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Hello all, and welcome to my user-page. It’s pretty long, so you have been warned. (Not that it’s long now, thanks to the new clusterfuck of a design…)
I try to stay neutral on pretty much everything, but if I’m provoked, well, then you’re in for it.

Elaborating on my neutrality, I don’t try to be biassed on many issues. I am biassed on some, however. Moral issues are my biassed specialty. I try to get to the bottom of things, mainly controversial things, such as Knowledgestar’s “Kongregate Revolution” and why trolls like to troll.

I try to make the internet a better place, mainly by enforcing rules (By that, I mean rules that are fair, like no hacking, not inane rules like COPPA).

Here are a few quick facts about me:

My favourite animal is the Grey Wolf.
My favourite band is They Might Be Giants.
My favourite song is Godzilla by Blue Oyster Cult.
I like vexillology (the study of flags) and etymology (the study of word origins).
I can recite Tom Lehrer’s Periodic Table song by heart.
I am fluent in English, and mostly fluent in French.

Here are a few not-so-quick facts about me:
I am an environmentalist, yet I am a compulsive meat-eater and milk-drinker. You can infer from that statement to believe that environmentalism != Veganism.

I am an atheist, as I find the concept of an omniscient deity to be baffling. I also believe that religion should have no impact on laws and government.

Kongregate is overrun by trolls, flamers, spammers and horrible game-makers (I’m talking to you, MrCredsAlex…). It sucks. I wish there was something we could do, but the mods seem indifferent most of the time. Of all the reports I’ve filed (25+), only 4 have been answered. That’s less than one sixth.

I like to trawl (not troll!) the OT forum, and occasionally bump stuff. Sorry.

If you add me, I’ll add you back.

Did you know that the Latin word “Troglodytarum” means troll? Look at the similarity to “troglodyte”. Fitting, eh?

Forge’s Quick Guide to Spelling and Grammar:

1. “There” refers to a place. “Their” refers to them having something. “They’re” is a contraction of “they are”.

2. Use “you” and “are”, not “u” nor “r”. If you’re too lazy to type two extra letters, get off of your ass and go do something productive.

3. “Your” refers to you having something. “You’re” is a contraction of “you are”. “Yore” refers to long ago.

4. “Too” means “as well” or “more/less than enough”. “Two” is a number. “To” has many uses, neither of which have I mentioned.

5. “Oh, if you want to be possessive, it’s just i-t-s, but if it’s supposed to be a contraction then it’s i-t-apostrophe-s. Scalawag.” — Strong Bad (Matt Chapman)

6. I, unless you’re referring to the letter itself, is always capitalised.

7. If there’s a variation between the British and American spellings of a word, then the British spelling is correct, regardless of what your spell-checker says.

8. Element 13 is aluminium, not aluminum.

9. The punctuation goes outside the brackets unless you’re using a full sentence as an example.

10. They’re brackets, not parentheses.

11. Armour, favour, and colour always have the letter “U”.

12. In a list of more than three items, there is always a comma between the penultimate item and the word “and”.

13. One exclamation point is enough, and it should be used sparingly. Only use it when the emotion is very strong (Ouch! I got hit.) or you’re using it in math (5! = 5 × 4 × 3 x 2 × 1 = 120).

14: Digits for numbers should only be used in a mathematical sense, or when the number is over one hundred (and by extension, below negative one hundred). You should also use the word when the number in question is a power of ten, such as one thousand, one million, or one septquadragintillion. That’s 10^144, by the way. Digits are also used in dates, like 1000 C.E., or 5th April 1980 becoming 5/4/80, or 4/5/80.

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