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I'm a 35-year-old male, born and grown and still living in Jamaica, in the West Indies. I frequented the TV Tropes website for several months upon first learning about it, but only joined up as a user on October 18, 2010.

I currently work as a freelance reporter at the Western Bureau of The Gleaner, a popular newspaper in Jamaica which was founded in 1834 and has its home office in Jamaica's capitol city of Kingston. The branch office is in my home parish of St. James, in parish capitol Montego Bay.


I like reading, watching anime and some movies, going to church, listening to music, talking on the phone with friends, eating, and sleeping.

I also have accounts at Fanfiction Dot Net (where I have stories posted under my username of Neon Majestic) and, with trope-pages for some of the works posted there available on this site. I am also now an official published author, with two books currently available on Amazon; a poetry book, "Verses and Rhymes Across the Times," and a novel, "The Crosses-Boy's Counselor" (both available in paperback and e-book formats).

I've contributed much to the Useful Notes: Jamaica page, though I didn't originally create the page myself.

A recent Heartwarming Moment caused by Justice Reaper: a certain Troper finding a page on Fred the Red Rubber Ball after a long absence.


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  • The Ace: My older brother. A whiz with computers, well known by just about everyone in our circle of friends and the wider community, a video-gaming genius...
  • Amicably Divorced: Averted by my parents.
  • All Guys Want Cheerleaders: During high school, I had a major crush on a number of sexy and popular girls...and ended up looking like a fool in front of them, and being snubbed by the first one, in fact.
  • Aloof Big Brother: My brother.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: So, Dad doesn't believe in the veracity and enduring relevance of the Bible. Yet he believes in the existence of aliens. And he reads the Bible sometimes too. What.
  • Bad Boss: I've had two.
  • Bad Dreams: I have a couple of these from time to time, with some bordering on Nightmare Fuel or being Foreshadowing.
  • The Bible: I try to read it at least every day. I consider it not just a good book, but the genuine Word of God.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: On my father's side of the family, without a doubt. Just recently my cousin's wife/baby-mother called the police on him for reportedly threatening to shoot her, my other cousin (both of them from the same aunt and uncle) had a major Freak Out following her mother's death from cancer, my unmarried aunt is a Jerkass bordering on Evil Matriarch, my uncle (husband of the aunt who died) belongs to a questionable society, my step-grandfather is domineered over by the aforementioned Jerkass aunt, and my father (the Straight Man in all of this) is himself a Jerkass and a drinker despite having had colon cancer.
  • Blind Date: Met one of my ex-girlfriends on one of these.
  • Broken Pedestal: Both of my parents.
  • Bullying a Dragon: My father has tried to do this with me verbally and psychologically, as recently as last night (July 22, 2012). This is the same man who is a cancer survivor, who recently got his legs and back injured when a car hit him and he had to use a cane while he recovered; by contrast, I'm physically stronger than him and, if I were not adhering to the commandment to honor father and mother, I'd have flattened him a long time ago.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: I've had to do this with both parents. It succeeded somewhat with Mom. With Dad...not so much, since he evidently suffers a chronic case of Aesop Amnesia.
  • Canine Companion: My father, my late aunt, and my grandparents have had these. We used to have a dog named Bowser. Presently, we have three grown dogs and five (six?) puppies.
  • Cool Big Sis: One of my church sisters, a longtime family friend, used to serve as this for me. I'm something of a Cool Big Bro to some of the other little kids there, as well.
  • Crowning Moment Of Heartwarming: I had a moment with one of my exes when we were together—she and I had a slight tiff, and I went to bed. Moments later she showed up at my bedroom door, whispered "I'm sorry" and fell into my arms.
    • Achieved with my last girlfriend, after assuring her I accepted her, warts and all.
    • Achieved with KC, after we accepted each other, warts and all.
  • Mommy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You: So she claims, but anyone who knows her and knows the full story of what happened knows better.
  • Dead Sparks: My parents, before their divorce. Of course, being a child at the time, I didn't notice.
  • Dysfunctional Family: My own family counts, as has been outlined elsewhere on this page.
  • Everybody Hates Mathematics: Oh, I know I do. In fact, it was among my worst subjects in high school.
  • Everythings Better With Motorcycles: For a while, I believed so.
  • Evil Matriarch: One of my paternal aunts seems to be shaping up to be this.
  • Feuding Families: My mother vs. my father's sisters. Even before the divorce.
  • Financial Abuse: Being perpetrated by my father, in the form of not caring about how I'm going to manage my taxes yet borrowing money from my monthly paycheck to finance business ventures that don't show any returns. (Maybe that's why the very thought of Hayate's parents acts as a Berserk Button for me.) That is going to change, consequences be damned.
  • Forbidden Fruit: For me, it's sex and porn. Especially more so because I'm The Atoner. (For the record, I do not subscribe to the currently-toted idea that sex was the original Forbidden Fruit.)
  • Forgiveness: I'm learning to practice this, as part of my ongoing Character Development. Considering my father, though, it's a hard lesson to swallow and apply.
  • Forgotten Childhood Friend: KC was this for me, as I had never even interacted with her during our primary-school years together, but back then she had a crush on me from afar.
  • God Is Good: I believe this.
  • Growing Up Sucks
  • Hopeless with Tech: While I may not know how to fix a computer, I at least know how to use one. My father? Nope. And it gets utterly frustrating trying to explain simple things as right-clicking or opening browser window tabs. Lampshaded this morning (July 19, 2013):
    Dad: I'm a fool with computers.
    Me: Lots of people are fools with computers. You're frustrating!
