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So, hi. Rambler here. I [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/MidnightRambler write ponies]]. I come to TV Tropes to talk about writing ponies and occasionally about [[TheBeautifulGame football]], and that's pretty much all I do here anymore. I have made ''some'' contributions to the wiki, though; they're listed below.

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So, hi. Rambler here. I [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/MidnightRambler I write ponies]]. I come to TV Tropes to talk about writing ponies and occasionally about [[TheBeautifulGame football]], and that's pretty much all I do here anymore. I have made ''some'' contributions to the wiki, though; they're listed below.


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Why, hello there.

I hail from the Great and Glorious Kingdom of the Netherlands - more specifically, from its second-largest city, Rotterdam. I was spawned there in 1993, carrying a beautiful set of XY chromosomes. Right now, I am a student of [[NikolaTesla Electrical Engineering]]. That's right... [[TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny taste my lightning]].

I like beer, cheese, singing, cycling trips, women, [[SpotOfTea tea]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feyenoord Feyenoord]], playing keyboards, cheap Scotch whisky, European history, Creator/GeorgeOrwell and Music/FrankZappa.

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!!Tropes that apply to me:

[[folder:A lot of tropes]]

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Why, hello there.

So, hi. Rambler here. I hail from [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/MidnightRambler write ponies]]. I come to TV Tropes to talk about writing ponies and occasionally about [[TheBeautifulGame football]], and that's pretty much all I do here anymore. I have made ''some'' contributions to the Great and Glorious Kingdom of the Netherlands - more specifically, from its second-largest city, Rotterdam. I was spawned there in 1993, carrying a beautiful set of XY chromosomes. Right now, I am a student of [[NikolaTesla Electrical Engineering]]. That's right... [[TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny taste my lightning]].

I like beer, cheese, singing, cycling trips, women, [[SpotOfTea tea]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feyenoord Feyenoord]], playing keyboards, cheap Scotch whisky, European history, Creator/GeorgeOrwell and Music/FrankZappa.

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!!Tropes that apply to me:

[[folder:A lot of tropes]]
wiki, though; they're listed below.

!!Articles I've started:

[[AC:Tropes]]



* AlwaysMale: Last I checked...
* AmbiguousDisorder: Ambiguous Asperger's, to be specific. Even after extensive examination over the course of several years, the psychologists couldn't decide whether I had Asperger's or not. Their final report states that I 'probably' have it.
* BadassBiker: On a ''bicycle'', that is. Who needs combustion engines when you have [[LargeHam PURE]] [[RatedMForManly MANLY]] [[LargeHam MUSCLE]]?! [[BadassBoast My personal record is 230 kilometres (about 140 miles) in one day - on a 3-speed utility bicycle, not a racing bicycle.]]
* BadassLongcoat: I rarely wear it anymore, though - it's AwesomeButImpractical.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: I think this trope applies to most of RealLife.
* BlackComedy: I love this trope, to the point where my jokes actually scare some people.
* CasanovaWannabe: What I lack in charisma and social skills, I make up for with guts and determination.
* CursedWithAwesome: My Ambiguous Asperger's.
* DeadpanSnarker: On occasion.
* EntryPimp
* GlovedFistOfDoom
* GrammarNazi
* GratuitousGerman: I do this ''a lot'', [[SelfDemonstratingArticle weil die deutsche Sprache mir sehr gefällt und ich sie gerne besser lernen möchte.]]
* HardOnSoftScience
* HorribleHistoryMetal: I once wrote a metal song called "Foot Soldiers Of The Revolution", about the SpanishCivilWar.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KinseyScale: To quote Susan [[QuoteMine (ridiculously out-of-context)]] in [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2006-03-29 this]] ''ElGoonishShive'' strip, 'A solid '''zero'''. I take pride in this score.'
* LawfulNeutral: Emphasis on the "Lawful". A love of order and structure is absolutely central to my Ambiguous Asperger's.
* LudicrousPrecision: Inverted. Having taken quite a lot of physics and engineering classes, I automatically round off any number - whether it's the time of day, a sum of money, or some measured value - to a relevant level of precision, even in conversation.
* MemeticMolester: A popular subject of jokes among my friends.
* MinMaxing: For most of my childhood, I was [[WiseBeyondTheirYears ridiculously far ahead of everyone]] in analytical thinking and general knowledge... but I royally sucked at [[NoSocialSkills social interaction]] and anything requiring fine motor skill. Over the years, it's balanced itself out somewhat, but nowhere near completely.
* PatrioticFervor: I'm very fond of my country and its national symbols (such as the flag, the monarchy and the national anthem).
* RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: In the front lines for the Enlightenment side!
* SerialTweaker
* StraightEdge: Not really, but unlike many of my friends, I have never touched tobacco or drugs, nor do I intend to. Alcohol is fine with me.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: I'm very much on the Performer end.
* ThemeMusicPowerup: Certain songs really unleash the beast in me.
* ThickerThanWater: Any discussion I have with people on the subject of biological vs. social definitions of parenthood - be it in RealLife, on Website/{{Facebook}} or on TheseVeryFora - tends to go very sour very quickly.
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife: Your sleep schedule, to be specific.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: I've lived and breathed by this trope since I was 2 or 3 years old. As mentioned above, I was born in the Netherlands in 1993; hear me out about history, music or politics [[ThrowingDownTheGauntlet if you like]].
* YankTheDogsChain: I've lost count of the times when I was really looking forward to a date of one kind or another, and the girl ''called it off'' (usually due to practical reasons, though I [[ParanoiaFuel suspect]] some of them might have been making up excuses).
[[/folder]]

