John 'Totalbiscuit' Bain has passed away. Rest in Peace.

Rest in peace, John Totalbiscuit Bain. I never met you, you never knew who I was. Hell, you were so adamant that e-personalities shouldn't befriend their viewership, but it feels like a friend has passed.

I'm really bad at these, but TB was a huge role model for me for, what? 7+ years? He'd be the first person I'd see for information, critique. He was the sole reason I even dipped my toes into games media.

My heart is very heavy today.

Can't say I saw eye to eye with him, but his personality loomed large and I enjoyed much of his early content before there were 100 other people doing the same thing to choose from.

Glad he's no longer in pain.

Didn’t know he was sick. Way too young.

Really hope he was able to find some perspective on his behavior eventually.

John was the same age as me. Damn.

He was one of the first YouTube personalities I stumbled upon. He was original and unique back then. I appreciated the style he portrayed. I have not been a viewer for many a year now, but for a time he was the go to guy for gaming. Thanks for the time and effort to make it so.

Take it easy. R.I.P.

RIP.

Definitely didn't support his position on GG and the like. But cancer sucks.

Sure hope he felt bad before he passed for all the drama and hate he exploited for personal and financial gain.

I mean, sure, f*ck cancer and all, but let's not forget that the guy was a hate filled misogynist who gave voice to gamergate.

I certainly don't celebrate his passing, but seriously.

Never even heard of him and suddenly these announcements are all over the internet. Regardless, RIP dude.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Really hope he was able to find some perspective on his behavior eventually.

Narrator: He didn't.

So sad, I was just listening to him a week ago. I noted how bad he sounded. Feel bad for his son and wife and even those giant rat things he had as pets. Kind of ironic that one life came into existence from his crew as his life goes out. Rest in peace.

Please keep it respectful. I understand that he's said some controversial things in the past, but I do not feel this is the correct thread for negativity. Such threads have existed, and been closed.

Not targetting anyone, more of a request moving forwards.

A_Unicycle wrote:

Please keep it respectful. I understand that he's said some controversial things in the past, but I do not feel this is the correct thread for negativity. Such threads have existed, and been closed.

Not targetting anyone, more of a request moving forwards.

No one's being disrespectful, just honest.

Stengah wrote:
A_Unicycle wrote:

Please keep it respectful. I understand that he's said some controversial things in the past, but I do not feel this is the correct thread for negativity. Such threads have existed, and been closed.

Not targetting anyone, more of a request moving forwards.

No one's being disrespectful, just honest.

ResetERA's thread has a mod asking to be respectful:

In a thread about death when many are grieving, all we ask is that posters act with tact and grace. There will undoubtedly be opportunities to discuss the man’s legacy holistically in other threads at other times. This is not the right thread to mock the recently deceased for the mistakes they made. Please do not try to pursue or restart this argument from either side.

Didn't think we'd need the same note here, but ...

TB made the world a measurably worse place for women and trans folk, he's no more worthy of respect in death than he was in life.

No one deserves cancer, but ignoring who they were for the semblance of respectability is... something. I'm not sure how to express it.

Maybe starting a thread eulogising a bigot was a bad call?

*edit*
And trying to police people is definitely a bad call because it will just become a debate that runs around in circles until the thread gets locked.

Got it in one, MrD.

The Spawn On Me podcast addressed the issue of his illness recently. I think it was in episode 219. I feel they managed to address his cancer and the dilemma of his words and actions hurting a lot of people in a tactful, thoughtful way.

I would ask that equal respect be afforded to the people who suffered harm from his actions. It can not be pleasant to see him being eulogised today.

In balance I gladly acknowledge he was an entertaining and influential man who, in his professional capacity, stood out in a crowded and often derivative field.

garion333 wrote:
Stengah wrote:
A_Unicycle wrote:

Please keep it respectful. I understand that he's said some controversial things in the past, but I do not feel this is the correct thread for negativity. Such threads have existed, and been closed.

Not targetting anyone, more of a request moving forwards.

No one's being disrespectful, just honest.

ResetERA's thread has a mod asking to be respectful:

In a thread about death when many are grieving, all we ask is that posters act with tact and grace. There will undoubtedly be opportunities to discuss the man’s legacy holistically in other threads at other times. This is not the right thread to mock the recently deceased for the mistakes they made. Please do not try to pursue or restart this argument from either side.

Didn't think we'd need the same note here, but ...

No one's mocked him here, no one's expressed glee that he's dead or made light of the grief his friends and family are feeling. If people want to remember his legacy they should remember all of it.

I think if people want to talk about his negative aspects that should be taken to the political forum. When someone's racist grandpa dies you don't bring up that he was racist to people mourning him on the day he died. RIP threads are to pay your respects not to express your discontent.

The thread creator has asked me to go ahead and lock it. Not out of anger with anyone here, for what it’s worth.