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“Life has an awful tendency to suck, but when you actively try to be a genuinely decent person, life doesn’t have to suck quite as much as it could have.”

Welcome to my page.  I’m not good with introductions, so I’ll provide some information about myself in other ways and let the results give you an indication of who I am.

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  • Abandon ShippingStarco used to be my all time OTP before the second half of the show dropped the ball.  Similar things can be said about the Love Square.
  • Admiring the Abomination: Sometimes.
  • Against My Religion: Outright hating people.  There are other things that go against my religion, but hatred of others is the biggest offender.  Hate the sin, not the sinner.
    • Denying science.
    • The outlawing of abortion and restriction of women’s right to choice over their bodies goes against my religion.
    • The fact that the death of a developing life form is the consequence of abortions.  This unfortunate side-effect aside, I want to be respectful to the people who get abortions and understanding of their numerous valid reasons for needing them, because my religion also drives me to be compassionate and empathetic towards others.
    • Persecuting those in the LGBT + community.
    • Being a jerk.
    • Lying.
    • Selfishness.
    • Arrogance & excessive pride.
  • All Asians Know Martial Arts: I’m from the Philippines, and I’ve practiced Karate and Jūjitsu.
  • All-Loving HeroAgape, or unconditional love, is one of my strongest values, and the driving force of my life.  It’s the greatest tenet of my beliefs. God is love, after all.
  • Always Someone Better: I tend to feel jealous of my friends, who are intelligent, skilled, and far superior to me in every way.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: See the page quote above.
  • Apologises a Lot: I frequently apologise when I think I’ve gone something wrong, which is virtually always.
  • Asian & Nerdy: I’m from the Philippines, and I’m here.  However, I’d argue against any “being smart” aspect of this trope applying to me.
  • Attention Deficit… Ooh, Shiny!: I have mild ADH… something.
  • Awesome MacCoolName: One way to translate my given name and surname comes out to “Righteous Love”.  It’s also a Meaningful Name in that sense.
  • Ban on Politics: Formerly. I used to hate politics.  I’ve become more reasonable and informed about it since then, but it’s still a huge magnet for controversy.  What I used to hate most about it is when politicians care more about being the winning side of a competition than they do about the good of the nation and its people.  Now I’m very miffed about the prominence of fascism and have no qualms with being openly political.
  • Berserk Button: I have a few.
    • Abusive Parents really grind my gears.  Thankfully, I have Good Parents, but I’ve also witnessed the terrible effects having Abusive Parents can have myself.
    • Sexual harassment, and making light of such as serious subject.  I’ve never experienced it myself, but I know a lot of people who have.  I do sometimes make a slight exception for a very minute handful of rape jokes, but only if they take Refuge in Audacity, cross the line twice, and never EVER use rape as the punchline.
      • On that note, the concepts of pedophilia and ephebophilia make me twitchy.  This one I have unfortunately been exposed to firsthand.
    • Ignorance, especially my own.
    • Lying, deception, dishonesty, untrustworthiness, you get the picture.
    • Arrogance, the true root of all evils.
    • Hatred when it’s directed towards people themselves, as well as prejudice.  Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, etc. are among these.
    • Not listening to others or being unwilling to listen to anyone who disagrees with you, which my archenemy is guilty of.
    • People refusing to acknowledge or accept responsibility for the things they’ve done that have harmed people.  Looking at you, Doctor Hope.
    • Fan Hater attitudes.  If you don’t like a work that someone else likes, that’s a difference of opinion and you should accept it (as long as they aren’t hurting others). If you are discouraging others from expressing their passions and attacking them solely for not agreeing with you, Get Out!.
    • Trying to stop me from helping people is a very effective way to tick me off, and another reason for why I intensely dislike my archenemy, and one of the many reasons the trump regime is so infuriating.
    • Not acknowledging a person’s gender identity.  Again, Doctor Hope is guilty of this as well.  I also get upset with myself whenever I do it by accident.
    • Assuming that I’m homophobic or that I’m opposed to science (e.g. the theory of evolution, the big bang theory) purely on the grounds that I'm Christiannote .
  • Big Eater: Subverted.  Despite being Obsessed with Food, my appetite is often average or below.
  • The Bore: I’m an incredibly boring, uninteresting person.  Conversations will die by my hand.