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!!Stuff I like:


[[folder:BoardGames]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Carcassonne}}''
* ''{{Mahjong}}'': Not [[VideoGame/{{Shanghai}} what the internet thinks it is]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'': So dependent on luck with the dice that it might as well be called "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_the_Goose Game of the Goose]] for advanced players", but fun nonetheless.
* ''{{Risk}}'': The greatest board game ever devised by man.
* ''SettlersOfCatan''

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* AlwaysMale: Last I checked...
CavalryRefusal
* AmbiguousDisorder: Ambiguous Asperger's, to be specific. Even after extensive examination over the course of several years, the psychologists couldn't decide whether I had Asperger's or not. Their final report states that I 'probably' have it.
HomeByChristmas
* BadassBiker: On a ''bicycle'', that is. Who needs combustion engines when you have [[LargeHam PURE]] [[RatedMForManly MANLY]] [[LargeHam MUSCLE]]?! [[BadassBoast My personal record is 230 kilometres (about 140 miles) in one day - on a 3-speed utility bicycle, not a racing bicycle.]]
HorribleHistoryMetal
* BadassLongcoat: I rarely wear it anymore, though - it's AwesomeButImpractical.
MadLibMetalLyrics
* BlackAndGrayMorality: I think this trope applies to most of RealLife.
QuirkyNeighbourCountry
* BlackComedy: I love this trope, to the point where my jokes actually scare some people.
SarcasticTitle
* CasanovaWannabe: What I lack in charisma and social skills, I make up for with guts and determination.
SingerSongwriter
* CursedWithAwesome: My Ambiguous Asperger's.
UnfortunateItemSwap

[[AC:Works]]
* DeadpanSnarker: On occasion.
''Literature/HomageToCatalonia''
* EntryPimp
''TabletopGame/{{Kings}}''
* GlovedFistOfDoom
''Literature/MaxHavelaar''

