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Yeah, I made a review for TV Tropes. I don't know if anything like this has ever been done before, but this is too meta for me to pass up.
TV Tropes is one of the best websites on the internet. It has the informality and creativity of YouTube, with the organization and absence of hardcore pornography of Wikipedia. And whoever decided to attach a forum to a wiki frankly deserves a Nobel Prize. TV Tropes Will Enhance Your Life as much as it ruins it.
How'd I do?
First, let me start off by saying that 3,000 characters is nowhere near enough to do any half decent review (It is, however, enough for me to complain about this limit).
It's quite fortunate that you're on TV Tropes already, and presumably know what the site is, because you won't hear any explanations from me. Having to tell you about this would distract from my telling you why I hate this site so much... and now that I think about it, so does this paragraph.
The fact that any user with an account in good standing can edit this site leads to all sorts of idiots making horrible edits that show off their stupidity to the internet. What? You want me to give examples? Perhaps explain what I mean and tell you why I feel this way? You imbeciles! My word count is sorely limited, and actually taking the time to back up my opinion would take away from expressing it!
Another thing I would like to point out is the horrible, horrible, choice of a lampshade for the site's logo. The damn thing makes so sense at all and is horribly distracting to look at. I'm losing sleep at night thinking about it, and even more when people try to tell me I'm overreacting to minutiae.
No, I didn't ask you to tell me why it's this way. This review is to express my opinion, not learn anything about what any of you fools think. It might be nice if anyone out there agreed with me, but actually persuading the uninformed of my opinion would, you know, require making the effort to make a coherent argument. It's not worth the effort, thank you very much, so I'll spend my remaining words however I damn well please.
The page design sucks, too, and so does the choice of font text. Do you need more explanation, nimrod? I. Don't. Like. It. Simple enough for you pinheads? You can make a hell of a lot more assertions about your opinions if you don't elaborate on them. Anyone who dismisses your opinion as poorly reasoned is just jealous of your methods' efficiency.
I do suppose there are some cool things about this site, though. The ability to post reviews is pretty nice, since it allows me to share my opinion with all of you. So does the liveblogging feature. The YMMV page is also a good dumping ground for all the complaints I have about shows I don't like, even if they don't really fit the trope I'm using. By including this paragraph, I avoided making this review entirely negative, and actually convinced you I made an honest effort too cover all aspects of this work, without wasting too many words. See? I'm a genius!
Let's get back to the negative. I hate the 3,000 character limit on reviews because it actually forces me to trim down my reviews, leave stuff out and carefully think about how to best express my points. If I had my way, and couldn't get rid of the limit, I'd at least make it 3,000 words, which would be a step in the right direction.
Oh Crap! Now I'm almost out of characters. TL;DR? TV Tropes sucks and I don't care what you th
TV Tropes is a Wiki that collects, sorts, and stores story-driven Tropes that are found in all media (not just TV). To some, TV Tropes Will Enhance Your Life, to others TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life, but this wiki is not just a place for editing, reviewing, and writing about Tropes.
Unlike The Other Wiki (Wikipedia for you noobs), this place is also full of fun articles, ones that aren't taken seriously, ones that you can get involved with others in (Tropers for you new guys). Beware though, you could get lost in a place like this.
And don't forget, Tropes Are Just Tools. If you think I'm joking, it's Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
For more info, check out Welcome to TV Tropes!.
In any case, this Cloudcuckoolander approves of this website and enjoys it. Keep up the good work guys.
"I'm The Entertainment Critic, and I review it because I like to be entertained."
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