describe yourself in ten tropes:
Aloof Ally - I don't play well with others and will generally only join a team effort if someone I care about needs me to or (more rarely) if they're failing badly and could use a hand. Because I have a soft spot for underdogs. B-but it's not like I wanted to join up with you or anything, i-idiots.
Brilliant, but Lazy - There are a lot of things I'm very good at but I will do just about anything to get out of doing them unless I get amusement/entertainment in return. Or if I'm getting paid, in which case I turn into Only in it for the Money but that's only until all my debts are settled.
Cosplay Otaku Girl - Exactly what it says on the tin, though I don't refer to myself as "otaku" or use fangirl Japanese unless I'm mocking it.
I Am What I Am - I accept myself exactly as I am and don't spend much time worrying about how other people perceive me; if someone doesn't like me as I am, they can go hang out with somebody else. The downside to this is that I'm extremely resistant to change even if it's in a good direction, and when I do change, it's usually very dramatic and noticeable.
Karmic Trickster - "Normally harmless, even friendly, if left unmolested" describes me perfectly. Because of "I Am What I Am" and "Brilliant, but Lazy" it takes a lot to rile me up enough to retaliate, but when I do retaliate my goal is to teach you a lesson rather than make you feel bad. Though if I don't have a chance to retaliate immediately I usually let it go; holding a grudge is too much work.
Plucky Girl - I wouldn't say "brave" so much as "relentless"; I am the opposite of a quitter and get up one more time than I fall down. This is part of the reason I am reluctant to start new things: I know that once I have actually decided to go through with something I will not stop, but because I am lazy I just don't wanna.
The Snark Knight - This is the one trope that fits me 100% so I will just quote it: This character has a world-weary disdain for everyone, themselves included. They [...] are the type to stand aside at parties and quietly drink beer while making cold-hearted quips about the idiocy that surrounds them. To the "herd followers" they deprecate, this makes them a Jerkass. The sympathetic see their antisocial behavior as a sort of personal crusade against idiocy. [...] Snark Knight holds themselves to their own impossibly high standards. Anyone who has known me for longer than five minutes understands these things about me.
Spider Sense - I have two abilities that border on the supernatural: detecting bullshit (this is weaker when the communication is person-to-person; I'm better at reading bullshit than hearing it) and finding errors in computer code even if it's in a language I don't know. I used to be pretty proactive about calling out bullshit whenever I saw/heard it but that was too much work so I stopped.
Stoic Woobie - I have a lot of feelings but I also have flat affect owing to PTSD; the only emotion that I can convey accurately and reliably is anger. But I don't want your pity. >:O
You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry - Pissing me off is seriously not a good idea because I am guaranteed to react with disproportionate rage. I am not especially violent (and never physically so) but all filters are gone when I get angry, and other people's feelings are literally irrelevant when I'm in berserk mode. Part of the reason I prefer interacting via LJ/Twitter/Tumblr is that I recognise that I have a serious issue with losing my shit, and I'm better at managing my reactions if I have the chance to sit back and distance myself from the situation -- this is way harder via IM, chat, or in person. This and "I Am What I Am" make me a habitual bridge-burner.