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Tropers/Electric_SheepI came here, quite by chance, from a Hetalia Axis Powers site

Elodie HirasWell, I came here from the FFJDR (the french ferderation for Role Playing Game), and it lead me to...


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  • Glee. One insanely popular show I didn't know what the fuss was about until I watched the pilot while home sick from school after browsing Tropes...and I'm glad I did.
  • Like many tropers on this page, I discovered xkcd through this site.
  • The friggin Percy Jackson and the Olympians books, man. I'm insanely addicted.

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I may not have as many things I've found like everyone else, but here're the ones I can think of.

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  • The Reconstruction and it's prequel I Miss the Sunrise and sequel The Drop: A great series of games, wonderfully written story in each of them, I HIGHLY recommend them.
  • Concession: A very... weird webcomic that I found through TV Tropes. Super NSFW. Pretty sure it turned me 20% gayer.
  • ISO and Circles: Two extremely well-written comics that I just simply adore. I wouldn't have found them if not for TV Tropes.



FinlayThere are a few... this can't be everything, but they're the ones that spring to mind...

  • Aquaria: that reminds me, I still need to beat the game properly.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers
  • Breaking Bad: First heard about it on here, then I was recommended it by a real-life friend who happened to have a copy to lend me.
  • Chainsawsuit: via the little image at the top when I went to complain about Seltzer and Friedberg.
  • Death Note: I saw its name so many times on here that when my friend offered me a choice of anime I went for that one because it was one of the few titles I recognised. Incidentally, it's still the only full anime series I've watched. Haven't had time for anything else except Studio Ghibli...
  • Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: A friend told me about how it had the highest trope:length ratio or something. And then I eventually got around to watching it.
  • How I Met Your Mother: First read about it on here. The article was taunting me, and I finally got around to it one day.
  • The Middle: Sorta. I watched one episode and it was alright. Can't be bothered watching any more — anyway, someone is clearly pimping it on the Malcolm in the Middle article.
  • Scott Pilgrim: Saw it on here first, then went to see the film having realised that it was the same thing. Something like that. Anyway, it was here that persuaded me... and now I have to work my way through the books.
  • That Guy with the Glasses
  • The Usual Suspects: The article for Primer (which I discovered via xkcd but read about on here before watching) had a link to Usual Suspects Ending, so I had to find this film to understand what the title of the trope meant... and now whenever I see "Kevin Spacey Is Keyzer Soze" I actually understand what the hell it means!
  • A Very Potter Musical
  • Zero Punctuation: again, saw it come up so much that when someone recommended it to me I decided it was probably a good idea to watch it.

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  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: I had heard of it before, but it was TV Tropes that actually got me interested in JJBA enough to actually watch it on Netflix.
  • Horrible Histories: Stumbled across this series' page, decided to check out some clips of it on Youtube, and the rest is (horrible) history.
  • Celebrity Deathmatch: When I happened upon this show's page, my curiosity was piqued as to what the show was like, so I looked up some clips of it, and after liking what I saw, I binged the entire series on Kimcartoon. Now, Celebrity Deathmatch is one of my favorite TV shows ever, and I'm a frequent editor of its TV Tropes page.
  • Six: Coming across its page made me think "Wow, this show sounds interesting", so I went ahead and watched a bootleg of the show. Needless to say, I ended up absolutely loving it, and it's become one of my favorite musicals.

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Game ChainsawWell aside from introducing me to several fine webcomics...

  • The Order of the Stick: Always good for a laugh, and with a good, if quirky story.
  • Drowtales: Only read a bit of it but it looks like a good read.
  • Gunnerkrigg Court: Another thing discovered on the site, its an interesting combination of Fantasy and Sci Fi.
  • VG Cats: Worth an archive binge, though it doesn't update much.

The site also got me interested in Manga and Anime. I got into...

Through the site. And that's without mentioning the excellent Ciaphas Cain Warhammer 40,000 novels. As a bonus, anyone interested in doing a Let's Play? The Live Bloginations section of the forum is a fun place to do one.]

And the list just goes on and on and on and on...

