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Self portrait. Note my trademark Opaque Lenses.

Hey! I'm a 24 year old girl from Norway who's been a troper for years, but only been active on the forum since August 2017 note . On TvTropes I shamelessly lowkey promote my own webcomic's page and lurk around the Forum Games section, mainly the avatar games and Hunger Games Simulation, and I regularly drop by Yack Fest too.

One of my biggest hobbies are video games, and I especially love Nintendo and rhythm games - rhythm games are a really underrated genre! Other hobbies include drawing, cosplay and cooking (especially desserts and other snacks)
I'm rather easily amused and tend to like a lot of rather strange works, along with a fascination for So Bad, It's Good (always looking for more in this category!) I also have a deep knowledge of internet memes.


The fictional characters who best describe me are Chiaki Nanami, Osaka and Aoba Suzukaze.

I'm also the author of the webcomic Consolers, a comic about various gaming history, news and fun facts starring personified game companies.

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     Tropes that apply to me: 
  • 100% Completion: I'm a bit of a completionist and love going for all the trophies/achievements (even if just in-game achievement systems rather than account-based ones), 100% save files and similar. Usually what makes me try out extra challenges outside of the "regular" difficulty - generally I won't go for a super hard challenge unless I get something out of it (that "something" typically being a trophy). In fact, "play through game with an extra challenge" type trophies like speedruns, no damage runs and "play the entire game again on extra hard mode" tend to be some of my least favorite trophies/achievements, along with heavy grinds.
  • Accidental Misnaming: It's not "Zanero", it's Zanreo. Somehow, people keep writing my name as Zanero...
  • Adorkable, at least according to myself
  • Asexual: And aromantic.
  • Asperger's Syndrome: Diagnosed as a kid.
  • Big Eater: I love food, and can eat a lot of it when I get the chance. I also love trying out new kinds of food!
  • Boyish Short Hair: I like keeping my hair short
  • Buffy Speak: I tend to speak like this a bit, using "thing" and "stuff" a lot.
  • Chaotic Good: According to several tests, and yeah, seems to fit me pretty well
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Yeah, I can be pretty weird and often have my head in the clouds.
    • Cuckoo Snarker: Though I do deliver some "sick burns" and snarky quips from time to time, often about the game industry.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: Cosplay is one of my big hobbies, some of my costumes include Ken Izumi, Aoba Suzukaze, CATS and Nintendo.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: From many late nights staying up playing games or browsing the internet.
  • Fandom Berserk Button:
    • Pokémon "genwunners" - people who claim the 1st gen are the only "real" Pokémon. (In fact, 1st gen is overall one of my LEAST favorites design-wise.) If someone prefers 1st gen, that's cool, but if they start claiming anything after the first 151 "doesn't count" or "doesn't even look like Pokémon"...
    • Someone claiming that Nintendo doesn't allow any "mature" games on their systems will take all my willpower to not instantly correct them about how this hasn't been true since the SNES days, that the only games actually not allowed based on rating/content are AO rated games (which aren't allowed on ANY console), and bring up examples like how they published Bayonetta 2 of all things.
    • The phrase "git gud", even used jokingly, tends to get on my nerves a bit. There are less obnoxious versions to say "just keep practising and you'll get better".
  • Fan of the Past: In a way: game history is one of my big passions, and I love reading up on game history trivia. Especially in relation to game companies rather than just the games themselves. (Though how big of a fan I am of the actual times rather than just finding the trivia amusing can vary)
  • Gamer Chick: I play a lot of video games, in particular I'm a big Nintendo fangirl and love rhythm games, though I will play a lot of different games, preferring more stylized and cartoony games to more "realistic", dark and gritty ones.
  • Iconic Item: Lasers. Also banhammers when I was still a mod at a forum.
  • Kuudere In real life. Type 2 or 3 - I can seem kinda shy and "cold" around strangers, however my friends know this is not the case at all.
  • Master of None: Probably as a result of having lots of hobbies and not enough time to put effort into just one at a time. While I'm decent at drawing, making cosplays, making games and animations I'm not really great at any of them.
  • Meganekko: My glasses are an important part of my look, and I think they look pretty good on me.
  • Ms. Imagination: Yeah, I tend to spend a lot of time in my own worlds
  • Nice Hat: Often seen wearing a Waluigi cap.
  • NEET: Trying to get out of it, but ever since I graduated I've had trouble finding a job for a variety of reasons. But even when all odds seem against me I refuse to completely give up!
  • Not a Morning Person: I generally hate getting up early. Though on days where this doesn't matter, my sleeping schedule is all over the place.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: ZAN-ree-oh? Zan-RE-oh? Sanrio? I don't really mind either way.
  • Older Than They Look: Due to me being short and somewhat young-looking, I'm sometimes assumed to be younger than I actually am.
  • Opaque Lenses: I usually draw myself with these.
  • Precision F-Strike: Somewhat downplayed: while I'm not opposed to swearing and pretty much never use the more "toned-down" variants (outside of Rule of Funny), I often find myself limiting stronger language because it just feels more effective if used more sparingly. Sometimes completely averted if struggling with a difficult/annoying part in a game, though
  • Promoted Fangirl: After only two years of joining a Nintendo forum I hang out on a lot, they decided to make me a moderator. (Sadly, the servers broke years ago and the forum and site never got back after that :c)
  • Proud to Be a Geek: So very much.
  • Pungeon Master: I love puns and will usually take the opportunity to make one
  • Ridiculous Procrastinator: I have way too many unfinished projects, a giant game backlog and often delay things to the last minute.
  • Save Scumming: I fully admit to doing this at times when possible, typically to beat That One Level or easier get an annoying trophy.
  • Schedule Slip: Can be pretty bad at this regarding my webcomic... even if I don't actually have a set "schedule" anymore
  • Significant Anagram: My real name is an anagram of "Laser Linked", appropiate considering my fondness for lasers.
  • The Slacker: Yep.
  • Sweet Tooth: I love candy, desserts and other sweet snacks.
  • The Teetotaler: I don't drink despite being of legal age to do so, mainly because I hate the taste of alcohol.
  • The Quiet One: I usually don't talk a lot and will especially be quiet around people I don't know
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Several people online have assumed I'm a guy (especially in more male-dominated forums), possibly because of my ambiguous-sounding nickname.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Recently started dying my hair purple.

