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RAM Ch YLD. n. Child of Random Access Memory. Also, The first letters of three of the troper's favorite show combined with first letters of his real name.

This troper exhibits the following tropes:

  • Animal Motifs: Troper see the dog as his spirit animal.
  • Older Than They Think: This troper designed a Humongous Mecha called DoraTron. No, it's named after Doraemon, not D.W.
  • Crazy Cat Lady: Has become a crazy dog man due to the inhospitable condition he's living in snapping his will. One of his outstanding achievements was having 112 lizard doggos in Satisfactory
  • Lampshade Hanging: Who do you think writes these? :P
  • Proud to Be a Geek: Very yes. Somewhat.
  • A Boy and His X - A boy and his plushes, A boy and his computers.
  • Berserk Button
    • Telling him that he cannot buy an item when he really wants it
    • Threatening to take his things away from him
    • That One TV Show...
    • "Haha! <x> loves me more than you!", where <x> is the name from a protected array containing a particular list of names of RWX Ts <— especially this. Expect to be clubbed to death by a squarish baseball bat he personally calls The Knock-Stick of Great Justice shortly after saying this.
    • He just found a berserk button he didn't know he had. His rage meter filled up to the maximum on seeing a anti-Jew sticker on someone's car. The only way he can rationalize this anger is that he loves Arthur, Marc Brown, the creator of Arthur, practices Judaism, and that he (RAMChYLD) has been denied off new episodes of Arthur for far too long...
  • Brown Note: This troper can't stand:
    • Jason Mraz
    • Lady Gaga (although surprisingly, his body is starting to develop a natural immunity to said singer).
    • Fur Elise
    • Any song whose lyrics has been perverted by B'harnii or B'harne wannabies..
      • And oh, he suffers from Tinnitus. A power failure happened some time ago. Cue annoying ringing that only he hears. He actually powered up one of the children toys in his collection (particularly one that plays continuous lullabies) to maintain his sanity.
      • On the non-sound front: Balloons. This troper suffers from globophobia.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander - literally.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: That "Lion King remake will have a gay Simba" April Fools joke? Triggered a PTSD and caused a depression fit. Yeah, the Beauty and the Beast (2017) ordeal totally broke him.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Has derisive nicknames for:note 
    • Buck Cake: Strawberry Shortcake. Actually used affectionately in this sense, Long story of how it came to be.
    • Alfie: Fisher Price's Laugh and Learn Puppy. Nickname created because puppy is too generic a name.
    • BD01A, Blue Doggy, I can't believe it's not Blue!: V-Tech's Puppy (which is blue in color. See why he needs to make a nickname for Fisher-Price's puppy now?)
    • Stupid Channel: NTV7
  • Hacker Cave - Yep, this troper has one. 9 PCs, two KVM switches, three monitors (one regular analog, and two HDCP-enabled 1080p DVI with touch screen capabilities), and a bunch of game consoles set up to a single TV. All squished into the constraining space of his room which has been renovated three times over (with the reason of the renovation being solely to contain his equipments for his computing hobby). Only subverted by the plush toys on his bed and the coin-operated kiddie ride across the room. On the other hand, the children's ride counts, right? It is considered an arcade game in some circles... Anyway, he calls it the "Geek Hole", inspired by the "Nerd Hole" in Leela Doo and his personal definition of the word "geek" states that geek one-ups nerd.
  • Geek - why else would he live in a place called the "Geek Hole"?
  • Otaku - Walking encyclopedia of obscure TV shows, Spotmaniac and extremely able in computing.
  • Companion Cube - Pretty much all the plushes on his bed. Especially the Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, and Spot The Dog ones.
    • Cargo Ship - see above, particularly with a certain Spot The Dog plush. no comment.
  • I Call It "Vera" - Names his electronics. Particularly the PCs, game consoles, and anything connected to either of them, or to the hive mind that is his network switch. And oh, The Knock-Stick of Great Justice (TM).
  • It's Been Done: And how!
    • I came up with the idea of transforming kiddie rides into real vehicles long before Phineas And Ferb (I think the idea first came in 1991 or 1992)
    • I came up with the name "D-Teams" long before Sega created Dinosaur King (somewhere around 1992-1994)
    • I wrote an article on remote TV viewing with a peer-to-peer streaming system using set top boxes and paid for premium channels from servers set in certain countries in the world, as a college assignment, back in 2003. So far, the only thing that wasn't stolen and commercialized is the fact that the system is to be region-free.
    • During one of my roleplaying sessions in the early 90s, I coined the name David DOS as the name of a computer operating system. Guess what? I later found out that there is already a David DOS OS for the Apple II. :Facepalm:.