[[AC:UsefulNotes]]
* GrammarNazi
UsefulNotes/{{Pillarisation}}
* GratuitousGerman: I do this ''a lot'', [[SelfDemonstratingArticle weil die deutsche Sprache mir sehr gefällt und ich sie gerne besser lernen möchte.]]
* HardOnSoftScience
* HorribleHistoryMetal: I once wrote a metal song called "Foot Soldiers Of The Revolution", about the SpanishCivilWar.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KinseyScale: To quote Susan [[QuoteMine (ridiculously out-of-context)]] in [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2006-03-29 this]] ''ElGoonishShive'' strip, 'A solid '''zero'''. I take pride in this score.'
* LawfulNeutral: Emphasis on the "Lawful". A love of order and structure is absolutely central to my Ambiguous Asperger's.
* LudicrousPrecision: Inverted. Having taken quite a lot of physics and engineering classes, I automatically round off any number - whether it's the time of day, a sum of money, or some measured value - to a relevant level of precision, even in conversation.
* MemeticMolester: A popular subject of jokes among my friends.
* MinMaxing: For most of my childhood, I was [[WiseBeyondTheirYears ridiculously far ahead of everyone]] in analytical thinking and general knowledge... but I royally sucked at [[NoSocialSkills social interaction]] and anything requiring fine motor skill. Over the years, it's balanced itself out somewhat, but nowhere near completely.
* PatrioticFervor: I'm very fond of my country and its national symbols (such as the flag, the monarchy and the national anthem).
* RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: In the front lines for the Enlightenment side!
* SerialTweaker
* StraightEdge: Not really, but unlike many of my friends, I have never touched tobacco or drugs, nor do I intend to. Alcohol is fine with me.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: I'm very much on the Performer end.
* ThemeMusicPowerup: Certain songs really unleash the beast in me.
* ThickerThanWater: Any discussion I have with people on the subject of biological vs. social definitions of parenthood - be it in RealLife, on Website/{{Facebook}} or on TheseVeryFora - tends to go very sour very quickly.
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife: Your sleep schedule, to be specific.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears:
UsefulNotes/StandardEuropeanPoliticalLandscape

!!Articles
I've lived and breathed by this trope since I was 2 or 3 years old. As mentioned above, I was born in the Netherlands in 1993; hear me out about history, music or politics [[ThrowingDownTheGauntlet if you like]].
significantly rewritten and/or expanded:

* YankTheDogsChain: I've lost count of the times when I was really looking forward to a date of one kind or another, and the girl ''called it off'' (usually due to practical reasons, though I [[ParanoiaFuel suspect]] some of them might have been making up excuses).
[[/folder]]

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!!Stuff I like:


[[folder:BoardGames]]
''Film/BattleOfBritain''
* ''TabletopGame/{{Carcassonne}}''
* ''{{Mahjong}}'': Not [[VideoGame/{{Shanghai}} what the internet thinks it is]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'': So dependent on luck with the dice that it might as well be called "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_the_Goose Game of the Goose]] for advanced players", but fun nonetheless.
* ''{{Risk}}'': The greatest board game ever devised by man.
* ''SettlersOfCatan''
Music/RobertJohnson



* ''Web Of Power''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:ComicBooks]]
* Several (Dutch translations of) FrancoBelgianComics, from my father's collection:
** ''{{Asterix}}''
** ''BarbeRouge''
** ''BlakeAndMortimer''
** ''{{Blueberry}}''
** ''GastonLagaffe''
** ''LuckyLuke''
** ''Luc Orient''
** ''{{Valerian}}'' (called ''Ravian'' in the Dutch version)
* ''[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Donald Duck]]'' (especially the DonRosa stories)
* ''TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers''
* ''Agent 327''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film]]
* ''ApocalypseNow'': The most hauntingly beautiful film I've ever seen.
* ''BattleOfBritain''
* ''BlackSnakeMoan'': This film brings together two major sources of badassitude in American culture: [[{{Blues}} The Blues]], and SamuelLJackson. [[PulpFiction 'THE BLUES, MOTHERFUCKER! DO YOU SING IT?!']]
* ''TheBluesBrothers'': The funniest film I've ever seen. The suits, the lines, the music, the moves... these guys are [[IAmTheTrope coolness incarnate]].
* ''BloodDiamond''
* ''ABridgeTooFar''
* ''ABugsLife''
* ''AClockworkOrange'': See under "Literature".
* ''[[TheConformist Il Conformista]]''
* ''TheConstantGardener''
* ''{{Grindhouse}}''
* ''[[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame The Hunchback Of Notre Dame]]''
* ''IndianaJones'': All three. Oh, and that Crystal Skull business.
* ''KillBill''
* ''TheLionKing'': Meant for small children, I know, but it comes back for me to obsess over every few years. Also, it has JamesEarlJones.
* ''TheLongestDay''
* ''MontyPython'' films:
** ''And Now For Something Completely Different''
** ''MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''
** ''MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian''
** ''MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife''
* ''Die Mörder sind unter uns''
* ''TheMuppetChristmasCarol''
* ''TheProducers''
* ''PulpFiction'': Some films have characters in them who are so funny, adorable and/or {{Badass}} that they're just... just... awesome. ''Pulp Fiction'' is ''filled to the brim'' with such characters. The dialogue is awesome, too.
* ''ReservoirDogs'': You've probably spotted the Tarantino fan by now.
* ''SoylentGreen'': Great plot, set against the most plausible fictional {{Dystopia}} I've come across so far.
* ''StarWars'': Seen all six, of course.
* ''{{Terminator}}'': The first ''Terminator'' film is awesome, and the second is [[EvenBetterSequel even more awesome]]. The third is [[FranchiseZombie crap]], though, and the fourth is [[FromBadToWorse worse]].
* ''ThisIsSpinalTap''
* ''De uitverkorene''
* ''Das Wunder von Berlin''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]

