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Hello, this is Piterpicher.

After a year of lurking (or possibly more? I still remember how this site looked like two major updates ago), I've joined this site on 03.05.2017. Why did I join? Because there was misinformation that Five Nights at Freddy's 4 is the final Five Nights at Freddy's game, when Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location was out (though at that time, I was way more tolerant of 2010s works, I don't even care about FNAF nowadays). And yes, I became addicted to it like everyone else.

My role in TV Tropes? I'm very much an inclusionist, always looking for new stuff to add to the wiki or improving what already exists. Adding examples, adding example context, adding images, adding indexes, adding videos, adding whole articles (though I was never into adding quotes or potholes). I don't get people who specifically like to delete. That said, I am also active on forums related to the wiki, less on the forums that are just for the forum, I don't give attention to them after early 2018 because I think they waste server space. I may have posted something on the Just For Fun or Media forums, but it's usually to show my signature when it's important for the former or ask a question for the latter. For specific contributions, see the "Achievements" folder below.


If you're here because I sent a message to you because you have the word "Fuck" in your title or signature, please don't take it personally. I just don't want you to get in trouble with the moderators, since rules are rules, and I think you can just correct it quickly if I point it out so you won't have any problems.

Based on Troper Types, I believe I'm an Eclectic Troper. That's probably the only Just for Fun page I actually think is interesting, plus Trope Kilowicked and Surprisingly Has A Page.

In terms of Myers–Briggs, I'm a Logician INTP-T, based on the 16 personalities test.

If you're wondering how to pronounce my nickname, I generally say it like Peter-Pitcher... But I guess Peter-Picker isn't really wrong, either.

As you can see, one of my biggest flaws is thinking I can take on something big, and leaving it 50% done. Hope that I can change it to 60% someday, though.


I've put these paragraphs in the wrong order, but I don't care about that anymore.

Cool stuff:

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    Piterpicher's 7 main goals for TV Tropes (max can be 7) 
This is a list of goals I'll try to work on and hopefully finish them someday. While clearing them is not urgent, it will ensure sustainable development for TVT. The list is limited to 7 to put some focus.
  1. Making Video Source and its subpages exceed 1.44 MB of size, so that no one can fit them on an average floppy.
  2. Helping the Leisure Suit Larry series become Trope Kilowicked.
  3. Helping Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn become Trope Kilowicked.
  4. Ascending Willy on Wheels on Pantheon.Criminal Actions.
  5. Giving singular Mario Party games their own pages, see Mario Party Singular Games.
  6. Correcting all links to Main.Star Wars.
  7. Finding a good image of Underdog Boost turned on from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, I'd like to suggest it as an image for Comeback Mechanic.

    Thoughts on TV Tropes size when it reaches half a million articles 
TV Tropes has grown a lot through its 15+ years. Compare a 2011 article to a 2018 article, and you'll see a massive difference. We didn't have a lot of pages a few years ago, but now we exceeded 400000. We're coming closer and closer to 500000. I believe that a lot of new pages happened because of page splits. One game franchise may suddenly gain a page for each installment. However, a possible page number growth stopper is the fact that since 2016 (I think) in order to make a new page in the Main namespace, you need to use TLP or ask a moderator, so now all possible tropes go through peer review which may stop many ideas, though it's usually bad ones. I'd say we'll reach 500000 pages in 2020 since we get about 10000 pages per 3 months.

    My Story Generator result 

    Specific things I've done on TV Tropes (in other words, achievements)
This editor is a Veteran Editor II and is entitled to display this Bronze Editor Star. (Image by Herostratus, mentioning because of CC-BY-SA 3.0)
I've done over 10000 contributions and been 2.5 years on this site. (Image by Jkudlick, mentioning because of CC-BY-SA 3.0)

I consider my work on TVT to be quite prolific since my start. I strongly believe in inclusionism and want the wiki to be as big as possible (We shall reach 1000000 articles eventually). That said, I am not afraid to make changes to existing content as well.

I've had to remove my first list. I hate how I behaved during the past few years, when I was still more in the "Gaming" realm and took TVT as a game, rather than a 1000000+$ net worth community project, plus I was a stupid teenager going after what's new, not what's good. It may be brought back someday as I have more experience and matured, and most pages on that list were mediocre as they met most standard, but I don't think I truly put care. Plus, some pages were added mostly as filler to make the namespace indexes and page type per namespace lists so long they would be split, which they ultimately were. That said, now that they were split, I actually pay attention to the content I create and am prouder of my work.

