Word of notice: Byuu is changing usernames

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Word of notice: Byuu is changing usernames

Post by Hamtaro126 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:23 pm

To those not looking at Byuu.org recently, Here's the quote from the author himself:
After 22 years of going by byuu, I am changing my name online to Near as of today.
The author also written about it right here, that is, if you're interested.
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Re: Word of notice: Byuu is changing usernames

Post by dink » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:38 pm

Its a good read - I like this guy's passion! Quite admirable

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Re: Word of notice: Byuu is changing usernames

Post by Bregalad » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:54 am

So he was named after the Bahamut Lagoon protagonist after all.
And isn't this game already fan-translated in English since a long time ?
dink wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:38 pm
Its a good read - I like this guy's passion! Quite admirable
My thoughts exactly.

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Post by tepples » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:44 am

In before the obligatory Far Automata jokes...

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Post by creaothceann » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:57 pm

Bregalad wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:54 am
And isn't this game already fan-translated in English since a long time ?
It's about the challenge and ticking off lifetime goals.
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Re: Word of notice: Byuu is changing usernames

Post by Punch » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:28 pm

Someday I want to be important enough to have a "username change notice" thread.
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Re: Word of notice: Byuu is changing usernames

Post by Drag » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:01 pm

Punch wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:28 pm
Someday I want to be important enough to have a "username change notice" thread.
Let me know when you're changing your name to "Kick". :P

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Re: Word of notice: Byuu is changing usernames

Post by Near » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:04 pm

So he was named after the Bahamut Lagoon protagonist after all.
Yeah, I took the name originally in 1998 when starting on a group project to fan translate Bahamut Lagoon.
It failed due to mistakes I had made regarding the script translation. Right about that point I learned that "byuu" alternately meant mistake, and it seemed fitting, so I kept it but shifted the meaning of it in my mind.

I've been calling myself "mistake" for 22 years now. I think it's time I move on.
Someday I want to be important enough to have a "username change notice" thread.
It surprised me to see this here too! But trust me, it's not all glamour to be so well-known ...

Please read this: https://tim.blog/2020/02/02/reasons-to- ... me-famous/

At even 5% of his audience level, it's already relatable to me, and I don't want it.

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Re: Word of notice: Byuu is changing usernames

Post by Bregalad » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:02 am

byuu wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:04 pm
It surprised me to see this here too! But trust me, it's not all glamour to be so well-known

Please read this: https://tim.blog/2020/02/02/reasons-to- ... me-famous/

At even 5% of his audience level, it's already relatable to me, and I don't want it.
I've never wanted to be wll-known, ever (nor even rich btw.), but this sounds like even more hell I've ever imagined. And also, the author of that article is still very unknown (I've had no idea he existed). Now imagine what it is to be John Lennon or the president of your country or whathever. And @byuu since you're mostly known online changing your username is probably going to ease things a bit.

Also this article doesn't even mention how many celebrities faded into alcoholism and drugs, and barely scratch people and journalist eagerly trying to create scandals (especially to politicians) at the most appropriate time (for example to avoid their re-elections).

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Re: Word of notice: Byuu is changing usernames

Post by Near » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:19 pm

I'm updating the name in places that allow me to. phpBB3 isn't one of them. Bit concerned about squatting too if I free up this name so I'll probably keep it on the major sites like Reddit and HN, but just stop using those places to talk personally.

And yeah, it's not been fun on the whole even at my level of notoriety. I appreciate the attention has gotten me a few more contributors and donations to my causes. But it hasn't been worth the toll it's all had on me. I've never handled the pressure well.

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Re: Word of notice: Byuu is changing usernames

Post by tepples » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:22 pm

byuu wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:19 pm
I'm updating the name in places that allow me to. phpBB3 isn't one of them.
If you do want a username change, feel free to request one.

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