>WHY DO I REMEMBER THIS?!?!
Because you hate yourself, just like the rest of us.
>I'm serious when I say the QM threads made me stay off suicide.
I'm him. Me too.
>Did you make this shit as you went along or were you planning a few strips ahead of time?
I'd delete all the words, then just start typing stream of thought stuff that seemed to match the constipated looks on their faces. The closest I ever got a planned strip was the one I made up out of whole cloth, the infamous "Faye and May fly to Jerusalem to stop Netanyahu from saying 'Hitler did nothing wrong'" which was an actual thing that happened that week. At that point, Ben "6 Gorillion Is A Good Start" Garrison was holding Faye's leash and she was trying to play both sides against the other... unsuccessfully.
>Also, how would Clinton have escaped Jeff's world?
I had a vague plan in mind. First I set up a thread with a pic of a guy who looked Clinton-ish begging for help from /co/, and then it was going to be whomever provided the most insane idea. Unfortunately, it failed miserably as everyone accused me of attention whoring and a bunch of other stuff. It sucked, but I hadn't exactly spelled it out for people, so their assumption was incorrect but understandable. Some people have said that's why I stopped doing it, but I actually had a backup plan for Clinton and Iraqi Peppermint Patti in mind when all kinds of personal shit hit the fan. I won't bother you with all the details of my personal life for a change
but I was under a lot of stress and depression from some private tragedies that came crashing in almost simultaneously. I was still keeping my head above water for a bit until the straw that broke the camel's back.
Very few people know this, but while I was doing the Stephen Universe reviews and the QM edits, I was also the only mod for 8/co/ for about the same amount of time. Beyonder, the BO at the time, wanted it mostly hands off, so banning only happened when someone got REALLY cunty. We'd edit things to spoilers, kill the spam, and occasionally hand out some heavier stuff. It was a position I respected and it was mostly an easy job.
Then, about two days after SHTF for me, I logged on to /co/ and saw something that broke me. The pedo-spammers normally put up pics where it was just fully-dressed kids and left it at that. This time, some complete degenerate put up a pic of a little girl being raped.
I deleted it, banned the IP, then sent Beyonder a private message that I was done. I was sorry to just leave him holding the bag like that, but I had a medical issue that needed to be dealt with. I then immediately went to the QM and Stephen threads and posted pretty much the same thing with a warm thank you to everyone who enjoyed my work. Then I went upstairs and picked up my sleeping daughter and held her for awhile.
Everyone assumed something physical had happened ("ass-cancer") but the fact is that I'd already had a mental breakdown in 2011 and I knew another was coming if I saw one more picture like that (which I almost certainly would). I took a break from /co/ for 6 months to deal with real life and mental health. When I returned, I didn't announce it or continue with what I had been doing. Jeph had decided he wanted to make softcore gay sex and neurotic robots, and it just wasn't as interesting as making Faye a self-hating jewess running bloodsports for robots, to say nothing of the saga of TEH. I did a couple more off an on a year later, but the thrill was gone.
>And to anyone who wondered, I DID see the "F for Editfag" post. You're all beautiful people, and I was proud to make you all laugh.