  • Boring, but Practical: Whenever there where discussions in my AP Language class, I would usually give an idea that was this trope compared to the Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory fare that was being tossed around.  One example would be an analysis of a clothing store advertisement that the class believed was making a statement of diversity, then I would suggest that the makers of the ad were not making a statement, but just wanted to not be accused of being noninclusive.
  • Brown Eyes: Though they are dark enough that they can appear to be black until closer inspection.
  • Buffy Speak: My manner of speech is far less eloquent in verbal format than in written form.
  • Bully Hunter: Not that I have any physical power to back me up, but I will put myself between a bully and a potential victim (as well as discourage the victim from trying to pursue retribution or pick a fight).  Usually, I just politely ask someone to please stop bothering someone else, and they’ll comply, surprisingly enough.
  • Can’t Take Criticism: I’ve been getting better at handling this, but when someone tells me that I’m doing something wrong, I’ll freak out and apologize profusely for being horrible.
    • This is one of my major gripes with Doctor Hope.  She can’t handle the idea that she’s ever wrong about anything, to the point that if she even thinks someone is criticizing her when they really aren’t, she’ll act like it’s a major problem that was someone else’s fault.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: When I was younger, and still now occasionally, I would make frequent jokes in which I pretend to be an evil supervillain with aspirations of world domination.  I also made joke deals with people in exchange for their souls.
  • Cassandra Truth: A common pattern when I play Among Us is that my naturally suspicious behaviour gets me voted out, meanwhile the true Impostor is the person I accused based on my own reasoning/intuition/Gut Feeling.
  • Catchphrase: I have at least six, with recurring variations on some of them.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: After an egocentric childhood of extreme selfishness, I’ve conditioned myself to always look for opportunities to help people, and do what is right whenever possible.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: To a certain extent.
  • Criminal Doppelgänger: Some random stranger once mistook me for their old friend from prison.
  • Critical Backlash
  • Cuddle Bug: I’m a very big fan of hugging.
  • Daddy Issues: Subverted.  Despite what my acquaintances and friends from group therapy seem to believe, the relative absence of my father in my life has never been a contributing factor to my emotional problems.  I have plenty of low self-esteem problems, but repressed daddy issues are not amongst them.  The only influence I can think of that he has had on my emotional troubles is that I might've inherited his brain chemistry.
  • Deadpan Snarker: I have my moments.  They’re not very funny, but they’re dry enough to qualify.
  • Deal with the Devil: See Card-Carrying Villain above.
  • The Ditz: I can be pretty scatterbrained.
  • Does Not Like People: At first, but I’ve grown out of it.  It seems to be something I inherited from my father.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: I prefer being barefoot.
  • The Eeyore: Like you wouldn’t believe.
  • Entendre Failure: I have a tendency to do this among the perverts I speak with, though I sometimes invoke this.  See Obfuscating Stupidity below for more info.
  • Epic Fail: Nearly everything I try to do, I fail in.  Even the simplest of tasks, for which I am consciously attempting to perform the proper steps correctly, will result in failure.
  • Evil Is Cool: The reason I like pretending to be an evil villain.  On another note, I once wrote an essay about how Iago from Othello is motivated by this, Evil Feels Good, and For the Evulz, and how every other motive he gives or implies for his antagonism is either BS or it roots back to being evil for its own sake.
  • Evil Laugh: I have a penchant for this.  It’s quite fun.
  • Failure Hero: During a test drive of Savage Tokusatsu, my frequent low dice rolls resulted in Darla Marva coming off as this most of the time.
  • For Happiness: For me, true happiness is bringing happiness to other people.
  • The Four Loves: I am very dedicated to knowing and promoting knowledge of this.  All true forms of love are highly important to me, especially agape and philia.
  • Freak-Out: Very frequently.
  • Friend to All Children: I tend to interact better with young children than with people my own age.
  • Fun Personified: I used to be obsessed with being this.  I still try to be this to some extent, but I hold back in order to avoid annoying and bothering people.
  • Gentleman & a Scholar: My friends have often referred to me as a gentleman, and I am rather enthusiastic about being a knowledgeable scholar.
  • Good Feels Good: See For Happiness above.
  • Gosh Darn It to Heck!: My mother taught me not to use “bad words” and profanities, and while I’ve since loosened up on what constitutes as such, I still generally adhere to this.  I even think of “heck” as a word I’d rather avoid.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: If I see someone who is talented and superior to me, I’m going to be envious.
  • Guilty Pleasures
    • I find Spy Kids 2 to be a lot of fun, but also an Idiot Plot driven by every single character doing stupid things at every opportunity. That actually adds a So Bad, It’s Good element of enjoyment to it for me.
