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Skylite, the troper formerly known as Paradisca Corbasi note , is a middle-aged but young-at-heart native New Yorker currently enduring the wilds of the American South. She found TVTropes in late 2007, and was instantaneously hooked. She is an active blogger on LiveJournal.

She is a fan of many things but because of the craziness and drama that tends to happen so much in fandom, she considers herself a fringe fan these days. Persuasive people can get fan art and fan fiction out of her.

Due to the fact she grew up in the 60s-80s and because she once worked for an entertainment conglomerate, she watches a lot of TV and movies, and as such is an enthusiastic and avid Tropeophile.

Interests beyond Tropism can be found more or less alongside the appropriate trope entry for the trope or show.

Fair Warning: Skylite grew up during the time of typewriters, and as a result tends to type two spaces after a period. It's an extremely hard habit to break. She doesn't always catch herself doing it or remember to use the one app that corrects it, so she offers apologies in advance to the other Tropers who may have stray space sweep up to do.

  • Fanfiction by Skylite can be found here.
  • Webcomic can be found here.
  • Book, Comic and Movie reviews can be found here.
  • Art blog with fan and original art can be found here.

Tropers/Skylite herself is an example of the following tropes:

  • Agony of the Feet: Comes with being a klutz.
  • Author Avatar:
  • Berserk Button: Really don't like my given name. To the point I'm gonna legally change it. Remarking on it will get a Death Glare. Singing the song associated — very bad idea.
    • Honorable mention: The spoiler policy. It really, really bugs me to see Trope Names spoilered out. Spoiler Policy says we don't do that. So please, please, please don't do it!
  • Book Dumb: Only did well in school in subjects I found interesting. Anything else was a struggle, especially math.
  • Chew Toy: See Unlucky Everydude.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander
  • *Crack!* "Oh, My Back!"
  • Does Not Like Shoes
  • Dreadlock Rasta: Not so much to be counter-authoritative. But it's cheaper and much more practical, and I get more compliments on my hair this way than I ever did when I wore it other ways.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Don't like subjects like rape or incest played for comedy, thanks. Also hate how slang has made 'pimp' 'whore' and 'rape' words that trivialize those really unfortunate situations.
  • Easy Amnesia: well, close. I suffer from traumatic amnesia. Things from my past turn up if I actively seek them out or if something triggers them; which is the reason for the blog. This isn't always pleasant. Additionally, I have a good number of knowledges and skills with no recollection of how I came to learn them.
  • Fan Boy: That's fangirl, thank you.
  • The Firefly Effect: Why I didn't bother to watch and get invested with Dollhouse.
  • Fish out of Water: I'm a city girl from NY living in a place that calls itself a city but lacks 80% of the amenities of a real city like NY.
  • Fridge Logic: I tend to think a lot about things on shows that don't make sene, or don't fit properly with the continuity.
  • Geek:
  • Genre Savvy: But isn't that everybody on this Wiki?
  • Grammar Nazi: and spelling too, though I'm a bit of an anglophile and prefer UK spelling to American. Go fig. I also seem to be plagued with Typo Daemons.
  • Guilty Pleasures: Ok, I actually admire the animation enough to watch Fanboy And Chum Chum. There, I said it.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: I'm an introvert who needs quiet time alone not talking to anybody to recharge. And the headphones were suggested to me so I could get such at work when I was desperate enough to try anything for some peace. Although sometimes people take it as "just talk louder".
  • Hype Aversion: Why I didn't watch Veronica Mars or Supernatural.
  • Just for Pun: Ok, yeah, I suffer from a bit of paranomaisia.
  • The Klutz
  • Never Heard That One Before: Let's put it this way: I plan to change my legal name to Indigo. I'd rather much put up with those jokes than the ones my given name creates.
  • Reverse Funny Aneurysm happens when I watch Vanilla Sky. I work in tech support.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism: I fall way near the idealism side, much to my own dismay more often than not.
  • TV Genius: see above about weird knowledges and skills. I have a head full of trivia which comes in handy at the oddest times. Plus, I pick up knowledge and hold onto it if I think it'll be important, which makes me the go-to girl at work.
  • TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life:
    • Averted! I actually enjoy spotting tropes in shows, movies, cartoons and books.
    • Wait, no! Played straight! I have the tendency to alphabetize the media categories!
    • Justified: I find my enjoyment of things I once loved diminished due to tropes that are racist or sexist. As of this edit, Finding Nemo: Coral is a Disposable Woman who gets fridged for Marlin's pain — and the way her death scene was foreshadowed was done in a way that clearly says "if she'd only listened to Marlin, and gone in the house like he told her to, she would have lived." You're not supposed to notice that. Women viewers are supposed to identify with Coral's maternal insticts.
  • The Unfavorite: My mom is a Mary Kay lady ex-model fashion plate. I'm a bookworm geek technophile. My sister is the pretty, girly one. My late brother was the talented one. All I do is draw (my mom used to say she would send my art to Marvel comics. Empty promises).
  • Tuckerization: I have a cameo in one of Mira Grant's Newsflesh books.
    • I also showed up as a cameo in the Times Like This by Thomas Overbeck.
    • and Mysteries of the Arcana by J. Grey.
  • Unfortunate Names: don't ask.
  • Unlucky Everydude: Oh, let's not get into it, shall we? This is such a pleasant entry.

