 09:34:40 AM from sqrt(-inf)/0 , Relationship Status: Waiting for you *wink*
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Somebody on readandfindout.com linked to a trope (possibly Heroes Want Redheads, not sure anymore) a couple of years ago.

edited 27th Nov '11 10:00:40 AM by Qeise

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5 Inhopelessguy27th Nov 2011 09:56:02 AM from Birmingham Ctl, UK , Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
It was a page I came across when hitting the random button on The Other Wiki.

Clicked on the homepage link, press random, and I started Wiki Walking.

That was in July 2010. I joined 18th June 2011, because I remember that was exactly one week before my History final exam.

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6 Mandemo27th Nov 2011 10:46:04 AM from Cookie Jar , Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
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Let me see...

I was going for Fallout wiki trough Google and accidentaly clicked wrong link. The rest is history.

Atleast, that's how I remember it. Could be mixing up with other things.
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Someone on a forum posted a link to Furry Confusion or something, and I got hooked for about a day. Then about a year later, I remember the name and go visit it on my own. This leads me into months of being addicted to TV Tropes, to the point where I'd keep the page up and just keep hitting random item when I'm bored, adding when I can. It took about six months for me to register for the forum, and another year to actually post on the forum. Somewhere in the middle of all that I proposed The World Is Just Awesome, and that was fun.
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8 Firebert27th Nov 2011 11:58:40 AM from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
I randomly checked out a thread on the Order Of The Stick forums, and somehow got linked here.
9 Michael27th Nov 2011 12:22:53 PM , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
So that's what this does
I think it was this now I think about it.
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10 3of427th Nov 2011 12:37:30 PM from Five Seconds in the Future. , Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
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Saw it mentioned a few times on another webforum, and after the third or so mention I figured it was worth looking into. I think first time I saw it mentioned I also saw a reply to it along the lines of "seems a lot of people are using that these days."

At the time it seemed odd to see that, as I was just hearing of the site, but in hindsight I agree.
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A search for too dumb to live brought me here.
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14 Wicked22327th Nov 2011 01:24:07 PM from Death Star in the forest
People linking to it in general conversation, really.
You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
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Cracked link.
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16 RocketDude27th Nov 2011 01:52:14 PM from AZ, United States
Face Time
I followed a link to More Dakka that someone posted on a FacePunch Studios thread.
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17 NickTheSwing27th Nov 2011 02:11:38 PM from Ya really wanna know? , Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
Swing, not Slide
My friend Eric was talking about tropes one day at school, so I went looking.
18 johnnyfog27th Nov 2011 03:31:24 PM from the Zocalo , Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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I really don't remember what drew me in. Scary.

I do remember that I ended up on the main page a few times, but I repeatedly hit DEL and ignored it.
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19 PinkHeartChainsaw27th Nov 2011 03:59:47 PM from Land of Rape and Honey
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I came across a thread on theescapist forums. My first link was actually Network Decay
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20 Excelion27th Nov 2011 05:24:18 PM from The Fatherland
My face when I can't remember.

I only know I was reading the Haruhi novels at the time, so it's likely linked to how I discovered this site.
21 TheEarthSheep27th Nov 2011 05:24:58 PM from a Pasture hexagon
Christmas Sheep
I remember it clearly. I was trolling on GameFAQs (I was new to the Internet and that's the best place I could think of). I was mostly on Skyward Sword's page (wasn't Skyward Sword back then, though, this is a few years ago and it was just "Legend of Zelda: Wii [Working Title]"), doing general Zelda discussion, and someone said "The plot to every game up to A Link to the Past is adequately explained by A Wizard Did It, and from then on it's Sealed Evil in a Can."

Dozens of week-long Wiki Walks later, and here I remain.
Still Sheepin'
22 wuggles27th Nov 2011 05:30:27 PM from Miami, FL , Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Some blog (that I can't find and never visited again) said that it was really addicting, and the rest is history.
23 MrMallard27th Nov 2011 05:53:02 PM from Australia, mate
I was looking for a webpage about Spliced, and stumbled across TV Tropes. That was roughly a year ago, and i'm still here.
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Lore Sj÷berg linked to it from his Slumbering Lungfish blog in 2007, not long before Deathly Hallows came out. I remember him wondering whether a lampshade hanging could, itself, be lampshaded. This was some time before Order Of The Stick actually did that.

edited 27th Nov '11 6:10:46 PM by DomaDoma

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25 Zendervai27th Nov 2011 06:32:23 PM from North Toronto , Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
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I had to write a paper on common elements in Space Opera. I got a B.
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