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From: hiro <23hiro@gmail.com>
To: 9front@9front.org
Subject: Re: [9front] Death of user "mycroftiv"
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 13:37:42 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAFSF3XMWVbGpwLqxQ=jz=BdTgcNqd4XYoK7o+5FbgAOF1N9BxQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <14995fc6ae685bf0e6de911e902b2643.squirrel@mx.sdf.org>

that something "happened" showed parallels in his "interactive fiction" game:


mycroftiv always seemed quite open about all his problems, i hope that
in itself is not creating more problems for others involved, as i
always appreciated breaking the taboos around talking about or dealing
with psychological issues.

i can't tell if the act of releasing this interactive-fiction game (i
understand after they had already split up) is endorsed, or respected,
by the people left behind, it becomes a question to me when
northernlights mentions "privacy of those involved".

i'm certainly sorry for any pain caused to the ones physically close.
the comfort of my far digital displacement probably is quite blinding
in other ways.

On 7/21/22, northernlights@sdf.org <northernlights@sdf.org> wrote:
> Oh, also, in the course of things, if he was maintaining anything in the
> way of servers or what have you, I imagine all of that will go down some
> time soon.
>> Hello all,
>> I'm writing to inform you of the death of a Plan 9 community figure who
>> went by the username "mycroftiv." I believe Stephen Jones (smj) already
>> passed the news along to some of you.
>> He mentioned that some of you wanted some information. As far as what he
>> died of, all I know is that it was pneuomnia. He was the former partner
>> of
>> 9 years of a housemate here in a large co-op I live in. They split in
>> January due to events that I won't go into detail about out of respect
>> for
>> the privacy of those involved, including a minor. He was no longer
>> welcome
>> on the property - he had been a member who lived here part time - due to
>> the events which led to the split. This would not have been a factor in
>> his death, as he co-owned a house with his mother.
>> If anybody has known mycroftiv for some time, you probably know that he
>> had Bipolar Disorder I. He was in a long and what seemed to be constantly
>> escalating manic episode (he generally refused treatment) and had been
>> since, I don't know, last fall. He also had some physical health problems
>> and was not too young, and I suppose mania can take a physical toll after
>> a while, not to mention whatever behaviors might go along with it. (I
>> myself got a lung x-ray for some reason when I was admitted to a psych
>> ward during a manic episode once.)
>> He had made our lives very difficult over the past months (although I
>> can't imagine how much more difficult for the people most directly
>> involved.) Condolences, exactly, are not in order; the person he was
>> thought to be has generally already been grieved. I know the same is
>> probably not true for many of you. It is, in fact, very sad for me, but
>> again, it "happened" some time ago, and in a different way.
>> I am sorry to pass along this news.
>> I'll try to show up in IRC some time soon, and you are welcome to write
>> to
>> me at northernlights@sdf.org.
>> -northernlights
>> northernlights@sdf.org
>> SDF Public Access UNIX System - http://sdf.org

  reply	other threads:[~2022-07-21 11:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-07-20 21:56 northernlights
2022-07-20 22:14 ` northernlights
2022-07-21 11:37   ` hiro [this message]
2022-07-21 22:20     ` northernlights
2022-07-21  1:44 ` [9front] " magma698hfsp273p9f
2022-07-21  5:05   ` Eli Cohen
2022-07-21  5:41     ` Kurt H Maier
2022-07-21  6:39       ` Eli Cohen
2022-07-21  7:16         ` sirjofri

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