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Welcome to the party, pal! Heb 
Click here to see my High School take on the Die Hard poster. (Identity spoilers ahead).

Det. John McClane, Die Hard

Yippee ki yay, motherfucker! You likely don't know me in person, but I go by the name Sky Cat 32 on this wiki; you can call me Sky, I guess.

Just in case you couldn’t tell by my troper page pic, troper page quote, a disproportionate number of my usual avatars, my usual forum signatures, or where I usually say I’m from (I’m not actually from Nakatomi Plaza), I’m a big fan of Die Hard, and not just because I'm a male in my twenties. If you haven't seen that movie, get off your computer, and watch it; don't message me until you see it. (Not really, but you don't know what you're missing.)

I frequent various forums and cleanup threads on TV Tropes, and occasionally edit their sandboxes.

In real life, I studied for a Computer Assisted Drafting Certificate and pursue a goal of becoming a Drafter, hence why I jokingly call myself "The Draftsman of Doom".


I am a Jewish Religious Zionist with a largely Centrist political orientation, and I am on the Autism Spectrum. That said, I do not use this website to discuss politics or religion, except, occasionally in the latter case, with how tropes apply to religion. Please don't message me about politics or religion (except with regard to tropes applying to the latter), even on the off chance that I agree with what you may have to say. I use this website for fun, not to argue about real world problems.


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     Tropes Which Supposedly (and in some cases DEFINITELY) Apply To Me 