    • I’ll admit, Power Rangers is not exactly the highest quality show ever, but I appreciate its merits and think it’s overall a better show than most give it credit for.
    • In general, I’m absolute trash for harem rom-com stories.
  • Hanlon’s Razor: For the most part, if I do something bad, it’s usually out of stupidity and incompetence.  I’m generally not a malicious person.
    • Speaking of which, Doctor Hope is mostly a case of this and Small Name, Big Ego.  She’s not just ignorant, she’s willfully ignorant.  She can’t handle the idea that she’s ever wrong, so she refuses to acknowledge any evidence that would indicate otherwise.  She doesn’t outright hate her victims per se, but she definitely doesn’t care about their wellbeing and will remain oblivious of everything she does that hurts them because she doesn’t want to admit that she’s hurting them.
  • Ham-to-Ham Combat: I have trouble with maintaining conversations with people, even my friends, but if one of them is a goofy Large Ham, I can hold up better through this trope.
  • Hates Being Touched: Despite being a Cuddle Bug, this trope also applies to me to some degree, due to my autism.
  • The Heart: I tend to function as a conflict mediator between my friends whenever they argue or fight.
  • The Hedonist: I used to be this, but I got over it.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: I have a pretty serious case of impostor syndrome and self-loathing.
  • Heteronormative CrusaderABSOLUTELY NOT.note 
  • Humble Hero: I try to invoke this, and I detest the idea of being an arrogant jerk like I used to be.
  • Hypocritical Humour: Although I complain about being, well, surrounded by perverts, I do admit to being a fan of shows that can get rather lewd, like Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt.  I can also get past the excessive Fanservice and Panty Shots in Rosario + Vampire to appreciate the rest of it.
  • Insufferable Genius: I used to think that I was smart, and I was very arrogant about it.  Then the trope got inverted once I realized that I was being arrogant and that I’m nowhere near as intelligent as I thought I was.
  • I Thought Everyone Could Do That: Since I have a low opinion of my intelligence, I have a tendency to assume that something I know is common knowledge to everyone else, like one time in Seminar class when I casually mentioned Chekhov’s Gun without explaining what it means until after being told that some of my classmates aren’t familiar with the concept.
  • Just Trying to Help: I get into this a lot.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: I often feel like this, though I try (and fail) to avoid the “simpleton” part of it.
  • Limp & Livid: When I’ve had too many reminders of why I hate myself, I tend to be like this.  It’s especially apparent when I’m exhausted in karate class.
  • The Load: I weigh down every group I join.  Pretty much any team with me on their side is guaranteed to lose.
  • Love Freak: By my own admission, I am a total love freak.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: A minor variation.  My friend has noted that she is a bigger fan of shōnen anime than I am, while I am a bigger fan of shōjo anime than she is.
  • Matchmaker Crush:: One of my favourite tropes is when one of the persons in a love triangle is playing matchmaker for the other two.  I think School Days is the root of my interest in this plot.
  • Meaningful Name: My real name; see Awesome MacCoolName and All-Loving Hero above.
  • Megane: I’m neither attractive nor good-looking, but I wear glasses, so I qualify for that part of the trope.
  • Mirthless Laughter: I do this when I’m stressed.
  • Mistaken for Gay: At least one of my friends thinks I talk like a gay white guy, and was surprised to learn that I am in fact a heterosexual Asian.
  • Momma’s Boy: I’m a huge momma’s boy.
  • MST: I sometimes like riffing on movies that I watch, whether I like them or not.
    • When I watched Spy Kids 2, I spent the whole time riffing on every What an Idiot! moment.  About every fifteen seconds, something would happen that prompted me to say, “Why would you do that?”
  • Nice Guy: While I don’t outright claim to be one, I definitely go out of my way to be a genuinely nice person.
  • Nightmare FetishistNightmare Fuel Station Attendant: I dabble in this quite a bit.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: I’m already an idiot, but I sometimes feign obliviousness whenever my friends, some of whom are perverts, make references to lewd subjects.
  • Obsessed with Food: Despite not being a Big Eater.
  • Older Than They Look: At 18-years-old, my 15-year-old friend believed me to be the same age as her.  She was rather surprised when I told her that my younger sister was 17-years-old. Even at twenty-years-old, I have been told that I look and sound like I’m fifteen.
  • The One Guy: Amongst the group of friends I regularly hung out with in college, I was literally the only male.
  • The Perfectionist: Here’s some advice that I give to my friends who are also perfectionists like myself.
    ”Perfectionism isn’t inherently bad.  However, it’s imperfect when it lacks two things. One is acceptance of the fact that absolute perfection is unattainable to us. The other is the ability to appreciate the progress made towards this impossible goal.”
