Thomas Stubgaard

General Information

You live in (city & country)?
Odense, Denmark

Your birthdate (or age)?
Born in 1976

Your occupation/job/studies?
Musician + full time dad

Your hobbies?
Playing/listening to music. Watching movies/tv series. Gaming on the PC. Riding my bike(s). Having fun with my three kids.

Your email/icq/mirc/homepage?
Here's a link to my current band: Tommy And The Rockets - It's me singing all vocals and playing all instruments (with the occasional guest musician here and there).
I used to play drums in this band: The Hitchcocks.

Your music taste?
Anything with a good melody! I'm not trying to limit myself to any genre.
To name a few bands/artists they would be:
The Ramones (my all time favorite band), AC/DC (the old stuff), Joan Jett, The Dahlmanns, Tracey Ullman, etc.

Anything you want to add here (about yourself)?
I like chocolate.

Quake-related Information

Your nickname (story behind it)?
Stubgaard or Stubby.

Your Quake config (key bindings, etc.)?
Just standard settings mostly except for my weapon binds which I stole from Markus Taipale.

Size of Quake directory on your HD?
Currently about 2GB

Your computer (processor/videocard etc.)?
Recently bought a brand new beefy PC for music production, but it also runs Quake really well ;-)

Quake settings (resolution, version etc.)?
JoeQuake - mostly standard settings.

First contact to speedrunning (when, how etc.)?
I downloaded QdQ_1949 sometime back in late 1997 and was totally blown away.
I've been a regular visitor to SDA & QdQ ever since. I joined SDA as an updater myself on December 16th, 2000, and I recently started updating again after a long hiatus. I'm also maintaining the Quake done Quick site.

First speedrunning demo?
E2M5_255 NH

Favorite speedrunning demo(s) from yourself (the one(s) that you're most proud of)?
I'm proud of my entire collection of ID single player records, but a few of them stand out. My demos on END in particular are very unique. My E3M7 Easy Run is another one I spent years trying to get (because of a silly "houdini" bug in Quake which happens only once in about 1000 tries or so).

Favorite speedrunning demo(s) from others?
Anything ID really. Some custom demos are really good too, but I tend to like the ID demos the best.
I need to point out Conny Wernersson's e1m1_019 Easy Run - it's just mindblowingly quick.

Favorite player (overall/runs/100%/marathon/coop)?
There's too many! My big hero used to be Nolan Pflug. I didn't think I was good enough to beat any of his ID Nightmare 100%'s, until eventually I did.

Favorite trick in a demo?
The E1M4 Nightmare Run double Fiend boost invented by Ilkka Kurkela.

Favorite QdQ release?
I like them all!

Favorite original Quake map?
I like E1M1, E1M3, E4M3 and END because of the records made on those maps. I like E2M5, E4M4 and E4M8 because they have a ton of routes to choose from. And of course E3M7 because it's so crazy hard to get through on nightmare skill :-)

Favorite custom map?
From a speedrunning perspective it's probably the RDE maps.

Most annoying monster/map?
E3M7, but it's annoying in a good way :-)

Do you like Doom/Quake2/Q3A?
I was awestruck by Doom when I first played it as a wee little teenager. I spent countless nights at my older brother's PC playing that game while he was out.
I bought Q2 and Q3A right when they came out, but I never really liked either of them all that much.

What do you think of Quake now?
Still the most enjoyable game ever created.

Quake Purity Test score? link

Anything else you want to add here?
I stutter a great deal, especially when spe-spe-spe-speaking english. Luckily I don't have to speak fluent to play Quake.


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