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Hello. My screen name is Androgeos, although I used "Altiris" as a screen name for quite some time in the early 2000s. I live in Singapore, and my hobbies are writing, walking, and doing nothing.

I use the screen name "Androgeos" or "Androgeos Exeunt" on most chat apps, online games, and other parts of the internet that I visit, with one notable exception: on Wikipedia, my username is A. Exeunt.

Since this is TV Tropes, I've decided to describe myself by doing it like a regular article, and in a fashion that nobody should ever take seriously. I hope it helps.

This troper has created the following articles:

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  • Always Second Best: I never aim to be first, because everyone else is aiming for first. I gun for second, and I find it much easier to get.
  • Captain Oblivious: Was called this after annoying too many internet users over my lack of knowledge regarding anything that is mainstream. It's not as if I want to know, anyway.
  • Death Glare: My normal flat facial expression appears to be this.
  • Determined Defeatist: I come from a line of laymen who have a can-do approach to everything. Mix that with the way I tend to look at things and you get this.
  • Forgetful Jones: My edit history in any wiki-based website, including this one, is peppered with instances where I spot other errors or possible improvements in an article only after I submit my first edit.
  • Hype Aversion: In my dictionary, the definition of "mainstream" is the same as the definition of "rubbish".
  • Insult Backfire: Having been called a moron, a lunatic and oblivious by members of the internet communities I visit, I now regard these adjectives as compliments if they are directed at me.
  • The Lancer: I'm forever envious of people in positions of great power, but I dislike being placed in a similar position. I also like to work alone to help a team. I can work in a team, of course, but I doubt I would be just as effective.
  • Literal-Minded: When I first came out on the internet, I was pretty much this. I've managed to distance myself a little from this trope, but jokes and comments made in Sarcasm Mode to me may still fall flat on occasion.
  • Motor Mouth: I've occasionally been told in person that I speak too fast. On a personal note, I cannot recite the first two paragraphs of the invoked trope's article without taking three very deep breaths. This has apparently dropped off with age.
  • No Social Skills: Enough to be on neutral terms with almost everybody I speak to, but not enough to sympathise with or befriend them.
  • Our Lawyers Advised This Trope: Subverted with my original screen name, "Altiris", which I used from 2002 to 2005. While I never received any complaints from the Symantec subsidiary over the use of their name, I opted to change it myself specifically to avoid getting into any trouble with them since I foresaw myself using my screen name increasingly often on the internet.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Unfortunately, my flat face is also comes off like this, even to myself.
  • Safety in Indifference: There are too many things in this world to fuss about, so I tend to be quite picky over the things I do need to care about.
  • The Quiet One: I don't like talking, especially when I'm doing something else.note 
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: I consider rule-bending to be something that must be done when the situation needs it. Like how Dettol boasts that it can kill a percentage of germs when you use it, 99.9% of scenarios do not require it. That's my take on this, at least.
  • Victorious Loser: Ideally, this is what I want to become, especially since I adhere to being Always Second Best. There can be only one winner in any competition, and due to real-life Serial Escalation, it's unlikely to be me. However, if I do my best, and it still isn't enough, the loss doesn't matter, because I did the best I could (at the time), and I ought to be proud of my own performance even if it's nothing to shout about.