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    Alternate Character Interpretation 
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Mine is that Ferris was a Mage from the White Wolf Mage The Ascension game. He's been one at least since his freshman year. And he was trying to Awaken Sloane, Jeanne, and Cameron. So everything that kept him from getting busted was him subtly pulling the Reality Warper thing. He even succeeded with 66% of that goal as, by the end of the film, Cam is ready to stand up to his father and Jeanne has decided to live her life and stop stressing so much about how Ferris gets away with everything.
  • Final Destination: Same thing. The young Mages in these movies are Awakening as the film starts. They reflexively act to protect their loved ones, and the rest of the film is Paradox coming after them to remind them why it's a bad idea to mess with reality on such a grand scale.

    Dis Continuity 
  • Danny Phantom ended up with Valerie rather than that manipulative shrew, Sam.
  • Michael Jackson's entire life paused right before he got his first plastic surgery, but "Thriller" and "Bad" were made anyway.
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer
    • did not have that scene with Spike.
      • She is the Slayer, and if that scene had happened, she should not have gone all crumply whimpery, but put him through the wall.
      • Their relationship was built on Destructo-Nookie and set a bad precedent, but still!!
    • The bit with Willow completely discounting her feelings for Xander and Oz? Also didn't happen. She's bisexual, not merely "Gay now!"
    • Tara did not get killed so trivially just to make Willow go Big Bad.
    • Jonathan did not die either.
  • Harry Potter:
    • Harry picked Cho or somebody else, anybody else, than the girl who is way too much like his mother.
    • Umbridge did not live. She died offpanel or something.
    • Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks-Lupin did not die and leave their child orphaned!
  • Firefly/Serenity
  • Marvel Comics:
    • Storm is still leader of the X-Men and did not just abandon the team she's spent her life with to marry Black Panther so there would be a Flagship Couple for the two most well-known black comic book characters. They did not make up a weak Back Story to justify this.
    • Civil War did not happen.
    • Brand New Day did not happen. I like Gwen Stacy better too, but to destroy 30 years of continuity for it and diss the fans too? Nuh-uh. Quesada does mean "with cheese", though, doesn't it?
    • Gambit did not lead the Marauders to the Morlocks' home to be massacred. Rogue did not leave him to freeze to death in Antarctica. And they did not stay together.
    • Jean Grey did not say "it'll be awhile before I come Back from the Dead again, so here, let me erase your memories so you can have a happy life with Emma Frost."
  • Dr Horribles Sing Along Blog
    • Penny and Billy ended up together after he gets out of jail. Everything after "Here goes no Mercy" was him imagining what would have happened if he'd actually killed Captain Hammer...lalalalacan't hear you!
  • There is only one movie based on Dr. Seuss' books: It is Horton Hears A Who.
  • Steven Universe: Pearl was not so distraught over something so trivial as not being the one and only person Rose Quartz didn't keep secrets from that she nearly let Steven, Rose's son, fall to what would've been his death if Steven hadn't caught himself.
  • Real Life:
    • The Sci Fi Channel did not diss nerds/geeks, and did not change their name to "Syfy", which is known in Poland as a synonym for "syphillis" and/or filth.

