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That is double "L" in my handle. I hardly know why I chose this handle. I wanted to use Fllo but it had been already taken, so I figured that X would make it cooler.

I'm a Czech woman. An avid reader and TV-show-watcher.

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     My Contributions to the Wiki 

Tropes that I proposed and launched:

Tropes I got to launch or helped to get close to launching, or I helped substantially in TRS or Trope Description Improvement Drive

I found Trope Images for these pages:

Pages I Try to Maintain

  • Pretty Boy: ZCE are commented out and I try to make sure new additions are properly explained.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Same. This trope requires three things: extraordinary beauty, black hair, pale skin.
  • Hot Witch: Same. This trope has two parts: What are her magical abilities? What makes her hot?
  • English Rose: She must be English or from fantasy/sci-fi counterpart culture. Plus pale, pretty, petite, and pleasant.
  • Spirited Young Lady: Not just any cheeky young woman. Spirited + young + lady does not equal Spirited Young Lady.
  • Spoiled Sweet: More complex trope than any character who is rich but nice.

Substantial contribution:

  • The Joy of X: I added tons of patterns. I notice them everywhere. They just keep jumping at me. Is that normal?
    • X in Wonderland
    • Me, Myself, and X
    • (The) Cases of X
    • (The) X Mysteries / The Mysteries of X
    • Journey into the Depth of the X's Soul
    • Journey to the Center of the X
    • The Strange Case of X (and Y)
    • The Curious Case of Y
    • The Importance of X-ing Y
    • (The) X's Guide to Y
    • There Were N of Us
    • The X Patient
    • Bend It Like X
    • X and the Temple of Y (or X and the Y of Doom)
    • The Prince and the X
    • The Old Man and the X
    • The Devil Wears X
    • From X to Eternity
    • A Study in X
    • From the Diary of X
    • Mr. X's Neighborhood
    • Have X - Will Travel / Have Gun - Will [Verb] / Have X - Will [Verb]
    • Much Ado About X
    • The Secret Life of X
    • X Take(s) Manhattan
    • One Hundred Years of X
    • X's Well That Ends Well
    • Citizen X
    • Last Tango in X
    • What's Eating X
    • The Talented Mr. X
    • It's a Wonderful X
    • There's Something About X
    • X Doesn't Live Here Anymore
    • Driving Miss/Ms/Mrs/Mr X
    • X Confidential
    • Rich X, Poor X
    • Tinker, Tailor, Job X, Job Y
    • X, Interrupted
    • The X Always Y-s Twice

    My Favourite Troping 

My favourite troping, articles that I wrote, pages that I launched, and the like. Hard to keep the track actually.

  • I am an Entry Pimp for the Hornblower TV page.
  • I liked writing and editing The X-Files recaps for a really long time. I stopped somewhere around season 7 or 8.
  • I adored adding image links to Image Links sub-pages. I stopped doing it after a while.
  • I plan to write about my favourite writers and my favourite works of fiction that do not have a page yet. Especially some good Czech stuff is missing on this wiki. And I usually notice a new trope that doesn't have a page yet when I try to trope a new work.
  • I launched Alliterative Name's Playing With sub-page.
  • I started compiling a character sheet for Murdoch Mysteries.
  • Eugene Onegin: This book has been my love since I was 13 or so, and I was surprised it did not have a page. I wanted to keep expanding the page, but I didn't. Perhaps one day when I reread the book.
  • The Queen of Spades: I love this short story. Couldn't believe that it didn't have a page.
  • Characters.Monday Mornings and many of the show's sub-pages.
  • I started and contributed substantially to The Autobiography of Jane Eyre.
  • I wrote the article and added some tropes for Gillian Anderson. And I don't even like creator pages for actors and actresses. But I do like her and I thought she's notable enough. The page grew considerably and has other contributors.
  • I launched Natalie Mooshabr's Mice. Such a cool book.
  • My Ántonia. Most of the tropes and the description is by yours truly.
  • Adele Hasn't Had Her Dinner Yet: It used to be all mine and I worked very hard on the page, but the film has other fans here. I love it. Best Czech movie, IMO. Probably my number one film ever.
  • A Bouquet: Fascinating book of narrative poems. Morbid ballads at their finest.
  • Tomcat Blue Eyes' Diaries: Cutest book ever!
  • I'm responsible for most content on Characters.Around The World With Willy Fog. I just love the series so much. I have only gushing for this show.
  • The Victorian Way: This is so awesome... Very Downton-Abbey-esque, except only about the servant(s) and cooking.
  • Mr Krbec and his Animals: So awesome. My favourite animation shorts.
  • Owners: I love Caryl Churchill.
  • Cases of the 1st Department: Rather brilliant crime investigation show. So very Czech.
  • Ready or Not: LOL, this show... I used to watch it as a kid. Always wondering what /bizi/ and Amanda are up to again.
  • Much Ado About Shakespeare: Love's Labours Won: First ever fanfic that I liked enough and found fascinating enough to write an article about it here. I usually read slashy fics for the lolz only, but this is somehow different.
  • Becoming Jane. Lol, this movie...
  • If You Believe: My Guilty Pleasure Christmas movie. One of the first pages I created. Hard to say why I like it so much, but I'm really kind of ashamed of it.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Wife: Cool deconstruction of the trope. Deserves recognition and more love.
  • Ozzy Man Reviews: Launched.
  • I reorganized Doppelgänger Crossover.
  • I cross-wicked and organized Lolita
  • The Essex Serpent: Launched.
  • The Six Bullerby Children: Launched.
  • TLP is a fascinating place. Probably my favourite place on the wiki. Launching a trope is a hard work, though.
  • I'm a splitter. Soft-split pages are meh.
  • I like IP forum. A lot.
  • TRS is a necessity, but I am vexed that it takes forever to reach a consensus. And when that happens, almost nobody is willing to do the hard work like dedicated clean-up or taking a new idea through TLP. Pretty please, lend a hand if you can.
  • I try to fix example indentation whenever I can.
  • Zero-context examples — my biggest pet peeve. I commented-out tons of pages.