New list, WIP:

    Personal notes for myself, based on my past mistakes on TV Tropes (can be used as advice for yourself, too) 
As you can tell, despite all my achievements above, I'm not perfect. No editor is. The thing is, you should look back at your (and my) mistakes and not commit them again.
  • You do not have to use "Hello, X here" opening your every post.
  • If you're reporting a problematic troper, mention their name.
  • Tell the official policy, not your recommendation.
  • Try to go with the consensus, don't break it all of a sudden unless you have really good arguments.
  • Do not ask for edits on other tropers' pages, even if it's for typos, old indexing or namespacing.
  • Do not use The Wiki That Shall Not Be Named or 4chan as a reliable source of information (reliable as in "would use to back up my claim", not just "would use on my school essay that isn't directly about it").
  • If you're trying to defend a bad page's existence, the "It's pointless, but it won't harm anybody" argument won't achieve much.
  • It's best to create pages before asking for disambigs that contain them.
  • A duplicate image is when the same image appears shared between two of these: A trope page, a work page, a subpage, but not a character page.
  • Red Links to non-existent work pages are okay, but not to creator pages.
  • Do not use indexes as tropes.
  • Do not ask moderators to move pages in the Main namespace. It causes annoying ghost wicks. Use TLP instead (though it's better to ask mods for redirects or disambiguations).
  • Do not bump too many TLP drafts at once. It will look suspicious, or at least cause annoyance if you do that.
  • It's better to send messages in your own words rather than using the Issue Helper, click the Tropers page "Send Message" button instead.
  • Ask more than one person for an opinion before splitting a giant page or doing some other very controversial change, even if that other person seems committed. Asking on the discussion page a could help a lot.
  • Sometimes articles can have two quotes if they show two sides of a conflict, see Meat Versus Veggies for example.
  • Do not take images from Wikipedia. They typically make them small or low-quality on purpose because of some odd copyright policy.
  • If you feel a page is about to get too long, it's better to split it or discuss its split sooner than later, not at last minute when it shows a too-long warning.
  • Verifiability and notability are two different things and we only have a policy for the latter, though they sure feel similar on Wikipedia.
  • Just because someone focuses on deletion doesn't mean they're cold. They can still be reasoned with and may apologise.

    Tropes that apply to me 
Tropes are not supposed to apply to real people, but many other tropers have lists of tropes that apply to them, so eh, I don't care that much.
  • Achievement System: A fan of these in games. Since TV Tropes doesn't have one (there were badges for service once, but they're gone), I use my tropers page as a place for achievements. Then again, I mostly buy Nintendo consoles, which don't have them, and don't really care about them anymore, as I long to be considered more important in other ways nowadays.
  • Androids Are People, Too: I am a staunch believer in this. Certainly more than animals. If anything, even computers or phones are more human than animals. They are much better and more communicable as companions.
  • Archive Binge: I've once sat through the entire Edit Banned thread which is a few hundred pages long (though I did take breaks). It took some time, but it was an interesting read.
  • Berserk Button: Do not answer my fairly long queries with just a few sentences. Stuff I write may be long, but I do it cover all possible bases, and when someone responds to me this way, I feel they're not paying attention. Also, I don't like when other tropers are perfectionists, excessive deletionists, or just killjoys.
  • Childhood Brain Damage: I may have it, as I remember having a tic of hitting my head during somewhere between 7 to 9 years. According to a brain scan I had a few years later, no lasting damage or possible future factors have been confirmed, so I guess this is a subverted trope. Luckily do much safer tics now that don't harm me or others.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Yeah. Some think I'm high.
  • Collector of the Strange: I have once collectws 4chan banners without cheating, using scrapers, or anything like that. My collection features 300+ banners and I hope I'll be able to complete it.
  • Disco Dan: I'm basically a 2000s netizen and gamer and I can't accept most post-2010 memes and internet behaviors, though I do like old music and other stuff.
  • Entry Pimp: I wanted to be one for I Dream of Mimi, but ultimately failed (still made the article bigger, though). Then I tried to do the same with Leisure Suit Larry games and failed again (the games got individual articles and far bigger, though). Possible future pimping candidate would be the Mac Venture series (Déjà Vu, Shadowgate, Uninvited)
  • Fanboy: Of quite a lot of things. Generally for obscure, pre-2010s video games.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: I consider almost all pages in the Just For Fun namespace and their subpages to not exist and I don't plan to edit or make them anymore since they're unneeded, have little point and are mostly a waste of server space (though if you do make them, that's okay, it's not like they truly hurt the project either, I just won't make them myself). I also ignore most non-wiki related forums.
  • Grammar Nazi: More of a Namespace Nazi, though typos are also very annoying for me. I may occasionally run Grammarly on a TVT page or elsewhere to make sure there are no screw-ups.
  • Hypochondria: People tell me I'm a hypochondriac sometimes, and they may be right. I'm always suspicious if I get a symptom I think I've never had before, and yes, I do occasionally use the Internet for self-diagnosis.
  • I Hate Past Me: I think I was a very bad man until a few years ago, to the point that I consider myself a completely different person now. Then again, that just keeps happening every year. I was an idiot in CURRENTYEAR-2.
  • The Mad Hatter: I know I'm a huge weirdo and I've learned to accept it. I can't even imagine living without my oddities.
  • Mouthful of Pi: Downplayed. I can recite at least 50-something digits from memory. Since some know over 100000, that's hardly an accomplishment. And I did forget about 40 of them after I've used them…
  • New Media Are Evil: Downplayed. I like video games, wikis and pre-2010 internet culture. On the other hand, I don't use social media that much and I'm not fond of post-2010 internet culture.
  • Ninja Editor: Has anyone seen a post made by me that wasn't edited at least once? Alright, this may have gotten slightly easier, so try to find two in a row.
  • Nostalgia Filter: I tend to look at works that were created before 2010 way more favorably than those after that time.
  • Old Shame: Just a thing with me. When I start doing something, I feel like I'm some hot shit and life is improving, but after a year I realise there are many things I could have done better, and after two years I feel like I'm so stupid for doing that and I'm far better now (of course, the cycle repeats).
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: I avoid showing political incorectness on TVT, but despite trying to be kind, I still end up being non-PC elsewhere a lot of the time.
  • Ridiculous Procrastrinator: I should seriously get to work. Life got hard lately. But I tend to procrastinate.
  • RPG-Mechanics Verse: I sure wish IRL was more like an RPG and stuff like knowledge and health was in more concrete values, but alas, I can only imagine it to myself.
  • Self-Deprecation: I'm very prone to lowering my profile or calling myself stupid in some way when I'm not feeling confident.
  • Single-Issue Wonk: Zig Zagged Trope. It's tough for me to focus on one Wiki thing at a time, but when I do, I put a lot of attention into it.
  • Sliding Scale Of Silliness Vs Seriousness: I'm generally a serious person, maybe too serious at times. Though I loosen up on the Internet.
  • Spoiler Hound: I have no problem with spoilers and sometimes read TV Tropes' pages on things I'm about to experience. I get that not everyone is the same as me, though, so I rarely spoil things for others on purpose.
  • Split Personality: Sorta. I think I have three "mes", but considering I know about them, it's not a true example?
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • In terms of favorite snacks, I pretty much always eat either pretzel sticks or sunflower seeds, sometimes chips/crisps.
    • In terms of favorite fruit, I usually eat pears, oranges or sour green apples.
    • In terms of favorite vegetables, carrots or cucumbers are the best for me.
  • Verbal Tic: Quite a few I use regularly when speaking IRL, like "these days", "in any case", "I'm telling you". Though it seems like I use a verbal tic for a little while and eventually abandon it for a new one.
  • Wall of Text: I've realised many people don't read my posts since they tend to be long so I'm gonna leave TL;DR versions when I feel it's exhausting.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: My methods for editing TVT may be extreme at times. But they are meant to improve it.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: I lack compassion towards most animals. That includes common pets, like cats and dogs. However, it really isn't about whether an animal is considered "cute" or "cool" for me, but rather, whether they're "useful" or "don't get in my way". Therefore, I care more about domesticated farm animals like cows or less irritating ones like fish.