    • Basically, be a perfectionist, admit that you’ll never be perfect, and be happy that your perfectionism got you as far as you did.
  • Pet-Peeve Trope: There are some tropes that get on my nerves in different ways.
    • All Just a Dream: In a meta sense, I find it rather cliché and annoying when I see a Wild Mass Guessing page speculate that the whole story is the protagonist/love interest/side character’s hallucination and the other characters and the plot represent their life or something.  Unless there is substantial evidence in the work itself to suggest this, like Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 it’s tired and boring to see this assumption.
    • Belief Makes You StupidReligion Is Wrong: No points for guessing why this ticks me off.
    • Commander Contrarian: In real life at least. Doctor Hope does this way too much. I also hate it when politicians do this purely because they don’t want to admit that the other side could be right about anything.
    • Elsewhere Fic: I don’t discourage expressions of creativity, but it’s frustratingly rare to find a decent Pretty Cure fanfic that’s about an actual season of the Pretty Cure franchise rather than a fan season, and it’s especially annoying when the fan seasons are just an author’s magical girl show with "Pretty Cure" slapped on the title.  I’m in no place to judge the quality of these fanfictions as a whole because I haven’t read all of them, but they annoy me in concept because of how excessively abundant they are, and how finding stories that are actually about Pretty Cure is nearly impossible when they’re drowned in an endless ocean of fan seasons.
    • Gravity Is Only a Theory: I hate both the stubborn insistence on clinging to ignorance and the hurtful notion some have about all Christians having this mindset.  We don’t.  Actually, denying science would go Against My Religion.
    • Holier Than Thou: Either in real life or especially if this trope is being used to “criticise” Christianity, or religion in general, and ends up making a hurtful caricature instead of giving levelheaded, legitimate criticism.
    • Hollywood Atheist: This Straw Character archetype is an offensive misrepresentation of atheists, and I hate the hurtful, unfair generalizations that this concept promotes.  See also Holier Than Thou above for reference.
    • Oh My Gods!: When I’m reading Dragon Ball fanfiction, I find that characters saying, “oh my Kami,” “I swear to Kami,” “Kami dammit,” etc. is incredibly jarring and unnatural, and it often ruins whatever mood the author was trying to set for the scene, especially serious scenes.  It’s a near Omnipresent Trope in Dragon Ball fanfic and it’s an unbelievably popular cliché.
    • On a Scale from One to Ten: I don’t like being asked to rate things on a numeric scale.  Quantifying what should be determined by qualities is difficult for me.
    • Suicide as Comedy: Unlike Black Comedy Rape mentioned above, I do have personal experience with suicidal thoughts, so making light of it and treating such a tragedy as something to be mocked is insulting on a personal level.
    • Therapy Is for the Weak: Mental health is immensely important and to reject therapy on the pretense that it’s for the weak-minded is stupid.  Denial of emotions and repression of personal issues will lead to serious damage, and I can’t stand to see people ignorantly promoting a social stigma that ruins lives like this.  This trope really ticks me off, especially when exhibited in real life.
      • Amazingly, Doctor Hope, who is a therapist herself, somehow manages to display this mindset, one example being when she stopped me from helping someone who was crying because that person “needed to deal with the problem themselves” despite the fact that it was in group therapy and the problem they were crying about was Doctor Hope refusing to let them talk about their actual problem.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: I used to be obsessed with being the funny guy.  Nowadays, I care more about being a decent person.
  • The Power of Friendship: I’m very enthusiastic about promoting friendship, making friends, being a good friend.  Works (e.g. Kamen Rider Fourze, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and especially Pretty Cure) that have this trope as a significant theme appeal to me.
  • The Power of Love: I am a firm believer in The Power of Love, especially unconditional love.note 
  • Proud to Be a Geek: Though in my case, it’s more like “Ashamed to Not Be as Passionate a Geek as Other Proud Geeks”.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: My diary and pencil bag are pink, and I have a fondness for the colour in general.
  • Real Men Love Jesus: Jesus is my role model, and I’m pretty serious about my religion.  That doesn't make me a hardcore fanatic.  I let my faith guide my life and lead me to be the best person I can possibly be.