    • The Dream Mixer 5000, a device from his RPG that acts like a neural-networking switch to allow a group of people to enter each other's dreams. Guess what? Uncle Scrooge did that first. And his was wireless! Mine still used cables!
  • Collector of the Strange - Best to list it down
    • vTech toys featuring a particular blue dog.
    • Ride-on toys
    • Leap Frog toys, particularly those featuring characters named "Dot" or "Casey"
      • Or Scout, or Violet...
    • Certain Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn and Little People toys.
    • Spot The Dog stuff (Crowning Moment Of Awesome: Acquiring a Spot the Dog coin-operated childrens ride, the abovementioned coin-operated kiddie ride in the Geek Hole. For giving up six months of the wages of his first job and living on grass and rainwater, this troper could ride for free as many times as he wish what people have to pay a dollar for each ride, and not have to worry about mall security guards interrupting his fun either. Combine this with his Cargo Ship Boys' Love feeling for Spot, yeah, Squicktastic).
    • Computers
    • Strawberry Shortcake DVDs of only the 2003 incarnation. Also, SSC toys made by a licensee called Kelly Toy.
    • Care Bears beanies of the 2007 Ai CAL variety. Also, Care Bears jumbo huggables of the 2007 Ai CAL variety.
    • Zig-zagged with My Little Pony merchandise. Used to be most compulsive with My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic stuff. Now he wishes he hadn't. Because if Hasbro won't listen to him and changed the show to be not like Arthur for the bronies, why should he give them his money?
  • I Call Him "Mister Happy" - Mr. Cannish. Over it now. No comment.
  • Egopolis - Dave Burg, The Democratic Liberal Kingdom of David Reka
  • Pretentious Latin Motto Dog Latin: Kiddieridea Est Potentia. Applies as the Latin motto of The Democratic Liberal Kingdom of David Reka and his Pretentious Latin Motto. Was derived from his secondary school's motto Sapentia Est Potentia. Also the reason he's nuts about Kiddie Rides and why he has said Spot The Dog ride in the Geek Hole.
  • Real Men Wear Pink - If you don't get how this trope falls in, go through the above list again.
  • Madness Mantra:
  • Mondegreen
    • Upbeat:
      • "I'm a racing car that survives, like Lady MacGyver" ("I'm a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva") and "Like an Autobot, you gotta whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa explode!" ("Like an atom bomb, about to Oh oh oh oh oh explode") in Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" (due his choice to shoehorn a cheapo MP 3 player with built in punitive speaker to a V Tech toy microphone/amplifier).
      • On a more classic note, It's raining melons! (It's raining men!)
      • Waka Laka is a magical Nintendo/Music full of wonder, fantasy!
      • One, Tanah Merah/Gorilla One Tanah Merah(no offense intended to anyone actually living in said address).
      • Raise a pledge now, numa numa yay!, Dragon study day and Nah, Mint test, they all kick tie, yay!, among others (random words: tri-duke, cheat-arrow, sambal beet, don't serenade Nick)
      • Cooshies up, Cooshies up, Cooshies up, Cooshies in my head/Cooshies up, Cooshies up, Cooshies up, Cooshies might be dead (the chorus of Lump by The Presidents Of The United States of America)
      • Heard in the Berrykins' song in the Strawberry Shortcake: Sky's The Limit movie: "Do we have a very nice butt?" - which this troper promptly replied "PFFT Hell No!"
    • Depressive
      • I could never be the one (I could never be your woman - Your Woman - White Town, which he was calls the "Imperial March rip song" due to part of the sample sounding like it was ripped from said score, sped up and pitch changed).
      • They baked paradise and put out a f**king lie (to be fair, he was in emo mode when he first heard the song)
      • I'm blue, I will beat up a dolly...
    • Embarassing Street Fighter stupidity from when he was 10:
      • Ryu and Ken's attacks are called boogen(hadouken), Ah-boogen(shoryuken) and a-tat-tat-tat-boogen(Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku)
      • Guile's one attack is called Sabek-coo or "Sabit ku!" (sonic boom). The later sorta makes sense in context- the phrase roughly translates to "my sickle!" or more literally, "my crescent!". Guile's sonic booms are crescent shaped and does look like a sickle somewhat...
      • Dhalsim's attacks are Booka-fire(yoga-fire) and Booka-flame(yoga-flame)
      • And of course, Sagat's TIGER ROBOCOP!
