Recent posts by Thomas on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Thomas's History on Kongregate

Originally posted by FunnyaxeRealm:

Nice to know about you, good luck in the future! :D

Thanks buddy! I wish you the best of luck as well!

Originally posted by nowaitforme102:

Nice story, I hope for the best later on :)

Thank you so much! I hope the best for you as well!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Thomas's History on Kongregate

Originally posted by MmeBunneh:

Thanks for the wonderful read, I hope your future is even shinier than it is now!

Thank you so much MmeBunneh!

Originally posted by cargo11900:

Hmmmm, not really sure what to think really. But nice to meet you Thomas:)

Nice to meet you as well!

Originally posted by FlyingCat:

I feel like I’m replying to your threads more often than I’m replying to anyone elses thread. Well, hitting sixty thousand visitor a year is pretty impressive for an eleven year old. Was making the website difficult since I can still barely read codes and scripts so it sounds pretty tough.

Well it’s good to hear that you’re getting a better reputation on Kong and people are willing to forgive your past transgressions in The Village.

I didn’t know how to code or design templates with HTML whenever I was younger. I used a blogging platform known as Wordpress.com. Creating the website wasn’t tough but keeping it alive was. My past in The Village has been long forgotten and it’s something I regret ever doing. I was just immature at the time and wanted to spam. Thanks for reading!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Thomas's History on Kongregate

Introduction

Turns out, Graveyard motivated me to post a history about myself. Here’s his post. Just as his started out, I don’t believe anyone truly cares about my history but I would like to write it for anyone who may have the slightest bit of interest.

Chapter #1: The Beginning

My name is Thomas and I’ve been on Kongregate since 2009, shortly after I shutdown my website of 60,000 yearly visitors. Being 11 years-old at the time of my website shutdown, I didn’t understand that I could have made a potential living from the website. My friend Joel had been playing a sequel to one of our favorite platform games. You guessed it, Platform Racing 2. He would tell me about stories of him beating other users and leveling up on the game. Without a minute’s notice, I signed up for Kongregate under the alias Thomast555 and began to play the game with him. Everyday after school, we would join my old Xat chat and message each other about different lobbies we were in. It started out as a fun experience but began to become extremely addicting. Soon enough, Joel had become tired of the game while I continued to play it. It was weeks before I even finally broke away from the game.

I began to play other multiplayer games such as Starland Multiplayer TD and Stick Arena: Ballistick. While waiting in a lobby in Stick Arena, I noticed someone spamming in the Kongregate chat known as The Village. Being immature and twelve years old (2 months away from being thirteen), I joined in the spamming and immediately got silenced by the moderator.

After my silence was finished, I apologized and swore I’d never spam again. Two minutes later, I spammed again and got silenced for an even longer sentence. I remember them telling me that I had one more chance before I’d get banned so I quit chatting. After playing a few games of PR2, I started chatting among the newcomers that joined the chat room.

Chapter #2: Flash Development

I began to sway away from multiplayer games as I became more engaged with single player flash games. I was fascinated by how a game developer could make flash games for everyone to play! I began searching up tutorials on how to build flash games and even purchased a used copy of Macromedia Flash. Believe me, I truly did purchase it. I developed my first game within a week from a YouTube tutorial. The game itself was utterly terrible with hardly any gameplay value. You can find this game here. I even made a sequel which was just as bad here. Soon enough, I made Flash creation my main hobby. Day after day, I was spitting out games like there was no tomorrow.

I began participating in the chat to talk about my developing endeavors. The Village still remembered that I was a spammer but started to accept that I had “changed” in some sort of way. I started to broaden my games to other websites. One that I really enjoyed was Newgrounds. There was a period where I hardly even visited Kongregate. Infact, the period was about seven or eight months long. I began participating in Newgrounds’ forums as well as their ranking system. I would rate five games a day and “level” up my account.

Chapter #3: Life Spirals out of Kontrol

I started growing tired of flash development and gaming as a whole. My original two-story-house got foreclosed on and I was forced to move into a trailer with my parents. Mind you, at this time I had just turned 14. (The eviction date was on my 14th Birthday). After living in a motel for two weeks, we moved to this rinky-dinky trailer where I was finally able to get decent internet back. Shortly after we moved, my father was thrown out of his own business by his own partners. We were forced to live off of my mother’s pay of $900 every two weeks. We had to restrict food, internet, television and just about anything fun related to get by. My dad finally found a job with a trucking company in which he was able to receive a paycheck of $1000 each week. Life began to spiral back into reality and we were able to get all of our entertainment back.