[[AC:LitFic - Dutch]]
* [[PenName Bernlef]]
** ''De onzichtbare jongen''
** ''[[HighOctaneNightmareFuel Hersenschimmen]]''
** ''De rode droom''
** ''Verloren zoon''
** ''De pianoman''
** ''Onder ijsbergen''
** ''Een jongensoorlog''
* Ferdinand Bordewijk
** ''Karakter''
** ''Blokken''
** ''Bint''
* Louis Couperus
** ''Iskander'': Awesome historical novel about AlexanderTheGreat.
** ''Xerxes'': Another historical novel - a tad less awesome - about the GrecoPersianWars.
* [[TheCynic Willem Frederik Hermans]]
** ''Nooit meer slapen'': Quite possibly the greatest novel in all of Dutch literature.
** ''De donkere kamer van Damokles''
** ''Ik heb altijd gelijk'': The title means "I am always right", and neatly sums up WFH's attitude to just about ''anything''.
** ''Onder professoren''
** ''De elektriseermachine van Wimshurst'' (short story)
* [[PenName Multatuli]]
** ''Literature/MaxHavelaar'': Now has a page, thanks to me.
* Simon Vestdijk
** ''De koperen tuin''

[[AC:LitFic - English]]
* RayBradbury
** ''{{Fahrenheit451}}''
* Anthony Burgess
** ''AClockworkOrange''
* Graham Greene
** ''ThePowerAndTheGlory''
* ErnestHemingway
** ''For Whom The Bell Tolls''
** ''TheOldManAndTheSea''
* Susan Hill
** ''Strange Meeting''
* Aldous Huxley
** ''BraveNewWorld''
* For GeorgeOrwell, see under NonFictionLiterature - I put him there because he was far more important as an author of non-fiction than of fiction.

[[AC:LitFic - German]]
* FranzKafka
** ''Der Prozeß''

[[AC:NonFictionLiterature]]
* RichardDawkins
** ''The God Delusion''
* Naomi Klein
** ''The Shock Doctrine''
** ''No Logo''
* GeorgeOrwell: [[CreatorWorship The Master]], as far as English-language material is concerned.
** ''HomageToCatalonia''
** ''The Road To Wigan Pier''
** ''AnimalFarm''
** ''NineteenEightyFour''
** ''Down and Out in Paris and London''
** ''Burmese Days''
** Several [[AuthorTract essays]]
* Karl Popper
** ''The Open Society And Its Enemies''

[[AC:Other stuff]]
* DouglasAdams
** ''The Ultimate [[TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy]]''
** ''[[DirkGently Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency]]''
* PeterFHamilton
** ''[[NightsDawn Night's Dawn]]'' trilogy
* TerryPratchett
** ''[[Discworld/TheColourOfMagic The Colour Of Magic]]''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music]]
* '''NOTE:''' Not meant as an exhaustive list of ''everything'' I listen to. [[LongList The list is long enough as it is]]. My favourite favourite favourites - the All-Star Platinum Hall of Fame - are in '''[[BoldInflation bold]]'''.
* Genres are sorted by how long they've been around. Artists are sorted alphabetically within genres (going by the surname rather than the first name, when it's a personal name).
* None of the artist names link to their pages. Why not? Because I'm not going through the trouble of finding out which ones ''have'' a page and if so, in which namespace, that's why not.

