|Back in the day, Linz and I were continually at odds and could never just agree to disagree about anything. Despite the accounts here of his good deeds and such, I remember him as unbearingly haughty (much more than typical arrogance), and one of the main reasons I stopped posting here for so long was because I had grown tired of having the same arguments about the same topics in every discussion, no matter what the original topic was. Regardless of what I said on any matter, I felt like Linz was quick to dismiss my stance based (ridiculously) on the fact I liked music he didn't care for. Curing cancer wouldn't make a jerk not a jerk. I'm not at all saying I have a problem with all you guys praising Linz.. you have your experiences with him, and I have mine. It is what it is. :)|
But before you all think I'm just blasting Linz with hate, the real reason I'm posting is to say I kind of miss his presence on the forums. When I came back recently, I missed the fiery tension and controversy. This forum without Linz (for me) is kind of like trying to watch a superhero film without a villain... everyone's able to agreeably disagree on topics, discussions are civilized, no one is really starting fires. When I used to post here (on SoloHQ, rather), it was always very interesting to see what would unfold with people like Linz and Reggie, and some others. This forum is so much more sensitive now, which can be nice, but sometimes I miss logging on in a flak jacket. :)
The best compliment I can pay to Linz is that despite our personal distaste for each other, I can't deny that he fueled a lot of the good discussions I recall. When you thought a topic might be dead, the next day there would be a post from Linz, poking a finger in a bruise or taking a cheese grater to someone's sunburn. A lot of those threads would've been much shorter-lived without him, so for that, I tip my hat to good ol' Linz.
aka "Headbanging Caterwauler"
(Edited by Jake Moore on 6/13, 7:36am)