     Some works I like: 
Biggest faves in bold:

Video Games (moving to top)

Anime and Manga:



TV shows:

Web Video, Animation and other internet stuff:

Western Animation:

Web Comics:

Non-video games:

Other (aka Zan Aesthetic):

(There's probably a bunch of stuff I forgot, so expect to see this updated now and then!)

     To watch/play/ect. list 

     Tropes I like 

Misc. other stuff:

     Forum Games I made 

My Platinum trophies on Playstation consoles.

  • 1: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F
  • 2: Katamari Forever
  • 3: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
  • 4: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
  • 5: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (on PS3)
  • 6: Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth 1
  • 7: Persona 4 Dancing All Night
  • 8: Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart
  • 9: Superdimension Neptune vs Sega Hard Girls
  • 10: Sega Mega Drive Collection
  • 11: Steins Gate
  • 12: Day of the Tentacle Remastered
  • 13: IA/VT Colorful
  • 14: Severed
  • 15: Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth 3
  • 16: Taiko no Tatsujin V Version
  • 17: Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth 2
  • 18: Littlebigplanet Vita
  • 19: Megatagmension Blanc + Neptune vs Zombies
  • 20: Virtue's Last Reward
  • 21: Arcade Game Series: Pac-Man
  • 22: Arcade Game Series: Dig Dug
  • 23. Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed
  • 24. Miracle Girls Festival
  • 25: Yakuza 6
  • 26: Yakuza Kiwami 2
  • 27: MUSYNX (Vita)