  • Acceptable Targets: I will take potshots at Anti-Vaxxers at any given opportunity.
  • Adorkable: Supposedly, my awkwardness adds to my charm.
  • Animal Motifs: I have an extreme fondness for cats of any kind, and like to think I fit some of their stereotypes.
  • Badass Beard: Subverted, in that I don't kick ass per-se; I often wear a well maintained beard, generally trimming it when it gets too long. Sometimes, however, my beard is not as neat as usual. Sometimes, I don't have a beard at all.
  • Berserk Button:
    • The idea of refusing to vaccinate one's own child, unless there is an actual valid medical reason to do so, is child abuse as far as I am concerned, especially when "VaCciNeS cAuSe aUtIsM!" or some other similar bullshit is used as an excuse.
    • I do not approve of prejudice in any form, especially when people use politics as an excuse for it, but anti-Semitism hits particularly close to home. The less said about this topic, the better.
    • I have very little esteem for sexual predators, chauvinists, or dirtbags. My sentiments towards such people veer strongly into the territory of being politically incorrect, and both topics trigger me enough that I will never post in any On-Topic thread related to Sexism or similar issues ever again, especially since I do not trust myself to show restraint with regards to expressing my seething hatred for both kinds of people. My sentiments towards apologists are almost as politically incorrect as my sentiments towards the perpetrators themselves.
    • I do not condone people using religion as an excuse to perform acts of terror in the slightest, as I consider such acts to be flagrantly desecrating G-d's name.
    • I do not appreciate people treating their romantic partners poorly, and believe it is better for someone to be a single parent, than to remain in a crappy relationship "for their children's sake".
    • I do not wish to associate with anyone who uses a disability as an excuse to indulge in jackass behaviour.
    • I do not take insults towards my parents very well at all.
    • Do Not Call Me "other Max" (I share a first name with multiple people in my community). Either you address me by my Hebrew name, my English name, my surname, my username, or don't address me at all.
    • Do not joke about sexual orientation around me. It is grossly insensitive to anyone who is LGBT, even if they don't practice.
    • Downplayed with people typing main-space redlinks. I merely find it annoying.
    • Downplayed with sugar in coffee. I used to put too much sugar in coffee, but eventually kicked the habit and haven't looked back; I find the idea of ruining perfectly good coffee with sugar irritating, and believe that if the coffee needs sugar, it sucks.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: I usually try to be personable and friendly, but I can be fairly vicious if provoked or triggered; I generally try to keep myself in check on TV Tropes, but I haven't always succeeded.
  • Bad Liar: I am generally unsuccessful in speaking falsehood. It doesn't help that I have an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis.
  • Brutal Honesty: Sometimes, I can be less tactful than I am proud of. I am working to curb my moments of bluntness, on this website included.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: Zig Zagged. Some people like my jokes, some do not. It does not help that some of my jokes are extremely complex by neurotypical standards.
  • Covert Pervert: I usually keep the more risque aspects of my personality (humour, attraction, etc.) under wraps to a certain degree, but those naughty traits occasionally pop up from time to time.
  • Cross Player: Downplayed. Most of my avatars are John McClane, with the next highest number of avatars being cats, and I have a few female avatars (not including couple avatars). Usually my female avatars have something to do with either cats, red hair, or both.
  • Deadpan Snarker: I occasionally lapse into sarcasm, sometimes even by pretending someone wasn't being sarcastic.
  • Ditzy Genius: For an intelligent person, I can make some stupid mistakes, and occasionally say stupid things. I'd rather not talk about my lapses in judgement, however.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: In defiance of this trope, I am putting in a lot of effort not to act nice for the purpose of attracting the people with whom I am infatuated, but rather, being nice because it's the right thing to do.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Downplayed. I am fine with being called by my first name, Max. I am NOT fine with being called "other Max". Either call me by my given name, my surname, my Troper handle, or my Hebrew name; otherwise, do not address me at all. "Fuzzy Max" works fine as a nickname, however, since I have the most facial hair of all of them.
  • Doomy Dooms of Doom: I use "The Draftsman of Doom" as a forum title in a tongue in cheek attempt at sounding cool.
  • Grammar Police: I sometimes have a habit of correcting people's grammar and spelling, including my own mistakes.
  • Has a Type: I often find myself attracted to women with one or both of the following traits; either they are slightly older than me, or they have red hair. Sometimes both at the same time.
  • Heroes Prefer Redheads: While calling myself a hero is stretching it, I do have a tendency to find women with red hair attractive.
  • The Internet Is for Cats: After John McClane/Die Hard posters, the next largest portion of my avatar gallery is comprised of cats, cartoon and animal alike, with one picture of a cat's head on Bruce Willis' body in both groups.
  • Jewish and Nerdy: I have an interest in popular culture and AutoCAD. I also have an interest in Jewish studies.
  • Jewish Smartass: I occasionally have a smart mouth. I admit, it does reflect on the stereotype.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: I like cats. In fact, my first word as a baby was "cat".
  • Likes Older Women: Downplayed; a good portion of the girls I find attractive tend to be slightly older than me.
  • Nice Jewish Boy: Generally, I try to be personable and friendly. This is partially because I want to make myself and my fellow Jews look good and partially because I want to treat people with respect.
  • N-Word Privileges: There is a certain irony to the fact that I launched a trope about Jewish stereotypes, when I normally find such sterotypes insulting. It helps that this particular sterotype had to do with sarcasm, as opposed to greed or frugality.
  • Old Shame: I do not look upon my habit of making jokes about Complete Monster candidates kindly.
  • Pungeon Master: I used to regularly make puns about candidates' names in the CM, MB and HS cleanup thread's; however, they turned out to disrupt said threads, so I have curbed that habit. I also occasionally make stupid puns in real life.
  • Real Men Cook: I am very adventurous in the culinary realm. My specialties are hot wings, chili, roasted asparagus with zaatar, and grilled steak. I have also discovered that pickled brisket is surprisingly delicious with red curry and coconut milk.
  • Ron the Death Eater: While I have not actually written any works which take this view as of May 2020, I view Victor Frankenstein as the real villain of the original novel. I have a hard time attributing positive qualities to him, and if I ever write a story where he is a character, I won't portray him in a favourable light. Normally I abhor painting the hero of the story in a negative light. For Victor, I make an exception.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: I aspire to be well dressed in the near future, and on Shabbat I dress up better than usual.
  • Tranquil Fury: Sometimes, If I am really miffed, I remain perfectly calm while I let out my wrath.
  • Trademark Favourite Food:
    • I like High Percentage Dark Chocolate. I eat it more or less once a week on Shabbat.
    • I like rack of lamb, but it's something I don't eat very often, and when I do eat it, it's to celebrate my birthday.
  • Weight Woe: I have struggled with my weight for a good portion of my life, and have recently gone low carb to prevent other damage.
  • Valentine's Day Vitriol: Zig Zagged. I do not see Valentine's Day as anything special (especially considering I'm a Religious Zionist), but that hasn't stopped me from occasionally writing funny Valentine cards for friends, or attempting to sing a song in front of a high school cafeteria for kicks.

