Final yr, I wrote considered one of my favorite articles of all time: a information piece on speedrunner tomatoanus, who’d set a very uncommon document. He’d managed to set a “intercourse%” world document within the Fallout collection – an unofficial speedrunning class involving having intercourse in every of the primary video games as quick as potential. (He is additionally carried out an equally spectacular Fallout collection world document speedrun).
In any case, that uncommon username has change into a little bit of a difficulty when making an attempt to register for charity speedrunning occasion Video games Accomplished Fast, with the organisers (understandably) taking situation with the “anus” in his username. I assume it wasn’t healthful sufficient for the family-friendly occasion. Or quite, too holesome.
Based on tomatoanus’ assertion, GDQ had refused to listing his title in three of the six earlier occasions through which he had submitted runs. After contacting the organisers, a compromise was reached: tomatoanus might change his title to tomatoangus, and his submissions can be publicly listed.
“[GDQ] instructed me that my submissions weren’t robotically denied, and that they’d be thought-about simply as some other submission, however they’d not be publicly viewable on their web site so long as I submitted with my username being ‘tomatoanus'”, tomatoanus defined. “That is clearly as a result of they are a skilled organisation representing a charity, which I perceive and settle for.
“[I] finally determined I would like to have my submissions be publicly viewable so individuals might see that I used to be submitting on their web site quite than solely know based mostly on me tweeting what my submissions had been.
“By means of the entire thing, GDQ was very clear and fast to reply with any questions I had, and I applaud them for that.”
Though his GDQ runs can now seem publicly, tomatoanus is unwilling to vary his Twitch username, and so has unlinked his Twitch account from his GDQ account. And so, the notorious title lives on – and I’ll as soon as once more have to elucidate myself to my dad and mom after the inevitable subsequent article.