    • Mortal Kombat 4 for the GBC: Maybe it's the shitty audio compression (what were you expecting from a Game Boy Color!!!), but one of Raiden's named attack sounded like ''I want you in my barbecue!''
    • And he used to hear what he thought those japanese coin-operated rides say "Han-ya!" and "Bai-bai! Kudasai!". Took him a few years to realize that it was actually saying Konnichiwa and Bai-bai! Matta ne! respectively.
    • He thought he heard the phrase "Fuck-All!" in the GBA version of The Sims. It has become his favorite phrase to use when he's depressed.
    • Has also mondegreened whole songs on purpose, two were made into animutations that have since been pulled due to Avex Trax's stupidity, and the rest as files on a USB hard drive somewhere.
  • Compensating for Something:
    • The Battle Station? After a bully told him that he's not qualified to own computers. He still keeps that taunt in his heart.
    • The V Tech blue dog toys. It's initially to threaten Spot in the "I can replace you easily if you leave me" sense after a earlier bad trip that came with use of the asthma inhaler where Spot told him "you're not good enough" and was threatening to leave him for a rival (yeah, I get visuals like that fairly often), but has branched out into a separate obsession meant to compensate for Spot chiding him for not being "good enough".
    • The Tuneyville Choo-Choos. It's a literal compensation for the fact that his parents refused to buy him one while he was a toddler. Now, he has 7 that came off eBay. Take that!
    • The bunch of musical wind up and pull-string toys? Compensates for the one he accidentally threw away as a toddler and has been remorseful over the action since.
    • Lampshaded in one of his videos where he is building a overpowered rendering/development workstation, and outright admits that he's building it to compensate for something.
  • You Mean "Xmas": This troper has given up on Christmas. Not because he doesn't get anything on that day however(expected, he's Buddhist!). It's when a particular website that allows one to "check Santa's wish list" to see if one has been naughty or nice and finds that it lists a bully that just picked on him a few hours earlier and thrashed the entire classroom just because it's the last day of school as nice while he was listed as naughty despite him not fighting back and actually staying back after school to clean up the mess, he snapped. Now he celebrates F***mas, in which he wakes up at 4 in the morning, watch videos of that Very Special Episode of shows (usually the Christmas Episode) he's loved and lost up until afternoon, and then goes out on a walk until at night, in which he then ends the day with a can or two of alcopop. He also calls "Boxing Day" "F***mas Aftermath" and spends the first half of the day in bed recovering from hangovers from overconsuming alcopop and the other half messing with his computers ("family time")
  • Blessed with Suck: This troper has the ability to remember the music from TV shows he likes even if it's been years ago. It has two implications: 1. Try not getting a craving for a show that has already been canceled after being Screwed by the Network over with no home video releases (I want my Cave Kids damnit!) and 2. It gets worse if you have no control over what song you'll hear- it pops in when you're reminded of the show through a stimuli (i.e. a still from the show). And oh, it works for advertising jingles too. This troper gets a craving for KFC Whenever he hears The Monkees' Daydream Believer because KFC used a modified version of the song to push their products, in the mid-90s!
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Upgraded computer empathy to this because he has learnt that ignoring phone calls from relatives is not necessarily a bad thing.
  • Acid Reflux Nightmare: May 30 2010, and how!
    Consumed one regular sized Papa Johns cheese-only pizza and half of a 1.5 liter bottle of Mountain Dew.
    You know that thing about cheese being literal nightmare fuel? It's true.
    I went to bed immediately after consuming a full cheese pizza at 2 AM and had a nightmare that my neighbors are already getting C Beebies somehow (I peeped through their window and they were watching godd**ned Fimbles!), Cid Raines from Final Fantasy XIII transforming into Gouken from Street Fighter IV and then killing some bad guy, followed by a typical western "follow the sun" parting scene that somewhat involves portals to other worlds and Hope Estheim being revealed to have a Ho Yay crush on him, and Gouken destroying the Portal after he passes through it so Hope can't follow him, my mom giving one of my toys (odd, I don't remember having a ride-on Lightning McQueen) to a cousin who promptly destroyed it to get some sort of part he needs to bring his mom back from the dead (which is also odd, his mom isn't dead as far as I know) and her coffin revealed to be some sort of hideous contraption (apparently half Jenova-half shipping container), and then my mom being killed by a ninja, and some strange s**t which ended with me yelling "I want my mom back!" before waking up. Making guest appearances in the dream were Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Sammo Hung, Jet Li, The Ghostbusters and some Shaolin monks.
  • Hype Backlash
    Okay, so this is Heroes. WTF I can't see how it's different from other good-versus-evil shows. BLAH! HATEHATEHATEHATEHATE!