[[AC:Classical Music]]
* I listen to a lot of old Socialist anthems, [[PatrioticFervor patriotic songs]] from several different countries, and war film themes - sometimes because of the beautiful political and/or patriotic messages in the lyrics, but more often than not, just for [[LargeHam ham]]. As these songs come from a lot of different artists/composers, many of whom I only know one song of, I thought I'd mention them separately.
* '''Johann Sebastian Bach'''
* Franz Liszt
* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
* Sergey Rachmaninov
* Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
* '''Richard Wagner'''

[[AC:[[FolkMusic Folk]] and [[CountryMusic Country]]]]
* Blaas Of Glory: [[CrazyAwesome HEAVY METAL MARCHING BAND!]]
* J.J. Cale
* Captain Gumbo
* Jim Croce
* '''Johnny Cash'''
* The Decemberists
* '''Bob Dylan'''
* Free Beer
* The Golden Gate Quartet: Swing low, sweet chariot!
* Paul Kuhn
* Leadbelly
* Steeleye Span

[[AC:{{Blues}}]]
* Canned Heat: One of the great bands of TheSixties... AND I'VE SEEN THEM LIVE.
* Cuby & The Blizzards
* Fats Domino: The greatest boogie-woogie pianist ever, period.
* Fleetwood Mac [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks (first incarnation)]]
* Buddy Guy
* John Lee Hooker
* Son House
* '''Howlin’ Wolf'''
* '''Robert Johnson'''
* Albert King
* Alexis Korner
* Little Walter
* Livin’ Blues
* Mississippi Fred [=McDowell=]
* '''Muddy Waters'''
* Professor Longhair
* Screamin' Jay Hawkins
* Seasick Steve
* Hound Dog Taylor & The House Rockers
* Big Joe Turner
* T-Bone Walker
* Sonny Boy Williamson II

[[AC:RockAndRoll]]
* '''Chuck Berry''': The most important of the '50s rock and roll stars.
* Bo Diddley
* Buddy Holly
* '''Jerry Lee Lewis''': The most ''fun'' of the '50s rock and roll stars. Goodness gracious, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!
* Little Richard
* The Ventures

[[AC:{{Reggae}} and {{Ska}}]]
* Prince Buster
* '''Madness'''
* Bob Marley
* The Police
* The Selecter
* The Specials
* [=UB40=]

[[AC:Music/{{Soul}} and {{Funk}}]]
* The Blues Brothers
* Booker T. & The M.G.s
* James Brown
* Aretha Franklin
* '''Wilson Pickett'''
* Otis Redding
* '''Sam & Dave'''
* Sly & The Family Stone
* Swamp Dogg
* Ike & Tina Turner
* War

[[AC:TheBritishInvasion]]
* The Animals
* '''The Beatles'''
* '''The Kinks'''
* '''The Rolling Stones:''' Responsible for my [[TropeNamer Troper Namer]], the actually pretty badass VillainSong[=/=]MurderBallad[=/=][[SlasherMovie Slasher Boogie]] "Midnight Rambler".
* Small Faces
* '''The Who'''

[[AC:BluesRock]]
* '''The Allman Brothers Band'''
* The Blues Project
* Alice Cooper
* '''Cream'''
* '''Creedence Clearwater Revival'''
* Grand Funk Railroad
* '''Jimi Hendrix:''' [[CreatorWorship The Creator I Worship.]]
* Little Feat
* Lonnie Mack: The forgotten hero of BluesRock guitar, even more so than Buddy Guy. This man put out an album full of guitar solos that would put EricClapton to shame, in fucking ''[[OlderThanTheyThink 1963]]'' - and yet I only heard about him in the first place because he guest-starred on ''[[TheDoors Morrison Hotel]]'', playing bass.
* Santana
* The Sheepdogs
* Status Quo
* Steppenwolf
* Ten Years After
* The Yardbirds
* '''ZZ Top'''

[[AC:PsychedelicRock]]
* Blue Cheer
* Arthur Brown
* Grateful Dead
* [=DeWolff=]
* '''The Doors'''
* Iron Butterfly: [[EpicRiff Dun dun, da da doo dun]] [[OneHitWonder DAN dan dan...]]
* Jefferson Airplane
* Traffic
* Quicksilver Messenger Service
* The Velvet Underground