     Tropes I Have Launched 

     Pet Peeve Tropes 

  • Any trope which has a basis in prejudiced stereotypes, but anti-Semitic stereotypes especially strike a nerve.
  • Any trope which negatively stereotypes people based on their body shape. Negative personality traits can be found in people regardless of body condition.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Enough real life people inflict suffering on the world and seem to prosper. I don't exactly want to encounter the same phenomenon in fiction, especially when there is no logical reason the villain should emerge victorious. If I am willing to overlook this trope in a work, it is usually because the work is well executed, including the use of this trope.
  • Belief Makes You Stupid: The idea that religion is for idiots is rather obnoxious, especially when idiots can be found amongst all ideologies, both religious and secular.
  • Blasphemous Boast: Saying stuff like "I'm greater than God" is obnoxious, due to the fact that it is a statement of extreme arrogance. There are very few ways to have a character do this and come off as cool.
  • Easily Forgiven: I believe that in order to properly make amends, it is not enough to just say sorry. You must make a serious effort not to repeat your mistakes.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: I prefer endings to go as the creator intended them.
  • A God Am I: Extreme arrogance is obnoxious. Again, hard to come off as cool when you proclaim yourself a deity, with few exceptions.
  • God Is Evil: The idea of a sadistic monster of a creator does not sit well with me, seeing as I believe that my Creator is merciful and just, even if I don't know his innermost thoughts. I therefore tend to avoid works which portray him in a negative light.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Humanity is capable of good and evil, and as a result, it would be gross oversimplification to paint the entire species in the worst possible light.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Humanity has the potential to be more virtuous than the celestial beings note  or more inhuman than animals. Painting all humans as inherently worse than other species is a premise with which I do not agree.
  • Just Following Orders: Every individual is responsible for their actions. Using this excuse without deconstructing it is not acceptable in this day and age.
  • Karma Houdini: Used improperly, this trope can detract from the quality of the work, especially when there is no logical reason for the villain to remain at large.
  • No Bisexuals: I hate it when media pretends that bisexuals don't exist.
  • Outgrown Such Silly Superstitions: One is entitled to believe whatever they think is true. However, believing that one's lack of religion makes one superior to others is just as obnoxious as believing that one's specific religion (or observance level) makes one better than anyone else.
  • Society Is to Blame: Individuals need to be held accountable for their own actions. I wrote an entire screenplay as a retort against the idea that anyone besides the perpetrators of violence themselves should be held accountable for their actions. That said, I do believe that if you intentionally lead someone astray, you are responsible for your own actions as well as theirs, while they are still responsible for their own decisions.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: When it comes to any natural phenomena, obviously humanity doesn't have the resources to prevent disasters. However, just because it is foretold that a nation will oppress another nation, doesn't mean that a particular individual of the former nation has to be among the oppressors; individuals are responsible for their own actions.

     Trope Images I've Successfully Suggested 
  • Complete Monster (Visual Pun): I suggested an image of a case of Monster Energy. Willbyr suggested the caption.
  • Magnificent Bastard (Visual Pun): I suggested an image of a Bastard Sword. Willbyr came up with the final caption
  • Whoopee Cushion (Deadpool): I suggested an image of Deadpool putting a whoopee cushion on Thanos's throne as the latter sits down. I suggested the caption as well.
  • You Are Grounded (Stock Photo): I suggested an image of a man in 50's era attire shaking his finger at his son. I suggested the caption as well.
  • Mocking the Mourner (Maus): I suggested an excerpt from Art's comic where a relative tells art he should have cried while his mother was still alive.

     Complete Monster, Levelheaded vs. Emotional 

     Standard Bearers of Heinousness 

The following villains set the bar for Heinousness in their respective genres/niches:

     Favourites in Media 
The following are my favorite works of media, and occasionally, favourite parts (including moments, characters, ships and quotes) within said works:

  • Action Film: Die Hard
    • Action Hero: Det. John McClane
    • Action Villain: Hans Gruber
    • Defiant Captive: Holly Gennero-McClane
    • Friend on the Force: Sgt. Al Powell
    • Sleazy Reporter/Punching Bag: Richard "Dick" Thornburg
    • Gunfight: The Computer Room Shootout
    • One Liners: There are a few.
      • John's lines:
      • "No fuckin' shit lady, do I sound like I'm orderin' a pizza?!"
      • "Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs."
      • "Now I know what a TV dinner feels like."
      • "Welcome to the party, pal!"
      • "Yippee ki yay, motherfucker!"
      • " She's the best thing that ever happened to a bum like me."
      • "I'm on your side, you assholes!"
      • "Happy Trails, Hans."
      • Hans' Lines:
      • "That's a very nice suit Mr. Takagi. It would be a shame to ruin it."
      • "I'm going to count to three. There will not be a four."
      • "I wanted this to be professional. Efficient, adroit, cooperative, not a lot to ask. Alas, your Mr. Takagi did not see it that way, so he won't be joining us for the rest of his life."
      • "You can walk out, or be carried out."
      • "Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?"
  • Comic Book: Spider-Man
    • Superhero: Peter "Spider-Man" Parker
    • Damsel Out of Distress: MJ Watson
    • Supervillain: Norman "Green Goblin" Osborn
  • R-Rated Superhero Movie: Deadpool (2016)
    • Breaker of Fourth Walls: Wade "Deadpool" Wilson
    • Evil Brit: Francis "Ajax" Freeman
    • Gentle Giant: Piotr "Colossus" Rasputin
  • Spy Fiction Franchise: James Bond Film Series.
    • Spy: James Bond
    • Diabolical Mastermind: Ernst Stavro Blofeld
  • Shonen Anime: Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
    • Shonen Hero: Yuki Judai, AKA Jaden Yuki
    • Infatuated Rival: Asuka Tenjoin, AKA Alexis Rhodes
  • Urban Fantasy Anime: Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit
    • By the Book Cop: Seiji Nanatsuki
    • Broken Ace: Shiori Ichinose
    • Social Darwinist: Warlock
  • Teen Comedy: Superbad
    • Teen Comedy Protagonist: Evan
    • Horny Teen: Seth
    • Cool Nerd: Fogell/McLovin
  • Sitcom: How I Met Your Mother
    • Sitcom Protagonist: Theodore Evelyn "Ted" Mosby
    • Manic Pixie Dreamgirl: Tracy McConnell
    • Byronic Hero: Barnabas "Barney" Stinson
    • Sitcom Ships: Yellow Umbrella (Ted x Tracy) and Suits & Sundresses (Barney x Nora)
  • Dystopian Film: Code 8
  • Cosmic Horror Story: Day of the Choosing
  • Sidescrolling Shooter: Thing Thing
  • First Person Shooter: Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Food and Beverage Online Variety Channel: Cultmoo
    • Deep Fryer Experimentation Segment: Deep Fried Whaaat?!
    • Cooking Variety Segment: Cult Kitchen and associated sub-segments.
    • Dish-Specific Culinary Experimentation Segments: Will It Sausage & ROFLWaffle
    • Drinking Game Segment: Drink of Destiny

     Useless Trivia 
  • Before 2020, If you were looking for fun at varying degrees of quality, you could search for my levels on Happy Wheels. I had the same username on Total-Jerkface that I do on this site.
  • My username on this site is essentially 3 letters from my middle name, 3 from my surname, and the number of my Bar Mitzvah portion.

  • I am the creator of the following jokes:
    • Dixon No. 2 Joke: Sheila Dixon embezzled from a charity to buy PlayStations for her cronies.That part, I did not make up. When I heard this story, I was of two minds: On the one hand it's rather unfortunate that a respectable office stationery company has to share a name with a corrupt politician. On the other hand, it's Actually kind of fitting that she is named Sheila Dixon, because she's a real NO. 2.
    • Brussels Sprout Joke: A girl sat down in a High School cafeteria to her favourite lunch of Brussels Sprouts, when suddenly, a big mean boy walked up to her, looked at her right in the eye, grabbed a handful of sprouts and shoved them in his face, maintaining eye contact while he chowed down. As her eyes begin to well up with tears, he sneers, then mockingly says "you can never have too much vegetables." He grabs another handful, shoves them in his piehole, chokes, and has to be rushed to the hospital. When the girl later learns that her tormentor lapsed into a coma, she comments, "I guess he was right. You really CAN never have too much vegetables."
    • Sky-Diving Joke: An elderly Jewish woman wants to go sky-diving for her 101'st birthday. Her daughter tries to convince her to have a more age appropriate affair, but to no avail. She complains to her husband. "Why can't my mother choose something more sensible to do on her birthday than potentially breaking every bone in her body? I would hardly think that it is age appropriate for a hundred and one year old woman." Her husband sighed before he replied; "Zeeskeit, no offense, but there is no such thing as age appropriate for your mother; it would literally kill her to act her age."

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