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Weirdguy149 Your worst nightmare from The back of your mind Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
Your worst nightmare
Feb 2nd 2020 at 8:46:55 AM

Knowing my luck, something I have no experience in, like a Grand Theft Auto knockoff or something like that.

Do you sing well?

Itís me. Huh huh huh huh...
KJsixteen Most Majestic Starter Pokemon of all Time from The Alola Region Relationship Status: Singularity
Most Majestic Starter Pokemon of all Time
Feb 2nd 2020 at 4:28:28 PM

Eh nope, not at all, although I do sing ironically whenever I'm alone or in Humor Mode.


Why are there more villain-centric YMMV tropes (Complete Monster, Evil Is Cool, Evil Is Sexy, Love to Hate, Moral Event Horizon) note  than hero-centric ones, barring Designated Hero and (groans) Good Is Boring?

Oceanic Operetta!
aNinjaWithAIDS Getting Over Asterioid with Mira and Ao from Hoshizaki High School Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
Getting Over Asterioid with Mira and Ao
Feb 2nd 2020 at 5:26:11 PM

My guess is that villians are almost never expected to act within conventional social norms. Because we good and often lawful people have to live within those same norms, we can have a tendency to fantacize about breaking from them. This leads into a lot of subjectivity and ambiguity within any given villain's various attributes — thus the greater number of YMMV tropes.

It's the same reason why Villain Has a Point is a trope and Hero Has a Point is not. Heroes are expected to be correct above a villain. In contrast, we don't expect villains to be...

TLDR: Villains break the rules and wisdom that heroes are bound by. This, in turn, is what allows them to be interesting yet subjective characters.


What's your favorite work from a genre you normally are not interested in?

When you look down, When you look up, There is certainly a future waiting.
AgentKirin <REDACTED> Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
<REDACTED>
Feb 2nd 2020 at 6:10:04 PM

Team Fortress 2 is my favorite shooter game. I don't actually play it, but I love the characters and the art style.


Ever use TV Tropes terms off-site?

[panicked honk]
Wheatleyfangirl Magical girl that blinds with sparkles from Not telling you Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Magical girl that blinds with sparkles
Feb 2nd 2020 at 6:14:03 PM

Yes I have.


Have you had a crush on (a) character(s) from a media you normally don't have a lot of fictional crushes in?

Yes, she is a magical girl and folks around her are blinded/stunned every time she transforms.
trashconverters 27.02.2020 💕 from Gay Mountain Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
27.02.2020 💕
Feb 2nd 2020 at 10:15:25 PM

I rarely get crushes on fictional characters at all, but lemme tell you, my love for Cassidy knows no bounds (at least in the show, cause he's sort of a cunt in the comics).

Should you be on TV Tropes right now or are you procrastinating on something?

aNinjaWithAIDS Getting Over Asterioid with Mira and Ao from Hoshizaki High School Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
Getting Over Asterioid with Mira and Ao
Feb 2nd 2020 at 10:31:54 PM

Yes.

Where would be the worst place to put the car's ignition keyhole?

When you look down, When you look up, There is certainly a future waiting.
WilliamRadarStorm Tropers, Pebbles. "Pebs" for short. from The catnip dealership. Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Tropers, Pebbles. "Pebs" for short.
Feb 3rd 2020 at 8:32:57 AM

In the car next to it. If that car goes on a road trip, you ain't going nowhere.

WHAT is your favorite color?

If you ever hear me say "Pebbles says hi," she's why.
KingofNightmares Crystal Golem
Crystal Golem
Feb 3rd 2020 at 8:44:50 AM

Purple

EDIT: Oops


Is there any work of fiction that you find unsettling? Not outright scary or disturbing, but just unsettling in a way, perhaps unintentionally

Edited by KingofNightmares on Feb 3rd 2020 at 9:42:53 AM

Still one of the coolest boss designs in this series.
KJsixteen Most Majestic Starter Pokemon of all Time from The Alola Region Relationship Status: Singularity
Most Majestic Starter Pokemon of all Time
Feb 3rd 2020 at 9:01:06 AM

[up]Uh Nightmare, you forgot to ask a question. Anyways, while I don't get scared as often today, I do remember getting an uneasy feeling when I first fight the alien turtle boss from Contra 3: The Alien Wars. Something about it feels off, especially with the boss theme, animations, and noises it makes.


Silly question but I'm curious. Does Evil Is Cool counts as a Cynical Trope, and if so/not, why?

Edited by KJsixteen on Feb 3rd 2020 at 10:55:09 AM

Oceanic Operetta!
Spottedleaf Dr. Caitlin Snow/Frost from The J.L.A. Sanctuary Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Dr. Caitlin Snow/Frost
Feb 3rd 2020 at 9:14:14 AM

It depends on why "evil" is percieved as cool. If it's about aesthetic sensibilities or being powerful, probably not; red and black color schemes, being powerful, and being hammy are all things that can be thought of as cool in their own right and just happen to be associated with villains. If it's the end result of other tropes, like Good Is Boring...then it definitely leans toward the cynical side, as it's born clearly of bitterness or frustration.


On a barely related note: favorite female superhero?

Edited by Spottedleaf on Feb 3rd 2020 at 11:16:56 AM

(insert ice pun here)
TheGamechanger Lord Farquaad from Fourth Wall Relationship Status: Robosexual
Lord Farquaad
Feb 3rd 2020 at 9:29:38 AM

[up][up]Probably, as the page notes that Tropes Are Flexible when it comes to meaning so I say it's all on how it's written. For example, the cynical person could see Evil Is Cool due to a combination of a few of tropes listed on that page, such as Being Good Sucks and Evil Is Easy.