     What Brought Me to This Wiki 
I think it was Aliens Speaking English or something similar. Or perhaps what used to be called You Fail Linguistics Forever. I was in the process of re-watching Star Trek: The Next Generation and Googling for some stuff, and as a student of linguistics, I was fascinated by the language tropes. I also think Awesome Mc Cool Name and Fail O Sucky Name really caught my attention, but I would hardly know to Google such specific concepts. I also realize that I posted one question on Remember that show? forum long before I decided to get an account. Can you post there without an account now? I don't think so. Road to Avonlea was the half-forgotten show.

I've been trying to remember my very first edit. I think it was a real life section of a trope that is now likely cut for not allowing real life examples. I think I corrected information that Poland was the first victim of the Nazis as it was the first country openly attacked... because Nazis' first victim was totally Czechoslovakia, and perhaps even Austria, if we count the Anschluss. I was dissatisfied with the entry so much that I talked about it with my brother... who suggested that I can correct it if it bothers me so much. This Is A Wiki.

And that's how my obsession with tropes started.

     My Proto-Troping 
These are tropes that I noticed in works before I knew there was any such thing as this wiki. Or fiction analysis whatsoever.

This one I identified in grammar school. By this time I knew about fiction analysis.

  • Deus ex Machina: The ending of Tartuffe when the King saves the day... It was so obsequious and it was a huge, huge disappointment from the very cool Molière.

     My Favourite Fiction 

    My Favourite Tropes
This gorgeous picture used to be a page image of English Rose and it's my favourite.

