The following is about a web project. For the Marvel character, see Kurse.
Kurse of the Kryptonite was an HTML site made by the Dozerfleet founder in February of 2006, intended for use by then-8th grader Alex Eckert. It incorporated themes borrowed heavily from the 3 Doors Down song "Kryptonite." While a very primitive attempt at such a site, it marked the beginnings of Dozerfleet Web history, and it became one of the first documented projects in the history of Dozerfleet Labs.
Mr. Kryptonite Head was first envisioned as part of an interpretation of "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down. In the vision, he would pop up in frames right as the word "kryptonite" was uttered, with his green eyes flashing and singing the lyrics against a background of green flame. The main vision involved a young couple driving to a rocket so they could flee the destruction of their hometown. The boy gets injured at one point and the car is destroyed; with his battered woman insisting he get up and finish running to the rocket. Meanwhile, Mr. Kryptonite Head seems to be happily observing the destruction of their town as the background skyscrapers are glowing breathed in flame.
The idea for an animation went nowhere, however. So Mr. Kryptonite Head lingered in uselessness for up to six years. When Alex requested that the Dozerfleet founder give him some tools to learn HTML with, the idea was made for a "Kryptonite"-themed tutorial site giving him the basics.
The Dozerfleet founder started attending the Campus Ministry Center on Abbott Road on Wednesday nights, which had meetings then for domestic students of MSU and LCC. This began in 2005, and continued on until 2006. Around this same time, Utterly Sims began its life at Mod The Sims. The Campus Ministry building became one of many items to be uploaded to MTS. Alex, who was Mark's son, often went to the Wednesday night meetings along with everyone else. It was through this that he and the Dozerfleet founder met, and through this meeting that Alex grew curious about learning HTML. The hope was that he could learn enough to run the Campus Ministry website after the Dozerfleet founder was gone.
The "Kurse" logo flickers, as it is an animated GIF. On the main page, the buttons actually glow brighter when hovered over due to LightControls file swapping. Those buttons also play 3 Doors Down singing "Kryptonite" as the buttons are hovered over, but only in Internet Explorer.
Kurse of the Kryptonite