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Hello everyone! I am Magnus Force, a student by day and troper by night. I like science (particularly zoology), history, mythology, geography, writing, creatures (living animals, monsters, aliens, prehistoric life, robots, mythical creatures, speculative lifeforms, etc.), fantasy and sci-fi, worldbuilding, comics and animated cartoons, Tokusatsu, video games (mainly puzzles and platformers), jokes (especially puns), and creating ideas for works of fiction. I was born in Hong Kong but I've lived in Canada since I was 7.

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FUN FACT: This actually isn't my first TV Tropes account. I had two previous ones way back in the late 2000s before the site got revamped when accounts required cookies, but both times I lost the cookies and thus the accounts.

Below is a Long List of works with TV Tropes pages that I have notably obsessed over at some point through the years. Be warned however that I'm a grade-A nerd with a broad range of tastes (although I don't usually mix my obsessions and tend to focus on one thing at a time) - in fact, I'm so much of a geek that Doctor Who and Star Trek are the two series that I most really want to get into some day, but have never gotten the opportunity to get much exposure to them.

    The List 

Anime and Manga

  • Azumanga Daioh (Such a great slice-of-life comedy series; it's hilarious, relatable, and adorable all at once, and I love the characters and its down-to-earth tone)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (My favourite manga/anime series, with its well-constructed plot, fantastic characters, great action and emotion, and awesome music)
  • Inuyasha (It was the first manga I really got into, and I love youkai-centric stories; it also reminds me of my favourite classic novel/ancient myth, Journey to the West)
  • SSSS.GRIDMAN (I've never seen the original Gridman - planning to someday! - but this series was very enjoyable for me for its animation, story, fight scenes, characters, and kaiju designs)

Comics

  • The Far Side (I enjoy the comic strip medium in general, but this is without a doubt my all-time favourite newspaper comic; I just love its weird sense of humour, as well as its underlying themes)
  • The Goon (I was a big fan of this comic book series as a teenager; I like its over-the-top dark humor, unique pulp style, horror-inspired aesthetic, and interesting characters)
  • Spy vs. Spy (I don't really like MAD Magazine to be honest, but I love its Spy vs Spy comics, with their hilarious punchlines and creative schemes)
  • Tintin and Asterix (I loved these Franco-Belgian comics as a kid and still find them to be very enjoyable with the former's adventures and the latter's humorous take on ancient history)

Film - Animated

  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (I loved the books as a kid, and the film - and animated series - does a wonderful job of capturing the spirit of the books and everything that made them so great)
  • Cats Don't Dance (This is a very underrated animated film in my opinion; I love its story, setting, characters, animation, and musical numbers)
  • How to Train Your Dragon and its sequels (I love the stories, the characters, and all the different dragons featured; also has one of my favourite animated pairings ever)
  • Kung Fu Panda and its sequels (I love the stories, characters, comedy, and fight scenes)
  • Monsters, Inc. and its sequel (These are my second favourite Pixar movies after the Toy Story films; I just love works that depict monsters as scary but not evil)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (This is my all-time favourite animated film; I love its animation, musicals, creepy aesthetic, and the fact that it is about my two favourite holidays)
  • Rango (I find this movie to be incredibly underrated, for its uniquely gritty aesthetic, more adult tone, and how it homages and parodies Westerns)
  • Toy Story and its sequels (I love Pixar movies in general, but this film series is easily my favourite for its storytelling and landmark status in animation)
  • Treasure Planet (While I like many Disney films, this to me is the most underrated Disney movie; I LOVE the aesthetic and visuals of the setting, the characters, and the story)

Film - Live Action

  • Godzilla (I love Japanese giant monsters, so naturally, I love the granddaddy of them all, as well as the rest of Toho's giant monster menagerie)
  • Pacific Rim (Of course, a fan of Japanese giant monster movies and TV shows like me would love Guillermo Del Toro's love letter to the genre!)
  • Ray Harryhausen's movies, especially Clash of the Titans (1981), Mysterious Island, Jason and the Argonauts, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (I deeply admire Harryhausen's special effects and love the sense of fantasy and adventure in his films; to me, the stop-motion monsters of old movies are the all-time best special effects ever made for cinema)
  • Star Wars (I love all of the movies, and I absolutely adore its alien and robot designs, as well as its expansive setting; these are the greatest films ever in my opinion)
  • The Three Stooges (I have a soft spot for old movies, especially Hollywood's comedy shorts; these guys are just some of the best in a genre full of legends)

