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[=TomSka=] (real name: Thomas Ridgewell) is a UK web filmmaker, producer, vlogger and actor known for his live-action and animated productions, particularly {{WebAnimation/asdfmovie}}s. He also voices his AuthorAvatar, Tom in ''WebAnimation/{{Eddsworld}}'' and, after Edd Gould's passing, is the main producer and scriptwriter.

His main Website/YouTube channel is [[http://youtube.com/user/Tomska here]], his second channel, containing mostly vlogs and behind-the-scenes material is [[http://youtube.com/user/DarkSquidge here]]. He also has a [[http://twitter.com/thetomska Twitter]] and [[http://thetomska.tumblr.com Tumblr]] account.

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!!Tropes present in his works or otherwise related to him:
* ActionBomb: [[spoiler:Tom does this at the end of "HOLY SHIT CATS".]]
* AlterEgoActing: He usually plays an exagerrated version of himself.
* {{Badass}}: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpY4ym5fspQ ""Christmas Demolition"]], for instance, which also overlaps with BadassSanta.
* BadassBeard: As you can see in the page image.
* BalefulPolymorph: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bWJu8DvFMk Ben is tuned into a cake by a wizard]], and Tom and Kathryn try to change him back. Tom tries hard to resist the temptation to eat Ben, [[spoiler: with hilarious consequences]].
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: Sort of.
--> Here are some top tips for passing the time waiting for an ambulance: Read a book. Write a book. Book a holiday for your book.
* CatchPhrase: The horse person has "I love it!".
* CreatorBreakdown: [[http://thetomska.tumblr.com/post/46257701946/a-year-ago-today-i-was-hungover-id-spent-the Suffered one after the death of Edd Gould.]]
--> My close friend, business partner and - if Iím being honest - muse Edd Gould was dead. Cancer had made its final move on him the night before. While I partied, he fought for his lifeÖ and lost. (...) I miss him so fucking much.
** Tom's also had problems with depression, which contributed, subconsciously, to the darker tone of {{Webvideo/AsdfMovie}} 7
* CurseCutShort: In "Edd's Birthday", when Tom realises he's forgotten Edd's birthday.
-->'''Tom''': OH SHI - ''[title sequence]''
** Also happens in "HOLY SHIT CATS", when he faces off against an army of cats.
--->'''Tom''': COME AT ME, YOU PUSSY MOTHERF - ''[[[ActionBomb explodes]]]''
* DisproportionateRetribution: Chris stabs Tom in "STABBED" with a salty knife laced with tiny bees, then programs Tom's phone to order a mushroom pizza filled with more bees when Tom calls for an ambulance, all because Tom ate Chris's sandwich.
* FakeAmerican: He has an amazing American accent, which he seems to slip into at times.
** OohMeAccentsSlipping: Sort of, in "Pokemon Extreme," when it's not his accent that slips, per se, it's that he uses the British pronunciation of "been" (like "bean").
* GambitPileup: On [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXHe7rEQrvQ Valentine's Day,]] of all things.
* TheGrinch: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpY4ym5fspQ Exhibit A]].
* GunNut
* HurricaneOfPuns: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjK-LzkekCU "Rock Bottom".]] Unsuprisingly, starring [[PungeonMaster Edd Gould]].
--> (Edd and Tom are stuck in a sunken house)
--> ''Edd'': I got my grades back. They're below C[[labelnote:*]]sea[[/labelnote]] level. *canned laughter*
* MeaningfulName: A real life version. "Thomas" is derived from an Aramaic word, which means "twin". As stated [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ2wwLh1dhU here]], he had a twin sister who died in an accident before their birth.
* MotorMouth: At times, during his vlogs:
--> Hello Turbofans and welcome to the Turbovlog, the vlog where i talk Turbofast and you get Turboconfused... yay?
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: In "Edd's Birthday", Tom goes around asking his friends for present ideas. Matt suggests nudity as a present, and is naked when the camera turns back to him.
* NoodleImplements: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTV2fWuXmMQ "Picture Perfect"]] has a variant. Police arrive on the scene [[spoiler:of Chris and Tom's double-suicide.]]
--> '''Officer 1''': They must've painted [[spoiler:their killers]] before [[spoiler:they died]].
--> '''Officer 2''': So we're looking for a centaur, an antisemitic cat, and the alphabet.
--> '''Officer 1''': My god! ''They're back!''
* OneSteveLimit: Discussed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBtpRb59dD8 this video.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: If Tom is speaking slowly in a vlog, you're gonna get some heavy subject matter
* RecurringExtra: Ever since "Mrs." Johnson appeared in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI2AbCy1NVw The Fallen]], the horse-headed person has appeared in many future sketches, [[RunningGag always giving a thumbs-up and announcing "I love it" to whatever event is occurring]]. According to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBtpRb59dD8 Meanwhile 2]], she's also an exile from a parallel universe for unexplained crimes against her country.
* RunningGag: His hatred of Christmas.
* ScrewYourself: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmokqDrIBKg Wants to practice kissing with himself.]]
* SelfDeprecation: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xV_pzqeSBQ How I "Make" Cartoons]].
* SurrealHumor: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L46iCN6MBFM HORSE]], in all its sociopathic glory.
* TakeThat: One against ''TheHangover Part II'' in "I got drugged".
-->So I don't really remember anything from the night, but little bits kind of came back to me over the next couple days, including flirting with an assortment of people. I'm very sorry if that was you, I don't remember who you are, though, 'cause I got roofied, and it wasn't good, it wasn't like ''The Hangover 1'', it was like ''The Hangover 2''... forgettable.
* TriggerHappy: Just ask Bing, [[spoiler: whom he shot at the end of "The Confession"]].
** In "Needles", he reveals that his preferred method of washing the dishes is shooting them.
* TroubledButCute: Has admitted to being depressed and having a drinking problem, and comes off as a bit of a SadClown. He's still a good looking guy however
* VocalDissonance: Parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwKnlB-DoLY "Bad Voice Actor"]]
* WallOfWeapons: Standard background for his vlogs. Interestingly, the guns on the wall are replicas, and because he is a registered filmmaker, he doesn't need a licence for them.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://tomska.wikia.com Here.]]
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