  • Serious Business: Overlaps with Collector of the Strange
    • Computers: two or more of his computers acting up in Early July 2010 caused sleepless nights, and before that the untimely passing of his gaming rig.
    • Leapfrog Toys featuring Dot, Scout and Violet: Recently blew up a large chunk of credit card for more Scout toys after forgetting to check for a few months.
    • V Tech toys featuring a particular blue puppy (forgot about a to-be-released train toy until recently, found that toy was released in Febuary and no longer in stock. Cue putting the toy on back order on Amazon. We all know what's going to happen next)
    • Humf: Half of the reason for his soul pains is because he's unable to get the show, and a rival does, because it's on C Beebies, C Beebies is only available through a particular FIOS company, and said FIOS company does not serve his area but does serve his rival's area.
    • Spot: The other half of the reason of his soul pains- because he's unable to get the show either, for the same reason as Humf.
  • Tim Taylor Technology and MacGyvering: Cheapo MP 3 player with built in crappy speaker? Meet toy microphone and amp kit...
  • Daydream Believer(?): I tell you, December 23rd, 2012 is when The Day Of The Barney will happen! He will get hypnotized children to kill all adults! We must ban his shows/toys/music now to prevent that! I know it's true because I saw it happen while on Asthma meds!
  • Guilty Pleasure in Periphery Demographic: And how!
  • Hype Aversion: Currently going through this with Chuggington. It airs on two different networks at where he lives, and the TV stations, magazines and Internet corners that he frequent (he's a Educational Programming Connoisseur, he has to brave the depths of children sites) just won't shut up about it. Especially the local TV station that is TV 3 Malaysia. They just kept plugging it when he called in to request that the station consider bringing in Humf. He nearly lashed out at fellow troper Agent 0042 when the latter suggested the show to him.
  • The Southpaw: Actually Ambidextrous by situation, but prefers to use his left hand over the right (gaming and computing: right handed, unless touch screens or a tablet is involved. Everything else: left handed).
  • Take a Third Option: With Arthur!
  • Name-Tron: Too many to list. The particularly memorable ones are DoraTron and FranklinTron (although it's ship form is called the DSS - Deep Space Shuttle - Franklin)
  • The Unfavorite: In his immediate family, his parents keeps making unfair comparisons of him to his younger sister, and anything his sister does wrong, he gets the punishment. And his father keeps chiding him as stupid. Despite the fact that he's the computing and electronics whiz in the house. This is the secondary reason why he hates Barney (Little Sisters Are A Bundle Of Joy. BULLSHIT!).note . Thankfully tho, his extended family (i.e. grandparents and second aunt) cares for him. His family is starting to respect him tho, especially after he has had a few jobs, so this trope will probably die in due time.
  • Hello Insert Namehere: When this troper played Earth Bound for the first time, he cluelessly named Ness after his given English name, Paula D.W., Jeff Alan, Poo Tommy, and the dog Ruff, as the game presented an actually empty input box instead of presenting a pre-filled name box like other RP Gs he has played in the past. When the game prompted him for his real name, tho, he gave his Chinese given name instead. All these were probably Harsher in Hindsight in execution, cue Pokey's insults becoming very, very personal to him and the beginning of his rambling insanity to kill Pokey. And that's not counting the atrocities he did in Pokemon Red when he played it for the first time. Rival = name of a bully at school. Yourname = real name. And his pokemons all received random names, like James the Raichu, Ee Von the Eevee, and much, much more.
  • Technopath: self explanatory. This troper's skill is beyond Machine Empathy..
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: This troper just experienced one while trying to play the classic Movie tie-in game The Lion King. He has always played the Genesis version of the game, of which the "roar" button is A, which is the furthest left button on the gamepad. He just played the SNES version, and on that version, "roar" is also mapped to A, which unfortunately happens to be the rightmost button. Also on the Genesis version is that the "jump" button is mapped to C, which happens to be the rightmost button. On the SNES version, however, the "jump" button is mapped to B, which happens to be the "middle" button. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Multi-Platform: He has this and this. He is also disappointed that the PS 3 version maxes out at 720p while the X Box 360 version maxes out at 1080p.
  • I Read That As: This troper was actually convinced for a few days that Kirbys Epic Yarn was Kirby's Epic Yam.
