i didn’t even realise his ‘last straw’ was one until it was quoted as such. aren’t we all getting a bit too uptight? so far i haven’t come across any of his posts there were jerkish in behaviour, most of them seem to be in-character and weren’t meant to rile anyone up, after all, we’re talking about Cthulhu right??
and who’s gonna pick up the slack when tentacles are needed? …
I’m with GMRyujin. The first time he posted a Cthulhu-like “joke” about eating a pet in a thread someone had started about that type of pet dying, it might’ve been a somewhat amusing play on his username. After the first time, the roleplaying thing was too much and got to be offensive, especially to the OPs who were dealing with real losses.
Whatever your opinion, in general, about how (over)connected people become to their pets, it’s still jerkish behavior to dump on a specific person who is obviously hurting.
CD made it pretty clear that he wasn’t going to drop the “I’m an evil fictional character” shtick and wasn’t ever going to be considerate of other Dopers in those situations. It was beyond time for him to be shown the door.
In the Pit thread dedicated to him and his insistence on role playing, the Great and Terrible Lynn Bodoni warned him that he was on thin ice. About six posts later, he did one of his “You’ll be eaten first” posts, and was shown the door.