Being in disbelief that somebody has passed on isn't disrespectful, and it is something typically felt by the loved ones of the deceased as well. Isn't it a typical part of the grieving process?
Being hopeful and wishing that someone were still alive shouldn't be so offensive. Geez...
I get that, but the people who originated the hoax that Byuu is still alive are using that not as a way to be hopeful but as a way to undermine their dying words about how they were treated
I'm not saying Ben here intends any of that, but he does seem to believe the disinformation campaign started by those people that Byuu will come back one day under an alias, which is a sketchy thing to believe
The implication, intended or not, of thinking Byuu will come back, is that harassment didn't take them from us and therefore the people who harassed them are innocent
I know Ben here doesn't think that, but the idea that Byuu is alive is PR damage control for their stalkers, and they're working very hard to convince people of that, despite the full name being out there and a major national newspaper confirming it with co-workers
Wishing someone isn't dead is not an offensive thing, but context is everything and we shouldn't be quick to believe fake news just because it makes the world look less dark
And not to get distracted, most importantly for this thread, Disch has been a documented member of this scene for like 20 years with tons of posts and his own separate projects
He had his own friends here and is his own person, didn't dev for the same console, many of us have probably worked with him or used something he worked on, he's not the Tony Clifton to Byuu's Andy Kaufman, that's absurd, they have nothing to do with each other
I hope this post reads as respectful because I am replying in good faith here
I'm just easily annoyed at the implication that Byuu is deceiving the whole community so they can go hide out in the Bermuda Triangle with their roommates Bigfoot, Al Capone and Jimmy Hoffa, and I really hope people won't be saying it forever