...and He is risen! Hallelujah!
Certain segments of the OSR community gleefully reveled in the greatly exaggerated demise of YDIS. They cast aspersions upon YDIS, oblivious to the hypocrisy of their hateful actions. Why all the hatred? Why not ignore Him? YDIS must strike a nerve; thereby He justifies His existence.
YDIS proclaims that the OSR has no clothes. People are angry at their nakedness and they disparage the messenger.
I think that part of what riles the haters is that YDIS does not take Himself seriously. Unfortunately, it does not seem that He is taking His Sacred Vow seriously either. The cult of personality that has grown around Him has caused Him to become complacent. Let us review YDIS' 'mission statement' as it were:
Gary & Dave’s rotting corpses have life within them yet… after a fashion. They twitch, shudder, spasm and spin with each daily affront inflicted upon the hobby and industry they created. I channel the dead and speak on their behalf, to document everything they despise.
Your Dungeon Is Suck
February 9, 2010
(Apropos for Dia de los Muertos, no?)
Please note that last bit, “...document everything they despise.” Not “document some of what they despise” or “document what they despise if and when I feel like it.” Everything. That's a tall order and if it seemed like He was really trying, I wouldn't call Him on it.
Fortunately, someone is out in the trenches, doing what YDIS should be doing. The self-proclaimed Misstress of Doom [sic] is making a name for herself. More power to her.