Posted By Heisanevilgenius about 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi, everyone. Originally I had posted here a video of a Let’s Play I did of a Super Mario World ROM hack made by an author who claimed he was dying of leukaemia. This turned out to not be true and I’ve been had.
I can go into great detail about how much time and effort I put into this video and how I’ve been on the verge of tears because I didn’t think I would get this video out fast enough so he’d get the chance to see it before he passes away, but I’ve already said enough about it.
I am honestly not upset. I’m glad that this person is not really dying. I was aware of this possibility from the beginning. I didn’t think it would be true, but the possibility existed. I decided if there was even a chance that I could help someone fulfill their dying wish, I would do it 100% with no regrets. I stand by that mindset. I am not sorry I did this. I have not lost any faith in humanity (as many others have expressed). This is indeed a despicable thing to do. That said, there are many people out there actually suffering and dying from leukaemia and other forms of cancer and if anyone was led to help out any kind of charitable organization through this turn of events, that is not a wasted effort.
I am most certainly not a fan of drama. Many of you will no doubt have a wide range of feelings on this matter. I prefer not to give this person the satisfaction of any such kind of attention and as such I have disabled comments on this post. Please respect my wishes by not turning this into a shitstorm and just let this awful hoax fade from your memory. It is truly not worth the raise in blood pressure.
My remarks about the hack were made in honesty. I do believe that this author created something unique, colourful, and fun. Under other circumstances I would be happy to promote it. Under the current circumstances, I cannot in good conscience recommend anyone play this game anymore.
I want to thank all of you who retweeted me, who spread the word in whichever way they could. I asked some of my fellow producers to spread the word and many of them graciously did. I am very, very grateful to every one who helped me do what I thought was right at the time. It was based on a lie but that doesn’t change the fact that everyone who supported me was doing something wonderful.
This incident will not stop me from doing the same thing if I find myself in the same situation tomorrow. I am not trying to give any of you carte blanche to pull an insane stunt like this again knowing that I will play into your hands again and again. But know that I refuse to let this incident change me for the worse.
Now go, my children, and do good deeds.