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Tropers: They Call Me Tomu

They Call Me Tomu is a troper currently centered out of-Screw it, I've moved so many times in the past year it's not worth explaining anymore. Possesses a bachelor's in Economics from Wayne State University, and has recently started pursuing a second Bachelors from Ashford University in the field of Finance.. Said BA (the first one) has been 100% useless. Though, at least it allows Tomu to Kevin Bacon himself to Paul Krugman. Claims to be a Chivalrous Pervert.

He, known as Tom to his friends (thus making the moniker something of a misnomer) is prone to starting up numerous RP's (typically Dungeons & Dragons or variants thereof), sometimes in the "Trai Setting," a homemade setting that he's allegedly been working on since he was five, that borrows elements from anime and "the like." One of these days, he means to actually start writing Chronicles of the Third Eye, but writer's block is a bitch when you're such a perfectionist.

Bizarre sense of humor is possessed by-why am I writing this in third person? It's like, every page has to be written in third person, even if it's totally unnatural! Oh well. What was I saying again? They Call Me Tomu is fond of weird metahumor that makes sense in his mind-not in the minds of anyone who society would generally dub as "sane."

Is the God of Cupcakes. [Citation Needed]

Father was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer on October 2 2010, and died March 12, 2011. Apologies if a little less enthusiastic than previously.

Sister has now been diagnosed with the same form of brain cancer-hypochondria setting in.

Has a Dungeons and Dragons blog at http://5eNow.blogspot.com. To quote Tomu, "My opinions are in blog form; that makes them better than yours."

Hasn't been updated in ages.

On April 21, a little past midnight, I decided to vacate TV Tropes as a form of protest against certain administrative policies (or, more accurately, the mission statements regarding those policies). It didn't last, and I accept all loss in credibility that said failed attempt to vacate comes with.

I then went on a strange campaign, blanking my Troper page and signature in protest against said administrative policies. When said administrative policies changed (allegedly, not owing at all to my protests-but I know better), that protest ended. So let that be a lesson to you-if you stick to your guns and follow your heart, when things go precisely how you wanted to, you can pretend you were the one that brought about change.

I am Mad Scientist. It's so cool! Sonovabitch.

Sound Byte Chamber

"Lawyers gonna lawyer."

"I believe that we should not treat complex problems as though they are not complex problems."

"When arguing with an idiot, just remember these four little words: That is demonstrably false."

"Compassion is not just about life, but about lives worth living."

My Anime List

Partial and incomplete because I have a shoddy memory. These are some of my favorites that come to mind

Tropes That apply to Ahhhh Tomu-sama

  • The Anti-Nihilist Sometimes anyway.
  • Single-Issue Wonk Digital Piracy. Also, assisted (or unassisted) suicide. And-well, I guess it's not really a "single issue" then now is it?
  • Killer Game Master: MUAA HAA HA-okay maybe not.
  • Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies: Not usually, as games tend to be abandoned without the benefit of an arbitrary total party kill. Incidentally, this was the preferred name of an alternative 4E blog I wanted to create, but it was already taken. Bastard!
  • Rail Roading: Choo choooooooo!
  • Unreliable Narrator: Varies from campaign to campaign, but a common story element, due to the text based nature of campaigns run by Tomu, is to both include "legitimate" descriptive text, and to include a separate actual narrator whose description of events is tongue-in-cheek (and occasionally different from the legitimate descriptive text).
  • GMPC: Partially related to railroading. All things in moderation, I swear!
  • "Stop Having Fun" Guy: Awesome concepts are awesome and, as DM, I will take steps to allow awesome concepts be effective, but so help me if you run an ineffective build, there will be hell to pay!
  • Scrub: Ironic, considering "Stop Having Fun" Guy, but some places, the rules are just broken, y'know?
  • Metagame: Being next to full transparency gamer (both as a player and as DM), Metagaming, at least as it pertains to combat, is generally encouraged. Metagaming as it pertains to story elements, however...
    • Though there was that one time when the final boss turned out to be the narrator.


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delete the one you don't want. ~ Aliroz The Confused who is really sorry for messing up your nice page.


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