At this point in time, life began to finally become easy and financially stress-free. For my birthday, I received my first Xbox 360 console of where I spent the entire summer playing. There was a huge period of about two years where I started getting into video creation, game development (one again), website development, etc. During the two years, I did join Kongregate and begin to play under the alias of InvisibleBanana. I didn’t stay on the account long due to penis-mocking jokes. I left Kongregate for another period of about six or seven months until I finally decided to rejoin on summer.

Chapter #4: The New Beginning

I joined under the account of ABipolarCactus. Oddly enough, this name was not original. I copied it from my friend’s gamertag. The same friend that I played PR2 with. I stayed on that account the longest out of all my accounts before it. My level even reached past 10, which I had never done on any other account. That account was the most fun to play on because I was always given attention because of my name. Everyone called me ABC and I enjoyed having the name. One day, I ventured over to the old Thomas account and realized that the user who used it before had not achieved a single badge nor played a game with the account.

I decided to ask one of the Community Admins to help me receive the name of “Thomas”. Luckily, I was able to score the account that I have now. Thank you ZShadow! I began making interviews last summer for people on Kongregate and “rebirthed” the idea this summer but in full pledge.

Here I am now, participating in Kongregate and reminiscing about my history of how I came here. I’m still going to be visiting Kongregate for years on out. People may think I’m dormant but I still come on the forums occasional just to view people’s voices, words, and opinions.

This has been my history on Kongregate. Thanks guys!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / An interview with MrGravy (Kong Moderator)!

Originally posted by uzzbuzz:

I’m so glad you asked him the pizza question <3

Ha you’re welcome! Thanks for enjoying the interview!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Personality Profile: xela248

I loved reading most of the personality profiles! Good job with this one! Being added to the master thread!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / An interview with MrGravy (Kong Moderator)!

I did view that interview! Props to Vorpal for still kicking the interviews out during my absence! It will definitely be added!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / An interview with MrGravy (Kong Moderator)!

Interview No. 10
Interview By: Thomas
Interview Date: Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Interviewee: MrGravy

Welcome MrGravy! Today’s guest a popular figure in the “Your Pants” chat room! In fact, he’s the room owner!

Thomas: Welcome MrGravy! How are you doing?
MrGravy: I’m wonderful! How about yourself?
Thomas: Thank you so much for asking! I’m doing great! Let’s get to the interview!

Interview Questions:

Q: You were just awarded a lifetime supply of one item. What would it be?
A: Oooh, can it be free wishes? I’ve always wanted a genie and I feel like Aladdin really squandered his opportunity with his!

Q: Being a moderator, do your duties ever become frustrating or hard?
A: I wouldn’t say they ever get especially hard, tedious sometimes for sure though. Most modcalls that I get are usually about someone or a group of people spamming nonsense is some game room, and that can get a little tedious to deal with. Most of the problems that you have to deal with as a mod are often just kind of silly and the “trolls” who try to mess with you aren’t all that creative so it can get a little boring. It’s an easy enough way to help out though, and I’m happy to do it!

Q: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
A: Grazing in a field somewhere, er.. I mean working I guess? I haven’t planned quite so far ahead yet!

Q: If you could go back in time to your 13 year old self, what would you say?
A: Get the Caesary badges while you still can!

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I play video games, go to the gym, hang out with friends, play sports… pretty typical stuff.

Q: What was your favorite children’s tv show?
A: Spongebob Squarepants! (W is for Wumbo)

Q: If you could choose anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: Antarctica.

Q: How do you handle stressful situations?
A: I laugh.

Q: What’s your favorite pizza topping?
A: Bacon, definitely bacon.

Q: What is your ideal house pet?
A: Enough cats to the point where I can’t see the floor anymore.

Thank you so much MrGravy for participating in the interview! Have someone for me to interview? Leave their names in the comments below! Make sure they’re either an administrator, moderator, or a well-known participant in the community of Kongregate!

Master Thread: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/1/topics/407273

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Therian Saga

Are you referring to the developer whenever you say “you”? In that case, it is completely up to the developer to upload the game to Kongregate. Does he know that the Kongregate outlet exists? Is the game either a flash game or a unity game?

PS. Posting a referral link is fine, just don’t spam it over the site. It may result in a silence/ban! Yikes!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / 450-650$ Laptop Budget. Advice needed!

