From Egs Mayhem

ProfessorTomoe is the online persona of a person who lives in Garland, Texas. A few people online know who he really is. Some would call him High Magister Marshmallum, Minister of FISH. Others just know him as "the Professor with the shadowy face," or the guy whose marshmallows you should eat only after careful consideration (preferably including consultation with both legal and medical specialists).


ProfessorTomoe the Forum Denizen

ProfessorTomoe got his start on and in the alt.binaries.multimedia.sailor-moon newsgroup. While he can still be found on Fark (and at times on the It's Walky!/Shortpacked forums), he spends most of his time nowadays on the EGS and EGS Mayhem forums. ProfessorTomoe has a tendency to contribute goofy one-liners, the occasional Hare-Brained Prediction, and lots and lots of EGS-related avatars and fanart. A gallery of his attempts at avatars and fanart can be found here. He is also a three-time champion of the annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships in Austin, Texas, and as such he is quite capable of dropping massively brain-damaging puns into the forum at times.

ProfessorTomoe also runs the Waffle House #4741 RP, playing the characters of Vern (as the GM) and Dora. The thread (and the coffee) once appeared to have run their course to its end, with the Waffle House at one point being used as Tactical Operations Centre of the EGS Defence Force as part of Operation Lagomorph. Someone must have come in and rennovated the place, though, because it seems to be back in business as of this writing.

ProfessorTomoe the RP Character

ProfessorTomoe also appears as an RP character, based upon Professor Tomoe from the third season of the anime series Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon ("Sailor Moon S"), but with a slightly different backstory (online character bio here). The RP ProfessorTomoe is nowhere near as evil as the original anime character, but he is just about as crazy. To avoid confusion, the RP Professor Tomoe is usually referred to simply as "The Professor."

The Professor has an unnamed assistant who occasionally speaks for him when he's busy at the lab.

NOTE: The Professor's marshmallows are to be approached with extreme caution. You have been warned.

Other RP characters performed by ProfessorTomoe (besides The Professor) include:

ProfessorTomoe the Avatar

Tomoe Gothic

ProfessorTomoe's avatars tend to feature The Professor himself, shown as having taken over the body of a famous person. The following are but a few of his victims to date:

  • Bob Ross (the painter)
  • Kimura Sensei (from Azumanga Daioh)
  • Ikari Genji (from Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • President George W. Bush
  • Tom Cruise
  • Stephen Colbert
  • The Farmer in George Wood's painting, "American Gothic"
  • Simon Cowell
  • The Batman

The Seconding!

ProfessorTomoe is also responsible for unleashing the unspeakable horror upon the EGS forum known as The Seconding!. This began with a post in an EGS forum thread. It grew to become what some call a major irritant and what others call just plain weird. Songs have been written about it (well, one song anyway), and the Professor has built up an irregular comic strip based on it, using scenes from El Goonish Shive. It even spawned a short-lived EGS Mayhem game.

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