For those of you who missed it, here's what happened: Some attention whoring failure of civilization tried a cheap publicity stunt for his Super Mario World ROM hack, Notte Luminosa, by faking having cancer and saying his dying wish was that someone would LP the hack. ProtonJon and Raocow both obliged, which is impressive considered the former quit LPing SMW hacks a long time ago. And then it turned out Yanama was a cheating lying scumbag, something Jon himself eerily foreshadowed right off the bat.
But the most amazing thing is how Jon reacted to the whole fiasco. Of course he wasn't very happy about it, but at the same time his reaction was more balanced than the way most people, including myself, would've reacted. You just know I would've gone on a rampage of verbal diarrhea, spewing out every cuss and insult in the dictionary and inventing new ones. The day Smogon axed Sand Veil would have been NOTHING compared to that. That feeling when you realize you've been played for a fool is, in my book, one of the most aggravating things ever. But since Jon has a brain, he used it to downplay the importance of what happened. And you know what? As much as I hate to say it, he's 100% right. It didn't physically harm anyone, the worst thing that happened was two people taking some time out of their lives to play a game. Heck, Jon suggested that people donate to cancer charities at the beginning of the project, which if I understood correctly, people actually did. So this stupid stunt, in an odd twist of fate, may end up saving someone's life.
Now, as much as it pains me to give any press to this Yanama asshat, I guess the point of this post is to praise ProtonJon for his attitude towards what happened. Not everyone would react in such a positive, constructive way, least of all myself.
So as far as I'm concerned, I'm just hoping Skelux doesn't pull off something similar! Not that he really needs to, his work is actually quite popular, and his magnum opus was LPed by multiple people, including a popular internet personality. Speaking of Star Road, maybe I should get around to doing that practice run soon. (Yes, I need a practice run. It's that hard.)