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Tightwire
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05:05:04 PM Aug 29th 2014
I realised TV Tropes had conquered my life on the day when, during the discussion of a movie, I quoted the title of a page in the assumption that the other person knew what the hell I was talking about.
idiodabble
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02:56:35 PM Aug 19th 2014
A similar phenomenon happens with music appreciation: you begin to enjoy some songs much more, while other songs lose their appeal. You learn to appreciate the complexities of jazz or really interesting chord progressions*, then get annoyed at every pop song's use of 1-5-6-4. Would this be worth mentioning on the page?

  • for one of my favorite examples: Danny Elfman's This Is Halloween
SeptimusHeap
01:27:57 AM Aug 20th 2014
I suspect that is more akin to Ear Worm. I don't think it's related tough - there is a difference between liking something and spending time obsessively on it.
itchylol
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08:03:15 PM Nov 22nd 2013
I read this website for 8 hours today. The sad part was that 80% of the tropes I already read.

HELP ME
Telcontar
moderator
02:12:54 AM Nov 23rd 2013
Here are the forums. Have fun wasting even more time! ;D
hagagaga
topic
05:56:24 AM Jul 21st 2013
I propose changing "7+ hour" to "16+ hour" because I and several others have been on this site continuously for 16-20 hours at a time before.
XplodingCobra
02:24:15 PM Feb 4th 2014
Buddy, right at this moment in time, my wife is supremely pissed that I've been on here almost continuously for more than two weeks - to include 20+ hour days EVERY day. I haven't done something this retarded since I was in the Army and didn't have a choice.
Tightwire
05:05:54 PM Aug 29th 2014
How about you compromise and make it 12+ hours?
pittsburghmuggle
topic
02:11:28 AM Jan 29th 2013
I'd like to add that if you hit the "random page" option and it takes you to a page you've already read - forget it, your life is over.
TheAnswer
topic
09:41:42 PM Jan 12th 2013
Averted (or is it Subverted?) with me, I am in full control of all the Tropes I read.
Telcontar
moderator
01:12:15 AM Jan 13th 2013
That's what they want you to think.
youwhat
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11:15:13 PM Oct 31st 2011
I have probably averted this trope, but seriously. I started with one tab, and ended up with 22. Gosh dang it to heck!
LiberatedLiberater
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06:37:16 AM Oct 9th 2011
Why is this page locked again?
Icarael
02:56:29 AM Oct 31st 2011
It's Administrivia. It's the sort of thing only the guys upstairs can edit.
pittsburghmuggle
02:12:46 AM Jan 29th 2013
I wish those guys upstairs would turn down their music. I'm trying to trope!
IMayBeInsane
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09:23:57 PM Jul 8th 2011
Amazon.com does this, but with it's WISHLIST button.... Tell me you haven't gone to Amazon.com, wishlisted something... Then saw something you liked in their "customers also bought..." section and tabbed all five of those... And so on and so forth.

I'm going through the playstation 1 section right now... And I still have 60+ tabs to go...

Looking at my other window... I've got another 30 tabs for TV Tropes.org... Half of them left up from yesterday....

SOMEONE SAVE ME!
kd7sov
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06:05:34 AM Oct 30th 2010
Should I be scared that, in the linked image at the bottom, I was able to specifically identify the open window as the relevant Crowning Moment of Heartwarming page?

I admit, this has more to do with the fact that I know the named Next Generation episode than with my familiarity with CMOH pages, but.
macroscopic
07:13:09 PM Oct 31st 2010
edited by macroscopic
Look at the address bar, it's TearJerker.Live Action TV. :p
90.32.42.186
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04:53:11 PM Jun 19th 2010
edited by 90.32.42.186
Damn straight.

I am not that concerned with actual tropes in media, you'd be a wally if you hadn't noticed them (i.e. most horror films - cutest girl lives, randiest girls die roughly in order of how quickly they get undressed). Problem is, this bloody site. So I'm reading about being a Cloudcuckoolander and thinking it sounds like me on a good day. And I see something interesting so I open it in a new tab. And then here;s something else. And something else. And horrid horrid Firefox is able to quit and save my open tabs for later. I now have to turn off Wi Fi when reloading Firefox so the poor thing doesn't spend two minutes reloading everything. Whinge! Wail! Woe is me! Wanna know what TV Tropes did to My So-Called Life?

[ps: as I have not created for myself a user profile, you cannot contact me, thus I shall point out that this is sardonic sarcasm, in case you somehow managed to miss that]
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