The creator of the Ctrl+Alt+Del comics.
Tim Buckley, also known as Absath or Vithran, writes Ctrl+Alt+Del and has a lot of Internet drama surrounding him. Not only did he make a gaming webcomic with a miscarriage storyline (view the Ctrl+Alt+Del page for information on this) but he also has had quarrels with his own fanbase. And conventions. At this time, he doesn't really get any convention invitations, so he made his own con, called Digital Overload.
The CAD Forums used to have a section called "Rantings of Madmen" where some lulz were had. However, on September 11, 2005, a post was made about a "forum revelation." It has been misconstrued for some time that Tim Buckley showed his penis to an underage forum member called "Jackie". Prior to creating CAD, he showed his penis to a fellow member of the mallmonkeys forum, Amber, who was 17 at the time. Jackie was actually a misanthropic semi-psycho bitch who was friends with Amber, and the notorious photo of Tim's crotch was a shoop done by someone else at the time of the thread. Both Amber and Jackie were in their early twenties when the photo resurfaced. Buckley reacted by indiscriminately banning all users who might have seen the post, even those who expressed skepticism towards the accusation and defended him, and eventually closed down and deleted the whole RoM forum, as its local moderators rebelled and started undoing his bannings as quickly as he could dish them out.
In the aftermath of the whole incident, Buckley changed the management of the CAD forums, and appointed a handful those users most loyal to him to moderators. These promoted fanboys quickly started to ban anyone who voiced any criticism of the comic or Buckley himself, no manner how small and constructive, and soon the whole forum was practically cleansed of dissenters, the only users that remained was the most willfully blind of the CAD fanboys, creating an incredibly sycophantic atmosphere which has dominated the CAD forums to this very day. Of course, since at least 20 posts is needed before posting pictures on forums is possible, it can be questioned if the majority of the active users are genuine fans, and not just patient trolls biding their time.
After seeing that the other major gaming webcomics, Penny Arcade and PvP, had their own World of Warcraft guilds, Buckley said "me too!" and created one. However; he quickly grew tried of moderating it, and one night, in a fit of drunken rage, he kicked out all of its members and disbanded the guild. The members was soon after adopted by PvP's guild.
This image here shows that he took a little bit more than inspiration from a picture. When accused, he said:
—Tim on the character;
Through a comparison of IP addresses, it was found out that Buckley had repeatedly edited Wikipedia anonymously, and, most interestingly, vandalized the page for PvP:
—Tim Buckley on miscarriages;
—Tim Buckley on Spider-Man 3;
Tim Buckley has been on the Internet for a long time, and is known for CAD.
Rise to fame
He became notorious due to the above mentioned "Jackie" incident, along with his eccentric comic plots.
—Tim Buckley backpedaling about April 15, 2011's racism comic;
- Runs a small gaming convention called "Digital Overload."
- Lives in New England, and is of Irish-American descent.
Tim kicking Mookie of Dominic Deegan fame.
Tim Buckley and a Ctrl+Alt+Del banner.