Literature

  • BIONICLE (I was OBSESSED with this Lego line as a kid, collecting the toys and reading the novels; they've just made such a fascinating world and story)
  • Dinotopia (As an enthusiast of prehistoric life, I adored this series as a kid and still do; its art is just beautiful too)
  • Guardians Of Gahoole (This was my favorite book series in middle school; I just really liked the setting, characters, and story)
  • Harry Potter (I fully admit to having an obsession with these books and the films during my high school years, but what can I say? They're beloved as they are worldwide for a reason!)
  • Leviathan (This was one of my favorite book series as a teenager; I really enjoyed the steampunk and biopunk(?) aesthetics of the series)
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians (I really liked these books back when I was in middle school, with their humor, great usage of mythology, and great characters and story; unfortunately, I'm not terribly familiar with the series' sequels themed on other mythologies)
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles (I was a huge fan of this series back in middle school; As an enthusiast of legendary creatures, I was really enamored by a lot of its ideas as a kid, especially regarding fairy lore)

Live-Action TV

  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 (I like series that affectionately make fun of low-quality speculative fiction movies, and this show is the golden example; I also love its humour, characters, and theme song)
  • Many educational/edutainment shows, including many science, nature, and history shows from places like Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, PBS, History Channel, BBC, National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, etc. (I honestly enjoy watching these kinds of shows more than the dramas and comedies most people prefer; I also subscribe to most of them on Youtube)
  • Super Sentai (I find this franchise's many series to all be a ton of fun to watch, with their general lightheartedness and crazy action scenes; not really into Power Rangers though)
  • Ultra Series (I have loved virtually everything about this franchise for as long as I can remember, and it combines everything I love about both Godzilla and Super Sentai; Eiji Tsuburaya is a man whose work I deeply admire)

Tabletop Games

  • Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder (I love fantasy, worldbuilding, and good storytelling, and these are the perfect games for it)
  • Numenera (I just love the science-fantasy aesthetic of this game, and I cannot get enough of its art, especially the designs of its creatures)

Video Games

  • Bastion (This RPG is simply fantastic and excellently made from its graphics to its narration to its combat to its storyline to its level design)
  • Cthulhu Saves the World (I do have a fondness for Lovecratian horror and RPG games, and the tongue-in-cheek tone of this game is immensely entertaining)
  • Dota 2 (I don't play this game much anymore for various reasons, but I did have a lot of fun trying out all the heroes in bot matches; plus the massive and diverse roster of characters is pretty cool)
  • Plants vs. Zombies (I tend to get back into this game sporadically, but it's always a ton of fun and incredibly addicting for me)
  • Pokémon (It's weird; I've never played a single Pokemon game, but I've loved the franchise ever since I was a kid, and I like its creature designs)
  • Portal (This is a classic puzzle game and just a ton of fun, from its sarcastic humour to its sequel's storyline)
  • Rising Dusk (I like Youkai, I like puzzles, and I like platformers; yhis game has all of it, along with some great music, awesome graphics, and creative gameplay)
  • Scribblenauts (I just love this game's creativity, visuals, and relaxing gameplay; it's a perfect way to kill time and have fun)
  • Starcraft I (I'm not super-crazy about RTS games, but I find this one to be one of the finest constructed entries in the genre)
  • Team Fortress 2 (I love the insanity and hilarity of this game, its characters, and the comics - and I'm not even a huge FPS fan!)

Web Original

  • Epic Rap Battles of History (Every episode is just so cleverly written and brilliantly crafted; it's easily my all-time favourite Youtube series)
  • Geography Now (Definitely one of the best edutainment series on Youtube; every episode is well-crafted and well-researched, with a great cast)
  • Overly Sarcastic Productions (As someone interested in history and mythology, I find their work to be immensely enlightening and entertaining - as all good edutainment is)
  • TierZoo (I love edutainment media, and this is easily one of my favourite web examples for the way it combines video games with zoology)

Western Animation

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I mentioned above that I like creating ideas for works of fiction. I've got tons of ideas, but below are the ones that I've made pages for them on Darth Wiki's Unpublished Works index - the ones I've put the most thought into and consider my chief spare-time projects.

  1. Incredi-Girl: A series about a teenage girl who is able to transform into a superhero of incredible speed and strength in order to battle kaiju.
  2. Roger Rocket and the City of the Stars: A series focusing on the escapades of an adventurous young Earthling visiting a metropolitan alien planet.
  3. Meet the Nocturnes: A series centered around the eerie adventures of a perky young witch and a dorky young boy in a town inhabited by monsters.
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