Monday, June 14, 2010
Honoring a Fallen Banshee Pilot
I’ve had some negative reactions to the final stunt in last week’s video montage (Unusualer Stunts than Before), and I would like to apologize.
A brave pilot indeed lost his life while I was setting up that stunt a few years back and, yes, I could have prevented his death. This sort of thing is bound to happen, but there is no justification for this and I won’t try to dodge responsibility.
I am contacting the pilot’s gamer-tag, fatc0bra, to formally apologize and invite them to say anything they need to in order to gain closure. I am also contacting the enemy pilot who shot him down (the greatly feared Betty Skeddi) to let her know the incident is being brought to light and to ask her to join us in honoring fatc0bra. I will put up any responses from them and welcome any posts they submit; they deserve to be heard.
Well known deadly pilot, Betty Skeddi:
I visited fatc0bra’s grave site and took some photos. I submit the image at the start of this post to commemorate this great pilot's efforts in the war, as well as his unknowing, involuntary contribution to stuntkills.com.
We salute you, fatc0bra. Many consider you one of the most spirited and ubiquitous pilots known to have braved the skies.
Below are some click-able images documenting fatc0bra's death as Betty Skeddi's plasma cannons from her Banshee carve his body right out of his aircraft (also a Banshee). You can see me in the river setting up the fusion core for the stunt.
After those, I have posted the original complaint from Jive Control that prompted this entire post. While I find his comments on innocent animals and plants somewhat off topic, I can only admit his words about me are correct. I offer my sincere apologies.