Ascended Fanboy - TvTropes Winemaker

Joe and Ryan O’Connell are ascended fanboys.

Why do I always say that, and where does the phrase come from?  TV Tropes.

TV Tropes is a wiki-styled site where people store away cultural references and catalog the use of certain recurring tropes in fiction.  The scope is large and its users proudly forgo wikipedia’s notability guidelines.  Any trope that is used in film, television, literature, animation, comics, or even reality can be added to the database.

A lot of the tropes are humorous or at least they’re humorously named and you can easily spend hours clicking from trope to trope, putting names to age-old story telling traditions.

And this one trope has become a part of my regular vocabulary.  The Ascended Fanboy.

The trope describes a character who is totally obsessed with a topic when he is suddenly sucked into his obsession and gets to be the subject of his own fantasies.  (SOUND FAMILIAR?)  You can talk about The Last Starfighter, TRON, or that dude in the Judas Priest tribute band who ended up replacing the lead singer of Judas Priest.   Or Eli Wallace in the new Stargate Universe where a college dropout is recruited into a top secret government project to explore new galaxies because he solves a puzzle in a video game.   I guess we’re less passive than most of those examples.  More like Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece who is so obsessed with the world’s greatest pirates that he ends up becoming a really bad ass pirate.  .  . I’m rambling.

At O’Vineyards, you’ll find two ascended fanboys.  My dad and I just really love wine.  We liked drinking it and hearing about how it was made and where it came from and the trials and tribulations of the people who make it.  And we just really wanted to immerse ourselves in wine.  And now we do that on a daily basis, sometimes literally.  We’re the wino fanboys who get to run a vineyard.

I feel weird adding myself to the tvtropes page as “real-life” examples of ascended fanboys… although there is no notability guideline.  Maybe I will add myself … what do you think?

How to find us

Domaine O’Vineyards is just a few kilometres north of Carcassonne. GPS coordinates: 43.259622, 2.340387

Domaine O’Vineyards
885 Avenue de la Montagne Noire
11620 Villemoustaussou, France
Tel: +33(0) 630 189 910

  1. Follow the signs to Mazamet/ Villemoustaussou until the D118 (the last straight road) and the Dyneff gas station on the roundabout.
  2. Take the exit towards Pennautier. Continue 500m to a small roundabout and go straight over.
  3. Look out for the second road on your right, Avenue des Cévennes which goes up hill (about 1km) to Avenue de la Montagne Noire.
  4. At the last juction, bear left at the road sign “Ave de la Montagne Noire” (confusing as it seems to show a right turn)
  5. After another 500m you will see our red brick color building in the middle of the vines.