  • “The Reason You Suck” Speech: My economics class sucked because the teacher would rather waste our time babbling about drug use and nonsense, and practically refused to teach us anything.  When I asked for help in something I didn’t understand, his response amounted to “you and everyone else in the class are screwed.”  On one occasion, my frustration with the feeling of incompetence caused me to cry in class, and he decided to crack a joke at my expense.  He literally laughed at my tears.  He similarly laughed at a student when she cried because she tried to approach him maturely about his behaviour and he responded with his usual unprofessionalism.  I couldn’t even answer half of the questions on my final.  I decided to make use of the blank space on the exam paper by writing a detailed essay explaining why the teacher sucks.
  • Refuge in Audacity: My default strategy in Among Us is that since my behaviour is naturally always suspicious, I just play it up as much as possible and establish a reputation where nothing I do short of hard evidence can be used against me.  This tends to backfire, as I often choose a random player to follow around and spook with my routine only for that player to be a real Impostor and murder me.
  • The Resenter: I have a bad habit of being this to everyone who I think is better than me, which is pretty much everyone.  It’s probably my greatest flaw.
  • Recognition Failure: If people talk to me about or mention some famous celebrity or other person of note in pop culture, I’m probably not going to know who they’re talking about half of the time. I feel that I’m culturally uneducated.
  • Sad Clown: I tend to make jokes, although sometimes depression causes me to remind myself that I’m not funny and that my sense of humour is too annoying for people to waste their time on, so I stop myself.
  • Self-Harm: I hit myself in the head to punish myself whenever I screw-up and make everything worse.  I’ve been learning to resist this urge, but it still comes up occasionally.
  • Sensory Overload: As someone on the autistic spectrum, my senses are somewhat heightened.  This leads to problems when I’m with loud people.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: People who know me have noted that they find my vocabulary to be fairly expansive and advanced, especially for my age.
  • Sharing a Body: Another one of my favourite tropes, which I blame Yu-Gi-Oh! for making me obsessed with.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: I used to be this, but I’ve grown out of it.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Invoked.  There are a lot of morals and values that I feel are best given directly, and my writing is rather deliberate on which messages are subtle or intentionally Anvilicious.
  • Sophisticated as H*ll: I enjoy creating a dichotomy between advanced, (pseudo-)intellectual language and an informal, sometimes crude manner of speech for comedic effect.  This is particularly evident in the essays I write for English classes.
  • Squee!: I do this fairly often.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: For some reason, I have a habit of doing this and accidentally spooking people in the process.
  • Sure, Let’s Go with That…: I sometimes use this phrase as a humuorous way of saying, “yes,” though it rarely ever serves well as an actual example of this trope.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: A variation; see my username.
    • I personally would say that this trope is otherwise inverted, as I feel like I’m the idiot everyone else has to put up with.
  • Swiper, No Swiping!: This trope is my immediate first response whenever I’m trying to prevent bullying from happening, and usually, it works for some reason.
  • Take Over the World: See Card-Carrying Villain above.
  • Team Mom: Despite being male, I tend to serve this role in groups I’m in.  I’ve been described as “motherly” before.
  • Took a Level in CheerfulnessTook a Level in Cynic: I Zig-Zag this.  As I child, I was carefree, cheery, and perpetually happy.  When depression kicked in, I became moody, brooding, self-loathing, etc.  After my experiences in the hospital, I’ve generally gotten better, though I still slip into my cognitive distortions many times.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: I used to be a huge brat, thinking I was smarter and better than everyone else.  Growing up and taking my religious upbringing seriously has thankfully changed me for the better.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: I'm a bit of an inversion.  I was a real brat as a kid, and then became kinder and more compassionate as I grew older.
  • Your Soul is Mine!: See Card-Carrying Villain above.

    Works I’m a Fan Of 

Anime/Manga & Visual Novels

Film - Animated

Film - Live Action


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Video Games

Web Content

Western Animation

    My Favourite Characters 
My favourite characters in each of their respective series/stories.

These are some pairings that I ship.  Some of them are an Official Couple, others might be considered a Crack Ship.  If you dislike any of these, that’s your opinion.  Please don’t fight me on Shipping.  We should all be allowed to ship whichever couples we want, even if it’s not canon.  As long as you aren’t telling people to stop shipping a pairing you dislike, ship away!  I’m multishipping trash, so some of these ships will have some overlap in characters (e.g. Person A/Person B as well as Person A/Person C).  No Ship-to-Ship Combat, please.


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