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
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
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
Laws are made to be broken. You're next, thermodynamics.
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.
I'm different to everyone, just like anyone else.
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.
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.
I'm pretty sure the concept of Law having limits was a translation error. -Wanderlustwarrior
That One Guy
I randomly checked out a thread on the Order Of The Stick forums, and somehow got linked here.
So that's what this does
I think it was this now I think about it.
I don't always dream, but when I do, I dream of electric sheep.
Just a harmless giant from a foreign land.
Darths & Droids is to blame.
LMage: NO ONE ASKED FOR YOUR WITCHCRAFT THREE
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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.
Princess Ymir's knightess
A search for too dumb to live brought me here.
You exist because we allow it and you will end because we demand it.
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!
If you don't like a single Frank Ocean song, you have no soul.
Tumblr | "Hipsters: the most dangerous gang in the US." - Pacific Mackerel
Swing, not Slide
My friend Eric was talking about tropes one day at school, so I went looking.
Actual Wrestling Legend
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.
I'm a skeptical squirrel
I came across a thread on theescapist forums. My first link was actually Network Decay
"If there is a hole then it's a man's job to thrust into it" - Ryoma from New Getter Robo
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.
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.
Some blog (that I can't find and never visited again) said that it was really addicting, and the rest is history.
As rare as dolphin's teeth
I was looking for a webpage about Spliced, and stumbled across TV Tropes. That was roughly a year ago, and i'm still here.
Video games, man.
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
Hail Martin Septim!
I had to write a paper on common elements in Space Opera. I got a B.
Everyone is a little bit insane. It makes the world so much more interesting!