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: My most recent love interest, KC, intimated that she'd had a crush on me back when we were in primary school, but at the time she hadn't thought a person like me would ever notice someone like her. Fast-forward 20 years later...
  • I Know Kung-Fu: Made this claim during high school to intimidate bullies. They didn't fall for it.
  • Insult Backfire: Once tried to flip off a bully in high school—except I used the ring finger instead of the middle finger proper. Cue jeering from schoolmates.
  • It Runs in the Family: Impatience, self-centered-ness, and obsession over money (apparently) on my father's side of the family. Appreciation of family, on my mother's side.
    • Also on my dad's side, there's the issue of cancer...probably, because one of my aunts died from cancer and my father is a cancer survivor, but cancer is not what claimed my grandmother (it was old age coupled with health issues related to a bypass surgery). ...boy, all sorts of crap comes from my dad's side of the tree.
  • Jerkass: A common trait among the male members of my immediate family, with my father being the worst offender.
  • Jerk Jock: I put up with a LOT of these in high school.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: My father tends to be this. A lot.
  • Meddling Parents: My father is The Agent, and inverts the role of The Banker and The Bodyguard. My mother plays the role of The Banker straight, and during my earlier years she may have had traces of The Black Hawk's traits.
  • Missing Mom: She's not dead, though. Just married now to the same guy who caused her marriage to be destroyed and who was the cause of her hiring a moving company to send a truck on a rainy night to move out everything from the house that could be moved while my dad was out of town, leaving me and my brother behind in the process.
  • Mixed Marriage: My mother is a Christian, but my father is largely non-religious. Considering how well that union went, I'm determined to avert this trope for when I get married.
  • Nakama: Had some during high school and university days. I still have them.
  • Never Live It Down: There are some moments in my high school years that I would rather forget ever happened, thank you very much.
  • Over-Enthusiastic Parents: My father is constantly encouraging me to "go out more," "be more outgoing," and tells me how he feels I should do my job.
  • Overprotective Dad: My father.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: I've always felt so regarding my older brother.
  • Parental Abandonment: By my mother, physically. By my father, morally.
  • Parental Betrayal: For a long while, I considered my mother's abandonment of her family in order to be with another man as a major Moral Event Horizon. Though I've managed to forgive her recently and don't blame her as much anymore.
  • Parental Substitute: I consider one of the elders at my church as a second father.
  • Rage Against the Heavens
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: KC has said that what attracted her to me, when we got back in touch and started talking, was my desire to grow closer to God. Incidentally, I myself was the gender-flipped version of this trope prior to getting back in contact with her.
  • Supreme Chef: Both of my parents are this, and I've acquired tutelage directly from my father.
  • Taking the Kids: Simultaneously and cruelly played straight and subverted. My mother did leave while Dad was absent, but she didn't consider her kids' feelings about the matter.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Suffered from this in high school, in that I relied on my so-called "friends" to help me become pop culture-savvy, but at the same time they treated me like the group's Butt-Monkey.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: My father has been this regarding my current job.
    Dad: I don't see you making it as a reporter.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Had to do this to my brother on August 2, 2011, when he requested our family's land title to borrow money on it. His borrowing of the money would impact heavily on me and my efforts to save cash for myself, and considering he's never contributed to the house budget on the home front...coupled with the fact that he moved into a house he and his wife inherited and were renovating (a project both Dad and Mom did not entirely approve of)...when he spoke of it to us via phone last night, I had to chew him a new one.
    • Updated November 7, 2011: One of my longtime friends from university days called me out last week for my Jerkass behavior toward my brother during those years, prompting me to try and mend fences.
    • December 19, 2011: This past Sabbath, a church sister who acts like a real sister to me (not the same as the Cool Big Sis above) harshly criticized me for not asserting myself more strongly or often, especially in regards to my dutiful attitude toward my father even when said obedience might clash with my religious convictions.
    • August 31, 2012: My last ex-girlfriend's words to me after I mentioned that some persons have said I don't deal very well with stress (for context, on that particular day I'd gotten aggravated about my father's Jerkass tendencies and was complaining bitterly about it - not the first time - and my girlfriend was getting tired of it):
    Whoever said that to you was right! You're not open-minded, you don't allow for nothing outside of what's planned, you're stubborn and a bit conceited! You fuss, whine, complain, are arrogant, and you swear! Write this on paper and keep it ever before you and gird it about your neck: "Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools" (Ecclesiastes 7:9)!
    KC: You have held on to so much of the hurt of your parents and it is making you become insensitive and bitter. I get it, he is annoying, purposeful, manipulative and all that, but I think you need to change your mindset, don't let your circumstances change you. For your sake, mine and our relationship, start doing something about it. Honestly, I love you, but I don't want to be in a relationship where my husband is not very forgiving, is insensitive and easily ticked off. You may think and say you won't display that behavior towards me, but you have gotten so used to it, you won't even notice that you are doing it.
  • Worthy Opponent: I see my brother as this where video games are concerned.

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