  • Driven to Madness and I'm Having Soul Pains: Due to his inability to get Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures, Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic because Boomerang is not available in Malaysia, aside from being forced to give up on Humf and Spot because he wasn't even given a chance to enter the contest while his rival was and won. Also due to the Malaysian government suddenly revealing that they are actually tyrannical bastards and imposing internet censorship, blocking him from filesharing methods to get the season 2 episodes which according to the FIM wiki started on July 15th. All this happened after he has successfully gotten Season 1 by dubious means out of desperation, after he has:
  • Ruined Forever and They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Season 2 of MLP:FIM is this to him. Removal of E/I logo? started going downhill. Villains in the season opening? This better not happen again. Pointless noneducational storyline in the episodes as opposed to the wholesomely educational season 1? Jumped the shark. Another villain and gratuitous fighting in the ending? OMGWTFRUINEDFOREVER!!!!!!1111 *burns all ponies he's collected to date* PYROMANIA IS MAGIC!
    • Also when they reintroduced Sour Grapes as the villain of Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures.
  • Noodle Incident: The Stanman Incident.
  • Insane Troll Logic: The Fluttershy is Madeline example above, among other streams of conclusion deduced using the same method. To expand on the Fi M example:
    Firstly: Fluttershy is voiced by Andrea Libman
    Madeline is also voiced by Andrea Libman
    Madeline is no longer in production, therefore Madeline is dead
    Fluttershy was created years after Madeline died
    Buddhists believe in reincarnation
    I'm a former Buddhist (Now an Atheist, but I still believe in reincarnation)
    Therefore I must believe in reincarnation
    Therefore Fluttershy reincarnated into Madeline
    Secondly, Friendship is Magic is often shortened to FIM
    FIM can also mean Fluttershy is Madeline
    Lastly, Fluttershy and Madeline shares several personality traits
    Therefore, Fluttershy is Madeline!

    • Also, why Cartoon Network is screwing over Hasbro franchise-based shows over:
    If you think about it and apply Insane Troll Logic, CN's reason to screw Hasbro over is very clear, and it appears that Hasbro's management are probably Genre Blind. Cartoon Network and Boomerang are owned by AOL Time Warner. AOL Time Warner also owns DC, whose toy rights are with Hasbro's rival, Mattel. Aggravating things is that Hasbro themselves currently hold the toy rights to DC's rival Marvel, which in turn is owned by AOL-Time Warner rival and former Hasbro broadcaster Disney. Why Hasbro didn't think about this themselves is beyond anyone's guess.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Why did they cave in to the bronies and destroy the season finale by putting in a villain and lots of fighting? Screw This, I'm Outta Here! Hell, screw everything, I'm not going to bother anymore given my life now has no meaning again!
    • And then, the reintroduction of villains into Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures. This has had a devastating effect on him, however, and bringing full-on depression.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here
    And the migration kicks off for real. The bronies can have their villains in FIM and FIM and eat it.
  • Fan Disillusionment: with MLP:FIM After hitting Despair Event Horizon.
    • And it's happening again, with Hasbro burning down the final bridge by syncing the toyline to the show.
    • And now it's happening with Strawberry Shortcake too.
  • Noodle Implements: A dozen Tuneyville Choo-Choos, Care Bears, a HD Camcorder, an amplifier, a Jumbotron, a few hundred loudspeakers, and a restraining chair and Straitjacket.
    • A dozen Sankyo/Kiddicraft/Tomy wind-up musical dog-in-a-doghouse toy! And amplifiers!
    • Fisher-Price Music Box Teaching Clock. Restraining chair. Straitjacket. Megaphone.
  • Tempting Fate:
    "The Perfect Arthur Substitute has been found" - regarding My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, 2010. Harsher in Hindsight.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Wished to be able to watch Fi M on TV back when it was still mostly slice of life. Well, the show did come, but not before the bronies convincing DHX and Hasbro to drop the slice of life aspect and move the show fully towards adventure and giving the show villains.
    • Ditto for Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures: The show did come, but not before the bronies manage to convince Moonscoop to introduce a villain to the show as well.
  • Eastern Zodiac: Born on the year of the Dog. You have been warned.
  • Something Something Leonard Bernstein: Toreador's March from Carmen.
  • AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle: Troper was brought up in a country where English has been considered the second language (and mostly neglected) ever since the British left, and most of his speech patterns were acquired from English media of many different originating countries. He hand-picks the pronunciations that appeals to him the most due to his Aspergers, including malapropers from TV.
  • Despair Event Horizon: when the English Shima Shima Tora no Shimajirō channel blocked a bunch of videos from Asia at the end of February 2021. Given that he has known Shimajiro for almost two decades (discovered it the same time as Hamtaro in 2001), and just discovered that it has an English Channel weeks before they began blocking Asia, a complete meltdown doesn’t even begin to describe it.