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"You know, if you take everything I’ve done in my entire life and condensed it down into one day… it looks decent!"
— George Costanza, Seinfeld
Hi, I'm Infinity League - just call me IL. I'm a New Englander, a superhero fan, movie buff, music lover, amateur writer, and political junkie. I've been going to TV Tropes since at least 2009, and I've seen many tropes come and go, so despite only having been an official Troper for a short while (7 months as of November 2018), I know most of the ins and outs of this wiki.

My interests are varied. Here are a few of my favorite things...

TROPES THAT DESCRIBE ME

  • The Anti-Nihilist: My philosophy in a nutshell: the universe is chaotic and uncontrollable, which is why we should make the effort to help others and use our position to stand up for those who cannot defend themselves. After all, with great power, there must also come great responsibility!
  • Berserk Button: I have many, but explicit bigotry, stereotyping, willful ignorance, and sexual violence are all easy ways to make me your enemy. I also have very little patience for fandom bashing of any kind.
  • Bi the Way: Sure, I was in denial about it for a decade or so, but now...
  • Burger Fool: My experience working in fast food (sorry, "good food made quickly") has given me no shortage of stress or interesting stories to tell at parties.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Once, when I was working the drive-thru at Wendy's, a customer called me Batman for some reason (I gave him his change, and he said "Thanks, Batman" before driving off.) I told this story multiple times, and no fewer than three people responded by telling me that I look like a young Michael Keaton.
    • My father, meanwhile, has been mistaken for Dave Grohl.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown eyes and dark brown hair.
  • Deadpan Snarker: I've been known to be very snarky at times. I get it from my mother.
  • Grammar Nazi: Grammar and spelling are somewhat Serious Business to me — few things annoy me more than people who get their homophones mixed up — but I'm not one of those insufferable pedants who will jump down your throat for committing the most minor violations of obsolete grammatical rules. I consider myself an aestheticist first and a grammarian second, and sometimes what's considered to be grammatically proper is also awkward or unpleasing to read or say. None of the rules pertaining to the English language are set in stone anyway, so standards of grammatical propriety (like Prepositions Are Not to End Sentences With) are completely arbitrary.
  • Gratuitous Italian: I tend to delve into this on occasion - specifically, "bawnjorno" ("good morning"), "grazzie" ("thank you"), "arrivaderci" ("goodbye"), "prego" ("you're welcome"), "Basta" (exclamation meaning "Enough"), "mingya" (an exclamation equivalent to "Goddamn it" or "Come on!"), "culo" ("ass"), "cazzo" ("dick"), and "stronzo" ("turd", frequently used to mean "asshole" or "idiot") are my personal favorites.
  • Hollywood Autism: HA HA HA— No. I've been officially diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, but I defy many of the stereotypes unfortunately associated with such. While I am introverted and have very focused interests, I have no trouble whatsoever picking up on social cues, I get very good grades (made the dean's list three times at college AND graduated with high honors, thank y'very much), I'm better at understanding sarcasm and wordplay than anyone I know, and while I do talk really loud, it's hardly the exaggerated Simpleton Voice you'd hear in media. I talk like a normal person, just at a higher volume. Speaking of which, I'll admit that I don't like loud, high-pitched noises... but then again, who does?
  • Hollywood New England: Well, I have the accent (though it's not very noticeable most of the time), I'm a big fan of Boston sports teams, and I and my whole family borderline worship John F. Kennedy and his family. That said, I defy other stereotypes: I can't stand seafood, and my family's accents sound nothing like you'd hear on TV (in fact, my Dad's accent tends to overlap with Brooklyn much of the time.)
  • Italians Talk with Hands: I have 50% Italian heritage, and I tend to gesticulate a lot.
  • Large Ham: To the point where my friends have told me that I should consider becoming an actor.
  • Motor Mouth: I've been known to talk really fast at times.
  • No Indoor Voice: I also tend to be really loud at times. I get it from my father.
  • Oireland: I'm very in-touch with my (25%) Irish heritage, and I’m not afraid to make jokes about the stereotypes, especially around St. Patrick’s Day.
  • One True Pairing: After much deliberation, I’ve come to the conclusion that Lord Boxman and Professor Venomous are my favorite ship in anything, ever. They’re both amazing characters in their own right, which would be enough, but they have perfect romantic chemistry together, and they give each other what they’ve always needed (Boxman provides PV with much-needed validation and the reignited passion for villainy that Venomous thought he lost, and PV helps Boxman be a more effective villain.) Also, despite their being “the bad guys,” the episodes that showcase their relationship are among the most heartwarming in the entire series.
  • Precision F-Strike: One of my goddamned specialties.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: I'm a white dude who really enjoys hip-hop. I try not to be superficial about it, however, and I genuinely enjoy the music and understand the subculture behind it - and some of the white people who do act out the "wigger" stereotype (i.e. Vanilla Ice, Kevin Federline, Post Malone, and Black Tom) REALLY piss me off. Also, I would NEVER even think of using the N-word.
  • Pungeon Master: Another trait I got from my mother is my "Punchant" for "Punitively" "Punishing" puns. When I really get going, I can be like Luan Loud.
  • Sad Clown: I have no shortage of problems in my life, and my sense of humor helps me cope with them.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: I'm not averse to excessive erudition sufficient to elucidate advantageous talking points, much to the consternation of the less genteel amongst my peers.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: On the one hand, I prefer to eschew obfuscation and espouse elucitadion, and proper spelling and grammar are a must for me. On the other hand, I really fucking love my goddamned profanity and I've got vast reserves of slang and pop culture references. Any conversation with me is bound to result in a weird mishmash of this trope.
  • Verbal Tic: When I'm trying to explain something, I often rely on placeholders like "er" and "uh" while organizing my thoughts. I also used to end sentences with "and all that" (and I personally blame Karl Pilkington for rubbing off on me in that regard), and I currently tend to call people "dude" and "bro" a lot. Because I'm a New Englander, I also tend to use "wicked" as an all-purpose adjective.
  • Waxing Lyrical: If I can think of an excuse to quote song lyrics, I will do so LIKE A BOSS! And if you don't know, now you know...
  • Your Mom: My favorite type of insult. Here's one I came up with:
    Yo mama's so racist, the only reason she went to see Kramer vs. Kramer is because she thought Michael Richards would be in it.
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