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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:
* 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.
* 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.
* 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 issues with depression, which contributed, subconsciously, to the darker tone of {{Webvideo/AsdfMovie}} 7
* 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?
* 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.
* TriggerHappy: Just ask Bing, [[spoiler: whom he shot at the end of "The Confession"]].
* 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
* TrueArtIsAngsty: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTV2fWuXmMQ "Picture Perfect".]]
--> ''Chris paints a picture of a cat.''
--> '''Tom''': I-- Actually that's pretty good.
--> '''Chris''': ''(Laughs)'' He's thinking about the Holocaust!
--> '''Tom''': Ha-ha-- Now I hate it!
* VocalDissonance: Parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwKnlB-DoLY "Bad Voice Actor"]]
* WallOfWeapons: Standard background for his vlogs.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://tomska.wikia.com Here.]]
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