    Tropes Are Not Bad 
  • Usually, I really, really don't like the First Girl Wins trope. It'd be nice to see some other girl win.
    • Sam Manson is manipulative, mean, and uses Danny for her own agenda. Paulina is shallow and vapid and loves the alter ego. Valerie was misguided, and turned out nice once the misunderstanding was sorted out. Guess who Danny picked.
    • Katara? Don't get me started. It's creepy that she was the mother/big sister figure as well as the love interest. She even goes so far as to give a motherly speech about how much Aang has grown up and how proud of him she is. After which he kisses her! And another one later on about how she's not the Team Mom, which they then go on to lampshade.
      • I didn't much care for Mai, either, and Opposites Attract could've solved that problem handily.
    • Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable are an exception because Kim had an active handful of choices, and Ron got enough Character Development he was interesting as a romantic choice. Sort of.
    • The American Dragon Jake Long example doesn't bother me either. Jake dated a few girls, and they didn't Ship Tease by making it seem like he might pick somebody else. It was always Rose. And they had a very difficult time getting together, so that was not as unsatisfying.
    • I was thrilled when Sookie dumped Bill and has, to date, refused to go back to him. He was a bastard, nothing magnificent about him.
    • I am really hoping Peter and Gwen get together on The Spectacular Spider Man
    • Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley is another "this is too Oedipal for me" romantic pairing.
  • The Unfavorite:
    • Of all the Batman Sidekicks, I like Dick and Tim (and Carrie Kelley), Stephanie, then Damian and Jason in that order.

    Darth Wiki 
  • Dethroning Moment of Suck:
    • Buffy The Vampire Slayer: See Dis Continuity - the Attempted Rape of Buffy by Spike which I refuse to admit happened? Buffy cried and begged like a victim, when she should've thrown him through the wall and beat him within an inch of his undead life because she's the SLAYER!
    • True Blood Season 3 was a little too full of rape for me. Not quite enough to make me quit the series. Yet.
    • Grimm Episode "Lonelyhearts" was one such for me. A nebbishy supernatural serial rapist. Enough to make me quit the series altogether.
    • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Sometimes they leave these kind of sub-lessons laid out, unintentionally. The "Mysterious Mare Do Well" episode (aside from that title) had the sub-lesson that it took the other Five of the Mane Six to outshine Rainbow Dash, and they only did it to teach her a lesson about being full of herself — which they never bothered to talk to her about unless it happened offscreen.
      • Spike's Day in the Limelight episode also hit me this way. I know the lesson they intended was "your family is who loves you and who you love, no matter where you come from," but the unintentional sub-lesson they showed was "your own kind are savages, nasty and classless. You're better off with us (even though we treat you like an indentured servant and you sleep in a bed on the floor like a cat or dog)" which leaves a nasty Unfortunate Implications taste of racism in my mouth, bigtime.
    • Once Upon a Time: They spent too much time hitting me over the head with the fact that Mayor Regina/Evil Queen is EVIL with a capital E. By the time they tried to do the whole Woobie thing with her, I had already had it cemented, and nothing they could show about her sad past would make me feel any better about her. Ruined for me what was beginning to look like a good series.
    • Gravity Falls "Dipper and Mabel vs. The Future". Let me get ranty. Mabel had a bad day and that justifies her giving away something of Dipper's without his permission to make a deal with Blendin, whose name she didn't even bother to remember? Without bothering to ask why he wanted it? Because she was depressed? I'm sorry. Depression is not an excuse to let you get away with being a jerk. Mabel supposedly learned better about being selfish, supposedly learned to respect Dipper's stuff. But the minute she feels like things just aren't going her way, all that's right out the window. Nice Job Breaking It, Hero. Good one on the Forgotten Aesop, kid. And no, I'm not being too hard on her. I suffer from clinical depression myself. You work harder to not be a jerk when you feel like crap yourself because it's terrible to feel like crap and you don't do crappy things to others to make yourself feel better, even if they did something to hurt you without knowing it. And from a meta standpoint, thanks a lot Alex Hirsch, for putting one more smear on the stigma of mental illness as portrayed by Hollywood.
    • The episode after that was even worse. Bill Cipher's "prison" for Mabel was a fantasy world of fun. No big deal... until Mabel actually dreamed up a "more fun, cooler" replacement for her own twin brother. Then put on a trial in which the real Dipper had to defend reality to get Mabel to consider leaving when she could have chosen any time. This upset me so much that I'm glad the series ended after two seasons.
  • Moral Event Horizon in Real Life: There are a few people whose stuff I just will never support. I won't give them a dime of my money.
    • Russell Crowe: I know marriages in Hollywood are a dime a dozen but it really bugged me that he broke up Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan.
    • Roman Polanski: He raped a thirteen year old girl, then ran from justice and is unrepentant about either of these things. He belongs in prison, not continuing to make movies and get accolades for his genius.
    • Mel Gibson: Used to be a fan, but between the anti-Semitic rants and the racist rants and the misogynist rants, I can't in good conscience keep supporting him.
    • Woody Allen: Sexual predator, still lauded for his cinematic genius.
    • Bill Cosby: accused serial rapist.
      • Whoopi Goldberg for supporting him and Mel Gibson, like the fact that they're all great guys counteracts their terrible and criminal behaviour.
    • Seth Rogen: Observe And Report had a rape scene Played for Laughs. I know actors gotta work but really, standards. I don't need to see anything this guy does if he's okay with portraying a rapist (even if it's "justifed" because he's a hero in his own mind).
    • Adam Sandler: is getting very close to ending up on this list. The misogynistic bit in Jack and Jill where he praises his son for punching his sister in the face is not cool to me, and there are only a couple of his other movies worth watching more than once.
    • Chris Brown: Unrepentant domestic violence perpetrator.