[up]Bit of a tough one as I don't have a particular favorite. I mean I like them, just can't pick one over the others. Heck, I don't really know which ones I like the most as I did't read much of their comics and thus get to know them. eh, I'll just pick one at random and say Spider-Gwen.

Assuming TNP is someone who likes the outdoors and has hiked or gone camping before, would you listen to music while out on the trails or listen to the natural sounds? If you're not an outdoors person, would you listen to music while you walk in the city or listen to the city life sounds?

Edited by TheGamechanger on Feb 3rd 2020 at 12:33:05 PM

The League of Heroes
Bluethorn Big Bad Wolf from Spiral Mountain Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Big Bad Wolf
Feb 3rd 2020 at 11:16:43 AM

I like listening to music, but mostly when I'm home. If I'm out hiking, I'd rather listen to natural sounds. They're very peaceful and relaxing.

Do you play any sports?

Cool song, although unrelated to avatar
DrNoPuma Cat and spider frens from darkness, in nightmares
Cat and spider frens
Feb 3rd 2020 at 5:14:22 PM

Not really... but I try to go to the gym sometimes. Does that count? tongue

What do you think of video games as an art form? Do you think they're underappreciated as one, or do you think most people understand that they are one now?

AHSVelocity The Ultimate Roleplayer from the City of Fate Relationship Status: Desperate
The Ultimate Roleplayer
Feb 3rd 2020 at 8:11:11 PM

Depends on the game series. If it's something like Okami, Sekiro, something like that, video games could be considered an art. But it's kinda turned into a mainstream form of entertainment at this point.

... doesn't mean I don't love them though, because I do.

[down] Favorite You Tuber and why?

"As a roleplayer, I tend to think through a bunch of different scenarios to see what works. It's actually a useful strategy."
Zanreo another glitch
another glitch
Feb 4th 2020 at 2:57:16 AM

[up] I don't really follow a lot of youtubers, but for "original content" youtubers I guess SiIvaGunner (for fun and good rips) and Jim Sterling for Jimquisition - I've liked those videos for years.

[up][up] (because I wanna answer this) I've always seen video games as art, and this applies to all games, not just "art games" - it's an art form the same way movies, music, books ect. are. (Then again I have a very broad definition of "art") There's a lot of creativity and different types of art going into making them

Is there a soundtrack you like from a game you haven't played?

she just wants to sing for you (loudness warning at start)
Oggy123 Two cutie pies from Jakarta, Indonesia
Two cutie pies
Feb 4th 2020 at 3:09:52 AM

Lots of them. An example are the ones from many Kirby games, and many tracks from all Donkey Kong Country Games...

What's your favorite example of a work that shook/changed an entire genre?

Edited by Oggy123 on Feb 4th 2020 at 6:10:05 PM

Nintendo's cutest couple
Feb 5th 2020 at 7:57:36 PM

Jaws, the very first Summer Blockbuster.

Can you name a female character who's both an Alpha Bitch and Idol Singer?

AutisticAlivia Friendship is a Panacea from Everywhere on TV Tropes Relationship Status: Desperate
Friendship is a Panacea
Feb 6th 2020 at 4:41:58 AM

Oh, um...? Eli Ayase? Although not really an alpha *****, she is blode though and is the Student Council President

What do you think of the One Piece live-action show coming to Netflix?

Edited by AutisticAlivia on Feb 8th 2020 at 3:52:37 AM

This "sexy" video again
Oggy123 Two cutie pies from Jakarta, Indonesia
Two cutie pies
Feb 7th 2020 at 5:19:06 AM

I... don't watch those.

What's your favorite example of a work that broke the mold?

Edited by Oggy123 on Feb 7th 2020 at 8:22:28 PM

Nintendo's cutest couple
TabbyGirl4 Blast to the Past from The Nowhere Islands Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Blast to the Past
Feb 7th 2020 at 6:30:26 AM

Probably Puella Magi Madoka Magica of Magical Girl Genre since it was unique for its time until many Magical Girl Anime after that started jumping on the Bandwagon. Myself is guilty of this of a Magical Girl Webcomic I want to make in the future.


What is your least favorite party member in the RPG genre?

"I'm Mary Poppins, Y'all!" -Yondu,2017
AHSVelocity The Ultimate Roleplayer from the City of Fate Relationship Status: Desperate
The Ultimate Roleplayer
Feb 7th 2020 at 8:53:44 AM

The healers. Mainly because when I have them in a party, enemies will go for them, and it usually results in them having to heal themselves more than the rest of the party members.

What's your favorite video game and why?

"As a roleplayer, I tend to think through a bunch of different scenarios to see what works. It's actually a useful strategy."
Oggy123 Two cutie pies from Jakarta, Indonesia
Two cutie pies
Feb 10th 2020 at 4:47:23 AM

Not much, really. Maybe Kirby Star Allies?

Your least favorite portrayal of gay people in media?

Edited by Oggy123 on Feb 10th 2020 at 7:49:03 PM

Nintendo's cutest couple
VengefulBale Oma Zi-O from The Future Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Oma Zi-O
Feb 10th 2020 at 5:12:17 AM

I have a few, but given that it's highly controversial, I'd rather not say it here

Favorite LGBT couple?

The Demon King of Time.
trashconverters 27.02.2020 💕 from Gay Mountain Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
27.02.2020 💕
Feb 11th 2020 at 7:43:28 PM

Canon ones are Rose + Kanaya and Holt + Kevin.

Also Cassidy + Eccarius but less because I find them cute, given Eccarius turned out evil, and more that the romantic plotline was a really, really good way to explore Cassidy's sexuality while making it relevant to his wider character development.


What's a cliche trope that you unironically enjoy?


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