[[AC:HardRock]]
* '''[=AC/DC=]'''
* Aerosmith
* '''Black Sabbath'''
* '''Deep Purple'''
* '''Led Zeppelin'''
* Pretty Maids
* Uriah Heep
* Wishbone Ash

[[AC:ProgressiveRock]]
* Amon Düül II
* Birth Control
* Ekseption
* Emerson, Lake & Palmer
* Focus
* Gentle Giant
* Jethro Tull
* King Crimson
* '''Pink Floyd'''

[[AC:ArenaRock]]
* '''Meat Loaf'''
* '''Queen'''
* '''Bruce Springsteen:''' The Boss!

[[AC:(Proto-)[[PunkRock Punk]]]]
* De Boegies
* The Clash
* Dead Kennedys
* [=MC5=]
* Nina Hagen
* The Levellers
* Nashville Pussy
* Peter Pan Speedrock
* The Pogues
* Iggy Pop
* The Sex Pistols
* The Stooges
* Die Toten Hosen

[[AC:HeavyMetal of old]]
* Diamond Head
* Forbidden
* Gamma Ray
* '''Helloween:''' [[MetalScream AAAAAAAH!]] [[CatchPhrase It's Halloween.]]
* Iron Maiden
* '''Judas Priest'''
* Kreator
* '''Metallica''' (strictly the first three albums, though)
* '''Motörhead'''
* Saxon
* Sepultura
* '''Slayer'''
* Sodom: Rrrrrrrhhhh.... [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome A-GENT ORANGE!]]
* Testament
* Venom

[[AC:More recent HeavyMetal]]
* Alestorm
* Onkel Tom Angelripper
* Children Of Bodom
* Dimmu Borgir
* '''Ensiferum'''
* '''Finntroll'''
* Forefather
* Knorkator: Their lyrics are really Zappa-level funny. If you know German, that is.
* Korpiklaani
* [=TrollfesT=]: The future of metal!

[[AC:Stuff from other genres]]
* The Amazing Stroopwafels
* '''David Bowie'''
* Dire Straits
* Gruppo Sportivo
* Joe Jackson: Now ''that''[='=]s one man who knows how to [[DeadpanSnarker snark]].
* Janis Joplin
* Robert Long
* Steve Miller
* Drs. P: A true master of the Dutch language.
* Lou Reed
* Simon & Garfunkel
* Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht: ''[[TheThreepennyOpera Erst kommt das Fressen, dann kommt die Moral!]]''
* Marius Müller-Westernhagen

[[AC:[[CrazyAwesome Defies categorisation]]]]
* The Bonzo Dog [=Doo-Dah=] Band
* '''Raymond Van Het Groenewoud:''' Quite possibly the most awesome human being ever to come from Belgium.
* '''Frank Zappa'''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Television]]
[[PulpFiction 'You are aware that there's an invention called "television" and on this invention they show shows, right?']] Barely. Which is why this list is awfully short.
* ''{{Blackadder}}'': Some episodes are pretty boring, but others are brilliant, and it has [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the greatest theme ever]].
* ''TheMuppetShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
* ''StarskyAndHutch'': First season.
* ''{{Thunderbirds}}'': [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Pa padadaaaa, padada pa PA padada pa paaaa...]]
* ''Van Kooten & De Bie'': The absolute masters of Dutch humour. Brilliantly captured the [[StealthPun cheesiness]] that is inherent to the Dutch national character - lots of domestic news stories on our eight o' clock news could pass for sketches of theirs.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:VideoGames]]
* ''AgeOfMythology''
* ''[[{{Solitaire}} FreeCell]]'': Actually a tabletop game, but I only ever play the electronic version.
* ''MarioKart''
* ''{{Minecraft}}''
* ''[[PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Gold]]''
* ''PopulousTheBeginning''
* ''SuperMario64''
* ''[[RailroadTycoon Railroad Tycoon II]]'': My all-time favourite.
* ''{{Rayman}}'': [[{{Rayman2}} 2]] and 3. Great platforming fun.
* ''RiseOfNations''
* ''{{Tetris}}'': The idea that order (i.e. neatly arranging the blocks) is victory and chaos is defeat appeals to my LawfulNeutral nature.
* ''[[{{Worms}} Worms 2]]''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''ElGoonishShive''
* ''Evert Kwok'': Dutch [[GagPerDayWebcomics Gag Per Day Webcomic]] relying on {{Visual Pun}}s.
* ''GirlGenius''
* ''[[MenageA3 Ménage à Trois]]''
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
* ''{{PHD}}''
* ''QuestionableContent''
* ''{{Spamusement}}''
* And, of course, ''{{XKCD}}''.
[[/folder]]

