Just learned today that former member and good friend of Imperium @Trak IRL Steve Snyder passed away on Saturday, April 6th. He was a great guy, and good friend to all Imperium members he came across. He was a fixture with Imperium members at each US Citizencon, and was a recently-retired Fire Captain with Orange County. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Today on April 1st, the moderators of r/Games decided to close the subreddit for 24 hours to bring attention to the serious issue of toxic behavior within the gaming community. We have all seen examples of some of attitudes highlighted in the thread in one place or another.
There are even examples of this within the Star Citizen community, some on the web and others in person. The least we can do is call this kind of toxicity out when we see it and show support for those affected by it.
If you ever want to feel like an easily manipulated smooth-brained man ape, have a conversation with a civil architect and realize just how easily people are coerced into behaviors with the slightest visual signalling.