There are other Trope Troupes; the Jewish tradition of Torah cantillations, the drama group of the United Presbyterian Church, Cortland USA, and a fantasy comic based on Final Fantasy.
My interest is in re-examining trope particularly with new media. Re-using found media materials with conscious, unconscious and twisted meaning cultural resonance and metaphor. Literally, the word trope derives from the same word as 'tropical' and 'Heliotrope', not to do with heat, but TURNING, TWISTING, the Heliotrope turns it's flowers towards the Sun. So tropes are about learned, coded or clever invented, twisted meaning, NOT stereotypes or genres (as in "TV Tropes"). The TV Trope meaning takes the idea of a non-literal world or setting, that assumes rules, assumes context and extends the particular genre as metaphor, (I think ...).
I'm an individual, non-career, digital artist, and I am a small part of the Trope Troupe. I try to re-use other peoples bits and pieces, not just pictures, tunes etc - but research, press clippings and historical artefacts - all the people who made these are also in The Troupe.
Some good tropes to remember (or keep looking up):