!!Articles I've started:

[[AC:Tropes]]
* AllIssuesArePoliticalIssues
* CavalryRefusal
* HomeByChristmas
* HorribleHistoryMetal
* MadLibMetalLyrics
* QuirkyNeighbourCountry
* SarcasticTitle
* SingerSongwriter
* UnfortunateItemSwap: My most important contribution to the wiki so far. Seriously, guys, HowDidWeMissThisOne

[[AC:Works]]
* ''HomageToCatalonia''
* ''TabletopGame/{{Kings}}''
* ''Literature/MaxHavelaar''

[[AC:UsefulNotes]]
* UsefulNotes/{{Pillarisation}}
* UsefulNotes/StandardEuropeanPoliticalLandscape

!!Articles I've significantly rewritten and/or expanded:

* ''Film/BattleOfBritain''
* Music/RobertJohnson
* ''TabletopGame/{{Stratego}}''


I like beer, cheese, singing, cycling trips, women, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feyenoord Feyenoord]], playing keyboards, cheap Scotch whisky, European history, Creator/GeorgeOrwell and Music/FrankZappa.

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I like beer, cheese, singing, cycling trips, women, [[SpotOfTea tea]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feyenoord Feyenoord]], playing keyboards, cheap Scotch whisky, European history, Creator/GeorgeOrwell and Music/FrankZappa.

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* ''De uitverkorene''

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* TabletopGames and TabletopRPG


* CasanovaWannabe

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* CasanovaWannabeCasanovaWannabe: What I lack in charisma and social skills, I make up for with guts and determination.


I like beer, cheese, singing, cycling trips, women, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feyenoord Feyenoord]], playing keyboards, cheap Scotch whisky, European history and Music/FrankZappa.

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I like beer, cheese, singing, cycling trips, women, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feyenoord Feyenoord]], playing keyboards, cheap Scotch whisky, European history history, Creator/GeorgeOrwell and Music/FrankZappa.



* {{Fanboy}}: Of JudasPriest in music and GeorgeOrwell in literature.



* ThickerThanWater: Any discussion I have with people on the subject of biological vs. social definitions of parenthood - be it in RealLife, on Website/{{Facebook}} or on TheseVeryFora - tends to go very sour very quickly.



* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: The reason why all my attempts at writing a long piece of fiction so far have failed rather miserably.

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* ''Die Mörder sind unter uns''


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* ''Das Wunder von Berlin''

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[[AC:LitFic - German]]
* FranzKafka
** ''Der Prozeß''


* BrilliantButLazy: Oh so very, very much. I have an IQ of 153 (and yes, this was professionally measured through extensive testing - see Ambiguously Autistic above), but I'm a real [[TheSlacker slacker]], so my grades aren't all that impressive.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'': So dependent on luck with the dice that it might as well be called "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_the_Goose Game of the Goose]] for advanced players", but fun nonetheless.


* ''Stratego''

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* ''Stratego''''TabletopGame/{{Stratego}}''

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Carcassonne}}''



[[folder:BoardGames]]
* ''{{Mahjong}}'': Not [[VideoGame/{{Shanghai}} what the internet thinks it is]].
* ''{{Risk}}'': The greatest board game ever devised by man.
* ''SettlersOfCatan''
* ''Stratego''
* ''Web Of Power''
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[[folder:TabletopGames]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Kings}}''
* ''{{Mahjong}}'': Not [[VideoGame/{{Shanghai}} what the internet thinks it is]].
* ''{{Risk}}'': The greatest board game ever devised by man.
* ''SettlersOfCatan''
* ''Stratego''
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Stratego}}''

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