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  • Top 10 things people were introduced to by tvtropes

    October 29th, 2010
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    TvTropes has a page TVTropesAsAGatewayDrug where individual editors (tropers) list things the wiki got them interested in. I've sorted the page by popularity, and these are the top ten: Of these, I already know I like order of the stick, discworld, xkcd, and firefly. So I guess I should have a look at the other six.

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