22 March 2010

In Memoriam: Bill Livingston

According to sources online, prolific MSTer Bill Livingston passed away last week at the age of 45. (Obituary here) Both Megane 6.7 and I wish to offer our sympathies to Bill's family and our appreciation to Bill, who wrote some terrific stuff. Bill only dabbled into anime MSTings occasionally but he also has a large catalog of spam MSTings as well as Star Trek MSTings. I've read quite a bit of his work, and sincerely enjoy it.

Bill was able to take some extremely long 'fics and had the patience and enjoyment of writing to be able to riff them with his friends. The finished pieces are extremely good, and here are some links below for those who want to check them out.

My favorite of the bunch: "The Misery Senshi Neo-Zero Double Blitzkrieg Dilemma". Warning, this *text file* is over 1MB large. The riffing was terrific, the story was amazingly... well, amazing in and of itself, and the host segments were plentiful and funny. I've never been able to read it all in one sitting... but that's a good thing, because that way there's more riffs waiting for you for next time too.

The MSTing Mine also has Bill's work here. Curiously, I needed to link Misery Senshi above as it seems that it may not have been posted on Usenet before.

Thanks, Bill, for your wit and humor, and we'll miss you.

In Memoriam:
William "Bill" F. Livingston
2 January 1965 - 14 March 2010.

1 comment:

Gojirob said...

This is way past the fact, but Bill was awesome. He was so good, that when he MSTed my Bewitched/STVoyager piece, 'Ensign Stephens', I took his jokes, re-edited them as character dialogue, and as a result made it a much better story. Just as Bill made the world a better place by being in it - "Goji" Rob Morris.