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: I like poetry, so... Simply sounds seductive.
  • Affectionate Parody: It's best when you have fun watching or reading stuff and you know the creators had just as much fun writing it.
  • Bizarchitecture: I love how in fiction anything is possible.
  • Caring Gardener: So sweet. I love plants and gardening myself.
  • Crazy Cat Lady: I have a soft spot for them. The more (cats), the merrier. The more, the crazier. The crazier, the better.
  • Creepy Souvenir: Creepy trinkets of serial killers weirdly fascinate me in fiction.
  • Destination Defenestration: Muahahahaha, this is like our national sport. Be careful if you stand near a window in Prague or elsewhere in the Czech Republic. Just kidding. Only in fiction and in history.
  • Defenestrate and Berate: Hysteric spouses who throw stuff of their exes out of the window while screaming are best. But only in fiction.
  • Empathic Environment: Ah, weather corresponding to characters' moods or overall situations... This is such a gorgeous trope. I find most weather tropes beautiful. I love how it combines fiction and art with the sublimity of nature.
  • English Rose: Probably my most beloved trope. I'm an anglophile and almost anything English appeals to me. These women are so precious and delicate. I also love how specific and fairly narrow the trope is.
  • Facepalm: Love it. I just do. Very amusing. I have a particular fondness for finding this trope in written media ("buries her face in her hands", "she covers her eyes with her hand in shame" and so on).
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: I lurve foreign languages and various foreign-language-tinged accents.
  • Fail O Suckyname: Self-deprecation has its value in entertainment. If a character chooses a particularly ugly name, it usually cracks me up.
  • Fairytale Motifs: I adore fairy-tales and it's awesome if their motifs appear in other kind of fiction.
  • Female Gaze: I like to look. Occasionally.
  • Fractured Fairy Tale: These kinds of stories are great fun. It's interesting how culture-specific this trope can be, because here there are more stories to "fracture", not just those basic ones the trope description mentions.
  • Garden of Love: Gorgeous.
  • The Joy of X: Or Tis a Pity I'm a Bore. This trope is too funny. I absolutely adore it. Troping for Fun and Profit indeed. I'm obsessed with this trope. Obsessed I'm telling ya. I keep finding new patters everywhere. I can't stop... Please send help.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: I love cats myself, so I like meeting fictional friends.
  • Language Tropes: I love languages. Some of those tropes are vaguely confusing and hard to grasp... often the case with language in real life, too, I suppose.
  • Love Dodecahedron: Complicated love is interesting to read about. Jane Austen does it best.
  • Mind Screw: Complicated narrative structures are great. But sometimes it gives me headaches.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Did it really happen? Was it magic? Does the magic exist in the particular fictional world? It's somewhat troubling... but mysterious things are great.
  • Nested Story: The more layers the story has, the better.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: It really is. It can scare me senseless.
  • Oop North: I love the accent. "Loove" and "soonshine" are like the best variants of the words ever. Other great English accents include Scottish English and Australian English. The R's are irresistible.
  • Pretty Boy: Less appealing than hunky manly men, but angel-like baby-faced man eye candy... why not.
  • Recursion: I like how universal this concept is. The more layers, the better.
  • Recursive Reality: Fascinating. Simply fascinating.
  • Rewriting Reality: The power of writing and creating. Imagination is awesome.
  • Romantic Rain: Love and rainy weather just go together. It's a bit overused, but it's really beautiful if done right.
  • Spirited Young Lady: I love Jane Austen, so... I love me some witty, lively, snarky ladies from history. I don't much like this trope if it is used in contemporary works set in the past — they are rarely done well. I also don't like that this trope gets misused for any cheeky girls, no matter how modern they are. Just notice how many people try to trope a high school girl in the new tens as SYL. Also, I somehow like the trope way less now than before — it happened when I realised how classist this trope is. A lady is a journalist and has a decent writing career? Sorry, she works, not a lady. I mean — wut?
  • Shout-Out to Shakespeare: The Bard is my favourite. He was a genius. It always cheers me up when I spot a Shakespearean reference.
  • Stock Poses: I love the page with the little cute thumbnail images. Similarly to Face Palm, I like finding instances of these poses in books and theatre scripts.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Tall guys with dark hair with attractive faces and hunky bodies. This is the archetype, lol. Pretty Boy has his charms as well, though.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Or Tall, Snark and Handsome.
  • Through the Eyes of Madness: Interesting to read or to watch. Great potential for story-telling.
  • Unreliable Narrator: They are immensely fascinating. It sometimes feels unfair when you take everything in the story for granted and than bam! Another side of the story and everything's up side down.
  • Umbrella of Togetherness: Lovers sheltered from the rain and cuddling under an umbrella... It's ever so romantic. Truly beautiful.
  • World of Snark: Sass and spirit from everybody. It's usually funny as hell. However, I dislike when people snark at me in real life. I take it too personally.

     Favourite Characters 
  • Emma. Other Jane Austen characters. They are all the best. Even the minor ones like William Larkins and Baddeley.
  • Archie Kennedy of Hornblower.
  • Dana Scully and Fox Mulder.
  • Women on The Last Kingdom. Almost all of them. Iseult the Shadow Queen, sorceress, seeress, healer. Brida. Mildrith, Uhtred's first wife. Gisela, Uhtred's second wife. Aethelflead, Lady of Mericans and future Warrior Queen. Nun Hild. Uhtred is OK and Kind Alfred is OK. Young Ragnar. Finan the Irishman. Mostly Iseult and Aethelflead.
  • Women on Vikings: Lagertha. Ragnar. Mostly Legertha. Also Judith (it was the best when she wanted to learn to paint). Murderous Kwenthrith. Athelstan. Mostly Athelstan.
  • Game of Thrones: Dolorous Edd. Ned. Sansa. Jon Snow. Jon and Sansa. Podrick. Podrick and Brianne. Tormund. Mostly Tormund and Brianne. Ser Davos.
  • Anna Bartakova of Into the Darkness
  • Ben Wyatt and Leslie Knope of Parks and Rec. Also Andy and April. And Ron.
  • Snow White.
  • Esther from Bell Jar. I relate to her fig tree dilema. There are so many possibilities in life, but when you choose one path, others get far away or closed...
  • Monika Schöllack
  • Dustin and Steve, Eddie, Robin, Jonathan and Nancy, Max, and Joyce from Stranger Things

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