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  • Blank It - Hilarious, with great art.
  • The Order of the Stick - Amazing, especially when comparing the early strips to the later ones. Cerebus Syndrome actually worked in this comic's favor; they kept the humor and lampshade hanging, but the plot has gotten a lot deeper and more involved.
  • Stickman and Cube - Awesome gag-a-day (well, gag-whenever-the-author-feels-like-updating. But still).
  • My Immortal
  • xkcd - Awesome nerdy humor.
  • Sailor Nothing - Dark, amazingly-written deconstruction of the Magical Girl genre.
  • Gunnerkrigg Court - Beautiful art, great writing, all-around awesomeness.
    • A quote that cracks me up:
    -robot draws face on its head-
    Robot 1: Oh no! A sad face!
    Robot 2: The saddest face!
  • Within Temptation - Amazing band. Sharon's voice is just beautiful.


  • The Dresden Files - I saw it mentioned on this site numerous times and finally picked up the first book. Have been constantly reading them ever since.
  • Mass Effect - I had heard good things about it from friends, but once I read the Main Page for it, I knew I needed to play it

HG 131I've discovered alot of things because of TvTropes. I doubt I could list them all.

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  • The Elephant Man, which led me to be quickly an unabashed Merrick aficionado, and also developed a deep interest in the Victorian Era, medical conditions, and of course silent films, indirectly. Of course, it led me to interest in other sideshow performers, especially in the States and the UK.
    • Of course seeing this film and corresponding with another like-minded person led me to fall in love with other silent-era films (or post-silent era) featuring deformed/disfigured protagonists, The Man Who Laughs being one of them.

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  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Checked it out when I kept seeing it all over the site. I absolutely love it now.
  • A Very Potter Musical - I had heard about it before, but when I saw the page on this site I decided to watch it. Again, love it and its sequel.
  • Cowboy Bebop - Same as TTGL.
  • GastroPhobia - Found the page when I was using the random button. It's now one of the webcomics I regularly check.
  • Pokecapn and Co's Let's Play of Sonic 2006 - Saw it on the Let's Play page, and liked it so much I watched the other two Let's Plays
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 - I had already heard of it beforehand, but this site (and it being recommended to me by Netflix) persuaded me to watch it. Now I can see why people love it so much.


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Inverted TritoneI got here from The Other Wiki doing research for a paper. It was the gateway for:


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  • SCP Foundation. I don't post, just browse. It's good Wiki Walk bait. I've learned that any page I find linked through TV Tropes tends to rise above Sturgeon's Law.
  • Chip's Challenge. I eventually integrated into what I think is the one remaining Chip's Challenge community, CCZone. It eventually lost its novelty.
  • Knytt Stories. Designed some pretty good levels for it, but entering its community also caused a large chain reaction of events that ended up really reducing my self-image.
  • OFF. Did not like the commmunity. My only interaction with the fanbase was looking at the fanfiction and fangames provided in that one page. I never fully completed the fangames before losing interest. The game itself is great, though.
  • Jumper. I think 100%ing Jumper Two helped shape my platforming skills.
  • Matt Thorson and Nifflas, in general. I wouldn't own Celeste or Knytt Underground without TV Tropes hooking me into Jumper and Knytt Stories.
  • Homestar Runner, although it's one big Archive Binge at this point.



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  • RahXephon: I was browsing the site after watching the massive mind screw that is Evangelion, and found several entries where RahXephon is described as similar to NGE, but not as much of a downer. Now I know that RahXephon is just like NGE, only better!


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  • Every single of Joss Whedon's works was brought to me by this place
  • also TGWTG and most importantly TITS

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  • Hey what's this? Sunless Sea? Name's sounds cool. Oh and that picture is nice! I'll read about it a bit maybe that would be nice... Cue 2 years later, with hundreds of hours of playing Sunless Sea, Sunless Skies and Fallen London: "I NEED MORE ! MORE! MOAR!"

Excel Saga & Warhammer 40k led me here, Sugar Bowl got me hooked, and Better Than It Sounds & Image Pickin' keeps me around.

  • Hayate no Gotoku — one of the few shows that has me laughing every episode
  • NationStates — its like a Maxis simulation without Apocalypse How
  • That Mitchell and Webb Look — hilarious comedic sketch show
  • Touhou — why do they have my favorite fighting games!? especially the one with a giant catfish boss battle
  • ...and countless others I've lost track of.



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  • Hetalia: Axis Powers - I never would've gotten interested, despite my friends talking about it, if I hadn't heard about it on TV Tropes first.
  • Ansem Retort - Clicking on Random Page. Combine that with a growing interest in Kingdom Hearts and you have a new webcomic fan.
  • xkcd - Another webcomic I'd never have heard of otherwise.



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