    My own quality scale for works and tropes in wicks 
Retired in favor of Wick, Trope Kilowicked, Trope Overdosed, and Overdosed Tropes. I think they provide a better quality standard, at least for now.

    My "Lenient Bonus Level" draft that was discarded, may try it again 
TLP Note: Rolling Updates
The shockingly easy Secret Levels some games have. They exist so the player can relax after a difficult game, enjoy the scenery or music, or just feel satisfied. Basically, if you can get to this level, you deserve something enjoyable to play through as a reward. Examples of this trope are almost always Breather Level.

Compare with Bonus Level of Heaven, since LBLs don't need to be set in Heaven, and BLoHs don't have to be any easier (in fact, they can be harder) than the rest of the game. Contrast with Brutal Bonus Level, the exact opposite.

Beware of unmarked spoilers.


Platform Games
  • Mr. Gimmick: Stage 7, which you can only get to by collecting all six treasures and not continuing once. It's a level in the sky with really pleasant music, featuring very simple platforming compared to the previous stages.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • Sonic the Hedgehog 2: The 8-bit version has Crystal Egg Zone. To reach it, you must find all six Chaos Emeralds. Compared to the really hard Scrambled Egg Zone and its maze of pipes, Crystal Egg has little danger, pastel coloring and carousel-like music.
    • Sonic Adventure 2: Getting all 180 emblems and all A Ranks unlocks Green Hill from the original Sonic the Hedgehog in 3D. It's not really hard since it is the first level of the first game, but the idea of seeing Green Hill again was fresh at the time, and it wasn't overused like it is now.
  • Super Mario World: While the Special World counts as Brutal Bonus Level, Groovy (its fifth stage) is very easy and relatively short compared to the rest of it. What's unique about it is how it's the same level that was used in the game's demo mode.
  • Treasure Master has a Prize World unlockable by entering a secret code at the start and beating five worlds. While what came before is tough, Prize World is an easy amusement park.

Indexes: Video Game Settings

Now if you excuse me, I've gotta go, fight for pre-2010s culture some more.

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