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Admin unlocked: Lt. Sophie – Content Administrator

Jun 15, 2018

Great news!
I no longer have full responsibility by myself :D
Though, I never had full responsibility by myself… TSU has always been a community project…

That being mentioned, I’d like to welkom Lt. Sophie to the rank of administrator.
This is something that I have been thinking about for a while now, and thankfully, Lt. Sophie has proven herself (though, she did not know it).

During everything regarding the mammoth, and during the many holidays that I’ve had since I took over the banhammer from Sgt. Dutch, she’s been around to take over from me.
Helping me out with blog posts, emails, images or just her weird sense of humor.
Things, big and small, that really took some weight off of my shoulders.
Because, let’s face it, I’m not the strongest one when it comes to writing blog posts or motivating others to write.
Let alone to keep a steady stream of content going on through the website or the many social media channels (make sure to follow all of them!).
Her drive to keep people involved in the creative challenges that lie ahead for the TSU, is what confirmed for me that she would make a great admin.

It also gives me the room to go back to the deeper depths of the TSU and work on the technical improvements.
As well as work on the larger vision for the TSU, and focus more on the legal and financial stuff.
Knowing that content will be in good hands :)

Some of the older members might experience a slight déjà vu moment with this sharing of responsibility.
As it is quite similar to what Sgt. Dutch and Commander Jet used to do back in the day.
And I would like to believe that it’s a formula that really works well!

This does not mean that it’s Lt. Sophie and me vs. all of you!
TSU keeps running with a few members at it’s core, that all share a bit of responsibility in making sure that the TSU is a place where everyone can feel at home and have fun.
We discuss ideas and suggestions within this group, and make sure that it falls within the greater vision for the TSU.

So with this, I also want to thank Rev. Geoff, Trigo and Iron, for their continuous support and great feedback!
If it wasn’t for you lot, I would have gone mad ;)

Time To Log Out

Nov 27, 2017

Greetings comrades!

Since Commander JET tapped my shoulder to join her as Administrator of Toy Soldiers Unite and leader of the Army, 6 almost 7 years ago, I have had the honor and privilege to be in a position that allowed me an unobstructed view of the Army of Toy Soldiers.

Together, you and I, we’ve seen the site and Army rebuild and focus its vision both outward and inward.
We’ve created music that tingles the senses, and videos to make us giggle and laugh.
We’ve written and read stories that made us happy, sad, angry and curious.
When the call came to aid others in our own unique way, we answered in the form of the Gaming Mammoth, and donated thousands over the years to worthy causes.
And I’ve witnessed friendships forged, passions kindled, and love blossom among the community.

And it’s at this time I’ve decided to take my leave of the Administration position, and leave TSU and the Army of Toy Soldiers in the safe and somewhat hairy hands of Engineer Airhead. It is thanks to him that no disasters have befallen the site, and features such as the ID Generator, The Toy Soldier Map and The Divisions interface were created. Engineer Airhead is also responsible for the beginnings of the annual gaming marathon.
He has a drive and focus that I envy, and I know he’ll do all of you proud as Leader of the Army of Toy Soldiers and Administrator.

As those Administrators before me, I’m going to continue with the ideals of the Toy Soldiers, and pursue my own personal Utopian Playland.
I’m not entirely certain yet in what form that’ll be. A local maker, creating items and goods for people with an appreciation for the weird and wonderful. The host of a cyberpunk show, exploring the reality we find ourselves in. Or perhaps guiding adventurers through science fiction and fantasy realities. It could be all three and more.

What I do know is that without the Army of Toy Soldiers, this sterling community of people from across the globe, I would not be the man I am today, and I owe you all a deep debt of gratitude. Thank you, comrades, for the conversations, the adventures, the relationships, the fun, and the shenanigans. You have inspired me in more ways than I can count, and I hope I can inspire you in return.

My name is Dutch Barracuda, and I will always be a Toy Soldier.

You can find me everywhere on the internet: – Discord: DutchBarracuda#5602
Most likely you’ll find me in other places too, but I’ll let you figure that out yourself.

To A Utopian Playland!

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