I’ve been to TV Tropes several times, but I try to stay away, because Rule # 1 about TV Tropes is that once you dip your toe in the pool, you will NEVER GET OUT AGAIN. (Rule #2 being, in order to get out, you must drag someone else in.)
This is because: a) TV Tropes is fascinating; and b) TV Tropes contains Incestuous Linkage, of the sort made dangerous by Wikipedia.
Thus, you will find yourself bouncing from “Like You Would Really Do It” to “Anyone Can Die,” and suddenly, you'll be arriving at the Deadpool page by way of Heroic Sociopath. And then somehow you will see Mooks and be astonished that there is *not* a Deadpool link in that one (considering how often he uses the word) but will decide to wade through Punch Clock Villain anyway and emerge from the pool of villiany on the Discworld page, taking great glee in the several Tropes it is the Trope Namer for. (Also, if you want to enjoy a quick contact-high of Total Badassery, check out the Crowning Moments of Awesome page for Discworld, which is a list of great Moments of Awesome from the series.) (Also also, I love how Vimes has a section in “Unstoppable Rage,” but it is noted that his rage is stoppable...by Vimes.)
You know what the best part of that whole last paragraph I just wrote is, though? It’s completely false. The reason being, the actual way I eventually ended up on the “Discworld” page was much more complicated and involved a lot of Firefly and possibly A Song of Ice and Fire. And I can’t even remember it anymore! So you get the shortened but still entirely plausible version.
Other Pages I Really Enjoyed On TV Tropes
- The “Truth in Television” section of Bunny Ears Lawyer, which made me laugh out loud several times. Particularly the part about Paul Erdős.
(FYI, Deadpool is a Bunny Ears Lawyer. Or, more accurately, a Bunny Ears Assassin.)
The “Truth in Television” section also led me to this LJ entry about Tesla, which amused me.
- The entire collection of I Am Not Making This Up.
(Which Dave Barry should totally be cited for, just because he is awesome.)
So, now that I’ve dragged you all into the pool, I’m going to go grab a towel and a pina colada and...get back to work. *sigh*
P.S. No, I am not adding Discworld and Deadpool examples whenever they occur to me, why do you ask? *g*