Great post Jaw! Definitely looked as if it took a long time to write! I’m going to favorite this thread because of your post! I also do agree that a Desktop would be the best to have. Laptops just aren’t as reliable as desktops. Simply put. In your mind, you believe that a laptop would be ideal because it doesn’t take up much space, it’s easy to move, it’s portable, etc.

Believe me whenever I say, a $600 investment into a desktop is far more greater than a $600 in a laptop.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Scp foundation is real with evidence!

I do not believe this has anything to do with general gaming. You can refer to the Off-Topic forum for these kind of threads.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Couches

I don’t believe this topic belongs here. Visit the Off-Topic thread.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Need for madness

I actually had never even heard of it up until this point.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / how do i convince my parents (or just my mom) to let me play M rated games

Originally posted by spikeabc:

but some mothers never give in.

It really does depend on the type of mother you have and how lenient she can be.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / how do i convince my parents (or just my mom) to let me play M rated games

I have never really understood why parents restrict their children from playing mature rated games or watching restricted rated movies. The whole concept approach of “banning” these type of media outlets is an overall bad cause in my opinion. Restrictions or no restrictions, children are most likely to view these monstrosities anyways. I suggest having a talk with your mom about mature rated games. I understand that she does not agree with the games herself, but you could show her the mature rating on the back of the game case. On the mature rating, it will list why it is mature.

In particular, Tomb Raider has:
- Blood and Gore
- Intense Violence
- Strong Language

For the blood and gore, a game’s settings generally has a place where you can either turn off blood or turn it down to a minimum. For the intense violence, just state that it’s just usually for the cut scenes of the game. Since you’re exposed to media, I’m sure you’ve heard every curse word that’s been made. Playing a video game will not make you turn violent, angry, or into a swearing maniac.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / If you had to cut off one of your fingers, which one would it be?

Supposedly, humans will evolve to actually not have their pinkie fingers. I guess I’ll start the trend by picking my pinkie.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / New Unity3D games portal

The website itself looks like a generic flash gaming website but with Unity games. I recommend updating your logo, changing the website theme, and adding more options for users. I like the idea of the website but I believe you can do some things to make the website go over the top.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Flash Game Downloading

I enjoy running games and tower defense games. For example, I would download Canabalt, Ninja Slash, and Bloons Tower Defense 5. You can still play Bloons without an internet connection, but be warned it will only save your progress locally.

Originally posted by TodorR:

How do you download flash games?
I want to download mud and blood 2 (MNB2) but I dont know how.I want to play it while not being connected to internet

There are a range of tutorials on how to do this! Here buddy!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Ssb4 characters

I agree with Rychip. They were a little excessive with the amount of playable Mario series characters. My most favorite character out of all the SSB games would probably be link. I’m sure they will have his return in SSB4 as well.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / You come home from work and you see a white girl sitting on your roof.

Originally posted by TerribleToaster:

Ask her what’s she doing out of the kitchen.

I’m not going to lie… this made me chuckle.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Whats your opinion of COUNTRY MUSIC?? ? ??

Seven to Three
DUN DUN
Three to Eleven
DUN DUN DUN
Eleven to Seven
Der Dun Dun Dun
She has a bunch of sssssshhhhhhiiiiiiifffffffffttttttttttsssssssss to work

I heard that song and thought it was highly annoying. I do not prefer country music. In my opinion, it’s basically the same thing every song.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / So we have SuperFastJelly

Originally posted by TerribleToaster:

That’s nothing, sometimes when I am hungry I’ll just eat a full 3 lbs of raw peanutbutter in the span of roughly 30 minutes.

You may just be trolling, but you could legitimately live off of Peanut Butter for a couple of years. Too bad it doesn’t have all the necessary vitamins your body needs.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Have you ever had someone send you a super long message?

I’ve had some long private messages. Mainly folks responding to their interviews though.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Subforums!

Great job guys! I excited to see how this will concur with the audience of Kong!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Does 0.99... = 1? Let's debate!

Originally posted by braves055:
Originally posted by FullMeasureZam:

It does not.

Disprove this.

1/9= .1111…
9*(1/9) = 9*.11111111…
1=.99…

Edit: .99… does not equal 1 in ’Murica because

1/9 = .1111…
9*(1/9) = (9/1)(1/9)
(9/1)(1/9) = 1
1 /= .1111….

BUT!

(1/9)*(9/1) = 1

 
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Topic: Off-topic / A Serial Killer Used to Live in Your House

Originally posted by SWATLLAMA:

Who was this serial killer? Jeffrey Dahmer comes to mind.

The serial killer’s name was Maury Travis.