    Shipping Preferences 
  • Avatar The Last Airbender: Katara/Zuko, Sokka/Suki. Not that they let the first one happen.
  • Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Kevin and Gwen. I'm indifferent to the Ben/Julie pairing though impressed that Julie is Japanese.
  • Chuck: Chuck/Sarah
  • Cupid Trevor/Claire from the original run with Jeremy Piven.
  • Doctor Who: Let's just say I do not like Rose.
  • Firefly: Zoe/Wash, Mal/Inara, but I think Kaylee could do better than Simon.
  • Harry Potter: I find the Harry/Ginny thing way too Oedipal, for comfort thanks. I know it's canon. Remus/Tonks.
  • Heroes Hiro/Charlie. He's a TimeTraveler. They could fix it and ...sigh, they didn't go in that direction. That was messed up.
  • Kim Possible: Kim/Ron
  • Phineas And Ferb:
    • Candace/Jeremy
    • Phineas/Isabella - which came canon as of "Act Your Age!"
    • Ferb/Vanessa - though I feel bad for Monty Monogram. We don't see him in "Act Your Age".
    • Stacy/Coltrane - interracial relationship for the win!
  • Misfits: Simon/Alisha. I liked Curtis/Nikki too, but I understand the actress left the show so they couldn't bring her back.
  • Legion of Super-Heroes Ultra Boy/Phantom Girl and Bouncing Boy/Triplicate Girl/Duo Damsel
  • Pushing Daisies: Ned/Chuck
  • X-Men Jean/Scott, although I'm learning to tolerate Scott/Emma. Storm/Gambit. I hate Gambit/Rogue.
    • I am probably going to have to learn to live with *twitch* Ororo/T'Challa. I didn't like Ororo/Forge either. Yay, the Ororo/T'Challa marriage got annulled (which is a sleazy way to break them up but at least they're apart).
    • Jamie/Layla for X-Factor. I like Rahne/Rictor better than Rictor/Shatterstar.
  • Steven Universe
    • Garnet
    • Greg/Rose
    • Steven/Connie
    • I originally had Pearl/Mayor Dewey but I think Pearl has more growing to do.

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...among others, as she only just decided on a whim to do a Contributor page after months of troper-participation.

As a troper,Skylite tends to be a Splitter rather than a Combiner. She also is neutral on the Sub vs. Dub debate.

Skylite gets her best inspiration to edit/update pages and generate new YKTT Ws while watching TV and movies, so when you see a burst of activity from her, you know what she's been up to. How's that for geeky?

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