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Hello internet. Glad you could make it.

If you were wondering, my username refers to Bo of Muse Magazine.

Trope pages started by me

Trope pages midwifed by me

  • Friend of Masked Self (parent: Aminatep)
    • When I found this YKKTW, it hadn't been touched in 4 years. I gave it a new name (old one was "Befriending Secret Identity"), substantially expanded the description, added examples from the comments, and eventually came back and launched it.
  • Mistaken from Behind: (parent: Cam Ra)
    • Original working title was "Wrong Reveal Spin". I'll admit I jumped the gun on this one—it was only three days after the YKKTW was started when I began editing it. But in my defense, it had been three days of lively discussion with absolutely no edits or signs of interest from Cam Ra. And I wasn't the first to touch it. And Cam Ra never did come back to it (to the best of my knowledge).
  • Sdrawkcab Speech (parent: oshaboy)
    • At one point this was called "Hceeps Esrever" (Reverse Speech), but that was a little too much.
  • Filming Location Cameo (parent: jimlapbap, though they apparently forgot their account details and returned as jimlapbap42)
    • Spent six-and-a-half years on the launchpad. I cleaned up the examples and description, added a few examples of my own, and kept bumping it up to the top of the TLP list until it got enough hats. (That last part took ages, probably because I kept bumping it up at very odd hours.)

Index pages started by me

  • I Can't Find My Index
    • Special thanks to ANT Muddle for suggesting a better index name, and to Miss_Desperado for keeping the flame alive while I was on hiatus.
  • Character Resemblance Tropes
    • I got the idea for this when someone in the Trope Finder couldn't remember the name of the "pets look like their owners" trope, and another troper pointed them to Uncatty Resemblance. It struck me that the trope name and concept were similar to Uncanny Family Resemblance, but at the time there was no connection between the two pages.
  • Work in progress: Visual Tropes
    • Right after I launched Character Resemblance Tropes, I was looking for super-indices that might include it as a sub-index...and the most obvious one was missing.

Works pages started by me

  • The Paper Magician
    • I got the first book in the series for free when I first downloaded the Kindle app. It was a pleasant enough read, but not quite my cup of tea. In hindsight, I'm a little annoyed because the historical setting (England circa 1900) felt...insubstantial? I feel like the story could have been set last week in the United States and it would have made virtually no difference, though I'll grant that the part with the giant magical paper airplane would have been less "magical" if proper airplanes already existed in the setting.
      I'm particularly curious about the gender role anachronisms. Female magicians seem to be as common and respected as male magicians, which is a departure from Victorian/Edwardian cultural standards; it's not like there were a lot of female doctors or lawyers back then. What I want to know is, are there knock-on effects from having a larger crop of "professional" women in society? In real life, English women didn't earn the right to vote until [checks Wikipedia] 1918, and even then there were property restrictions. Was this timetable accelerated in the PMG-verse? Did the author even consider these possibilities? I don't see any hard evidence that she did. Maybe it comes up in the later books, I don't know.
      One last thing: alternate universe or not, who in the year 1900 would find it socially acceptable for a late-teens, unmarried young woman to live alone in a remote house with a thirty-something-year-old divorced bachelor as she serves as his apprentice? note  In fact, who would think this is a good idea today? I realize this setup is necessary for the entire plot to happen, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.
  • The Lonely Guy
    • Frankly the film was uneven, but there were some good gags in it. This was my favorite line (it just sums up the pathetic nature of the character so perfectly, and was delivered so well):
      Warren: I had my yearly physical last week. They called me yesterday, told me I have to come back. They lost my blood.

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