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I suppose I have a fair few media discoveries to thank/blame this website for. Thank you to everyone who keeps the wiki cool:

I have found a large number of animes, comics, and other stuff from this site of which I would like to say thank you for.

TV Tropes has quickly become the website I visit the most (after it was mentioned on Atop the Fourth Wall)... however, I use the internet so much that I consider it a replacement to television, you can take that statement for what it's worth.



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This is what the wiki is for - feeding my Archive Binge tendencies. I seem to seek out the little gems that no-one has heard of, and that I have a devil of a time convincing people to read/watch.

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: Natch. I wasn't disappointed, either. I should say that it isn't anime - there's far too many Western animation elements for that. This also introduced me to shipping and the cracky goodness of CAPSLOCK livejournal communities.
  • The Adventures of Dr. McNinja
  • Irresponsible Captain Tylor: It's a crying shame this isn't well-known. I love Tylor.
  • Runaways
  • El Goonish Shive
  • Empowered: I really do read it for the story. My experience went like this: "Ooh sexy woman with clothing damage, must read." - Later - "Okay, fanservice that reduces the subject to a quivering wreck is not funny." - Later - "Thugboy/Emp OTP for evah, yo!"
  • Deadpool
  • PS238: Needs More Love. Peanuts kids with superpowers, the Charlie Brown analogue is a Weirdness Magnet, but receives training to survive. What's not to love?
  • Sailor Nothing: Was my first introduction to Darker and Edgier.
  • The Acts of Caine: Had to resort to a sneaky copy, 'cause it isn't out in UK-land, but I'm glad I did.
  • Ben 10: I liked the sound of it, so I got a copy of this to watch it with my nephew.
  • Looney Tunes: Was already a fan, but finding them was another matter.
  • Lucky Star: Read of Minoru's epic freakout and watched it just to see him go off. As a side-effect, I now have PSL for Kuroi-sensei and want to go to Japan to check out Maiden's Road.
  • The Order of the Stick
  • Tom Lehrer: "The Masochism Tango", what else? Thank you TV Tropes, for introducing me to his songs.
  • No Bra: Never have I felt so confused about my sexuality. Yuki... sexy... but... GUY! ...but
  • Omamori Himari: Catgirls never did it for me, but aggressive, playful samurai catgirl? Yes.
  • Aqua Knight: I was pleasantly surprised to see the author of Battle Angel Alita had tried his hand at Low Fantasy, and done it well.
  • Fanfiction in general, specifically the Fanfic Recommendations for Negima! Magister Negi Magi and Bleach ("Uninvited Guests" is the funniest fanfic ever. EVER).
  • The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer: Villain Protagonists? In my whimsical end-of-the-world-is-nigh manga? It's more readable than you think.
  • Ciaphas Cain: Read its quote/entry on Dojikko, then the entry itself, then went straight out and bought the Hero of the Imperium collection. I'm becoming interested in tabletop Warhammer 40,000 and the other novels as a side effect — the Rule of Cool setting pleases me.
  • Mysterious Girlfriend X: Read the entry, thought the concept was weird, unique and cool, checked it out and started reading.
  • GaoGaiGar: From What Do You Mean, It's Not Awesome?
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: I'd never watched this before apart from the movie, but now... well, all the quotes made me check it out, though I'm not masochistic enough to sit through really bad movies, even if they generated the best snarking. One of these days I will actually sit through a full episode rather than hunting out "Best-of" clips.
  • Questionable Content: Can't remember where I read about it, but it was on this wiki.
  • Dollhouse: Watched up to the third episode because it was a Whedon series, then dropped it because it didn't engage me. Gave it one more try when it started popping up in other entries, and pushed through to the other side of ep. 6.
  • Kimi ni Todoke: The forums were gushing about it, I checked it out, fell for it, hard, and became that thread's most enthusiastic poster. Produced the most emotional reaction I've had to an anime ever. A refreshingly straight love story — no hilarious misunderstandings, no contrived stupidity and it makes sense.
  • Ai Kora: Love Hina starring Great Fetish Pervert Onizuka. What's not to love?
  • B Gata H Kei: First episode is a living nightmare of Cliché Storm hell, but you soon pass through to the sweet sex comedy centre. Another forum find.
  • Bunny Drop: Wondering at the odd concept in the entry (someone raising his 6-year-old aunt?), I began reading. What I got was an honest lesson in becoming an adoptive parent. It's the yang to Yotsuba&! Yotsuba's yin, especially as it averts Not Allowed to Grow Up.
  • Nana to Kaoru: Three people namechecked this, so what else could I do? I can honestly say it's been educational.
  • Animaniacs/Pinky and the Brain: With all the quotes, I had to check them out — I wasn't disappointed. It was very very very very very very very very very very *bonk* funny. My 8-year-old nephew loved it, though he liked PATB more.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show: And this was the one he liked most of all. Seriously, he wet himself laughing at Powdered Toast Man. I nearly joined him.
  • Para-Ten: A watercoloured webcomic-cum-mood piece that doesn't resemble anything I've seen. The closest comparison would be Shadow of the Colossus (Scenery Porn and loneliness).
  • Himawari!: One offhand link in the forum led me to this. I would have never even imagined this existed, but here it is. Imagine a Lighter and Softer Naruto but with all the cool ninja tricks intact. (Later) Ecch, only watch this if you have "Easily Amused" tattooed on your forehead. Looks nice, shows promise but NOTHING HAPPENS.
  • Planetes: In the "Hard SF" thread, the one series that kept popping up was this one. ONE episode - that's all it took for me to fall in fan-love.
  • Gunnerkrigg Court: I tried - really tried - not to add more webcomics to my daily list. This little slow-burner made me break that rule. Charming, eerie, expressive Urban Fantasy about a strange girl in a stranger school.
  • Blip: Needs More Love. What looks like "Breezily sarcastic slacker hangs out with her friends" reveals itself to be something more. You know how sometimes you have the feeling that Fate is holding you back? For her - it is.
  • Erfworld: Don't quite remember where, but one of the articles had a link. Tabletop RPG gamer gets transported to a 'game' world (or is it?). He soon discovers that it's not that much fun when you see people die in front of you. They discover that Humans Are Cthulhu.
  • Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple: Interesting fighting shonen manga that for once tries not to break Willing Suspension of Disbelief and has a female lead who isn't Overshadowed by Awesome.

