Hello all, I am themayorofsimpleton. I have been using TV Tropes for years (mainly starting around 2014, though I'd used the site a lot prior), but I only created my account in late 2019 and started really editing and getting active around late 2020. I come from downstate New York. I am the OP of several cleanup threads, including the cleanup thread for the three "Killer" tropes (Franchise Killer, Creator Killer, and Genre-Killer) and the cleanup thread for removing unnecessary references to reviewers on wiki entries. I am also the creator and proprietor (of sorts) of the Works That Require Cleanup of Complaining sandbox, and I also created the TRS Queue.
I actually don't consume a lot of media outside of music, which is most of what I consume. I like a lot of different kinds of bands and genres, particularly Hip-Hop, Electronic Music, and some rock music (mainly Alternative and Indie). Lately I have been listening to a lot of Alternative Rock and New Wave from The '80s in particular, and I'm now really getting into Acid Jazz. My favorite album, for reference, is Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys.
I used to play a lot of video games, but I haven't in recent years due to lack of motivation and persistent computer issues. Still, my favorite game is Super Mario 64. (I also used to play a lot of Pokémon, hence some of my profile pictures.) I'll probably get back into games someday when I get a more stable PC—PC games are mainly my thing, both new and old.
I also watch a lot of channels on YouTube, ranging from reviewers and video essayists to people who just play games to animators to some meme channels. My favorite YouTuber on the whole site is ContraPoints.
Other than that, I'm a big fan of The Simpsons (mainly the older seasons) and adult animation in general, and I'm slowly getting into other kinds of media. And of course, I've always loved Disney and Pixar moviesnote . I'm politically left-wing (I lean socialist and was/am a Bernie supporter) and religiously, I am a Lutheran Christian (who leans agnostic—it's complicated). I'm mainly active on the forums (specifically the left-side, sometimes some Yack Fest threads, and occasionally the RIP thread in On-Topic), but I occasionally edit the wiki as well. And I really like cute things. (Although not sickeningly cute things.) Especially my cats.
Thanks for visiting my troper page. Oh, and the origin of my username.
Tropes I have taken to TRS:
- Genre-Killer (10-year time limit added)
- Bile Fascination (on-page examples allowed, not the intended outcome)
- Designated Hero (some changes applied, among others the "hero" does not need to be disliked to qualify, cleanup started)
- Deader than Disco (disambig'd between Condemned by History and Disco Sucks!, the former being the original meaning whilst also being broadened)
- Best Is Average, Better Is Best (now Parity Product Paradox)
- Holding It For A Friend (merged into I Need to Go Iron My Dog)
- Unintentional Period Piece (slowly being reworked into a YMMV trope about intentional and unintentional period pieces that are beloved for being dated, new tropes being created to help with misuse)
- Franchise Original Sin (sin no longer has to be done better before to count, cleanup thread started)
- Seasonal Rot/Dork Age/Sequelitis (waiting periods added, tropes redefined, Dork Age renamed to Audience-Alienating Era)
- Everything's Better With Monkeys (disambiguated, original trope renamed to Silly Simian)
- Dummied Out (moved to Trivia)
- The AFI lists (cut)
- Role-Ending Misdemeanor (waiting period added, now covers on- and off-set role endings, actual loss of a role now required)
- Moral Dissonance (Disambiguated)
- What an Idiot! (Moved to Darth and made Flame Bait)
- Extreme Sport Excuse Plot (Renamed to Extreme Sports Plot and redefined)
- Date Crepe (Merged into Indirect Kiss)
- Loads and Loads of Characters (Disambiguated)
- Diary (disambiguated)
- Music Player Game (sent back to TLP)
- Political Correctness Gone Mad (split between two new tropes, Political Overcorrectness and Political Correctness Is Evil)
- Tastes Like Diabetes (split into two new tropes)
- Eight Deadly Words (made Definition Only)
- Abandonware (launched by Macron Notes) (moved to Trivia)
- Loony Fan (expanded to cover misuse)
- Unfortunate Implications (launched by GastonRabbit) (tbd)
- Sempai / Kohai (launched by Macron Notes) (tbd)
Videos I Have Uploaded
- Vanity Plate: The 20th Century Fox example and the Warner Bros. example
- A Minor Kidroduction: The Zootopia example
- And Knowing Is Half the Battle: The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog illiteracy example