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ACW (by medium, in alphabetical order)

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  • The number of anime entries and the overwhelming information and spoilers here made me watch the following anime mentioned here
  • Angel Beats!! because of the trope death is cheap and the tearjerker storyline and lovable characters.
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica! the number of entries on this website on Homura Friggin Akemi and her interesting spoilers.
  • Grave of the Fireflies! Same with the other two on tearjerker moments




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  • Doctor Who: Well, the fact that Douglas Adams had worked for the show at one point and even used elements from his work there in Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency had already piqued my interest, but it was ultimately TV Tropes that got me to watching the show.
  • The Order of the Stick: I'd never even heard of it before. Now not only am I addicted, my little brother heard me mention it and decided to have a look. He's a fan now too.
  • That Guy with the Glasses: Okay, I watched FernGully: The Last Rainforest as a child. I watched it a lot. Someone linked to The Nostalgia Critic and The Nostalgia Chick's review of it . . . and I was hooked to his reviews at least. I probably would have just spent my time watching reviews by the Nostalgia Critic and the Nostalgia Chick reviews if it wasn't for people on this wiki mentioning Linkara . . . so I watched one episode of Atop the Fourth Wall, and was hooked. And given the number of crossovers with Spoony and the awesomeness that is Doctor Insano, I was soon watching The Spoony Experiment as well. I now regularly watch the videos of several other Channel Awesome members as well.
  • xkcd: I'd heard of it before, but it was TV Tropes that got me interested.
  • Thursday Next: Okay, Jasper Fforde is now one of my favorite authors. I'd never even heard of him before.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: Oddly enough, I started watching this because of the MSTed version of The Eye of Argon . . . the fact that anyone could turn anything that awful into anything that good in Fan Fic made it clear that the actual show must be pretty good.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Why on earth would I want to watch a Gag Dub of a children's show that I've never watched about a card game I've never played and have no interest in? Gosh, a lot of people on TV Tropes seem to like it, and the first episode is only around four minutes, I might as well see what all the fuss is about . . . and the rest is history as they say.



  • Azumanga Daioh- Got into it after seeing it mentioned on various pages, didn't finish the entire series, but after seeing the anime, I got into(with the help of an internet friend)...
  • Yotsuba&!- Technically, I got into it thanks to a friend on Brawl in the Family, but TV Tropes still had a hand in it.
  • Chuggaaconroy- I was curious as to what an LP was(even though I've read a screenshot LP of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon before, but I didn't know it was an LP). I found Chuggaaconroy and started watching his videos.


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Ever since I accidentally discovered it, Tv Tropes has introduced me to a great deal of stuff. For instance:

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Astonished Lemons

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Awesome Creep



TV Tropes helped introduce me to more anime and webcomics that I never heard of before. I also own a manga called "Happy Happy Clover" which I love reading.


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  • Firefly: Never would've known it had ever existed if not for this site. On June 28, 2013, at 6:26 PM Winnipeg time, the Netflix connection with the series finale, "Objects in Space," terminated in my basement.
  • Arrested Development: I knew it was there and had tried it out once, but picking up in the middle of Season 2 was horribly unhelpful to me, so I gave it up. Then, just a couple of months later, people in my social circle commenced the name-dropping of it. Now that my family has Netflix, I have started watching it, and is it ever good! (Of course, the first three seasons have something of an Unintentional Period Piece aspect to them, but I don't complain about that.)
  • Community: Like Arrested Development, it was popular at my high school. Like Firefly, I never knew it had existed.
    • Heck, this could apply to all the scripted live-action TV I've watched recently.




  • I generally knew about a lot of shows comic and games but T Vtropes did introduce me to a lot of awesome stuff
  • Chaotic Monki
  • Mangaminx
  • Markiplier you can sorta see that i was introduced to alot of let's players



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Bomberman121890 In general, TV Tropes has introduced me to the entire Anime medium, which has led to a lot of individual works.



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  • Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei - I came across various references to this amazing anime as soon as I became a Troper, but only when I read the page quote on Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant did I think; "Okay I have got to watch this!" The entire Anime Society at my uni is in TV Tropes' debt.
  • The Order of the Stick - Had heard of it before, but only when I clicked a random link to it and started reading did I realise how awesome it was.
  • The Prisoner - Another one I had heard of but not paid too much attention to, I am currently on the fourth episode of the original series and completely hooked already.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Preacher - Has gone straight to the top of my favourite comic books things about stuff. Ever
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - You think I don't? WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?!?!?



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  • The Authority: I hadn't run across many non-mainsteam comic books, but what I read here intrigued me. A few collections later, my local comic shop has "sucker" marked next to my name....
  • The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I love me some good updates of Pride and Prejudice, and this is a clever one.
  • SF Debris: It's mentioned a lot in the pages for various shows I enjoy, so I checked it out. Now I'm there every week.
  • The 10 Doctors: The description on the Doctor Who fanfic recommendations page made it sound awesome. It did not lie!



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Chabal 2I can't even remember how I got here. I no longer care. Tropes for the Trope God!

In no particular order. No doubt there is more to come.





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